UAF Cooperative Extension Service Professional & Workforce Development

MyCAA Programs

Health Care/Medical Accounting & Business IT & Web Development
Criminal Justice Law General Education & Science
Health & Wellness

What is MyCAA?

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance for military spouses. 

MyCAA provides spouses up to $4,000 over 2 years to pursue degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields. 

Am I eligible?
The MyCAA program is available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 or spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members at E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2 pay grades (spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders) Note: The MyCAA program does not include Coast Guard spouses. Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website at: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa.

Where do I find more information? 
UAF staff members are available to walk you through the process. If you are interested in more information on the UAF MyCAA program, please complete the following form and a staff person will be in touch with you soon. Find the form here.


What are the benefits?
MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays tuition for education and training courses, and licensing/credentialing fees. This includes: State certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications; Licensing exams and related prep courses; Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes; Degree programs leading to employment in portable career fields; and High school completion course, GED tests, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. 

How do I apply?
Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website. Once a spouse's profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify the spouse's benefit eligibility with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request financial assistance at least 30 days prior to the course start dates.

What information is there about the programs?

  • Programs are 100% online and available 24x7
  • All programs are self-directed and self-paced so students can start and stop whenever necessary and work through the programs at their own pace
  • Programs include all audio, text, graphics, simulation, quizzes and final assessments/certification exam preparation
  • Expert instructor support is available to help students along the way
  • Pre- and post-assessments and online performance tracking with immediate grading
  • Online technical support is included
  • Careeer services/externship placement is included upon completion where applicable and/or is noted in the training plans
  • Because of Alaska's limited population, externships are not guaranteed for any UAF MyCAA courses.

The options below are non-credit certificates. MyCAA Financial Assistance can also be used towards credit classes through UAF. Please contact the UAF Registrar's Office for more information on how to apply MyCAA funds towards a degree program.

What programs are available?

Healthcare / Medical Programs

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Clinical Nurse Aide Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Dental Assistant Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Dialysis Technician Certificate Program
  • Home Health Aide Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Assisted Living Technician Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM) Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • EKG Technician Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Health Information Technology for Implementation Support Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Health Information Technology for Support Specialist Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Nursing Assistant Specialist Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Physician's Office Assistant with EHRM Certificate Program with Clinical Externship
  • Personal Care Assistant Certificate Program with Clinical Externship

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Accounting & Business Programs

  • Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Certificate Program with Externship
  • Accounting Math Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Accounting Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Bookkeeping Professional with QuickBooks Certificate Program with Externship
  • Business Communication Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Business Management Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Business Math Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Business Law Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Business Information Systems Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Entrepreneurship Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Financial Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Human Resources Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Marketing Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Organizational Behavior Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Project Management Associate Certificate Program with Externship
  • Project Management Professional for PMP Certificate Program with Externship
  • Project Management for CAPM Certificate Program with Externship
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program with Externship
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program with Externship

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IT & Web Development Programs

  • Computer Technician Professional with CompTIA A+ Certificate Program with Externship
  • IT Network Specialist with CompTIA Network + Certificate Program with Externship
  • IT Cyber Security Specialist with CompTIA Security+ Certificate Program with Externship
  • Java Programming Specialist Certificate Program with Externship

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Criminal Justice Programs

  • Corrections Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Criminal Investigation Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Criminal Justice Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Criminal Procedure Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Homeland Security Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Law Enforcement Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Victimology Certificate Program with Externship

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Law Programs

  • Civil Procedure Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Contracts Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Criminal Law & Procedure Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Family Law Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Law Office Technology Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Legal Assistant Certificate Program with Externship
  • Legal Writing Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Paralegal Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Real Estate Law Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Tort Law Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates Specialist Certificate Program with Externship

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General Education & Science Programs

  • Psychology Certificate Program with Externship
  • Sociology Certificate Program with Externship
  • Environmental Science Certificate Program with Externship
  • Life Science Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Successful Student Certificate Program
  • Writing Professional Certificate Program with Externship

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Health & Wellness Programs

  • Activity Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Childcare Specialist Program with Externship
  • Holistic Healing Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Kinesiology & Human Motion Specialist Certificate Program with Externship
  • Massage Therapy & Holistic Healing Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Spa Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Sports Massage & Athletic Training Professional Certificate Program with Externship
  • Therapeutic Massage Certificate Program with Externship

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