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University of Alaska Anchorage

Ahtna Language OEC

Ahtna Language Occupational Endorsement Certificate


The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Ahtna Language prepares students for learning knowledge, resources, and skills appropriate for a variety of entry-level jobs that use Ahtna Dene language. Students who earn this OEC will be able to certify a level of low intermediate speech ability according to the guidelines of the Ahtna Dene Proficiency Guidelines scale through completion of an oral proficiency assessment. The style of Ahtna taught in this program is in Western and Central dialects.

 Certificate Requirements

Course Name Course Number Number of Credits
Elementary Ahtna Language I AKNS A101H 4
Elementary Ahtna Language II AKNS A102H 4
Ahtna Reading and Writing AKNS A114H 3
Alaska Native Language Conversational Fluency Intensive AKNS A292B 1-3
Alaska Native Cultural Orientation: Ahtna AKNS A240H 3

 Academic Advisors

Soldotna and Greater Peninsula

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Emily Knight
Director of Academic Advising
(907) 262-0373
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 279

Homer and Surrounding Area

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Nancy Johnson
Student Services Manager and Senior Academic Advisor
(907) 235-1655
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Pioneer Hall (KBPH) 110
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