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  • Local and regional courses taught by Northwest Campus faculty. NWC offers community interest courses, such as painting, ceramics, and computer applications that are taught face-to-face in a traditional classroom setting. NWC faculty also teach distance delivered courses as part of CRCD's schedule, which includes the Bering Strait region. These are listed in the College of Rural and Community Development's Fall and Spring Schedule, but they can also be viewed through UAOnline at the Class Schedule link on the front page. As additional courses become available, NWC will advertise through local media, its NWC-News-L email list, and this website.

  • Semester-based distance delivered courses offered by other UA campuses. These can also be most easily found at the University of Alaska Distance Education Gateway or UAF eLearning & Distance Education. This is an online schedule that is searchable by course, meeting time, delivery type, and semester.

  • UAF eLearning & Distance Education offers online courses and fully online degrees. You can find these courses and degrees, and register online through UAF eLearning & Distance Education's website
These various schedules of courses offer instruction through audioconferences, paper-based correspondence, web-based correspondence, and Internet-based class meetings.

Please contact Northwest Campus by phone (800)-478-2202 or 443-2201, fax 443-5602, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for current course offerings.

Fish Skin Tanning PDF Print E-mail

Fish Skin Tanning with Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi

Six Sessions * July 27 - August 18

Evenings: July 27, 6:30-8:30p / July 30 & Aug 17, 6:30-9:30p
Days: July 28, 10a-2p / July 29, 10a-1p / Aug 18, 11a-1p

Register by July 20
Cost: $157—or $114 if you pay in advance!

Learn to make fish leather using traditional tanning methods using tree bark. We will extract tannins from vegetation, remove scales from raw fish skins, and cure skins into fully tanned leather. Option to dye skins in vivid colors offered on final day of class. Students supply 2 frozen salmon or trout of your own, each tightly wrapped in a plastic bag. Class field trip to harvest tree bark Contact instructor if you need fish.

Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi is an assistant professor in the reindeer science and husbandry programs at Northwest Campus. She specializes in reindeer parasitology and traditional tanning

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