NWC is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and is licensed by the Oregon Department of Education and the Board of Cosmetology.
Welcome to Northwest College
Congratulations on considering one of the fastest growing professions in the country. Spa and salon professionals—hair stylists and colorists, barbers, facial estheticians, and nail technicians—are in great demand. The job outlook for the next decade shows even greater growth. And it's no wonder. More and more people are discovering the benefits of health, wellness and beauty services to not only look better, but also feel better, as they go about their busy lives.
Congratulations, too, on considering Northwest College for your education and training program. Our college has been training cosmetology professionals since 1972, growing right along with the industry we serve. Today, we are continuing to meet the rising demand for health and beauty professionals with updated, learner-centered programs. Our small group format, extensive one-on-one instruction, and hands-on clinic experience fully prepare you for state licensing exams and an exciting career.
Our graduates face a most fortunate future: in a recent national survey conducted by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), there was just one applicant for every six available jobs. Very few professions today can offer that future security. And the profession offers so many opportunities. You can choose to work in an established salon, specialize as a colorist or esthetician, open your own spa or salon, become a product representative, teach others valuable skills—the list goes on. You can practically step right into your dream job!
No matter which career path you choose, Northwest College is committed to giving you the best foundation for success. Our programs in hair design, barbering, esthetics, cosmetology, nail technology, and bodywork, and teacher training are accredited and approved by NACCAS, the industry standard for quality. Our instructors are the best in the business and are dedicated to making sure that you become the very best at what you do, too.
To find our more about our career programs, please email our admissions office.
Dwight Deen Cummings
President Northwest College