Kenai Peninsula CollegeKenai Peninsula College a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage is located in southcentral Alaska on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. KPC has campuses in both Soldotna and Homer and an extension site in Seward.
KPC offers two-year Associates of Arts and Associates of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to vocational certificates. Some programs leading to baccalaureate degrees, such as the Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, and Fine Arts can usually be obtained entirely at KPC. A number of four-year degree programs are available at KPC via distance delivery through other University of Alaska campuses, including an Associates Degree in Nursing.
Set in beautiful outdoor settings, the college offers academic advising, transfer information, financial aid assistance, career Counselling and free tutoring. The college also serves students needing Adult Basic Education, GED tutoring and testing, English as a Second Language and Literacy instruction.
There are no "typical" students at KPC. All ages, educational backgrounds and ethnicities are represented. The University of Alaska Anchorage and KPC are fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
Kenai River Campus
Perched on the banks of the world famous Kenai River (home of the world record king salmon), the campus is conveniently located between the communities of Kenai and Soldotna. The campus sits on more than 300 wooded acres and includes classrooms, library, laboratories, computer labs, vocational shops, media center, bookstore, art gallery, career center, learning center, food caf , commons areas and outdoor walking and ski trails. With an Enrolment of almost 2000 students each semester, and highly qualified faculty, KPC prides itself on small class size and personalized attention for all students. Students build strong relationships with their instructors and fellow students that last a lifetime.
Kachemak Bay Campus
The Kachemak Bay campus is located in the picturesque seaside town of Homer. The community is renown for its arts programs, world famous fishing for salmon and halibut and community-minded residents. The campus delivers KPC's programs and services on the southern Kenai Peninsula. The campus offers a quality education in a warm, friendly environment. The campus includes classrooms, computer lab, learning center, bookstore and library with access to CD-ROM and online databases.
Mining and Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS)
KPC assumed responsibility for MAPTS in June 2004. The University of Alaska established the unit in 1979 specifically to deliver training, development and consulting services to the resource industries of Alaska. Since that time, MAPTS has trained more than 50, 000 individuals and has offices in Soldotna and Anchorage which serve the entire state. MAPTS has the largest Enrolment of any similar program in North America and provides training to clients in Russia and Aruba.
Resurrection Bay Extension Site
KPC also offers classes on the eastern Kenai Peninsula in Seward. Various general education requirement courses and personal enrichment classes are offered utilizing high school classrooms. KPC has an on-site coordinator at Seward High School who schedules these classes, hires adjunct faculty members, registers students and is available to answer questions from northern Peninsula residents who desire to take classes in Seward.
Kenai Peninsula College/UAA
Website: www.homer. alaska.edu