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About the tuition discount

Beginning fall semester 2018, UAF will reduce tuition by 25 percent for the occupational endorsement programs listed below. This discount also applies to lower-division courses in the listed certificate programs.

 


Eligible UAF Occupational Endorsement (OEC) and Certificate (CERT) Courses/Programs

Below is a list of programs with courses eligible for the discount in academic year 2018-2019. For most programs, all courses required for the OEC are included. Programs denoted by an asterisk (*) exclude courses that also meet General Education Requirements (GER) or contain upper division courses not covered by the discount. Programs denoted by a plus sign (+) are available 100 percent distance delivery.

Academic Year 2018-2019 Cost per credit Cost per credit
after discount
Non-resident surcharge cost per credit WUE tuition cost per credit after discount
Lower division tuition $212 $159 $539 $265

Occupational endorsement programs

Administrative assistant +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ABUS F102A Keyboarding: Touch Typing  1
ABUS F102C Keyboarding: Document Formatting  1
ABUS F154 Human Relations  3
ABUS F170 Business English  3
ABUS F271 Business Communications  3
ABUS F182 Office Procedures  3
ABUS F183 Professional Skills for Job Hunt  3
ABUS F199 Practicum in Applied Business  3
CIOS F130 Microcomputer Word Processing  3
CIOS F135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets  1
CIOS F150 Computer Business Applications  3

 

Basic carpentry

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
CTT F100 Construction Technology Core  3
CTT F101 Basic Construction Safety  1
CTT F102 Introduction to Hand and Power Tools  1
CTT F103 Introduction to Blueprint Reading  1
CTT F106 Construction Mathematics  3
CTT F110 Residential Carpentry I  8.5
CTT F111 Materials and Tools Used in the Trade  2.5
CTT F112 Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing  2
CTT F113 Roof Framing, Windows and Exterior Doors  2
CTT F114 Introduction to Concrete Materials and Forms  2

 

Behavioral health aide

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
RHS F110 Cross-Cultural Bridging Skills  1
RHS F115 Issues of Personal Development  2
RHS F120 Family Systems I  2
RHS F130 Processes of Community Change  2
RHS F140 Alaska Native Values and Principles  1
RHS F150 Introduction to Rural Counseling  2
RHS F260 Addictions: Intervention and Treatment  2
RHS F275 Introduction to Recovery and Mental Illness  2
RHS F285 Case Management  2

 

Bookkeeping technician +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ABUS F101 Principles of Accounting I  3
ABUS F141 Payroll Accounting  3
ABUS F201 Principles of Accounting II  3
ABUS F203 Accounting Capstone  3
ABUS F220 Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks  3

 

Entry-level welding

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
TTCH F131 Mathematics for the Trades  3
WMT F103 Welding I  3
WMT F105 Welding II  3
WMT F130 Shielded Metal Arc Welding  3
WMT F140 Metal Fabrication  3
WMT F160 Gas Metal Arc Welding  1
WMT F290 Welding Proficiency Maintenance  3
WMT F150 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding  3

 

Facility maintenance

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
CTT F130 Introduction to Facilities Maintenance  1
CTT F131 Interior Repairs: Drywall, Woodwork Trim, Window Replacement  1
CTT F132 Flooring Installation: Vinyl, Wood and Parquet  1
CTT F133 Cabinet Installation with Countertops  1
CTT F135 Boiler Troubleshooting and Burner Repair  2
CTT F137 Appliance Troubleshooting and Repair  2
CTT F138 Residential Heating Controls  2
CTT F151 Introduction to Plumbing Tools and Drawings  1
CTT F153 Plastic and Copper Pipe and Fittings  1

 

Financial services representative +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ABUS F154 Human Relations 3
ABUS F155 Business Math 3
ABUS F175 Customer Service  3
ABUS F160 Principles of Banking  3
ABUS F161 Personal and Business Finance  3
ABUS F233 Financial Management 3
ABUS F234 Introduction to Investing  3

 

Medical billing +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
CIOS F150 Computer Business Applications  3
HLTH F100 Medical Terminology  3
HLTH F236 Outpatient Health Care Reimbursement  3
HLTH F237 Inpatient Health Care Reimbursement  3

 

Medical coding +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
CIOS F150 Computer Business Applications  3
HLTH F100 Medical Terminology  3
HLTH F208 Human Diseases  3
HLTH F235 Medical Coding 1  4

 

Medical office reception +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
HLTH F110 Professional Skills for the Workplace  2
CIOS F150 Computer Business Applications  3
HLTH F100 Medical Terminology  3
HLTH F118 Medical Law and Ethics  2
HLTH F132 Administrative Procedures I  2

Nurse aide

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
HLTH F107 Nurse Aide Training 9
HLTH F111 Personal Care Attendant Training 4
HLTH F113 Personal Care Attendant to Nursing Assistant Bridge 5

Rural surface water quality testing

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ABUS F183 Professional Skills for Job Hunt  1-3
CIOS F150 Computer Business Applications  1-3
ENVI F101 Introduction to Environmental Science  3
ENVI F110 Introduction to Water Quality I: Measurement  1
ENVI F111 Introduction to Water Quality II: Monitoring and Assessment  1
ENVI F112 Introduction to Water Quality III: Data Quality Assurance   1
ENVI F160 Internship in Environmental Studies  1-2

 

Rural utilities business management

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
TM F130 Introduction to Utility Management  2
TM F131 Organizational Management for Utilities  2
TM F132 Operations Management for Utilities  2
TM F134 Financial Management for Utilities  2
TM F136 Personnel Management for Utilities  2
TM F138 Planning for Utilities  2

 

Rural waste management and spill response *

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ABUS F183 Professional Skills for Job Hunt  1
ENVI F110 Introduction to Water Quality I: Measurement  1
ENVI F115 Rural Solid and Hazardous Waste Management  1
ENVI F116 Rural Alaska Landfill Operator  1
ENVI F117 Community Spill Response  1
FIRE F110 Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response  3
CIOS F135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets  1
CTT F130 Introduction to Facilities Maintenance  1
ENVI F130 Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act  1
TM F130 Introduction to Utility Management  2
ENVI F160 Internship in Environmental Studies  2
ENVI F260 Field Techniques for Environmental Technicians  2
HLTH F122 First Aid and CPR for the Healthcare Provider  1

NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT:
Rural Waste Mngmnt Spill Resp    RD    F250  Grant Writing for Community Development

Supervision and personnel management +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ABUS F154 Human Relations 3
ABUS F179 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
ABUS F231 Introduction to Personnel 1-3 credits
ABUS F232 Contemporary Management Issues 3
ABUS F242 Employment Law 3

Sustainable energy *

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
ENVI F220 Introduction to Sustainable Energy  3
CTT F106 Construction Mathematics  3
TTCH F131 Mathematics for the Trades  3
CTT F100 Construction Technology Core  3
CTT F160 Photovoltaic Systems I  5
CTT F161 Photovoltaic Systems II  5
CTT F250 Current Topics in Construction Trades  1
ENVI F101 Introduction to Environmental Science  3
ENVI F120 Home Energy Basics  1
ENVI F121 Building Ventilation and Energy  1
ENVI F122 Energy Efficient Building Design and Simulation  1

NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT:
Sustainable Energy    DEVM  F105  Intermediate Algebra
Sustainable Energy    PHYS   F102  Energy and Society

Tribal justice +

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
TM F110 Tribal Court Development for Alaska Tribes  1
TM F111 Children's Topics in Tribal Justice  1
TM F112 Federal Indian Law for Alaska Tribes  1
TM F113  Tribal Code Development  1
TM F114 Tribal Justice Responses to Community and Domestic Violence  1 
TM F115 Tribal Court Administration  1
TM F116 Juvenile Justice in Tribal Court  1
TM F117 Tribal Court Enforcement of Decisions  1
TM F118 Tribal Community and Restorative Justice  1

Wildland fire science

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
FIRE F151 Wildland Firefighter I  3
FIRE F152 Wildland Firefighter II  3
FIRE F153 Wildland Firefighter III  2
FIRE F157 Wildland Air Operations  3

 

Certificate programs

Ethnobotany +

Ethnobotany:  ALL 100 and 200 level courses

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
EBOT F100 Introduction to Ethnobotany  3
EBOT F200 Seminar in Ethnobotany  1
EBOT F210 Ethical Wildcrafting  1
EBOT F220 Ethnobotanical Techniques  2
EBOT F230 Ethnobotanical Chemistry  3
EBOT F250 Applied Ethnobotany Fall  2
EBOT F251 Applied Ethnobotany Spring 2

 

Rural human services +

Rural Human Services: ALL 100 and 200 level courses

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
RHS F110 Cross-Cultural Bridging Skills  1
RHS F115 Issues of Personal Development  2
RHS F120 Family Systems I  1
RHS F130 Processes of Community Change  2
RHS F140 AK Native Values & Principles  1
RHS F150 Intro to Rural Counseling  2
RHS F220 Family Systems II  2
RHS F250 Rural Counseling II  2
RHS F260 Addict: Intervention/Treatment  2
RHS F265 Interpersonal Violence  2
RHS F275 Intro to Recov & Mental Illnss  2
RHS F285 Case Management  2
RHS F287 Rural Human Services Practicum  4
RHS F290 Grief and Healing  2

 

Tribal management +

Tribal Management: ALL 100 and 200 level courses

Subject
Code
Course
Number
Title Credits
TM F101 Intro to Tribal Government in AK  3
TM F105 Intro to Managing Tribal Governments  3
TM F110 Tribal Court Development for AK Tribes  1
TM F113 Tribal Code Development  1
TM F120 Intro to Tribal Natural Resource Mgmt
 3
TM F141 Practical GIS for Rural Alaska  2
TM F199 Tribal Management Practicum I  3
TM F201 Tribal Government in Alaska 3
TM F250 Currrent Topicss: AHTNA Part 3 2
TM F271 Rural Transportation Planning  1
TM F274 Road Inventory Field Data Systems  1

 

To access a list of tuition discount-approved courses at all UA campuses, visit http://www.alaska.edu/starthere/cte/.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Follow the UAF application instructions. For a complete list of program requirements please review the UAF course catalog.

What are Occupational Endorsements?

Occupational endorsement programs are designed to give students occupational training in a specific field. These programs are 9-29 credit hours and will be posted to the student’s transcript upon completion and after approval by the academic department. The credit hours may be applied to other undergraduate degree programs where applicable.

These skill-based programs are ideal for employers looking to affordably develop their employees’ skills, or for individuals looking to change careers or increase credentials  while seeking employment. According to national research, by 2025, 65 percent of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education. In many cases, short course credentials are all that are necessary. Many of the eligible courses can be taken online to accommodate the needs of working Alaskans.

Do I qualify if I'm currently enrolled in one of the eligible occupational endorsement programs?

Yes. If you are currently enrolled in any of the approved occupational endorsement programs you will automatically receive the 25 percent tuition discount when you register.

What is a certificate program?

Certificates are awarded in specific occupational fields with emphasis on entering the job market. These certificates can serve as the basis for additional education and are the first step toward an Associate of Applied Science degree. Certificate programs vary in length; however, you can usually complete them in one year. 

To earn a certificate, you must formally be admitted to a certificate program and you must earn at least 30 credits, including transfer credit. Fifteen semester hours must be residence credits. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in your major and overall. 

 


More information

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