Applied Technology Colleges Provide RESULTS

While many college programs help to prepare America's workforce, the Obama Administration believes far too many students take on unsustainable debt for degrees/certificates that fail to help them get jobs.

Applied Technology Colleges, also known as Vocational or Trade Schools, boast outcome data far above the new federal Gainful Employment regulations. Why? Because Applied Technology Colleges do exactly what they are supposed to – prepare YOU for a CAREER!

Education at BATC is Different From Traditional Colleges Because We:
  • Provide hands-on, real world training using career specific equipment.
  • Provide HUGE cost and time savings to students.
  • Design curriculum with direct input from local employers.
  • Focus on jobs designed to withstand economic changes (you don’t outsource services provided by nurses, chefs, electricians, peace officers, etc.).
  • Train for a variety of occupations experiencing the fastest growth (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau).
  • Provide articulation opportunities for students wishing to continue their education at Utah State University.
  • Care if YOU … GET A CAREER!

Not Your Typical College

Understanding the Bridgerland Experience

Your experience at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (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.

While you are a student at BATC, 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, hands-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.

In your new career, you will most likely be given a task and expected to understand and complete it with little or no supervision. Like in the workplace, at BATC you will learn how to solve problems and find answers while learning and mastering new skills but with the added feature of your instructor as a “personal tutor.” Your instructors are not there to give you the answers but rather to help you find the answers. This allows you to progress in a self-paced, individualized manner taking the pressure out of “keeping up with the group.” Students find this a very relaxing and enjoyable way to learn. It allows each student time to practice and master each skill set while receiving one-on-one feedback from an industry professional.

Welcome to BATC’s “hands-on, competency-based” learning. We hope you discover through your Bridgerland experience the excitement and reward this learning style has to offer.

Did You Know?

  • BATC provides education for more than 400 careers.
  • BATC will refund 100 percent up to the first day of class.
  • BATC has historically maintained a placement rate of OVER 85 percent and a licensure rate of 99 percent.
  • There is NO enrollment contract to sign at BATC.
  • 76 percent of the jobs in Utah DO NOT require a bachelor's degree. They DO require SKILLS!  -DWS
  • BATC is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.
  • Many programs at BATC have specialized accreditations and licensures.
  • You do not have to pay all of your costs at once. Payment plans are available for most programs and books and/or supplies are purchased as needed. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on grants, scholarships, etc.