Scroll down or click on links to read Tooele Applied Technology College’s Consumer Information on the following topics:
- General Information on the College
- Student Body Diversity
- Student Records and Confidentiality (FERPA)
- Student Consumer Complaints
- Services to Students with Disabilities
- Tuition and Financial Information
- Financial Aid Information/Office of Financial Aid
- Cost of Attendance
- Net Price Calculator
- Eligibility – Pell Grant
- Determining and Activating an Award
- Disbursement of Funds
- Disbursement for Books and Supplies
- Attendance Requirements
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
- Maximum Time Frame
- Early Completion – Non Title IV Recipients Only
- Program Changes
- Early Withdrawal – Return of Title IV
- Voter Registration
About Tooele Applied Technology College
The Tooele Applied Technology College (TATC) is the newest campus of the Utah College of Applied Technology and is located at 88 South Tooele Blvd. in Tooele City. The eight campuses that make up the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) each serve a specific geographic region within the state. The TATC serves high school students, adults and businesses in Tooele County, including Dugway, Grantsville, Stansbury Park, Tooele and Wendover.
TATC’s mission is to provide its students with hands-on training and certification to prepare them for successful careers in Utah’s job market today. We work closely with employers to determine the latest skills required for jobs in demand. We also work with employers to ensure our classes are affordable and accessible for all. We then develop courses and programs around teaching these skills through hands-on training in real world applications, and offer these programs and courses to you year-round, on your own schedule. You can feel confident that the certifications you earn at TATC will help to prepare you for a rewarding career.
Continuing to grow by responding to changing needs, the Tooele Applied Technology College is committed to becoming an integral and dynamic part of our community.
Mission, Vision, and Value Statements
Mission: The Tooele Applied Technology College provides rewarding, competency-based and traditional programs that are affordable, and accessible career preparation to meet the needs of youth, adults and Utah employers.
Vision: Our strength is in our difference. The Tooele Applied Technology College concentrates on providing competency-based, flexible, affordable, high tech and focused workforce training for high wage jobs and complementary services in an open-entry/open-exit environment
Values: At the Tooele Applied Technology College we value:Our students, employers, community and their success
- Education and training opportunities for youth and adult students
- Development and delivery of cutting-edge, career-focused technical training
- Recognized as the school of choice for technical training
- Entrepreneurship and excellence
- Diversity of people and ideas
- Innovation and creativity
- Honest and ethical behavior
- An environment that fosters quality teaching and functional learning
- Using resources efficiently and an environmentally friendly facility
- Faculty and staff professional development
- Partnerships with business, industry, education, civic and community partners and other stakeholders
- Our reputation and leadership role within the community
Student Body Diversity
See chart below for student body diversity of full-time students enrolled between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, and click College Navigator link to view information on TATC from the National Center for Education Statistics.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||2.53%||0.00%||2.53%|
|Black or African American||2.53%||0.00%||2.53%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.00%||1.27%||1.27%|
|Two or more races||1.27%||2.53%||3.80%|
Student Records and Confidentiality
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a post-secondary institution at any age.) These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day the Tooele Applied Technology College (TATC) receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
A student who wishes to ask TATC to amend a record should write the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.
If TATC decides not to amend the record as requested, TATC will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to provide written consent before TATC discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
TATC discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official typically includes a person employed by the TATC in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position; a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the TATC who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the TATC.
Upon request, TATC also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the TATC to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, § 99.32 of FERPA regulations requires TATC to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. TATC may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student —
- To other school officials, including teachers, within TATC whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met. (§ 99.31(a)(1))
- To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of § 99.34. (§ 99.31(a)(2))
- To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State post-secondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§ 99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
- In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§ 99.31(a)(4))
- To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, TATC, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§ 99.31(a)(6))
- To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§ 99.31(a)(7))
- To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§ 31(a)(8))
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§ 99.31(a)(9))
- To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to § 99.36. (§ 31(a)(10))
- Information TATC has designated as “directory information” under § 99.37. (§ 99.31(a)(11)). Directory information designated at TATC is a student’s name, their field of study, dates of attendance and the credentials they received.
- To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of § 99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§ 99.31(a)(13))
- To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of § 99.39, if TATC determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of TATC’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§ 99.31(a)(14))
To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of TATC, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if TATC determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))
Student Consumer Complaints
TATC is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing higher education. The Student Code of Conduct and Discipline policy demonstrates TATC’s commitment to the compliance process.
Students who have complaints against the college relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can file a complaint with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, 160 East 300 East, 2nd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Telephone No. 801-530-6601, Toll Free in Utah at 1-800-721-SAFE or online at www.dcp.utah.gov/complaints/index.html. In addition, students involved with distance and correspondence education can file a complaint with their state’s enforcement authority.
Students who have complaints relating to issues that are covered by the Student Code of Conduct should follow the college’s process for filing a complaint.
Students who have complaints relating to the college’s quality of education or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider, can file a complaint with the Council on Occupational Education at http://www.council.org/.
Copies of documents describing the college/university’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon written request from the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.
Students enrolling in health care programs will undergo the necessary vaccinations required of their respective program. For details, please see the program web pages for individual program requirements or click link to view Health Care Program Entrance Requirements.
Services to Students with Disabilities
The TATC facility was built in 2013 and meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility standards. TATC has ADA accessible parking, curb ramps, entrance and exit points, and emergency assembly areas. Restrooms and drinking fountains are ADA accessible and the facility has elevator access to second floor (an emergency evacuation sled is available for physically disabled staff and students). In addition, the facility was designed with extra wide hallways, large meeting areas and each classroom and lab is ADA accessible.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), adult students with qualifying physical and intellectual disabilities may apply to the College to receive reasonable accommodations by consulting with the ADA Coordinator located in the Student Services office. Documentation, as indicated in the Request for Accommodations application, is required.
What is a reasonable accommodation?
Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, environment or to the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program. TATC is responsible for providing necessary accommodations when a student discloses a disability. TATC is required to make reasonable adjustments or modifications and to provide auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities, unless to do so would fundamentally alter the nature of the programs or result in an undue burden. Providing accommodations do not compromise the essential elements of a course or curriculum; nor do they weaken the academic standards or integrity of a course. Accommodations simply provide an alternative way to accomplish the course requirements by eliminating or reducing disability-related barriers. They provide a level playing field, not an unfair advantage.
What is the process to request a reasonable accommodation?
- Review the Request for Accommodations application (see above)
- Gather your documentation, ensuing it contains your diagnosis and list of recommended accommodations
- Make an appointment to meet with the ADA Coordinator by calling 435-248-1800
Tuition and Financial Information
Tuition and Financial Information
Tuition and fees for open-entry courses are assessed monthly and are due on the first day of the month. Students can enter a full program or a single course and still pay month-by-month. Tuition is calculated for every session scheduled and is considered delinquent on the 16th day of the month, and a $20.00 late fee will be assessed. Statements are not sent to students.
If students are ill, on vacation or simply absent, they will be assessed tuition for those days they are scheduled to attend because a seat is reserved for them even if they are not present.
If a student fails to officially withdraw through Student Services, he/she is still on the class roll until ten (10) consecutive absences have occurred. At that time the student will be withdrawn from the College (10-day drop). For non-Title IV financial aid students, tuition and fees will be assessed during this 10-day period even though the student was not present. Depending on the student’s schedule, this could result in owing another month’s tuition and fees. If a student wishes to reinstate, a $20 fee will be assessed and the student may be required to speak with the Student Development Coordinator to discuss his/her goals and College expectations. Students receiving Title IV financial aid funds official withdrawal date is the last day of their attendance, and tuition and fees will not be assessed during the 10-day period.
Click on Tuition and Fee Information to learn more about tuition and fees.
Financial Aid Information/Office of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Availability: TATC’S APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN TITLE IV FUNDING IS UNDER REVIEW BY THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION:
Federal Title IV Financial Aid is available for students who demonstrate financial need. Financial aid is meant to assist students in completing an eligible training program successfully and acquire a College credential. It is the policy of TATC to award financial aid only to students enrolled for the purpose of obtaining a credential (Certificate of Proficiency 600 hours or more in length) who maintain satisfactory attendance and progress.
To apply for any type of federal student aid you must apply for a four-digit numeric code that is used together with personally identifying information, to provide access to Federal Student Aid (FSA) websites at: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.
Complete your FAFSA application each year at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be eligible to receive any type of Federal Financial Aid at TATC the students must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (as defined by federal regulations).
- Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
- Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance in the program of study according to the standards of the institution.
- Not be in default on any federal loan or owe repayment on any grant at any school previously attended.
- Be enrolled in an eligible program.
- Be in good standing with TATC.
Types of assistance include Pell Grants, State Grants, and TATC Scholarships (see Financial Assistance).
Cost of Attendance
Provided below is the estimated cost of attendance at TATC for a typical student in a 900 hour program, enrolling full-time (24-hours per week) and completing in 9 months. These costs are based on an average cost per program so your actual costs may vary.
|Independent Students (not living with parents)||Dependent Students|
|*Amount reflects average costs|
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.
The amount of your Pell Grant eligibility is determined by the Department of Education. A need-based formula assigns students an index number that is called an “Expected Family Contribution (EFC)”. This index number reflects the amount a student is expected to contribute to his or her own education costs. Students with an EFC above a certain range are not eligible for a Pell Grant.
The TATC does not participate in federal student loan programs. If you do not qualify for federal funding you may apply for college scholarships or secure funds from private or public agencies outside TATC (Dept. of Workforce Services, Division or Rehabilitation Services, etc.).
Please click link for more information on the Federal Student Aid website.
Determining and Activating an Award
If you are eligible for financial aid, the financial aid office will package your award and provide you with an Award Letter within 30 days from when you have completed a FAFSA. Need is calculated as the cost of attendance (see above) minus your EFC. All funding sources available to pay your school costs are applied in determining your need.
You must begin the financial aid process by contacting the financial aid office in-person. Three conditions must be met in order for you to receive your financial aid award. 1) You must be eligible; 2) you must have started school; 3) you must have submitted all required paperwork.
Disbursement of Funds
Financial aid award processing, from the time your financial aid file is complete (or the day you start school) up until any Title IV funds are disbursed to your student account, may take up to 90 days. However, the Financial Aid Office can provide you vouchers for tuition up to the maximum amount of your eligibility.
Disbursement for Books and Supplies
If you qualify for adequate funds, book vouchers can also be provided for required books, supplies, and curriculum on the first day of class.
Once a student qualifies to receive a disbursement, the financial assistance office will disburse Federal Pell Grant to the student’s tuition account. The Federal Pell Grant will be applied against all tuition and fee charges for the entire payment period, and any other charges the student has authorized TATC to pay. If a student has funds remaining after these charges have been paid the school will release this Title IV refund to the student within 14 calendar days.
All students are highly encouraged to complete the Student Direct Deposit Enrollment Agreement which can be found here. TATC recommends that all students receive their Title IV refunds via direct deposit (EFT) to increase the efficiency and security of their refund delivery. However, students may opt out on the form if they are unable to participate. Students who opt out of EFT will have their refund mailed to the last known address on file in the Financial Aid Office. You are responsible for updating address information directly with the Financial Aid Office. Funds returned undeliverable will be sent back to the U.S. Department of Education.
Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the payment period for the entire payment period.
You can only receive a Federal Pell Grant at one school at a time.
You must notify the Financial Aid Office if it is your intention to transfer to another school. You must officially stop your federal aid at TATC before accessing aid at a new school. If you fail to do this, any costs that accrue or Federal Aid overpaid are your responsibility.
In keeping with federal grant regulations, TATC pays federal grant funds in increments called payment periods. Payment periods are defined by federal regulation and are determined by your program length, the academic year of your program, and for students receiving aid in more than one year, the remainder of the program. See the chart in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to view the payment periods in your program.
The Financial Aid Office recommends that student’s attendance be 80% or higher. It is our experience that students with attendance less than this often fail to meet the progress requirements. In addition, federal aid funds are earned through school attendance and progress. The absolute minimum attendance allowance is 67%. If attendance is less than 80% the student will receive a courtesy warning. This warning is only to alert the student of the potential risk of low attendance. If the student’s attendance falls below 67% aid will be suspended.
Once a student’s aid has been suspended they can regain eligibility by getting their cumulative attendance to 67% and maintaining it at that rate. Students are only eligible for payment in the payment period in which they regain eligibility – not for any prior payment periods. Please note that progress standards must also be met in order to be considered for reinstatement.
Attendance standards for prior enrollment periods will count towards the current federal aid eligibility for five years from the date of the student’s last withdrawal. The office will require the student to serve a paid probation if their attendance was poor during the prior enrollment. In addition, a student could be required to serve a non-paid probation period, if they demonstrated poor attendance habits in a prior enrollment period that impacted aid eligibility at that time, regardless of the time frame.
See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
All enrolled students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress towards meeting the established graduation requirements of TATC’s programs. A student must meet each of the following qualitative and quantitative standards to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress:
A student must have a minimum score of 80% on all tests or other course assignments, and demonstrate 100% competency on hands-on skill assessments before continuing to the next competency.
Quantitative Measure – Pace
Each competency is assigned progress hours based on the average time a student would expect to complete a program curriculum. Progress hours are then measured as a ratio against enrolled hours to determine how many hours a student actually took to complete the program curriculum. Students must be on pace for completing the program in no more that 150% of the weeks in the program. Progress is monitored at the end of each payment period.
The Financial Aid Office recommends that your attendance be at least 80%. It is our experience that students with attendance less than this often fail to meet the progress requirements. If your attendance is less than 80% you will receive a courtesy warning. This warning is only to alert you of the potential risk of low attendance.
The absolute minimum attendance allowed is 67%. A student must attend at least 67% of the scheduled class hours on a cumulative basis during each evaluation period.
See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information.
Maximum Time Frame
Students must complete the program within 150% of the program length, expressed in calendar time. For example, a 600 clock hour program would take a full-time student 25 weeks, and the school’s maximum time frame is 150% (which is based on 67% attendance – minimum required), then the program’s maximum time frame is 38 weeks.
See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information.
Early Completion - Non Title IV Recipients Only
TATC’s model of competency based learning can result in students completing their program in fewer hours than the length of the program. Federal Aid can only be earned for hours you actually attend the program. Students receiving Federal Aid are required to attend all of the hours in their respective program.
Students will be allowed two program changes (three programs) in a three-year period. In the event that a student is seeking funding for coursework previously funded, the student must show just cause that the technology has changed enough to render the training obsolete. Time cannot be the only factor involved in the request unless the coursework is more than five years old.
Early Withdrawal - Return of Title IV
When students withdraw from school before completing the period of enrollment they have been paid for, they are subject to the TATC Financial Aid policy on Return of Title IV. The Financial Aid Office will conduct a calculation to determine how much of the aid was earned. Any funds not earned must be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. If the student received more funds than they are entitled, they are considered overpaid. Those funds must be paid back to the U.S. Department of Education directly and students will lose their financial aid eligibility until those funds are repaid. If TATC must return unearned aid that was used to pay direct school costs accrued by the student, TATC will return those funds to the U.S. Department of Education and bill the student for any outstanding charges.
See the Return of Title IV Policy for additional information.
TATC scholarships may be awarded to students based on their financial need. Scholarships are to be used to further technical pursuits for employment. All Scholarship Applications are available in the Student Services office.
TATC works hard to bring scholarship offerings to students attending the College. The College receives funds from various organizations, foundations, and individuals that are intended to assist students in off-setting their education expenses.
Adult Scholarship Deadline: The scholarship office accepts applications each month for award consideration in the subsequent month. The application deadline is the 15th of each month.
Register to Vote Online
Now it’s easier than ever to register online! Simply visit the Online Voter Registration website to find out more. You need to have a current Utah Driver’s License or ID Card in order to register using the online system.*
You may use the voter registration website to:
- Register to vote in Utah
- Change your name or address on your voter registration record
- Affiliate with a party or change your party affiliation
Your Online Voter Registration must be submitted 7 days prior to the upcoming election to be eligible to vote in that election, however, you will not be eligible for Early Voting unless you register 30 days or more prior to that election.
If you want to register online to vote, your address must match the address on file with the Driver License Division (DLD). If your address with the DLD is not current, you may update that online at their website by clicking here. This must be done before submitting your online voter registration. After updating your address please allow 24 hours before returning to register to vote online.
If your address is not current with DLD you may still use the online voter registration system, but you will be required to print the form, sign it and mail it in.