Become An Instructor

Our mission is to provide quality lifelong learning that is responsive and accessible. We believe that learning can be a rewarding, ongoing experience that occurs best in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.

Do you have a skill or talent to share? Teaching opportunities are available at North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, NIC Ponderay Center (Sandpoint) and NIC Bonners Ferry Center. The best instructor candidates for our programs are individuals who combine knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subjects they teach along with a sincere interest in community service. While teaching may supplement existing income, it cannot be regarded as primary employment, or a route to full-time employment in our program. We develop long-term relationships with successful instructors and work together in the best interest of the students we serve.

We seek qualified instructors in a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:

Professional Development

  • Health Professions
  • Emergency Services
  • Business
  • Computers & Technology
  • Real Estate (IREC approved instructor) 
  • Career Development
  • Industry & Trades


Personal Interest

  • Arts, Crafts & Music
  • Healthy Living
  • Home & Garden
  • Language
  • Money Matters
  • Recreation
  • Test Prep & Academic
  • Writing

Please Note

Before completing the course proposal form, we ask that you review the information below. We then invite you to complete all sections of the course proposal form and submit it at your earliest convenience.

Submitted course proposals are reviewed prior to each term. If your course is selected, you will be notified. If we are unable to integrate your proposal into our present course offerings, it will be kept on file for future consideration. 


Course Proposal Due

(Jan - Apr)
September 1
(May - Aug)
January 1
(Sep - Dec)
May 1

Course proposals submitted after the respective dates will be considered for the following term.

Please consider the following guidelines before submitting a course proposal.

  • Review our current published schedule to see if your proposed course is currently offered. Our classes can be found here.
  • Are you considering teaching this course elsewhere in our region? Competing against yourself can lead to low enrollments, cancelled classes, and disappointed students.
  • Is your class wide enough in scope to appeal to the population to be served by your proposed offering?
  • Workforce Development and Community Education is a self-supporting department within the college. Course fees cover both your salary as well as college costs supporting your course.
  • Courses cannot be designed to sell or recommend products from your business or to promote your consulting services.


Thank you for your interest in teaching.

Contacts For Questions

Office of Workforce Development
Career Development
Job and Industry-Related Training and Instruction
Marie Price, Director
(208) 769-3222
Office of Community Education
Personal Interest and Enrichment

Beverly Hawker, Coordinator
(208) 769-3224 

Office of Customized Training
Training for Business and Industry

Colleen Hoffman, Coordinator
(208) 769-5062

Idaho Small Business Development Center
Consulting and Classes for Small Businesses
Bill Jhung, Director
(208) 769-3284