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Tech Prep is a convenient and cost efficient pathway of study offered by UAS to high school students throughout southeast Alaska.

  1. Courses are approved by UAS, taught to high school students, by high school teachers at your local school.
  2. Courses are approved by  the UAS system and taught by distance learning through Alaska's Learning Network.
  3. High school students receive college credit for a class taken in high school, while at the same time earning high school credit.

Why can I get college credit for the course?

  • The curriculum for a Tech Prep course taught at your high school has been approved by UAS. It is the same as a course taught on the UAS campus.
  • The instructor at your high school has been approved by UAS to teach the course.
  • The course must be approved by UAS every year to make certain it meets the current standards.

Why participate in Tech Prep?

  • You will earn college credit and high school credit for the same course.
  • Classes are only $25 per credit.
  • Any student in 9th - 12th grade can participate.

Advantages of Tech Prep

  • Offers a pathway for high-skilled, high-wage, and high-demand careers.
  • Offers skills and training to include on resumes and job applications.
  • Offers a pathway to a college program.
  • Offers an avenue to build a strong college transcript.
  • Opens access and college credits for courses that local high schools can't otherwise offer.
  • Provides a rigorous and relevant academic foundation based on industry standards.

When students fully participate in the Tech Prep program they have the opportunity to graduate from high school with industry certificates or licenses and further their education with occupational endorsements, certificates, and degrees at the University of Alaska.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on any question below to find your answer. Can't find your question? Contact us with any of your questions. We are always here to help.

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TP LogoHow much does a Tech Prep course cost?

TP LogoWhy are UAS courses 3, 4, or 6 credits?

TP LogoDo I have to leave my high school campus?

TP LogoAre there any restrictions?

TP LogoWill the credit be the same as a class at UAS?

TP LogoWhat is the maximum amount of credits I can earn?

TP LogoWhy am I able to get college credit for these classes?

TP LogoCan I get credit for a class I took last year?

TP LogoWill the credit transfer to other colleges?

TP LogoHow can I get a copy of my transcript?

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Tech Prep is a simple process.Join UAS

  1. The University of Alaska Southeast and your local school district develop a Tech Prep General Agreement. This agreement outlines the responsibilities of the district, the university, and the student.
  2. UAS and your district select the courses to be taught, the instructor for the class, and which semesters the course will be offered.
  3. Teachers write a syllabus based on the UAS syllabus. They submit their qualifications and syllabus to UAS for approval.
  4. Once approved UAS creates the class, develops the registration form, and sends this to each instuctor.
  5. As a student you will enroll in the class as normal. During the semester you will receive a registration form to complete.
  6. Complete the registration form. You will give this form and payment to your instructor. Payment is $25 per credit.
  7. Your instructor will mail the forms and payment to UAS. We will make certain everything is handled for you.
  8. You will do all work in the class as normal. At the end of the semester your instructor will submit grades to your high school and to UAS.
  9. As a UAS student you can use your UA ID# to log into your UAS account any time during the semester to check on your information.

Programs offered in your district

  1. The registration page shows the current courses that are offered in your district and through AKLN (distance learning).
  2. If your district doesn't offer a course you would like, please speak with your principal. You can also make direct contact with the Tech Prep Coordinator at UAS. We are here to help you with your pathway of study.

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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Find your school in the list below. The courses offered at each school are listed and a registration form for the class is provided.

Registration Instructions

  1. Find your specific high school class.
  2. Click on the registration form for your class.
  3. Each form can be downloaded and completed prior to printing.
  4. Make certain each area is complete.
  5. Print out the form.
  6. You and your parent must sign the form.
  7. Attach a check or money order in the payment amount.
  8. Mail the registration form to the address listed or give the form to your teacher.

Scholarships

For some couses there are scholarships available to you. Your 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
  • 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.

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
  • EMT
      • Instructor: Dorianne Blatchley
      • 1 Semester - 6 Credits
      • Fall/Spring 2014/2015 Registration Form
  • 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?

In order to best measure your skills in mathematics and language most colleges will require you to complete a placement test prior to enrollment. At the University of Alaska Southeast this will be the ACCUPLACER that is published by the College Board. 

It's important for you to study for this test as it will determine the first level of math and English courses you'll be placed into upon entering UAS. Studying typical questions will help you to understand not only the question format but also the type of material covered on the test. Before you take the actual test it will be important to practice so you 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 an Alaskan student at UAS there are many programs you will want to learn more about.

Sometimes there is so much information it can be overwhelming to a high school student. 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

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