Charter College (Anchorage, Alaska)

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Charter College
Established 1985
Type Private
Location Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Colours Blue and White
Mascot Thunder the Caribou
Website [1]

Charter College is a private, for-profit, post-secondary career college founded in Anchorage, Alaska. Charter College has campuses in Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska, four campuses in California, and four campuses in Washington, as well as an online campus. The schools are nationally accredited by the ACICS, but not regionally accredited; therefore credits are unlikely to transfer to public colleges.[1]


Charter College was founded in 1985 by Doctor Milton Byrd, former Provost at Florida International University and President of Chicago State University.

Charter College offers career-focused education in Business, Criminal Justice, Health Care, Information Technology, and Construction Management. Not all campuses offer all programs.

Programs and Degrees[edit]

Charter College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs. Most programs are offered exclusively online; the blended degree/certificate programs vary from campus to campus.[2]

Certificates Degree Programs[edit]

Business Administration, Certificate

Office Administration, Certificate

Marketing Through Digital and Social Media, Certificate

Dental Assisting, Certificate

Massage Therapy, Certificate

Medical Assistant, Certificate

Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Certificate

Pharmacy Technician, Certificate

Vocational Nursing, Diploma

Emergency Medical Technician

Hospitality Certificate

Computer Technician, Certificate

Network Security, Certificate

Paralegal Studies, Certificate

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Certificate

Welding, Certificate

Associates Degree Programs[edit]

Business Administration, A.A.S.

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

Nursing, A.A.S.

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

Allied Health, A.A.S.

Computer Networking Systems, A.A.S.

Network Security, A.A.S.

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

Applied Technology, A.A.S.

Bachelor Degree Programs[edit]

Accounting, B.S.

Business Administration, B.S.

Computer Science, B.S.

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

Criminal Justice, B.S.

Health Care Administration, B.S.

Masters Degree Programs[edit]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Degree Honors and Dean's List[edit]

Students who achieve a cumulative G.P.A of 4.0 and Perfect Attendance in all subjects by the end of their program duration are awarded the bachelor's degree President's List. Those who achieve a cumulative G.P.A 4.0 and Perfect Attendance per module are awarded a Dean's List. And those who achieve a cumulative G.P.A 3.5 per module are awarded Associates Dean's List. Likewise those students achieve perfect attendance per module are awarded Perfect Attendance Certificates for the concerned module.

Charter College also awards an Honors degree for Bachelor's students. To earn this degree, students must complete all the requirements for their Program, including taking a series of interviews. This distinction is coupled with a membership to Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Student Life[edit]

Charter College's Student Success Department is an integral part of Student Life. Four parties are thrown each year for the students, including a Bowling Party, Christmas Party, LAN Party, and Picnic. Also, food is provided the first and last week of each Module and at the midpoint of each module.

Green Initiatives[edit]

Environmental sustainability is an integral part of Charter College's future. All campuses are required to comply with the system wide "Green Initiative" which has many sections, including energy effiecient lighting, recycling programs, etc. Also, Charter College's Construction Management Department offers a course in Sustainability as part of the program and with this change will recommend that all Construction students become LEED AP.


Charter College has campuses in Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska, a main campus in Canyon Country, California with satellite and branch campuses in Lancaster, Long Beach and Oxnard, and campuses in Bellingham, Pasco, Vancouver, Washington and Lynnwood


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Coordinates: 61°11′47″N 149°50′21″W / 61.19639°N 149.83917°W / 61.19639; -149.83917