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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!
Legal secretaries, also known as legal assistants, provide essential administrative support for solicitors, barristers, and legal executives as a vital part of any law firm. So, if you’ve got a flair for administration and want to work in the legal field without needing a law degree, then qualifying as a legal assistant is a fantastic career opportunity.
Legal assistants provide vital administrative support to other legal professionals, such as lawyers and paralegals. They do not practice law, but rather perform tasks that support those who do, producing legal letters and documents, doing research, arranging appointments and interviews, and myriad other hugely essential duties.
While there is no formal need for a qualification to become a legal assistant, most companies are looking for applicants who can prove that they have the right set of administrative skills, background in, and understanding of complex legal terminology.
This means that, while in practice, you only need to have graduated high school to become a legal assistant, the vast majority of employers will be looking for those with qualifications that prove their administrative abilities.
The skills important to being a competent legal assistant include:
Here at Northwest Career College, our legal assistant instructors are comprised of experienced legal professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, and seasoned specialists. They are able not only to teach you the law but also to guide you as to the many ways a legal assistant integrates into a Las Vegas law practice.
Although general education courses are offered on-line, instructors are on-campus to review and support your learning experience, and our student-centered philosophy means you can care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.
As we know you’ll be excited to start your new career as soon as possible, our legal assistant program can be completed in as little as nine months.
Gaining a qualification from our Criminal Justice School puts you in an excellent position to access a variety of employment opportunities as you look for one that suits your skills and interests.
At Northwest Career College, our Criminal Justice instructors include licensed, practicing attorneys and degree instructors able to teach, not only the law but also to guide our students in the many ways a criminal justice graduate integrates into a Las Vegas legal profession.
As part of our Criminal Justice Program, you’ll visit courts, jails, meditation centers, and more to experience first-hand the law in action, which will make your criminal justice training applicable to the Las Vegas legal system.
Northwest offers a flexible blended program with all criminal justice classes Las Vegas law classes taught on campus by an attorney and general education courses offered online. Our experienced instructors are on-campus to review and support your learning experience at all times.
Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our enrollment team about joining our Criminal Justice Program today!
Lisa Myers, J.D., L.L.M. Legal Studies Department Director J.D. L.L.M. Campbell University