Career-Focused Health Sciences Education at Northwest Suburban College

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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

Job-Oriented Programs.
Reasonable Tuition. Small classes.
Convenient Location.

Wondering where can I go for Medical Assistant training near me? Look no further! Northwest Suburban College is located in the Chicago suburb. We have open enrollment now for people in Chicago and in the Illinois suburb! Want to find out more about our accredited Medical Assisting training? Click the link above to start your new career and start making 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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  • Dental Assistant

    Become a 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

    Become a 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

    Become a 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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Welcome Our new Provost and Chief Operating Officer!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jay Shahed MD, MBA at Northwest Suburban College. He is a business-oriented professional leader with an extensive background that involves a broad range of academic leadership and instruction in higher education. Dr. Shahed earned his bachelor’s in science from the University of Illinois, a master’s in business administration from Roosevelt University/Illinois, and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Santiago/Dominican Republic. Over the past 30 years, as a professor and an academic administrator, he has taught Medical and Healthcare leadership courses in the MBA graduate program and undergraduate programs. 

Dr. Shahed brings a wealth of expertise to our institution. He will play a pivotal role, in guiding our strategic initiatives and fostering academic excellence and operational efficiency.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jay Shahed to Northwest Suburban College.

Why Choose Northwest Suburban College?

  • Job-Oriented 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 – As a not for profit college, NWSC has reasonable fees and also offers institutional grant assistance and payment plans.
  • Small Classes – Our classes have typically less than 12 students, provide more one-on-one attention from your instructor
  • Convenient Location – NWSC is located in a Chicago suburb with easy  access via car, train, or bus.
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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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You won’t know if a school is the right fit for you until you see it for yourself. Come tour the campus, check out the modern facilities, and meet friendly instructors and students.

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Is Northwest Suburban College Right For You? Get More Info…

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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The Role of Dental Assistants in Infection Control and Patient Safety

Dental Assistants play a crucial role in maintaining infection control and patient safety within dental practices. They are responsible for ensuring that the dental office adheres to strict protocols and standards to minimize the risk of infection and protect the well-being of both patients and staff. In this article, we will explore the importance of read more…

The Growing Importance of Pharmacy Technicians in Community Pharmacies

Pharmacy Technicians are indispensable healthcare professionals who play a critical role in delivering quality pharmaceutical care and ensuring the smooth operation of pharmacies across the country. While their contributions have always been essential, the past decades have seen a significant shift in the expectations and responsibilities of Pharmacy Technicians in community pharmacies. As the field read more…

Mastering Communication in Healthcare: Northwest Suburban College’s Approach to Empowering Medical Assistants

Communication is at the heart of healthcare, where excellent patient outcomes rely on effective interaction between healthcare professionals and their patients. Medical Assistants are crucial in bridging the communication gap and fostering meaningful connections in healthcare environments. With a strong emphasis on developing communication skills, our medical assistant training program prepares students to excel in read more…

Elevate Patient Experience in Dental Care: Northwest Suburban College’s Patient-Centric Dental Assistant Training

Dental Assistants play a significant role in enhancing patient experiences throughout their dental care journey. With responsibilities spanning beyond technical tasks, they forge strong connections with patients, helping to create a positive and comfortable environment within the dental clinic. Our dental assistant program recognizes this pivotal role and prioritizes patient-focused training to nurture compassionate and read more…

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