Whether you are the first in your family to attend college, or from a family with college degrees, our dedicated Student Services staff is ready to provide the resources to ensure your success in reaching your educational goals.

This latest issue of NPC’s CareerFocus magazine takes a look at some of the resources available to students, including academic advising, financial aid and scholarships, disability accommodations, career services, free tutoring, veteran services, student clubs and organizations, library services and records and registration. These services all have one common goal – your success as an NPC student.

Whatever your educational goal, enrolling in NPC classes is the first step to trans-forming your life! That is why NPC offers direct-to-work career training in 17 areas of study, with 52 areas of specialization. Some students choose to continue their educa-tion and pursue a bachelor’s or higher degree, which is why NPC also offers general education courses that make up the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC). This block of 35 to 36 credits is GUARANTEED to transfer to all three Arizona public universities and most private ones as well. The AGEC provides the foundation for five NPC transfer degrees.

Completing that first class is a huge leap forward. It is my hope that you will be inspired to become one of the thousands of students who have transformed their lives with the education they received at NPC. I encourage you to explore our online class schedule (www.npc.edu/class-schedule), which is constantly updated to reflect available courses. Our website (www.npc.edu) is also filled with additional information about college events, programs and services. You’re always welcome to stop by any of NPC’s nine locations, where our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you meet your career and educational goals. We’re all wishing you success in your educational endeavors.

– Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, President