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.


Upcoming Courses


Birding with Carol Gales Flyer

with Carol Gales
May 25, 2024, 7am - 5pm
Register by: May 24, 2024
CRN: 514100
Cost: $100
June 1, 2024, 7am - 5pm
Register by: May 31, 2024
CRN: 514102
Cost: $100
June 8, 2024, 7am - 5pm
Register by: June 7, 2024
CRN: 514101
Cost: $100
Course Description (Nome): 
Travel Nome's roads to view the spring bird migration.
Each trip takes participants along a different route, depending on the road conditions and migration progress.  These workshops are 10+ hour, day-long trips with no facilities along the way, so prepare for all kinds of weather and bring plenty of food and water.
Note: Students carpool in a limited number of vehicles; consider driving yours. Carpooling will be organized in the morning before group sets out.


Introduction to Welding Flyer
Sponsored Course: Introduction to Welding

3 weeks in Nome: June 3-June 26, 2024

6 hours per day, 6 days a week, for three weeks
Space is limited. Travel & lodging may be available

  • Earn American Welding Society (AWS) structural weld certifications
  • Acquire SMAW and OFC skills
  • Gateway to future training & employment opportunities
Training will provide a general introduction to SMAW and OFC, laying foundation for educational and employment opportunities. Students who successfully complete the course can earn AWS Structural Welding certifications. Space is limited. Travel and lodging assistance may be available. Training cost and required supplies are sponsored and provided by NSEDC!

Are you interested?
Fill out our interest form and we'll be in touch with the next steps.

Contact Leslie Ladegard: // 800-650-2248


Introduction to Inupiaq Flyer
Introduction to Inupiaq

with Sigvanna Tapqaq and Gail Topkaruk Smithhisler

Via Zoom | CRN 5157- | June 4-27 Tues & Thurs 6:30pm-8:00pm
1 Credit Course | Tuition $270

Entry-level course to learn to speak and understand basic words and phrases of the Inupiaq language. Instruction is thematic and the focus in on communication for everyday situations.


Tundra Plant Walk Flyer
Northwest Campus Workshop - Tundra Plant Walk

with MaryJane Litchard

Workshop 1: June 15, 2024 11am-3pm, CRN 51524
Workshop 2: July 6, 2024 11am-3pm, CRN 51525

Are you interested in a tundra plant walk to collect your own edible greens? Bring a laundry mesh bag, or something that is breathable. There are a variety of plants that are available out on the tundra. When you take your plants home, you can put them in a ziploc bag and freeze. Come and learn more at this plant walk! Meeting place located at Northwest Campus parking lot at 11am. Don't have your own vehicle? Arrangements can be made when you are registering.

Required items:

  • Personal vehicle
  • Rubber boots and rain gear (if raining)
  • Laundry mesh bag or cloth bag
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottle and Lunch
  • Dogs welcome if on a leash
  • $136 registration fee per workshop


Ceramics Flyer
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building

with Margaret "Sister" Olson

1 Credit Course | Cost: $305 (Fees included) | Register by: June 28, 2024
CRN: 51516 / APAR F150P

Course Date/Time: July 2 - August 6, 2024 | Tues 6pm-8pm Sat 12pm-2pm

Course Description (Nome):
Learn to make pottery in this popular class that lets you get your hands dirty! Immerse yourself in creating clay objects. Learn to work with clay, build projects by hand, throw bowls on a wheel, and glaze and fire your work. Make your own cups and bowls, gifts and more!


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).