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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

College Academic Readiness (KCAR)

The College Academic Readiness Course offers individualized, self-paced instruction in reading, mathematics, keyboarding and/or 10-key to prepare students for introductory courses. Students will improve their skills in preparation for placement into School of Applied Technology certificate programs. The instructor will evaluate the student’s current abilities and create a personalized learning plan to target skill areas which need improvement. The coursework includes a blended curriculum of online practice, software, and other resources. Ongoing assessment is incorporated to ensure students succeed in their academic programs.

This course features an open entry/open exit format, so course start dates and schedules are flexible. Students register for a 32- hour class and set up a schedule with a minimum of 8 hours per week. A student’s schedule may include different hours on different days to accommodate varied work schedules. Students may need to enroll for more than one month to reach their academic goals. Progress and completion dates depend on entry skills and commitment to completing homework outside class.

Stand-Alone Courses: 32 - 128 Hours

Course Overview

  • Flexible start dates
  • Individualized instruction in math and/or reading
  • Individualized instruction in keyboarding and/or 10-key
  • Ongoing Assessment: Progress checks, Pre and post testing for each skill
  • Blended curriculum: Online, learning software, and other resources
  • Tuition based on $2.45 per clock hour

contact us:

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-4073.

  • To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

Tuition and Fees

  • Application: $20.00
  • $78.40 tuition for each 32-hour course
  • $5.12 student fee per each 32-hour course
  • $0 lab fee
  • Total estimated cost for each 32-hour course: $83.52
  • Scholarships may be available for qualifying students

Available Class Schedules

  • 2–4 weeks, depending on schedule
  • Minimum of 8 hours per week
  • Could take more hours daily (same cost) for a total of 32 hours per course


South City Campus
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


  • CASAS Test, 4.0 Grade equivalent Reading Comprehension
  • CASAS Test, 4.0 Grade equivalent Math Computation

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!