High School Students

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Every high school student can benefit from enrolling at a tech college. Learning a technical skill benefits everyone, whether you are planning on entering into a technical trade or furthering your education at a 4-year institution, you cannot go wrong with the valuable training offered at Tooele լƵ College (Tooele Tech).

The college is a great option post-graduation as well. Scholarships are available for adult students. However, you cannot beat the tuition price of only $85 per credit; with Tooele Tech, affordability is right at your fingertips.

How can students enroll and take advantage of this opportunity?

  • Students interested in attending Tooele Tech should meet with their high school counselor. Counselors enroll students through Tooele County School District’s (TCSD) Student Information System Skyward.
  • Students can receive Career and լƵ Education (CTE) or elective credit for Tooele Tech courses. Grades will be posted on Tooele County School District’s (TCSD) Student Information System Skyward.
  • Students can also attend afterschool and through the summer with tuition and fees waived.

What are the benefits of learning a trade or technical skill?

What are the benefits of learning a trade or technical skill?

  • The skills you will learn at a tech college definitely set you apart in the workplace. Job opportunities increase and set you apart from other candidates.
  • By getting certified you can find higher-paying jobs to help you pay out-of-pocket for additional schooling; this helps you avoid student loan debt.
  • Future trends point toward skill demonstration being far more valuable to an employer than a degree.
  • Save thousands of dollars by attending Tooele Tech tuition-free while in high school.

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Frequently Asked Questions for High School Students

Can a high school student enroll at Tooele Tech?

  • Generally, students should be 16 years of age or a junior.
  • High school counselors and Tooele Tech Student Advisors work closely together to help high school students through the enrollment process.

What programs or courses can high school students take?

It is encouraged that students work closely with their high school counselor to determine which program aligns with the educational and career goals established through the student’s Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR).

High school students can enroll in courses from the following programs: (Program titles are linked to each program’s information page. There you will find the individual classes in each program.)

Business Program

IT Programs

Health Care Programs

Manufacturing Programs

Service Industry Programs

Transportation Programs

When and what time are courses offered?

  • Students enrolled in a Tooele Tech program during their high school schedule can enroll in the A/B block schedule. Students can utilize the Community Learning Center (CLC) bus that drops off and picks up students in front of Tooele Tech’s entrance or self-transport.
  • Students can also attend during the college’s regular operating hours. These hours should be scheduled directly with Tooele Tech.
  • The schedule is 1-hour blocks from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students select the days and times they can come to class, which will work with their high school schedule.
  • Students would work closely with their high school counselor when enrolling at Tooele Tech, through SIS or directly through Tooele Tech, to ensure that their schedule aligns with their graduation plan.
  • Grades for students outside the SIS system will be sent to the counselor from Student Services.

How much do high school students have to pay to attend Tooele Tech?

  • High school students can attend Tooele Tech free of tuition and fees. However, students are responsible for purchasing books and supplies.

How do high school students receive grades and credits for courses taken at Tooele Tech?

  • As directed by the Tooele County School District (TCSD), each semester the Tooele Tech instructor will submit grades to the Tooele Tech registrar to be posted on the SIS system. We also can provide the student with a hard-copy transcript if that would be beneficial.
  • Those students who are registered outside of the TCSD school schedule will use a grade form to report course grades.
  • TCSD will award .5 credit for students who complete 60 competency hours of coursework at Tooele Tech, and 1 credit for 120 competency hours of coursework completed.

Does Utah State University (USU) offer credit for courses taken at Tooele Tech?

  • Tooele Tech has an articulation agreement whereby students completing any program 900 or more hours is eligible for 30 credits towards USU’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – General Technology degree.

Can students transfer to Tooele Tech after graduation for programs that were started at their high school?

  • Yes; however, they will be listed as an adult student and will be held to any costs associated with the program. Students are recommended to apply to our numerous scholarship and financial aid opportunities.