About UAA

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a premier university set in the heart of Alaska’s largest city and across the south-central region; a place where culture, innovation and adventure converge. Roughly 12,000 students from all over the U.S. and 89 countries are currently pursuing their dreams at UAA. The unique location provides unparalleled access to valuable industry connections, Arctic research, outdoor recreation courses and more. Specialized academic programs facilitate a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including groundbreaking educational opportunities that positively impact the surrounding communities and kick-start successful careers.

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Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) serves the vast Valdez, Copper Basin and Cordova regions. From the primary location in Valdez, about 300 miles southeast of Anchorage, PWSC provides access to a variety of educational and training opportunities in a geographically rich, culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

PWSC attracts people with an adventuresome spirit who want to combine the love of outdoor activities with the opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals. The College offers the Associate of Arts (general transfer) degree, A.A.S. degrees in Industrial Technology and Outdoor Leadership, a variety of professional development and workforce training courses and certifications, adult basic education and GED preparation. PWSC plays a unique role in protecting the Prince William Sound ecosystem through its extensive offerings of Fishing Vessel Training and related safety and preparedness training opportunities. Our Health & Fitness Center and the Whitney Museum provide recreational and cultural opportunities for students, community members, and visitors. In partnership with the BLM, Alyeska Pipeline Services, Providence Valdez Medical Center and numerous other local employers, PWSC provides internship and career pathway options. PWSC maintains three apartment-style residence buildings offering a variety of affordable, independent living options for residential students.

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