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Success Education Colleges' (SEC) Leaders Attend Sixth Annual President's Retreat

June 21, 2017 -- Leaders from Success Education Colleges came together for the organization's Sixth Annual President's Retreat last week in Laguna Beach, California. The two-day event provided members of SEC’s Leadership Team and leaders in training a chance to focus on improving leadership skills, participate in team building and gain new insights into the evolving world of career education. Read More...
 




North-West College and Glendale Career College Recognizes and Celebrates Graduates

May 9, 2017 -- On Sunday, May 7, 2017, North-West College and Glendale Career College, along with family and friends, recognized graduates at commencement as they received diplomas in health care professions such as Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist and Vocational Nursing. Read More...
 
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North-West College (NWC) Prepares to Open New Campus in Van Nuys, California

April 17, 2017 -- As part of its commitment to offering convenient locations throughout Southern California, North-West College (NWC) recently purchased a two-story building on Haynes Street in Van Nuys. The acquisition comes after NWC leadership learned of demolition plans for the building that currently houses the College's Pasadena Campus, located at 530 East Union Street. For more than 30 years, North-West College Pasadena has trained students in short-term programs for gainful employment and will continue that mission from its new home in Van Nuys. Read More...
 
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Success Education Colleges Prepares to Host First Annual Professional Development Conference

March 20, 2017 -- Plans are well underway for Success Education College's (SEC) inaugural Professional Development Conference (PDC), scheduled for May 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. Designed to equip Team Members with helpful tools and the latest information about private-sector education, College Leadership hopes the event will spark inspiration and growth among the career-training professionals SEC employs. Read More...
 
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Success Education Colleges Names Jeffrey Akens as New Corporate Director of Operations

March 17, 2017 -- As part of Success Education College's (SEC) commitment to growing its system of colleges while continuing to offer high quality training programs, SEC recently announced Jeffrey Akens has joined the SEC team as its new Corporate Director of Operations. Former President of Carrington College, Akens has spent more than two decades in private-sector education and brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Read More...




Glendale Career College (GCC) to Launch Mobile Simulation Laboratory

March 3, 2017 -- Registered Nursing students at Glendale Career College (GCC) will soon be able to put their knowledge and skills into practice in an exciting, new Mobile Simulation Laboratory (MSL). Designed as a lab on wheels, the center will house a number of high-fidelity simulation manikins that students can use to practice delivering bedside care through a variety of computerized simulation scenarios. Read More...
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Nevada Career Institute (NCI) to Offer New Dental Assistant Program

March 3, 2017 -- Preparations are underway at Nevada Career Institute (NCI) as the Institute readies its facilities in order to add a new Dental Assistant Program to its program offerings. NCI received approval for the program from its institutional accreditor, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and plans to launch classes in the coming weeks. Read More...




North-West College (NWC) Recognizes More Than 400 Graduates at Fall Commencement

November 1, 2016 -- Sunday, October 30 marked North-West College's Fall Commencement Ceremony. Held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the event offered family and friends, along with College Team Members, the opportunity to congratulate 422 graduates as they celebrated the culmination of their career training. Read More...




North-West College's Surgical Technology Program Earns CAAHEP Accreditation in Santa Ana

October 8, 2016 -- On September 16, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to North-West College's (NWC) Santa Ana Surgical Technologist Program. Set for a period of five years, the accreditation is a testament to the program's strict compliance with CAAHEP's rigorous standards.. Read More...




California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Creates Memorial Scholarship Honoring North-West College Founder Marsha Fuerst

August 15, 2016 -- The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently announced the creation of the Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship, recognizing North-West College Founder Marsha Fuerst's longtime commitment to changing lives through education. Opening its doors in 1966 with just two classes and 43 students, North-West College grew to include five campuses across Southern California under Marsha Fuerst's tenure as President. Read More...




Success Education Colleges Hosts First Bring Your Child to Work Event

August 9, 2016 -- From August 2–4, Success Education Colleges (SEC) welcomed more than 60 children of Team Members to its campuses for the Colleges' first Bring Your Child to Work event. Designed to give Team Members the opportunity to share their professional roles with their kids ages 9 to 16, the event also provided children with an introduction to the health care field. Read More...




Surgical Technologist Program at North-West College Long Beach Receives CAAHEP Accreditation

May 31, 2016 -- At its May 2016 meeting, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial programmatic accreditation to North-West College's Surgical Technology program at its Long Beach campus. The five-year accreditation followed a rigorous review process, including a self-study and two-day inspection of the Long Beach program. Read More...




North-West College and Glendale Career College Celebrate National Nurses Week by Giving Back to Local Nurses

May 5, 2016 -- From May 6 to 12, North-West College (NWC) and Glendale Career College (GCC) will observe National Nurses Week, marking the occasion by recognizing nurses serving the surrounding communities. As a way of expressing appreciation for the vital role nurses play on the front lines of the health care field, Massage Therapy students from North-West College's West Covina, Pasadena, and Pomona campuses will provide free massages to nurses working in local hospitals and clinics throughout the week. Read More...




North-West College Excels During Recent Accreditation Visit for Surgical Technologist Program

April 25, 2016 -- On April 4 and 5, the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) evaluated North-West College's Surgical Technologist program at its Santa Ana campus. Working in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the council subjected the program to a rigorous, two-day inspection as part of its initial accreditation process. Read More...




Recent ACCSC Accreditation Visits to North-West College Yield Outstanding Results

April 19, 2016 -- The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) recently visited North-West College's (NWC) Santa Ana and Long Beach campuses as part of their accreditation renewal process. As the institutional accrediting agency for NWC, ACCSC sent a team to inspect every aspect of the campuses' operations. Read More...




North-West College Invests in 4D Ultrasound Machines for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program

April 13, 2016 -- North-West College (NWC) recently purchased two new 4D ultrasound machines for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS) Program students at its Long Beach and Santa Ana campuses. Designed to capture 3D images in movement, the machines open up a wealth of opportunities for individuals training to become ultrasound technicians through the College's program. Read More...




North-West College Launches Extensive Renovation of Eyecare Specialist and Massage Therapy Labs in Barton Hall

March 29, 2016 -- On March 28, North-West College (NWC) will begin a $150,000 renovation of Barton Hall, located on the College's West Covina campus. Home to the Eyecare Specialist and Massage Therapist program laboratories and classrooms, Barton Hall serves hundreds of students each year. Read More...




North-West College Founder Marsha Fuerst Dies at 79

March 4, 2016 -- On February 23, 2016, the world lost a pioneer in education. Marsha Fuerst, 79, founder of North-West College (NWC), a system of allied health colleges, died in Southern California early Tuesday morning. A tireless advocate for quality career training, Marsha served as President of North-West College for more than four decades—impacting thousands of students' lives by equipping them to enter and advance in the health care field. Read More...
 
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North-West College (NWC) Reaches Out to Displaced Career College of California (CCC) Students

February 22, 2016 -- After 15 years of serving the Orange County area, Career College of California (CCC) closed its doors on January 28, 2016, citing financial challenges. In the wake of the closure, North-West College leadership began efforts to assist displaced CCC students, determining whether it would be possible for them to complete their education at NWC's Santa Ana Campus, just 10 minutes from CCC. Read More...




North-West College Recognizes Third Yesi Ortiz Back to School Scholarship Recipient

December 7, 2015 -- Yesi Ortiz and Power 106 FM presented Ericka Duran with the third Yesi Ortiz Back to School Scholarship. Ortiz, known as the Voice of LA and official spokesperson and ambassador for North-West College, presented the award at the North-West College West Covina campus. Read More...

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North-West College Recognizes Citrus Valley Health Partners as 2015 Distinguished Clinical Partner

December 1, 2015 -- North-West College recently honored Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) with its 2015 Distinguished Clinical Partner Award. The award highlights the long-time clinical partnership between the College and Citrus Valley Health Partners. Read More...




North-West College Names Parkview Community Hospital as 2015 Clinical Partner in Success

November 24, 2015 -- North-West College honored Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center with the 2015 Clinical Partner in Success Award, one of two prestigious distinctions given to the College's clinical partners. Read More...




Success Education Colleges goes Pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 8, 2015 -- To show its solidarity with women as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Success Education Colleges (SEC) will be going Pink on all nine of its campuses. SEC’s support of women, especially women in need, touches upon the core belief of Marsha Fuerst who founded its first campus, North-West College, almost fifty years ago, in 1966. Read More...




North-West College student awarded 2015 CAPPS Scholarship

September 30, 2015 -- This week, North-West College graduate Paola Alvarez was selected as a 2015 CAPPS (California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools) Scholarship winner. Read More...




Accreditor Gives North-West College Pasadena a Glowing Review

September 1, 2015 -- On a very recent visit to North-West College’s Pasadena campus, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), gave the campus a nearly perfect review. Read More...




Nevada Career Institute’s Inspiring Campus Transformation

August 18, 2015 -- Nevada Career Institute (NCI) is in the midst of transforming its campus into a modernized place of learning with the goal of best preparing its students for successful careers in the medical field. Read More...




Success Education Colleges’ Commitment to Disaster Preparedness

July 31, 2015 -- Success Education Colleges invests in training and preparation to protect students and team members from potential disasters. Read More...




North-West College and Yesi Ortiz Partner to Award Second Back to School Scholarship

July 22, 2015 -- On Monday, July 13, 2015, Terrell Johnson became the second winner of the Yesi Ortiz Back to School Scholarship, a $10,000 award toward one of North-West College's (NWC) programs. Read More...




North-West College New Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Degree Program

June 29, 2015 -- North-West College recently expanded its program offerings to include its first academic degree: the Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the Associate of Science degree program is now available at the College's West Covina campus. Read More...




North-West College and Glendale Career College Offer Help to Displaced Everest Students and Staff

April 29, 2015 -- In the wake of the closure of Corinthian Colleges campuses in California, North-West College and Glendale Career College (GCC), both operated by Success Education Colleges (SEC), began efforts to reach out to and assist displaced Everest students and staff members. Read More...




Success Education Colleges' Leadership to Attend President's Retreat in June

April 2, 2015 -- Leaders from Success Education Colleges will gather for the organization's annual President's Retreat from June 11–12, 2015 in Orange County, Calif. The two-day event provides SEC leadership with the opportunity to focus on team building while gaining insight into the rapidly evolving sector of career education. Read More...




North-West College Expands Massage Therapy Program to Meet Growing Demand in the Field

March 31, 2015 -- In an effort to keep pace with the growing demand for trained massage therapists, North-West College now offers its Massage Therapy Program in Orange County at the College's Santa Ana campus. Read More...




North-West College Online Medical Billing and Coding Program Provides Students with Flexibility

March 2, 2015 -- The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) recently approved a new Online Medical Billing and Coding Program at North-West College. This latest offering features the same relevant curriculum as the traditional on-campus program, while allowing students to learn on their own schedule. Read More...




North-West College Names Yesi Ortiz Official Spokesperson

February 23, 2015 -- North-West College (NWC) recently recognized Yesi Ortiz, known as the Voice of LA on Power 106 FM, as its official spokesperson. Read More...



North-West College and Yesi Ortiz Partner to Award First Back to School Scholarship

February 11, 2015 -- Yesi Ortiz presented Leondrea Cross with the first Yesi Ortiz Back to School Scholarship. Ortiz, known as the Voice of LA and friend to North-West College (NWC), promoted the $1,500 NWC scholarship through a contest hosted by Power 106 (KPWR-FM 105.9). Read More...

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North-West College Extends Learning Outside of the Classroom with e-Learning Resources

January 12, 2015 -- North-West College provides online tools to help enable on-ground students to maximize education and growth. Read More...



North-West College Recognizes Keck Medical Center of USC as 2014 Distinguished Clinical Partner

December 22, 2014 -- Award underscores North-West College's ongoing partnership to produce qualified health care professionals. Read More...



North-West College and Glendale Career College Celebrate Graduates and Success

November 12, 2014 -- North-West College and Glendale Career College celebrated together as more than 900 graduates from eight campuses in Southern California earned diplomas in allied health care programs. Read More...

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California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Names Success Education Colleges School of the Year

September 25, 2014 -- Out of more than 300 member institutions, the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently recognized Success Education Colleges (SEC) as their 2014 School of the Year. The honor demonstrates SEC's continued dedication to raising the standard of excellence among postsecondary schools throughout the state.Read More...

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California Board of Registered Nursing Approves Feasibility Study for Future RN Program at Glendale Career College

September 10, 2014 -- This important milestone moves Glendale Career College (GCC) closer to meeting the growing demand for nurses. Read More...



North-West College Expands Covina Campus with Purchase of Adjacent Property

August 22, 2014 -- New facilities allow North-West College to serve the community and a growing student population. Read More...



North-West College Expands Surgical Technology Program to Meet Projected Job Market Growth

August 11, 2014 -- Students can now attend classes at North-West College campuses in Santa Ana and Long Beach, California. Read More...



North-West College Completes Renovation of Long Beach Campus

August 8, 2014 -- New facilities underscore the college’s commitment to serving students. Read More...



North-West College and Glendale Career College Have Their Largest Graduation in History

June 5, 2014 -- 1,017 graduates earn their allied health care diplomas. Read More...



Glendale Career College Now Offers a Professional Fitness Trainer Program

April 2, 2014 -- Glendale Career College has expanded its program offerings this year with the addition of its new program. Read More...



North-West College Awards $250,000 in Scholarships Through its Success Education Program

February 6, 2014 -- North-West College becomes the first career college in Southern California to offer scholarships for career training in health care. Read More...



North-West College Campus Transforms More Than Student’s Lives

November 15, 2013 -- What once served as a paint warehouse has now been transformed to a modern-looking campus environment housing over 500 students of the career college. Read More...



North-West College Celebrates Its Newest Graduates

October 27, 2013 -- North-West College and Glendale Career College celebrated as over 270 graduates received their diplomas in various health care programs. Read More...