Overview

 

Rebekah Fonkert

Rebekah Fonkert
ABE Specialist, Bristol Bay Region

 

Rene Johnson

Rene
ABE Coordinator, Dillingham

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

Kent Winship

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Instructor Construction Trades

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.

Dr. Todd Radenbaugh

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Professor, Environmental Science

 

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

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.

Gabe Dunham

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Marine Advisory Program, Dillingham 
gabe.dunham@alaska.edu

Melissa Good

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Aleutian-Pribilof Campus Coordinator & Alaska Sea Grant Faculty
melissa.good@alaska.edu

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. Melissa Good offers similar programs and services in Unalaska.

Denise Gilliland

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Assistant Professor of Nursing
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.

Occupational Endorsements

These occupational endorsements give students the knowledge and technical skills for employment in health care.

  • Medical Billing and Medical Coding - analysis of medical records and the assigning of codes for indexing diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes.
  • Medical Office Reception - the theory and skills for both office work and clinical care.
  • Nurse Aide - the theory and basic nursing skills necessary to become an efficient and productive health care team member. Preparation to sit for the national nurse aide examination for certification.

Certificates

  • Health Care Reimbursement - builds on the occupational endorsement classes to prepare for employment as a medical biller and coder in medical office settings.
  • Medical/Dental Reception - builds on the Medical Office Reception occupational endorsement to prepare for receptionist jobs.
  • Dental Assistant – one-year program to function as a chairside dental assistant.
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

Recruiting and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) offers Alaska Native students tutoring services, material lending, group meetings with peers, and career & personal advice facilitators.

Dr. Tomas Marsik

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Associate Professor Sustainable Energy
tmarsik@alaska.edu

Mark Masteller

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Assistant Professor Sustainable Energy
mamasteller@matsu.alaska.edu

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.

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.

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

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