North-West College Celebrates 50 Years
North-West College Celebrates 50 Years!

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

CAPPS Awards North-West College Student Cherie Hester with Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship

CAPPS Awards North-West College Student Cherie Hester with Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship

October 12, 2017 - The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently recognized North-West College (NWC) student Cherie Hester as the recipient of the 2017 Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship. Created to honor the legacy of North-West College Founder Marsha Fuerst, the $3,000 award is designed for female students currently enrolled in a Medical Assistant program and open to students at any CAPPS member school.

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North-West College (NWC) Opens New Campus Location in Van Nuys, California

North-West College (NWC) Opens New Campus Location in Van Nuys, California

October 02, 2017 - Students interested in pursuing a career in the health care field now have the option to attend North-West College (NWC) in Van Nuys, California. Located at 14540 Haynes Street, the campus opened its doors to new students Monday, September 18, after undergoing extensive renovations to ensure an exceptional learning environment for students and Team Members alike.

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Glendale Career College Voted Favorite Career College

Glendale Career College Voted Favorite Career College

August 30, 2017 - Glendale Career College is honored to announce it has received the Reader’s Choice Award for the Favorite Career College by the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Nevada Career Institute Broadens Its Program Offerings with Business Office Administration

Nevada Career Institute Broadens Its Program Offerings with Business Office Administration

July 31, 2017 - Nevada Career Institute (NCI) is expanding their program offerings this year with the addition of its new Business Office Administration program. The program will prepare graduates for entry-level employment in a professional business office setting.

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Two North-West College Campuses to Receive the 2016-2017 ACCSC School of Distinction Award

Two North-West College Campuses to Receive the 2016-2017 ACCSC School of Distinction Award

July 18, 2017 - North-West College (NWC) is pleased to announce that not one, but two, of its campuses have been recognized with the prestigious "School of Distinction Award” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). North-West College, Long Beach and North-West College, Santa Ana have both earned this esteemed award.

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