Degrees and Certificates

Programs of Study

Kodiak College offers numerous academic credit courses that lead to occupational endorsement and undergraduate certificates and associate degrees and may be transferred to other colleges.

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Associate of Arts, General Program (AA)

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides an academic foundation for student success in multiple pathways including continued study, career preparation, and engaged citizenship for Alaska's diverse peoples. An associate degree in general studies is usually used as a stepping stone since it prepares students well for further study at a bachelor-degree granting college or university.

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Associate of Science (AS)

The Associate of Science (AS) prepares students to enter the workforce or to go on to a science-related or health-related bachelor's degree. The AS provides an academic foundation in natural and social sciences, as well as preparation in the liberal arts through general education courses.

With the assistance of an academic advisor students may tailor the program to prepare for a particular baccalaureate major in natural, social, or clinical sciences.

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting

The AAS in Accounting degree prepares students for entry-level accounting positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll clerk; assistant to line and staff accountants; or as paraprofessionals in CPA firms. The program emphasizes understanding the accounting cycle, processes and procedures, as well as generally accepted accounting principles.

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Development (UAA)

We prepare educators and support the lifelong learning of professionals to embrace diversity and to be intellectually and ethically strong, resilient, and passionate in their work with Alaska's learners, families, and communities. Students who complete the Undergraduate Certificate and AAS in Early Childhood will be proficient entry-level child care workers, have knowledge of child development, and demonstrate basic abilities in child care paraprofessional skills.

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in General Business

Students build the confidence to communicate orally and in writing and interact positively with subordinates, superiors and customers, and other stakeholders.  They will also gain business skills relevant to the specific industry of their present and future employment, and will have the ability to manage and supervise specialists with consideration for all aspects of business.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN from UAA)

Program suspended as of spring 2024.

As a partner in shaping health care for Alaska, the UAA School of Nursing educates students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas. The School addresses the diverse and unique health care challenges across the state by sharing expertise in education, service, policy, and political arenas and through innovative research for the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge.

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology

The AAS in Technology degree program is designed to provide entry-level skills, continuing education, and advanced technical skills.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Elementary Education K- 8 (UAS)

The BA in Elementary Education prepares students for recommendation in the state of Alaska for initial teaching certification in grades K-8. This program is for students in Juneau and rural Alaskan communities and others who desire the flexibility of an e-Learning program. Students in this program must be self-directed learners, have access to high speed internet connections, and prepare for a 9-month intensive student teaching experience in their senior year. Students are assessed relative to national and state standards, including Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards, the Alaska Teacher Standards, the Alaska Student Content Standards, the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools, and the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Standards.

student using laptopBachelor of Arts (BA) in Special Education (UAS)

The BA in Special Education program prepares teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. The program focuses on the unique needs of: children and youth with disabilities;Alaska’s diverse Native and non-Native communities; and Alaska’s remote, rural, and urban communities. Candidates who complete the B.A. in Special Education program can receive an Alaska Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Special Education (Grades K-12) from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.

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Certificate in Medical Assisting (UAA)

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in a variety of health care settings. The practice of medical assisting necessitates mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience. You have an option to earn a certificate or an associates degree.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Kodiak College CNA program prepares the student to assist patients with health care needs under the supervision of Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurse in various health care settings. The Kodiak College CNA course is taught in a supportive, professional university environment. Classroom learning is then developed through practical skill building within community health care facilities. 

Libby Eufemio at Alutiiq Museum sharing storiesAssociate of Arts in Alaska Native Studies

The AA in Alaska Native Studies provides students with a critical and dynamic perspective on Alaska Native cultures, histories, politics and organizations. This AA provides a valuable opportunity for students interested in exploring their options in higher education and/or employment with an Alaska Native organization.

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Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Alutiiq Language

The OEC in the Alutiiq Language recognizes the acquisition of Alutiiq language skills and knowledge through certification for professionals and paraprofessionals.

Within the Kodiak region’s language revitalization and education programs, a need exists for certified paraprofessionals with Alutiiq language proficiency - and the 16-credit Alutiiq Language OEC is designed to provide a credential in that area.

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Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Medical Office Coding (UAA)

Kodiak College offers some of the distance-delivered courses needed for an OEC in Medical Office Coding, an Allied Health Program in the UAA College of Health.  This program provides training for allied health professionals specifically designed to prepare graduates for work in rewarding careers in Alaska’s rapidly growing health care industry. This Occupational Endorsement Certificate program prepares student for careers as professional medical coders.  In addition, it prepares students to become certified medical coders by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Undergraduate Certificate in Welding

The Undergraduate Certificate in Welding provides hands-on instruction in different welding techniques using a variety of materials. When you complete your certificate you’ll be ready for entry-level positions in the welding industry. A total of 30 credits are required for the certificate.


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Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Infant and Toddler Development (UAA)

This OEC will prepare students to work with infants and toddlers and their families in a variety of settings including childcare, family care settings, and Early Head Start programs.



Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Early Childhood Education (UAA)

With a shortage of qualified Early Childhood (EC) educators across Alaska and the nation, UAA’s programs meet the needs of high-demand careers. A BA with teacher licensure provides graduates with opportunities, including teaching in public schools PreK-3rd grades and other leadership roles in the field of early care and learning. Because of Alaska's current focus on early childhood education, there are numerous opportunities for tuition support for the EC programs!

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Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Marine Services Technology (PWSC)

This course prepares students for technical-level work in the marine industry. Graduating students will be able to perform a variety of troubleshooting, installation, services, and repairs to marine systems. Sessions are a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on skill building and training.


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