Southwest Applied Technology College

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Southwest Applied Technology College
Type Public, Technical College
Affiliation UCAT, Utah System of Higher Education
President Brennan M. Wood
Location Cedar City, UT, USA

Southwest Applied Technology College (SWATC) is a public technical training institution located in Cedar City, Utah and serving Beaver, Garfield, Iron and Kane counties. In addition to its main campus in Cedar City, SWATC also operates a campus in Kanab, Utah. SWATC currently focuses on certificate programs in Business Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Professional Truck Driving]] and Welding. It is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, and is one eight regional applied technology colleges (ATCs) in Utah under the parent organization The Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT).[1]


SWATC was founded in the late 1990s. Dana Miller was the college President in the early 2000s. He was succeeded by current SWATC President Brennan Wood, who was appointed in 2014 following Miller's retirement.[2] A new $19.3 million building was constructed in 2014-15 and completed in March 2015.[3][4] In fall of 2016, Southwest Applied Technology College will launch the Utah Aerospace Pathway Initiative. This initiative is a partnership between the technology school, the Government Office of Economic Development, Iron County School District, and MSC Aerospace.[3] In the summer of 2015 SWATC received a $200,000 grant from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation to purchase classroom and lab equipment for the new campus, especially in support of the new Allied Health and Technology Building.[5]



SWATC has programs in Electrical and Plumbing, Automotive, Business Technology, Accounting Clerk, Business Administrative Support I & II, Computer Applications, Health Science , Medical Office Assistant, Medical Clinical, Medical Clinical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Information Technology, Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, Manufacturing Technology, Professional Truck Driving, Renewable Energy, Wind Technician, Solar Technician and Welding Technology.


  1. ^ Green, Peggy (25 November 2015). "Southwest Applied Technology College awarded 2016 Student of the Year Read more: KCSG Television - Southwest Applied Technology College awarded 2016 Student of the Year". KCSG Television. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Wentz, Cathy (8 August 2014). "New SWATC president appointed". The Spectrum. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Miller, Carin (1 April 2016). "Sen. Vickers headlines opening of new Southwest Applied Technology College building". St. George News. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Coombs, Holly (29 August 2014). "Officials break ground for $19.3M building for applied technology college". St. George News. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Southwest Applied Technology College receives $200,000 donation". The Independent. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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Coordinates: 37°39′51″N 113°04′12″W / 37.66417°N 113.07000°W / 37.66417; -113.07000