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

Programs and Degrees


What Degree Programs are Available?

Northland Pioneer College offers the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Early Childhood (AAEC), Associate of Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE), Associate of Business (ABus), and Associate of Science (AS) degrees designed for students transferring into four-year college or university programs. The general education requirements for these degrees are specifically designed to transfer as a block to fulfill lower division general education requirements at Arizona’s public universities.

All courses within the AGEC component included in these degrees must transfer to the three Arizona public universities as direct equivalents, departmental elective credits or general elective credits. Students should work with their NPC academic advisor to facilitate a smooth and efficient transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program at NPC, another college, or a university.

NPC offers three Bachelor’s degree programs that focus on professional career pathways in education and business. The Bachelor of Applied Science, Early Childhood Education (BAS-ECE) was approved by the Higher Learning Commission, for enrollment beginning with the Spring 2024 semester. The BAS-ECE is designed for students wanting to either teach or work with children and families. The Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education (BAEE) is pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission, for enrollment beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year. The BAEE is for students interested in teaching in elementary education. The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) is pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission, for enrollment beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year. The BAM is for those interested in pursuing management or administrative goals within their chosen industry.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree and the Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) are awarded at the completion of programs designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment. Public universities in Arizona also offer many AAS to BAS pathways. Visit www.AZTransfer.com for more information or speak to your academic advisor.

A Certificate of Proficiency (CP) is also awarded in certain occupation-specific programs. Not all degree programs are offered at every NPC location. Consult with an academic advisor for offerings at your campus or center, or information about a housing assistance scholarship if you need to re-locate to attend specific classes. The Associate of General Studies (AGS) Degree is intended for non-majors seeking greater flexibility in planning their education. In a AGS degree, many courses may transfer to a four-year college or university, students should not assume that all courses will transfer.

Information about degrees and pathways, common courses, Course Equivalency Guides, transfer guides and Arizona college and university catalogs are available through an NPC academic advisor or at www.AZTransfer.com.

  ‡ indicates degrees guaranteed to transfer to the state’s three public universities

Associate of Arts - AA ‡

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood - AAEC ‡

Associate of Arts in Elementary Education - AAEE ‡

Associate of Business - ABUS ‡

Associate of Science - AS ‡

Associate of Applied Science - AAS

Bachelor of Arts - BA

Bachelor of Applied Management - BAM

Bachelor of Applied Science - BAS

Certificate of Applied Science - Step 2 of AAS

Certificate of Proficiency - Step 1 of AAS

Certificate of Proficiency

Associate of General Studies - AGS