Bridgerland Technical College
October 23, 2017
BRIDGERLAND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
LOGAN CAMPUS - MAIN
1301 NORTH 600 WEST, LOGAN, UTAH
Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome
Minutes from the August 28, 2017, Board meeting are available online for your review and subsequent approval.
ACTION: Recommend approval of minutes.
Program and Certificate (Exit Point) Changes
Chad Campbell, President
Included for Board information and review are proposed program changes with an effective implementation date of November 1, 2017.
Bridgerland Technical College received initial accreditation in 2005. Prior to that time, program design included embedded exit points (similar to Occupational Completion Points in Florida). This design was initially submitted to the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and subsequently approved with the highest level credential approved as the program length. Program level changes were provided as required to COE annually.
In 2017, as a result of Department of Education direction, pages 8-9 of the Policies Rules of the Commission manual provided direction and clarification to Exit Points.
“Programs are often designed with embedded exit points (also referred to as occupational completion points). These exit points are created during a formal program planning process that is documented and that includes input from the program’s occupational advisory committee. Students enrolled in the program who demonstrate acceptable progress are issued credentials (such as certificates of completion) when these points are reached. They indicate specific points within the program at which it is determined, during the program planning process, that a student has gained marketable skills and is employable.
For example, a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program is 1,200 clock hours in length (required for a diploma) and may be designed with an exit point credential titled, ‘Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate.’ The CNA certificate is issued to students who complete at least 250 clock hours of the LPN program. Students who choose to leave the LPN program before completing the hours required for the diploma will still be rewarded with a credential of completion of a certain portion of instruction that indicates the student gained a certain level of knowledge and skills. This certificate may greatly benefit the student who seeks employment in the field of Allied Health, even though it may be at a lower level of pay and long-term opportunity.
Institutions are not required to list all exit points on the approved program list for the Council. However, if the institution advertises enrollment in an exit point program, like the CNA program mentioned in the example above, it MUST list the CNA program separately on the approved program list…..”
Bridgerland wishes to comply with the new direction provided by the Commission and ultimately the US Department of Education by eliminating all exit points so program offerings can be advertised in marketing materials. The College wishes to convert popular exit points into stand-alone programs and make clock-hour changes to programs where Advisory Committee input and student demand dictate.
Once approved by the BTECH Board of Directors, application will be forwarded to COE.
Attachment: Program List 17-18
ACTION: Recommend approval of the Program and Certificate (Exit Point) Changes.
Report on Governor’s Education Summit
Chad Campbell, President
Troy Christensen, Vice President for Brigham City
The Governor’s Education Summit was held October 13, 2017, at Utah Valley University. At this event, Governor Gary Herbert declared 2018 the “Year of Technical Education” in the state of Utah. Statewide Vision, Student Perspectives, Industry Engagement, and Education Delivery were among the panels presented with experts discussing related topics. Bridgerland’s Automated Manufacturing & Robotics graduate, John Robinson, represented the College on the ‘Student Perspectives’ panel as an excellent example of stackable credentials. He is continuing his education at Utah State University in Technology Systems.
ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.
BTECH Updates & Calendar Items
Chad Campbell, President
- Email changed to edu
- Calendar available at edu/event-calendars
- Brigham City Branch Campus Open House – November 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting)
- Board Leadership Meeting – November 13, 4 p.m.
- Fall Fashion Show – November 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m.
- General Graduation – December 6, 6:30 p.m.
- Nursing Graduation – December 7, 5:30 p.m.
- 2017-2018 Board Meeting Dates
- November 20, 2017
- January 22, 2018
- April 23, 2018
- June 18, 2018
Other Items of Business
Next Meeting Date: The next Board meeting will be Monday, November 20, 2017, at 4 p.m.
Hours of Operation
Logan Campus - Main
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
Brigham City Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm