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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate, 
Small Business Management

Graduates of the KPC/UAA Small Business Management program will have the ability to:

  1. Explain basic accounting reports, cash flow, and budgets. 
  2. Demonstrate basic supervision skills and identify important human behavioral traits. 
  3. Describe fundamental marketing functions and strategy, basic selling principles, and necessary interpersonal skills for customer relations. 
  4. List and explain economics terms and concepts from a macro and micro perspective.
  5. Use computers for word processing and spreadsheets for data analysis.
  6. Communicate ideas in a variety of modes.
  7. Identify the impact of business from ethical, legal and social responsibility points of view.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete university admissions requirements for undergraduate certificates located at the beginning of this chapter.

General University Requirements

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

Communication and General Requirements

1.  Complete the following communication requirements: 

ENGL A111     Methods of Written Communication (required)     3

     Complete one of the following courses:

ENGL A212*  Technical Writing (recommended)  3
ENGL A211  Academic Writing About Literature  3
ENGL A213  Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences     3
ENGL A214  Persuasive Writing  3
CIOS A260A  Business Communications  3

 

*Note: ENGL A212 is required for a UAA four-year degree in Business. 

Major Requirement Courses

1.  Complete the following: 

BA A166             Small Business Management                 3 
BA A231   Fundamentals of Supervision   3 
ACCT A101**   Principles of Financial Accounting I   3 

or 

ACCT A120     Bookkeeping for Business I  (Not offered at KPC)     3


                       or 

ACCT A201**     Principles of Financial Accounting (Not offered at KPC)      3 
ACCT A102**   Principles of Financial Accounting II (3)   3 

or 

ACCT A202    Principles of Managerial Accounting    3 

or 

ACCT A222     Introduction to Computerized Accounting     3 

 

**Students taking ACCT A101 & ACCT A102 cannot use ACCT A201 for credit toward certificate.

2.  Complete 9 credits from the following departments:     

ACCT, BA, CIOS, CIS, ECON

ECON A201     Principles of Macroeconomics (recommended)     3
ECON A202  Principles of Microeconomics (recommended)   3
CIOS A101  (A, B or C) Keyboarding (recommended)   1-3

 

3.  Complete 3 elective credits.  

A total of 30 credits is required for the certificate.

FACULTY: 

Steve Horn, Assistant Professor (KRC)
Tom Dalrymple, Assistant Professor (KRC)
Program Information: 907-262-0344

 

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 an Corrections Occupational Endorsement Certificate. 

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 information.

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 two of the following courses in written communication with a minimum grade of C:  

ENGL A111      Methods of Written Communication   3
ENGL A212  Technical Writing  3
ENGL A213  Writing in th Social and Natural Sciences     3
ENGL A214  Persuasive Writing  3

 

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

COMM A237      Interpersonal Communication      3
HUMS A153  Human Relations  3

 

A total of 31 credits is required for this certificate.

FACULTY:

Ruben Foster, Instructor
Randy Rosencrans, Instructor
Tom Dalrymple, Assistant Professor
Program information: 907-262-0344

 

Undergraduate Certificate, 
Mechanical Technology

The graduates of the UAA Mechanical Technology program will have the ability to:

  1. Operate basic machine tools at an entry level: lathe, mill, grinder, saws, drill press, sanders, arbor press, radial drill, ovens and precision measuring tools.
  2. Measure, identify, and apply with real world parts and pieces, pipe, pipe schedules, fittings and related steel structural materials and produce appropriate blue prints.
  3. Show proficiency in the use, calibration, repair, maintenance and care of all precision measuring tools.
  4. Complete advanced machine shop projects in a variety of materials using standard machine tools and student-created blue prints. 
  5. Plan and complete machining jobs on the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment in a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, brass, cast iron, stainless, nylon, plastics and hardwood (optional focus). 
  6. Pass entry-level welding certification test (optional focus).

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.  Certificate requirements (18 credits): 

MATH A105  Intermediate Algebra  3
MECH A101  Introduction to Machine Shop  4
PETR A155  Blueprint Reading  3
PRT A130  Process Technology I: Equipment      4
WELD A101      Gas and Arc Welding  4

 

2.  Choose a minimum of 14 credits from the following electives:  

EDD A288  Computer Aided Drafting  4
ET A101  Basic Electronics: DC Physics  4
MECH A102  Intermediate Machine Shop  4
MECH A115  Gasoline Engine Rebuilding  3
MECH A201  Advanced Machine Shop   4
MECH A220  Computer Numerical Control Mill    4
WELD A108  Wire Welding   4
WELD A109  TIG Welding  4

 

A total of 32 credits is required for this certificate.

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 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 and 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 and to perform personal evaluations.
  8. Understand the need for continued professional development, to participate in job related training and 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     Methods of Written Communication      3

 
                            and

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 

                     
                            and
 

PRT A231     Process Tech. III: Operations     4 

                              or

ET A101     Basic Electronics: DC Physics  4 

                              or

ET A126     Principles of Logic and Gating     4 

                           and

PRT A250     Process Troubleshooting     3 

 

A total of 33 credits is required for the certificate.

FACULTY: 

Henry Haney, Assistant Professor
Jeff Laube, Assistant Professor
Program information: 907-262-0344

 

 

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

                       and

PRPE A108     Introduction to College Writing     3

                        or

ENGL A111     Methods of Written Communication     3
  
                       or

COMM A111     Fundamentals of Oral Communication     3
                     
                      and

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:        

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:

Fritz Miller, Associate Professor
Program information: 907-262-0344

 

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