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UAS Sitka Campus

UAS Sitka specializes in distance-learning opportunities for students throughout Alaska and beyond. We aim to provide a place where everyone can enrich their lives and build a path to their future.

Sitka Degree Programs


Applied Fisheries

UAS Sitka's Fisheries program offers local and distance studies in the science, management and regulation of salmon hatcheries, commercial fisheries, and cultivated species like kelp and oysters.


Health Information Management

The business and financial side of healthcare offers rewarding opportunities for students looking for a professional career without direct patient contact.


Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting certificate program is a gateway to this fast-growing medical career. Students gain knowledge and skills in both clinical and administrative procedures.

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Health Sciences

Health Sciences covers various fields of study that allow students to engage in preparatory programs for careers in Behavioral Health, Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Radiological Technology.


Associate of Arts

An AA degree explores the humanities, sciences, and arts, while preparing for a wide array of career possibilities and Bachelor programs at UAS or elsewhere.


Associate of Science

The AS degree delivers a broad foundation for education, medical, scientific, and technical careers, emphasizing science but exploring the arts and humanities as well.

Featured Programs

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Land Acknowledgement Panel Discussions

In partnership with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the UAS Sitka Campus hosted a series of discussion panels on land acknowledgments with local stakeholders. Financial support was provided by the UAS Juneau Native and Rural Student Center. We invite you to view these panels. Gunalchéesh.


Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is a convenient and cost efficient pathway to starting a college education. This program is offered by UAS to high school students in grades 9–12. Dual Enrollment allows students to complete high school graduation requirements while also accumulating college credits.

Sitka Start

Sitka Start

Sitka Start is a program offered to new and/or transferring students for the fall semester at UAS Sitka. This small cohort will benefit from personalized support, a built-in social community, career networking opportunities, and academic guidance.

Additional Opportunities

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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

University of Alaska Southeast CNA training is a one semester, nine-credit course designed to train entry-level workers in the basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members.


Aquaculture Semester

In the AK Aquaculture Semester, students study the life cycle and cultivation of mariculture species like seaweed and shellfish. They also practice Pacific salmon management in local hatcheries. Students travel to visit regional industry leaders in ocean farming and bring their learning to life by spawning, incubating, and planting kelp.


Dive Semester

In one semester, students learn everything from basic dive skills, to underwater rescue procedures, to underwater data collection techniques. Students become familiar with local fish and invertebrate species, complete internships, and participate in marine-related research projects.

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Alaska Law Enforcement Training

This intensive 15-week program is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Instruction is provided by commissioned (sworn) officers and civilian instructors from across Alaska and across the nation. Training subjects include criminal justice, investigations, traffic violations, communications, defensive tactics, and use of firearms.



The Rural Alaska Students in One-Health Research (RASOR) program engages students in Marine Science research. Students work with a mentor to design a collaborative research project while teaching them about the connections between environmental and human health.


Whale Lab

The Sitka Whale Lab leads marine mammal research, teaching, and outreach in Southeast Alaska. Based in rural Alaska, the Whale Lab focuses on research that affects the ecosystem and coastal residents of Alaska.

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