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Northwestern College

With a student-first approach and focused career education, Northwestern College stands out from traditional chain schools and community colleges around the nation.

Training for Healthcare Careers in Oak Lawn, IL, & Online

There’s no time like the present to begin your path toward a rewarding career by enrolling in a higher education program. Take the first step in that process through the educational training programs at Northwestern College. We serve students in the greater Chicago area on our campus in Oak Lawn, IL, and online classes are available for many programs. Our career-focused curriculum gives students the tools they need to reach their goals for the future. Find out more about our programs and how you can begin your journey today.

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Career-Oriented Programs

in Some of the Fastest-Growing Fields

At Northwestern College, our goal is to empower our students and provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to find success in their preferred fields. We’re proud to offer a wide selection of programs in the following areas:

Certificate Programs

Get trained and ready for a brand-new career in a year or less with certificate programs at NC.

Our certificate programs do not require general education courses, so our students can gain focused training in a year or less. The purpose of these programs is to help students streamline their education and put their skills to use in the workplace as soon as possible. Our certificate programs include:

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Associate Degrees

In just two years, gain the skills and knowledge you need to step into growing, in-demand positions in the medical field.

Students can further their knowledge and jumpstart their careers through our associate degree programs. These programs are ideal for new students, as well as those with prior certificates on their resumes. In as little as two years, you can complete the requirements necessary to step into an in-demand position within the medical field. Our associate degree programs include:

Bachelor's Degree

Designed specifically for students who have already earned an associate degree in their fields, our bachelor’s degree programs can help you advance your current education and expand your career potential. We offer a bachelor’s degree program in:

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Programs Offered 100% Online

To serve a wider student base, Northwestern College is committed to making pursuing higher education more convenient. Many of our programs are offered entirely online to ensure following your career goals is possible even while managing work responsibilities and other obligations. These include:

Get to Know More About Northwestern College

Northwestern College’s top priority is to provide its students with an outstanding, comprehensive education. Our entire staff is dedicated to preparing you to achieve a rewarding career path in your chosen field. Students can expect the following while learning at Northwestern College:

Average Class Size: 14

Benefit from the small class sizes and individualized attention that an NC education provides.

122 Years’ Experience

We have been part of the Chicagoland area for well over a century, helping students just like you to succeed.

Programs in Fast-Growing Careers

We design our certificate and degree programs to get you out of the classroom and into the workplace quickly.

Accredited Education

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Northwestern College also holds other program accreditations and approvals.

Find a Career Path at Northwestern College

Begin your journey as a healthcare professional through one of our programs. Serving students in Oak Lawn, IL, and the greater Chicago area, Northwestern College also offers online programs. With flexible scheduling and online classes, our diverse student population can find it easier to balance personal and professional responsibilities while earning their degree.

Let us guide you on your way to a successful and fulfilling career path. Request info to learn more about our academic programs or to enroll today.