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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  


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!

Important Dates
Apr 20
All Day

Fall 2015 registration open to general public

Beginning today, April 20, the general public can register for fall 2015 courses via UAOnline! Check out the courses available this fall on the KPC website's

Apr 20

6:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KBC Public Lecture Series: The Science of Heroin

The campus community and the public is invited to a presentation by Brian Partridge, KBC assistant professor of psychology, entitled "Heroin Hits Homer: The Science of Heroin"

Kenai River Campus
Apr 22

6:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KPC Showcase presents "Rowing Is For You!"

What do math, muscles, psychology, welding, business administration and the human aerobic system have in common? Join the KPC Showcase, KRC Student Union and Alaska Midnight…

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.…

Kachemak Bay Campus
Apr 24

5:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KBC Student Art Showcase opening reception

Enjoy the work KBC art students have created this past semester.

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 8

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2015 Juried Student Exhibition closing reception

There will be a closing reception for the 2015 Juried Student Exhibition from 2-3:30 p.m. on May 8 at KRC's G.L. Freeburg Gallery. Stop by and enjoy refreshments, excellent student…

Faculty Events/Workshops
May 11
to
May 15
All Day

KPC eLearning Week

Interactive, hands-on sessions on eLearning topics, course design, delivery practices and teaching tools. Hosted by KPC's Educational…

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.

"Kenai Peninsula College is committed to excellence in education, training and life-long learning by offering accessible opportunities in a supportive environment."

Recent News  


This month's KPC Word on Campus

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

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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

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

Poorly.

– Owen Duffy, KBC

Associate of Arts

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

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

– Sean McBride, KRC

Bachelor of Art, Psychology

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

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

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