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.

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PWSC Marine Services Technology student working on a outboard motor in the classroom in Valdez, Alaska

Earn an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Marine Services Technology

The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Marine Service Technology prepares students for technician-level work in the maritime industry. Students graduating with an OEC in Marine Service Technology will be able to perform a variety of troubleshooting, installation, services, and repairs to marine systems.

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The Associate of Applied Science in Technology gives students an opportunity to individualize their education while earning a two-year degree.  The program offers students the opportunity to earn two occupational endorsements certificates (OECs) and an associate of applied science degree all-in-one. 

Combine any two occupational endorsement certificates to earn an associate of applied science
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The PWSC Natural Resources Technician program is a 12-week intensive experience that covers the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position in a natural resources career. 

Natural Resource Technician Program Now Offered at PWSC


Free tuition and housing for Alaska high-school students!

PWSC is offering free tuition and housing to any Alaska high-school student who enrolls in any PWSC course. Students can pursue occupational endorsement certificates (OECs), work towards an associate or bachelor’s degree, or take dual-credit courses.

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Katie Bobowski stands beside PWSC emblem

Katie Bobowski has received the 2022 Chancellor Choice Award for Opportunity Creation in recognition for her outstanding contributions!

Katie Bobowski receives Chancellor Choice Award
Arrows through a target at a PWSC Archery Club event

The Archery Club invites you to Open Shoot Nights happening now through December 18, every Sunday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The 11th Annual Valdez Archery Turkey Shoot is scheduled for December 4.

PWSC Archery Club: Upcoming Events and Activities