College News

Pedal the Petrified raises almost $12,000

by erobinson
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK — The second annual Pedal the Petrified tour ride on Sept. 20 raised nearly $12,000 for the Northland Pioneer College student scholarship fund.Summit Healthcare and its High Desert Health Clinic was a major corporate sponsor for the event. Summit also provided the mobile first aid station. Four community members and 25 college employees volunteered to make the event a success, noted Lisa Jayne, this year’s ride director.

Basic Pistol, Handgun Self-Defense Workshops

by erobinson
HOLBROOK – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Oct. 8 and Nov. 1 at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, Nizhoni Learning Center, room 136. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

Photo enhancement workshop

by erobinson
SHOW LOW– Learn the fundamentals of computer software to bring out the color, enhance clarity and improve the contrast in your photographs in Gerry A. Good’s “Discover the Art of Photography” three-evening noncredit Northland Pioneer College workshop.

Explore the night skies

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — The heavens take on a whole new dimension when viewed through binoculars or a telescope. Join space-science show producer Gerry A. Good for a three-week exploration of the night sky at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Tuesday evenings, Oct. 7 – 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is a $49 charge for the noncredit class.

Students exceed statewide completion rates

by erobinson
For the third year in a row, students enrolled in developmental and college-level courses at Northland Pioneer College have exceeded statewide completion averages at the other nine community college districts.

Nursing Accreditation Visit

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Multiple Exit Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Art of Blacksmithing

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — By applying heat and hammering you can change the shape of metal for decoration and function. You can learn the “Art of Blacksmithing” in a six-session noncredit workshop on Saturdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Metal Arts Building in the Show Low Industrial Park, 1560 E. Commerce Dr.While shoeing horses is still a blacksmithing skill, it has become highly specialized and will not be covered in this class.

Business, employers open house

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Business owners, managers and potential employers are invited to an Open House on Monday, Oct. 6, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., in the Learning Center symposium room.

Basic Pistol Workshop

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE – Pistol gun safety training to qualify for a concealed weapons permit is being offered on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for the noncredit “National Rifle Association Basic Pistol” workshop, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris.

Artist in Residence Presentation

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SHOW LOW — Widely-exhibited landscape photographer Gary Cawood will discuss his personal approach to photography and demonstrate his view camera technique during a free presentation on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 110.

Direct Care Worker course

by erobinson
If you are providing assistance with daily living activities to older adults or individuals with disabilities, completing a new eight-week Direct Care Worker (DCW) course at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus qualifies you to receive financial compensation when providing services to clients under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).