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Introduction to the Health Field
This course provides an introduction to basic knowledge and skills required for health care professionals. Topics include: Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, First Aid, Anatomy and Function, Vital Signs, Introduction to Medical Math, Report Writing and Confidentiality. Medic First Aid certification attainment is available in this course. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course taught by Tom Vaden, Norton Sound Health Corporation.

Emergency Trauma Technician
This course will provide basic emergency care knowledge and skills for the student who will provide first emergency care. The objective of the first person on the emergency scene is to recognize the needs of the victim and deliver quality care to the patient, minimizing discomfort and preventing further complications. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course taught by Tom Vaden, Norton Sound Health Corporation.

Pre-session/ETT (Health Aide)
This three-week training is the precursor training for all village health aides. This course is intended for Juniors and Seniors. Students will earn their Emergency Trauma Technician training certificate and learn other prerequisite health aide training information from Tom Vaden, and other Norton Sound Health Corporation professionals.

Certified Nursing Assistant
This course is intended for graduating seniors who have demonstrated an interest in the healthcare field. Students complete two weeks of coursework at UAF-NWC in Nome, and then complete two weeks of hands-on practicum training at NSHC Quyanna Care Center. Successful completion of the state CNA exam will result in trainees,18 years of age and older, being able to enter the workforce. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a four-week course taught by Cathy Winfree of UAF.


Professionalism In The Workplace
Students will learn skills to ensure success for the professional secretary, receptionist, medical worker and other fields. This includes interview skills, business manners, customer service, and dressing for success. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.


Native Arts/Business
Students will learn the skills and techniques of bone carving and what it takes to manage your own business. A regional artist will teach students how to carve and/or create Native Art. The NACTEC teacher will lead small business operations related instruction. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.


Native Arts/Marketing
Students will learn the skills and techniques of skin sewing and how to successfully market a product to a worldwide audience. A regional artist will teach students how to cut patterns, sew marine and land mammal skins, and how to bead. The NACTEC teacher will lead marketing related instruction to reach a global audience. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.
Business Entrepreneurship
Students will have the opportunity to explore ideas on starting their own business. Through this course students learn the process of how to set up, operate and manage a small business and understand the structure of businesses and its relation to the economic system. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a four-week course.

Small Business Grant Writing:
Using the NSEDC Small Business Initiative grant program as a guide, students will explore business plan options, conduct a needs assessment, develop a budget, and complete a grant application. Guest speakers will include past successful grantees that will assist students with bringing their small business concept to fruition in the form of a completed grant application. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.


Facility Maintenance Introduction/Interior Repairs
This course will provide students with basic safety instruction of hand/power tool and chemical use in the facilities maintenance occupation in accordance with Federal OSHA regulations. This course will provide students with basic theory of drywall repair (removing, replacing, texturing, and painting). Students will learn how to use proper tools in restoring drywall; they will use these tools and learn concepts in applying trim to ceilings, walls, and doorframes. Students will have face-to-face instruction and application in selecting, cutting, and fastening trim, removing and replacing damaged windows, replacing opening/closure mechanisms, and in reapplying trims and paintings. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.

Facility Maintenance
Plumbing Tools & Drawings, Plastic & Copper Pipe and Fittings: Introduction to plumber’s basic hand and power tools. Includes the basics of reading plumbing blueprints and drawings. Introduction to the various types of plastic and copper pipe used in the plumbing industry. Includes various methods of joining plastic and copper pipe and a variety of fittings commonly found in commercial and residential dwellings. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course taught by Cliff McHenry, an independent contractor


NCCER Construction Technology Core/Residential:
This course introduces basic construction techniques using OSHA approved standards by stressing how to follow safe work practices and procedures, how to safely use hand and power tools, and how to extract information from construction drawings. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a three-week course.
Heavy Equipment
Students will complete work in an eight-machine Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Simulator Center. Digital portfolios will track training and skill development. Guest speakers and visits to work sites to investigate heavy equipment usage will be integrated into the training. Students will learn heavy equipment and diesel mechanic maintenance and repair skills. This is a two-week course.

Renewable Energy:
Students will learn how to become energy efficient by “going green.” They will learn how to generate electricity with wind, geothermal, solar, and tidal options. Students will network with professionals in the field and tour Nome’s wind farm and potentially fabricate their own 1kw wind generator. This is a two-week course.

Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) This course provides skill building and hands-on training in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or Stick). This course is part of WMT F103 Welding I, a three - credit course. It has been broken down into three separate one-credit modules, WMT F193 Shielded Metal Arc Welding and WMT F193 Oxyfuel Welding, will be offered at other times. Students who successfully complete all three Modules at NACTEC will be eligible to petition to have these three modules replaced by WMT F103 on their transcripts. This is a two-week course.



Welding: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)/Metal Fabrication
This course prepares students for structural welding. Gas Metal Arc Welding focuses on ferrous metals. This course is part of WMT F103 Welding I, a three - credit course. It has been broken down into three separate one-credit modules, WMT F193 Shielded Metal Arc Welding and WMT F193 Oxyfuel Welding, will be offered at other times. Students who successfully complete all three Modules at NACTEC will be eligible to petition to have these three modules replaced by WMT F103 on their transcripts. This is a two-week course.


Arctic Survival:
Students will learn how to put together a survival pack, dress properly for weather extremes, and recognize and treat various cold weather injuries. Students will also discuss and illustrate building both snow shelters and thermal shelters that can be constructed during summer months. Life-saving skills on land and water will be developed with AMSEA’s Surviving Outdoor Adventures curriculum. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.


Fisheries, Seafood, Maritime Industries
Students explore career pathways and certification elements while earning some entry-level certificates and beginning documentation. Fisheries Biology, Boating and Water Safety and Survival, Commercial Fishing and Traditional Fishing Skills, Small Marine Engines and Engine Systems, Navigation and Introductory Nautical Skills offer students a variety of experiences to help determine their needs and desires for further training in more specialized areas. This is a two-week course.



Outdoor Leadership/Guiding
This course teaches basic skills and sets high standards for safety and risk management for outdoor activities. Client expectations as introduced in “Introduction to Guiding” and basic business management skills will be explored and practiced. Areas of focus and practice include: Wilderness First Aid, Map Interpretation and GPS Navigation, Search and Rescue, Camping/Backpacking, and Big Game Guiding. A Wilderness First Aid certificate can be earned in this course. This is a two-week course.

Culinary Arts:
In this course, students learn valuable skills for working in the food service industry. Students participate in a variety of laboratory settings introducing cooking methods, the importance of ingredients, tools and equipment in the kitchen, food safety, sanitation and healthy eating. This is a dual credit course offering through UAF-NWC. This is a two-week course.


Food Service
This course teaches basic skills working in food preparation, nutrition, and career exploration within the food service industry. The course will consist of working toward a ServeSafe National Food Worker's certification, as well as practical on site learning within the Norton Sound Regional Hospital kitchen. Students should be prepared for on-the-job experience and conduct themselves in a professional manner. This is a two-week course.


Small Engine Repair
This course will focus on the design and repair of two and four stroke internal combustion engines. Students will learn the principles of how small engines function, trouble shooting, and repair. Students should expect to do both classroom learning and get their hands dirty disassembling and reassembling an engine. This is a two-week course.


Aviation: Intro To Flight
This course introduces students to basics of flight and largely focuses on the repair of a Piper Colt aircraft. Students will be introduced to concepts of repair in teardown, corrosion repair, applying airplane fabric, and many other learning tasks. This course is team taught with a NACTEC staff, and experienced Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and pilot Vic Olson. This is a two-week course.


Aviation: Powerplant
This course introduces students to the mechanical basics of high performance aircraft engines. Students will also learn a variety of aircraft maintenance techniques by working directly on a Piper Colt aircraft. This course is team taught with a NACTEC staff, and experienced Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and pilot Vic Olson. This is a two-week course.


Automotive Maintenance
This course teaches basic skills of automotive maintenance and students will do exercises on a number of vehicles from cars to larger trucks. Students should be prepared for both classroom and hands-on learning during this course. This is a two-week course.


Careers in Education
This course introduces students to the wide variety of career options within the education field. This course will be taught by a UAF adjunct professor through the "Grow your own Teachers" grant. Students should be prepared for both classroom and learning in a variety of educational settings. This is a two-week course.


Driver's Education
This course instructs students using AAA Safe Driving Techniques, and students who enroll should expect both classroom and driving time. Students who do not come with an Alaska Instructional Permit will first study for that while learning driving techniques on the Nome Beltz Campus closed course. Upon earning their Alaska Instructional Permit, students will then learn driving techniques on the streets in, and around Nome, and work toward obtaining their Alaska Provisional Driver's License. Students need specific documents for this course and please see the "How to get your license" post on the NACTEC website for more information. This is a two-week course.

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