This archived article was written by: Karli Morris
Recently, USU Eastern has taken over the cosmetology concurrent enrollment program with CTEC (Canyons Technical Education Center), previously contracted with Salt Lake Community College.
In the past, students in the Canyons School District could take cosmetology classes at CTEC and receive SLCC credits. Due to an increase in trade schools and a projected decrease in jobs in the cosmetology field, SLCC cut its cosmetology program. Now students will take their courses like they have in the past, but will receive credit from USU Eastern. This new partnership has already significantly increased the amount of applicants for the USU Eastern cosmetology program said Wade Arave, admissions advisor – enrollment services.
USU Eastern is also finalizing a partnership with Granite School District to receive concurrent enrollment credits through the Granite Technical Institute.
According to Arave, this will allow for a smooth transition from high school to college to complete the hours necessary for a cosmetology license. This will also open the door for students to earn an associate’s of applied science along with the license.
“We are pleased to be able to work with the Granite Technical Institute (GTI) and with the Canyons Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Salt Lake City to offer concurrent enrollment credit at USU Eastern for students who are completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in our outstanding Cosmetology program. The agreements are being finalized now for fall of 2013,” said Russell Goodrich, associate vice chancellor – professional and technical education. “This is an exciting opportunity for students, and we are pleased to form this new partnership with the Granite and Canyons school districts.”
The USU Eastern ambassador team will be hosting a special Eagle Experience for cosmetology students and especially those of Canyons School District on April 26 – 27. The students will have the opportunity of touring the campus, especially the cosmetology department.