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.

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Success Education Colleges’ Leadership to Gather for 8th Annual President’s Retreat

Success Education Colleges’ Leadership to Gather for 8th Annual President’s Retreat

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.

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North-West College (NWC) Prepares to Move Campus to Anaheim, California

North-West College (NWC) Prepares to Move Campus to Anaheim, California

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.

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Glendale Career College (GCC) To Recognize New Graduates at Its Spring Commencement Ceremony

Glendale Career College (GCC) To Recognize New Graduates at Its Spring Commencement Ceremony

April 03, 2019 - GLENDALE, Calif.—Sunday, April 7 will mark the culmination of many months of rigorous career training for 110 Glendale Career College (GCC) graduates as they join more than 300 North-West College (NWC) graduates at the Spring Commencement Ceremony. Family, friends and Team Members will gather at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to celebrate this significant event and honor these individuals’ remarkable educational achievements. Dr. Michale McComis, Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), will address the graduates—encouraging them to continue to pursue their goals as they step into a brighter future.

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North-West College (NWC) Plans to Honor More Than 400 Graduates at Its Spring Commencement Ceremony

North-West College (NWC) Plans to Honor More Than 400 Graduates at Its Spring Commencement Ceremony

April 03, 2019 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—For 410 graduates, Sunday, April 7 will serve as the culmination of many months of rigorous study and training as they cross the stage at North-West College’s (NWC) Spring Commencement Ceremony. To be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the event will bring together family members, friends and Team Members—all eager to celebrate this significant moment for these graduates. Attendees will also have the honor of hearing from Keynote Speaker Dr. Michale McComis, Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), as he recognizes the accomplishments these individuals have made in their educational journey.

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North-West College Alumna Cynthia Avellaneda Receives Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States

North-West College Alumna Cynthia Avellaneda Receives Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States

March 11, 2019 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently recognized North-West College graduate Cynthia Avellaneda with the Bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer service over the past year. An honor awarded by the President of the United States, the award emphasizes the valuable contributions made by volunteers nationwide and encourages them to pursue a lifetime of service.

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