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 for current course offerings.


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NWC Spring 2023 Schedule

The NWC Spring 2023 schedule (pdf, 9.6 MB) is available for download!

Looking for an advisor? Find assistance from the NWC Student Support Services Team! 


Upcoming Courses



with Josie Tatauq Bourdon

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday / 3:00-5:00pm / Apr 24-May 8 / REGISTER BY: Apr 19
Seven 2-hour classes / 1 credit / INU F115 / CRN: 38445
Cost: $270  Tuition support by SNC!

CLASSROOM COURSE(NOME) & VIA ZOOM: Develop your language skills in Inupiaq and learn the basics on how to share with new speakers! Josie will help introduce key beginning concepts in Inupiaq language. Reinforce what you know and start to learn how to share what you know with new language learners.

"Tatauq” Josie Bourdon taught elementary school for 30 years. She enjoyed teaching in the regular classroom and Inupiaq culture. Her 92-year-old mother, Esther, was Josie’s best linguistic influence and greatest teacher.



with Sheri Skelton

Distance & Face-to-Face / Monday & Wednesday / 5:30-7:00pm / May 8-May 24 / REGISTER BY: Apr 28
 - Face-to-Face intensive / Wed-Sun / 9:00am-5:00pm / May 31-June 4 / CRN: 52750
Six 2-hr distance sessions & Five 7-hr face-to-face sessions / 3 credits / ED F111
Cost: $60 (discount made possible by support from Bering Strait School District)

DISTANCE & F2F IN NOME: Get an intro to teaching! Learn five core practices in place-based teaching and classroom management. If you’re interested in pursuing a teaching certification program, this course provides an introduction to the profession and an overview of pathways to teaching in Alaska.

Sheri Skelton lived and taught in rural Alaska for 25 years in the villages of Shishmaref and White Mountain and has been teaching for NWC for the past ten  years.



with UAF Staff

Mon-Fri / 8:00am-5:30pm (PLUS 7-9pm study lab) / May 22-June 2, 2023 / APPLY BY: Apr 10
2 weeks (hours vary) / 4 credits / HLTH F111 & DEVS F108 / CRN: TBA
Cost: Funding Available! Space is Limited!

APPLY ONLINE by April 10

CLASSROOM COURSE (NOME): Become a Personal Care Attendant and live and work in your community. Work to care for friends and relatives or get assigned to community members that need your valuable services for care and comfort. Eighty-eight (88hr) hour class, lab, and clinical practice included. Requires criminal background check and immunizations.



with UAF Staff

Mon to Fri / 8:00am-5:30pm (PLUS 7-9pm study lab) / May 15-June 9, 2023 / APPLY BY: Apr 10
10 credits / HLTH F107 & DEVS F108 / CRN: TBA
Cost: Funding Available! Space is Limited!

APPLY ONLINE by April 10

Learn to assist nurses as part of the healthcare team! Learn positive communication skills and how to care for physical and emotional needs of patients or residents in health care settings. Potential job opportunities at Norton Sound Health Corporation to start your career in health care!



with Jackie Hrabok

Mon-Sat / May 22-May 27 / REGISTER BY: May 16
Four 6-hr sessions & Two 3-hr sessions / 2 credits / CRN: TBA
 - Mon, May 22: 1pm-4pm
 - Tues-Fri, May 23-May 26: 9am-4pm
 - Sat, May 27: 9am-12pm
Cost: $540 (funding available for HLRM program students. Find out more! Call: 907-443-8410)

CLASSROOM COURSE (NOME): Ruminant anatomy and physiology specific to high latitude ungulates. Overall health issues and problem solving techniques for domesticated ungulates, including a review of indicators for disease or parasitic infections. Vaccinations and Rx treatments; including use in food animals. Field necropsy techniques and blood and tissue collection procedures. State monitoring and identification policies.

Jackie Hrabok is faculty for the UAF Northwest Campus High Latitude Range Management program and UAF's Cooperative Extension program.



with Carol Gales

Sat / 7:00am - 7:00pm / May 27 / REGISTER BY: May 19
Sat / 7:00am - 7:00pm / June 3 / REGISTER BY: May 26
Sat / 7:00am - 7:00pm / June 10 / REGISTER BY: June 2
One 12-hour day workshop / non-credit workshop / CRN: TBA
Cost: $60 per trip 

FIELD TRIPS (NOME): Travel the roads of Nome to view the spring bird migration. Each trip will take participants along a different route (Council, Kougarok, and Teller roads) depending on road conditions and migration progress. These are day-long trips with no facilities or amenities along the way, so be prepared for all manner of weather and bring plenty of food and water. 

Carol Gales started birding after taking a Birds of Alaska course at Northwest Campus 15 years ago. She has been guiding visiting birders through her business, Roam Nome.  



with Brian Marvin

Tues & Wed / 7:30pm-9:30pm / May 30-Jun 1 / REGISTER BY: May 27
Two 2-hour sessions / non-credit / NONC 001 / CRN: TBA
*NSEDC/NWC spring 2023 price rollback! Regular price $40

CLASSROOM WORKSHOP (NOME): Get ready for fishing season by learning to mend nets in this workshop! Bring a net in need of repair or work on a net provided in class. Supplies are provided for use during class.

Brian Marvin has taught vocational courses at Shishmaref and Brevig Mission, and science at Nome-Beltz High School. He currently teaches at NACTEC.


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).