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
- Culinary Arts/Food Services
- Energy Services
- Graphic Design
- Public Services
- Real Estate
With eight separate campuses throughout the state, you’ll likely be able to find a UTECH school close to home:
- Bridgerland Technical College (Logan)
- Davis Technical College (Kaysville)
- Dixie Technical College (St. George)
- Mountainland Technical College (Lehi)
- Ogden-Weber Technical College (Ogden)
- Southwest Technical College (Cedar City)
- Tooele Technical College (Tooele)
- Uintah Basin Technical College (Vernal and Roosevelt)
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.