FAQ

BATC is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs have waiting lists to get in to the program. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.
Most programs do not have you pay for all of the textbooks you will use or need up front. They have you buy them throughout your program. Textbooks vary from each program. Please see the information on the individual program page for the estimated book costs.
Most programs take about one year to complete. Each individual program page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).
Open-entry/self-paced courses are individualized and available for registration every month, year round. Your experience at BATC may be different than any other educational experience you have had. The "hands-on, competency-based" approach to learning at BATC has been proven to increase knowledge, understanding, personal motivation, and career success. If you understand the purpose of the instructional methods used at BATC, your education experience will be more successful and enjoyable. You may notice instructional differences from the traditional classes you may have taken in the past. Instructors do not just lecture and students do not just take tests. With our "hands-on, competency-based" instruction, learning occurs by working through modules designed to help you master not only the program material but also the art of how to learn. With these modules you will be given verbal and/or written instructions and then you will work on textbook readings, assignments, video/audio clips, hand-on activities, demonstrations, etc. to help you gain a greater understanding of the subject. While you work through this learning process, your instructor is there to provide feedback and guide your thinking to help you find the answer. Think of your instructors as personal tutors when you can't seem to find the answer or don't understand a concept.
BATC participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time preparatory programs. The Financial Aid Office is located at the main campus, 1301 North 600 West, and can provide information for grants, scholarships, waivers, and VA education benefits. BATC does not participate in or endorse any loan program.
Most programs run Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Some programs do offer their programs in the evening, which generally run Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm. Please refer to the individual program web pages for specific times for the program you are interested in enrolling in.
Our programs are based on the job forecasts and employment opportunities received from the Utah Department of Workforce Services and businesses in the Bear River Region. Our instructors work with and have great contacts with local employers and will assist you in finding opportunities to apply for jobs related to your program, but actually landing the job is up to you. This BATC Web site offers a job board where employers post openings as they become available. Be sure to check it out. In addition, visit the Career Planning page for more information.
Electrician and Plumbing Apprentices are allowed to attend the first quarter of training without employment but must be registered and licensed through the State of Utah before continuing past the first quarter.