AVTEC Willard E. Dunham Hall

Training Prerequisites

Be at least 18 years old

Possible exceptions for recent high school graduates and high school seniors.  

Be an Alaskan resident

Non-resident tuition is double the amount listed for residents. Other costs (fees, tools, room and board) are the same as Alaskan residents.

High school diploma or GED

Applicants must provide a high school diploma or GED transcript. 

Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE)

As part of the enrollment process, AVTEC uses the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) to effectively assess an applicant’s skills, knowledge and academic readiness for success. The TABE is a diagnostic assessment used to determine a person’s skill level and aptitudes as they will be applied in the workforce or classroom. The entrance scores are determined by AVTEC’s standards for success in two core subject areas–reading and math. Applicants must meet the required TABE scores before being accepted into their program of choice. TABE assessments are administered at AVTEC throughout the year as well as other locations across the state. Contact Admissions for more information about locating a proctor in your immediate area.

Additional Program Requirements

Students must meet physical requirements or request special accommodations in advance. See individual program descriptions for details. If you have challenges in any of these areas, contact the admissions office at the time of application to request special accommodations.

AVTEC has additional requirements that must be met for people who are on probation, parole, incarcerated and recommendations for people undergoing treatment or who have recently completed treatment. Please contact the admissions office for more information.

Applicants who do not complete their application or provide inaccurate or incomplete information will not be scheduled for training. If a person provides false information their acceptance will be canceled.

Credit Transfers

Acceptance of Transfer Credits and Credit for Prior Work Experience

AVTEC programs are competency-based. Competency-based programs are designed to build upon a student’s knowledge and/or work experience. Students with prior experience and training, including military veterans, may obtain a program occupational skill-level sooner than the scheduled completion date or may choose to continue in the program to obtain a more advanced skill-level or gain additional knowledge and hands-on proficiency. Unless a program publishes acceptance of general education courses or industry certification, transfer credit is not applicable. Applicants may request a review of prior credit.

How Will I Know If I Have Been Accepted?

  • If you meet AVTEC admissions and entrance requirements, you will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If all positions in the program are full when you have successfully completed the application process, you will be placed on a waitlist for up to one year. You will be notified of your standing on the waitlist and contacted as soon as a position becomes available to you.
  • If space is available in the training program, you will be sent an acceptance packet. 

Securing a Training Position

Students will be required to pay for the student service fee, technology fee and half of the tuition, no later than 30 days prior to the first day of training. Written proof of approved funding for the entire training program may be submitted in lieu of payment. Failure to make this payment (or provide written proof of approved funding) will result in the loss of a training position.

Note: AVTEC reserves the right to cancel any class due to the lack of applicants. If a class is canceled, all fees will be refunded.