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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!
Here at Northwest, we understand that not everyone who wants to enroll with us has the option to study full-time, which is why we offer a flexible range of class options. We offer morning and night classes as well as full and part-time study options to accommodate your busy Las Vegas work and family schedule.
If you are thinking of joining us, but aren’t sure how studying for a new and exciting career can fit around your existing work commitments, here are some tips on how you can combine study and full-time work.
Taking the time to make a plan when you already have a limited amount of time available might seem like a waste, but you’ll be glad you did it further down the line. Your first stop should be to find out your important deadlines and exam dates and make sure they are written into your diary or calendar. Then discuss the course makeup with your tutor so you have a better idea of which sections of the subject will be focussed on at different times.
Having a study plan in place will allow you to use your time efficiently and will make sure you don’t miss any dates even if you work life gets hectic.
Once you’ve got your important submission and exam dates, make sure they are recorded in a place where you will see them on a regular basis or somewhere you can set a reminder. If you have access to your work schedule, try adding them to that. If not, a large wall planner or an app like a Google calendar will allow you to either make them visible every day or allow you to set a number of loud alarms that will make sure you never miss a deadline.
Successfully studying and working at the same time is all about discipline and focus. Allocate yourself some study time from your weekly routine and stick to it. Mark it out in your diary and let everyone know that will be the time when you are study and doing nothing else. As long as you let people know, you’ll be surprised about how far co-workers, family, and other students will go in order to make sure you are not disturbed while you are studying.
It can be difficult to study when you are surrounded by distractions, which is why it is so important to find yourself somewhere where you can get your work done in peace and quiet.
Once you’ve scheduled your study time, pick a calm and distraction-free place to work and make others aware that that’s where you’ll be working. Try to make sure the place you pick isn’t too cluttered or cramped and is as free of distractions, like TVs, as possible.
Studying while working full time is difficult and there may be times when your other commitments prevent you from attending class or even force you to miss a deadline. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Just make sure that your tutor is aware of the situation in advance. Our tutors at Northwest are here to make sure you get the best from your course and will help you achieve that in any way they can.
Sometimes it can be hard to muster the effort to study, especially if you have just spent a day at work. Keep yourself motivated is a key part of successfully while working full time. One way to stay motivated is to sit down and think about why you want to achieve your new qualification and what positive changes it will make to your life. Once you’ve fixed the idea in your head, write it down on a post-it note and stick it somewhere visible in your study area. That way, whenever you find yourself flagging, you can look and it and remind yourself why you are making the effort.
When it comes time for deadlines and exams, you will need to turn down social invitations. Don’t feel bad about doing it. If you explain to your friends that you need extra time to study and this is an important moment for you, they will be supportive.
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.
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.
Written by: Dr. Stephanie Kenny, Chief Financial Officer