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KPC is a good fit for students from small places!

Find your place at KPC. Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart helps students from rural areas navigate their college experience.

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Get creative at Kenai Peninsula College!

Both campuses offer a wide range of art classes. Students can complete many requirements for their bachelor's degree without leaving the Kenai Peninsula.

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Find your place at KPC's Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.

Student housing is located just across the street from the main campus! Live and learn at KRC.

Quality matters at KPC!

KPC offers high-quality general education requirement courses, both face-to-face and online.

Upcoming Events  


Faculty Events/Workshops
Mar 31

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

KPC Faculty eLearning Discussion (Make-up) Webinar: Flipping the Classroom

Hosted by KPC Education Technology Team11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Join us is a roundtable discussion…

Important Dates
Apr 2
All Day

2015/2016 High School Senior Tuition Scholarship packet due

The 2015/2016 High School Senior Tuition Scholarship packet is due today. Turn in packets to KRC Financial Aid!

Kenai River Campus
Apr 2

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free dumpling cooking demo

The KRC Student Union will be hosting a free dumpling cooking demonstration at 12 p.m. on April 2 in the McLane Commons. All students are invited to attend and enjoy…

Kenai River Campus
Apr 3

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Advice & A Slice

KPC's Kenai River Campus will be hosting the third annual Advice and a Slice event from 4-6 p.m. on April 3. Current and prospective students (and parents) are invited…

Important Dates
Apr 6
All Day

Registration for Fall 2015 begins online for returning admitted students

Returning admitted students can begin registering for the Fall 2015 semester online today! Register here.

Faculty Events/Workshops
Apr 6
to
Apr 20
All Day

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric course

UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning will be hosting an

Kenai River Campus, Important Dates
Apr 7
to
Apr 8

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Early walk-in registration for Fall 2015 (admitted students only)

Early walk-in registration for Fall 2015 is available to admitted students from 2-5 p.m. today and tomorrow! Learn more by calling Student Services at 262-0330.

Faculty Events/Workshops
Apr 8

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Quality Matters overview webinar

UAA will host an online Quality Matters overview webinar for Faculty and Staff from 2–3 p.m. on April 8, 2015. Register

Important Dates, College Wide
Apr 10
All Day

Last day for student-initiated withdraw

Today is the last day for student-initiated withdraws. Contact Student Services at 262-0330 with any questions.

Faculty Events/Workshops
Apr 10

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

KPC Video Conference Training

Are you new to teaching via Video Conferencing? Are you currently using video conferencing in the classroom and want to explore methods for more engaging delivery? Come join colleagues…

Faculty Events/Workshops
Apr 15

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

KPC eLearning Discussion Group

Hosted by KPC Education Technology Team11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join us is a roundtable discussion to connect with colleagues and share e-learning…

Kenai River Campus
Apr 16

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Blood drive

Donate blood in the Blood Bank of Alaska's…

Important Dates
Apr 16

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

College Council meeting

The KP College Council will be meeting from 6-7 p.m. tonight at the Resurrection Bay Extension Site in Seward. 

Important Dates
Apr 20
All Day

Deadline for KPC Spring 2015 graduation application

Today is the last day for students to turn in their KPC Spring 2015 graduation applications. Turn apps in to Student Services!

Faculty Events/Workshops, Kachemak Bay Campus
Apr 23

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

KBC Video Conference Training

Are you new to teaching via Video Conferencing? Are you currently using video conferencing in the classroom and want to explore methods for more engaging delivery? Come join colleagues…

Faculty Events/Workshops, Kachemak Bay Campus
Apr 23

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

KBC Quality Matters Overview: Lunch & Learn

The Quality Matters faculty-centered peer review process can guide you through enhancing and improving your courses.…

Important Dates, College Wide
May 1
All Day

Deadline for KPC Summer 2015 admission application

Today is the deadline to turn in KPC Summer 2015 admission applications! Complete apps online here.

Kachemak Bay Campus, College Wide
May 1
All Day

Early bird registration deadline for Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference! The nationally recognized writing conference, held at Land's End Resort in Homer, features workshops,…

Important Dates
May 4
All Day

Last day of Spring 2015 classes

Today is the last day of Spring 2015 classes! Congratulations on another great semester.

Kachemak Bay Campus
May 6
All Day

KBC Commencement

Kachemak Bay Campus' Spring 2015 Commencement will be held today. Congratulations, grads!

Kenai River Campus
May 7

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

KRC Commencement

The Kenai River Campus' Commencement Ceremony will be held from 7-8 p.m. tonight in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium (located inside Kenai Central High School). Congratulations,…

Kenai River Campus
May 8
All Day

Staff & faculty end-of-year meeting/clean-up/BBQ

The Kenai River Campus staff and faculty will be meeting today for their annual end-of-year meeting, clean-up and BBQ. 

Kenai River Campus
May 12

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KRC Residence Hall spring check-out

Residents who have not made prior arrangements with professional ResLife staff are required to be moved out of the KRC Residence Hall by 12 p.m. today.

Important Dates, College Wide
May 18
All Day

First day of summer 2015 courses

Summer 2015 courses begin today! Have a great semester.

Important Dates, College Wide
May 22

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Last day for 100% refund of tuition (first session)

Today is the last day to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for the first summer session. Questions? Call Student Services at 262-0330.

Important Dates, College Wide
May 23
to
May 25
All Day

KPC closed in observance of Memorial Day

All KPC campuses will be closed from May 23-25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Important Dates, College Wide
May 26

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Last day for 100% refund of tuition (10 week session)

Today is the last day to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for a 10-week summer session. Questions? Contact Student Services at 262-0330.

Kenai River Campus
Jun 11

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

College Council meeting

The KP College Council will be meeting from 6-7 p.m. this evening at the Kenai River Campus. 

Important Dates
Jun 19

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer semester payment deadline

Summer students! Remember that payment for all tuition and fees for the semester is due by 5 p.m. TODAY! Questions? Call Student Services at 262-0330.

Important Dates, College Wide
Jun 22
All Day

$125 late payment fee assessed

A $125 late payment fee will be assessed today for the summer 2015 semester. Make sure to get all of those tuition and fees taken care of! Call 262-0330 for more info.

Important Dates, College Wide
Jun 22
All Day

Last day of classes (first session)

Today is the last day of classes for the first session of the summer 2015 semester! 

Important Dates
Jun 24
All Day

First day of classes (second summer session)

Today is the first day of classes for KPC's second summer session! Have a great first day, students!

Important Dates, College Wide
Jun 29

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Last day for 100% refund of tuition (second session)

Today is the last to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for KPC's second summer 2015 session. Questions? Call Student Services at 262-0330.

Important Dates, College Wide
Jul 2
to
Jul 3
All Day

KPC closed and no classes held for summer recess

All KPC campuses will be closed and no classes will be held from July 2-3 for the summer recess. Have a great extended weekend and a wonderful Fourth of July, everyone!

Kenai River Campus
Jul 15
to
Jul 24

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mark the Calendar: Oil and Gas Training Opportunity: July 15-24

KPC is excited to offer specialized oil and gas training to industry workers at the Kenai River Campus Career and Technical Education Center in Soldotna. There are several different…

Important Dates, College Wide
Jul 20
All Day

$175 late payment fee assessed

A $175 late payment fee will be assessed for the summer 2015 semester today. Make sure all of those tuition and fee costs are taken care of! Questions? Call Student Services at…

Important Dates, College Wide
Aug 1
All Day

Last day of Summer 2015 classes

Today is the last day of Summer 2015 classes at KPC! Congratulations on completing another great semester.

Important Dates, College Wide
Aug 3
All Day

Deadline for KPC Summer 2015 graduation application

Today is the last day to submit Summer 2015 graduation applications! Check in with Student Services at 262-0330 with any questions.

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This month's KPC Word on Campus

How do you balance school with all the rest of your responsibilities?

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I balance school with my other responsibilities by making sure I get all of my schoolwork done during the week. If I have extra, I will do it on the weekends or on my breaks at work.

– Myles Snell-Burton, KRC

Associate of Applied Science, Process Technology

Poorly.

– Owen Duffy, KBC

Associate of Arts

It’s actually one or the other. You get your life but no school, or the other way – school or no life.

– Martin Molodih, KBC

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education

Fortunately, I am extremely excited about my CNA course. I try to make a schedule, and always plan ahead, although life doesn’t always work that way…I also have support from my loved ones, and that really helps.

– Veronica Jinete, KBC

Certified Nurse Assistant

I follow a schedule and try to stick with separating school time, me time and work time.

– Sean McBride, KRC

Bachelor of Art, Psychology

The way I prioritize is by making sure all of my important schoolwork gets done first, leaving enough time for me to also have a social life.

– Jessica Rogers, KRC

Associate of Applied Science, Process Technology

Balancing work and school, to say nothing of a social life, can be challenging. I'm currently working at Safeway; it isn't related to what I'm studying for, but I get along with all of my coworkers and the management works with me on schedule availability. I hope to be able to transition to the process industry this summer. For their part, the staff and faculty involved with the process technology program at KPC-AES are very amenable to work around the student’s availability. As far as having a social life goes, you just try your best to stay ahead of the workload so you can squeeze in some fun adventures here and there. The harder you work, the harder you can play!

– Jacob Zindel, AES

Associate of Applied Science, Process Technology

To balance going to school full time, I cut my hours at work to part time. I also come into school early to make sure I am prepared and understand the weekly materials. I figure I will sleep sometime.

– John Post, AES

Associate of Applied Science, Process Technology

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