About Southwest Tech
Southwest Technical College is proud to be your local, accredited technical college. We serve Iron, Beaver, Garfield, and Kane counties providing technical, competency-based, employer-driven education. We offer year-round schedules, flexible lab and classroom hours, and a large selection of courses and programs. Southwest Tech is affordable, local and we support high school and adult students in exploring, developing, and upgrading careers.
“Welcome to Southwest Technical College and thank you for visiting our website. I invite you to consider making Southwest Tech your first choice in higher education.
At Southwest Tech our focus is on your success! Our goal is to help students gain the high technical skill levels and work habits required for success in today’s ever-changing and dynamic workforce. Our faculty and staff believe in providing the highest quality services and instruction to ensure an exciting and worthwhile learning experience. Southwest Tech faculty are qualified, dedicated and responsive. We are proud to train residents from our four county region to compete with others in a very competitive workplace environment. Southwest Tech is about creating new possibilities for career advancement and personal growth. We develop programs with on-going involvement from our business and industry partners and quickly adapt as the workplace and business environment changes.
Many of our programs are self-paced and competency based, providing individualized instruction. As our local economy becomes increasingly competitive, our facilities and curriculum will provide the education and training that is required to be successful.
I hope that you will want to become part of the Southwest Tech family and that the education and experience you gain will lead to both personal and professional growth.”
Southwest Technical College provides education and job skill training through individualized competency-based programs in response to the needs of students, employers and the communities we serve.
Southwest Technical College will:
- Continue to be the region’s recognized leader in providing top-quality technical education
- Focus its efforts on meeting the needs of students and employers
- Treat students and employees with respect and dignity
- Work as a unified team to accomplish its goals
- Set an example of hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication
- Conduct its business in accordance with high ethical standards
Our Guiding Principles
IN FOCUS: We are student-focused. We want to know your name, your story, and your dreams. We want to contribute to the success in your life and career. Our charted course is determined by your best interest.
ALL “HANDS-ON” DECK: Technical education is the real deal. We are passionate about what we do and make no apologies for it. “Hands-on” education works. We feel the vibe and hope you do too.
BETTER TOGETHER: We’re not just a college, we’re a village. We hold our community and our employers in high regard. We don’t compete, we collaborate. Collectively, we recognize the excellence of the individual. As individuals, we are committed to the collective. We praise, encourage, and support each other.
THE BOLD STANDARD: We are the leader in technical education. We celebrate success but are never complacent. We boldly step outside the box. We set the example of hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication.
1994 – 2000: Southwest ATCSR (Applied Technology Center Service Region)
July 1, 2000: HB261: Southwest Applied Technology Center was created.
June 2001: HB1003: Created the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT). Took effect September 1, 2001. Southwest Applied Technology College became one of eight campuses of UCAT.
2009: HB15: Changed the governance from the Utah State Board of Regents to the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees.
2017: SB238: Renamed college to Southwest Technical College. Designates each Technical College as bodies politic and corporate 53B-2-101(1).
2018: HB300: Amended the membership of the Technical College Board of Directors and enacts provisions related to the Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission.
2020: SB111: Change of higher education structure and governance that merged the
Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah System of Technical Colleges.
2021: Southwest Technical College opens the Cedar City Business & Innovation Center.
Southwest Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:
Council on occupational education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone (local): 770-396-3898
Southwest Technical College – Main Campus
757 W 800 S
Cedar City, UT 84720
Southwest Technical College – Kane County
733 S Cowboy Way
Kanab, Utah 84741
Southwest Technical College – Beaver High School
195 E Center St
Beaver, Utah 84713
Southwest Technical College – Richfield ISC
800 W 200 S
Richfield, Utah 84701
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