Northwest Career College was founded by Dr. John Kenny 25 years ago as Northwest Massage School. Dr. Kenny graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Biology and went on to become a physician after graduating from National College of Chiropractic. He opened two practices in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Las Vegas 30 years ago. Dr. Kenny’s dream was to open a school that would help people who did not have a set career path but knew they were interested in the healthcare field.

As the need in the community for trained healthcare providers grew, Dr. Kenny expanded the number of program offerings to include Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy and Medical Billing and Coding and renamed the school Northwest Health Careers.

Since then, Northwest has continued to grow and now offers Pharmacy Technician and Medical Administrative Assisting programs as well as degree-granting programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration and Paralegal Studies. Northwest Career College offers a full range of educational possibilities in order to boost our students’ personal growth, improve career outlooks and expand awareness of their own personal possibilities. We want each of our students to be the best professionals they can be.


Licensing Information

Northwest Career College is licensed by the State of Nevada Commission on Post Secondary Education.


Title IV Approved

Northwest Career College is approved by the Department of Education for Title IV funding.


Accreditation Information

Northwest Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), located at 7777 Leesburg Pike Suite 314 N., Falls Church, Virginia 22043. They can be reached for additional information about accreditation by phone at 703-917-9503, by fax at 703-917-4109, or by email at

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VA Education Benefits

Northwest Career College is approved for the Training of Veterans, Active Duty, and their Families.