BATC Buzz

Here on the BATC Buzz, you'll find a variety of content from various categories surrounding the BATC happenings.

Makayla Gibson

Makayla is a student studying business here at Bridgerland. She grew up in Garland Utah and now lives in Logan with her husband. Traveling, hiking, riding bikes, and reading self-improvement books are all among the things that she loves to do. After high school, Makayla completed two semesters of school at Utah State, served an LDS mission, and completed two more semesters of school at the Southern Utah University. After all that, she made the decision to come to Bridgerland to get more work related skills.

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Keri Reynolds

Student of the Month for May
Program: Dental Assisting


Keri is from the town of Preston, Idaho. She is currently living there and finds happiness in photography, hiking, fishing, hunting, and all kinds of sports. She has three brothers and a sister-in-law that are all very close to her. Before attending Bridgerland, Keri went to a private school named Glenn J. Kimber Academy. She was able to graduate from her private high school at the age of 15 and get a great head start in life by starting at Bridgerland as an adult student being only 16 years old.

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A Message From Our Robotics Instructor

Employers and Participants,
 
On behalf of our department and our students, we thank those of you who participated in our recruiting event last Friday.  We felt fantastic about what was accomplished, it was well attended, and we're definitely going to do it again next year.  Students across the board seemed very excited about the future career trajectories that were presented. This recruiting event was very different than others you may have attended in the past.  Many of you expressed surprise at how many already had most of the skills on your list.  

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HJ News Interview with Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme

Recently, the Herald Journal sat down with the UCAT Commissioner  Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme to discuss the many wonderful programs that techincal colleges can offer students. He states, "One of the things that’s even more exciting than that is stackable credentials. What that means is taking a certificate at a (Utah System of Higher Education) institution or a technical college, moving that certificate into an associate’s or an applied science degree and then into a bachelor’s degree."

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Bridgerland Technical College Upcoming Events

On the Boardwalk Fashion Show

Bridgerland West Campus
1410 N. 1000 W, Logan Utah
April 20, 2017 - 7:30p.m.

Tickets: $5.00

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Career Fair For Veterans and People with Disabilities


Bridgerland West Campus
1410 N. 1000 W, Logan Utah
April 25, 2017 - 1:30PM - 4:00PM

Attention Employers: Registered employers are provided a free luncheon  at noon along with a special presentation during the luncheon from USU and DWS

Sponsored by the Cache Valley Employment Resource Group
 

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Ellie Dalton

Student of the Month for April
Program: Culinary Arts


Ellie Dalton is from a small town in Idaho called Shoshone. Her and her family raise Red Angus cattle and sheep. Previous to attending Bridgerland, Ellie went to The College of Southern Idaho and Utah State University. When we asked her why she decided to attend BATC she said, “I decided to attend Culinary Arts at BATC over Christmas break two years ago. Cooking had always been a dream of mine.” Ellie is now working at her dreams through our Culinary Arts program.

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BATC Nursing Program in the Herald Journal

A recent article in the Herald Journal highlights how our Nursing Program could benefit those intersted in nursing as a profession. 

The article states: "...Bridgerland Applied Technology College could come in handy for many nursing students. BATC offers a certificate in practical nursing and an associate's degree in registered nursing with Weber State University. Those students can also continue their education and receive a bachelor's degree in nursing from Weber.

Moon said earning a bachelor of science in nursing is becoming more popular among students. “I think research has shown patients have the best outcome when their nurse has a higher level of education, so we want all nurses to have a plan for education, at a minimum, through the baccalaureate," she said. "We want to educate the level of education in our profession."

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Notice of Proposed Tuition Increase

Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC), in compliance with §53B-7-101.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953, Proposed tuition increases - Notice - Hearings, is hereby providing notice of a proposed tuition increase and Public Hearing on the proposed increase.

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Lori Portlock

Student of the Month for March
Program: Business Technology


Lori came to Bridgerland after the company she worked at for 16 years closed down. She learned that there was an opportunity to return to school and decided to enroll in the Business Technology program. “Although I was terrified, I was also excited to start a new adventure,” she commented.

Returning to school was an adjustment for Lori after being in the workforce. When asked about her biggest challenge, she said “I had to ‘learn how to learn’ and figure out what worked for me as a student. I was an independent study in high school, so this was different than anything I’ve experienced before.”

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Our Student of the Year - Ben Olsen

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Welcome Practical Nursing Students

Bridgerland Applied Technlogy College is so excited to welcome and congratulate our newest students to the Practical Nursing Program. 

As a new student at BATC, we look forward to helping you make your BATC experience a success. 

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Largest Vex Robotics Competition in the State of Utah

Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) is inviting you to join us for the largest VEX Robotics Competition in the State of Utah. It will be held at the BATC Main Campus on January 27, 2017. The tournament will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College Main Campus and matches will run until about 4:00 p.m. 

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Congratulations Fire Graduates

The heavy snow and negative temperatures didn't keep us from celebrating the accomplishments of recent graduates. Thursday, January 5, 2017, marked the graduation of five Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA) graduates: Sterling Goodrich, Mason Meyers, Iain Murray, Seth Sheely, and Tye Smith. Congratulations to you and we wish you well in your new careers!

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Weather Alert - BATC Campuses Closed

Due to the heavy snow/blizzard warning, all Logan and Brigham City Campuses are closed tommorow, Thursday, January 5th. Be safe!

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Weather Alert - BATC Evening Closure

BATC will not hold evening classes tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, due to dangerous weather conditions.

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2016 Student of the Year - Ben Olsen

Ben Olsen, a certificate seeking student of our Automated Manufacturing & Robotics Program, was awarded the BATC Student of the Year for 2016. Ben Olsen comes to us from the United States Army where he proudly served as an Infantryman for a number of years. After a debilitating injury prevented him from continuing to serve, he decided to further his education through BATC. After trying a number of different industry fields, he finally found his true passion in the Automated Manufacturing and Robotics program. While there are many job options available to Ben, he hopes to one day use his knowledge to continue providing services for the military with his Robotics Training.

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2016 Student of the Year - Runner Up

2016 Student of the Year - Runner Up

Hayden Nielson, a certificate seeking student of our Career and Technical Education Program, was awarded the BATC Student of the Year – Runner Up for 2016. Hayden came to BATC as a senior in High School, a little unsure of what direction he wanted to take his career. Hayden has always loved computers and dissected his first computer at the age of three!

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Gretchen VanZanten

Gretchen VanZanten has spent her life taking care of others. Being the oldest of four children, she learned quickly how to be responsible at home while taking care of her siblings. Later, she learned the importance of good compassionate care when she comforted her mother after a miscarriage then as she cared for her diabetic grandmother. All of these circumstances collaborated into a burning desire to dedicate her life to quality care; she would become a nurse.

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BATC Instructor Earns 35 Years of Service Milestone with American Welding Society

BATC Welding Instructor Randee Munns will be awarded a Life Member status in the American Welding Society at a ceremony in Las Vegas this Friday, November 18. Through his continuing interest and support, Randee has achieved the 35 Years of Service milestone with the AWS, earning him a permanent Life Member Certificate. Randee has worked for BATC since...

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Fall Fashion Show 2016: One-Way Ticket to Fashion

BATC Fashion Merchandising students present their annual Fall Fashion Show. “One-Way Ticket to Fashion” will be the theme for the fashion show. The show will be held on November 10th and 11th, 7:30 p.m. at Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 North 600 West. Tickets for the show are $5 and will be available at the door. Refreshments will be served.

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Jonathan Brunson

Jonathan Brunson sees cabinetmaking as an overlooked skill. “There’s so much you can do with it,” he declares. “You can literally build just about anything.” Jonathan is the father of three, who loves hunting, camping, hiking and building things. After spending some time in Phoenix, Arizona, where he studied motorcycle mechanics, Jonathan discovered that fixing bikes was not really what he wanted to spend his life doing. He began exploring the BATC Cabinetmaking and Millwork Program and enrolled in January 2016. Having been born and raised in Cache Valley, going to BATC was what he called a...

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Local High School Students Are First to Graduate from A.M. Robotics STEM Academy

The first students ever to graduate from the Automated Manufacturing A.M. Robotics STEM Academy at Bridgerland Applied Technology College began their journey in high school. Adam Allred, Bryce Petersen, Rudy Barker, Nathan Merrill, John Robinson and Andrew Raymond attended the early morning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) broadcast throughout their senior years, allowing them to complete their entire certificate within five months of graduation from high school, opening up a pathway toward their associate degree at Utah State University.

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Culinary Arts Goes to Vegas!

BATC student MaKell Moore has a dream of owning her own bread and pastries bakery. She, along with six other students from the Culinary Arts Department, got a taste of what it takes to run a successful retail bakery as they consumed the competitive baking trends and cutting edge technology at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas. The four-day expo was comprised of over 1,000 different companies from all over the globe. Attendees were able to take advantage of educational programming, hands-on demonstrations and inspiring competitions as they...

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BATC is One of Three Institutions to Receive Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Education

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Tooling U-SME, a leading provider of manufacturing training solutions, is recognizing Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) as one of its 2016 Tooling U-SME Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) Award recipients. BATC is one of three institutions receiving the award, which is presented to schools considered to be outstanding academic models for the advancement of...

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Jerry Rawson

After serving in the active Army for sixteen years, Jerry Rawson says that service comes naturally to him. During his military service, he flew Black Hawk helicopters out of Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia then out of Fort Drum in New York; he served in Afghanistan (2006) and again in Iraq (2009) before retiring from the service in California where he was supporting the National Training Center.
“I’ve always been the type of person who stopped and helped someone who needed help; I’m an idealist,” Jerry claims, which made pursuing a career in law enforcement a logical choice for him.  His only fear was that he was...

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