Special interest classes being reintroduced at PWS College

The Prince William Sound College campus, located behind the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School on S. Orca Street, near Pipe Street, as seen on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Special interest classes taught by community members are being reintroduced at the new Prince William Sound Community College campus in Cordova.

Example classes include cooking, writing, sewing, computers or photography.

Anyone interested in teaching a class is invited to speak with staff at the college to determine the time, duration and cost of the class. It’s the instructor’s decision whether to charge for the class or not.

The new campus, an extension of PWS Community College in Valdez, is also affiliated with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

It is located in a building that formerly housed the Innovative Learning Program building, behind Cordova Jr./Sr. High School, on S. Orca Street, near Pipe Street.

The campus has a full kitchen, classroom and offices.

The local college was formerly located in the high school media center, which limited times when that space was available for classes, said Susan Harding, campus coordinator.

“Now that we have this facility, it’s kinda nice to get these things rolling again,” said Alyssa Kleissler who teaches Spanish at the college.

“Now we can do lots of different things that we couldn’t do in the past,” added Harding.

For more information, contact PWS College at 907-424-7598.

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Emily Mesner is a staff reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times. Reach her at emesner@thecordovatimes.com. Emily graduated from Central Michigan University, earning a degree in photojournalism with a cultural competency certificate. She first visited Alaska in 2016, working as a media intern for the National Park Service in Kotzebue and Denali National Park and Preserve, and has been coming back ever since. To see more photos, follow @thecordovatimes and @emilymesnerphoto on Instagram.