Message from the President
Welcome to the Tooele Applied Technology College (TATC), a unique institution designed specifically to prepare our students for the workplace of today — and tomorrow!
The TATC is one of eight campuses that comprise the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT), Utah’s newest public institution of higher education. But we are different from the other public colleges and universities in Utah. How?
We are business and industry’s college. Our programs and courses are developed and revised in response to ongoing input from employers; our instruction is provided using state of the art equipment and instructional materials that reflect the work environment of your chosen career.
Our training is focused. The TATC curriculum is competency based. We work very closely with Employer Advisory Committees comprised of representatives from business and industry. These committees tell us what skills, or "competencies" are necessary for your success as an employee. Our curriculum is developed and revised on an ongoing basis in response to employer input. When you attend TATC, your progress is measured by your attainment of the skills/competencies identified by employers.
Our scheduling is flexible. TATC is an open entry ⁄ open exit college. We don’t operate on a semester calendar the way that other colleges and universities do. Students begin training when they are ready, progress through the course or program when they have demonstrated mastery of the competencies, and receive a certificate when all associated competencies have been mastered.
Our tuition is affordable. At TATC, you register for the number of actual hours that work for you, on days and at times that work for you. You pay only for the number of hours for which you have registered, and our tuition is one of the lowest in the state. If you are interested in a college experience that is focused, flexible, affordable, and designed to prepare you for the career of your choice in today’s workplace, the TATC is the college for you.
Scott J. Snelson
Tooele Applied Technology College