Snow College is participating in the LEARN & WORK IN UTAH initiative supported by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Talent Ready Utah team, in partnership with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).
The program provides tuition assistance for short-term education to individuals whose employment has been affected by COVID-19. Preference will be given to those who need immediate employment and whose job search will be aided by completing the certification. Please note: Participant must be both a Utah resident and a U.S. citizen to qualify for tuition assistance.
Operating and working on and with powerful equipment, unpredictable livestock, chemicals, electricity and all-terrain vehicles (UTV) make farm and ranch employment dangerous places to work. This Farm Safety course provides training and “Farm Safety Certification” in working with and around machinery, chemicals, electricity, hydraulics, ATV, and farm animals. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to safely work on a farm ranch and will receive a Farm Safety Training certificate. The course is a hybrid course consisting of some online instruction, and class/lab work as well as ½ day practicum lab. The course will be taught both first block and second block of Fall semester.
This program provides an accelerated introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and hands-on instruction using data collection equipment. For this program, instruction will focus on ESRI's ArcGIS Pro, an industry standard software application for GIS work, and ArcGIS Online, a companion cloud-based GIS platform. Students who complete this short course will master essential skills needed to begin to use GIS in the workforce. Additionally, a follow up course will be offered giving students the opportunity to orient themselves on a variety of GPS data collection equipment for a number of different purposes--ranging from high level accuracy to generalized data collection with a mobile device based in ArcGIS Collector.
In this two-day course, you will acquire the necessary skills to diagnose and overhaul an Eaton Endurant Automated Transmission. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certification from Eaton Corporation.
Maintaining financial records and summarizing financial data into understandable reports is very important to the successful management of a business. This course teaches fundamental skills for recording small business transactions and preparing financial reports. Students will have the opportunity to earn badges (digital credentials) in the course.
QuickBooks can help businesses with efficient accounting, interoperability with other software services, improved financial security, access to efficient money management tools, and enhanced client management.
The Certificate of Proficiency in GIS is a 16 credit program that consists of 5 three-credit courses and 1 one-credit course that will provide students with the skills and knowledge to find employment as a GIS technician or supplement their resume to increase employability in their field or to skill-up for employer needs. The courses can be completed while working. The certificate is stackable. Students with GIS certificate could continue in this field to complete a BS or MS in GIS. The certificate is already available wholly online. The courses can be taken by traditional students as part of their normal semester course load. They also be completed using a self-paced model. The certificate be completed in one semester or one year for the cost of one semester’s tuition at Snow College.
The Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Accounting provides students with the basic skills needed to perform basic bookkeeping and accounting tasks. If taking the certificate for credit, students will earn 16 credits. Students will learn about financial and managerial accounting, QuickBooks, sound financial practices, and technology applications needed in business. Students will also become certified tax preparers through the VITA program.
The Snow Online Data Analytics Bootcamp is a 6-credit hour, career-focused data analysis and visualization course utilizing Excel and Tableau. Expect an online program experience unlike any other. The program includes a Netflix-like visual interface; real-world case studies using proprietary data from tech leaders such as Spotify, AirBNB, Google and more; and extensive projects that will create a data portfolio. This tech course is more alike to an internship than math course.
Structured for students of all majors and professions, students will work fully online and meet face-to-face with the instructional team weekly. All students will receive a certificate of completion and Excel and Tableau Specialist micro-credential badge for LinkedIn upon program completion.
With over 2 million open data analysis roles in 2020 alone, and 400 open data-enabled roles within a 150 mile radius of Salt Lake City, tech and data skills are needed more now than ever.
This program assists Rural Online Initiative participants in filling the skills gap for high-demand remote workers like administrative assistants, customer support staff, sales professionals, and virtual assistants. The supplemental training will also focus on building confidence, developing professional behaviors, and accepting accountability. Students will take two eight-week courses, BUS 1020 Business and Computer Applications and BUS 1270 Strategic Selling. The career readiness course will include job search activities (job search practices, resume, practice interviews), professional image, networking, and a personalized CliftonStrenghts assessment that includes the book and personal coaching session.
Employees who seek work in any health or human services agency will better serve their clients and employers by entering the workforce well-trained. Certified students will enter the workforce as para professionals in the fields or social wok, geriatrics, health care, rehabilitation, juvenile support, and with other human service-related agencies with a well-rounded knowledge of the social, psychological, and general needs of their potential clientele.
A Human Services Certification will include course work in English, psychology, criminal justice/social work, human development, government, communications and diversity, all of which will increase the individual's knowledge of human conditions, relationships and societal issues. For full certification, 30 credit hours are required; 10 courses, all of which are currently offered at Snow College either face-to-face, online or both. This is a 2 semester program and begins Fall of 2020. Students who have previously completed two or more of the required courses are not eligible for tuition assistance under the Learn and Work program.
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These courses prepare students for entry-level employment, in the general computer networking, network security, or cybersecurity industries. Cybersecurity is a multi-billion-dollar market that is projected to reach $258.99 billion by 2025 according to Allied Market Research.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects cybersecurity jobs to grow by 32% with cybersecurity jobs growing by almost 4,000 in 2019. These courses provide training for entry-level positions that help fill a gap in the market related to network computing security. Additionally, cybersecurity is specifically called out as a priority among the certificates the State of Utah has indicated an emphasis in their recent Utah Leads Together report for areas the State should be investing education dollars.