The Health Occupations programs at APU integrate various Registered Apprenticeships in Alaska and academic credit, resulting in either an Undergraduate Certificate or Associate of Applied Science.
Based on workforce needs, APU developed the Health Occupations programs in conjunction with the Alaska Primary Care Association and the Alaska Department of Labor.
In as little as two semesters, Health Occupations students in applicable Registered Apprenticeship programs can complete the academic coursework components to earn an Associate of Applied Science from APU.
Alaska Pacific University (APU) is now the provider of academic credit for the Community Health Aide certification. Any credits previously completed through the University of Alaska Fairbanks will transfer to APU. Completing the CHAP certification process leads to the certificate in Community Health at APU, which aligns with the associate degree in Community Health and several bachelor’s degrees in healthcare and healthcare management.
Individuals who are currently enrolled in or have completed a Registered Apprenticeship in an affiliated field may consider pursuing APU’s Health Occupations program
Depending on the apprenticeship, students may be able to complete the APU academic coursework requirement in two semesters, based on full-time enrollment. Coursework at APU is offered through a variety of delivery methods including, campus-based, distance, and hybrid options. Daytime and evening course options are also available depending on the course and program requirements.
Depending upon the affiliated Registered Apprenticeship, a graduate of the Health Occupations programs will have increased job opportunities in communities and Tribal Health Organizations across Alaska. The Associate of Applied Science pathway provides graduates with a strong liberal arts background that is critical in developing future professional opportunities.
- Billing & Coding
- Electronic Health Records Specialist
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Community Health Worker
- Clinical Medical Assistant
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