Around Campus: Kenai Peninsula College

GED program up and running at KRC’s Learning Center


The Learning Center offers orientations, personal instructors and testing for students wishing to earn their general education development diplomas. This service is available to the general public. There is a $25 non-refundable testing fee that is charged once per school year. 

To begin the process, participants must complete an orientation and then assigned a GED instructor who will work with them through each section of the GED until they are ready for testing. 

The GED series is a national, five-part exam for high school equivalency. 

The five sections cover reading, writing, social studies, science and math.

GED testing is available at the Learning Center on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the KRC Learning Center. 

Once students have signed up and completed the orientation, they can sign up for testing by calling the Learning Center at 262-0327 the day prior to the day they would like to be tested.


Health Clinic sponsors Fall Health Fair

Due to the popularity of the annual Health Fair (traditionally held in February) at the Kenai River Campus, and because of repeated requests from students and community members, an additional, smaller version of the health fair has been scheduled. The event will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 in rooms 107-109 in the Ward Building. It is anticipated that having the event on Saturday will allow more people to take advantage of low cost blood tests and health screenings. 

General health education materials provided by a variety of vendors will be offered at the event and the Providence Hospital Mobile Mammogram Van is scheduled to be available. Women interested in scheduling an appointment for their annual screening mammogram must pre-register prior to Nov. 2 by calling 907-212-3151 or 888-458-3151 (toll free). 

            For more information, please contact Kathy Becher, KPC’s advanced nurse practitioner, at 262-0362 or e-mail


Interested in digital photography?

Learn how to make photographs extraordinary in Ron Levy’s ART A103 Creative Digital Darkroom course, being offered from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 151 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus. The one-credit, short course runs from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.

Creative Digital Darkroom introduces students to digital darkroom tools and techniques for use in processing and manipulating photos in the digital format. Skills are developed for both practical use and artistic expression and students become familiar with the digital environment as a means of enhancing, interpreting and manipulating creative photographic images.

Instructor Ron Levy is a professional photographer whose work has been published internationally by major magazines and corporations for more than 25 years. 

For more information about the course, contact Levy at 262-7899 or e-mail 


KPC professor tapped for National Geographic interview

Dr. David Wartinbee, KRC professor of biology, was interviewed last month by a reporter from National Geographic television about salmon runs in the Kenai River. 

The reporter caught up with Wartinbee on Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s floating dock on the river. He provided his professional insight to questions about the life cycle of anadromous fish, marine derived nutrients and the critical economic and cultural values of salmon in the Kenai River.


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


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