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Career Programs

Degree & Certificate Programs

If you are looking for a college offering associate in applied science degrees or certificate programs in the Chicago area, or online, you have come to the right place. We know you want to move your life forward, and you want to start moving forward now. That’s why we gear our programs to industries that will be growing and producing new jobs well into the future. That’s also why we’ve eliminated any unnecessary coursework.

Northwestern College offers focused programs that target some of the nation’s fastest growing careers. Every class you take will be directly related to your chosen career, so you’ll get your degree and get to work quickly. And because our classes are small, you’ll get tons of support from your instructors, many of which are currently working in the fields they teach. Our experienced faculty members will guide you through your education, preparing you to face the competitive job market.

2 Year Career College Serving the Chicago Area Since 1902

At Northwestern College, we realize the importance of time and how hugely it can influence your chances of employment in the real world. We have carefully designed the curriculum of our certificate and associate degree programs, so that each class that you take will be connected to your chosen field – allowing you to learn what you need to in order to succeed in your future career.

We believe in providing personal attention to our students. Not only do our classes have an optimum teacher-student ratio, but once you are on your way to earning your degree, NC’s career development office can provide you with employment assistance to help you prepare for your job search after graduation.

Programs Offered

As a career-focused, educational institution, Northwestern College offers programs in several disciplines to help students prepare for a career immediately after graduation. In addition to our two conveniently located campuses in Chicago and Bridgeview, we also take advantage of modern technology by providing a comprehensive online education, making it possible for thousands of students to access our rich curriculum. Explore the programs below to decide which path is right for you.


Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in America. Whether you prefer a patient care role or are looking to enter the administrative side of health care, there is a wide array of disciplines to choose from.


Northwestern College provides you with a general background in business that gives you a solid foundation to build your career. You can then apply your skills and education in a variety of industries.


If you are interested in helping to uphold the law or carry out justice within our legal system, legal careers can prove to be rewarding.

Online Programs

Online learning provides the same valuable education as classroom courses, while offering you the convenience of setting your own schedule and following the curriculum at your own pace. NC Online offers online programs in popular disciplines, which allow even working professionals to pursue higher education without having to take time off.

Partial Online Program at NC

The following degree program can be completed partially online:

  • Paralegal (Four of the 11 legal specialty courses must be taken at a campus.)


Talk to Us

For more information on associate degree and certification programs at Northwestern College, contact us and we will get back to you immediately. Or better yet, feel free to schedule a visit to talk personally with students and faculty in the field that interests you.

Chicago 1.888.205.2283 - 4829 N. Lipps Ave. Chicago, IL 60630
Chicago 1.888.205.2283 - 4811 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60630
Bridgeview 1.888.205.2283 - 7725 S. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60455
NC Online 1.855.515.9383 - 7725 S. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60455