North-West College was founded in 1966 by Marsha Fuerst. Marsha’s family had been involved in the allied health field since the early 1950s. North-West College continues to be operated by the Fuerst Family. The Fuersts’ passion for successful career education and a desire to provide high quality relevant training for students serves as the guiding mission for the College. North-West College is pleased to be recognized as one of the first Vocational Schools in California. At NWC, we have helped individuals find the career that’s right for them for more than 50 years.

What We Do

We offer high quality training for in-demand jobs in the health industry. Our modern technology provides students hands-on learning opportunities as they practice on equipment they will find in the World of Work. Caring Instructors utilize a blend of in-class teaching and practice time in the lab to cement students’ learning. In addition to well-equipped classrooms and laboratories, each campus houses administrative offices, a student union, restroom facilities, a Team Member lounge, study spaces, and open labs containing computers and printers (some of which may be in the classrooms themselves). The goal is to offer a supportive learning environment for every student at NWC.

When students enroll in our short-term, intensive programs, they study only those career-related subjects necessary to complete training in the shortest possible time. Students will also find that our commitment to them does not end with quality career training. Instead, it extends beyond graduation as we provide career placement assistance to every graduate. While North-West College cannot guarantee employment, we do have a dedicated Career Services Team to help students with everything from résumé writing to scheduling interviews with potential employers.


West Covina Campus

2121 W. Garvey Ave. North,
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: 626.960.5046

Pomona Campus

134 W. Holt Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.623.1552

Glendale Campus

221 N. Brand Blvd. Lower Lvl.
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: 818.242.0205

Riverside Campus

4550 La Sierra Avenue,
Riverside, CA 92505
Phone: 951.351.7750

Anaheim Campus

511 N. Brookhurst St.,
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: 714.795.2800

Long Beach Campus

3799 E Burnett St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: 562.498.4500

Van Nuys Campus

14540 Haynes St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: 818.975.4818

San Diego Campus

6106 Arosa St.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: 858.715.1120

Bakersfield Campus

3000 Ming Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: 661.501.6010

Programs Offered

*Programs Vary by Campus

Vocational Nurse
Associate of Arts in Nursing Program
Surgical Technologist
Accelerated Surgical Technology
Ultrasound Tech
Medical Assistant
Dental Assistant Program
Medical Insurance Biller & Coder
Online Medical Billing & Coding
Online A.S. in Health Care Administration
Pharmacy Technician
Eyecare Specialist
Massage Therapy
Medical Administrative Assistant
Associate of Science in Health Care Administration
Vocational Nurse

North-West College maintains the relevancy and quality of its training programs through compliance and involvement with the following: