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North-West College

3 Campuses
4 Programs

North-West College is a leader in allied health education, offering quality and affordable health care training programs. Our hands-on classes give you the practical job skills you need to succeed in the health care industry today.

Since 1966, North-West College has provided career-focused training in short-term programs for gainful employment.

More than 50,000 students have graduated from our programs to date, many of whom have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.

Available Programs

  • Medical Insurance Biller
    Medical Administration

    North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Medical Insurance Biller Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Medical Insurance Biller for over 40 years.

    Some of the activities you may be responsible for include: maintaining patient charts, accounts receivable and payable, coding insurance forms and preparing computerized billing. The Medical Insurance Biller school program gets you ready to handle these important activities.

    In addition, you will schedule appointments, type correspondence and transcribe doctor’s orders and reports. Best of all, your career skills will travel with you wherever you go, and the opportunities for administrative/clerical graduates are endless.

    The majority of Medical Insurance Biller graduates serve the profession as administrative staff employed by doctors in private practice or clinic settings. These offices are staffed by both general practitioners and specialists in the medical profession.

    Other Medical Insurance Biller program graduates are employed by rapidly growing large group-practice systems and HMO’s. In these settings, several general practice doctors or specialists join and share one facility, while employing many clerical assistants. Clinics, medical centers, medical institutions, research centers, laboratories, nursing homes, specialized care centers and hospitals are all facilities that employ medical administrative staff.

    Available at these locations

    Glendale, CA

    221 N. Brand Blvd Lower Lvl
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Van Nuys, CA

    14540 Haynes Street
    Van Nuys, CA 91411

  • Medical Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Medical Assistant Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Medical Assistant for over 40 years.

    An average day consists of preparing patients to see the doctor, taking blood pressures, measuring heights & weights and recording medical histories. You will also set up the examination room, give immunizations, take EKG’s and perform various lab tests.

    Our Medical Assistant Program will help prepare you. On the administrative side, you will help to schedule appointments, order supplies, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and maintain patient charts.

    Most graduates of our Medical Assistant school program currently serve the profession in medical offices. The majority of Medical Assistants are employed by doctors in private practice or clinic settings. These offices are staffed by both general practitioners and specialists in the medical profession.

    Other assistants are employed by rapidly growing group-practice systems. In the group-practice settings, several general practice doctors or specialists join and share one facility, while employing many assistants. Clinics, medical centers, medical institutions, research centers, laboratories, nursing homes,

    Available at these locations

    Glendale, CA

    221 N. Brand Blvd Lower Lvl
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Pomona, CA

    134 W. Holt Ave
    Pomona, CA 91768

    Van Nuys, CA

    14540 Haynes Street
    Van Nuys, CA 91411

  • Dental Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Dental Assisting Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Dental Assistant for over 40 years.

    As a Dental Assistant, you will prepare patients to see the dentist, assist the dentist at chairside during patient care, and care for the treatment room and instruments, including all infection control procedures. You will be taking and processing dental x-rays, performing basic laboratory procedures and providing patient education.

    Most graduates of our Dental Assistant school program currently serve the profession in private dental offices. These offices are staffed by both general practitioners and specialists in the dental profession. Other dental assistants are employed by the rapidly growing group-practice systems. In the group-practice settings, several general practice dentists or specialists join and share many assistants and front office/business support staff. Federal agencies, including clinics and hospitals of the Veteran’s Administration and the U.S. Public Health Service, also employ Dental Assistants.

    Available at these locations

    Glendale, CA

    221 N. Brand Blvd Lower Lvl
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Pomona, CA

    134 W. Holt Ave
    Pomona, CA 91768

    Van Nuys, CA

    14540 Haynes Street
    Van Nuys, CA 91411

  • Pharmacy Technician
    Medicine and Health Care


    North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Pharmacy Technician Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Pharmacy Technician for over 40 years.

    Let us help you start your Pharmacy Technician career. Some of the activities you may be responsible for include: receiving incoming prescriptions, transcribing physician’s orders, calculating doses,
    using drug distribution systems, preparing IV’s, packaging medications, filling patient cassettes, labeling prescriptions, and interfacing with patients. Best of all, your career skills will travel with you wherever you go.

    Most graduates currently serve the profession in retail pharmacies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and health maintenance organizations (HMO's). Our graduates are also employed by home infusion organizations, which are growing rapidly.

    Available at these locations

    Glendale, CA

    221 N. Brand Blvd Lower Lvl
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Pomona, CA

    134 W. Holt Ave
    Pomona, CA 91768

    Van Nuys, CA

    14540 Haynes Street
    Van Nuys, CA 91411

Accreditation

North-West College maintains a level of top quality training by possessing the following memberships, institutional, and programmatic accreditations:

•Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
•Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (www.bppe.ca.gov).
•Vocational Nursing programs are approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
•Dental Assistant Programs are approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners to train dental assistants at the registered level (West Covina and Pomona Campuses).
•The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited and recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (except in Riverside).
•All courses are supervised by advisory boards comprised of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, paralegals and accountants.
•A charter member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools which includes the California Association of Paramedical Schools.
•Approved for the training of veterans.
•Approved to train State Vocational Rehabilitation students.
•Endorsed by hospitals, clinics, doctors, dentists, optometric, law, accounting and clerical professionals for internship affiliation and graduate employment. Our graduate services are well recognized by many employers.
•Recognized by business and industry for internship programs and graduate employment services.
•We participate in the GAIN Program.

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