Per the Governor and DHSS most recent health mandate 012 regarding intrastate travel, all AVTEC students located in the apartments are to stay put, stay in and do not venture out of Seward.  All are encouraged to read the Governor's mandate and abide by those guidelines for all our health and safety.  Online course work will continue and many will commence on April 1 as it does not involve face to face instruction.  Many staff are working from home during this time and are available via email or phone as listed in the Staff Directory in the About AVTEC tab. 


Per the Governor's health mandate 008 dated 03.20.2020, public and private schools have been suspended through May 1, 2020; for AVTEC students that means the earliest day that on campus classes could resume is Monday May 4, BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IS NOT A GUARANTEE.

Many AVTEC programs have been continuing online; other PROGRAMS will resume training via online delivery and other creative means on APRIL 1. 




Many AVTEC staff will work from home for the foreseeable future beginning 03.25.2020.  

The work of AVTEC, including communicating with and supporting the current students completion planning and admitting students and lesson planning for the next instructional year is ongoing and will continue with this new organizational structure.  Please communicate with all staff and instructors via email, phone or Zoom. (See the Staff Directory under the About AVTEC tab for staff and instructor contact information.)

Enrollment is open for the 20/21 Instructional year and we are taking applications. 



AVTEC is on a two week pause that ends on April 1 and there is nothing different or decided as of 03.22.2020 but we are working to settle into the new normal as announced by the Governor on Friday.

During the week and a half the following will be happening:

  • Reviewing student status and working with student records staff and instructional staff in planning for completion of programs or other appropriate solutions based on individual student needs and program capacity.
  • Staff will be in the office on Monday 03.23.2020, but do not call them as they do not have any more information than is provided here; we are working with the DOLWD and Governor's office for the possibility of transitioning select staff to a telework arrangement. 

Please do not call the school or ask instructors as they do not have the answers.  This will continue to be the place to go for up to date information.

All students have departed campus for a two week pause; staff is working and ready to serve you via Zoom conversation, phone call or email.  Should you have business that requires a face to face exchange, please call (907) 224-6159 to make arrangements.

In accordance with Governor Dunleavy's health mandate issued on March 16, AVTEC will cease on-campus instruction for two weeks, beginning at the end of the school day on March 18. All students must vacate the residence halls by Saturday, March 21. The Alaska Maritime Training Center has ceased on-campus course delivery for the remainder of the spring term.

The 2020 AVTEC/Seward Job Fair scheduled for April 2nd has been cancelled.  In lieu of attending the Job Fair, employers may email job postings or arrange to present information about their company and job opportunities via Zoom to AVTEC students.  Contact Rachel James for either of those options.  

The health and safety of our students, staff and the community is our highest priority and to that end AVTEC is taking cautionary measures and SUSPENDING ALL PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE AVTEC GYM AND STUDENT SERVICES CENTER effective COB 03.16.2020.

We encourage all to monitor the SOA DHSS web site at  for the latest information specific to Alaska.

Please visit the CDC website for up to date recommendations and guidelines on personal self-care and protecting self and others

The courses offered by the Alaska Maritime Training Center are short in duration and the students who attend are from many different states and countries where the COVID-19 may be more active so out of an abundance of caution AVTEC is suspending all courses and services offered by the Alaska Maritime Training Center (AMTC) effective 03.16.2020 until the end of the term. 

At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 within AVTEC or the Seward community. 

AVTEC is open for business and all classes (with the exception of the Alaska Maritime Training Center courses) will be in session on Monday 03.16.2020 as we continue to assess and monitor this rapidly evolving situation.  Please see below for some action that we are taking now and possible next steps.