Academic Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree offers students an opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines, focus on specific interests, or take specialized courses required in their anticipated baccalaureate programs. The program incorporates the history, values, traditions and knowledge systems of the Iñupiat to enhance student learning. Learn More ?

Teachers for the Arctic

Teachers for the Arctic is a teacher preparation program at Il.isag.vik, for early childhood education, elementary education or secondary education. Students interested in a teaching career should enroll in the Associate of Arts degree (AA) program at Il.isag.vik College and, following successful completion of the degree, transfer to participating colleges such as the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage or Alaska Pacific University, to obtain a baccalaureate degree in education. The AA degree at Il.isag.vik provides the first two years of study for these degrees. Learn More ?

Iñupiaq Studies

The Iñupiaq Studies program is designed to accommodate full and part-time students. Students may begin at any point and may take classes for which they meet the prerequisites. Students who wish only to pursue the Certificate in Fine Arts and do not meet the general admission requirements may be admitted to the certificate program upon the recommendation of the faculty coordinator when s/he sees evidence of potential success. Learn More ?

Allied Health

Allied Health Programs prepare local residents for health careers. In addition to academic offerings, Il.isag.vik College collaborates with the Arctic Slope Native Association and the North Slope Borough in offering internship experience. Some programs will be offered as employment opportunities become available, for example, the Dental Assistant Trainee program and the Certified Nurse Aide and Personal Care Attendant training programs. Learn More ?


Il.isag.vik College offers a number of business-related programs of study to prepare participants for employment at many different levels. Learn More ?

Information Technology

Il.isag.vik College’s information technology program currently is offering courses that allow students to receive certification for passing selected courses and, if the students so choose, to go on and earn industry recognized certification. Learn More ?

Emergency Services

Fire Science is a cooperative program between Il.isag.vik College and the North Slope Borough Fire Department. The program prepares participants in Municipal Fire Control and upon completion they will be eligible to apply for Alaska state certifications as an EMT I and as a state of Alaska Fire Officer I. Learn More ?

Vocational Trade

The Associated Construction Trades (ACT) program offers training in Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Scaffolding, Insulation, and Pipefitting. The certificates offered within the ACT program are designed to prepare students to enter the work force with a minimal set of skills or to upgrade their current skill level for employment. Learn More ?

Heavy Equipment Operations

The CDL/Heavy Truck Operations program provides training in the safe operation and practical maintenance of a Class 8 tractor-trailer combination. Students will receive certificates indicating specific competencies upon completion of program requirements. Learn More ?

Community & Workforce Development

The mission of Il.isag.vik’s Center for Community and Workforce Development (CWFD) is directly related to the Il.isag.vik College mission of providing well-educated individuals to meet the human resource needs of North Slope Employers. The goal is to empower North Slope communities and individuals by providing them with the quality training they need to realize economic self-sufficiency and employment security. Learn More ?

Foundation Studies

Including the Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Diploma (GED), Foundation Studies offers instruction to adult learners in the foundational skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Learn More ?

Distance Education

Il.isag.vik College offers distance education courses utilizing both teleconference and MyCampus, an online course management system. Learn More ?