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Did You Know?UAS Students

85% of employers need to fill positions with applicants who have more than a high school education. We all know that a trained and qualified workforce is important, not only to a community's economy, but to Alaska's economy. The goal of Tech Prep is to offer students opportunity for their future.

With Tech Prep

  • students can start as early as 9th grade in exploring career options.
  • students can obtain special certifications while in high school.
  • students can save thousands of dollars on college tuition.
  • students can get a jump start toward a college degree if they choose.
  • students can develop important connections by job shadowing or through an internship.
  • students can become far more qualified for a high paying job after graduating from high school.

Tech Prep Simplified

UAS in conjunction with school districts throughout Southeast Alaska offer college level classes taught at local high schools in a variety of career fields. We combine a rigorous college curriculum offering a relevant academic program based on industry standards. Tech Prep allows high school students to start their college studies early and then transition smoothly to their college program continuing their pathway toward certification or a degree at a significant savings.

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The benefits for your child

  • This program is open to students in grades 9-12.
  • The cost is $25 per credit.
  • Students are more confident upon entering college.
  • They are comfortable in knowing their academic habits are successful.
  • Students gain an understanding of college expectations.
  • They are balanced in their approach toward academic, social, and athletic responsibilities.
  • If entering the job market directly out of high school, students are more qualified for a higher paying position.

The Structure

At a national level Tech Prep is organized into 16 Career Clusters and 81 Career Pathways. When many people think of Tech Prep, construction and automotive courses immediately come to mind, but Tech Prep encompasses far more. You now have to include courses in Business Management, Education and Training, Finance, Health Science, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The possibilities are endless. To give you a better idea take a look at the Career Wheel for a reference.

Other resources:

Alaska Career and Technical Education

Investing In America's Future

U.S. Department of Education

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What Is Available To My Student?

UAS works with school districts throughout Southeast Alaska and Alaska's Learning Network to provide college courses to high school students. Current courses are listed below by district.

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

You can contact the Tech Prep Coordinator directly or you can talk with your high school principal. If there is a way of bringing access to your community we will do all that we can to make it happen.

UAS Tech Prep Course Selection

Click on any course name below to find the class description. Please contact us for any of your questions. We are always here to help.

TP LogoAccounting I

TP LogoAccounting II

TP LogoAutomotive - Introduction to Automotive

TP LogoAutomotive - Basic Electrical Systems

TP LogoAutomotive - Engine Performance I

TP LogoAutomotive - Auto Electrical II

TP LogoAutomotive - Auto Engine Repair

TP LogoAutomotive -Brake Systems

TP LogoComputers - Computer Literacy

TP LogoComputers - Word Processing Concepts and Applications

TP LogoComputers - Using Spreadsheets in the Workplace

TP LogoComputers - Using Databases in the Workplace

TP LogoConstruction - Woodworking I

TP LogoConstruction - Woodworking II

TP LogoConstruction - Basic Construction Techniques

TP LogoConstruction - Introduction to AutoCAD

TP LogoDiesel - Introduction to Heavy Duty Mechanics

TP LogoEducation - Introduction to Education

TP LogoFisheries - Fundamentals of Fisheries Oceanography

TP LogoFisheries - Fin Fish Culture I

TP LogoFisheries - Fin Fish Culture II

TP LogoHealth Science - Introduction to Health Science

TP LogoHealth Science - CPR/First Aid

TP LogoHealth Science - Certified Nurse Aide Training

TP LogoHealth Science - Mariners First Aid

TP LogoHealth Science - ETT - Emergency Trauma Tech - 1st Responder

TP LogoHealth Science - EMT - Emergency Medical Technician I

TP LogoHealth Science - Medical Terminology

TP LogoJustice - CPR/First Aid

TP LogoJustice - Introduction to Law Enforcement

TP LogoJustice - Criminal Justice

TP LogoMarine Technology - Skiff Operator

TP LogoMarine Technology - Outboard Motor Maintenance

TP LogoMarine Technology - Outboard and Small Engine Repair

TP LogoMining - Introduction to Mining

TP LogoWelding - Basic Welding

TP LogoWelding - Selected Topics in Advanced Welding

Did you find a course you are interested in? If not, call or email us.

We will do our best to work with your school district to find the right pathway for you.

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Registration InstructionsJoin UAS

  1. Find your school.
  2. Click on the registration form for your child's class.
  3. Make certain each area is complete. If your child has a UA ID# you do not have to provide a social security number.
  4. The form must have a parent and a student signature.
  5. Attach a check or money order in the payment amount listed on the form.
  6. Mail the registration form to the address in the top right hand corner of the form or give the form to the instructor to send to UAS.

Scholarships

For some couses there are scholarships available for the course fee. Your child's teacher will have this information. You can also contact the Tech Prep Coordinator at UAS directly. We are always here to answer your questions.

High School Listings

 

1. Alaska's Learning Network

For registration to these classes the student must register for both AKLN and UAS Tech Prep. For AKLN please visit: 

  • Computer Literacy
  • Introduction to Education I
      • Instructor: Michael Stacks
      • 1 year - 2 semesters - 3 Credits
      • Fall/Spring 2014/15 Registration Form
  • Introduction to Education II
      • Instructor: Michael Stacks
      • 1 year - 2 semesters - 3 Credits
      • Fall/Spring 2014/15 Registration Form
  • Introduction to Mining 
      • 1 semester - 3 Credits
      • Instructor: TBA
      • Spring 2015 Registration

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

2. Annette Island School District

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

3. Chatham School District

  • Currently working with UAS to provide a Tech Prep program
  • Check back for details

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

4. Craig City School District

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

5. Haines Borough School District

  • Basic Welding
      • Instructor: Darwin Feakes
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration Form
  • Emergency Trama Technician
      • Instructor: Darwin Feakes
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration Form
  • Woodworking I
      • Instructor: Darwin Feakes
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration Form

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

6. Hoonah City School District

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

7. Hydaburg City School District

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

8. Juneau Douglas High School

Download your registration form below.

  • Accounting I
  • AutoCAD
  • Automotive I
  • Basic Construction
  • Fisheries Technician I
  • Introduction to Health
      • Instructor: Kari Monagle
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration Form
  • Medical Terminology
  • Metals I
  • Woods I
  • Woods II

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

9. Thunder Mountain High School

Download your registration form below.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

10. Kake City Schools

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

11. Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

Download your registration form below.

  • Automotive I
  • Medical Terminology
      • Instructor: Zara Nesbitt
      • 1 Year - 2 Semesters - 3 Credits
      • Fall/Spring 2014/15 Registration Form

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

12. Klawock City School District

  • Currently working with UAS to provide a Tech Prep program.
  • Check back for updates.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

13. Mount Edgecumbe High School

Download your registration form below.

  • CPR/First Aid
      • Instructor: TBA
      • 1 Semester - 1 Credit
      • Fall 2014 Registration Form
  • ETT
      • Instructor: TBA
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration Form

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

14. Petersburg City School District

Download you registration form below.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

15. Sitka Borough School District

  • Currently working with UAS to provide a Tech Prep program.
  • Check back for updates.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

16. Skagway School District

  • Currently working with UAS to provide a Tech Prep program. 
  • Check back for updates.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

17. Southeast Island School District

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

18. Wrangell School District

Download your registration form below.

  • Carpentry
      • Instructor: Drew Larrabee
      • 1 Year - 2 Semesters - 3 Credits
      • Fall/Spring 2014/2015 Registration Form
  • Certified Nurse Aide Training
  • CPR/First Aid
      • Instructor: TBA
      • 1 Semester - 1 Credit
      • Fall 2014 Registration
  • ETT
      • Instructor: TBA
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration
  • General Woods
  • Weld I
      • Instructor: Drew Larrabee
      • 1 Semester - 3 Credits
      • Fall 2014 Registration

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

19. Yakutat City School District

  • There are no current agreements with UAS. 
  • Contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator to start a program.

Contact UAS for information on our Summer Mining Academy

For College?

After your child applies for and is accepted to a college they will, many times, be asked to take a placement test in order to best measure skills in mathematics and language. At the University of Alaska Southeast this will be the ACCUPLACER that is published by the College Board. 

We can't stress enough how important it is for your child to study for this test as it will determine the first level of math and English courses they will be placed into upon entering UAS. Scoring low on the test will reguire additional math and English classes, which will overall affect the length of their degree program and increase college costs. Studying typical questions will help your child to understand not only the question format but also the type of material covered on the test. Before they take the actual test it will be important to practice so they can score as high as possible.

ACCUPLACER Sample Questions for Students

You can get more help by visiting our UAS Learning Center. Here you will find links for addition sample questions and information about taking the actual test.



Are you aware of programs to help with the cost of your education?


The primary concern for most families with students about to graduate from high school is the cost of a college education. How do you afford tuition, room and board, books, and personal expenses? With so many stories in the news about student loans it's no wonder this can be a concern. As a parent of an Alaskan student there are many programs you will want to learn more about at UAS.

Sometimes there is so much information it can be overwhelming to parents. To make things a bit easier for you just click on the links below. If you need help we are just a phone call away. Call the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator.


  • Pell Grant - The federal government awards grant money to students. Grants are different than loans in that they are not a debt and are not paid back. See how to apply.

Pell Grant

  • You are a UA Scholar Stduent if you will graduate in the top 10% of your senior class and have been designated as a UA Scholar. The UA Scholars Program is an $11,000 scholarship. Find out more about this program. 

UA Scholar

  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a campus-based grant. Learn about the details.

SEOG

  • The Alaska Performance Scholarship is awarded to high school students to pay for college or training in Alaska; up to $,755 a year.

ACPE

  • University of Alaska Grant can award up to $1000. Read about the eligibility requirements.

UA Grant

  • AlaskAdvantage Education Grant awards range from $500 to $2,000. Find out about the specifics.

AlaskAdvantage

  • The TEACH Grant is available for those students who wish to enter the field of teaching. Read more about the program.

TEACH Grant

  • UAS has a listing of scholarships for many different areas of study. Find more information.

UAS Scholarships

  • The University of Alaska Foundation offers more than $2 million annually in scholarships. You can read more about it and apply by following this link.

UA Foundation

  • There are Alaska Native Scholarships available by region. Learn more by following this link to a listing of contacts for your area.

Alaska Native Scholarship



Scams - While we're on the subject of scholarships and grants. You need to protect yourself. Many families fall prey to the scam artists telling you, for a low fee, they will find and apply for grants and scholarships on your behalf. The truth is only you can make application. Read more about this by following the link.

Scams



Make sure to follow our handy Financial Aid Checklist. It will help you on your pathway and is a great source for important dates and information.

Checklist

UAS has created a page just for parents where you can find links on many of the topics you have questions about. You can also contact the Tech Prep Regional Coordinator with any of your questions.

Just For Parents

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