Alaska Vocational Technical Center

Overview of Alaska Vocational Technical Center

The campus of Alaska Vocational is in Seward, AK, which is a quiet rural area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Alaska Vocational include, at the school's highest level, the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in cooking and culinary arts, mechanics and repair, nursing and emergency medicine.

Alaska Vocational Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Alaska Vocational an attractive choice for many applicants.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 603 students enrolled (353 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Alaska Vocational are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Alaska Vocational has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Alaska Vocational offers students meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Alaska Vocational

Alaska Vocational Technical Center
809 Second Avenue
Seward , AK 99664-0889
General Phone: (907) 224-3322

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Alaska Vocational Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine122licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair66industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Production Trades32welding
Cooking and Culinary Arts21restaurant and catering management
Transportation15merchant marine officer
Computer Science and Engineering15information science
Office and Administration11administrative assistant
Design7design and visual communication
Construction Trades6property management

Number of programs and degrees for Alaska Vocational in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1119
Award of less than 1 academic year1844

Alaska Vocational Student Body

In 2007-2008, Alaska Vocational had a total enrollment of 603 students (353 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 99%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 13%
50-64 9%
65+ 0%

Alaska Vocational Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 100 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 84%

Alaska Vocational Room and Board (2007)

Alaska Vocational offers campus housing for 171 of its 353 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Seward, Alaska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alaska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Alaska Vocational Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Alaska Vocational participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3160300)

Alaska Vocational Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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Alaska Vocational Highlights

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What Sets Alaska Vocational Apart:

Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 7%Alaska Vocational Number of students
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Alaska Vocational Male % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Alaska Vocational Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Alaska Vocational % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Alaska Vocational % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Alaska Vocational % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Alaska Vocational Number of degree programs
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Alaska Vocational % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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