By NPC Staff Writer Michael NilssonHolbrook – A community orchard-garden project this summer at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook campus will prepare workers to obtain their GED and national work-readiness certifications, while also producing fruits and vegetables to help feed local residents.
HOLBROOK – Pistol gun safety training to qualify for a concealed weapons permit is being offered on Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, Nizhoni Learning Center, room 136.
If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, how would you react?Learn what to do using avoidance tactics and realistic hands-on skills in noncredit Practical Self Defense Tactics for Women workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Winslow, Holbrook and Snowflake campuses.
SNOWFLAKE — Northland Pioneer College’s Community and Corporate Learning Division is offering an eight-week noncredit beginning class in Line Dancing on Thursdays, June 5 through July 24, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., at Katherine’s Dance Studio, 60 S. Main St., in Snowflake. There is a $54 fee for the class.
LINDEN — Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Foxtrot and Balboa are re-gaining popularity on America’s dance floors. Northland Pioneer College’s Community and Corporate Learning Division is offering an eight-week noncredit beginning class in '50s Swing dancing on Monday evenings, June 2 – July 21, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., at the Linden Square Dance Hall, just off Highway 260. There is a $54 fee for the class.
SNOWFLAKE – Expand your creativity while exploring the techniques of focal points and balance used by Van Gogh and other classic painters during five week-long noncredit art classes offered by Northland Pioneer College’s Community and Corporate Learning Division at the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.Join art educator Loretta Bogdanowicz to learn more about watercolor painting, creating a reference guide, using mixed media, applying Van Gogh’s techniques to your own work, and the importance of focal points and balance.
Completing 500 hours of classroom instruction, plus 500 hours of clinical and vehicular practical experience is required to become certified as a paramedic. It requires dedication by the student and a lot of support from family and friends.
“When others are running away from chaos, you’ll be running toward it. Remember your training , it will keep you safe!”That message, repeated in several variations, was shared with 57 firefighting students, their families, friends and future co-workers at a special Northland Pioneer College Fire Academy Completion Ceremony on May 13 at NPC’s Performing Arts Center in Snowflake.
High-paying career opportunities await 31 newly nationally-accredited completers of the Northland Pioneer College / Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) welding program who were recognized in a May 8 ceremony at NPC’s Performing Arts Center in Snowflake.Students from all three welding program shops – in Holbrook, Show Low and St. Johns – participated in the ceremony.
Arizona state legislators are calling Northland Pioneer College’s scholarship and tuition discount programs a “creative, ground-breaking, exciting” solution to help students overcome financial obstacles brought on by regional and national economic distress.
SNOWFLAKE — After 18 weeks of intensive training five cadets were sworn in as Arizona peace officers on May 6, marking the first full-time class to finish training at Northland Pioneer College’s Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA). Previously, the law enforcement academies were conducted part-time and took almost a year to complete the required hours for Arizona Peace Officer Standards for Training (AzPOST) certification.
HOLBROOK – The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board will conduct Truth in Taxation and budget public hearings on the 2014–15 Northland Pioneer College budget and district primary property tax levy on Tuesday, May 20, starting at 10 a.m. (M.S.T.) in the Painted Desert Campus Tiponi Community Center Conference Room, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd. in Holbrook.
A wet, but “hot-zone-certified” group of 15 NPC paramedic students and their instructor gather outside the FEMA training center. Front row, left to right: Jason Thomas, Brian Sellers, Dodi Redden, Alberta Johnson, David Miers and Erin Galbreath. Back row: Instructor Brian Gardner, Justin Kriter, Josh Lawyer, Jay Gibbons, Tyrrell Bailey, Jacob Brock, Garret McCloud, Marc Rova, Craig Webster and Garrett Stallings.
NPC Staff Writers Michael Nilsson and Everett Robinson contributed to this articleNorthland Pioneer College celebrates its 40th Commencement on Saturday, May 10, at the Show Low School District Auditorium, 500 W. Old Linden Road. Admission to the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., is restricted to individuals with reserved seat tickets. Doors to the auditorium open at Noon.
The new computerized GED® Test can now be completed at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook or Show Low campuses. Pearson Vue exclusively handles all registration and payment for the exam at https://ged.com/.