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University of Alaska Anchorage

Dena'ina Language OEC

Dena'ina Language Occupational Endorsement Certificate


The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Dena’ina 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 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines scale through completion of an oral proficiency assessment. The style of Dena’ina taught in this program is Upper and Inland.

 Certificate Requirements

Course Name Course Number Number of Credits
Elementary Dena'ina Language I AKNS A101F 4
Elementary Dena'ina Language II AKNS A102F 4
Dena'ina Reading and Writing AKNS A114F 4
Alaska Native Language Conversational Fluency Intensive AKNS A292B 1-3
Alaska Native Cultural Orientation: Dena'ina AKNS A240F 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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