Why CRCD?

About CRCD Degree and Job Training Programs

UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development offers academic programs designed to serve Alaska communities and build a new generation of leaders. Supporting key initiatives such as workforce development, business development and economic growth, our programs are grounded in Alaska communities and the challenges they face.

Our students come from all over Alaska and the world — especially rural communities throughout the state. Many are adult learners with jobs and families. Some earn their associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees, while others take individual classes or pursue specific job training programs. They study everything from tribal management, to construction trades, to rural development, and much more.

Applied learning is built in to everything we do. From conducting original research and writing about your experiences, engaging in community services initiatives, to helping draft policy and legislation, there’s no limit to the kinds of hands-on learning you can engage in at CRCD.

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Explore CRCD Degrees and Job Training Programs

We offer a wide selection of occupational endorsements, certificates, associate, bachelor's and master’s degrees entirely through our network of professors and instructors based at rural campuses, Fairbanks, and elsewhere in Alaska.

 

Why choose UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development for your educational needs?

  • Take classes in your home community or through a variety of flexible online and distance education options.

  • Get practical, real-world training in programs specifically designed to meet the workforce development and educational needs of rural communities in Alaska.

  • Choose from a wide range of degree and job training programs that prepare you to take on leadership roles and advance in your career while supporting economic development in the state.

  • Tailor your education to meet specific career skills within tribal and local governments and other organizations in rural Alaska.

  • Learn from caring faculty and mentors who have expertise in supporting Native Alaskan communities, small business development, and community services in an Alaska context.

  • Access holistic advising and support services specifically designed to benefit rural and Alaska Native students.