The Associate of Arts (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.
Students can earn an Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Alutiiq Language
(also known as Sugpiaq) on their transcript through Kodiak College. The transcripted
certificate is available to any student who receives grades of C or higher in the
series of courses. Attainment of the OEC in Alutiiq Language will provide knowledge,
resources and skills appropriate for a variety of entry-level jobs that use the Alutiiq
language. Taken together, the courses introduce students to conversational speech
and basic Alutiiq writing, reading and grammar, as well as contextual information
about Alaskan language relationships, language endangerment and language revitalization.
Students who earn this OEC will be able to certify a level of intermediate speech
ability according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
scale through completion of an oral proficiency assessment. The style of Alutiiq taught
in this program is Kodiak Island Alutiiq.
Native Student Services, mentoring, tutoring, financial aid
guidance, academic advising, and other services are available to Native students and
others enrolled in Alutiiq Studies courses.
Contact Libby Eufemio
for more information on how we can help you reach your educational goals!
AKNS A101E & A240 offered Fall semesters
AKNS A102E & A109D offered Spring semesters,
AKNS A292A & A292B offered in the Summer