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Learn & Work In Utah

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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.

Applications & registration open on August 8! Classes start as soon as August 29.
Applications & registration open now! Classes start as soon as January 9.

Spring 2023 Learn & Work Courses



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: January 9, 2023
  • College Credits: 18 credits
  • Method: Face-to-Face
  • Courses: 7
  • Capacity: 15 /semester
  • Program Lead: Chad Avery
Computer Generated Woodworking

Computer Generated Woodworking

This course is designed to train students to be able to obtain jobs as CNC (computer numerical control) woodworking operators. The topic to be covered include: learning the basic operation and functions of the CNC machine; how to import files to the CNC machine; design and build cabinets, furniture, spindles; and more. Many of the skills learned in this class will transfer to other CNC operation types, such as plasma cutting, water jet cutting, metal work, etc.

  • Starts: January 9, 2023
  • College Credits: 3 credits
  • Method: Face-to-Face on Ephraim Campus
  • Courses: CM 2390
  • Capacity: 15 /semester
  • Program Lead: Ivan Starr
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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: January 9, 2023
  • College Credits:  7 credits
  • Method: Five seats will be available for the Ephraim section. Fifteen seats are available for the section in Richfield.
  • Courses: HESC 1500
  • Capacity: 20
  • Program Lead: Jamie Rymer
GIS Certificate of Proficiency

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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: January 9, 2023
  • College Credits: 16 credits
  • Method: Online
  • Courses:
    1. 1700 Fall Block 1 - 3 credits
    2. 1800 Fall Block 2 - 3 credits
    3. 2850 Spring Block 1 - 3 credits
    4. 2845 Spring Block 1 - 1 credits
    5. 1820 and 2900 Spring Block 2 - 6 credits
  • Capacity: 15
  • Program Lead: Renee Faatz
Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operation Using Simulators

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: January 9, 2023
  • 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:
    • Forklift Safety Certification
    • Basic Operational Techniques & Safety
    • Earthmoving and Grading Fundamentals
    • Site Work
    • Civil Drawings and Excavation Math
    • Forklift Operation
    • Excavator Operation
    • Wheel Loader Operation
    • Backhoe Operation
    • Bulldozer Operation
    • Motor Grader Operation
    • Articulated Dump Truck Operation
  • Capacity: 20
  • Program Lead: Ivan Starr

*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.

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