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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

You're cut out for something better

Why Choose the School of Technical & Professional Specialties?

The School of Technical & Professional Specialties provides technical education and career training to give you skills to get a meaningful job. We serve thousands of students who have a wide range of educational and career goals. Our competency-based education helps you reduce the time it takes to complete your education.

Weekly Enrollment

Depending on program openings, you may start immediately

Flexible Scheduling

Arrange your class schedule around your lifestyle

Low Cost

Tuition is based on $2.45 per clock hour; and tuition is free for high school students

Job Ready

Our programs are tailored to meet the needs of business and industry and prepare you to enter the job market


Depending on your program, some courses may transfer toward an associate's degree at SLCC


SATTS courses are offered at 7 of the 10 SLCC locations

Academic Support

Need a little help with math or reading? Academic readiness courses will get you up to speed

Competency-based education

Move through competency-based education courses for some programs at an accelerated pace

"I chose the School of Applied Technology because I needed a way to support my family and not rely on others. I'm a single mom. Having a career and being able to take care of my kids was the goal I had in mind when I enrolled."

Nikole is finishing the Clinical Medical Assistant program - the second SAT program she's completed, having previously finished the Medical Office Administration program.

SAT offers weekly enrollments, flexible class scheduling and low cost classes. "The flexible but consistent school hours were a real bonus," Nikole said. Programs are designed in close collaboration with local business and industry to ensure that graduates are prepared to work in their fields on their first day on the job.

Nikole will begin her 165-hour externship program with a local company. Her work will be fulfilling and will help her meet her goal of taking care of her family. She'll also have a start in the medical field where her hard work will continue to be rewarded. And she knows she'll be successful because she has already overcome real obstacles to achieve so much.

"I knew I could do this because my instructors Celeste Skinner and Julia Miller were so supportive - they gave me everything I needed to make it."