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Learn & Work In Utah
Learn & Work In Utah

 

The Utah State Legislature has provided additional funding to both Utah Works and Custom Fit to provide new, short-term training programs across the state. Many individuals are currently unemployed, underemployed, or working in a vulnerable position due to the impacts of COVID-19. Thanks to this funding, these short-term training programs will be tuition-free and will allow individuals to re-enter or upgrade to more stable positions in the workforce.

Please note: Participant must be both a Utah resident and a U.S. citizen to qualify for tuition assistance.

Registration begins July 19! Classes start as soon as August 30.
Composites

Composites

Program Full

From aerospace to infrastructure, prosthetics to sporting equipment, advanced composites are all around us. Due to the durable and lightweight nature of advanced composites, the demand for them continues to grow. By earning your Composite Technician certification at Snow College, you’ll be ready for an exciting career with endless possibility for growth.

This certificate is designed to take approximately one semester; however, students can complete this certificate as quickly as they can show competency in the required coursework.

  • Starts: Fall 2021
  • Ends: December 2022
  • College Credits: 18 credits
  • Method: Face-to-Face
  • Courses: 7
  • Capacity: 15 /semester
  • Program Lead: Chad Avery
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Program Full

This is an intensive course in pre-hospital emergency care that complies with the National EMS Education Standards and Utah State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for EMTs. Students successfully completing this course may be eligible for state certification as an EMT. There are 130-150 hours of class, 10 hours of clinical in a hospital and ambulance association, and approximately 15 hours of patient assessments (100) required of each student. Additional State and college fees apply.

Please note: Technical, academic, and physical standards for this course are outlined in the Declaration of Understanding of Technical and Academic and Physical Standards for the EMT, from the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. This document is available from the instructor. If students have questions about their ability to complete the coursework necessary to certify as an EMT, they should obtain the document and determine their eligibility before registering for the course.

  • Starts: August 30, 2021
  • Ends: December 2021
  • College Credits:  7 credits
  • Method: The fall semester EMT course will be offered on site in Ephraim. The spring semester EMT course will be offered on site in Richfield.
  • Courses: TBA
  • Capacity: 20
  • Program Lead: Jamie Rymer
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GIS Certificate of Proficiency

GIS Certificate of Proficiency

Program Full

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 available wholly online. The courses can be taken by traditional students as part of their normal semester course load. The certificate can be completed in two semesters. Students must complete the first 9 credits (GEO 1700, 1800, 2850) fall semester in order to qualify for tuition for the remaining classes (GEO 1820, 2845, 2900) spring semester.  Tuition, books, software are all provided by the program at no cost to the student. GPS units and computers are available to loan at no cost.

  • Starts: Flexible
  • Ends: May 5, 2022
  • College Credits: 16 credits
  • Method: Online
  • Courses: GEO 1700, GEO 1800, GEO 1820, GEO 2845, GEO 2850, GEO 2900
  • Capacity: 15
  • Program Lead: Renee Faatz
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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator Badge

Designed to increase worksite safety, this program provides simulator training for heavy equipment used in the construction field. Operators will train on simulators to develop real-world skills needed to operate heavy equipment safely and efficiently. Badges may be earned in forklift, excavator, dozer, backhoe, wheel loader, motor grader, articulated dump truck, concrete pump truck, mobile crane, and CDL. Students may earn multiple badges. While the coursework will be completed online, students need to be available to train on the simulators on the Ephraim campus. Students will work with the instructor to schedule simulator time.

  • Starts: October 11, 2021
  • Ends: Flexible
  • College Credits: None
  • Method: Hybrid. Coursework will be completed online. Simulator practice will be completed on the Ephraim campus.
  • Courses: 2-4 courses are required per badge, and the course list varies based on which badges you wish to earn. Possible courses include: CMHE 1010, 1015, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1080, 1085, 1105, 1115, 1125, 1135,  1200, 1205, 1215, 1225
  • Capacity: 20
  • Program Lead: Ivan Starr
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Course Title

Industrial Mechanics Certificate

Program Full

Industrial Mechanics work with the technology in various industries that we rely on daily, taking care of maintenance and repair for various types of machinery. At Snow, the Industrial Mechanics program prepares students to work in a quickly changing and growing field through hands-on work and experienced professors. Students graduate with all the skills and techniques they’ll need to work in the industry. If you like working with machinery and solving problems this is the program for you.

Students will be certified through hands on skills and will work at their own pace. Program may be finished as soon as competency is proven. Safety is practiced throughout the program. Through this program, students may earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Mechanics I as well as a Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Industrial Mechanics. The program is stackable, which means students can use credits earned toward a Certificate of Completion in Industrial Mechanics as well as an AAS Degree in Industrial Mechanics.

  • Starts: August 30, 2021
  • Ends: Self-paced; Certificate will be awarded when competency is demonstrated
  • College Credits: 16-33 credits
  • Method: Face-to-Face
  • Courses: Industrial Safety, Mechanical Drive Systems, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, AC/DC Electrical, Motor Controls (Rotating Electric Machines), Rigging, Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Capacity: 12
  • Program Lead: Ken Avery
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Junior Coder Certificate

Junior Coder Certificate

Program Full

This Junior Coder Certificate prepares a person for an entry level coder position in the Software Development Industry.  It consists of 15 credits of foundational coursework from our B.S. in Software Engineering Degree Program.  It involves two sequences of courses.

  • Starts: August 30, 2021
  • Ends: TBA
  • College Credits: 15 credits
  • Method: Online or Face-to-Face
  • Courses:
    • CS 1400 – Fundamentals of Programming
    • CS 1405 – Fundamentals of Programming Lab
    • CS 1430 – User Experience Design
    • CS 1410 – Object-oriented Programming
    • CS 1415 – Object-oriented Programming Lab
    • CS 1520 – Introduction to Databases
    • CS 1810 – Introduction to Web Development
  • Capacity: 24
  • Program Lead: Garth Sorenson
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Meat Food Processing

Meat Food Processing

This program is designed to get workers into the high demand, and much needed meat processing industry. Coursework will take place in a working and classroom environment with training taking place two days per week. Students will earn a Certificate of Proficiency, which can be completed in two semesters.

Training includes:

  • Proper killing of an animal
  • Personal safety/Plant safety
  • Cutting
  • Grinding, mixing, stuffing, linking sausage/curing of hams and bacons
  • Packaging and sanitation
  • Yield and quality grading
  • Meat cuts identification
  • Starts: August 30, 2021
  • Ends: May 6, 2022
  • College Credits: None
  • Method: Lecture/Lab
  • Courses: AGBS 1240, AGBS 1420, AGTM 1997, AGTM 1998, AGTM 2997, AGTM 2998
  • Capacity: 10
  • Program Lead: Matthew Goble
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Networking and Cybersecurity

Networking and Cybersecurity

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 $372.04 billion by 2028 according to Grand View Research.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects cybersecurity jobs to grow by 31% by 2029. These courses provide training for entry-level positions that help fill a gap in the market related to network computing security and cybersecurity. Additionally, cybersecurity is specifically called out as a priority among the certificates the State of Utah has indicated as an emphasis in their recent Utah Leads Together report for areas the State should be investing education dollars.

  • Starts: August 30, 2021
  • Ends: May 6, 2022
  • College Credits:  32 credits
  • Method: Online
  • Courses: CIS 1000, CIS 1125, CIS 1130, CIS 1140, CIS 1310, CIS 1200, CIS 1205, CIS 1415, CIS 1500, CIS 1620
  • Capacity: TBA
  • Program Lead: Terrence Coltharp
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Course Title

New Miner MSHA Certification Training

Registration for this program will begin October 15

The New Miner Training course at Snow College will train and prepare students to work safely in the mines. Students will learn the MSHA rules and regulations, which are designed to prevent injuries and even save lives. Upon completion of this course, students will have the required training to qualify for employment in the underground or surface mining industry. Students will learn all safety requirements as well as first aid and CPR. Subjects will include safety standards, machine guarding, hazardous materials, electrical safety, confined entry requirements, ergonomics, hand and power tool safety, and all aspects required of new miners.

This training is also required of anyone performing work on mine property including contractors, outside personnel, as well as trucking company employees.

  • Starts: January 10, 2022
  • Ends: May 2022
  • College Credits: TBA
  • Method: Face-to-Face
  • Courses: MSHA safety standards, 40-hour certification training
  • Capacity: 15
  • Program Lead: Ken Avery
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*All programs are subject to a $25 application fee. As programs fill, applicants will be added to a waiting list. If no spot becomes available, the application fee will be refunded.