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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!
Exam day is here, you studied all semester and now you are ready to take on that final challenge that can make or break your grade. Obviously, exam season is one of the most stressful times in a student’s life, so to help out we’ve put together some physical and mental strategies to help you get the best out of the big day.
Sleep: While it might be tempting to forego sleep in order to cram in a few extra hours of studying, don’t give in to that temptation. All the studying in the world won’t matter if you are too tired to concentrate or remember anything on the day of your exam. Eight hours sleep the night before it the ideal start to your exams.
Eat: Your body needs food for your brain to operate properly, and while being nervous does cut down on your appetite, you will need to overcome that in order to provide your body with the fuel it needs to get you through your exams. Don’t stock up on sugary snacks, too much sugar will make you jittery and you could potentially crash during your exams. Eat balanced meals and make sure you are taking in plenty of water.
Avoid alcohol: Going for a swift drink to take the edge off the stress is a temptation during exam season but, just like staying up all night to cram, it is one that should be avoided. Alcohol prevents you from concentrating, sleeping properly and can even enhance anxiety.
Stay for the entire exam: It might be tempting to leave as soon as you have finished your exam, but if you have extra time remaining, use it to go through your answers and proofread your work. Even relaxing in the exam hall and thinking over what you have written could bring details to mind that you missed. Use this time properly and it might get you a better mark.
Read the exam questions carefully: One of the most common mistakes students commit in exams is not reading the questions properly. There is nothing worse than spending hours crafting the perfect answer only to realise that it is not what the question asked for. Take a little time at the beginning of the exam to read through the question repeatedly and make sure you are 100% sure of what is being asked of you.
Budget your time: Check how much each question counts towards your final mark and spend time on each answer accordingly. Depending on how the exam goes, you might not have time to finish all the questions so it is best to concentrate on the ones that yield the best marks.
Here at Northwest Career College, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible facilities to allow them to take advantage of the excellent courses we have on offer. In addition to our Pearson VUE testing center, we also offer morning, afternoon, night, online and blended classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule. And, we have an experienced Career Services team to help you find the best employment opportunity for your new career. Call us today on (702) 403-1592 to find out more about what we can offer you!
Written by: Dr. Stephanie Kenny, Dean of Students