Distance Education

According to NPC Distance Education Guidelines and Best Practices, the purpose of distance education at NPC is to provide high quality, student-centered, technologically-enhanced and/or delivered, post-secondary education that meets the needs of our students and communities. All distance education courses are taught by certified faculty, meeting the same high standards and prerequisites as their face-to-face, on-campus counterparts. All NPC policies and procedures for face-to-face, on-campus courses and programs are applicable to distance education programs.

The goals of distance education at NPC are to:
  • Create and maintain courses that meet the academic rigor and standards of courses delivered on-site.
  • Develop and maintain an efficient support system for providing technical help services to all involved in distance education.
  • Encourage and reward innovation while maintaining consistently high standards.
  • Provide ongoing student support services for distance education students.

The Distance Education Guidelines and Best Practices represents a collaborative effort among faculty, staff and administration. It reflects recommended current and future steps that should be followed to serve our students through distance education.

Learn more about evaluation and promotion of a distance education course.