Alaska Tech Learners for Students

Alaska Tech Learners 2019 participants in front of a Prince William Sound College sign

Alaska Tech Learners for Students

Alaska Tech Learners (ATL) helps high school students learn intermediate-level software engineering skills leading to careers in e-commerce, digital publications, light network support, customer support, or to further studies in science, technology, engineering, or math fields. ATL allows you to learn skills that you can use to find work in your community, or anywhere.

ATL courses are college courses that you take while you're still in high school. You'll take these courses with the support of a local high school teacher, but they will require that you learn, read, compute, think, and write more than you do in a typical high school course. You should expect to spend 3-5 hours a week outside of class working on course assignments. The good news is that these courses could count towards your high school and college degrees, which could save you time and money in future tuition costs. 

Dual-enrollment courses may count toward a certificate, an associate, or bachelor's degree within the University of Alaska. ATL offers you courses during the school and as one-week summer camps. 

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 Alaska Tech Learners Courses for Students:

  • Summer camp courses

    You can also take courses by coming to Valdez for a one-week camp featuring one of the ATL courses. The summer camps occur in late May, early June, or in mid-July to early August, depending on interest and availability. All tuition, fees, and materials expenses are paid for by the NSF grant. Enrollments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Alaska Tech Camp
  • Semester-based courses

    Talk with your local high school guidance counselor about taking ATL courses. The availability of courses will depend on your high school’s schedule and teacher availability. Each of the ATL courses must be completed during your high school’s semester. All tuition, fees, and materials expenses are paid for by the NSF grant.