Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend Workforce Training Center classes?
Advertised classes are open to everyone. Unless otherwise specified, class content is designed for adult students over the age of 18. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who are at least 16 years of age may register with parental approval. “Kids’ College” classes are designed for specific age groups and that information is included in the class description.
Are there prerequisites for any classes?
Prerequisites such as a high school diploma or GED are not required to take credit-free classes. Check course descriptions for prerequisites that apply to certain courses.
How do I register for classes?
Select the course(s) you wish to attend, click on “Add to Shopping Cart,” and proceed through checkout.
If you register online, you may use your Visa or MasterCard. If you wish to pay by check, mail your check and the name of class in which you wish to enroll. We will process your enrollment and notify you if you prefer to pay with cash, you may do so by registering at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center office, the North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene campus (Business Office), or the North Idaho College Sandpoint Center. Full payment is due at the time of registration.
When should I register for class?
Unless otherwise noted, registration is open until each class is filled or until four days before each class starts. We encourage you to register early as many classes fill prior to the start date. Class size in limited to insure highest quality instruction. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled. To insure your place in the class of your choice, and to insure that the class is offered, it’s best to register as early as possible.
What about textbooks?
If the course description indicates:
- Includes Textbook: Your textbook cost has been included in your tuition and you will receive your text at the first class.
- Textbook Optional: A textbook is not required, but will be available for you to purchase before the first class.
- Textbook required or Extra: A textbook is required and needs to be purchased before the first class.
Textbooks required or Optional may be purchased at the Workforce Training Center office just prior to the first class.
If a fee for supplies or materials is listed in the class description, when do I pay it?
Pay materials fees in cash directly to the instructor at the beginning of the first class meeting.
Is there out-of-state tuition?
There is no additional charge for enrolling students who are not Idaho residents. This waiver applies only to credit-free classes offered by the Workforce Training Center.
Why are classes canceled?
Every effort is made to offer all advertised classes. Credit-free courses are self-supporting (not subsidized by State monies), and all course-related expenses are paid from student registration fees. Courses that do not reach a minimum student enrollment are subject to cancellation. If this should happen, you will be notified by telephone and every effort will be made to transfer you to another section, find an alternative course, or process your refund in full.
How do I receive a duplicate certificate?
Cost of a duplicate certificate is $10 each.
You can receive a duplicate certificate for a class you completed and originally received a certificate for by contacting the Workforce Training Center (208) 769-3214.
Exception: The Assistance with Medications class must have been completed within the past (5) years from the end date of the class to receive a duplicate certificate.
How do I request a transcript?
Cost of an official transcript is $10 each.
You can request an official transcript for a class completed at the Workforce Training Center (WTC) by contacting the WTC directly, (208) 769-3214.
Please be prepared by having the address you would like the transcript sent to.
What to know about the Waiting list
If you are the first person on the waiting list and a seat becomes available, the Workforce Training Center (WTC) will attempt to contact you by phone. If contact is successful, the WTC will offer you the seat and ask for payment. If the WTC successfully reaches your phone voice mail, we will leave a message in which you will have 1 hour to respond with payment. If the WTC is unable to contact you by phone or leave a message, then an email will be sent out to everyone on the waiting list. Whoever responds first with payment will get the seat.
NIC Workforce Training Center
525 South Clearwater Loop
Post Falls, ID 83854
Fax: (208) 769-3223
NIC Campus Security: (208) 769-3310
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend,
Thanksgiving Week: Wednesday through Saturday;
Christmas Break: Christmas Eve through New Year's Day