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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Stagehand JATC

The stagehand program trains apprentices in the art of constructing, setting up and moving of props and stage accessories. The work also includes all sound systems, lighting systems and overall facilities for any stage or movie production. This is a three-year program requiring 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 432 hours of related and supplemental instruction. The program follows a national curriculum which has been approved and registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and adopted by local sponsors.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.

Occupations in this area:

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

contact us:

For information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-4066. 


Apprenticeship students receive a reduced cost tuition at 50% off

We recommend that students are employed in the field that they are taking courses in prior to beginning, but in certain programs, employment can occur during the first year of the program.

No, we do not recommend any one company over another. If you are looking for apprenticeship employment, we suggest contacting companies in your area.

Tuition and Fees

Available Class Schedules

Financial Aid

Please note, apprenticeship students are NOT eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however they may be eligible for some scholarships.