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Your October 15, 2021 Graduation…NCC Style!

Greetings Graduates

We’d like to ask for about 15 minutes (or less) of your time to read through and complete this graduation registration page! Thank you in advance for your help in preparing for your graduation ceremony!

Graduation is an exciting time for everyone at Northwest Career College but we know that we all need to stay safe while we celebrate!

Your graduation ceremony will be held at The Red Rock Hotel Convention Center located at 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 on Friday, October 15, 2021. The ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Graduates must arrive at 2:00 p.m. (read below for further details). We can’t wait to see you there!

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Graduation Experience

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We’ve created this interactive page to help you navigate your graduation experience. Please use this page to help us gather all of the information needed to make your graduation experience a carefree one! Make sure that you fill in every box item on your graduation checklist in order to walk at your graduation at the Red Rock Hotel Convention Center. The graduation will be broadcast live on this page!

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While at the Red Rock, you will have a professional photo as well as a cap and gown photo taken for you to use as you would like.

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Your photos are our gift to you. Use your headshot for use on your resume, Linkedin, Indeed, social media as well as your professional presence on the web. Share your cap and gown photo with friends and family for everyone’s enjoyment!

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You will be given a ceremonial NCC tassel for you to use and keep!

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As you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, a photographer will be there to capture the moment with you, your Program Chair and the President of Northwest Career College. Smile!

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Upon arrival at the graduation ceremony, your guests will be invited to Spin The Wheel Of Swag as a thank you for attending!

Graduation Information & FAQs

Q. What time do I need to be at the Red Rock Hotel and Convention Center on October 15th, 2021?

You need to arrive at Red Rock Convention Center by no later than 2:00 p.m. You should park on the hotel side of the resort where there is complimentary valet or self parking available in the east parking lot.

Click here for the property map.

Q. How do I get my cap and gown for the graduation ceremony?

Caps and gowns are supplied through NCC upon arrival at the graduation ceremony. These gowns are property of Northwest Career College but are ready for your use. Each cap is sanitized, and each gown is dry-cleaned after each use. All caps and gowns must be RETURNED before leaving the event center. Before the graduation ceremony ends, you will be guided back to the graduate room to return your cap and gown. If you would like to decorate your cap, you can purchase your own black cap from the following link.

Q. If I purchase my own cap, can I decorate it?

ABSOLUTELY, it is encouraged! Please click here to purchase your own black cap.

Q. What will we be doing in the graduation staging room?

Graduates will be checking in with the Registrar and the Academic Affairs team, gathering your cords and tassels, taking your photos, getting your caps and gowns, mingling and taking photos with your instructors, taking your own social media photos, giving interviews on Facebook live, and of course, eating! There will be lots of fun activities and much to do…so being late is NOT an option!

Q. What time should my guests arrive at the Red Rock Hotel and Convention Center on October 15th, 2021?

The Convention Hall doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments for all of your guests to enjoy. The earlier they arrive, the better chance they have of getting their preferred seats.

Q. How many guests am I allowed to invite?

Each graduate is allowed to invite four guests.

If you know you will not be using all of your allotted guest seats and would like to allow other graduates to use them, please answer accordingly when you register below. Your extra seats will be put onto a list for those who would like more than four seats. A request for additional seats can also be made when you register below.

Q. Do children count toward my Guest Seat total?

Children aged two (2) and under are considered lap children and would not count as a Guest Seat. However, if your two (2) or under child will use a Guest Seat, then they MUST be counted toward your Guest Seat total. All children over the age of two (2) will require a Guest Seat and should be counted in your Guest Seat total.

Q. Are There Hotel Rooms Available At The Red Rock For Out Of Town Guests?

Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. You can make reservations directly online at: https://www.redrockresort.com/ by selecting the Book tab at the upper right corner of the home page OR you can call the Red Rock directly at (702) 797-777

Q. How do I get my photos taken?

There will be two separate photo stations set up for your photos. The first station will be for your professional headshot photo. After your professional head shot is taken, you will be given your graduation cap and gown and asked to proceed to the next station.

The second station will be for your cap and gown headshot.

Q. What should I wear?

Think classic. Remember you will be in black robes and your collars, pants, longer dresses and shoes will be seen when walking across the stage.

Women should wear professional blouses, dresses or suits in solid colors or with very light patterns in the material.

Plain colors are your best choice. Patterns or prints distract and date your photo. Choose mid-tone colors in blue, green, wine and purple because they are universally flattering. Avoid wearing tops in flesh tones as they will blend your face into your clothes.

Don’t wear all black or all white. Even though black is slimming, neutral tones like gray or light pastels like lilac or blue are good options. The camera will boost contrast. White is a bad choice because it can be too visually overwhelming and “blind” the viewer.

Men should wear dark colors, such as grey or navy blue. Bold patterns and colors, as well as shiny ties, detract from the face and can look unprofessional. Don’t wear all black or all white. The camera will boost contrast. White is a bad choice because it can be too visually overwhelming and “blind” the viewer.

If you don’t wear a tie, it’s best to wear a sweater or jacket or some other kind of layer to break up your outfit to stop you from looking like a floating head!

Q. How should I look?

It’s best to look like yourself. Keep in mind that while you can undoubtedly wear some makeup to feel confident, our team can and will retouch an image to erase any flaws such as blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Q. How should I wear my hair?

Wear your hair in its natural style but if it is loose and flyaway, you should pull it back or put it up out of your face.

Don’t dye or cut your hair right before the shoot. Some shades of freshly dyed hair can look too vibrant and usually dull down about 1-2 weeks later.

Q. Do I get to keep my photos?

Yes you do! They will be emailed to you by October 31, 2021.

Other helpful information


Register For Your Graduation

As you proceed through this page, more information will be provided for you. Please take a few minutes to create your graduation account and become familiar with all of the items needed to graduate.

Registration for the October 15, 2021 graduation has closed. If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Helena at 702-389-7269 at extension 2002 or Ashli at 702-389-7269 at extension 5302.

Follow Us On Social Media:

We will be running a Live Social Media Wall during your graduation on this page and we want you to post and share on the wall and then share it with your friends and family! So, let’s get you ready to party!

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