Vocational/technical education offers students the opportunity to explore career options and learn the skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in the career of their choice. In addition, students will learn what will be expected of them in the world of work and the skills necessary to apply and interview for a job.
KCC is open to all 11th and 12th grade students in the Anchorage School District. Sophomores will be considered for classes where space is available and when they receive a recommendation from their home school counselor.
KCC offers tours two evenings each month. Please call 742-8900 to sign up.
Both home school and KCC counselors will assist students in scheduling classes and ensure that they remain on track for graduation.
Tuition is not charged for Anchorage students attending King Career Center. Certain courses require the purchase of safety equipment. Some classes also charge for materials used in class projects.
Home high schools provide busing to and from KCC. Driving to KCC is a privilege. A parking permit must be obtained in the home high school office if students elect to drive.
All ASD parking rules apply at KCC as well. Students may lose their parking privilege if they violate ASD and/or municipal or state regulations.
Students may receive core academic credit for many of the courses at KCC. Many vocational/technical career fields have extensive application of math, science, social science and language arts. Those requirements are reflected in our curriculae.
The counseling department provides assistance to students and parents in the following areas:
• Help in selecting the appropriate vocational class
• Help in developing personal and career goals
• Help with personal issues
• Collaboraton with home high school counselor and staff
Tech Prep is an articulation agreement between the Anchorage School District and post-secondary education institutions such as the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks or various apprenticeship programs. ASD students can earn lower division college credit when successfully completing high school tech/prep courses or other advancements with the apprenticeship programs. With the ASD-UAA articulations, a small registration fee and successful completion of the ASD course will earn students credit which is recorded on their permanent college transcript. College credits provide a head start toward a post-secondary certification or degree and are transferable to other universities or colleges. Tech Prep agreements with other institutions or organizations may vary. Tech Prep agreements are added periodically. Check the KCC website for the most up-to-date listings. For more detailed information about Tech Prep, please call 786-6464.
Many local scholarships are available to KCC students, including specific KCC scholarships. In addition, technical colleges and institutes offer scholarships to students who plan to further their education in a vocational skill area. The KCC Career Resource Advisor will assist students in learning about and applying for scholarships
for college, technical school and apprentice programs. Contact KCC's Career Resource Advisor, 742-8999, for assistance with scholarships, post-secondary education or training, or preparation for entering the workforce.
KCC courses do not meet eligibility criteria for students planning to
participate in NCAA D-1 or D-2 activities at the post-secondary level. The NCAA does not consider CTE courses when calculating academic credit for purposes of athletic participation.
KCC classes do meet the APS requirements. Please see your counselor for more information.
The Special Education staff at KCC work in collaboration with a student’s home high school to provide monitor services for students experiencing a disability. A special education teacher assistant is assigned to each KCC class. The teacher assistant, in collaboration with the KCC special education department chair, monitors student progress and provides individual assistance to students as needed. Students select a KCC class with help and assistance from their home high school Transition Specialist. Students may enter a regular vocational program or our Work Readiness program depending on the student’s individual needs and goals.