TAPESTRY Program Description

To complete the TAPESTRY program student will complete the required TAPESTRY pass/no pass courses,  select up to eight UAA courses to audit during the two-year program based on their Person-Centered Plan goals, and be required to audit 3 credits of an appropriate computer keyboarding or personal computing course. The total program requires completion of 48 credits. Students will also prepare a TAPESTRY Portfolio Project prior to completion of the Workforce Credential.

During the program a student will also complete five (5) or more Job Shadows in their interest areas. This gives students a way to see how a job actually looks from the inside out. Students actively begin applying for competitive wage jobs and/or internships in their second semester. By the time a student has completed the program, the goal is to be employed in a competitive wage job or be eligible to apply for admission to a college level academic program.

DLS A010 TAPESTRY Orientation Seminar

Students gain information about campus resources including: transportation, activities, clubs, facilities, and skills needed to navigate UAA systems and services. 2 credits.

DLS A012 TAPESTRY Exploration Seminar

Assist students to identify personal interests, educational goals, and work goals using person centered planning and other self-determination strategies.  Topics include goal setting (short and long term), self identification of skill/personality characteristics, career exploration, calendaring, Social Security benefits identification, and work incentives planning. 3 credits.

DLS A014 TAPESTRY Core Social Skills Seminar

Students learn how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Topics include: recognizing and identifying feelings, differentiating between various types of relationships, setting personal boundaries, communication, meeting people and first impressions, planning social activities, the dating process, personal safety, sexual health and gender differences. 3 credits.

DLS A016 TAPESTRY Job Search Seminar

Building on TAPESTRY Exploration Seminar, students will gain skills to choose a career field that uses their individual strengths. Topics include: labor market research, educational research resume completion, interview skill development, disability disclosure, reasonable accommodations, and advanced work incentives planning. 3 credits.

DLS A018 TAPESTRY Internship I

Building on TAPESTRY Job Search Seminar students will gain experience, paid or unpaid, in situations that align with their career choices. Students will secure an internship and hone the following skills: workplace communication, solicit supervisory guidance, requesting reasonable accommodations, adhering to workplace policy, using personal support networks, and self monitoring. 3 credits.



Marg Halloran
Student Services Coordinator
(907) 786-6038

Campus address:

3211 Providence Drive, PSB 101D
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-6038

UAA Center for
Human Development:

2702 Gambell St., #103
Anchorage, Alaska
Ph: (907) 272-8270
Tollfree: (800) 243-2199
TTY: (907) 264-6206
Fax: (907) 274-4802

DLS A020 TAPESTRY Internship II

Building on TAPESTRY Internship I, students will secure an internship, paid employment, or self-employment and hone the following skills: identifying go/no go employment characteristics, explaining long term employment goals and strategies to achieve them, mentor students in other TAPESTRY courses and various self-advocacy skills. 3 credits.

DLS A022 TAPESTRY Life & Social Skills Seminar

Students will begin to identify and engage in opportunities for social interaction with other UAA Students, Staff, and Faculty while on campus. Students will identify how to become involved in UAA clubs and organizations, social activities, student government, student media, student showcase, concert board, Bartlett Lecture Series, and Greek Life and other on-campus activities.  These social activities will allow students to practice real life skills concepts in transportation, finance, and personal responsibility. 3 credits. *Students take this course during their second, third and fourth semesters.

GUID A150 Creating Success in College

Designed to assist incoming student make a successful transition from high school, home or the workplace to college. Adopts a seminar approach requiring students to use a textbook, listen to lectures, participate in discussions, activities, and complete a variety of written and oral assignments. Adjustment and transition issues - academic, career, intrapersonal and interpersonal -- are addressed with a stuctured, content-based curriculum, flexible enough to promote the exploration and resolution of individual concerns. 3 credits.