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Davis Applied Technology College (formerly Davis Area Vocational Center) was created by an act of the 1978 Utah State Legislature to serve the residents of Davis and Morgan Counties with technical training. In June 2001, a special session of the Legislature passed House Bill 1003 creating the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT), the state’s 10th newest institution of higher education. There are eight applied technology campuses: Bridgerland, Davis, Dixie, Mountainland, Ogden-Weber, Tooele, Southwest, and Uintah Basin.

Why Choose DATC


At DATC, you can take classes to fit your schedule. The day and time you attend is flexible and can be designed to meet your needs. Many of our classrooms and labs are open from 7:40 am to 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If you need a class schedule to fit with your work schedule, we can typically accommodate your needs.


Most courses offered at DATC are self-paced, which means you can choose how quickly you move through the course material. If you already know the information or have the skills required, you can complete the tests and finish the material quickly – you choose the pace. If the class material is new to you, then take the time you need to make sure you understand the information. The instructors are here to help you one on one.


Programs at DATC are hands-on, NOT lecture based. DATC emphasizes the skills required on the job. For example, by the third day of class in our Automotive or Diesel programs, students are in the lab turning wrenches. While some academic book work is necessary, DATC emphasizes the job skills required for success in the workplace.

Low Cost

DATC offers students the best value in education. We are a Technical College funded by the State of Utah. Our mission is to provide job training to the public at a low cost. Tuition at DATC is just $2.43 per hour (Tuition and Student Fees).

Financial Aid

Complete financial aid is available to students including Pell Grant, DATC Scholarships, and Veterans Administration. Some state and private agencies will assist in job training including Utah State Office of Rehabilitation,Department of Workforce Services, Deseret Industries and other private agencies.

High Quality

DATC provides the highest quality training in the area for several reasons: We are nationally accredited through the Council on Occupational Education. Our instructors have extensive industry work experience, which enables them to design curriculum that is both student-centered and job relevant. Our program instructors consult Employer Advisory teams to ensure our training programs prepare students for employment!

Job Placement

Students will take a class in resume writing, interviewing and other job seeking skills to prepare them in finding the best job possible. DATC instructors work with employers frequently and continuously receive requests seeking students for work. The result is a placement rate over 97% in most programs. There is also an online job board available with jobs posted by employers for DATC students.


DATC serves a wide variety of students and we know that transportation can be a problem. Through our UTA partnership, DATC is able to offer the UTA College Pass for a discounted price. Details can be found at the UTA website.

We are excited that you are ready to start a new career or upgrade your skills at Davis Applied Technology College. We offer our students the most affordable (2.00/hr tuition), flexible (day, eve, online) and short-term (3-17 months) education in the State of Utah.

The sections below highlight an industry or program you might be interested in. Simply click on any of the programs to find more details about costs, financial aid, prerequisites, course outlines, certifications, job outlook and enrollment. Please keep in mind that enrollment is specific to each program, so follow the steps on the “Enroll” tab of each program page.

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a meeting with a recruitment advisor then please contact us at 801-593-2538 or

DATC Programs