P.O. Box 889, 809 2nd Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
Accrediting Agency:Council on Occupational Education
AVTECH-Alaska’s Institute of Technology is a less-than-two-year, public higher education institution located in Seward, Alaska. The institute is dedicated to providing technical and workforce training to Alaska’s diverse population. AVTECH’s programs are short-term, with all programs taking less than two years to complete. In fact, program length falls between a few days to 42 weeks. Programs include culinary training, maritime training, allied health, applied technologies, career and technical education, information technology, and energy and building technology. Along with traditional education, AVTECH offers online courses for added flexibility.
AVTECH-Alaska’s Institute of Technology offers a variety of career and technical programs. Notable allied health programs include nursing assisting, practical nursing, and registered nursing. Programs in applied technology include combination welding, diesel/heavy equipment technologies, and pipe welding. Information technology programs include business and office technology training that prepares students for careers as office assistants, administrative assistants, accounting specialists, and medical administrative assistants. A unique program that AVTECH offers is the Village Internet Agent (VIA) Program, which consists of four courses over a four-month period and prepares students with the technical skills needed to help increase Internet access in rural Alaska.
AVTECH-Alaska’s Institute of Technology has been accredited by the Council on Occupational Education since 1997.
Individuals applying to AVTECH must submit a completed application with a $25 application fee. Students will need to show a picture ID, must have earned a high school diploma or GED, and should submit transcripts from schools attended. Students who have not earned a high school diploma or GED must pass a test showing their ability to benefit from the program before they will be admitted. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and be Alaska residents. However, non-Alaska residents may enroll on a space-available basis. The prerequisite for all AVTECH programs is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which measures a student’s skills in reading and mathematics.