Through Utah’s Learn and Work Program
Utah State University has joined with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Utah System of Higher Education’s Learn and Work program to provide short-term training to people unemployed, underemployed or vulnerable to economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the state’s land-grant institution, USU constantly adapts to Utah’s education needs. These new certificate programs add a career-focused option to our offerings in rural communities, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. While earning your certificate, you’ll receive local academic support through our statewide system, along with the innovative learning technology we provide as Utah’s #1 online university.
Qualifying individuals who are unemployed or underemployed because of COVID-19, and legal residents of Utah, will have their tuition covered through funding the governor’s office has received from the federal CARES Act.
Courses are flexible, with online and evening options available.
Programs are free for qualifying participants. If your career has been impacted, now is a great time to advance your skills.
We’ve partnered with communities and industry to create programs aligned with Utah’s workforce needs.
Some programs overlap with related degree requirements, so credits can later be applied toward a USU associate or bachelor’s.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, builds materials from polymers or metals according to a software-controlled design. An understanding of the design process, software training, and skills in post-production will prepare you to join this fast-growing industry. The demand for manufacturing technicians with additive processes skills is significant, especially in southeast Utah, where entry-level wages are about $51,000.
This program is available in Price.
Advanced Manufacturing students will gain a working knowledge, along with a hands-on approach to learning advanced manufacturing processes and techniques. The hands-on skills that are developed in each of the courses will help graduates of the certificate be able to be proficient starting day one on the job and be able to contribute to the company.
This program is available in Brigham City and Logan.
Community Healthcare Worker
This program is for students looking to start or enhance a career in public health. Learn core skills related to public health and working individually and collaboratively. Graduates are eligible to gain certification through the Utah Department of Health Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program.
Available in Price, Moab, Castle Dale, Blanding, Montezuma Creek, and Monument Valley.
Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)
Students interested in obtaining the Certificate of Proficiency in Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) can register for the Trucking program at any time on an open-entry/open-exit basis. A combination of one-on-one driver training with instruction in the laws and regulations involved in CDL operation and hands-on experience help prepare students for a career in this field. The job market is in need of qualified drivers with a CDL license and supervised driving training.
This program is available in Blanding and Price.
STEPS TO GET STARTED
- New Applicants, Create An Account. Existing Applicants, Login to your USU Account.
- Complete Application. Download the Application Quick Reference Guide.
- Select Non-Degree Seeking Student
- Select Program of Study
- Additive Manufacturing
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Community Healthcare Worker
- Commercial Truck Driving
- Select Term
- Select Learn & Work Program
- The application will then be sent to the admissions office for processing. Please allow 1-2 business days. An email will be sent once the application has been processed.