APU has a number of partnerships that provide unique educational opportunities. Some of these partnerships enable APU students to study for a year or a semester at other institutions. Other partnerships are with local institutions which provide unique, focused educational opportunities that can become a part of an APU student’s degree plan.
EcoLeague Exchange Program
APU is a member of the inter-college exchange group called the EcoLeague. The EcoLeague is composed of six colleges and universities, all small, all with strong programs in Environmental Science, Sustainability Studies, Marine Biology, Outdoor Studies, and similar programs. The colleges include: APU, College of the Atlantic, Dickinson College, Green Mountain College, Northland College, and Prescott College. Through this program, APU students in their sophomore or junior year may elect to spend up to two, non-consecutive semesters studying at EcoLeague member institutions as part of their academic program. Students continue to pay full-time tuition to their home institution. Course Fees, labs, and room & board are paid to the host institution. Travel costs are covered by the student. For more information on how to participate, go the the Eco League website: www.ecoleague.org.
For Outgoing students (from APU to another institution): work with your academic advisor if you are planning on attending another EcoLeague institution to make sure you will be taking courses that fit in your academic program.
For Incoming students (from another institution coming to APU): be sure to check that you have met pre-requisites for courses you may take at APU. Note the beginning and ending term of courses.
Hawaii Pacific University Exchange Program
A maximum of two (2) APU students may spend up to one year enrolled at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU). This academic exchange allows the APU student to maintain all APU scholarships and other academic institutional aid and to pay their APU tuition. Students participating in an exchange are responsible for their travel, textbooks, all HPU fees and housing costs. Interested students apply by February 15 for the following academic year. All students must have a letter/memo of support from their academic advisor. Applications can be found in the Academic Dean’s office.
Corporate University Programs
APU has partnerships with organizations in Alaska that have generated specifically designed courses which have become a part of our educational curriculum. In most cases the courses, while targeted to the needs of external organizations, are also available as electives in our degree programs. Current partners participating in a five-class (1 MBA credit per class) sequence include Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. A second partnership with Afognak Native Corporation, The Aleut Corporation, Cook Inlet Regional Corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation and Bristol Bay Native Corporation has fostered the development of the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program (ANELP). ANELP consists of nine 1-credit MBA classes.
APU participates in a Cross Town Agreement with the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC). Students take courses as non-degree seeking students at UAA and can transfer courses as part of their degree study at APU. Students taking courses during their Senior year should consult with their advisor and the APU Registrar. For more information contact: AIR FORCE ROTC Aviation Complex (AVNC) 2811 Merrill Field Drive, Room 116, (907) 786-7266, AFROTC@uaa.alaska.edu or www.uaa.alaska.edu/afrotc.
Air Force ROTC educates and trains students to serve as officers in the United States Air Force. Air Force ROTC has two, three, and four year programs that lead to a commission as a second lieutenant. The curriculum consists of academic courses and a leadership laboratory. Air Force ROTC is not a degree- or certificate-granting program. The academic courses cover the history, organization, and mission of the Air Force, as well as leadership, management, and national security affairs.
A student may take these academic courses (except AIRS A150) without joining the Cadet Wing or the Air Force. However, certain courses require prerequisites or faculty permission. The leadership laboratory provides practical military training. Activities include field trips to Air Force bases, physical fitness training, marching, and leadership exercises. To attend the leadership laboratory, students must join the Cadet Wing and not have a medical condition that would preclude service in the Armed Forces.
To become an officer through Air Force ROTC, a student must, at a minimum, complete the two-year program (300- and 400-level courses plus leadership laboratory), a summer field training encampment, and earn a baccalaureate degree in any major from APU. Upon graduation and commissioning, new lieutenants must serve four years in the Air Force. Those who successfully complete Air Force pilot training must serve 10 years after training. Two hours of mandatory physical training (PT) are required each week.
Four-Year Program: Available to UAA students with four or more years remaining until graduation. Cadets must take the courses listed below and attend a summer field training encampment prior to starting the 300-level courses.
- AIRS A101 Foundations of the US Air Force I 1
- AIRS A102 Foundations of the US Air Force II 1
- AIRS A201 Evolution of Air and Space Power I 2
- AIRS A202 Evolution of Air and Space Power II 2
- AIRS A301 US Air Force Leadership and Management I 3
- AIRS A302 US Air Force Leadership and Management II 3
- AIRS A401 National Security Affairs I 3
- AIRS A402 National Security Affairs II/Prep for Active Duty 3
- AIRS A150 US Air Force Leadership Laboratory (1) 8
Cadets must take AIRS A150 (US Air Force Leadership Laboratory) each semester for a total of eight semesters and 8 credits. Two & Three-Year Program Please contact (907) 786-7266, AFROTC@uaa.alaska.edu, for information.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development
Alaska Pacific University offers continuing education units (CEU’s) and professional development courses in conjunction with ”Sponsoring Agencies,” which are external, third party agencies. APU is not the primary agency providing these courses and, after internal review and approval of the courses, only serves to document and transcript the completion of these courses.
Community members enrolled in these courses are not considered APU students and are not eligible to receive services traditionally provided to APU students. This includes loan deferment verifications, access to electronic systems, access to the UAA/APU Consortium library, and discounted access to the Mosley Sports Center. All questions about particualr sponsored agency courses should be referred to the third party agency.