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Learn More About Our Standards, Memberships and Program Accreditations

North-West College maintains the relevancy and quality of its training programs through compliance and involvement with the following:

Accreditation and Approval

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (www.bppe.ca.gov).
  • Vocational Nursing programs at the West Covina, Pasadena, Riverside and Long Beach campuses are approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT); the Vocational Nursing program at North-West College Pomona has provisional approval from the BVNPT.
  • The Surgical Technologist programs at North-West College are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP - www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
  • Dental Assistant Programs are approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners to train dental assistants at the registered level (West Covina and Pomona Campuses).
  • The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited and recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (West Covina, Pomona, Pasadena and Glendale Campuses).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • All programs are regularly reviewed by advisory boards comprised of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, paralegals and accountants.
  • Approved for the training of veterans.
  • Approved to train State Vocational Rehabilitation students.
  • Affiliated with hospitals, clinics, doctors, dentists, optometric, law, accounting and clerical professionals for internship and clinical training, and graduate employment. Our graduate services are well recognized by many employers.
  • We participate in the Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) Program.
  • A charter member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools which includes the California Association of Paramedical Schools.

Recognized as a volunteer group for student’s community involvement by the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • Los Angeles County Health Department
  • Community Health Projects
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Cal Poly – Pomona – Health Center
  • Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Center
  • Lanterman State Hospital
  • Foothill AIDS Project
  • Centers and clinics in Los Angeles and Orange County, San Bernardino County and San Gabriel Valley


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