SWATC Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation

SWATC Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation for the fourth year and offers 26+ training plans and programs eligible for veteran's education benefits.

Cedar City, UT, September 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Southwest Applied Technology College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Southwest Applied Technology College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” Complete survey methodology is available atmilitaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

Southwest Applied Technology has over 26 training plans and programs that are eligible for use with Veteran’s education benefits. “This is the first year we have All of our training options available for use with education benefits available to veterans,” said Peggy Green, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Veteran’s Benefits Certifying Official for the campus. Available are Accounting Clerk, Automotive Technician, Business Admin Support I and II, Computer Applications, Digital Media I and II, EMT Basic and Advanced, Entrepreneurship I, II and III, Graphic Design, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Clinical Assistant, Multimedia, Network Administrator, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Professional Truck Driving, Web Design, and Welding.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

About Southwest Applied Technology College
Southwest Applied Technology College (SWATC) has been serving rural Utah as a competency-based training institution for nearly 20 years. It is one of eight colleges statewide in the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) system, providing adult and high school students with technical job skills needed in the workforce. To learn more about SWATC and UCAT, visit www.swatc.edu or www.ucat.edu.
Southwest Applied Technology College
Peggy Green