UAF Community and Technical College is dedicated to maintaining high standards in order to help students achieve educational and professional success. Accreditations and certifications recognize that these programs are regularly reviewed and currently meet the standards needed for students to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice.
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certification covers general service technician for electricity/electronics, brakes, suspension and alignment, and engine performance.
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified. One of the only FAA-certified, Part-147 school programs in the nation that can be completed in just 12 months. All full-time faculty are designated by the FAA to administer Oral and Practical exams for mechanics.
Certified Nurse Aide
State approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing and successful completion qualifies students to take the state certification exam.
Emergency Services-Fire Science
Accredited by the State of Alaska Training and Education Bureau to instruct Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Fire Instructor I and Rapid Intervention Technician (how to rescue trapped firefighters). The State of Alaska is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). All students who pass Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Fire Instructor I receive a certification from the State of Alaska that has an IFSAC seal. The curriculum follows the US Fire Administrations, National Fire Academy, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model. Students can receive internationally recognized certifications for their profession. Most states and the Department of Defense will recognize or give direct reciprocity for IFSAC fire certifications.
Prepares students for state certification as a chemical dependency counselor technician.
Provides coursework that can help students prepare for industry certifications in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Entry-level Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and/or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA).
Prepares students to take the nationally recognized Control System Technician (CST associate) exam administered by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
Training approved by Alaska Police Standards Council.
Medical Assistant Certificate
Nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 210-2350.
Nationally accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). It is the only nationally accredited paramedic program in Alaska.
Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Less than 25% of the Paralegal programs in the country are approved by ABA.
Adheres to the Alaska Process Industries Careers Consortium (APICC) standards and the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) standards. Program is endorsed member college of the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA).
Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness
Aligns with and prepares students to take the nationally recognized Occupational Health Safety Technologist (OHST) exam administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.