Community & Technical College

Community and Technical College
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 214, (907) 786-6400


The mission of the UAA Community & Technical College (CTC) is to build Alaska’s workforce and foster student success through quality education and technical training.

Degrees and Certificates

CTC offers bachelors and associates degree and certificate programs. Academic programs are organized into five divisions:

  • Aviation Technology Division:  air traffic control, aviation administration, aviation maintenance, aviation technology, professional piloting 

  • Building Technologies Division:  architectural and engineering technology, computer and networking technology, construction management, occupational safety and health

  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration Division:  culinary arts, hospitality administration

  • Transportation & Power Division:  automotive technology, diesel power technology, welding and nondestructive testing technology (the division also supports several community campus programs such as industrial technology, process technology, and refrigeration & heating)

  • University Studies Division:  apprenticeship technologies, applied technologies leadership (the division also houses the Learning Commons, the UAA Testing Center, and is host to Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC which houses the Minor in National Defense, Strategic Studies and Leadership)

Faculty within the college are highly trained professionals, many with years of experience in the technical specialties related to their teaching areas. Program advisory committees help ensure that certificate and degree programs are closely linked to the workforce needs of the economy. Graduates of CTC programs generally find immediate employment in their chosen field.


Prospective students should call the division listed below for advising and further information:

  • Aviation Technology:  (907) 786-7200
  • Building Technologies: (907) 786-6465
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration: (907) 786-1487
  • Transportation & Power: (907) 786-1485
  • University Studies:  Army ROTC-(907) 786-6093,  Air Force ROTC-(907) 786-7266,  Apprenticeship Technologies and Applied Technologies Leadership (907)786-6400

Preparatory and General Education Departments

CTC serves all UAA students through coursework in essential skills including communication, quantitative studies, and writing: 

• The Communication Department offers 100 and 200 level courses that satisfy General Education Requirements, plus a Minor in Communication. Oral communication skills courses increase the abilities of students to interact appropriately and effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking settings.
• The Quantitative Studies Department offers zero, 100 and 200 level courses, including those that satisfy General Education Requirements. Courses are taught with the goal of making math accessible. Presentation is varied and may include flipped classes, discovery learning, or computer-based instruction using the Math Emporium model. 
• The Writing Department offers zero, 100 and 200 level courses, including those that satisfy General Education Requirements.  Some support courses for grammar and vocabulary building are taught under the PRPE course prefix.  The department uses placement and retention advising, learning communities and other high-impact practices, tutoring and a developmental teaching philosophy to help students succeed.