Upcoming Courses
Courses are available to you as:
  • 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.


Beginning & Intermediate Bridge! PDF Print E-mail

with Harley Bress

Wednesdays, 6-8pm, September 27 - November 15
Register through the first day of class (Sept 27)
Nine 2-hour sessions, non-credit, Cost: $45

This class is designed for the beginning or intermediate bridge player. Bridge is an elegant game of strategy and tactics - part science, part math, part logic, part reason - mixed with a very human component. This mix of skills sets bridge apart from other card games and from board games like chess. A successful bridge player must be a great partner. Bridge is a social game. Come try it out!

Harley Bress has been playing and teaching bridge for close to 25 years and is a Gold Life Master based on participation in tournaments around the country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:38
 
Introduction to Small-Scale Sculpture & Jewelry PDF Print E-mail

with Kevin Busk

Friday - Sunday / Sep 29 - Oct 1
REGISTER BY: Sep 22
- Friday / 6-9pm / Sep 29
- Saturday / 12pm-6pm / Sep 30
- Sunday / 12pm-6:30pm / Oct 1
15 hours in 3 sessions / 1 credit / APAR F150P
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!*
*NSEDC/NWC fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $216

CLASSROOM WORKSHOP (NOME): The students will be given a brief background in the history of metalsmithing/jewelry making and the availability of incorporation of locally found materials. They will be instructed in the basics of safety, piercing, cutting and forming of nonferrous metals. They will also be shown the basics of silver soldering with acetylene and jewelry grade silver solder. The students will be required to show their skills through the completion of projects. The grades will be based on 2 critiques and attendance. The students will be required to complete one project.

NOTE: There is a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor for this course. Silver sheet available for purchase at cost (optional). Students should bring safety goggles.

Kevin Busk is an artist, teacher and school administrator who has been sharing his artistic skills with Nome for many years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:39
 
Writing to Remember PDF Print E-mail

with Kristine McRae & Marie Tozier

Mon & Wed / 6-9pm / Oct 4-18
REGISTER BY: Sep 27
Five 3-hour sessions / 1 credit / WRTG F193P
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!*
*NSEDC/NWC fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $216

CLASSROOM COURSE (NOME): In this course, we explore the crafts of poetry and prose. We will explore our memories while we discover how to validate our experiences through writing about them. We will read examples and identify elements of craft. We will examine our own experiences to highlight themes and perspectives, considering approaches to poetry and prose.

Kristine McRae and Marie Tozier are recent graduates of the low-residency master of fine arts program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Kristine owns Bering Tea & Coffee, and Marie is the registration coordinator at Northwest Campus.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:28
 
Sew a Trapper-Style Fur Hat PDF Print E-mail

with Cheryl Thompson

Thursdays & Saturdays, October 5 - 28
REGISTER BY: Sep 28
Thursdays: 6-8:30pm (no class Oct. 19)
Saturdays: 10am-12:30pm (no class Oct. 21)
Six 2.5 hour sessions / APAR F157P / 1 credit
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!*
Most materials available for purchase at class
*NSEDC/NWC Fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $216.

Learn to sew a trapper-style fur hat - that fits! - in this class. You'll learn to select and prepare a hide, how best to cut pattern pieces from fur, how to stitch and knot leather and skins, and how to make and insert a fleece lining. Fit and make a hat for yourself or someone else!

Cheryl Thompson has been making and selling well-fitted trapper-style fur hats in Nome for over 20 years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:41
 
4-Wheeler Maintenance & Repair PDF Print E-mail

with Brian Marvin

Friday & two Saturdays / Oct 6,7,14
REGISTER BY: Oct 2
- One 2-hour session: Friday, Oct 6 / 6-8pm
- Two 6.5-hour sessions: Saturday, Oct 7 & 14 / 9am-4:30pm
1 credit / AUTO F172
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!*
*NSEDC/NWC fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $216.

Learn basic skills for maintaining and repairing 4-wheels. Class covers engine tune-up, lubrication, clutch & belt, transmission troubleshooting, tire and wheel repair, alignment and other basic problems encountered during operation along with safe shop procedures. Students can work on their own machines in class.

Brian Marvin has taught vocational courses at Shishmaref and Brevig Mission, and science at Nome-Beltz High School. He currently teaches at NACTEC.

 
Beginning Sewing: Following a Pattern PDF Print E-mail

with Rhonda Schneider

Tuesdays/ 6-8pm / October 10 - November 21
REGISTER BY: October 3
Seven 2-hour sessions / 1 credit / APAR F150P
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!*
Student provides supplies
*NSEDC/NWC fall2017 price rollback! Regular price $216.

This course is for students with little or no sewing machine experience. Choose an "easy sew" pattern from any pattern company and learn to follow the instructions to assemble the garment or project. You'll learn basics of understanding how to read pattern instructions, along with simple sewing skills. Having a sewing machine to bring to class is highly preferred but not absolutely necessary. Please contact NWC for a supplies list before the first day of class.

Sewing since age 7, Rhonda Schneider has become an accomplished seamstress whose skills include alterations, furniture upholstery, and teaching sewing to others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:42
 
Ceramics - Wheel Throwing & Hand Building PDF Print E-mail

with Cheryl Thompson

Tue / 6-8pm / Oct 31-Dec 16
REGISTER BY: Oct 24
Lab time available 12-2pm Saturdays for duration of class
Seven 2-hour sessions / 1 credit / APAR F150P
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!* (plus $35 lab fee)
*NSEDC/NWC fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $216

CLASSROOM COURSE (NOME): Learn and practice the basics of ceramics in this course that is open to beginners and those with ceramics experience. Explore techniques of hand-building (slab, coil, pinch) and wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing.

Cheryl Thompson is an accomplished potter and has been participating in NWC ceramics classes and activities for many years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 12:32
 
Ceramics For Kids! PDF Print E-mail

with Cheryl Thompson

Sat / 10am-12noon / Nov 4-Dec 16
REGISTER BY: Oct 30
Six 2-hour sessions / non-credit workshop / ages 7-14
8 students max
Cost: $70* (fee includes supplies)
*NSEDC/NWC Fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $110.

Kids ages 7-14 will learn and develop basic pottery skills during this 6-week course. Students will hand-build and sculpt fun projects with clay. Techniques explored will include pinching, coiling, slab construction, surface decoration and glazing.

Cheryl Thompson is an accomplished potter and has been participating in NWC ceramics classes and activities for many years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:40
 

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