Academics at PWSC
Prince William Sound College (PWSC) offers students a variety of academic programs and learning opportunities. Small class sizes allow for students to develop one-on-one relationships with peers and faculty, ensuring a quality learning experience. Opportunities for leadership, service, practical training, and engagement in campus life activities abound.
Associate Degrees & Certificates
Many of our students are drawn to this degree because of its versatility. It is a great transfer degree or it can stand alone as a two-year level of academic achievement.
Student who complete courses in e-commerce and mobile applications will position themselves to enter the field of professional computing.
The major-to-major articulation provides students a clear progression from a completed Associate of Arts degree (AA) into the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Elementary Education at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) or the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).
This degree program will provide you with the skills necessary to enter the outdoor recreation industry as a professional and will help you become stronger and more confident as an outdoor leader.
PWSC serves as a branch campus for UAA’s Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program.
Students who complete these courses gain skills to perform interior and exterior tasks including basic carpentry, weatherization, plumbing, and electrical repairs with a focus on safety and developing employability skills.
This certificate prepares students to complete the American Boat and Yacht Council Certification, and Equipment and Engine Training Council Certification in small engines.
The Millwright program at PWSC is based on the National Center for Construction Education (NCCER), a nationally recognized provider of technical training.
Natural Resources Technician, Occupational Endorsement Certificate
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.
This certificate prepares students to fill positions as web designers or bolster their office and administrative skill set.
Prince William Sound College collaborates with many school districts throughout Alaska to offer concurrent enrollment courses to high school level students. Click here to learn more about Concurrent Enrollment at PWSC.
Alaska Adult Education
The Alaska Adult Education Center through PWSC is designed to provide individualized and group instruction to adults. Classes and most instructional materials are free to everyone 16 years of age and older.
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Alaska Tech Learners
Alaska Tech Learners is a project funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This project provides both high school teachers and students with coursework within the software engineering field of e-commerce.
Instruction is first provided to high school teachers, who then facilitate dual-enrollment courses for students at their school through a shared teaching model based in local instruction combined with grading of assignments and support by PWSC computing faculty.
Learn more about the Alaska Tech Learners program.
For Teachers’ courses are open to any teacher but primarily aimed at certified high school teachers who are teaching courses that are outside of their primary area of specialty. Each ‘for Teachers’ course is based on a one-week summer experience followed by an implementation exercise during the fall.
Learn more about the for Teachers program
Academic Policies and Procedures