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North-West College (NWC)


North-West College was founded in 1966 by Marsha Fuerst. Marsha's family has been involved in the allied health field since the early 1950's. North-West College continues to be owned and operated by the Fuerst Family. The Fuersts' passion for successful career education and a desire to provide high quality relevant training for students is the guiding mission for the College. North-West College is pleased to be recognized as one of the first Vocational Schools in California. We've specialized in helping people find the career that's right for them for over 45 years.

What We Do

We offer curricula that address the occupational needs of the industry, utilize modern equipment, and employ a caring staff of professionals. At North-West College, students study only those career-related subjects necessary to complete training in the shortest possible time. Our commitment to our students continues throughout their training and beyond graduation with career placement assistance. Each campus has many well-equipped classrooms, consisting of laboratories and lecture rooms. In some cases laboratories and lecture rooms are combined. Equipment is chosen so that students will be acquainted with equipment used in the field. Each campus has administrative offices, a student union, restroom facilities, faculty lounge, study spaces, and open labs containing computers and printers (some of which may be in the classrooms themselves). The Colleges are designed to provide optimum learning environments.


West Covina Campus
2121 W. Garvey Ave. North
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 960-5046

Pomona Valley Campus
134 W. Holt Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-1552

Pasadena Campus
530 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-5815

Long Beach Campus
3799 E Burnett St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 498-4500

Glendale Campus
221 N. Brand Blvd., Lower Level
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 242-0205

Riverside Campus
4550 La Sierra Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 351-7750

Santa Ana Campus
1840 E. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 550-8000

Programs of Study

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Vocational Nurse
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Medical Insurance Biller
  • Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Eyecare Specialist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Programs Vary by Campus

    Accreditation and Approvals

    NWC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. (ACCSC)

    Allied Health Focus

    Our short-term allied health training programs give students the skills to become part of the ever-growing healthcare field. Students can be career-ready in as little as 7 months. The healthcare careers that begin with NWC training allow our students to grow and prosper throughout their lives.