Alaska Railroad Tour Guide Program

  • Spring semester only. Grade level 11-12. Obtain an application by email:

    Application period for spring 2019 students is open from Nov. 19, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019.

    This class is taught after the regular school day and receives .5 Alaska Studies credit.‌

    Prerequisites: Must have at least 2.5 GPA cumulative, be 16 years of age and have fewer than five absences the prior semester. Students are selected through a screening process which includes application, recommendation by counselor, and interview.

    This specialized training includes customer service training, cross-cultural communication, public speaking, Alaska geography, economy, history and tourism related interests. Training provides students with excellent job skills and opportunities in the tourism industry with specific focus as a tour guide for the Alaska Railroad. Application and interview with the Alaska Railroad will be scheduled for those who successfully complete the training.

    Alaska’s tourism destinations
    Customer service skills
    Public speaking/cross cultural communication
    First Aid and CPR
    Knowledge in Alaska history, geography, ecosystems, Alaska flora and fauna


    Alaska Railroad passenger cars
    Railroad safety equipment
    Alaska Railroad tour guide
    Tour company representative
    Tourism related industry
    Hospitality industry