Westwood College is a private institution with 17 campuses in six different states, as well as an online college system. Westwood has been operating since 1986, and has graduated over 30,000 students. It is an institution accredited by several national organizations, such as the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Westwood campuses are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia. The curriculum of Westwood College is very hands-on and focused on producing the most qualified professionals in their careers, and the program allows students to get their bachelor's degree in three years for most fields. Students can select one of the degree programs offered in technology, business, healthcare, design, industrial services, and justice.
Curriculum used at Westwood College campuses as well as online are developed by qualified faculty in conjunction with employers, experts, and professional organizations to make sure that the courses are updated and meeting the current needs of the workplace. In fact, Westwood has an Employment Pledge which commits to preparing students with the right skills and find employment within six months after graduation, or the school will help with their bills otherwise.
Westwood College also puts a priority on community outreach, and recognizes that students should have the opportunity to serve their communities and contribute their talents. Westwood has inked partnerships with various non-profit organizations in various areas of art, technology, and design, such as BlackBook Sessions,KidsTek Inc. Pop-Up Art Loop, Rebuilding Together, Community Residences, and many other non-profit groups, as well as various school districts.
As a student at Westwood College, you have access to various Student Support services that will make your learning experience even more effective. All Westoowd campuses have their own housing coordinator to help students find safe, affordable housing near the campus, such as apartments or rental homes, and can also assist in arranging roommates. Every Westwood campus is equipped with a fully-functional learning commons for student and faculty use, complete with periodicals, printed resources, online information systems like LexisNexis, Web-equipped computer stations, and WiFi.
The health and wellness of students are also priorities for Westwood College. The school provides counseling services for students who need information or assistance regarding alcohol or drug use issues, as well as referrals to self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Al-Anon.
Westwood College's online campus makes higher education a reality for individuals who wish to continue learning but are hindered by schedule or location constraints. The online campus uses sophisticated and cutting edge multimedia technology to deliver virtual learning. Westwood's schools that offer online learning classes include the School of Technology, School of Business, School of Healthcare, School of Design, and School of Justice.
Westwood wants its students to succeed, and aside from the innovative curriculum and courses offered, students can also get tools and resources from the college's advisors and career counselors. Tutoring is also available at no additional charge to students. Faculty members are also available for consultations and further assistance for students.