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Degrees and Certificates offered by UAA’s Community and Technical College

Non-Transcripted Certificates of Completion
·  Automotive Brakes, Suspension and Alignment
·  Automotive Electrical
·  Automotive Engine Performance
·  Automotive Power Trains
·  Cisco Local Academy Networking
·  Clinical Assistant
·  Coaching Leadership
·  Dietary Manager
·  Fitness Leadership
·  Phlebotomist / Transcripted Certificates
·  Architectural Drafting
·  Automotive Technology
·  Aviation Maintenance Airframe Certificate
·  Aviation Maintenance Power Plant Certificate
·  Civil Drafting
·  Computer & Networking Technology
·  Dental Assisting
·  Heavy Duty Transportation and Equipment
·  Massage Therapy
·  Mechanical & Electrical Drafting
·  Structural Drafting
·  Telecommunications & Electronics Systems
2-Year Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) Degrees
·  Air Traffic Control
·  Apprenticeship Technology
·  Architectural & Engineering Technology
·  Automotive Technology
·  Aviation Administration
·  Aviation Maintenance Technology
·  Computer Information & Office Systems
·  Construction Management
·  Culinary Arts
·  Dental Assisting
·  Dental Hygiene
·  Ford ASSET Program
·  Fire Service Administration
·  General Motors ASEP
·  Heavy Duty Transportation and Equipment
·  Medical Assisting
·  Medical Laboratory Technology
·  Occupational Safety & Health
·  Paramedical Technology
·  Professional Piloting
·  Radiologic Technology
·  Telecommunications, Electronics & Computer Technology
·  Welding & Non-destructive Testing Technology / 4-Year Bachelor of Science (BS) Degrees
·  Air Traffic Control
·  Aviation Administration
·  Hospitality and Restaurant Management
·  Medical Technology
·  Professional Piloting
·  Technology
·  Physical Education

Degrees and Certificates offered by the University of Alaska Anchorage

Applied Ethics
Early Childhood Development
Geographic Information Systems
Nondestructive Testing Technology
Paralegal Studies
Practical Nursing / Associate Degrees
Accounting (AAS)
Business Computer Information Systems (AAS)
Early Childhood Development (AAS)
General Studies (AA)
Geomatics (AAS)
Human Services (AAS)
Nursing (AAS)
Small Business Administration (AAS)
Baccalaureate Degrees
Accounting (BBA)
Anthropology (BA, BS)
Art (BA, BFA)
Biological Sciences (BA, BS)
Chemistry (BS)
Civil Engineering (BS)
Computer Science (BA, BS)
Early Childhood Education (BA)
Economics (BA, BBA)
Elementary Education (BA)
English (BA)
Engineering (BS)
Finance (BBA)
Geological Sciences (BS)
Geomatics (BS)
Global Logistics Management (BBA)
Health Sciences (BS)
History (BA)
Hospitality and Restaurant Management (BA)
Human Services (BHS)
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS)
Journalism and Public Communications (BA)
Justice (BA)
Languages (BA)
Liberal Studies (BLS)
Management (BBA)
Management Information Systems (BBA)
Marketing (BBA)
Mathematics (BA, BS)
Medical Technology (BS)
Music (BA)
Music, Music Education Emphasis (BM)
Music, Performance (BM)
Natural Sciences (BS)
Nursing Science (BS)
Philosophy (BA)
Political Science (BA)
Psychology (BA, BS)
Social Work (BSW)
Sociology (BA, BS)
Technology (BS)
Theatre (BA) / Graduate Certificates - Bachelor’s Degree
Dietetic Internship
Nursing Education
Graduate Certificates - Master’s Degree
Educational Leadership
Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Master Degrees
Adult Education (M.Ed.)
Anthropology (MA)
Arctic Engineering (MS)
Biological Sciences (MS)
Civil Engineering (MCE, MS)
Clinical Psychology (MS)
Computer Science (MS)
Counselor Education (M.Ed.)
Creative Writing and Literary Arts (MFA)
Early Childhood Special Education (M.Ed.)
Education (MAT)
Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)
Engineering Management (MS)
English (MA)
Environmental Quality Engineering (MS)
Environmental Quality Science (MS)
General Management (MBA)
Global Supply Chain Management (MS)
Interdisciplinary Studies (MA, MS)
Master Teacher (M.Ed.)
Nursing Science (MS)
Project Management (MS)
Public Administration (MPA)
Public Health Practice (MPH)
Science Management (MS)
Special Education (M.Ed.)
Social Work (MSW)

Academic Advisors

Associate Of Arts (A.A.), B.A. Undeclared or Non-Degree Seeking

Contact: Advising & Testing Center, 786-4500, University Center, Room 112.

Email: .

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors: Art, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism & Public Communications, Languages, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, pre-med.

Contact: Email: , for general questions or 786-1761 to schedule an appointment

Deborah Ginsburg, Social Science Building (SSB) 327, 786-1357, , Bernice Pearson, (SSB) Room 325, 786-1356

College of Business and Public Policy

Majors: Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Global Logistics Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Small Business Administration

Contact: Mike Smith, Business Education Building (BEB), Room 309, 786-4101

College of Education

Majors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education,

Contact: Marilyn Bryan, Student Services Office, Professional Studies Building (PSB), Room 209 Please call 786-4401 for an advising appointment.

College of Health and Social Welfare

Majors: Justice, Health Sciences, Human Services and Social Work

Contact: Russ Pressley, Professional Studies Building (PSB), Room 205A 786-4405


Contact: Marie Samson, , Stephanie Huber, or Tory Volden, Professional Studied Building (PSB) Room 103 786-4550

Community and Technical College

Majors: Apprenticeship Technologies, Architectural & Engineering Technology, Automotive and Diesel Technology, Computer Information & Office Systems, Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Fire Service Administration, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Hospitality & Restaurant Management, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab. Technology, Radiologic Technology, Technology, Telecommunications/Electronics & Computer Technology, Welding & Nondestructive Testing Technology

Contact: Christina Witt, 786-6480, University Center Room 141 Email:

Aviation Technology

Majors: Air Traffic Control, Aviation Administration, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Professional Piloting

Contact: Carolyn Sanborn, 264-7400, Aviation Complex at Merrill Field. Email: .

School of Engineering

Majors: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics, Mechanical Engineering

Contact: Gita Kolean 786-1076 Engineering Bldg. Room 201

College Preparatory and Developmental Studies Students

Areas of Study: Preparatory English (PRPE), Preparatory Reading (PRPE), Preparatory Mathematics (MATH 054, 055, 105), Study Skills, English as a Second Language (ESL)

Contact: Jennifer Vancil, 786-6897, Sally Monserud Hall (SMH) 106. Email: .

Admissions Requirements

First time freshman / Applying to a(n) / Admission Requirements / Submit These Official Documents
Associate degree program* / 1.  High school diploma or GED** / 1.  High school transcript or GED test scores
Bachelor degree program / 1.  High school diploma or GED
2.  High school GPA of 2.5 or higher*** / 1.  High school transcript or GED test scores
2.  ACT, SAT, ASSET or Accuplacer scores
Freshman / With / Applying to a(n) / Admission Requirements / Submit These Official Documents
Some college but fewer than 30 college-level semester credits (45 quarter credits) / Associate degree program* / 1.  High school diploma or GED** / 1.  High school transcript or GED test scores
2.  Transcript from each accredited college or university attended
Bachelor degree program / 1.  High school diploma or GED
2.  High school GPA of 2.5 or higher*** / 1.  High school transcript or GED test scores
2.  ACT, SAT, ASSET or Accuplacer scores
3.  Transcript from each accredited college or university attended
* / Individual programs may have additional requirements. Consult the UAA Catalog or contact the department directly.
** / Non-graduates, please contact the Advising and Counseling Center for special assessment and advising.
*** / High school graduates with GPAs between 2.0 and 2.49 will be required to meet with an Academic Advisor prior to registration.
**** / Transfer students with GPAs between 1.75 and 1.99 will be required to meet with an Academic Advisor prior to registration.


Degree-seeking students who are at least 18 years old but have not earned a high school diploma, GED, or at least 60 college-level semester credits, must demonstrate that they have the ability to benefit from higher education by achieving federally determined scores on an approved test administered by the Testing and Assessment Center. After taking the exam, students must meet with an advisor to review the test results and determine an appropriate entry level of instruction. The advisor must sign and return the Ability to Benefit form to Enrollment Services before admission can be completed. Interested individuals should contact the advising center at their local campus for schedules and appointments.


Admission as a non-degree seeking student is an option for students who are either not planning on completing an academic program or who have missed the deadline or do not yet meet the requirements for admission as a degree seeking student.

It is free and there is no deadline but students who are non-degree seeking are not eligible for financial aid.

Financial Aid Sources

These types of financial aid are commonly used at the University of Alaska Anchorage:

·  Federal

Pell grants

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

Stafford Loans

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Federal Work Study Program

·  Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

·  Scholarships

UAA Scholarships

Statewide Foundation Scholarships

Private Scholarships

American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarships

British Marshall Scholarship


Rhodes Scholarship Trust

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Other Scholarship Links

Financial Aid Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress
If a student fails to complete Satisfactory Academic Progress while receiving financial aid, they may have their financial aid put on probation or suspended until they can reinstate themselves or have an appeal approved. Please review the Appeal for Reinstatement of Financial Aid.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy (withdrawal)
The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 changed the formula for calculating the amount of aid a student and school can retain when the student totally withdraws from all classes. Students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60% of an enrollment term will have their eligibility for aid recalculated based on the percent of the term completed. If you are thinking about withdrawing from all classes PRIOR to completing 60% of the semester, you should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to see how your withdrawal will affect your financial aid. Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Emergency Loan Fund Policy
The Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) is primarily to assist students with funds for books or other school-related costs during the first three weeks of the semester. ELF applications are available at the University Center. The ELF application cannot be faxed or emailed. ELF Application

Dependency Override Conditions
If you feel that you have an unusual circumstance that may qualify you to become independent of your parents for financial aid purposes, please read these conditions and submit the appropriate documentation.

Conditions for Requesting a Change of Dependency Status

Tips for applying to UAA scholarships

Tips for writing your personal essay:

·  The personal essay should be no more than 500 words and describe your educational goals and objectives, your plan and time frame for meeting these goals, and your plans for utilizing your education after you receive your degree and your specific qualifications for the scholarship.

·  Be specific about the reasons you chose a university education and your life goals.

·  Look at the preferences specified by the donors of the funds for the award.

·  Place your full name and social security number in the upper right hand corner of your essay.

·  Have at least one-person review and edit your essay prior to submitting the scholarship application. They should check your grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. They may also be able to give you tips on how to improve your essay.

·  Have a few individuals that know you well read the essay.

·  Neat, typed and well-prepared essays are the best. Therefore, allow yourself plenty of time to write the essay. DO NOT try to write the essay all at once.

·  Allow yourself time to draft and review several times.

·  Use appropriate language for your audience.

·  Keep a copy for your records for future applications.

Tips for writing your resume of activities/community and work service experience:

·  List activities/community service in which you have participated (such as publications, sports (team, intramural, individual, etc.), music, art, student government and clubs, volunteer work, crisis hot lines, peer groups, hobbies, and chorus participation) during high school and/or college. This should be in a resume format and should include dates of participation, number of weeks/hours, and special awards or honors received.

·  List your work experience (including summer employment) you have held over the past 4 years.

·  Try to keep your resume under two pages.

·  You do not have to list references or contact individuals.

·  Have at least one-person review and edit your resume prior to submitting the scholarship application. They should check your grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. They may also be able to give you tips on what you could do to improve your resume.

Items to remember:

·  Please no fancy binders, folders, tabs, etc. These are discarded and only requested materials are copied to the selection committee.

·  Pay attention to the deadline date.

·  Please remember that any scholarship postmarked after the deadline date will be disqualified.

·  Any application that is incomplete by the application deadline and does not have an explanation why information requested has not been supplied, will be disqualified.

·  Double-check your application for completeness.

·  Do not have your letters of recommendation sent separate from your application.

·  You will receive a response via mail whether or not you are the recipient of the scholarship. However, this is a lengthy process and it generally takes several months.

·  Feel free to ask questions when applying. You can call (907) 786-6170 or email

·  You may apply for multiple scholarships.