Admission Policy and Application Process

Admissions policy:

To be a student at AVTEC you should be:

  • At least 18 years old*
  • An Alaskan resident**
  • A high school graduate with an earned high school diploma or GED*
  • Completion of the TABE Academy.***

*Exception to Admission Policy:

  • If a student is not yet 18 years old, but will be 18 prior to completion of AVTEC training AND has all credit earned toward a high school diploma, but does not have the diploma in hand, AVTEC may make an exception to the age and high school / GED diploma admission requirements in all occupational programs. (See Senior Year to Career Pathway)
  • If a student is not yet 18 years old, but will be 18 prior to completion of AVTEC training AND has earned a high school diploma, AVTEC may make an exception to the age requirements in all occupational programs.
  • If a student is seeking admission to the United States Coast Guard maritime occupational programs AVTEC will make an exception to the high school diploma/GED, TABE Academy and Residency requirement.

**Residency Requirements:

Individuals interested in attending AVTEC that cannot demonstrate Alaska residency as outlined in the Alaska Administrative Code 15 ACC 23.143 or are not an eligible active duty military or military veteran (spouse/dependent) may be placed on a waitlist and be admitted to training on a space available basis 30 days prior to the start of training. Non-resident tuition is double the AVTEC regular tuition (fees, books, supplies and housing are at the regular rate). It is the student’s responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to establish residency status. Contact the admissions office at if you have questions.


Application Process - Five Easy Steps:

STEP ONE - Select your Program, complete the application

STEP TWO - Pay Application fee

  • Option #1 – Apply online and pay the application fee online at the end of the online application process.
  • Option #2 – Submit a paper application and the application fee can be paid by calling 1(800) 478-5389 or (907) 224-3322 with credit card information or you can mail a check or money order to AVTEC, PO Box 889, Seward, AK 99664.

STEP THREE - Additional Application Documents

Completed applications are required to reserve your place in training; your application is not complete until these documents are received.

  • A copy of the high school diploma and transcripts with graduation dates or a GED diploma and transcript. (High School seniors can submit a current transcript with graduation date).
  • A copy of a valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, tribal card with current photo or passport).
  • Complete TABE Academy

Send these documents via email to or regular mail to AVTEC, PO Box 889, Seward, Alaska 99664.

STEP FOUR - Apply for Financial Aid

  • Financing for training is available through Federal grants and loans, scholarships and other means.
  • Start the process of securing financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online FAFSA. (If you are planning to finance your training yourself, completion of the financial aid application is not necessary).
  • Additional information about the different types of financial aid is available on the Financial Aid page OR students can contact the Financial Aid office at AVTEC at 1-907-224-6156

STEP FIVE - Enrollment and Registration

Enrolled status

  • Once you complete steps 1,2, & 3 and there is space available, you are enrolled in the program! A confirmation of enrollment will be sent indicating the next steps to registration.
  • If the program is full you will be notified and placed on the wait list until space becomes available.

Enrolled status to Registered status

  • To secure a place in the selected training program and move from enrolled to registered, you must pay half the tuition and fees no later than 30 days prior to the first day of training. Written proof of approved funding to cover entire program costs may be submitted in lieu of payment. Failure to make this payment (or provide written proof of approved funding) will result in removal from the program.


Programs at AVTEC are offered on a clock hour basis, not on a credit system as found in traditional colleges. This alternative structure makes the transfer of credits challenging. Unless an AVTEC program publishes acceptance of general education courses or industry certification, transfer credit is not applicable. Applicants may request a review of prior credit.

Students with prior work experience, including military veterans, should confer with the instructor in their chosen program regarding an assessment of their skill. Because many of the programs offered at AVTEC use a competency-based design, students with prior work experience may be eligible to obtain an AVTEC program occupational skill-level sooner than the scheduled completion date or they may be able to advance in their skill-level or gain additional knowledge and hands-on proficiency sooner than the scheduled completion date of their chosen training program.