Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:28pm
  • NewsSchools

General registration for the upcoming semester opened to the public this morning. KPC’s spring 2017 searchable schedule is accessible from the homepage under the Academics menu and registration is available at UAOnline.

After the priority period for currently enrolled and pending-application students, a number of courses have reached capacity or only have a few remaining seats. Register early to ensure getting into the desired courses. The first day of classes will be Jan. 17, 2017.

For more information, contact KRC Campus Services at 262-0330 or email

EMS department informational open house

Paul Perry, assistant professor of paramedic technology, and Tiffany Perry, EMT instructor, along with Brian Crisp, Firefighting program coordinator, will be hosting the EMT/Paramedic/Firefighting open house from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 1 in KRC Goodrich room 144.

The intent of the session is to offer students, new or already attending KPC, the opportunity to find out what is required to become an Emergency Trauma Technician, Emergency Medical Technician I, II, or III, Paramedic or Firefighter.

They will showcase EMS equipment used in the programs and provide tours of classrooms and lab. Many teaching tools, including a collection of computerized simulated human patients (man, woman, child, baby), and the ambulance and automobile extraction simulators will be on display. The department prides itself on state-of-the-art equipment to ensure students are trained using the most relevant tools available.

There will be presentations outlining required prerequisites and core classes for each program. Advisors will assist attendees develop action plans to ensure the right courses, in the proper sequence, are taken.

For more information, call Paul or Tiffany Perry at 262-0378 or 262-0278 or email

Dr. James Kari presents: ‘Shem Pete’s Alaska’

As part of KPC’s commitment to celebrating Alaska Heritage Month and to support the revitalization of Alaska Native languages, Dr. James Kari, noted UAF professor emeritus of linguistics, will discuss his revision of “Shem Pete’s Alaska” from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the KRC McLane commons.

Kari has been involved in the fields of American Indian and Alaska Native linguistics for more than 40 years and he speaks and writes the Dena’ina and Ahtna languages. Kari is widely regarded as one of the leading experts on Athabascan languages and peoples.

Kari’s 2003 book, “Shem Pete’s Alaska: The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena’ina,” centers on respected Dena’ina storyteller Shem Pete (1896-1989). Pete lived in Susitna Station, Alaska and was known for his colorful anecdotes that illustrated the history and places of the Upper Cook Inlet. According to the book, his lifetime travel map of approximately 13,500 square miles provided him ample experiences to gain an unparalleled perspective of his peoples’ culture, history, geography and languages.

Final exam week schedule released

In order to comply with the University of Alaska’s call for standardization of academic procedures and policies across campuses, KPC locations have released schedules for final exams during the last week of the semester. This is the first time in many years that KPC will hold a formal final exam week, previously opting for instructor coordination for exams and final projects.

Final exam schedules are posted on the KPC website under the Academics menu. For more information, contact KRC Campus Services at 262-0330.


This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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