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.
Are you a cut above the rest? Northland Pioneer College is accepting students until June 27 for its Introduction to Cosmetology course and new Nail Technician program being offered in Show Low, Winslow and St. Johns. Fall classes begin Friday, Aug. 1.NPC updated the nail technician program to include current industry practices and to better prepare students for state licensing exams. “We are surveying prospective students to determine what days and times work best,” noted Chloe Reidhead, chair of the cosmetology program.
The beat turns Latin at Northland Pioneer College’s Swing Dance Club on Monday, May 5, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St.