Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains of Ogden, Utah, Ogden – Weber Applied Technology College has a nearly 40-year history of practical education. It is the largest of the eight regional campuses that comprise the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT). Its open-entry, open-exit, competency-based education aims to provide students with technical skills rendering them fit for job placement.
Ogden – Weber Applied Technology College (OWATC) is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Its different programs are accredited by other bodies, including the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
OWATC opened its doors in 1971. At that time, it was known as Skills Center North and was attended by 100 students. Since then, the institution has grown significantly. It now serves over 10,000 adult and high school students annually.
Five schools are located within the OWATC larger institution: the School of Business and Information Technology, the School of Construction Technology, the School of Health Occupations, the School of Manufacturing Technology and the School of Service Technology. Students may receive associates degrees and certificates as well as participate in apprenticeship programs and short courses.
The range and diversity of programs offered by OWATC is really impressive, ranging from carpentry, to web design, to cosmetology and to nursing.