Welcome to Prince William Sound Community College
The foundation of a successful college education is an environment that provides quality instruction and an atmosphere conducive to learning. The Instruction Department at Prince William Sound Community College is committed to providing exactly that. A key characteristic of successful college students is that they know how to learn. The faculty and instructional staff at PWSCC are dedicated to working with students to help them optimize their educational experience, for both now and the rest of their lives. A very low faculty-to-student ratio at PWSCC helps ensure this occurs.
While we’re a small college, we have superb faculty who know how to meet students where they are, identifying the students’ level of preparedness and then setting appropriate standards to challenge them and help them grow intellectually. The Department of Instruction is focused on providing a curriculum and environment that assist students as they assimilate course content and build the professional skills they need to excel in their future studies and/or career.
PWSCC provides a number of academic and training curricular tracks, as well as a number of non-traditional special interest courses and opportunities for students and community members to practice lifelong learning. From community interest courses such as CPR, hazardous material handling, and yoga to dog obedience, kayaking, and partnering with Alyeska Pipeline Services to provide the Wellness Center, PWSCC also serves well the “community” portion of its name.
Degrees and other curriculum tracks can be found in the menu under “Academics” at the right, along with other information on academics at PWSCC.
Advising is another crucial element of a successful college experience, and the PWSCC Instruction and Student Services departments provide advising for students prior to each semester registration and on an as-needed basis. Students are encouraged to meet with Department of Instruction staff and faculty any time they are considering a change of major, are planning what courses to take, or are considering what university or career path to take after they finish at PWSCC.
When I decided to pursue college studies years ago, a wise mentor told me that whatever college I chose, I should take ownership of my studies and make the most of the education being made available to me. I pass those words on with the knowledge that they will benefit you as well.
P. Wes Lundburg
Dean of Instruction
Page Updated: June 7, 2011 by Ryan Adkins