College programs for Anchorage Veterans and Military

You can work or serve while you complete an accredited business management program, medical assistant program, IT certification program, criminal justice program, HVAC training or welding certification program at Charter College, right here in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Most popular Charter College business program for veterans:

Jumpstart or build your business career by enrolling in a Charter College business program. Graduates develop skills and knowledge that can be applied to many different careers in the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors.

Associate Degree in Computer Science:
Concentration in Business Applications

Program Length: 14 months
Sample jobs: administrative assistant, office manager, or executive assistant 

Learn more about this business management degree

Other business programs:

Bachelor Degree Programs

Business Management & Technology
Business Management Accounting

Associate Degree Programs

Business Administration
Computerized Accounting

Certificate Programs

Business Administration

associate degree anchorage

An associate degree typically takes two years to complete. At a school with an accelerated curriculum, like Charter College, you can earn an AAS in 15 months or less.



health care

Most popular Charter College healthcare program for veterans:

Alaskan healthcare careers have become increasingly popular due to strong hiring at all levels in the medical industry in recent years. Prepare yourself for this growing career with a certificate, associate or bachelor degree from Charter College.1

Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration: Concentration in Medical Assistant

Program Length: 17 months
Sample jobs: medical assistant in private practice or hospital, medical secretary

Learn more about medical assistant program in Anchorage, AK

Other healthcare programs:

Bachelor Degree Programs

Health Care Administration

Associate Degree Programs

Allied Health
Health Information Technology
Registered Nursing 

Certificate Programs

Medical Assistant

what is a medical asssistant

WHAT DOES A MEDICAL ASSISTANT DO? Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to support doctors and other health professionals. They may prepare treatment rooms and room patients, measure vital signs, administer medications and injections, and record medical information. Medical assistant can be a good transition job for veterans going from the military to the civilian workforce.2


information technology

Most popular Charter College IT program for veterans:

Computers are a part of almost every aspect of our lives and trained IT professionals are needed to keep computer systems running smoothly. Computer systems analyst is considered a great job for veterans.3

Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Engineering

Program Length: 28 months
Sample jobs: IT project managers, computer systems engineers, computer network architects, computer systems analysts

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Other IT programs:

Certificate Programs

Network Security
Network Technology

Computer Analyst degree anchorage

Alaskan computer systems analysts earned a median wage of $77,200 in 2010 and demand for them is projected to increase by 17% through 2018.4



law/criminal justice

Most popular Charter College criminal justice program for veterans:

Learn law enforcement and criminal justice from professionals who work in the field including police officers, lawyers, detectives, and probation officers. Many veterans are drawn to careers in law or criminal justice where they can continue to serve their fellow citizens. 

Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Program Length: 14 months
Sample jobs: detective, police dispatcher, correctional officer, bailiff, gaming investigator

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Other Law/Criminal Justice programs:

Bachelor Degree Programs

Criminal Justice

Associate Degree Programs

Paralegal Studies

Certificate Programs

Paralegal studies



Most popular Charter College trade program for veterans:

From ships to the North Slope, factories to machine shops, Alaska’s need for skilled workers in the construction trades.

Certificate in Welding

Program Length: 12 months
Sample jobs: pipe fitter, steamfitter, welder

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Other construction trade programs:

Certificate Programs

Read more about HVAC in Anchorage.


Associate Degree Programs
Applied Technology

Welding certification anchorage

Median wage for Alaskan welders in 2010 was $67,900.5