KRC, Rm. 153, 262-0327
KBC, Bayview Hall, 235-1608
Students are encouraged to use the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the Learning Center to study for classes or receive supplemental assistance in academic courses and college survival skills. The Learning Centers offers the following free support services:
• Group study area
• Student use computers
• Testing room for make-up or alternative testing
• Audio-visual academic support materials
• Tutoring in academic subjects
• Coffee, tea, daily newspaper (KRC only) and welcoming staff (both campuses)
Services provided by the KRC Learning Center are associated with ProLiteracy Worldwide, the Alaska Adult Education Association, AmeriCorps National Service Program and the College Learning and Reading Association. Participants may enroll at any time. All services and courses are free of charge, except where indicated.
Adult Basic Education
Basic skills refresher courses are free and participants can register anytime. KPC sites include KRC (Soldotna), KBC (Homer), Voznesenka, Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia and Tyonek. Students can upgrade skills for personal or employment needs. Traditional subjects include math, reading, writing, social studies, science and life-coping skills.
Disability Support Services
KRC, Diane Taylor, 262-0328 or Bettina Kipp, 262-0334
KBC, Kim Frost, 235-1651
DSS coordinates academic support services for students who experience disabilities. To access support services, students should provide current disability documentation to the DSS contact at their campus. Services include but are not limited to, American Sign Language interpreters, note-taking assistance, testing adjustments, ergonomic furniture, textbooks in alternate formats (e.g., large print, audio, e-text, etc.) and access to adaptive technology. Early planning is encouraged to allow DSS staff adequate time to make the necessary arrangements for support services. Referrals can be made through local agencies, Student Services or by self-referral.
International Student Services
KPC welcomes students from other countries to come to college. Support for foreign students is offered to ensure they have a positive learning experience while studying at KPC.
Testing Services and Proctoring
KRC Testing Services, 262-0227
KBC Testing Services, 235-7743
Proctored make-up exams for KPC courses and proctored testing for distance education (E-Learning) are available at KRC and KBC’s Learning Centers. The Learning Centers’ are sites for tests including the GED (General Education Development), GRE (Graduate Record Exam), the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and various specialized exams for certifications and licensure, including the Praxis Exam (for Educators) and the PAX-RN Exam (for Nursing Applicants). Contact the KRC or KBC Learning Center for exam dates, fees and arrangements.
To view monthly proctor schedules or to request an appointment at the KRC, please visit: www.kpc.alaska.edu/testing
General Education Development (GED) TestinG
Free instruction is provided for students who wish to earn a high school equivalency diploma from the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Individual, group and computerized instruction are available. Students may prepare for the test by individual tutoring, joining a study group, borrowing study material, or by computerized or classroom instruction. There is a yearly, non-refundable fee of $25 at KRC and a $25 testing fee at KBC.
E-Learning Test Proctoring: The Learning Center supports many of the testing needs of the University and also serves the community as a testing site for many national tests, which are used for admission, gaining college credit, and professional certification. The Learning Center is the designated proctor site for UAA E-Learning courses, including distance delivered courses from KPC.
Students taking a course outside the UAA system, such as UAF or UAS, or any other campus outside Alaska should complete a Proctor Request Form from that university’s Distance Education website.
For further information, contact the KRC Learning Center at (907) 262-0327, firstname.lastname@example.org or the KBC Testing Center at (907) 235-1601, email@example.com.
Proctor fees at the KRC Learning Center are assessed for tests outside the University of Alaska system. Please check the current testing fee structure at the KPC website.
Instructors outside the UAA System (UAS or UAF) who need to arrange proctored exams will need to approve the Learning Center as a test site for their students. Test information can be delivered via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Test information must be received no later than a week prior to the test date.
Questions regarding proctoring services may be directed to Test Proctor. Student and Faculty resources, along with an online proctor form for UAA courses, may be found at the following links:
Student Proctor Form: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/distanceeducation/examsproctoring/index.cfm
Faculty Test Proctoring Resources: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/distanceeducation/faculty-resources/index.cfm
KRC Family Reading Center
Established to promote family literacy, the center sponsors projects throughout the community, including the “Read to Your Baby” project.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Instruction is for both non-speakers of English and for those who do not speak English well. Students learn English for daily communication and work. Reading skills are not a requirement for these classes. These courses are free and participants can register anytime.
KPC recognizes and celebrates cultural diversity on campus and within the community. Programs and special events sponsored by the Consortium provide forum for discussions regarding cultural diversity. The mission is to promote respect and understanding among people of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.