Prince William Sound College | PWSC

  • Prince William Sound College

    Prince William Sound College (PWSC) is a two-year college located in a beautiful Valdez, Alaska, with extension sites in Glennallen and Cordova. PWSC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the University of Alaska Anchorage. Photo credit: Audrey Bulow

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Prince William Sound College students cross-country skiing

Winter Break 

The main PWSC campus will be closed December 23-January 2 for winter break. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, January 3. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Stack of textbooks

Given the recent supply chain volatility across the US, early ordering and ordering digital materials gives you the best chance to avoid delays due to shipping or unforeseen inventory challenges.  

Start your term ahead of the curve and order your textbooks early for spring courses!
Marine Service Technology students at Prince William Sound College in Valdez, Alaska

Now you can earn an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Web Engineering, or Marine Service Technician, or Construction Skills. OECs are a great way to quickly learn and develop skills for employability. 

PWSC is offering 3 new occupational endorsement certificate programs 

PWSC's Land Acknowledgement for the Valdez campus

The Prince William Sound College main campus in Valdez respectfully acknowledges that we live, work, learn, and operate on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Chugach Alutiiq/Sugpiaq people.

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Prince William Sound College student sits on a beach and writes in Valdez, Alaska
Auj and Fran Bulow in Valdez, Alaska

PWSC outdoor leadership student Auj Bulow recently moved to Valdez from New Lenox, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Auj Bulow draws a lot of strength and inspiration from her mother, Fran.

Auj Bulow shares what she is grateful for
Helca Mining Company staff meet with professor Dennis Eastman at Mineral Creek, Valdez, Alaska

  Eligible students who apply will go through an interview and selection process. There are two awards available. Gain on the job experience during long breaks and as school schedule allows. Company paid transportation, through internship -- candidate eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits along with 401K. Full-time employment will begin after the successful completion of the course per requirements of the program. 

New Millwright Scholarship Program as a partnership between PWSC and Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company