Campus Life at PWSCC
PWSCC believes that the educational process takes place in all phases of campus life, and important parts of this process occur both inside and outside of the classroom. From living on campus, to staying fit in our Health & Fitness Center, to our Ski-For-Free program that allows you to rent cross country skis, snowshoes, GPS devices, and other outdoor gear free of charge, the college places the strongest priority on fostering an atmosphere of academic freedom, interpersonal communication, and introspection. We want you to thrive in academics and in life.
Students who become involved in college affairs are more likely to continue their post-secondary education, more likely to perform better academically, and more likely to feel connected to the college community. At PWSCC, opportunities abound. Do you enjoy the Performing Arts? Every semester, the college hosts a locally-produced play. In the summer, notable actors, playwrights, and directors attend the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Are you more hands-on and interested in an industrial career? Our popular Millwright Program often enables students to get a job before they even finish the program. The college also enables a variety of internships between the college and local industry, such as our competitive Nursing Program in partnership with Providence Hospital of Valdez and UAA. Like to volunteer? Join our local PTK chapter, an honor society for two-year college students, and organize clothing drives and food drives. Join a student club, or create your own. Our Outdoor Leadership program will teach you the skills you need to thrive outdoors. Imagine kayaking with sea otters or exploring a blue glacial cavern for gym class.
Of course, we can’t forget the impact that our pristine environment has on us. You can sea kayak, explore a glacier, see the mountains by float plane or helicopter, take advantage of the best powder (that’s fluffy snow for you summery-folks) for skiing in the world, and, thanks to our highway connecting with the rest of interior Alaska, you can explore the Last Frontier that most people can only dream of. Our lack of out-of-state tuition puts that dream closer to reality.
Success is determined as much by what you do within the classroom as what you do outside of the classroom. We give you the tools and knowledge to push yourself, and we hope that you accept that challenge and see how far you can go. Embrace academics and civic responsibility. You can climb a mountain, figuratively and literally, and you have great faculty and staff to help you as you climb. You won’t reach the top alone.
Don’t just take our word for it, though. We’ll prove it. Call us at 907-834-1600. We’re eager to talk to you.