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Career Education

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Construction Technology

Available in: Juneau
Construction technology students at UAS are given the tools to build a career for themselves from the ground up. The hands on training that UAS provides combined with the opportunity to build real homes will set you apart from the competition.
  • Computer Aided Drafting Technician
  • Residential Light Construction
  • General Welding
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Applied Fisheries

Available in: Sitka, Online
Skilled professionals in fisheries and marine science are in high demand to explore new ways of cultivating ocean species for food. The University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, has partnered with industry and regulatory agencies to develop programs that can meet this growing need for qualified personnel.
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Health Sciences

Available in: Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka
Health Sciences at UAS offers students in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka entry level training courses and preparatory programs for careers in health care.
  • Certified Nurse Aide Training (CNA)
  • Pre-Nursing Qualifications
  • Pre-Radiologic Technology
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Health Information Management

Available in: Sitka, Online
Preparing students for a fast-paced, high-paying, in-demand field. A career as a health information professional offers the chance to blend an interest in medicine with the multifaceted information management challenges of tomorrow.
  • Qualify for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam
  • Accredited by CAHIIM
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Medical Assisting

Available in: Sitka, Online
Medical Assistants perform both administrative and clinical tasks and are specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ offices, clinics and outpatient care centers.
  • Medical Assistants are identified as a high demand career field
  • Earn a professionally recognized industry credential
  • Accredited by CAAHEP
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Marine Transportation

Available in: Juneau, Ketchikan
Train locally, work globally! Earn USCG approved credentials with UAS Maritime. Combine your sea-time and education into an exciting career in either the deck or engineering department.
  • Hands-on training
  • Complete in as few as 12 weeks
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Power Technology

Available in: Juneau, Ketchikan
Are you looking for a great career instead of just another job? Power Technology is a practical and direct program designed for students who are interested in solving problems and repairing machinery the correct way.
  • Hands-on training
  • Scholarships available
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Available in: Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka
Skilled, certified welders can find work on construction sites, in petroleum-related industries and in many jobs where heavy equipment is being used. Their services are needed for shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, bridges, pipelines, power plants and refineries.
  • Hands-on training
  • Earn a professionally recognized industry credential
  • Complete in as little as 2 semesters

News & Updates

Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy

The Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALET) is offered by the Alaska Department of Public Safety in cooperation with the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. The ALET program meets training requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council for employment as Alaska State Troopers, municipal police officers, fire marshals, airport safety officers, and numerous other sworn law enforcement positions within the state of Alaska.

Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company

Hecla Mine Mechanic Scholarship

Are you ready for a career in mining? Hecla Greens Creek wants you!

Through generous donations made by Hecla Greens Creek Mine, 6 students are selected to receive scholarship funding in support of their pursuit of education in Mine Mechanics and the chance for a full-time position upon graduation at Hecla Greens Creek. On average, wages paid to workers at Alaska’s operating mines (not including exploration or development projects) is $130,000* according to a 2021 report released by the McKinley Research Group.  So don't wait, the time to apply for this funding is now as spots will fill fast. 

*Click  here to read the current (2021) Economic Impact Report for Mining in Alaska

Current Course Offerings

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View a list of currently scheduled course offerings here and reach out to an advisor for your next steps.