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
SEC Vice President Lisa Fuerst Continues to Give Back as Incoming Chair of Citrus Valley Health Foundation
July 23, 2018 - WEST COVINA, Calif.— A longtime supporter of charitable organizations and philanthropic efforts that give back, Success Education Colleges Vice President Lisa Fuerst will carry that passion into her new role as incoming Chair of the Citrus Valley Health Foundation (CVHF).
May 23, 2018 - RIVERSIDE, Calif.—Preparations are underway as North-West College (NWC) brings the Dental Assistant Program to its Riverside Campus for the first time. Construction on a new dental laboratory and classroom is already in process and will enable NWC Riverside to provide students the same dynamic learning environment the College is known for.
May 09, 2018 - PASADENA, Calif.—Sunday, May 6 marked the culmination of many months of rigorous career training as 379 students officially joined the ranks of North-West College alumni. Thousands of family members, friends, Instructors, and Team Members gathered to celebrate North-West College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony—cheering as each graduate crossed the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
April 23, 2018 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—Plans are well underway for SEC’s second annual Professional Development Conference (PDC), slated for Friday, May 18th at the Ontario Convention Center. The one-day event provides Team Members with helpful tools while keeping them up-to-date on the latest in private-sector education.
March 13, 2018 - GLENDALE, Calif.—In recognition of his longtime commitment to providing quality allied health training programs, Success Education Colleges President Mitchell Fuerst recently joined Adventist Health Glendale’s (AHGL) Board of Governors. Comprised of more than 15 local business leaders, along with several physicians on staff at AHGL, the board provides oversight for the largest medical center in the San Fernando Valley.