College of Health


Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Community, Conflict & Communication


The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Community, Conflict, and Communication at the University of Alaska Anchorage equips students with essential skills for aspiring human service professionals, empowering them to address the complexities of community-based work. Engaging coursework explores the historical foundations of the helping profession, the societal and community factors that influence substance use, and practical skill development for successful career advancements.

OEC graduates emerge as proficient professionals, capable of applying their expertise to effectively serve and support diverse individuals and communities, particularly within the distinctive context of Alaska's dynamic social landscape, working in various career fields.

  • Social Service Agencies
  • NonProfit Organizations
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
  • Community Development Organizations

Why choose an OEC in Community, Conflict & Communication at UAA?

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The Dept. of Human Services OECs is an affordable way to enhance your job skills, which can be used in many careers in business, education, social services, and other fields.

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Learn from clinically licensed professionals and published researchers and authors. All program faculty have experience working in their respective areas of expertise.


Embrace a hands-on approach. Practice your skills through high-quality instruction delivered via classroom lectures, demonstrations, case studies, and role plays.


Complete your courses in person at UAA's Anchorage campus or entirely online! You also can take individual courses in person or online at community campuses.

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Program Locations

  • Online

Program Information

The UAA Catalog is the official source of all degree and certificate programs at the university. Catalog entries for each program include details such as learning outcomes, application timeline and requirements, course sequencing, and program requirements. 


Catalog: OEC in Community, Conflict & Communication


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Message from the Program Coordinator

On behalf of the other human services faculty, I want to express how excited we all are in your interest in human services. We teach because we are passionate about education and hope that our enthusiasm translates to the classroom. Even if you are not sure you have an interest in human services, we encourage you to take one of our introductory courses to find out. And if you do choose to major in a different field, our Human Services program still offers a variety of thought-provoking courses (with easy to satisfy prerequisites) that might be helpful to your chosen degree or that you may just want to take because you are interested in the topic. Whatever your interest in human services, we are here and happy to help.


— Yvonne Chase, Ph.D.


Contact Us:
Phone: (907) 786-6437



Dept. of Human Services
UAA Professional Studies Building
2533 Providence Dr., Suite 218
Anchorage, AK 99508


Mailing Address:
UAA Dept. of Human Services
3211 Providence Dr., PSB 218
Anchorage, AK 99508

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