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North-West College

North-West College - Riverside, CA


North-West College is a leader in allied health education, offering quality and affordable health care training programs. Our hands-on classes give you the practical job skills you need to succeed in the health care industry today.

Since 1966, North-West College has provided career-focused training in short-term programs for gainful employment.

More than 50,000 students have graduated from our programs to date, many of whom have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.

Medical Assistant

North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Medical Assistant Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Medical Assistant for over 40 years.

An average day consists of preparing patients to see the doctor, taking blood pressures, measuring heights & weights and recording medical histories. You will also set up the examination room, give immunizations, take EKG’s and perform various lab tests.

Our Medical Assistant Program will help prepare you. On the administrative side, you will help to schedule appointments, order supplies, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and maintain patient charts.

Most graduates of our Medical Assistant school program currently serve the profession in medical offices. The majority of Medical Assistants are employed by doctors in private practice or clinic settings. These offices are staffed by both general practitioners and specialists in the medical profession.

Other assistants are employed by rapidly growing group-practice systems. In the group-practice settings, several general practice doctors or specialists join and share one facility, while employing many assistants. Clinics, medical centers, medical institutions, research centers, laboratories, nursing homes,

Pharmacy Technician

North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Pharmacy Technician Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Pharmacy Technician for over 40 years.

Let us help you start your Pharmacy Technician career. Some of the activities you may be responsible for include: receiving incoming prescriptions, transcribing physician’s orders, calculating doses,
using drug distribution systems, preparing IV’s, packaging medications, filling patient cassettes, labeling prescriptions, and interfacing with patients. Best of all, your career skills will travel with you wherever you go.

Most graduates currently serve the profession in retail pharmacies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and health maintenance organizations (HMO's). Our graduates are also employed by home infusion organizations, which are growing rapidly.


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