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

Glendale Career College Makes It Possible for More Than 300 Former Brightwood College Nursing Students to Finish Their Studies Following School Closure

Glendale Career College Makes It Possible for More Than 300 Former Brightwood College Nursing Students to Finish Their Studies Following School Closure

February 14, 2019 - GLENDALE, Calif.—More than three hundred nursing students in San Diego are breathing easier after learning they will be able to transfer to Glendale Career College (GCC) to complete their nursing programs, following the closure of their previous school, Brightwood College. Several weeks ago these student faced an uncertain future after Brightwood’s parent company, Education Corporation of America, announced it was shutting down its schools nationwide—citing its loss of accreditation and ongoing financial challenges.

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North-West College (NWC) Gives Back to Local Communities During the Holiday Season

North-West College (NWC) Gives Back to Local Communities During the Holiday Season

January 23, 2019 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—Students and Team Members at North-West College (NWC) joined together to take on a number of service projects during the 2018 holiday season—all with the goal of giving back to the surrounding communities. From food and clothing drives to visiting local nursing homes, the efforts made a lasting positive impact on all involved.

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Nevada Career Institute Reaches Out to Las Vegas Community Throughout Holiday Season

Nevada Career Institute Reaches Out to Las Vegas Community Throughout Holiday Season

January 23, 2019 - LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Students and Team Members at Nevada Career Institute (NCI) partnered with local organizations to spread joy during the 2018 holiday season. Their volunteer efforts included hosting a food drive and taking on a Winter Spirit Project with the goal of making a difference for those in need in the Las Vegas community.

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Success Education Colleges Names Totally Kids as 2018 Clinical Partner in Success

Success Education Colleges Names Totally Kids as 2018 Clinical Partner in Success

January 23, 2019 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—Success Education Colleges (SEC) recently recognized Totally Kids as its 2018 Clinical Partner in Success. A prestigious distinction given to one of SEC’s clinical partners each year, the honor underscores the ongoing clinical partnership between the Colleges and Totally Kids, a pediatric subacute center located in Sun Valley, Calif.

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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

January 23, 2019 - 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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