1. Enrollment/Admissions


 Admissions

Any student who is at least 16 years old, who states a career and/or technical objective and has a high school diploma or recognized equivalent (e.g. GED), is eligible to enroll in a BATC certificate program following the BATC procedures; however, some programs/courses may have additional age or industry-related requirements. Most certificate programs/courses at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) will operate on an open-entry/open-exit basis and most BATC secondary courses will operate on an open-entry basis. This means, students may enroll at any time during the year, on a space-available basis. In addition to postsecondary and secondary programs/courses, students may choose to enroll in short-term, continuing education courses that are generally offered during the four calendar quarters each year. College admissions and/or course registration can be accomplished either online or in person at the Logan and Brigham City campuses.

 

Certificates & Graduation

Bridgerland Applied Technology College offers certificates in competency-based training directly associated with expanding skill level and/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) 753-6780. 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.

 

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.

 

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 registration is open monthly.

Short-Term: BATC offers continuing education, lifelong learning 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.


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.


Transcripts

Request an official transcript by completing the Transcript/Certificate Request Form. Upon completion, please submit form to Student Services for processing. Unofficial transcripts can be obtained by logging in at the student portal at my.batc.edu. If you do not have a student login, please contact Student Services at studentservices@batc.edu or (435) 753-6780.
 

Transfers

Transfer of Students Within BATC
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 Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) as long as they meet the admission requirements of the new program and on a space-available basis.

Transfer of Students to Another UCAT Regional Campus
Due to the competency-based nature of BATC, 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 their acquired competencies and skills will occur after review by and/or demonstration to the new program instructor(s).

Transfer to an Institution of Higher Education
Students may request transfer credit for courses that are equivalent to courses at the receiving institution. Acceptance of course credit will be determined by the accepting institution. See applicable policies of the Utah State Board of Regents and the respective Utah Institutions of Higher Education.

Transfer of Credits From Higher Education to BATC
Due to the competency-based nature of BATC, student transfers from a higher education system will occur as long as the student meets the admission requirements of the new program and/or regional campus. Students who transfer and request course credit or advanced placement into a program shall provide official transcripts and any other required records and reports for evaluation. Transfer of their acquired competencies and skills will occur after review and/or demonstration to the new program instructor(s).

Learn more about the AAS Degree Pathway with Utah State University and the contractual RN program agreement with Weber State University.

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2. General Information


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.

 

Copyright

Students are required to comply with all local, state, federal, and international copyright laws, and with College policies regarding the use of copyright-protected materials. Whenever copyright-protected works are used and fair use does not clearly apply, BATC requires students to obtain written permission from the copyright owner. Downloading, uploading or transmitting files containing copyright-protected works without the permission of the copyright owner is prohibited - a violation of which may subject an infringer to disciplinary action and may result in legal liability for the infringer.

BATC prohibits use of its technology systems, including, without limitation, use of its website, email system, intranet, learning management system, digital studios, computer labs, and bulletin board systems ("Technology Resources") in connection with illegal activities, including such activities as circumvention of access control or copy protection technology, unauthorized file sharing, or other methods of downloading, copying, distributing, or sharing copyright-protected works without the permission of the copyright owner, or in connection with making copyright protected materials available for downloading, copying, distributing, or sharing by others without the permission of the copyright owner.

Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorney fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

BATC will cooperate fully with any investigation by public authorities related to illegally downloaded and/or copyrighted information. Members of the BATC community, including students, faculty, and staff, who are found to have been using the College’s information technology system to download or upload works protected by copyright will be subject to the full extent of fines and penalties imposed, disciplinary action, and possible termination.
 

Confidentiality of Records (FERPA)

Student records are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, a federal law with the purpose of providing and ensuring that:  (1) students will have access to inspect and review their educational records, and (2) protects the rights of a student to privacy by limiting access to the educational record without express written consent. FERPA prohibits BATC from releasing certain personally identifiable information from a student’s record to a third party (e.g. parent, spouse, etc.) without the student’s explicit consent.

Additionally, FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. These rights include: (1) the right to inspect and review information contained in their educational records; (2) the right to request to amend their educational records; (3) the right to consent to disclosure, with certain exceptions specified in the Act, of personally identifiable information from educational records; and (4) the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Right to Inspect and Review
In compliance with FERPA regulation, BATC will provide an eligible student an opportunity to inspect and review his or her education records within 45 days following its receipt of a request. Students requesting access to their records must present proper identification and a signed, formal written request to the VP for Student Services or other appropriate official. The request should identify the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The College will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

Right to Request Amendment
Students may exercise their right to request an amendment of their educational records when they believe their records are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student desiring to ask the College to amend a record should write to the VP for Student Services, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and of the student’s right to appeal regarding the request for amendment.

Right to Consent Disclosure
BATC must receive written consent from students before disclosing any personally identifiable information from their educational records. Students may give the College their consent by completing a Student Release of Information form. This form can be found online at my.batc.edu and requires photo identification. The written consent must: (a) specify the records to be released, (b) identify the party or class of parties to whom disclosure may be made, and (c) be signed and dated by the student.
Exception: Disclosure to School Officials

BATC may release personally identifiable information from a student’s educational record without first obtaining the student’s written permission when the disclosure is to College officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the records. A College official is a person:

a. employed by the College in an administrative, academic, research, or support staff position, whether full- or part-time.

b. appointed by the Utah College of Applied Technology Administration or Board of Trustees.

c. employed by, under contract to, or assigned to the College to perform a special task for the benefit of the College, such as an attorney or auditor.

d. serving on an official disciplinary, grievance, or appeals committee.

Right to File Complaints
Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20202-5901
 

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.


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

It is the policy of BATC to maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace.  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.  BATC employees and students are prohibited from possessing, using or distributing any illicit drugs or alcohol, controlled substances, and/or abusing any psycho-toxic chemical/substance (any chemical/substance capable of causing a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction, or the dulling of the brain or nervous system) on premises or at any school activity.  It is mandatory that all students and employees abide by this policy.  Student and employee violations/sanctions will result in disciplinary action, which may include dismissal from the college, denial of Federal/State student loan/grant money, and criminal penalties pursued through State, Federal, or local law enforcement agencies.  For detailed information, please see Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program section in Consumer Information Disclosures.
 

Nondiscrimination

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.
 

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.
 

Sexual Harassment

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.


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.
 

Student Insurance

Health:  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.
Dental:  There is a no cost dental benefit offering discount services for students. Click here to find out more. BATC does not endorse this plan.
 

Student Immunizations/Vaccinations

The State of Utah Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all students consider getting the following immunizations/vaccinations: 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.

Some programs require immunizations/vaccinations prior to enrollment, please see program pages for details.
 

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.

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3. Student Conduct


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.
  • Definitions
    • 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.
    • The grievance must be filed in writing within 90 days of the occurrence of the circumstance upon which it is based.
    • it must specifically identify the policy, procedure, or status violated, misinterpreted, or inequitably applied.
    • 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.
  • Procedures
    • 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.
    • 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. Click here for the Complaint Submission Form. 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 or www.council.org. Copies of documents describing the college/university’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon request.
 

Attendance

You must notify your instructor when you are going to be absent. Ten consecutive days of unexcused absences result in automatic termination and will result in a re-enrollment fee. 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.
 

Leave of Absence

Students expecting extended absences from school should request a Leave of Absence (LOA). A LOA is a temporary interruption in the program of study. A LOA may not be less than 5 school days or exceed 180 calendar days within a 12-month period. Only one LOA may be approved. An additional LOA for extenuating circumstances beyond students’ control may be approved with supporting documentation.

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.

Students will receive an acceptance or denial email communicating the final decision. If the LOA is approved, a schedule change fee of $10 will be assessed to the student. Upon returning, students must re-enroll/check-in with a Student Services Representative before returning to class.

Financial Aid Recipients
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.

Students receiving veteran's benefits please note: Any change in enrollment will affect the status of your benefit and may result in a student debt. Please visit with BATC's Certifying Official to understand how taking a LOA may affect your benefit.

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.


Satisfactory Progress

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 progression at a rate that will allow the student to complete the program in 1.5 times the enrolled hours of the program. Test scores, projects, demonstrations, etc., are used to evaluate competency. At the completion of every course, a final grade (A-F scale) or final rating (4 0 scale) will be issued. Each program defines program competency levels that must be met for certificate eligibility, which at a minimum must not be equal to an ‘F’ grade or ‘0’ rating.
 

Course Repayment/Repeat

Each course within a program has an associated clock-hour value (e.g., 30 hours, 60 hours, 90 hours, etc.). BATC utilizes a competency based system where students can progress at varied rates. However, courses that are not successfully completed in 115% of the established clock hours will need to be repeated and/or repaid with all associated charges. For example, if you are registered for a 60-hour course, you will have 69 hours to complete it. Students are encouraged to monitor their course progress for a timely completion just as they would monitor a project in a work environment with a specified deadline.
 

Grading

Student competency will be determined using test scores, projects, demonstrations, etc. Students are responsible to turn in required coursework in order to successfully progress through the program requirements. At the completion of each course, students will receive a final grade and/or rating using the following scale. Each program defines minimum competency levels which must be met for certificate eligibility.

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.

BATC students, who are awarded funds such as Title IV Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant), scholarships, payments from an outside agency, or any other source of financial aid have an ethical responsibility to that entity to use those monies appropriately. By accepting funds, students understand and agree all awards are subject to him/her meeting satisfactory academic progress and attendance requirements.  Any changes in status (course/program withdrawal, enrolled hours, progress, etc.) must be immediately reported to the BATC Financial Aid Office by the student. Changes in status that affect a student’s eligibility may result in unearned aid (overpayment) of which the student personally accepts responsibility for returning (repaying) as may be required.

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:
  • Not meeting the satisfactory progress requirements. Student status will be determined by the student’s attitude, instructor recommendation, and the counselor’s decision.
  • Failure to pay fees or take responsibility for making arrangements for payment.
  • 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.
  • Additional infractions including, but not necessarily limited to:
    • Excessive "tardies."
    • Annoying, “clowning around,” or otherwise disturbing other students or the instructor.
    • 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.
    • Complete lack of cooperation.
    • Rude, discourteous behavior including, but not limited to, excessive or abusive profanity.
    • Horseplay in class. Horseplay around machinery will not be tolerated at all. Students will be removed from class.
    • Gross untidiness: neglect of personal hygiene.
    • Physical harm to others or threat of physical harm to others and dangerous or abusive usage of tools and materials.
    • Destruction of school property.
    • Theft of property belonging to the school or others.
    • Use of, possession of, or trafficking of controlled substances or drug related paraphernalia (illegal drugs) in class or on the premises.
    • 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.
    • Frequent or flagrant willful disobedience of proper and legal authority by word or action.
    • Not complying with the Sexual Harassment Policy.
    • Failure to adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy (i.e., inappropriate computer use).
    • Failure to stay current on payment plans and/or course payments.
    • Failure to pay debts owed to the College including, but not limited to, tuition, fees, collections costs, and attorney fees for which they are liable.
    • Falsifying of the time clock.
 

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.

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