Bridgerland Technical College

April 22, 2019

APRIL 22, 2019, 4 P.M.


Item 1

Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome


Item 2

Culinary Arts & Meat Services Participate in Spice on Ice

Rex Davidsavor, Culinary Arts Instructor

Alex Rogers, Cafeteria Manager

Once again, the Culinary Arts and Meat Services programs put their skills to the test at the Eccles Ice Arena’s Spice on Ice fundraising event on March 19, 2019. The Bridgerland Technical College (BTECH) team served Black Canyon smoked trout from Grace, Idaho, served on a bed of saffron rice, garnished with edible flowers and peppercress. The results of the competition will be revealed. Participating students and instructors have been invited to attend.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.


Item 3

Presidential Scholarship Recipient Recognition

Ann Geary, Board Chair

Chad Campbell, President

The BTECH Presidential Scholarship is a prestigious award recognizing high school seniors from across the intermountain west who will graduate in 2019 and were nominated by an instructor of career and technical education endorsing merit, accomplishments, and future plans. Recipients of this scholarship demonstrate exceptional ability and accomplishment in a technical training area and have a sincere desire to enroll and complete training at BTECH. The following five students have been selected as recipients and have been invited to attend the meeting with their parent(s):

  • Taybree Ballard - Dental Assisting
  • Megan Christensen - Animal Sciences
  • Kaitlyn Labrum - Medical Assisting
  • Amber Christensen - Medical Assisting
  • Fallon Johnson – Drafting

Update on 2018 Recipients                 

  • #1 Automated Manufacturing, deferred scholarship (mission)
  • #2 Machining Technology, current student
  • #3 Diesel, current student
  • #4 Interior Design, current student
  • #5 Machining Technology, graduate, employed at Central Valley Machine

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.


Item 4

Consent Calendar Action Items

A. Minutes from the November 19, 2018, Board meeting are available online for review and subsequent approval.

B. FY 2019-2020 Proposed Tuition Increase

As directed by the USTC Commissioner of Technical Education, the Board of Directors needs to recommend the general tuition rate for Fiscal Year 19-20 to the USTC Board of Trustees. Bridgerland Administration are recommending a $.05 increase in tuition from the current rate of $1.95 per membership hour to $2.00 per membership hour.

The required Tuition Hearing was held March 28, 2019. The “Notice of Proposed Tuition Increase for 2019-2020” is available online. Some of the rationale for proposing a $.05 per hour increase is based on moving toward a regular, systematic annual increase each year going forward rather than having large increases one year and then little or no increase another year. The $.05 increase represents a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year.

C. FY 2019-2020 Differential Rates

Included for your information and review is a draft letter from President Campbell to USTC requesting the renewal of a differential tuition rate for the Farm and Ranch Management and Academic Learning programs. Differential tuition rates for these two programs have been in existence for many years; however, USTC Policy 204.6 (6.4) dictates that differential tuition rates must be approved by the USTC Board of Trustees on an annual basis. Accordingly, with the consent and recommendation of Bridgerland’s Board of Directors, this letter will be finalized and forwarded to the USTC Administration and Board of Trustees for their subsequent approval.

Differential Rate Letter

D. Capital Development Request

The Bridgerland Technical College request for a new Health Sciences building got substantial traction and attention during the 2019 General Session of the Legislature, but ultimately was not funded. One higher education building prioritized by the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Committee (IGG), ahead of the BTECH building, was funded; and two buildings that were prioritized below were funded. BTECH Administration is extremely appreciative of all the efforts made by legislators, including members of the Northern Utah Chamber Coalition, and several legislative leaders.

Bridgerland still urgently needs this Health Sciences building and accordingly is requesting permission and support from the Bridgerland Board of Directors to submit a request to the USTC Board of Trustees as a Capital Development project. In addition, the amount requested for the building needs to be updated from $33,500,000 to $36,867,000 for inflation in accordance with an updated Capital Budget Estimate (CBE) received from the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) staff on April 2, 2019. A copy of the updated CBE is available online.

DFCM Capital Budget Estimate (CBE)

E. Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 Student Enrollment and Outcomes Report Final Certification

The FY 2017-2018 Student Enrollment and Outcomes Report, as of July 31, 2018, was reviewed by the Board of Directors in the August 27, 2018, Board meeting. As provided in the Utah System of Technical College (USTC) Policy 205.11.2, Bridgerland continued to track outcomes of FY 2017-2018 certificate seeking students after the end of the fiscal year and provided a follow-up data submission in December. Additional non-graduate/early-hire completers and re-enrolled students were reported. Completion rates for certificate-seeking students have been recalculated, given these updated student outcomes. The Bridgerland Technical College President along with both Vice Presidents for Instruction and the Vice President for Student Services have certified that the submitted follow-up data comply with all applicable statutes and policies, and have verified that the updated completion rates are accurate, to the best of their knowledge. The final certification was submitted to USTC December 19, 2018, as required by USTC Policy.

The Office of the Commissioner of Technical Education has reviewed, accepted, and approved the follow-up data submission. The report details the final completion rates, certificate totals, and cost rates reflecting the certified follow-up data for the College. USTC policy requires Bridgerland to provide a copy of this report to the Board of Directors at the first Board meeting following the submittal to USTC.

ACTION:  Recommend approval of Consent Calendar Action Items.


Item 5

Consent Calendar Information Items

A. Custom Fit – Year to Date

Fiscal Year Trainees Training Hours Total Companies New Companies
16-17 4,762 62,014 167 30
17-18 4,856 67,118 182 34
18-19 1st Qtr 1,246 13,840 127 24
18-19 2nd Qtr 1,731 24,140 143 33


B. Stand-Alone Courses

  • In accordance with USTC Policy 200, Section 5.1.2, courses not part of an approved certificate shall be approved by the Chief Instructional Officer and reported to the College Board of Directors as an information item. The current schedule is included as a link and is always available online at New courses that have been approved, but not included on the web page, are available online as a link.

C. Calendar/Happenings

  • BTECH held a Single Parent Night where a wealth of resources for single parents including home, health, and educational opportunities were offered. The highlight of the evening was a generous scholarship donation of $15,000 to BTECH.
  • BTECH provided activities and a booth at the SheTech Explorer Day Conference in Sandy, Utah. This conference brought together female high school students from all over Utah for a fun, hands-on technical experience. Students got to meet mentors and role models and learn more about the exciting world of tech.
  • Other recent events include the Welding Skills Competition, Utah Manufacturing Tournament and Career Fair, Spring Fashion Show, and Animal Sciences and Meat Services FFA Competitions.
  • Calendar available at
    • May 1 & 2 – Career Days, 8:15 a.m.-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. each day
    • June 4 – BTECH Nursing Graduation, 5:30 p.m. (BTECH Main Campus)
    • June 5 – BTECH General Graduation, 6:30 p.m. (Green Canyon High School)
  • Board Meeting Dates
    • June 17, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • November 18, 2019

 ACTION:  Information item(s)/pleasure of the Board.


Item 6

Audit Committee Report –

Audited Annual Financial Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2018

Roger Pulsipher, Audit Committee Chair

Lisa Rock, Controller

The Bridgerland Technical College Audited Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 2018, along with the Government Auditing Standards (GAS) report on internal control and the auditors required communications are available online. Auditors from the Office of the Utah State Auditor participated in a conference call with the Audit Committee meeting prior to Board Meeting for presentation of Bridgerland’s audit report along with the list of required communications. Roger Pulsipher, Chair of the Audit Committee, will provide the Board with a summary of the Audit Committee Meeting.

Administration will be present to discuss the results of the audit, discuss the financial position of the College, and address any questions or comments the Board may have.

Audited Financial Report
Required Communications
Changes in Net Position

ACTION:  Recommend acceptance of the Audit Annual Financial Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2018.


Item 7

Program Changes

Wendy Carter, Vice President for Instruction

Included for Board information and review are proposed program changes with an effective implementation date of July 1, 2019. Outlined are program modifications for consideration:

  • Business Technology – hour change from 1050 hours to 960 hours
  • Cabinetmaking and Millwork (960 hours) – Discontinue
  • Culinary Arts (900 hours) CIP Code Correction – 12.0503
  • Pharmacy Technician – hour change from 630 hours to 660 hours
  • Nursing Assistant (100 hours) – Brigham City Branch Campus – Discontinue

College administrative staff will be present at the meeting to explain the proposed changes. Once approved by the Board of Directors, application for consideration will be forwarded to the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Program List with Changes

ACTION:  Recommend approval of Program Changes as outlined.


Item 8

Health Sciences Building – Programming and Planning

Chad Campbell, President

In an effort to improve the chance of Bridgerland’s request for a new Health Sciences building being funded during the next legislative session, it has been recommended by the Director of DFCM that we complete the programming and planning phase of the project during the interim. Bridgerland has already completed the required Feasibility Study and has done substantial work on pre-programming. However, to have the project be considered by the Legislature as “shovel ready,” programming and planning is imperative.

The cost for programming and planning is estimated to be approximately $300,000 or less. This would have to be initially funded from institutional or donor funds. When the Legislature eventually funds the building, the cost of programming and planning would be reimbursed to the College.

This request will also require the approval of the USTC Board of Trustees during their May 9, 2019, meeting and then by the State Building Board during their June meeting. According to the Director of DFCM, the RFP for programming and planning will be initiated as soon as the Bridgerland Board of Directors approves this request to use institutional funds. It will be contingent upon receiving approval by the USTC Board of Trustees and the State Building Board. If approved, programming and planning will occur between June and the beginning of the legislative session.

ACTION:  Recommend approval of Health Sciences Building – Programming and Planning using institutional or donor funds.


Item 9

Logan City/BTECH Easement/Land Swap

Chad Campbell, President

Logan City’s commitment to Bridgerland Technical College and the future Health Sciences building includes an effort to put approximately $7.0 million worth of infrastructure improvements on the two roads directly in front of these buildings. The project will create a three lane road (including a turn lane) on 600 West and will create a five lane road (including a turn lane) on 1400 North. The project will include traffic signals at the intersection and will provide curb, gutter, and sidewalk on both sides of 1400 North and the West side of 600 West.

A copy of the proposed Easement and Warranty Deed document to facilitate this transaction, along with the estimated values and an overview map of the property, is attached as links.

In addition to requesting approval from the Bridgerland Technical Colleges Board of Directors, this request will also be forwarded to the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees for approval at their May 9, 2019, meeting before being finalized.

Easement Map
Property Acquisition
Easement-Warranty Deed

ACTION:  Recommend approval of the Logan City/BTECH Easement/Land Swap as presented.


Item 10

Legislative Update

Chad Campbell, President

A brief update regarding the 2019 General Session of the Legislature will be provided at the meeting and the FY 2020 UTech Appropriations is available online as a link. Administration is requesting support from the Board of Directors to prepare the BTECH FY 2019-2020 Operating Budget utilizing the funding in accordance with the budget request documentation provided to USTC and the Legislature before the session. This would also include direction to prepare the FY 2019-2020 budget with a 2.5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase. H.B. 8 State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations provides a 2.5 percent labor market increase for state and higher education employees and provides an average 4.35 percent increase in health insurance benefits. A brief report about how this information applies specifically to Bridgerland will be provided at the meeting.

ACTION: Recommend approval of the Ongoing Budget strategies as outlined and discussed during the meeting.


Item 11

Board of Trustees Report

Dr. Scott Theurer, Trustee Representative

A brief update from the USTC Board of Trustees will be provided.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.


Item 12


Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Brigham City Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302