Enhanced Skills
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.

No Cost

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.



  1. New Applicants, Create An Account. Existing Applicants, Login to your USU Account.
  2. 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
  3. 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.