Dr. David Wartinbee, KRC professor of biology, would like anyone interested in becoming a nurse through UAA/KPC's program to attend an important upcoming meeting -- even if they have attended past meetings on the subject. The UAA School of Nursing has made major changes in the UAA/KPC nursing program that affects all future applicants. The informational session will take place at 10 a.m. on March 2, in room 109 at the KRC's Ward Building.
Marie Samson, coordinator of Student Affairs at the UAA School of Nursing, will provide information about a change in cohort size, starting times and dates and new application deadlines and procedures. There will be individual advising session's available beginning at 1 p.m. and students can sign up at KRC's Campus Services. In addition, a representative from the KRC Testing Center will be available to provide information about the mandatory NLN-PAX entrance test.
Learn to fly fish this spring
Want to learn how to fly fish? Take CED A133 Beginning Fly Fishing with published National Geographic author Dave Atcheson. Atcheson is also the author of "Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Complete Angler's Guide."
The one-credit course will be held from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in room 109 at KRC for six weeks beginning March 21. The course is designed for those new to fly fishing and introduces the basics including how to choose the proper rod, the difference between floating and sinking fly lines, and how to fish dry flies, nymphs and streamers. Students will learn how to fish local lakes and streams for trout, salmon and steelhead.
Register at UAOnline or call Student Services at 262-0330 or Atcheson at 262-0346 for more information.
Summer semester registration opens for current, admitted students
If last summer was any indication, KPC's summer courses will fill rapidly. For the first time, KPC will offer priority registration to current, admitted degree-seeking students. Priority registration began today, Monday, Feb. 27. The general public can register beginning Monday, March 5 at 12:01 a.m.
All current high school juniors attending Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools should remember that they are eligible to take classes using borough-subsidized JumpStart tuition this summer. They will be in senior status once they graduate high school and are encouraged to take full advantage of KPC's JumpStart program by enrolling. JumpStart tuition rates this summer are discounted by $105 per credit.
Renewable energy field trip
The new Renewable Energy Production and Operations class recently went on a field trip to the Cooper Lake Hydroelectric facility in Cooper Landing as guests of Chugach Electric Association.
"This was a very educational tour. The students were able to view the process side of renewable energy in action in the form of hydroelectric power," said Henry Haney, associate professor of process technology. "The Chugach representative was very helpful answering all questions and explaining in detail what a dam operator would do and how to become employed in the power generation industry."
According to Haney, there is increasing interest in the Renewable Energy class (PRT A294) and enrollment is expected to grow and reach a broader spectrum of students.
This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.