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Ogden–Weber Applied Technology College

Ogden-Weber Tech College
Ogden-Weber Tech College Logo
Established 1971
Type Public, two-year technical college
President Collette R. Mercier
Location Ogden, UT, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Red and black
Affiliations UCAT, Utah System of Higher Education
Website .edu.owatcwww

Ogden–Weber Applied Technology College (also referred to as Ogden-Weber Tech College or OWATC) is a technical college located in Ogden, Utah, USA. It is the largest of the eight regional campuses that comprise the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT). The college offers open-entry, open-exit, competency-based education targeted at technical skills and job placement (also called career and technical education).


Main Campus Clocktower

The college opened its doors in April 1971. At that time it was known as Skills Center North. The institution helped adult students learn new job skills to attain employment. The student body consisted of 100 students. By 1975, the Utah Board of Regents incorporated Skills Center North as part of Weber State College. Within several years the Center’s training programs had received full state and regional accreditation which opened the door to allowing high school students to attend the Center while completing their high school graduation requirements. The student body grew to exceed 750 adult and high school students (both full-time and part-time). In 1982, the Center was moved under the auspices of the Utah State Office of Education and was renamed the Ogden-Weber Area Vocational Center. The student body grew to over 1,200 students. In 1984, the Center moved its campus to its present day location, formerly the site of the Utah State Industrial School and Ogden Military Academy, to accommodate the need for more classrooms with a steadily increasing student body. The name was changed to the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Center in the early 1990s.

The then center celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2001. Over 300 technical courses were being offered at that time. During that year the Utah State Legislature approved the College to be a Utah College of Applied Technology resulting in the institution being designated as a stand-alone campus serving the Ogden-Weber region. The center was renamed the Ogden–Weber Applied Technology College and was approved to grant students Associate of Applied Technology Degrees. The College now serves over 10,000 adult and high school students annually.[1]


Main Campus
Roy Campus
BDO Campus

Ogden–Weber Applied Technology College is located in Ogden, Utah. There are additional campuses in Roy, Utah and at Business Depot Ogden.


  1. ^ A Brief History

External links

  • Official website
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