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.

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing & Hand Building PDF Print E-mail

with Cheryl Thompson

Tue / 6-8pm / Oct 31-Dec 16
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
Hand-Stitched Leather Mittens PDF Print E-mail

with Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi

Tues, Thu / 6:30-9:30pm / Nov 28, 30; Dec 7, 12, 14 / REGISTER BY: Nov 21
Cost: $136—or $106 if you pay in advance!*
*NSEDC/NWC fall 2017 price rollback! Regular price $216

Sew by hand durable leather chopper mittens with a warm liner. Learn how to ply thread, make a welt seam, and sew a decorative stitch on the cuff. Patterns, cattle leather, insulating lining, elastic, glover’s needle, and synthetic sinew for two complete sets of mittens and liners are included in the $10 materials fee. Patterns are sized for children, men, and women. If you have fully tanned fish skin from a previous class, bring it with you.

Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi is an assistant professor with UAF’s High Latitude Range Management Program and a faculty member of the Sámi Education Institute in northern Finland. Her expertise includes traditional handicrafts from the Sámi region of northern Europe.


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