Academics

Adult and Basic Education/General Education Development

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Sarah Randolph Andrew, Director ABE/GED
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Rebekah Fonkert, ABE Specialist

The Bristol Bay Adult Education Program provides foundational academic instruction to the general public and labor workforce so individuals can:

  • Advance to a higher academic level
  • Improve job skills to begin, retain, or advance employment
  • Enter post-secondary or vocational technical training
  • Attain the General Education Development (GED) Diploma

Construction Trades

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Kent Winship, Instructor Construction Trades
Wanda Fulton, Program Liaison
Wanda Fulton, Program Liaison

In the Construction Trades program, students learn construction safety, introduction to hand and power tools, construction mathematics, and the basics of construction. Students develop an understanding of how to communicate, understand, anticipate and complete the work on a construction job site.

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT

Basic Carpentry provides students with hands-on experience in carpentry and construction plus OSHA-approved safety training.

Environmental Studies

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Dr. Todd Radenbaugh, Professor, Environmental Science

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Deven Lisac, Program Liaison

The mission of the Environmental Studies program is to increase science literacy and to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to take an active role in the management of the natural resources in and around Bristol Bay.

ASSOCIATES DEGREES

The Interdisciplinary Studies program provides flexibility to undergraduate and graduate students who have well-defined goals that do not fit into one of the established majors.

CERTIFICATES

An Environmental Studies certificate can be earned from any community in our region in 1-2 years, although limited travel is required to Fairbanks or Anchorage. Students do every phase of scientific investigation, from hypothesis development through data collection and analysis to presenting findings in scientific conferences and publications

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

Rural Surface Water Quality Testing training introduces students to best practices in waste management.

Rural Waste Management and Spill Response provides basic academic preparation for entry-level water quality technician careers.

Fabrication Lab

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Wanda Fulton, Program Liaison

The Fabrication Lab (FabLab) enables students to make original designs using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and graphic design software. Prototypes are manufactured using technology like 3D printers, vinyl printers, a banner printer, a mill & lathe, a CNC router/plasma cutter, and a laser cutter.

Marine Advisory Program

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Gabe Dunham, Assistant Professor, Marine Advisory Program

The Marine Advisory Program is a statewide outreach and technical assistance program helping Alaskans use, wisely, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources. Marine Advisory agent Gabe Dunham provides extension services and resources aimed at commercial fishery business issues, conducts maritime technical and security training, and works with regional partners to promote coastal community resiliency and economic development in Bristol Bay.

Nursing

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Denise Gilliland, Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Wanda Fulton, Program Liaison
The Nursing program trains individuals to become licensed registered nurses. Instruction is by video lectures, on-site skill labs, and clinical experiences. Some travel is required.

CERTIFICATES
Students who earn a Pre-Nursing Certificate fulfill half of the requirements to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. Enrollment is open to all students.

ASSOCIATE DEGREES
Students must apply and be accepted to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program.
Applications are only accepted every other year.
Enrollment is limited to four to six students.
More information is in the School of Nursing's AAS Nursing Program Student Handbook.

 

Alaska Native Student Support

Sustainable Energy

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Dr. Tom Marsik, Associate Professor, Sustainable Energy

Deven Lisac, Program Liaison

The Sustainable Energy program offers courses on topics such as renewable energy technology, energy storage, weatherization, building science, energy efficient construction, lighting and appliances, and basic physics related to electricity and heat. The program also provides outreach to communities and schools within the Bristol Bay region and throughout the state. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to individuals and entities who are looking to become more energy efficient or are interested in installing renewable energy systems.

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT

The Sustainable Energy occupational endorsement can be completed in one calendar year.  On its own, the occupation endorsement is good preparation for employment.  It also is a stepping stone for students interested in obtaining higher degrees in science and engineering.

Welding

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Steve Carriere, Instructor of Welding

The Welding Program offers an occupational endorsement that provides training to succeed in the structural welding industry and to pass the American Welding Society test. The program also covers the safety requirements and mathematics needed in this high-demand occupation.

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT

The Welding Occupational Endorsement can be completed in one academic year.

 

Occupational Endorsements

Administrative Assistant 
Bookkeeping Technician
Carpentry, Basic
Facility Maintenance
Financial Services Representative
Health, Allied
Rural Surface Water Quality Testing
Rural Waste Management and Spill Response
Sustainable Energy
Tribal Justice
Welding, Entry -Level

These programs are designed to give students occupational training in a specific field. (9-24 credits)    

Certificate and Associate Degree Programs

Accounting, Applied
Accounting Technician
Associate of Arts
Business, Applied
Business Management, Applied
Community Health
Construction Trades Technology
Early Childhood Education
Environmental Studies
Ethnobotany
Health, Allied
Pre-Nursing
Human Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
Nursing
Tribal Management

Certificate - designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or upgrading in a specific occupation. (30 credits)
Associate of Applied Science designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or upgrading in a specific occupation. (60 credits)
Associate of Science a broad-based course of study with emphasis on science, a steppingstone to a science related Bachelor's program. (60 credits)
 Associate of Arts a program of study with interdisciplinary approach useful for transferring to future degrees. (60 credits)

Bachelor's Degrees

Child Development and Family Studies
Education
Fisheries
Interdisciplinary Studies
Rural Development

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Technology (120-130 credits)

Graduate Degrees

Cross-Cultural Studies
Education
Rural Development

Master of Arts, Master of Education, (30-39 credits beyond the Bachelor degree)

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