The Utah System of Technical Colleges (known as UTECH) consists of eight technical colleges across Utah. Technical colleges offer shorter degree and certificate programs (as opposed to two- or four-year college degree programs) designed to qualify students to work in a variety of career fields.

Technical colleges play an important role in today’s workforce. According to a study from Georgetown University, there are nearly 30 million jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 without requiring a 4-year college degree, and many of those jobs go unfilled every year. For example, 70% of construction companies have difficulties finding enough skilled workers to fill their open positions.


Areas of Study


If you are looking to quickly start a career in a competitive or in-demand industry, UTECH may be the right fit for you. Here are just a few examples of the programs offered at UTECH schools:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts/Food Services
  • Dental
  • Energy Services
  • Graphic Design
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Services
  • Real Estate
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Welding





With eight separate campuses throughout the state, you’ll likely be able to find a UTECH school close to home:




One of the advantages of attending a technical college is that they are comparatively inexpensive. Depending on which program you choose, the cost of your required classes could range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Visit your prospective school’s website (view all UTECH school websites here) to find the estimated cost of your program.

Learn more about the Utah System of Technical Colleges on our Utah College Directory!