Student Recognition Ceremony for Southwest Applied Technology College

CEDAR CITY –  Students of Southwest Applied Technology College of Cedar City are preparing for their Recognition Ceremony June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Crystal Inn in Cedar City. More than 300 certificates will be awarded to students who have proven competence in various areas including business technology, information technology, professional truck driving, health sciences, automotive technology and welding.

Southwest Applied Technology College is accredited by the Commission on Council of Occupational Education. COE accredits post-secondary occupational institutions that offer certificate, diploma or applied associate degree programs. Included within these institutions are public technical colleges, private career colleges (both for-profit and not-for-profit), and federal institutions including Army, Navy and Department of Defense institutions, and Job Corps Centers.

Amongst the awards being earned at the Recognition Ceremony are 163 certificates for Career and Technical Education, 123 certificates of Skill Competency, 43 certificates of Proficiency, and 7 certificates of Completion.

Derek Morton, former chairman for the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Iron County Festival of Homes chairman, and part owner of SnoMania Shaved Ice, is the keynote speaker of the Recognition Ceremony which anticipates more than 200 family members and friends in attendance.

The public is invited to attend this event. R.S.V.P. by calling Southwest Applied Technology College at 435-586-2899.

Southwest Applied Technology College has been serving rural Utah as a competency-based training institution for nearly 20 years. It is one of eight colleges statewide in the Utah College of Applied Technology, providing adult and high school students with technical job skills needed in the workforce.  To learn more about SWATC and UCAT, visit the website or

UPDATED Jan. 13, 2018 – Southwest Applied Technical College was renamed Southwest Technical College In July 2017. Its associated website address has been changed and accordingly the hyperlinks to the college’s site have been updated in this report.

Event Recap

Date: June 6, 2013

What: SWATC Recognition Ceremony

Where: Crystal Inn, 1575 W 200 N Cedar City, UT 84720

Who: All students who have completed their programs, family, friends and supporters are invited to attend.

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