Enrollment/Admissions Student Conduct

Enrollment/Admissions

Admission Policy


Any student who is at least 16 years old, who states a technical objective, and can benefit from training is eligible to enroll in a program. Most secondary and adult certificate seeker programs at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) will operate on an open-entry / open-exit enrollment basis. Students may enroll at any time during the year, on a space-available basis. BATC also operates short-term, occupational upgrade courses that are generally offered in ten (10)-week increments during four (4) payment periods per year. (Payment periods follow the calendar quarters.)

Admission Procedures


To be admitted to one of the certificate seeker programs at BATC, a student must:

  1. Have a high school diploma or GED*
  2. Complete additional requirements of your chosen program if applicable. Requirements available on the individual program pages available here. Contact Student Services at (435) 750-3250 for more information
  3. Complete a registration form for admission
  4. Pay tuition and fees or make arrangements for payment

Please Note: Students receiving financial aid will need to provide evidence of sponsorship at the time of registration.

*Potential students who do not have a high school diploma or GED may:

  1. Enroll in BATC’s Academic Learning GED Preparation Course and take and pass the GED test OR
  2. Take and pass the GED test, which is available at BATC. Contact the Assessment Center at (435) 750-3188

To be admitted to one of the short-term courses at BATC, a student must:

  1. Complete a registration form during the designated registration periods.
  2. Pay all tuition and fees at the time of registration
  3. Pay a late fee if registering after the first week of class.

To be admitted to an online course with BATC, a student must:

  1. Go to Online Registration and locate the course in which you would like to enroll.
  2. Complete the registration process online making sure to read the Online Use Policy. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration and course information.

International Students


Students must be eligible to work in the United States as either a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien. BATC courses and programs do not qualify for USCIS student visa requirements.

Residency Classification


Bridgerland Applied Technology College has implemented a policy in accordance with the Utah State Code Annotated 53B-8-102 that does not require residency classification for students enrolled in non-credit courses or programs; therefore, no residency determination is required and the current in-state tuition rate will apply to all students.

Program & Course Definitions


Certificate Seeker: These programs generally take from six months to one year to complete. Classes for these programs are typically held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; although, evening and part-time schedules are offered for various programs. These programs are open-entry/open-exit, which means students may enroll any time during the program year, if openings exist.

Short-Term: BATC offers short-term courses, which vary in length from 10 hours to 250 hours and are offered primarily in the evening. Please see our current Class Schedule available online or at Student Services for a list of course offerings.

Transfer Policy


Whenever it is deemed that a student desires to transfer or is not enrolled in the proper program, the staff will work with the student to find a more suitable occupational area. Students may transfer into a different program within BATC as long as they meet the admission requirements of the new program. Due to the competency-based nature, student transfers within the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) system or from other institutions of higher education will occur seamlessly with an official transcript as long as the student meets the admission requirements of the new program and/or regional campus. Transfer of acquired competencies and skills will occur after review by and/or demonstration to the new program instructor(s).

AAS Degree Pathway


BATC, Utah State University (USU), and USU Brigham City Regional Campus (BCRC) have combined efforts to provide a pathway for students to transfer a BATC certificate/credential into an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in General Technology at USU. Upon completing an approved BATC certificate of 900 hours (or greater), students may apply for admission to USU, and after completing the USU requirements, the BATC certificate will be converted to the equivalent of 30 USU credit hours and an AAS Degree from USU will then be awarded. Students will have four options for the AAS Degree: Allied Health, Business, Design and Creative Arts, or Technology Systems.

Students interested in this option may learn more by contacting Student Services at (435) 753-6780. For students nearing completion of the BATC certificate(s) and needing more information, contact the USU BCRC advisor, Susan Williams, at 435.734.2277.

Click here to visit the AAS Degree Pathway Web page.

Refund Policy


Certificate Seeker Programs: Students enrolling in regular open-entry/open-exit programs pay only for the number of hours for which they enroll. Any remaining tuition balance for these programs will be refunded within 30 days (1) of the last day of attendance if written notification has been provided to the institution by the student, or (2) from the date the institution terminates the student or determines withdrawal by the student.

Short-Term Courses: Refunds for classes and programs that operate with a fixed beginning and ending date, and for which a flat tuition rate is charged in advance, will be made as follows: 100 percent will be refunded up to five working days after the first scheduled class, and none thereafter. For courses whose lengths are less than five days, 100 percent will be refunded prior to the beginning of class and none thereafter. Note: Refund checks may take two or three weeks for processing.

Refunds for Students Who Withdraw on or before the First Day of Class: If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start day of classes and the student does not begin classes or withdraws on the first day of classes, not more than $100 of the tuition and fees will be retained by the institution. Refunds for a student who does not begin classes shall be made within 30 days of the class start date.

Refunds for Classes or Programs Canceled by the Institution: 100 percent of the tuition and fees that are collected in advance of the start date of a class or program will be refunded within 30 days of the planned start date if the class or program is canceled by the institution.

Refunds for Students Enrolled Prior to Visiting the Institution: Students who have not visited UCAT Campuses prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment.

Refunds for Technology Enhanced Instruction (online) courses and programs: 100 percent for three calendar days following completed enrollment in the course/program, 50 percent until 33 percent of the calendar days for the course/program have elapsed, and none thereafter.

Certificates & Graduation


Bridgerland Applied Technology College offers Certificates in competency-based training directly associated with expanding skill level or preparing individuals for entry-level employment in current and emerging occupations.

For more information regarding specific certificates offered at BATC, see the individual program pages available here or contact the Student Services Office at (435) 750-3250. A graduation ceremony is held twice a year (June and December) for students awarded certificates. All financial obligations must be satisfied before a certificate is awarded.

Student Conduct

Satisfactory Progress Policy


Students must maintain at least 90 percent attendance of the total clock hours scheduled in their program each month. Students must maintain satisfactory progress toward the successful completion of their stated technical goal by monthly progressing at a rate that will allow the student to complete the program in 1.5 times the hours of the program.

Attendance


You must notify your instructor when you are going to be absent. Ten consecutive days of unexcused absences result in automatic termination. Regular attendance in your class is as important as showing up for work every day. BATC expects the same performance of you as your employer will.

Student Standards & Conduct


BATC is concerned with the appearance of students/clients for whom they seek employment. Many agencies and organizations outside the College are interested in the matter of student behavior and appearance. Future employers speaking through advisory committees have made this position clear. In the classroom, shop, or laboratory, dress should conform with industry standards for safety and appearance.

BATC students are considered adults and are charged accordingly with the responsibility of regulating their own conduct and of respecting the rights and privileges of others. Rules, policies, and regulations of the faculty and administration are to be respected. Failure to show respect for order, honesty, and classroom conduct as expected of College students is cause for suspension or dismissal.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College attempts to simulate as closely as possible on-the-job working conditions in preparation for the placement of students. Students not complying with such conditions may be dismissed for the following reasons:

  1. Not meeting the satisfactory progress requirements. Student status will be determined by the student’s attitude, instructor recommendation, and the counselor’s decision.
  2. Failure to pay fees or take responsibility for making arrangements for payment.
  3. Not maintaining academic ethics and honesty, including but not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; giving, selling, or receiving unauthorized course or test information; and infringing on copyright laws.
  4. Additional infractions including, but not necessarily limited to:
    1. Excessive "tardies."
    2. Annoying, “clowning around,” or otherwise disturbing other students or the instructor.
    3. Lack of class materials or equipment, and chronic or repeated failure to make arrangements with the instructor in case of student difficulty in obtaining these.
    4. Complete lack of cooperation.
    5. Rude, discourteous behavior including, but not limited to, excessive or abusive profanity.
    6. Horseplay in class. Horseplay around machinery will not be tolerated at all. Students will be removed from class.
    7. Gross untidiness: neglect of personal hygiene.
    8. Physical harm to others or threat of physical harm to others and dangerous or abusive usage of tools and materials.
    9. Destruction of school property.
    10. Theft of property belonging to the school or others.
    11. Use of, possession of, or trafficking of controlled substances or drug related paraphernalia (illegal drugs) in class or on the premises.
    12. Possessing, using, selling, or attempting to sell any firearm, facsimile of a firearm, knife, explosive device or firework, chemical weapons, flammable materials, martial arts weapons, or other instruments including those which can eject anything, or any other dangerous object which, when used as a weapon, can inflict bodily harm on or around school property or school activities or functions.
    13. Frequent or flagrant willful disobedience of proper and legal authority by word or action.
    14. Not complying with the Sexual Harassment Policy.
    15. Failure to adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy (i.e., inappropriate computer use).

Suspension/Probation/Dismissal


The instructor and student are encouraged to engage in a constructive problem solving discussion to resolve presenting issues. The instructor has the responsibility to advise the student that further issues may lead to a change in student status. The student may be placed on probation as a result of this conference. Terms of probation are to be determined by department policy. Problems occurring under probationary status do not require a new conference and may result in termination. If the Vice President for Student Services sees a need, an additional conference will be scheduled during the probationary period. Instructors can recommend probation or suspension and may physically remove any student who is a clear and present danger to himself/herself or others, but must document this action fully and immediately thereafter.

Any student who feels that the charges against him/her, or actions taken as a result of such charges, are unfair or otherwise prejudicial may submit this matter to appeal under the grievance procedures as outlined in this catalog.

Appeals & Grievance Procedures


In the course of technical training at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC), the student shall have the opportunity for contesting any action, grading, or evaluation made by administration, faculty, or staff of BATC in an appeal/grievance hearing, if so desired.

  1. Definitions
    1. An appeal/grievance is a claim or charge of injustice or discrimination based upon an event or condition that affects the welfare or conditions of an individual student or group of students.
    2. The grievance must be filed in writing within 90 days of the occurrence of the circumstance upon which it is based.
    3. it must specifically identify the policy, procedure, or status violated, misinterpreted, or inequitably applied.
    4. it must furnish sufficient background concerning the alleged violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable applications to identify persons, actions, and/or omissions that led to the allegation.
  2. Procedures
    1. Informal: Should a student or parent believe there is a cause for grievance, he/she should discuss the grievance with the person(s) involved (instructor, student, Student Services staff, etc.) in an effort to resolve the grievance mutually and informally. For online courses, the same procedure applies, except the informal discussion can be through an e-mail or over the phone. Instructors have office hours and contact information posted on the course syllabus. Students or parents may also contact the Student Services Department at BATC (435) 753-6780 to obtain this information or to discuss any grievance issue.
    2. Formal: If attempts to resolve the grievance informally are unsuccessful, the student or parent should file a written, dated, and signed grievance within 90 days of the occurrence with the Vice President for Student Services. For online courses, students may send this request via e-mail to studentservices@batc.edu or through the U.S. Postal Service to the following address: Vice President, Student Services, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321. The Vice President for Student Services will appoint a grievance committee to hear the grievance. The committee will notify the grievant of their decision in writing.

Students who have complaints against the college relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can file a complaint with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, 160 East 300 East, 2nd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Telephone No. 801-530-6601, Toll Free in Utah at 1-800-721-SAFE or online at www.dcp.utah.gov. In addition, students involved with distance and correspondence education can file a complaint with their state’s enforcement authority.

In the event that the grievance cannot be resolved through the above measures, students may contact the school’s accrediting commission: the Council on Occupational Education, 41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30346, (800) 917-2081 or (770) 396-3898. Copies of documents describing the college/university’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon request.

Leave of Absence


Students expecting extended absences from school should request a Leave of Absence (LOA). Forms are available at the Student Services Office or from the BATC Web site. A LOA is a temporary interruption in a student’s program of study. Leaves may not exceed 180 days within a 12-month period. When requesting a LOA, students must offer BATC a reasonable expectation that he or she will return to school by providing the reason for the request in writing on the LOA request form. Students must apply for the LOA in advance unless unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from doing so.

In the event of an unforeseen circumstance, students may submit the request for a LOA at a later date but must provide third-party documentation supporting the reason(s) they were unable to submit the request in advance.

Leave of Absence Request forms must be signed and dated by the student and the student’s instructor. The request is then submitted to the Student Services Office for processing. A schedule change fee of $5 is required. Upon returning, students must re-enroll/check-in at the Student Services Office before returning to class.

Students receiving the Federal Pell Grant please note: Any change in enrollment will affect the status of your financial aid and may result in an overpayment (or delay in payment) of federal funds. All LOA’s must be approved by the student’s instructor, the Financial Aid Office, and the Student Services Office. Please visit with the Financial Aid Office to determine how a LOA will affect your award.


Counseling & Advisory Services


As a service to students and the community, Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) maintains a professional counselor/school psychologist to facilitate the process of career, personal, and social decision making.

Not sure what you want to do? Click here to find helpful resources. An interest inventory is one of the services available at BATC. Students can match abilities, interests, and aptitudes to programs available at the College. Questions concerning occupational, educational, and employment situations as well as financial aid can be discussed during the student’s initial visit.

The purpose of counseling is to promote student development in educational, career, social, and emotional areas. Occasionally, students encounter circumstances that induce frustration, stress, and personal disruption. Effective strategies for coping with these situations are provided and in turn, facilitate emotional and educational growth.

Contact Steve in the Counseling Office at (435) 750-3187.

Career Planning


Prepare for your career. Every department works closely with an Occupational Advisory Committee, which consists of business and industry representatives throughout the region. This committee provides valuable advice, guidance, and assistance. BATC works closely with our business and industry representatives to provide the best training available and effectively prepare students for the workforce.

Land a job! Every effort is made to assist students in securing meaningful employment at the conclusion of their training. Primary responsibility for placement rests with the individual student with first line assistance from the department head of each full-time program.

The Academic Learning Center offers additional assistance to those students seeking help. One goal of the Academic Learning Center is to assist students in developing job seeking skills. This is accomplished through special job seeking skill workshops, resume writing classes, group and individual counseling on how to organize an "aggressive, assertive" attack on the job market, and any other assistance as needed to ensure success in the job search.

Enrolled students are also provided the opportunity to work with the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) in finding employment while attending classes at BATC or for placement upon completion. DWS staff can also assist in obtaining company information and community resources available to students preparing for employment. The DWS Office is located at the north end of the building of the Main Campus (Logan) on Tuesday mornings and can be reached at (435) 750-3199 or (435) 792-0300 / Central Office, Logan.

Start your own business. The Cache Business Resource Center (CBRC) is located at the BATC West Campus (Logan) and provides a physical environment where emerging and established businesses can experience a collaborative environment of training, counseling, state-of-the art operating space, and relevant resource information from both government and private providers. Visit the CBRC at www.cachebrc.com for more information.

Confidentiality of Records


The policy at Bridgerland Applied Technology College concerning the confidentiality of students’ academic records reflects a reasonable balance between the obligation of the institution for the instruction and welfare of the student and the responsibility to society. The College will make every effort to maintain students’ academic records in confidence by keeping information from individuals who are not authorized to receive it or who might not use it for legitimate purposes. The policy also reflects the efforts of the College to comply with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.


School Accident Insurance


It is the intention of BATC to see that the students attending classes at the College have limited medical coverage in case of school related accidents. BATC administers a self-insurance plan, which provides limited coverage for students who have completed registration procedures with the Student Services Office.

This coverage is designed to provide a limited accident insurance supplemental benefit for school related accidents that supplements the student’s own medical insurance coverage. In cases where the student or student’s family does not have coverage, this plan will cover reasonable medical expenses up to $1,000 per incident. If the student is already covered by another plan, the BATC plan will cover the amount of disallowed charges and/or the deductible from the student’s other coverage up to $1,000 per incident.

Student Health Insurance


Because of the short-term nature of the training at BATC, student health insurance is not available. Students are referred to local hospitals, clinics, and health care providers.

Student Immunizations


The State of Utah Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all students considers getting the following immunizations: MMR, HPV, Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella or Zoster, and/or Polio. Please consult your personal physician to make an informed decision. If you would like more information, please contact the Student Services Office.

Consent to Release of Photographs/Video/Audio


Photographs, video, and/or audio clips may be taken of persons in public areas such as classrooms, the Student Services Office, or on the school grounds. This documentation may be used for public relations such as T.V., radio, College publications, etc. without the expressed consent of the individuals represented.

Utah Safety Law


In 1965, the Utah State Legislature passed a law requiring every student, teacher, and visitor in any public or private school to wear industrial quality eye protection devices while participating in or observing the following: industrial educational activities involving hot or molten metals; operation of machinery or equipment that may throw particles of foreign matter into the eyes; heating, treating, tempering, or high firing of industrial materials; and chemistry projects, when using caustic, explosive, or hot chemicals, liquids or solids.

Smoking


In accordance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, effective January 1, 1995, smoking is prohibited entirely in all state buildings, sports arena facilities used by the public, and work areas. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of any state-owned building entrances, exits, air intakes, or windows that can be opened. Bridgerland Applied Technology College endorses this law and expects that it will be strictly enforced.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Bridgerland Applied Technology College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its education programs or activities. BATC does not discriminate against anyone with a known bloodborne and/or infectious disease. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Stephen Alexander, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321; Phone (435) 753-6780, or to the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294.

Americans with Disabilities Act


The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provide comprehensive civil rights and protections for persons with disabilities. “No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.” A “qualified student” is defined as a student . . . “who meets the academic and technical standards required to admission or participation in the education program or activity.” (Source - Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Section 504)

Bridgerland Applied Technology College may not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities. Students must voluntarily disclose that they have a disability (self-identify), request accommodation, and provide documentation of their disability.

For more information regarding this matter, contact James White, Vice President for Student Services, at (435) 753-6780.

Crime Statistics Report


In accordance with Title II of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Bridgerland Applied Technology College annually issues a Crime Statistics Report. The Crime Statistics Report is disseminated to all employees annually. A copy of this report is available to students and the public and is on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace


Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) has adopted and enforces a drug and alcohol free workplace policy. BATC shall provide for a safe and productive work and educational environment that is free from the effects of possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information for a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace is disseminated to all employees and is available to current and prospective students. A copy of this policy is available in Student Services and is on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Sexual Harassment Policy


The Bridgerland Applied Technology College policy on sexual harassment is designed to assure a working environment free from sexual harassment, which is in compliance with legal mandates of state and federal law. Discrimination based on sexual harassment shall not be tolerated.

Sexual harassment includes any gender-related, unwelcome written or verbal slurs, vulgar jokes, derogatory statements, or actions. Sexual harassment also includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Individuals affected by sexual harassment are afforded avenues for filing complaints that are free from bias, collusion, intimidation, or reprisal. Complaints may be made to Wendy Brog, Associate Vice President for Instruction; Chad Campbell, Vice President for Finance; Troy Christensen, Vice President for Brigham City Campus; Lisa Moon, Health Science & Practical Nursing Department Head; Jean Smith, Administrative Assistant for Brigham City Campus; or James White, Vice President for Student Services through either verbal or written notification and shall be handled in compliance with confidentiality guidelines.

High School Procedures


Please see the High School page for information.

Consumer Information


FY 2010 Post-Secondary Outcomes Data for Title IV Programs

EthicsPoint Hotline


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