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Mat-Su College, located in the heart of Alaska's Mat-Su Valley, is your local choice for higher education. Our scenic campus is nestled in a protected 900 acre forest between Palmer and Wasilla. It has everything from a winding trail system and internationally-connected library to a first-class theater, providing an open and inclusive setting for students with a variety of lifestyles and interests.

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CNA program approved by state of Alaska! First training course begins January 14th. Two CNA students workign with mannequin in nursing lab.

New Certified Nursing Aide Training Program

The MSC Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training has been developed to train entry-level workers in basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members. 

The course includes a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction and 80 hours of supervised skills and clinical training.

The 6-credit hour CNA training course at MSC prepares students for the State of Alaska CNA certification exam.

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JJ's cafe now open

Campus Cafe is Open for Business!

Students, faculty, and staff have a reason to celebrate! Beginning this week, JJ's Cafe is serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, right here on campus, throughout the school day. The kind folks in JJ's Cafe will be offering espresso drinks, including Italian sodas, and Red Bull/Rockstar drinks. Also look forward to fresh pastries, daily specials, and a soup of the day. Soon, there will be a salad bar, as well as vegan and vegetarian food choices on the menu. In the meantime, checkout the veggie burger, french fries, or chicken nuggets!  

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MSC math department presents food drive for the Mat-Su food bank. Help us celebrate the holidays by donating non-perishable food. Donation tubs can be found in FSM (inside front doors) OLB (in the library) SNOD (in the atrium) JKB (outside the cafe) Ends December 6, 2018

Food Drive for Mat-Su Food Bank

MSC Math Department is sponsoring a food drive for the MATSU Food Bank.   Look for totes around campus to place non-perishable food donations.   The holidays provide a great opportunity to give back to our friends and community members in need!

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library student

Okeson Library provides research tools

Offering a wide range of resources, including a collection of over 70,000 items with access to UAA/APU Consortium, Anchorage Public Libraries, and an international library system, Okeson Library subscribes to print versions of five newspapers, 47 magazines, and thousands of periodicals through online services.
 
A computer lab is located in the library, with a variety of study areas, promoting a collaborative learning environment for students.

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Two students in nursing lab taking vital signs.

Certified Nursing Assistant Training

CNA's are responsible for recording vital signs (pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature), fluid intake and outputs, weights, and other observations. Demand for nursing and related professions is expected to increase steeply over the next several decades in the Mat-Su Valley.  The course is designed to train entry-level health workers in basic skills needed to assist nurses and be efficient health care team members. 

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