Kenai Peninsula College

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Founded in 1964, Kenai Peninsula College (also known as KPC), is a unit of the University of Alaska Anchorage with 4 locations on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage.[1]

Locations[edit]

Kenai River Campus (KRC)[edit]

Located in Soldotna, Alaska, the Kenai River Campus is Kenai Peninsula Colleges' original campus as well as the largest, boasting an enrollment of over 2000 students each semester.[2]

Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC)[edit]

Located in Homer, Alaska, the Kachemak Bay Campus sits on 3 acres of land overlooking Kachemak Bay.[3]

Resurrection Bay Extension Site (RBES)[edit]

Located in Seward, Alaska, The Resurrection Bay Extension Site allows Kenai Peninsula College to offer classes to students living on the eastern Peninsula, with classes housed in Seward High School.[4]

Anchorage Extension Site (AES)[edit]

Located at UAA's University Center Complex in Anchorage, the Anchorage Extension site offers a chance for Anchorage students to earn degrees in KPC programs such as Process Technology and Instrumentation.[5]

Academics[edit]

Bachelor degrees[edit]

Students can complete all of the following Bachelor's degrees while at Kenai Peninsula College. These degrees are from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Psychology

Associate of Arts degree[edit]

  • Associate of Arts

Associate of Applied Science Degrees[edit]

  • Computer Electronics
  • Computer Information and Office Systems
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Digital Art
  • Early Childhood Development
  • General Business
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Process Instrumentation
  • Nursing (in association with the UAA Nursing program)
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Paramedical Technology
  • Process Technology

Undergraduate Certificate programs[edit]

  • Computer Information and Office Systems
  • Mechanical Technology- temporarily suspended (as of 2013)
  • Petroleum Technology
  • Small Business Management
  • Welding Technology

Non-transcripted certificates of completion[edit]

Computer information and office systems[edit]

  • Office Technology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Web Foundations
  • Desktop Publishing & Graphics

Other noteworthy programs[edit]

  • Fire Science
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Special programs[edit]

  • The Kenai Fishing Academy (KFA) is a week-long training session that teaches students how to improve their fishing skills.
  • The Kenai Fishing Guide Academy is a week-long training session for professional Kenai River guides, required by the Alaska State Department of Parks and Recreation (who help manage the Kenai River).
  • The Kachemak Bay Writers Conference is a 4-day conference that includes nationally acclaimed and award winning authors [6]
  • The Semester By The Bay is a program that brings students to the shores of Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska, to study for a semester

Student Housing[edit]

Kenai Peninsula College offers student housing at its Kenai River Campus location in Soldotna.

The Kenai Peninsula College Residence hall officially opened in 2013, housing its first students the fall semester of that year. Located directly across from the Kenai River Campus, the Residence Hall is a state of the art facility with the ability to house 98 students. Housing is divided into 6 communities, each with 4 student apartments, 1 RA apartment and a common lounge area. Each student apartment features 4 private bedrooms, 2 shared bathrooms, a full kitchen and a common living space.[7]

Activities for residents and other students are coordinated by KPC ResLife as well as the KRC Student Union.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ College, Kenai. "Our History · Kenai Peninsula College". Kenai Peninsula College. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  2. ^ College, Kenai. "Locations · Kenai Peninsula College". Kenai Peninsula College. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  3. ^ College, Kenai. "Locations · Kenai Peninsula College". Kenai Peninsula College. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  4. ^ College, Kenai. "Locations · Kenai Peninsula College". Kenai Peninsula College. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  5. ^ College, Kenai. "Locations · Kenai Peninsula College". Kenai Peninsula College. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  6. ^ Kenai Peninsula College - University of Alaska Anchorage
  7. ^ "Apartment Features | KPCResLife". www.kpcreslife.com. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 

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Coordinates: 60°29′08″N 151°7′41″W / 60.48556°N 151.12806°W / 60.48556; -151.12806