Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Business & Community Services

Community and Corporate Learning

The Community and Corporate Learning Department (CCL) promotes occupational skills and encourages an awareness of social, cultural, intellectual and artistic endeavors - key missions for Northland Pioneer College. This is accomplished through four targeted areas: corporate education, non-credit classes, Kids College, and excursions.

Within corporate education, NPC can tap its own resources or bring in outside trainers to provide any training that might be needed. By coordinating these efforts, in many cases, the training can be offered at a lower cost. This department provides quality training and workforce development workshops that are customized to meet the needs of business and industry communities NPC’s CCL department guarantees satisfaction for training services. If the services NPC provides do not meet your requirements, our staff will redo them at no charge.

Training to meet state or federally required certifications is already offered by NPC in our service area; saving businesses the time and financial cost of sending employees to large metro areas. NPC has the educational resources to provide training in a variety of areas, such as computer software implementation, CPR certification, business training, as well as stress or time management skills.

The community services provide non-credit lifelong learning opportunities and support for community and cultural activities to the residents of NPC district communities. Classes and workshops are offered as noncredit opportunities in home crafts and technology, dance, health and wellness, computer applications, cooking specialties, sustainable living strategies and other areas. Classes are added throughout the year to cover a variety of topics and workshops. Local newspaper advertising, Emails, mailings, and social media posts notify communities of all courses scheduled. You can also view a current list of personal interest classes by visiting www.npc.edu/noncredit-classes.

Suggestions for future course offerings or topics are welcomed. If you are interested in teaching with us, please contact the community and corporate learning specialists.

NPC offers a Kids College to provide young people, ages 6-14, with fun, secure, and structured enrichment programs. These exciting learning opportunities are designed to allow children to explore areas of interest, develop academic skills, and make and develop new friendships while introducing them to college programs available at NPC. Classes include a variety of topics including theater arts, STEM, cosmetology, baking, art, computer programing and more. Scholarships may be available to offset the cost of Kids College courses.

Visit www.npc.edu/kids-college for registration, course listings, and more information.

For adults, 21 and over, check out our new Learning Adventure Excursions program, providing a hands-on continuing education experience. You’ll explore, experience and relax as NPC transports you to different locations in Northern Arizona to learn about local art, history, culture and scenic sights. Excursions are offered May through October and have included locations such as Rock Art Ranch, Starry Night at the Petrified Forest, and Petroglyph Park in Holbrook. Seating is limited, so sign up early for these memorable experiences.

Visit www.npc.edu/learning-adventure-excursions for a current schedule and more information.

To request to be on the contact list of course offerings, please contact the community and corporate learning specialists, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6244, or email ccl@npc.edu.

Talon Gallery

The Talon Gallery, located in the Aspen Center at the Show Low - White Mountain Campus exhibits work by students, regional and nationally-recognized artists. When classes are in session, the gallery is open to the public, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on current or upcoming exhibits visit www.npc.edu/TalonGallery.

NPC’s permanent art collection and other exhibits are displayed in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/ Taylor - Silver Creek Campus, and other campus or center public areas.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was established in 1989 by Northland Pioneer College and the Small Business Administration to help increase the number of successful small businesses in Northeastern Arizona. The SBDC joins 11 Service Centers and 15 satellite and/or meeting sites in Arizona providing access to professional business counselors, analysts, and technology specialists all dedicated to helping you succeed.

The SBDC at NPC partners with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Arizona Commerce Authority to serve Navajo and Apache counties. During the recent pandemic, the center worked extensively with small business owners to help them get government assistance resources, and services that were desperately needed. Our SBDC business advisors work with determined clients who want to start, grow or sustain a successful business by providing quality educational programs, access to resources, and one-on-one counseling throughout the region.

The SBDC offers confidential, no-cost advising services to small business owners. Counseling is offered in various locations throughout the region, usually in facilities operated by Northland or other participating agencies, or remotely via computer and internet. The no-cost counseling is offered in Winslow, Holbrook, Snowflake/Taylor, Show Low, Pinetop/Lakeside, St. Johns, Springerville/Eagar, and on the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache reservations.

The SBDC hosts and co-sponsors seminars and noncredit workshops for small businesses, covering topics such as starting a new business, writing a business plan, financing, accounting and bookkeeping, marketing, management, and doing business with the government workshops on topics like exporting, clean technology, HUBZone, women-owned businesses, SBA loan programs, and Veteran’s services. The Small Business Development Center’s services are normally accessed first by registering at www.npc.edu/sbdc (click on “SIGN UP TODAY TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE”) or call the SBDC main office in Show Low at (928) 532-6170.

The SBDC updates the media regularly with press releases and articles concerning small business topics and events. Referrals from banking institutions, cities, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, SBA, and other clients are often seeking the best sources for new clients for the counseling program. 

The Small Business Development Centers are partially funded by the Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. SBA through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsor(s) opinions, products, or services.

For more information or assistance, call the SBDC at (928) 532-6170 or email sbdc@npc.edu.

Public Access to NPC Computers & Internet Services

Non-students wishing to use Northland Pioneer College’s computers or wireless internet access may purchase a $2 single day-pass or a $47 semester-long pass from the campus/center office. This fee is used to help offset the cost of media services for all community members and students. Please note that this fee is also charged to NPC students, in addition to tuition and specific course fees.

NPC students have priority over the use of any computers.

Users must be 18 years or older and comply with all federal and state laws and with college policies governing conduct and the viewing of images in public areas.