UBTech and SUU announce articulation transferability for students

By Stephanie Carter

Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) and Southern Utah University (SUU) are pleased to announce additional higher education opportunities for UBTech students through course-to-course articulation agreements, which broaden a student’s ability to continue their educational pursuit with a degree-granting institution in the State of Utah.

Articulation agreements create a seamless pathway from one school to another. UBTech students will be able to transfer agreed-upon coursework from UBTech and receive degree-granting credit at SUU. This makes it possible for students to take their technical education and work towards a SUU bachelor’s degree.

Agreements with SUU include course-to-course transferability in the areas of IT, Automation Technician, Welding, Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Auto Technology, Business, and CDL. Other areas in Culinary Arts and Practical Nursing are being discussed for future articulation agreements.

“We are happy to announce additional educational pathways for UBTech students,” said UBTech President, Aaron K. Weight. “Our goal is to provide students with an understanding of all educational opportunities available to them in the State of Utah. We desire students to be successful no matter their career aspiration or educational pursuit.”

In 2021, Aaron Weight, UBTech President met with Jon Anderson, SUU Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs about starting the process of articulation agreements between the two higher education institutions. Due to their already strong partnership with Southwest Technical College, Weight asked SUU to further their reach and invited them to benefit students from eastern Utah.

“SUU has strong relationships and partnerships with technical education,” says Weight. “What they have created with Southwest Technical College where students are able to be dually enrolled is a great testament to the work they do to help students have seamless transferability.”

“It has been exciting to see the doors of opportunity open for our students. SUU evaluated UBTech’s curriculum and agreed that UBTech coursework aligned with SUU’s coursework,” added UBTech Executive Advisor to Instruction, Tammy Wilkerson.

“SUU was phenomenal to work with and they agreed on over 100 credits of coursework that will transfer from UBTech to SUU. That’s over $50,000 in tuition savings for our students.”

“At SUU, we believe that students coming from a technical education background have much to offer our institution, we welcome them, and we are committed to their success,” says SUU Associate Provost, James Sage.

For more information on articulation agreements, visit www.ubtech.edu/transfer or www.suu.edu/admissions/transfer.

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