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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through. Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam! We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Adults returning to education can often face some unique challenges. Alongside juggling your classes with your other responsibilities, and potentially studying while working, you might find that you’re a little rusty when it comes to basic educational skills.
Editing your own work is a fundamental part of making the best of your assignments and is a skill that will carry forward into the majority of careers. It doesn’t matter how well you research and articulate your points, you will lose marks if your work is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. To help you brush up on your editing skills, we’ve put together four easy steps to editing your own work.
1. Print out your work – There is a good chance that the majority of your assignments will be produced on a computer, which means long hours staring at a screen. When your brain falls into a familiar pattern, it can often start to project what you expect to see, rather than what is actually there, onto you work. This can mean you miss minor errors, such as slight spelling mistakes or missed commas. Printing out your work breaks this cycle and forces your brain to re-engage with a new situation, sharpening your focus and making it more likely that you will spot mistakes.
2. Take a break – If you’ve managed your schedule properly, you should have enough time to take a short break between finishing your assignment and starting the editing process. When you return to your work it will be with fresh eyes, allowing you to reassess your work and make the necessary changes.
3. Read it out loud – Most people skim read, especially if it’s work they have already written. This is the worst way to edit as it almost guarantees that you’ll miss errors. When you read your work out loud you are forced to read and articulate each word, making it far more likely that you will spot any errors.
4. Murder your darlings – It might sound like a line from a Stephen King novel, but “murder your darlings” is an often used phrase in the literary world, meaning be utterly ruthless with your own work. If a section of text doesn’t seem to support your main argument, cut it; if a paragraph seems to wordy, make it as simple as possible; if you’ve just crafted the perfect conclusion, look for ways to make it as straightforward and as punchy as possible. In academic work, the aim is to express and support your argument, or the answer to a question, as directly and plainly as possible. You won’t get any extra marks for pretty language and you may lose them if your verbosity gets in the way of your point.
First, just complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can find a copy of FAFSA form, and a guide to completing it, on the Federal Student Aid website. www.FAFSA.ed.gov. You can also fill the FAFSA out online here. Please make sure you enter our school code: 038385. This allows your records to be sent directly to our Financial Aid office so that when you visit the campus, our FA officers can discuss your financial aid package with you in person.
Here at Northwest Career College, we have Financial Aid Officers on staff that can help determine the best financing option for you. To best support our students we offer a range of financial aid including the Pell Grant, Subsidized Loans, Unsubsidized Loans, and Parent Plus Loans. Call us today at (702) 403-1592 to speak with one of our experienced Financial Aid Officers who will help find the best financial support options for you.
Written by: Dr. Stephanie Kenny, Chief Financial Officer