Busy Weeks Ahead For Kodiak College


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Kodiak College is gearing up for walk-in registration next week and the start of fall classes the following week. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more about what’s going on on campus.

Kodiak College registrar Jenny Myrick says many students have already signed up for classes on-line. In fact, a few of the more popular courses are already full and the college is planning to add more sections to meet demand. Myrick says most students are taking three credits or less, but she thinks there will be more full time students this year.

(Myrick 1 :14s “…60, 70 full-time students.”)

Walk-in registration takes place next Monday and Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Myrick says a new student orientation is also scheduled for Wednesday evening at 6. The orientation will get incoming students familiar with the campus and how to navigate the college’s computer system. It’s also tied in with a program called Jump Start, which offers reduced tuition to those who qualify. Myrick says they must attend the orientation, but the savings they’ll receive are significant.

(Myrick 2 :10s “…50 dollars per credit hour.”)

Most full-time students at Kodiak College are working on a certificate program or a two-year Associate’s degree. Some are even working on degrees through the University of Alaska’s main campus in Anchorage or one of its other rural campuses. The college is also in the second year of offering a four-year Education degree. Delany Smith runs that program.

(Smith 1 :18s “…from the main campus.”)

Smith says the education program is accredited, so a teaching certificate earned through it could transfer out of state. The program also offers several classes for teachers who already have a certificate, but want to shore up some of their skills.

(Smith 2 :17s “…just quite a variety.”)

English Professor Jared Griffin says he’s offering a variety of classes as well. Everything from courses required for most degree programs to fun electives that might appeal to someone just looking to expand their literary horizons. Last year the department offered courses in media studies, as well as Tagolog and Russian literature, and Griffin says there will be more classes like that this year.

(Griffin 1 :16s “…we can learn about.”)

The full list of courses offered at Kodiak College is on-line at that college’s website, where you can also find out how to register on-line. The first day of fall classes is September 2nd.

I’m Casey Kelly.

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