NPC Online Classes

hand on mouseNorthland Pioneer College offers a variety of online classes in which course materials are presented over the Internet. Online classes are helpful for those with busy schedules or difficulty in physically attending classes at an NPC campus or center. To be successful, online students need certain skills (such as familiarity with email, web browsers, and word processors) and a high degree of discipline and motivation. Prior to enrolling in online classes, you need access to a computer and your own email account.

Step up for success! Learn what NPC can do for you.

All new NPC students or those who have earned 12 or fewer credits must register for and complete a one time, two and a half hour, noncredit orientation class. Students enrolling only in online or noncredit classes are exempt from attending the SOAR sessions. Students who fail to complete orientation before the end of the following semester will be blocked from future registration.

  • This required class is FREE.

We recommend you complete an orientation class before classes begin! Click here for dates and times.

NPC has implemented a program to improve student learning in internet-based classes. Students enrolled in an NPC internet class (POS 221 & 222 are exempt. These are considered Open Entry. The student must complete the course within one (1) year of the date they registered for the course.) for the first time are required to demonstrate or develop basic skills necessary for online learning. Students need to complete the Online Readiness Module by the end of the first week of class. Visit for more information about the procedure and requirements.

How to enroll in online courses:

Step 1

Choose the online courses you want to enroll in.

Make a note of the prefix and class number. (Example: BUS 100)

POS 221 & POS 222 are open entry courses. You may register at any time during the semester, but MUST complete the course within one year of registration. If not completed in one year, you MUST re-register for the course and pay additional registration fees.

Step 2

Register for the online classes you wish to take
either online or in person.
  • ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION: Following the instructions on the page. Return here when done. Submission of the online class registration form does NOT guarantee enrollment in classes. A confirmation email will let you know if you are enrolled.

POS 221 and POS 222 students are NOT required
to submit transcripts for registration/enrollment.


STUDENTS who have earned 12 or more credits must declare
a degree/major before registering. Find out more. This DOES NOT apply to students registering only for POS courses.

Step 3

Verify your residency status as required by
Arizona state law.

In November 2006, Arizona voters passed Proposition 300, which requires Northland Pioneer College to verify the US residency status of all students. Students who cannot prove legal US residency must be charged out-of-state tuition and may be denied access to scholarships or programs utilizing
state monies.

  • Find out what documents are acceptable.
  • If you live outside NPC's service area, you can submit your residency verification by Email.  Scanning or taking a photo of verification as a PDF or JPEG file and attaching to an email is our preferred method of submission.  Email to vagert@acp.rqh.   Please do not use One Drive, Google Docs etc. for submission as we cannot open these files and your registration will not be processed.  If you are unable to submit your verification using this method, please call the Records & Registration Office at (800) 266-7845 ext. 7459 for more information.

Step 4

Pay your tuition and course fees.


  1. You must receive email notification from NPC that you are enrolled
         in the class(es). Submission of the online class registration form does
         NOT guarantee enrollment in the class(es).
  2. Check the payment due date schedule for college tuition and fees
         to see when your payment is due. Failure to pay or to make payment
         arrangements by these deadlines means you will be dropped from
         your class(es)
  • Read about the eCashier Payment Plan, an ONLINE payment option. POS221 (AZ Constitution) and POS222 (US Constitution) are not eligible for the eCashier payment plan.  A one-time payment of the full amount due is required within two days of receiving your enrollment confirmation email.  There is no fee for a full one-time payment.
  • You can pay by PHONE with a VISA or MasterCard, by calling the
    NPC Business Office at (800) 266-7845, ext. 7480.
  • Pay in person at any NPC campus or center location

Students may be charged an additional fee for use of electronic textbook materials in some online courses in addition to the Media Fee. The electronic textbook fee will be charged upon initial login to the online course. See the current fee schedule to find out what other fees may apply.

Step 5

Check to see if you need to order textbooks.

You can order all your textbooks and supplies through NPC's Online Bookstore. You will need to know the course number for each of the online classes your are registered for. Some online courses may not have textbooks. There are no textbooks required for either POS 221 or POS 222.

Step 6     You must contact your instructor using your NPC
                   student email account to start your class.

AFTER you register for an online class, be sure to email your instructor so
that they can give you vital information about what you will need to do next.
Your instructor will NOT contact you! Instructors may require all class
correspondence via your NPC email account.
If you are a POS course student, do NOT email the instructor prior to starting the course. You are required to review your syllabus in MYNPC prior to starting the course. See your email from the Records & Registration Office on how to login into your MYNPC account.
  • All NPC students are given an NPC student email account which is official method of communication your instructor will use to send you vital information about your class. Your instructor will NOT use the personal email account you provided when you registered. Your NPC email account information (username & password) was sent to your personal email account in the NPC registration confirmation email you received after you registered. 
  • To find your instructor's email address: Choose the semester you are taking classes, click on the department your class is in, find your class and click on the instructor's name. Start here.
Having Computer Technical Issues?

For technical problems (page not found, unable to connect, etc.):

  2. Send a help request to the NPC computer Support Center.
          You can call them at (800) 266-7845 ext. 7447 or
          send them an email.

Still have questions?

Contact the Internet Registration Clerk at (800) 266-7845 ext. 7459 or send them an email.

  • For questions about how this course fits into your degree/certificate plan, contact an Academic Adviser.
  • For payment and billing questions, contact the NPC Business Office at (800) 266-7845, ext. 7480.