What to Expect
Trailblazer Connections is made up of a pre-semester and full semester schedule, both of which are required for students enrolled in the Trailblazer Connections course (SSC-1010, SSC-2990, or FYE).
The pre-semester runs Wednesday, August 16 through Friday, August 18 with classes being held from around 8:45am-1:00pm (7:30am-1:00pm on Wednesday). During these three days, students will be introduced to their Academic College, get advice from faculty and staff about being a successful student, as well as be invited to participate in reflecting on and sharing your academic and personal goals with your classmates. Check below for a full pre-semester schedule.
The full semester meets for one hour a week from August 21 through December 8, 2023. Check your course schedule in your my.utahtech.edu account to see when your Trailblazer Connections section meets. During the full semester, students will study skills that prepare them for personal, academic, and professional success for their time at Utah Tech and after graduation.
Note: Connections carries the same GPA weight as any other two credit course. Only Fall Trailblazer Connections classes offer the pre-semester portion.