Learning Acceleration Division
The Learning Acceleration Division offers both academic preparatory and vocational coursework. Courses within the division are designed to serve as bridges to college achievement, career specialties, and employment success. The classes, explanations, and prerequisite requirements are subject to change in the event that the VP for Instruction, the NPCC faculty, or the Learning Acceleration Division find such change to be required in the pursuit of the NPCC mission or the mission of the LAD.
The mission of the Learning Acceleration Division is to prepare students for entry into the core curriculum through the development of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills.
Upon enrolling at NPCC, students may be asked to schedule one or more Learning Acceleration class(es). These LAD classes provide the student refresher semester(s) before he/she enrolls in college level classes. Students must earn a minimum "C" (70% average) to pass these classes to move into college level studies.
Active high school students are prohibited from taking pre-college level classes due to state regulations.
Grades given in these classes will count in the Grade Point Average calculation. NPCC gives institutional credit for PCL classes, so they can be counted for financial aid or veteran's benefits purposes. However, these classes may not be used toward any college certificate or associate degree, not even as an elective.
Once enrolled in an LAD class, a student will receive a comprehensive review of college preparatory material in reading, math writing, and/or study skills. NPCC students who begin the LAD classes must successfully complete these classes in their first two semesters.
For more information about the Learning Acceleration Division, contact Dana Murphy at 501-760-4139