BATC’s name officially changes Saturday

LOGAN – On Saturday, Bridgerland Applied Technology College will become Bridgerland Technical College. The name change comes because of Senate Bill 238, which was passed by the state legislature earlier this year.

A press release from the college stated that the name change reflects the “commitment to the advancement of higher technical education.”

“A college education in technical fields provide advanced career opportunities for high school and adult students,” it reads. “Bridgerland Technical College is on the forefront of shaping a successful future for every student in the Bear River Region.”

The college is part of a larger system of eight regional colleges statewide known as the Utah College of Applied Technology, but because of the bill, the organization’s name will change to the Utah System of Technical Colleges.

The other seven schools are also receiving similar name changes. The press release said even though the name has changed, the school will continue to operate the same way. The goal, it said, will continue to be, “Get In, Get Out, Get a Job!”

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