Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).


Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus
156 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669, (907) 262-0330, (877) 262-0330 (toll-free)

Kachemak Bay Campus, (907) 235-7743, (877) 262-0330 (toll free to Kenai River Campus and ask to be transferred to Kachemak Bay Campus)

Corrections professionals play important roles in public safety and criminal justice. Correctional officers provide security and confinement for the nation’s criminal offenders. Probation/parole officers conduct case management and assist in the movement of prisoners, direct individuals to rehabilitation programs and apprehend violators when public safety is in jeopardy. Criminal justice technicians assist institutional and field officers in a variety of duties within the Department of Corrections (DOC). With experience, criminal justice technicians may transition to officer positions. These positions lead to secure, rewarding positions with excellent benefits and retirement.

The KPC corrections certificate programs provide the academic background required for success in entry-level corrections positions. Instruction includes criminal and restorative justice systems, courses in oral and written communication, and an introduction to theories of criminal behavior. The programs are appropriate for sworn (those with statutory power of arrest or those who are honorably retired law enforcement officers) and non-sworn personnel (law enforcement personnel without powers to arrest or carry firearms). They prepare new applicants for entry-level positions in corrections and provide occupational training for current DOC employees. Graduates will be competitive with non-Alaskans for corrections jobs within Alaska and in other states. These corrections certificate programs have been developed in active collaboration and partnership with the DOC.

The following programs are available:

  • Occupational Endorsement Certificate, Corrections
  • Undergraduate Certificate, Corrections

Programs of Study

Occupational Endorsement Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate


Ruben Foster, Assistant Professor,
Randy Rosencrans, Assistant Professor,