Paramedic program application deadline approaches

Kenai Peninsula College

KPC paramedic students score much higher than the national average on the exhaustive National Registry licensing exam they take after completing their associate of applied science degree program. This fact attests to the excellence and rigor of the program. Students enter the program via an application process and are ranked depending on defined criteria set out by the program coordinator. Applicants with the highest rankings are accepted into the program.


Students interested in applying for KRC's fall 2012 paramedic program must turn in applications by 5 p.m. on May 11. For more information about the program and application process, please contact Assistant Professor of Paramedical Technology Paul Perry at 262-0378 or 398-7888 or e-mail

KPC video feature available
As a result of the recent UA Board of Regents meeting at KPC's Kenai River Campus, the advancement office produced a video highlighting KPC programs and featuring community leaders speaking about the value of the college to the Peninsula. KPC thanks everyone who participated in the production.

The public is invited to view the video from the homepage of the KPC website at or at the Kenai Peninsula College Facebook page. Because KPC has such a great story to tell, the advancement office hopes this video is the first of a series of video productions promoting the college.                

Host a foreign exchange student
The Kenai River Campus is recruiting people to host college-age foreign exchange students for the 2012-13 school year. Hosting can be for the academic year, a semester, a short term backup or even as a day host.

"The only requirements is that they be willing to provide a room for them to sleep in, be willing to share meals and our Alaskan culture," said Diane Taylor, KRC Learning Center programs manager and coordinator of the Youth For Understanding foreign exchange program.
There is a monthly stipend for the host family and families are not required to provide transportation.

"These are college students who use our public transportation service, CARTS, and in some situations they may even buy a vehicle. They get very good at networking and car pooling," said Taylor.

For more information, call Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or call Mark Larson at 283-9293.

KRC construction projects update
According to KPC Construction Project Manager Phillip Miller, the bidding process for KRC's housing facility is officially under way. "The housing bid documents hit the street this morning," Miller said.

The $17.8 million project is slated for occupancy in August 2013 and will give students an opportunity to live in resident housing while pursuing their education at KRC. It is anticipated that the new facility will attract students from the Kenai Peninsula and from around the state of Alaska.

KRC's other major construction project, the new Career and Technical Center, will close the bid process on May 8, an extension of one week from the original deadline. The project, like the student housing facility, is set for occupancy in August 2013.           

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.