Advising Steps

The College Preparatory & Developmental Studies Department (CPDS) is committed to helping students successfully navigate the university’s academic environment.

The department works closely with the majors advisor at the Community & Technical College (CTC) Advising Center. The CTC Advising Center serves students pursuing CTC certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor's degrees. The center also serves all UAA students enrolled in preparatory and developmental courses.

First-year CTC majors and CPDS students should begin the advising process at the center. Upon completion of their general education requirements, students transition to their program’s faculty advisor. Students should contact their respective departments to speak with their faculty advisor.

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their advisor whenever academic difficulties arise.

Program Outcomes

Program student learning outcomes describe the knowledge, abilities, values, and/or attitudes students should be able to demonstrate following successful completion of a UAA certificate or degree program.



Heather Brekke, CTC Majors Advisor
SMH 116B | P: 907.786.6897

Stephanie Trafton, Academic Support Advisor*
SMH 116A | P: 907.786.6480

*Stephanie advises students enrolled in College Preparatory & Developmental Studies courses regardless of major.