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Training and professional development are an important part of keeping professional skills current and organizations competitive. The Professional and Workforce Development (P&WD) program is a new program within the UAF Cooperative Extension Service. As the outreach arm of the university, Cooperative Extension is uniquely positioned to bring training and professional development to Alaskans across the entire state. We utilize the resources of the University of Alaska and a network of consultants to deliver non-credit courses that are relevant and effective.

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Contract Training

Education available where you need it.

Contract training offers an agency or organization the opportunity to work directly with our office to provide a personalized, cost-effective method for training employees.We can coordinate competent instructors, course materials, supplies, equipment and facility rental.

Large or small, public or private, for-profit or non-profit – we can deliver the training and professional development to meet your company needs.

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P&WD Online Courses

Education available when you need it.
The Professional & Workforce Development program has expanded services and products to deliver a full range of online courses. We are pleased to bring you courses from ProTrain®, Pearson® Workforce Education, World Education® and UGotClass®.

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Military spouses looking for flexible education and scholarship options.

UAF Cooperative Extension Service has partnered with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) to bring you a wide range of Career Advancement Opportunities through online delivery. These courses are designed for those eligible to receive MyCAA funding, find out if you are eligible to receive funding by clicking here.

Some online classes offered include:

  • Accounting Professional Certificate
  • Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Certificate
  • Assisted Living Technician Certificate
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Criminal Investigation Professional 
  • Electronic Health Records Management Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Human Resources Professional Certificate
  • Legal Assistant Certificate
  • Organizational Behavior Professional Certificate
  • Spa Professional Certificate
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates Specialist Certificate 
  • and many more….. 

Check out what is available!


AlaskaHost is a statewide customer service training program for employees of the hospitality and visitor services industry. The program trains participants how to provide quality customer service for residents and visitors to Alaska.

AlaskaHost Objectives

The objectives of the AlaskaHost classes are to:

  • Understand the importance of providing quality customer service;
  • Recognize and anticipate customer needs and expectations;
  • Understand and communicate the economic value of the visitor industry to the State of Alaska;
  • Learn how to deal with dissatisfied customers in a professional, helpful manner.

The following classes are now being offered:

  • Customer Service Essentials
  • Alaska In Your Backyard
  • Serving Customers with Disabilities
  • Telephone Customer Service

Register Here! 

Contact Anna-Mariah Kelly for further information at 907-474-5042.