College News

'Listening Sessions' scheduled

by erobinson
What should Northland Pioneer College look like in the future?That is the question being posed at community “Listening Sessions” this spring in Snowflake, Show Low, Holbrook and Winslow.

Investigate spring constellations

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SHOW LOW – Leo, Boötes, Coma Berenices, Virgo and Cancer are just a few of the spring constellations visible over North America. But how did they get their names and what is the story behind the stars?Join space-science show producer Gerry A. Good for three weekly studies of the night sky in the noncredit “Learning the Spring Constellations” class at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 2 – 16, in the Modular 6. Cost for the three-week class is $49.

Facebook for small businesses

by erobinson
Facebook is used by 88 percent of small businesses to reach potential customers.Get hands-on training in setting up your business’ Facebook page on Friday, Feb. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Show Low Public Library, 181 N. 9th St. Sponsored by Northland Pioneer College’s Small Business development Center (SBDC) and the Show Low Library, there is a $40 fee for the workshop, payable at the door by check or money order.

Medical Assistant certification Testing

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National certification testing for Medical Assistants is now available at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, saving a long journey to Phoenix or Tucson.The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) periodically schedules test dates throughout the year at approved test sites. The next opportunity for local Medical Assistants to test for this prestigious national credential will be Friday, March 6, at 9 a.m. in the Learning Center, room 134, on the Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs.

Basic pistol, handgun classes

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SHOW LOW – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Feb. 21 and March 7 at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, Aspen Center, room 111. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

Cosmetology open Houses

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Get a mini manicure, pedicure, haircut or style or learn more about fall openings for cosmetologist and nail technician training during open houses at Northland Pioneer College Cosmetology Clinics. The general public can take advantage of the clinics’ discounted services, provided under the supervision of state-licensed instructors.Light refreshments will be served during the open houses and financial aid representatives will be on hand to assist potential students.

9 complete NALETA training

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SNOWFLAKE — The “Thin Blue Line” in Northeastern Arizona is a little stronger with the swearing in Jan. 23 of nine new peace officers who completed the intensive 20-week Arizona Peace Officer Standards for Training (AzPOST) training at Northland Pioneer College’s Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA).

NPC Board listening, weighing options

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HOLBROOK — Facing statutory requirements to reduce operating expenditures, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board listened to comments from alumni, employees and Snowflake/Taylor school and civic officials about a proposal to alter services at the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus. The board did not take any action on the proposal at its Jan. 20 regular monthly meeting in Holbrook.

Learn to re-load metallic cartridges

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SHOW LOW – Policing your brass and reloading those metallic cartridges can save you money, and give you hours of a safe, enjoyable hobby.Learn what equipment is needed and the correct way to set up a reloading bench in a three-session “Reloading Metallic Cartridges” noncredit workshop (reference STC 099x-13968) on Tuesday evenings, Feb. 17 through March 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in Modular 6. The workshop costs $59. Students must be 18 years or older.

Open house focuses on IMO careers

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APACHE COUNTY — Experienced workers at local energy producers are reaching retirement age, creating the need for job applicants skilled in Industrial Maintenance and Operations (IMO).

Top scholars named for Fall '14

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Academic excellence by Northland Pioneer College students is now earning additional recognition on the President’s or Dean’s lists.There were 136 students named to the President's List and 135 to the Dean's List. There were 3,211 students enrolled during the fall semester at the 9 NPC locations and online.