Career-Focused Health Sciences Education at Northwest Suburban College

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Enroll now for $0! The Pharmacy Technician program at Northwest Suburban College provides the hands-on training, clinical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in healthcare, without spending years in school. Apply now and your $300 enrollment fee will be waived:
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In my experience at Northwest Suburban College, the Pharmacy Technician track focuses on education, knowing the names of common drugs, their purposes, and potential drug interactions. There are also practical labs, teaching how to use common pharmacy software, mixing drugs, or simply familiarizing oneself with where information is written on a bottle, such as NDC. The course is broad, which allows students to understand the general and underlying works of pharmacy, which are relevant for all pharmacies, and opens the door for more specificity later on. I have definitely benefited from this, both in my technician externship, and in my pharmacy technician role.
Richard Erye – Pharmacy Technician Program 7/22/2022

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If you feel stuck in a rut and want to do something meaningful with your career, but can’t decide what, consider healthcare career training. Allied health careers are an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of others while making a decent living doing something you enjoy. Northwest Suburban College (NWSC) can help make that a reality for you.

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4/3/2023, 5/1/2023, 5/29/2023
  • Dental Assistant

    Providing patient care, assisting the dentist, and performing clerical functions – Dental Assistants do it all! Get quick, career-focused training at NWSC to prepare you for a rewarding career in Dental Assisting. Learn more.

  • Medical Assistant

    Medical Assistants are well-rounded and capable of helping doctors, providing patient care, and completing administrative tasks. Get fast, career-focused training at NWSC to prepare you for a fulfilling career in Medical Assisting. Learn more.

  • Pharmacy Technician

    Pharmacy Technicians ensure that their patients are fully informed about their medicine, and they process their client's insurance information. Get career-focused training at NWSC to prepare you for a rewarding career. Learn more.

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Dental Assistant Program

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Why Choose Northwest Suburban College?

  • Accelerated, Focused Programs – Don’t spend all your time and money on a 4-year degree when you can get laser-focused training in a quarter of the time and graduate career-ready without too much debt to pay off.
  • Quick Acceptance Rate & Monthly Start Dates – Bring your required documents, apply for an institutional grant (if needed), and within 3 days, you’ll receive an admissions decision. With monthly start dates, you can begin your training almost immediately.
  • Reasonable Tuition – NWSC is a not-for-profit college, meaning the school is more economical than other colleges while still maintaining high-quality education.
  • Small Class Sizes – You’ll get more one-on-one time with your instructors, which means they can address all of your questions. That allows you to get a deeper level of understanding and a more thorough education. All instructors are industry experienced and more than qualified.
  • Convenient Location – NWSC is easy to access by car, bus, and train.
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Institutional Grants

We believe no student should be turned away because they lack financial resources. Talk with an Institutional Aid Administrator to learn about our institutional grants.

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Learn about everything NWSC has to offer – our school mission, community involvement, advising, and more! You’ll realize why NWSC is the right place for you to succeed.

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If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Allied Health and exploring if Northwest Suburban College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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