Each program at Alaska Career College offers an education with an in-demand career field. The rigorous training in a college setting will prepare you for a competitive market. With special emphasis on smaller classroom settings, students receive the extra time and attention that can give you an edge. From certifications to degree programs. Alaska Career College can help you take your career advancement to the next level!
Alaska Career College is highly invested in the education community and we are dedicated to serving it as best we can by providing the workforce with trained medical professionals and other occupations such as accounting and human resources serving businesses. We are committed to continuing to serve you! While we are continuing remote instruction in our classes, educational institutions are considered essential businesses and operations in Alaska. Students may travel to campus for receiving materials for distance learning and other related essential services. We are taking every precaution necessary to ensure our facilities are sanitized and are operating under social distancing requirements. For those considering college, we have made our virtual college visit option available to anybody who is unable to or uncomfortable visiting campus in person. We are also waiving enrollment application fees for applicants starting in July 2020. in an effort to help individuals who have been directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19. We hope these added services will allow you to begin your educational pursuits without delay.
Alaska Career College is ingrained in the communities we serve and we can assure you we will continue to be here serving you in any way we can!
Enrollment process is a new experience for many first-time students and there are likely to be many questions. We hope you have a few for your personal situation and goals. Alaska Career College encourages students and potential students to communicate with our Admission Advisors wherever you hang-out: phone, social media, email, chat or in-person. Want to know more about Alaska Career College, registering for classes, financial aid, military certification, credit transfers? Questions big or small, we'd love to hear from you!
A pre-admission interview is a two-step process. It is an opportunity for you to meet with an Admissions Advisor, learn more about Alaska Career College, and ask specific questions about the school, the curriculum, and the career field that you are considering. You will tour campus facilities and meet students and other staff members. It is also an opportunity for an Admissions Advisor to help you determine if you have the maturity, personal character, motivation, and commitment to succeed in the program you have chosen. We encourage every member of the family who has a sincere interest in your success to be present for the interview. During this initial interview you will also meet with a Financial Planning Advisor and receive information about tuition assistance programs available to qualified applicants.
If you live outside the greater Anchorage area you may ALSO request enrollment information and an enrollment application by calling Alaska Career College toll free (in Alaska) at 1-800-770-7575.
Once your enrollment application, $25 enrollment application fee, copy of your high school diploma, GED certificate, or documentation of a post-secondary education degree and recommendation from your Admissions Advisor has been submitted, an enrollment acceptance interview is scheduled. At your enrollment acceptance interview, you will receive a formal letter of acceptance, your program pre-study packet and your program orientation and class schedule. Again, this is an excellent opportunity for you and your family to ask specific questions that may not have been answered or discussed in your initial interview. Upon completion of the enrollment interview, you will have a thorough understanding of Alaska Career College, the curriculum and student life as well as graduate placement assistance. The Financial Planning Department will confirm your tuition package and any necessary financial aid. You will be ready to begin your new career.
Anchorage, Alaska, the "air crossroads of the world," has excellent housing opportunities. Beautiful parks and recreational facilities are located throughout the city. Residents may jog, cross-country ski, or bicycle on over 100 miles of paved trails. Varieties of activities are available to the Anchorage resident. Downhill skiing is just minutes away at the world-famous ski resort, Alyeska. We are proud of our community and our many community resources.
Although Alaska Career College does not provide campus housing, we are available to assist students who need accommodations. Although it is up to each individual student to select and secure housing, we want you to enjoy our beautiful city as much as we do. We are proud of our heritage and will make every effort to introduce you to our outstanding community. Please contact an Admissions Advisor if you need housing assistance.
People Mover, the public bus system of Anchorage provides bus service to most of the greater Anchorage and Eagle River areas. A bus stop is within walking distance of Alaska Career College with routes to many of the popular areas where housing and shopping facilities are located. Students receive an official ACC Photo ID card which enables the student to ride the People Mover at no charge. The ID card can also be used to receive numerous discounts on products and services throughout the Greater Anchorage area.
An Alaska Career College education is not theoretical. It is education based on best business practices, technology, and hands-on experience necessary to prepare students for the world of work. Real-life situations are practiced to give Alaska Career College graduates an extra edge in the market place. Since 1985, thousands of satisfied employers of Alaska Career College graduates can attest to our quality education. To all perspective employers of our graduates, we provide this guarantee
No cost re-training.
THE PURPOSE OF TUITION ASSISTANCE
A quality education is an investment that will provide lifelong personal and financial returns. Because of rising educational costs, more and more families are finding it difficult to finance this investment. The deciding factor in selecting your educational institution should be the quality of the education program, not the cost. Fortunately, careful financial planning and the availability of tuition assistance programs help to make an Alaska Career College education affordable.
Our goal is to attract, and ultimately enroll, students who demonstrate academic and intellectual achievement, promise, potential for leadership, and special talents. The family income level of students has no effect on their eligibility for admission. Over 75 percent of our students receive some form of tuition assistance, and many more families of Alaska Career College students take advantage of payment plans, and tax strategies to lighten the financial burden. Financing options are available to families at every income level. Although the ultimate financial responsibility rests with the student and the family, the staff of our Financial Planning Office is available to answer your questions and help you as your applications for financial aid are processed.
We want you to know that if you plan to use tuition assistance you should use extreme care in selecting a school. Remember student loans must be repaid even if you do not graduate, or get a job, or are dissatisfied with your choice of schools. You should select an institution best suited to your education, employment and career goals, and a school that can give you the greatest assurance of success. To help make the best selection, a school should provide you with consumer information about:
Tuition assistance programs
Facilities, equipment, and faculty
Student completion rates
Student support services
Graduate placement success
Average starting salaries of graduates