One of the many benefits of attending Dixie Technical College is the accelerated format of our instruction. We focus on providing hands-on training and teaching only the essential curriculum needed for a specific occupation.

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ne of the many benefits of attending Dixie Technical College is the accelerated format of our instruction. We focus on providing hands-on training and teaching only the essential curriculum needed for a specific occupation.

Depending on their program, students can complete their programs and graduate in a matter of months. While our membership hours and graduation rates continue to remain strong, one of the greatest testaments to the quality of education at Dixie Tech is the high placement rate of our graduates.

Overall, preliminary numbers from the Utah System of Higher Education indicate that 85% of Dixie Tech graduates from the academic year just concluded are already working in their field of study. This will improve before the data is finalized in December, as recent graduates find jobs. The prior year’s final rate was 96%. In some of our programs, that number is approaching 100%, with many students receiving job offers months before they graduate.

This is a positive reflection of our standing in the community, and the trust employers put in our instructors to train these students and prepare them for the workforce. The collaboration required to coordinate with over 200 local industry partners is an immense undertaking, but it is an area where Dixie Tech excels. The College has an Occupational Advisory Committee for each of its 24 programs, where members of industry can give input on exactly what skills they want our graduates to have.

“Dixie Tech’s strong connection to industry is what makes this institution special,” said Jordan Rushton, Interim President of Dixie Technical College. “Every program is guided by local industry experts who drive the curriculum and competencies. Each graduate leaves with the exact skills our local industry partners are looking for.”

Because of the excellent relationship between Dixie Tech and local industry, we’ve been able to continue to expand our program offerings and provide a well-trained workforce who can continue to live and work right here in Washington County. This results in a stronger community and a stronger economy.

Dixie Tech is committed to providing students with an exceptional education, enabling them to go directly to the workforce and support themselves and their families. Local employers will continue to play an integral role in this process by advising on curriculum and providing excellent jobs for our graduates.

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