Thank you for your patience as we monitor COVID-19, and the national, state, and regional response to the outbreak. NPC’s administration, in collaboration with your instructors, have examined our options for running courses in CTE, Nursing & Allied Health, as well as some application based courses in Arts & Sciences. I can safely say – you have a dedicated faculty who are committed to providing you with a quality education despite the new CDC recommendations limiting a gathering of people. To be clear, NPC is taking the advice of the CDC and will not permit the gathering of more than 10 people in any given area with less than 6-10 feet of spacing between individuals.
What does this mean for you?
We will be moving the following courses fully online, including the labs:
*One instructor has opted to postponing labs until May (2 weeks of Application-Based Learning), but may ultimately move them fully online depending on the outbreak trajectory.
We will be implementing alternative modalities for theory/lecture material for the following courses that allows for social distancing (capacity limits - 9 students + 1 instructor) for lab/shop/stage/studio reserved time for the following courses:
*(NOTE: Due to the high-risk nature of this program, instructors and students will limit their visits to the college to only the EMT classroom/modular building. Faculty offices will be relocated to the classroom to ensure limited physical contact with others on campus.)
Of course, your instructor will be reaching out to you with the specifics regarding your course in the upcoming weeks. All classes will continue to be suspended (including the aforementioned ones) through Sunday, April 5th. During this suspension, your faculty will be planning and prepping your courses for these new modalities, and reaching out to you to communicate their why and how.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. I know you may be nervous and anxious, and rest assured that is natural at this time. But, also trust that you have dedicated and quality instructors who will be there for you as we transition.
In addition, we are keeping the Library open at regular hours (even during this two-week class suspension), as well as our computer labs. To access these, you will need a student id, which you can secure from the front office if you do not have one. In addition, our librarians will also meet with you virtually as needed/requested to assist you. We will have more information forthcoming following Spring Break.
If you are needing access to WI-FI and computers, you may use our campuses and centers starting on Monday, March 23rd. If our hours of operation do not fit your schedule, you can access our WI-FI from the parking lots of our Campuses and Centers. Please note we have decided to close our Kayenta Center through Sunday, April 5th.
Let me also remind you that these plans are subject to change, as our current situation remains fluid. We are committed to keeping your safety and well-being as our highest priority during this crisis.
All that said: YOU GOT THIS – and we are here to help! Stay calm – and trust that we are here to help you reach your goals.
Dr. Jessica Clark, PhD
Vice President for Learning and Student Services
Northland Pioneer College
White Mountain Campus
1001 W Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, AZ 85901