Career Education

Career Education provides programs to meet the short-term training needs and long-term vocational, technical, and occupational needs of the residents of Southeast Alaska. These programs provide specific job-related skills for employment, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional advancement that enable graduates to function effectively in a technology-dependent society. Career Education includes programs in diesel, mine mechanic, marine oiler, construction, drafting/AutoCAD, building science, welding, fisheries technology, health information management, health sciences, marine transportation, pre-nursing qualifications, and pre-radiologic technology qualifications. Certificates and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are offered in certain fields.

Career Education programs and courses provide students with employment skills for entry into the job market, industry-specific skill upgrade or retraining, occupational endorsements, and preparation for license examinations.

Courses are delivered using a variety of teaching methods, including e-Learning technologies through audio, video, Internet and printed materials. Vocational-technical laboratories provide students with state-of-the-art equipment comparable to what would be encountered in industry. To accommodate training needs of business and industry, some courses are compressed from meeting a few hours per week for a semester into day-long classes that may meet for more than a week. This arrangement allows students to complete course offerings in an abbreviated time period that may be more easily accommodated in a non-traditional student schedule.

Career Education also includes the UAS Center for Mine Training (CMT). The mission of the UAS/CMT is to provide world-class workforce training in occupational fields leading to employment in the mining industry, with special emphasis on expanding an Alaskan workforce for underground hard rock mining. The Center provides varied educational activities including for-credit and non-credit programs, such as Mine Safety Training, Entry Level Mine Training, Orientation Courses, Workforce Credentials, Occupational Endorsements, Certificates, and Associate-level degrees for those seeking a career in the mining industry. Learn more at uas.alaska.edu/cmt.

Associate Dean/Juneau Programs
Pete Traxler

Director, Ketchikan Campus
Priscilla Schulte

Director, Sitka Campus
Paula Martin

Director, UAS Center for Mine Training
Graham Neale

Faculty

Paul Bahna
Term Assistant Professor of Biology
Sitka

Valerie Barber
Adjunct Faculty of Chemistry
Sitka

Reid Brewer
Associate Professor of Fisheries Technology
Sitka

Tom Dolan
Power Technology Program Head
Term Assistant Professor
Juneau

Justin Fantasia
Term Assistant Professor of Construction Technology
Juneau

Clint J. Farr
Adjunct of Medical Sciences
Juneau

Susie Feero
Assistant Professor of Health Information Management
Sitka

Claire Fine
Assistant Professor Marine Transportation and Operations
Ketchikan

Robin Gilcrist
Construction Technology Program Head
Assistant Professor
Juneau

Leslie Gordon
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Health Information Management Program Director
Associate Professor of Health Information Management
Sitka

Ben Hastings
Adjunct Faculty of Maritime
Ketchikan

Tracy Hirayama
Adjunct Faculty of Health Sciences - CNA
Ketchikan

Suzanne Malter
Term Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and CNA
Juneau

Joel A. Markis
Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology
Sitka

Neil Nickerson
Term Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation
Ketchikan

Larry O'Loane
Term Assistant Professor of Power Technology
Ketchikan

Allen Puckett
Term Assistant Professor of Welding Technology
Sitka

Amy K Samuel
Medical Assisting Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medical Assisting
Sitka

David Sexton
Adjunct Faculty of Law Enforcement
Sitka

Sherrie Tinsley-Myers
Program Director of Justice/Law Enforcement
Term Assistant Professor
Sitka

Pete Traxler
Executive Dean of Career Education
Assistant Professor of Construction Technology
Juneau

Christine J. Urata
Health Sciences Program Head
Associate Professor of Health Sciences
Juneau

Neil Voelckers
Term Assistant Professor of Power Technology
Juneau

Steven Ziegenfuss
Assistant Professor of Power Technology
Juneau