Northwest College is a public two-year residential college located in Powell, Wyoming, 70 miles from Yellowstone National Park
North-West College was founded in 1966 by Marsha Fuerst. The Fuerst family, who still own and operate the college, help train men and women of all ages for professional careers in the field of health care. To date, North-West College has graduated more than 35,000 students. Since its founding, the college has grown to include seven campuses in the greater Los Angeles area. The collegeï¿½s operations are currently directed by its president, Mitchell Fuerst. On October 10, 1966 North-West College (NWC) opened its doors with two classes and 43 students. North-West College was founded by the Fuerst family matriarch Marsha Fuerst. In 2010, Fuerst was a recipient of the CAPPS (California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools) Hall of Fame STAR award. This award was created in 2009 to honor its dedicated members. North-West College helps train students of all ages for professional careers in the field of health care. They offer programs including Medical Assisting, Vocational Nursing, Surgical Technology, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy and others. To date, NWC alone has graduated more than 35,000 students. Since its founding, the college has grown to include seven campuses in the greater Los Angeles area. The collegeï¿½s operations are currently directed by its President, Mitchell Fuerst. After joining the organization in 1994, Mitchell Fuerst held multiple positions while working alongside his mother. He followed in her footsteps and became President of SEC in 2010. In mid-2013, NWC came to the aid of Southern California based Newbridge College when the U.S. Department of Education approved a deal known as a ï¿½teach outï¿½ which allows NWC to keep the Long Beach and Santa Ana Campuses open and continue offering career training programs for the current students. The college is expected to remain open for at least two more years as part of an agreement with North-West College and the Department of Education to ensure current student matriculation and to assist others in the area. In August 1990, the school was the site of a shooting in which an administrator was killed and two students were wounded. Reputed local gang member Martin Meza allegedly entered the campus and was thought to be looking for a student with whom he had been living. While on campus, Meza fatally shot an employee who had just been promoted from instructor to placement director and wounded two students. It was later learned that the student drove the getaway car. Meza was arrested but escaped from a Mexicali jail
Through exceptional, dynamic living and learning environments, Northwest College dedicates itself to individual student achievement, diversity, global citizenship, and community vitality.