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Student Job Openings

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

We are now hiring for student positions at PWSCC:

  • Resident Assistants (we will be hiring two – three students),
  • Residence Life Housing & Maintenance Crew,
  • Health and Fitness Center Attendant,
  • Student Assistant.

For job descriptions and details, please visit:

Golden Opportunity Luncheon at PWSCC

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

This luncheon is held in conjunction with the Golden Rock Awards (awards for beautiful gardening in Valdez), the crowning of Gold Rush Days royalty, and a riveting performance by the Little Kickers. The Valdez Gold Rush days will be held from July 29 – August 2, for more information about the Gold Rush Days check out the Valdez Gold Rush Days Website.

The luncheon will be held on July 29 at 12:00 p.m., in the PWSCC Atrium. For more details, call Wendy at the Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum: 834-1689.

Gold Rush Luncheon

Copper Basin Extension Site is Moving

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

The Copper Basin Extension Center is moving on July 27, to the Copper River School District’s District Office Building (the old high school) in Glennallen. Copper Basin will operate limited services the week of the move, and will reopen on August 3, 2015. You can access to the College through the Upstream Learning entrance on the north end of the building.

PWSC and the Copper Basin staff are committed to serving the educational needs in the region. The College will continue to provide face to face and video-conference courses at the new location. Adult Basic Education services, including GED, ESL, workforce development, family literacy, life skills, and citizenship instruction, are still available. Passport services are also still available. Parties can contact PWSCC for hosting meetings and events.

Copper Basin will be traveling to the outlying communities from August 10-12 to register students. Contact the College at 822-3673 if you have any questions, or wish to schedule registration.

EMT-I – offered this fall on weekends and during evenings

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

This fall PWSCC will be offering the EMT-I course. The classes are scheduled to meet twice a week for two hours in the evenings, and also over three weekends. Unlike traditional EMT programs, this EMT course has been designed for people working full-time, students, locals and non-locals.

The classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at PWSCC Valdez Campus, where Dorothy Alder will be teaching the courses via Collaborate. The intensive weekend classes will be held on: Oct. 2-3, Nov. 13-14, Dec 4-5, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.. The fall semester begins August 24 and ends December 12.

The Emergency Medical Technician-I is equivalent to the National Standard EMT-Basic, as described in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) curriculum, revised in 1994, excluding the use of advanced airway devices. The EMT provides basic life support such as splinting, hemorrhage control, oxygen therapy, suction, CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Clearly, most treatment procedures performed in any EMS System, regardless of level, are basic life support procedures. Mastery of EMT-I level knowledge and techniques must occur before moving to an EMT-II level of certification. Basic skills should be maintained regardless of certification level. Under the direct or indirect authorization of a physician, an EMT-I may assist with the administration of the patient’s own epinephrine autoinjector, nitroglycerin, or hand held bronchodilator inhaler. The use of a manual external defibrillator requires separate certification as a Defibrillator Technician. The EMT-I course is at least 120 hours in length and CPR certification is a prerequisite (offered during the first week).

Call PWSCC Student Services for more information at 834-1600.