This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Ahtna Language prepares students for learning knowledge, resources, and skills appropriate for a variety of entry-level jobs that use Ahtna Dene language. Students who earn this OEC will be able to certify a level of low intermediate speech ability according to the guidelines of the Ahtna Dene Proficiency Guidelines scale through completion of an oral proficiency assessment. The style of Ahtna taught in this program is in Western and Central dialects.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|AKNS A101H||Elementary Ahtna Language I||4|
|AKNS A102H||Elementary Ahtna Language II||4|
|AKNS A114H||Ahtna Reading and Writing||3|
|AKNS A292B||Alaska Native Language Conversational Fluency Intensive 1||1-3|
|AKNS A240H||Alaska Native Cultural Orientation: Ahtna||3|
In Ahtna Language
A minimum of 15 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Ahtna Language will be able to:
- Demonstrate low intermediate speaking proficiency, with conversational speaking skills as described in the Ahtna Dene Proficiency Guidelines standards.
- Read and comprehend basic Ahtna, including words and sentences pertaining to everyday topics, at a level comparable to their speaking proficiency.
- Locate and assess Ahtna Dene language resources and reference materials for diverse situations and proficiency levels.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Ahtna history, culture, arts, and issues in the Dena'ina region.
- Examine cross-cultural communication, cultural values, and working with Elders.