The College of Rural and Community Development provides academic and vocational education and outreach that promote workforce preparation, economic development, life-long learning, and community development with an emphasis on Alaska Natives, and underserved communities.
Welcome to the College of Rural & Community Development’s website. Through our community campuses in Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Nome and centers in Galena, Ft. Yukon, Tok, Unalaska, McGrath, Shishmaref, Unalakleet, Togiak, King Salmon, and Delta, CRCD reaches out to 160 communities statewide. Many of our courses are available through a variety of distance education modalities. Faculty are well versed in tools such as E-live, Blackboard, audio conferencing, and more. The Center for Distance Education and Independent Learning serves as both a resource for faculty and as distributers for over a hundred courses in partnership with other UAF schools and colleges.
CRCD serves as the community college extension of UAF. We offer certificate through master’s level education. Our focus on workforce development and life-long learning pervades our campuses. CRCD’s campuses are located in strategic hubs throughout Alaska , where the primary mode of transportation is by air. The lack of roads and infrastructure force our faculty and staff to be creative and innovative in course design and delivery. It is not uncommon for students in our distance courses to live as far North as Barrow or as far south as Ketchikan , with many places in-between.
Partnerships with employers are critical to our success. CRCD’s campuses partner with school districts, cities, tribes, health corporations, and industry to enhance student learning opportunities. Our partners provide opportunities for internships and scholarships, and advocate for educational programming.
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- Spring 2013 CRCD Cross-Regional audio numbers - updated 1/17/13
- Spring 2013 KuC STUDENT audio numbers - updated 1/7/13
- Spring 2013 School of Ed STUDENT audio numbers - posted 1/17/13