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2014-15 Catalog

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate, 
Small Business Management

Admission to this KPC program is currently suspended.  Please contact KPC’s Assistant Director for Academic Affairs for more information.  

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE,
CORRECTIONS

(NOTE: THIS CERTIFICATE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE) 

Corrections professionals play important roles in public safety and criminal justice. Correctional Officers provide security and confinement for the nation’s criminal offenders. Probation/Parole Officers conduct case management and assist in the movement of prisoners, direct individuals to rehabilitation programs and apprehend violators when public safety is in jeopardy. Criminal Justice Technicians assist institutional and field officers in a variety of duties within the Department of Corrections (DOC). With experience, Criminal Justice Technicians may transition to officer positions. These positions provide secure, rewarding positions with excellent benefits and retirement. 

The KPC corrections certificate programs provide the academic background required for success in entry-level corrections positions, including instruction in criminal and restorative justice systems, courses in oral and written communication, and an introduction to theories of criminal behavior. The programs are appropriate for sworn (those with statutory power of arrest or those honorably retired law enforcement officers) and non-sworn personnel (law enforcement personnel without powers to arrest or carry firearms).  They prepare new applicants for entry level positions in corrections and provide occupational training for current DOC employees. Graduates will be competitive with non-Alaskans for corrections jobs within Alaska and in other states. These corrections certificate programs have been developed in active collaboration and partnership with the DOC.  

In addition to this Undergraduate Certificate in Corrections, KPC also offers a Corrections Occupational Endorsement Certificate (page 88). 

This 31-credit hour certificate provides vocational training in the field of corrections, instruction in written and oral communication skills and a foundation in restorative justice, criminology and justice organization and management.  The certificate may be extended to more advanced degree with the completion of additional course work.

The specific education outcomes of this program are to produce graduates who are able to:

  1. Describe the criminal justice system as a whole and the organization of criminal justice institutions.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in probation, parole and correctional institutional methods.
  3. Coordinate with human services and other public service entities.
  4. Manipulate spreadsheets and compute formulas with basic proficiency.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral and written technical English appropriate for public service.
  6. Explain theories of criminology.
  7. Describe adult corrections institutions, community-based programs and restorative justice.
  8. Explain relevant human services issues (human behavior, substance abuse) and their problem-solving methods.
  9. Possess competitive entry-level skills for employment and promotion in the field of corrections.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admissions will be based on approval through Kenai Peninsula College. Students must submit the Kenai Peninsula College admissions application and the application for the corrections program.  Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements located at the beginning of this chapter.

ADVISING NOTE:

Students are encouraged to contact KPC academic and staff advisors for assistance in planning and reviewing the academic program. Advisors are available prior to enrollment and during the semesters through e-mail, telephone or face-to-face contact. Students interested in the Undergraduate Certificate should consult a faculty advisor in corrections before enrolling, particularly for information concerning employment restriction.

PREPARATION NOTE:

Students must meet all KPC requirements to enroll in courses, as listed on the KPC Website or UAOnline. Kenai Peninsula College offers preparatory courses for students who need to improve their academic and study skills in order to succeed in the college environment.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS NOTE:

Certain courses require prerequisites or faculty permission, as listed in the KPC course catalog. 

MAJOR REQUIREMENT COURSES

1. Complete the following required courses with a minimum grade of C: 

CIOS A135A  Spreadsheets I: MS Excel (1)
HUMS A101  Introduction to Human Services (3)
HUMS A122  Substance Abuse as a Contemporary Problem (3)
JUST A110  Introduction to Justice (3)
JUST A210   Principles of Corrections (3)
JUST A211  Introduction to Restorative Justice (3) 
JUST A221  Justice Organization and Management (3)
JUST A251  Criminology (3)


2.  Complete the following courses in written English with a minimum grade of C:  

ENGL A111  Introduction to Composition (3)
ENGL A212 Technical Writing (3)
ENGL A213 Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences (3)
ENGL A214 Persuasive Writing (3)

3.  Complete one of the following courses, with a minimum grade of C: (3) 

COMM A237  Interpersonal Communication (3) 
HUMS A153  Human Relations (3) 

 

A total of 31 credits is required for this certificate.

FACULTY:

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE,
MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

Admission to this KPC program is currently suspended.  Please contact KPC’s Assistant Director for Academic Affairs for more information.  

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE,
PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY

Kenai Peninsula College offers a one-year certificate program in Petroleum Technology. The certificate provides specific training in petro/chemical plant operations. The graduates of the UAA Petroleum Technology program will have the ability to:

  1. Maintain a safe work area: To enforce safety regulations, to follow safe operating procedures, to maintain effective communications with personnel, and to identify workplace hazards;
  2. Monitor area operations: To monitor equipment for efficiency and integrity, to identify process problems, and to perform trend analyses;
  3. Maintain process parameters: To perform process adjustments, to start up process equipment, and to shut down process equipment;
  4. Maintain emergency response preparedness: To respond to emergencies, to effectively participate in emergency response drills, and to conduct periodic review of emergency response procedures;
  5. Maintain regulatory compliance: To report recordable incidents, to record discharge reports, to record regulatory data, to maintain current licensing, to participate in internal/external audits, to comply with HAZCOM  requirements;
  6. Coordinate maintenance activities: To generate work requests, to develop safe out procedures, to schedule maintenance activities, to prepare equipment for maintenance activity, and to issue work permits;
  7. Perform administrative activities: To produce required reports, to record logbook entries, to perform personal evaluations; and,
  8. Understand the need for continued professional development, to participate in job related training, to utilize self-study resources;
  9. Demonstrate English skills: To communicate effectively in entry level technical occupations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements located at the beginning of this chapter.

GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

Complete the General University and the General Course Requirements for undergraduate certificates located at the beginning of this chapter. 

MAJOR REQUIREMENT COURSES

1.  Complete the following required courses: 

PRE A108  Introduction to College Writing (3) 

 
or  

ENGL A111  Introduction to Composition (3)
MATH A105  Intermediate Algebra (3)
PETR/PRT A140  Industrial Process Instrumentation I (3)
PETR/PRT A144  Industrial Process Instrumentation II (3)
PRT A101  Introduction to Process Technology (3)
PRT A130  Process Technology I: Equipment (4)
PRT A160  Oil & Gas Exploration & Production I (3)
PRT A230  Process Technology II: Systems (4)
PRT A231 Process Tech. III: Operations (4)

 
or  

ET A101  Basic Electronics: DC Physics (4)

 

or  

ET A126  Principles of Logic and Gating (4)
PRT A250  Process Troubleshooting (3)

 

A total of 33 credits is required for the certificate.

FACULTY: 

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE,
WELDING TECHNOLOGY

The one-year certificate in welding technology provides a student with specific training for structural and pipe welding certification. Students gain comprehensive training in the latest welding technology, blueprint reading, layout, and fabrication.

NOTE: Experienced welders have the option of bypassing the first semester courses by successfully completing written and practical examinations on first semester work. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements located at the beginning of this chapter.

GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

Complete the General University and the General Course Requirements for undergraduate certificates located at the beginning of this chapter.

MAJOR REQUIREMENT COURSES

1.  Complete the following requirements:

MATH A105  Intermediate Algebra (3)
PRPE A108 Introduction to College Writing (3)

 
or

ENGL A111  Methods of Written Communication (3)

or  

COMM A111  Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
WELD A102  Gas Welding (2)
WELD A103  Arc Welding (4)
WELD A104  Arc Welding: Low-Hydrogen Electrodes (4)
WELD A105  Pipe Welding (4)
WELD A106  Pipe Certification (4)
PETR A155  Blueprint Reading (3)

 

2.  Complete one of the following: (4) 

WELD A108   Wire Welding (4) 
 WELD A109   TIG Welding (4) 

 

3.  All students must pass structural and pipe certification tests before receiving a certificate in Welding Technology. 

A total of 31 credits is required for the undergraduate certificate.

FACULTY:

 

 

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