Credit will be granted in the heathcare, automotive, construction, technology areas

Utah Valley University (UVU) and Bridgerland Technical College (BTECH) signed six new pathway agreements today that will recognize the work of BTECH students who graduate in healthcare, automotive, construction, and technology by granting them between 30-40 credit hours toward specific UVU
associate and bachelor’s degrees.

The agreements mean that any BTECH graduate in these areas of study will be able to earn UVU associate degrees in half the time. The credits will also apply to bachelor’s degrees. The new agreements make credit available to BTECH graduates who graduate in 2024 or later.

“We worked hard to streamline our educational pathways between UVU and BTECH with our students in mind,” said David Connelly, associate provost – Student Success at UVU. “Student success is a priority at both schools and our collective goal is to help all students access quality education, help them stay in school, graduate, and find meaningful employment.”

Many of the BTECH students in these areas have expressed a desire to eventually run their own businesses in their areas of expertise. The new educational agreements will provide a faster and more efficient path toward a degree, giving students crucial coursework in accounting, marketing, management, and other key competencies for managing a business.

“We appreciate the careful, diligent work put in by UVU and Bridgerland faculty to create aligned pathways that allow students to continue their educational journeys seamlessly, said Wendy Carter, executive vice president of BTECH. “This partnership benefits both students and employers across the state of Utah as students fulfill educational requirements to land their dream career while meeting the rapidly expanding needs of employers.”

The combined education provided by UVU and BTECH will reward students for prior learning, making their degrees more affordable, and greatly increasing their
earning potential. Both institutions have agreed to continue to look for ways to streamline educational processes to benefit Utah’s students.

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