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Northwestern College

Northwestern College

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Overview

Northwestern Business College (NBC) is a Chicago, Illinois institution offering career-oriented training in a variety of fields, including health care, information technology, business, and legal studies. Founded in 1902 as a business school, the College has undergone over a century's worth of evolution involving ownership and site changes, as well as expansion in curriculum and locales. NBC today operates three campuses, all of them in the greater Chicago area.

Points of Distinction

  • Job placement assistance
  • Corporate training programs
  • Flexible schedules
  • Externship opportunities

Areas of Study

Northwestern Business College offers focused programs geared toward the nation's fastest growing careers. The College offers Associate in Applied Science Degrees in the following areas:

  • Administrative Assisting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Security
  • Executive Accounting
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Information Management Systems
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate
  • Video Game Design and Development

In addition, NBC offers Certificate Programs in these subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Coding Specialist
  • EKG Technician
  • Health Care Billing Specialist
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Paralegal
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Real Estate

The school also offers non-credit courses focusing on professions regulated by the state. These courses, offered as part of NBC's Professional & Continuing Education Center, provide training and education for earning or maintaining a license as a real estate agent, property appraiser, home inspector, or insurance agent.

Admissions

NBC's quick and convenient application is available via the Internet and can be filled out online or submitted in hard copy. Prospective students must be high school graduates or hold a GED (General Educational Development) equivalency diploma. Applicants must also have an ACT (American College Test) score of at least 15 or a SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) score of at least 550. In lieu of ACT or SAT scores, the placement examination administered on campus may be used for admission.

Faculty

NBC's entire faculty is made up of working professionals who have built successful careers in the same fields they teach. Instructors are committed to creating a quality learning environment and giving personal attention to each student.

Student Body

The student body is comprised of more than 2,100 students, about 56% of which are part-time. Approximately 80% of the students are female.

Student Life

Students at NBC commute to class. All three campuses are convenient and accessible, with plenty of parking available. The Chicago campus is in Jefferson Park, easily accessible by public transit or the Kennedy and Edens Expressways. The Bridgeview location is especially convenient for residents from the south part of Chicago or people who live or work in the southwest suburbs. The school's Naperville campus affords ideal access to those commuting from the Western suburbs.

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Programs of Study

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(Note: Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations.)

Business And Management

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Executive Accounting
  • Information Management Systems

Law

  • Paralegal

Medical Administration

  • Health Care Billing Specialist
  • Health Information Technology

Medical Support And Technology

  • Coding Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assisting

Office And Administration

  • Administrative Assisting

Real Estate And Construction Management

  • Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement

  • Criminal Justice

Therapy And Counseling

  • Massage Therapy

Northwestern College Degrees or Coursework

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Degrees or Coursework

  • Associate
  • Certificate
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