Building Alaska's Workforce

The UAA Community & Technical College builds Alaska’s workforce and fosters student success through quality education and technical training.

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Building Alaska's Workforce

Construction, Design & Safety Division

Architectural & Engineering Technology -  Trains students to produce technical drawings used to build roads, bridges, homes, office buildings, oil and gas pipelines, etc.

Construction Management - Provides students with a broad knowledge of construction processes and techniques. Graduates understand basic business principles and possess broad knowledge of the technical and operational aspects of the industry.

Occupational Safety & Health - Prepares students for employment as safety professionals in a variety of industries including construction, petroleum, mining, tourism and fishery.


Amazing Stories 

These headlines showcase the amazing stories taking place in the Construction, Design & Safety Division. The stories have appeared in CTC Insider, the news blog of the UAA Community & Technical College, Green & Gold News, the news blog of the University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as other local or industry news sources.

News Stories

  • Construction management teams secure second and third place wins at national competition

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    Construction management students secure a 2nd and 3rd place win at the Associated Schools of Construction Competition.

  • Al Grant: Health and safety expertise makes sound career choice

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    For Al Grant, safety is more than a passion, it’s a calling, which is evident in his teaching.

  • Finding a career of her own

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    Emily Sobek is building a career of her own with a UAA bachelor’s degree in construction management.

  • Creating real-world relevant education

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    The construction management advisory committee helps faculty tailor courses to meet industry needs.

  • Beyond the lecture - solving problems in the real world

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    Theory turned to reality when AET students were tasked with developing building-design concepts for a local organization.

Contact Us

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Construction, Design & Safety Division
3901 Old Seward Hwy
University Center, Suite 130
Anchorage, AK99503
United States
Tel: (907) 786-6465
Fax: (907) 786-6448

Alumni Spotlight

“Everybody I know who graduates [from the Construction Management program] is absorbed into the industry. It’s great that the advisory board, and the Alaska community, comes to the university and gives suggestions that ensure students are learning skills and ideas that will be beneficial on graduation.”

— Emily Sobek, Construction Management '15