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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CAPPS Honors North-West College Student Mary Smith with 2018 Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship

CAPPS Honors North-West College Student Mary Smith with 2018 Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship

October 08, 2018 - LONG BEACH, Calif.—The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently recognized North-West College (NWC) student Mary Smith as the recipient of the 2018 Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship. Open to nursing students at any CAPPS member school, the award honors the late Norma Ford’s more than 28 years of service in the private career school sector.

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SEC President Mitchell Fuerst Knighted as Part of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great

SEC President Mitchell Fuerst Knighted as Part of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great

September 28, 2018 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—In recognition of his many professional and personal achievements, Success Education Colleges President Mitchell Fuerst was appointed a Knight of the Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. The knighthood, which Fuerst received at the September 22 Investiture at the Waldorf-Astoria in Beverly Hills, also recognizes the President’s unwavering dedication to giving back to the communities the Colleges serve.

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North-West College Alumna Ed ClayeJoiner to Participate on Keynote Address Panel at Upcoming ACCSC Professional Development Conference

North-West College Alumna Ed ClayeJoiner to Participate on Keynote Address Panel at Upcoming ACCSC Professional Development Conference

September 25, 2018 - LONG BEACH, Calif.—The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) will feature North-West College graduate Ed ClayeJoiner during its Keynote Address Panel at its upcoming Professional Development Conference slated for September 25–27. An alumna of the College’s Vocational Nursing program, Joiner will participate in a panel of ACCSC-accredited institution graduates moderated by ACCSC Executive Director Dr. MichaleMcComis.

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SEC Vice President Lisa Fuerst Continues to Give Back as Incoming Chair of Citrus Valley Health Foundation

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).

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North-West College (NWC) to Offer Dental Assistant Program at Riverside Campus

North-West College (NWC) to Offer Dental Assistant Program at Riverside Campus

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.

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