The center provides educational services, including local and audio conference courses, financial aid information and other student support to a total of 9 communities located along the Yukon and Koyukuk River systems. Approximately 73% of the population is Alaska Native, predominantly Athabascan. It is dispersed over a geographical area in excess of 60,000 square miles. Air travel is the only means of transportation in this region none of the communities are accessible by road. The area is generally characterized by high unemployment. However, there is a growing interest in Construction Trades Technology, Paraprofessional Education Program, Tribal Management, Eco-tourism, Rural Human Services, and Native Language instruction.