Courses

Courses are available to you as:

  • Local and regional courses taught by Northwest Campus faculty. NWC offers community interest courses, such as painting, ceramics, and computer applications that are taught face-to-face in a traditional classroom setting. NWC faculty also teach distance delivered courses as part of CRCD's schedule, which includes the Bering Strait region. These are listed in the College of Rural and Community Development's Fall and Spring Schedule, but they can also be viewed through UAOnline at the Class Schedule link on the front page. As additional courses become available, NWC will advertise through local media, its NWC News Group, and this website.
  • UAF eCampus offers online courses and fully online degrees. You can find these courses and degrees, and register online through UAF eCampus website

These various schedules of courses offer instruction through audioconferences, paper-based correspondence, web-based correspondence, and Internet-based class meetings.



Please contact Northwest Campus by phone 800-478-2202 or 907-443-2201, fax 907-443-5602, or email nwc.info@alaska.edu for current course offerings.

 


Upcoming Courses

 

Knitting for Everyone Flyer
Knitting for Everyone

with Kirsten Bey

January 23 - February 13, 2024
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm

Register by: January 22, 2024
1 credit / APAR 150P / CRN: 37228
Cost: $270

If tuition is paid in full, student will receive a $100 discount, courtesy of NSEDC.

Course Description (Nome): Learn a new stitch or take on a challenging project! Beginners will receive a detailed instruction, supervision, and help. Experienced knitters will get direction in new techniques (e.g. lace knitting, cable knitting, double knitting or multiple color knitting) or support in tackling a big project.

 

Snowmachine Maintenance and Repair Flyer
Snowmachine Maintenance and Repair

with Brian Marvin

Friday / 6:00pm-8:00pm / Jan 26, 2024
Saturday / 9:00am-4:30pm / Jan 27, 2024
Saturday / 9:00am-4:30pm / Feb 10, 2024

REGISTER BY: Jan 25, 2024
1 credit / AUTO F170 / CRN: 36480
Cost: $270

LOCATION/COURSE DESCRIPTION:
(NOME): Learn the fundamental skills needed for operation and repair of your snowmachine. This course will cover engine tune-up, lubrication, belt and track repair, alignment, and basic problems encountered during operation, along with safe shop procedures.

 

Introduction to Traditional Crafts: Stained Glass Flyer
Introduction to Traditional Crafts: Stained Glass

with Molly Naaktgeboren

Tuesday / 6:00pm-8:00pm / Jan 30, Feb 6, & Feb 13, 2024
Saturday / 3:00pm-7:00pm / Feb 3, Feb 10, & Feb 17, 2024

REGISTER BY: Jan 12, 2024
1 credit / APAR F150 / CRN: 36835
Cost: $270

COURSE DESCRIPTION/CLASSROOM (Nome):
Explore the stained glass technique of foil and solder, also known as cold working. Learn the flow of creating stained glass from start to finish. Students will learn about pattern design, how to cut glass, manipulate it, shape it, foil and then solder the pieces together. Students will be given the opportunity to create their own pieces while building skill development.

 

Computer Business Applications Flyer
Computer Business Applications

with Hallie Jo Nelson

Tues / 5:15pm-6:45pm / Feb 26-May 4 / REGISTER BY: February 26, 2024
3 credits / CIOS F150 / CRN: 36544 Cost: $810

AUDIO CONFERENCE AND CANVAS DISTANCE COURSE:  Learn the basic computer functions such as saving files, using tool bars, sending and receiving emails, including attachments, saving templates and Google calendars. This course will cover basic Word functions, such as editing and formatting documents and basic Excel operations, such as creating and navigating simple worksheet and chart, entering functions, formulas and formats, large worksheets, charts and What-if analysis. This course will also cover PowerPoint presentations.

 

Office Procedures Flyer
Office Procedures Flyer

with Hallie Jo Nelson

Wed / 5:15pm-6:45pm / Feb 26-May 4 / REGISTER BY: Feb 26, 2024
3 credits / ABUS F182 / CRN: 36477 Cost: $810

AUDIO CONFERENCE AND CANVAS DISTANCE COURSE:  Learn the aspects of administrative roles and structure of business organizations. This course will cover interpersonal skills to develop working relationships and function as a member of the office team. Students will learn the impact of office technology on office procedures, prepare written communications and distribution of processed information, records maintenance and basic financial tasks.

 

Arctic Survival Flyer
Arctic Survival

with Keane Richards

March 1 - March 3, 2024
Friday, 6 - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Register by: February 29, 2024
1 credit / ARSK F147A / CRN: 37229
Cost: $270

If tuition is paid in full, student will receive a $100 discount, courtesy of NSEDC.

Course Description (Nome): If you travel or recreate in the Arctic, you need to be ready to survive when things go wrong...  This class covers survival kits, clothing, nutrition, hydration, how to build a shelter, sending signals, cold weather injuries and safe travel. The Saturday field experience includes building a snow shelter.

 

Appliance Troubleshooting and Repair Flyer
Appliance Troubleshooting and Repair

with Ryan Ford

March 18 - March 23, 2024
8am - 12:30pm

Register by: March 15, 2024
2 credits / CTT F137 / CRN: 37290
Cost: $590

If tuition is paid in full, student will receive a $200 discount, courtesy of NSEDC.

Course Description (Nome): This course will provide students with conceptual and practical applications in troubleshooting and repairing appliances. Students will be instructed in diagnostic skills that support repairing and replacing components in various equipment such as: Toyo stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and oven/cook-tops.

 

Toyo Stove: Workshop Flyer
Toyo Stove: Workshop

with Ryan Ford

March 18 - March 23, 2024
6 - 8pm

Register by: March 15, 2024
1 credit / CTT F250 / CRN: 37291
Cost: $320

If tuition is paid in full, student will receive a $100 discount, courtesy of NSEDC.

Course Description (Nome): This course will provide students with conceptual and practical applications in troubleshooting and repairing Toyo Stoves. Class activities will support critical thinking and problem solving in measuring electrical current using voltmeters, analyzing malfunctions and other difficulties with Toyo Stoves.

 

Introduction to Inupiaq Flyer
Introduction to Inupiaq

with Sigvanna Tapqaq and Gail Smithhisler

April 2-30, Tues & Thurs 
6:30pm-8:00pm

Register by: March 29, 2024
1 credit / INU F106 / CRN: 37407
Cost: $234

Course Description (Via Zoom): Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand basic words and phrases of the Iñupiaq language. Instruction is thematic and the focus is on communication for everyday situations.

 

Small Engine Repair Flyer
Small Engine Repair

with Brian Marvin

Friday / 6:00pm-8:00pm / Apr 12, 2024
Saturday / 9:00am-4:30pm / Apr 13, 2024
Saturday / 9:00am-4:30pm / Apr 27, 2024

REGISTER BY: April 11, 2024
1 credit / AUTO F100 / CRN: 36479
Cost: $270

LOCATION/COURSE DESCRIPTION:
(NOME): Learn the fundamental skills for maintenance and repair of an all-terrain vehicle. This course will cover engine tune-up, lubrication, transmission troubleshooting, alignment, tire/wheel repair, and other basic problems encountered during operation, along with safe shop procedures.

 

Dual credit courses:


The dual credit process allows secondary school students to register for UAF classes and concurrently earn high school and college credit, if approved. Any high school student meeting course prerequisites may enroll in university classes. Students must consult their appropriate school district officials and school counselors for approval prior to registration if they wish to use university courses to meet high school graduation requirements. Northwest Campus has direct partnership with the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC), the Bering Strait School District (BSSD),  and Nome Public Schools (NPS).