Southwest Applied Technology College makes official name change


During the legislative session earlier this year, the name of Southwest Applied Technology College was changed to Southwest Technical College.

This change was part of Utah Senate Bill 238 “Higher Education Governance Revisions.” 

This bill changed the name of all eight Applied Technology Colleges in the state of Utah including the parent organization, Utah College of Applied Technology, to the Utah System of Technical Colleges.  

While this is not a drastic change, it does alter the college’s acronym, SWATC, in which the college has been referred for several years by our local community. 

Going forward, the college will no longer have an acronym, but rather will be known by their new nickname “Southwest Tech.” In addition, the college’s website has been changed to: www.stech.edu.

“I believe ‘Southwest Tech’ is more descriptive of what our college is all about,” Cordelle Morris, Marketing and Recruiting Director at Southwest Technical College, said. “It’s exciting to be a part of the great changes taking place at the college. As Southwest Tech continues to grow each year, we are thankful for everyone’s continued support.”

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