Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Registration for spring semester open


General public registration opened for the spring 2014 semester at 12:01 a.m. this morning, Nov. 25, and initial enrollment data show that classes are filling seats rapidly.

To view all KPC class offerings for the upcoming semester, visit KPC website’s searchable schedule from the homepage. Registration is available at UAOnline, also accessible near the top of the homepage, on the right in the yellow bar.

The first day of classes next semester is Jan. 13 and students can move into their rooms in the residence hall on Jan. 6. Visit to apply to live in the hall or call 262-0256 with any questions or to schedule a tour.

For more information, contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or toll free at 877-262-0330.

KPC paramedic students win second place at competition

Paul Perry, assistant professor of paramedic technology and KRC paramedic coordinator, reports that two of his paramedic students, Johnny Mills and Ashley Perry, in partnership with Mat-Su College paramedic student Heather Hanes, competed in Alaska’s 36th annual EMS Symposium’s Skill Competition on Nov. 9 in Anchorage. The trio won second place out of six competing teams.

The skills competition consisted of three scenarios using moulaged (applying mock injuries for the purpose of training) patients. Responding teams were required to treat each patient using the State of Alaska EMT skill sheets and standard ambulance equipment. These scenarios were proctored by seasoned medics and judging was overseen by members of the Anchorage Fire Department.

The competition winners were announced at the Governor’s EMS Award Banquet. Winning teams received a trophy, individual plaques, a cash reward and free admission passes to next year’s EMS Symposium for each team member.

Popular online humanities class available next semester

Bob Amundson, KPC math and humanities adjunct instructor, will be offering Humanities 220, Film as/and Literature, in the spring. This web-based course focuses on Film Noir and the literature that inspired these dark films produced from 1945 through 1955.

Film Noir, a term coined by French film critics, has been recognized as a unique American cinematic art form. Common characteristics of these films include the use of black and white film stock and high contrast lighting, frequent use of oblique/high/low camera shots, and voice-over narration; which when employed, allowed the story to unfold as a series of flashbacks. Film Noir plot lines dealt with doomed love triangles, femme-fatales, obsessive/aberrant behaviors, lone-wolf and altruistic private eyes, and a host of alienated and flawed characters set against the backdrop of large, impersonal cities in post-World War II America.

Student assigned reading will include works by Lionel White (“Clean Break”), David Goodis (“Dark Passage”), Patricia Highsmith (“Strangers on a Train”), and Kenneth Fearing (“The Big Clock”). For more information, e-mail

Renewable Energy Production and Operation course offered

Geno Rohl, KRC assistant professor of mathematics, will be teaching PRT A170: Renewable Energy Production and Operation, a new course that surveys renewable energy production systems and their operation, next semester.

This face-to-face course will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the new Career and Technical Education Center in room 106.

MATH A055, elementary algebra, is a prerequisite for this course. Learn more about the course via KPC’s searchable schedule..

For more information, please contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330.


Suzie Kendrick is the Advancement Programs Manager at KPC