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
July 25, 2019 - RIVERSIDE, Calif.—North-West College (NWC) is once again expanding its program offerings by bringing the Eyecare Specialist Program to its Riverside Campus. In preparation for this new program, the College has outfitted classroom space and a learning lab especially for Eyecare Specialist students—ensuring they have the opportunity to experience the dynamic learning environment that has come to be synonymous with North-West College.
July 16, 2019 - SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Saturday, July 20 will mark the end of a long journey for 70 nursing students as they cross the stage at graduation during Glendale Career College’s San Diego Commencement Ceremony. These individuals began their nursing programs with Brightwood College, only to have their dreams cut short when Brightwood closed precipitously this past December. GCC leadership stepped in and the college was granted approval to teach out the remainder of these students. Half a year later, 70 of the 288 nursing students being taught-out will realize their dream of becoming nurses as they enter the health care field as GCC graduates.
July 12, 2019 - LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Following many months of rigorous career training, 77 graduates crossed the stage at Nevada Career Institute’s (NCI) Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 31, officially joining the ranks of NCI alumni. Family members, friends, Instructors, and Team Members formed an audience more than 650 strong to celebrate this milestone moment for these individuals.
June 11, 2019 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—From June 13-14, Success Education Colleges’ (SEC) Leaders, Board Members, Leaders In-Training, and Invited Guests will come together for a time of collaboration and learning at the organization’s 8th Annual President’s Retreat. To be held in Orange County, California, the event will capture the vision for the future of this family of allied health colleges.
May 02, 2019 - ANAHEIM, Calif.—As part of its continued commitment to providing quality education programs throughout Southern California, North-West College (NWC) recently remodeled a beautiful facility located at 511 North Brookhurst Street in the city of Anaheim, which will house the College’s Santa Ana Campus beginning in late May. Currently at 1840 East 17th Street, NWC has served the students and community of Santa Ana for more than five years, and will continue its mission to train individuals in short-term programs for gainful employment from its new Anaheim campus.