Education is a fundamental part of Vista Counseling Services. Along with our independent living classes, Salt Lake City is home to exceptional colleges and universities that prepare young adults for promising careers. The best academic setting will be determined by the student, parents, educational consultant, and program staff. The following educational opportunities are Vista approved (alternative options will be considered upon request).
University of Utah
The "U" offers 77 undergraduate majors, over 70 minors and certificates, more than 40 teaching majors, and 95 major fields of study at the graduate level. Classes are typically capped at 40 students, making teacher-to-student ratio's small. The University of Utah is a traditional university setting with a large campus and many extracurricular activities.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)
Salt Lake Community College is a high-quality technical and academic college that serves 60,000 students on 13 different campuses and online. This college has a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:30, which is ideal for students who need personal attention. Salt Lake Community College offers vocational opportunities and 120 areas of study.
Westminster is an intimate, private university with strong emphasis on individual learning, a combination of liberal education and professional studies, and active real-world experiences. Westminster campus is small, making it a good opportunity to build close relationships with teachers and other students.
Utah College of Massage Therapy
The Utah College for Massage Therapy is one of the highest rated vocational schools in Utah. Students have the option to choose accelerated programming to become fully licensed in as little as 7 months. Training is done by licensed, professional massage therapists with years of experience.
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
"A successful career in the arts begins with talent and you've got it. Now get the credentials you need at a school that aims to become the leader of creative education in Utah. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City is part of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 50 schools across North America. Our shared vision is to help students define their talents and develop the professional skills to transform them into a career in the creative or applied arts."
Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design
Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design is Utah’s premier hair school. Founded by award winning salon owner, Larry Curtis, Taylor Andrews is a cutting edge academy that also offers courses in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Makeup artistry. Students participate in on-the-job experiences such as photo shoots, externships, and large industry events.
University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix is known as the world's largest online college program, but they also have a campus located in Salt Lake City. From associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level degrees to certificates and single courses, University of Phoenix offers institutionally accredited programs and courses that are more flexible than the average college. Class sizes average 15 students which creates a more intimate environment where students can get one-on-one help from teachers.