DOC utilizes the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to measure individuals language, math, and reading skills. The goal is to have individuals increase the skills they need to succeed, both on the job and in life.
DOC offers GED Ready Test (practice) in one of four subjects (math, language arts, social studies, and science). The practice test results help determine what area each individual needs to study. The appropriate resources for studying are provided to individuals. Most instruction is self-paced allowing individuals work independently and are aided by inmate tutors, contract instructors, computer-based training, or Education Coordinators. These services continue until the individual is prepared to complete formal GED testing.
DOC offers the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) for individuals who do not speak English as their first language. CASAS measures an individual's basic skills in the English language and then provides assistance with improving language skills needed to function effectively at work and in life.
DOC offers this curriculum to aid individuals in developing a parenting plan specific to the needs of their family.
DOC offers this cognitive-behavioral curriculum developed by the National Institute of Corrections, which was designed to change the criminogenic thinking of offenders. The program includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem-solving skills.
DOC provides individuals with certification prior to release. Alaska regulations require food workers to obtain a Food Worker Card within 30 days of employment.
DOC offers this curriculum to aid individuals in obtaining skills to needed upon reentry. The curriculum focuses on the following areas: Mock Interviews, Creating Resumes, IDs, Housing, Food Assistance, Budgeting, Employment Search, Release Planning, and Reentry Community Resources.
Contract instruction in Maritime Safety, ServSafe, Flagging, and Hazwoper are occurring periodically at all facilities.