North-West College Celebrates 50 Years!
Over the last five decades, North-West College has graduated more than 45,000 students.
In 1966, North-West College opened its doors in West Covina, California with two classes and just 43 students. In fact, those first students began learning in a construction trailer because the West Covina campus was not yet built. But College Founder Marsha Fuerst had a vision to help underprivileged individuals find a brighter future through quality career training. Today, 50 years later, that vision remains as strong and steadfast as ever.
Over the last five decades, North-West College has graduated more than 45,000 students. Today, with more than twelve programs and seven campuses throughout Southern California, North-West College is on the leading edge vocational education.
Marsha's son, Mitchell Fuerst, now serves as President of North-West College. Both Mitchell and his wife, Vice President Lisa Fuerst, are dedicated to continuing to change lives through quality education.
Are you among the thousands of alumni who have come through our doors in the past 50 years? We would love to hear your success story! Visit our alumni page <LINK> and share how North-West College helped make a difference in your life.
Featured Career & Health Care News
May 09, 2017 - On Sunday, May 7, 2017, North-West College and Glendale Career College, along with family and friends, recognized graduates at commencement as they received diplomas in health care professions such as Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist and Vocational Nursing.
April 18, 2017 - As part of its commitment to offering convenient locations throughout Southern California, North-West College (NWC) recently purchased a two-story building on Haynes Street in Van Nuys. The acquisition comes after NWC leadership learned of demolition plans for the building that currently houses the College's Pasadena Campus, located at 530 East Union Street. For more than 30 years, North-West College Pasadena has trained students in short-term programs for gainful employment and will continue that mission from its new home in Van Nuys.
March 20, 2017 - Plans are well underway for Success Education College's (SEC) inaugural Professional Development Conference (PDC), scheduled for May 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California.
March 17, 2017 - As part of Success Education College's (SEC) commitment to growing its system of colleges while continuing to offer high quality training programs, SEC recently announced Jeffrey Akens has joined the SEC team as its new Corporate Director of Operations. Akens brings a wealth of knowledge and more than two decades experience in private-sector education to his new role.
November 02, 2016 - Sunday, October 30 marked North-West College's Fall Commencement Ceremony. Held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the event offered family and friends, along with College Team Members, the opportunity to congratulate 422 graduates as they celebrated the culmination of their career training.