Spring semester underway, still time to register

KPC students are back in classes today and enrollment is trending slightly down across the KPC system (compared to the same time last year). Many popular classes, including general education required courses, have filled and closed as they do every semester.

According to KPC Director Gary J. Turner, the college is doing well considering the state of the Alaska economy. Other factors surrounding decreased enrollment include the re-alignment of the Occupational Safety and Health program from KPC to UAA and the rapid pace other UA institutions have developed competing online courses.

Delivering high-quality courses face-to-face and online is and will continue to be KPC’s number one priority. Rigorous and enriching courses, small class sizes and highly qualified faculty is what the college is known for. KPC has resisted increasing class sizes to ensure student experiences reflect the excellence the college has always insisted on. Late registration will be offered from online Jan. 11-15 and for the first time, does not require instructors’ signatures. After Jan. 15, instructor approval is required and students must come to Campus Services to register. For more information, call 262-0330 or email iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

KPC smoke and tobacco-free

All KPC locations became completely smoke and tobacco-free on Dec. 31. In accordance with UA BOR regulation 05.12.102, tobacco use and smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and similar products, is prohibited on all university property. Learn more at this link: bit.ly/1VKfN1w

Looking for the Learning Center, testing services, library and art gallery?

The Brockel Building is currently in the midst of a major renewal project and the public is reminded that most of the Learning Center staff will be temporarily located on the second floor of the McLane Building with public computers and services help desk located in a small portion of the River View Commons, upstairs in the Goodrich Building.

Library staff is also located upstairs in the McLane Building. For more information, call 262-0385 or email jefuerstenau@kpc.alaska.edu.

For those not familiar with the campus, these temporary locations can be accessed via the stairs directly across from the Kenai River Cafe, near the center of the campus (turn right at the top of the stairs and proceed down the hallway to find both departments).

Temporary signs will help with way finding.

Testing services is temporarily located at the north end of the Ward Building room 119.

For more information, call 262-0227 or email kpc_testing@kpc.alaska.edu.

Due to the renovations, the G.L. Freeburg Gallery is closed through the summer semester.

The gallery will be relocated so that it is accessible from the Brockel Building commons. It is anticipated all the renovations will be completed prior to the fall 2016 semester.

Paramedic program sign-ups

The fall 2016 application for the KPC paramedic program is now available from the KPC webpage at bit.ly/1Jv8B7A and the deadline is May 15.

Several requirements are involved in the application process and students are encouraged to start work on their applications right away.

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