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.
Who are Northwest College's Students?
Northwest College students come from diverse backgrounds. Some are fresh out of high school; some are business professionals looking for a career change; and others have worked in the salon and spa industries for years and want to further their education.
But all Northwest College students have one thing in common: a passion for the spa and salon industries.
The core of the curriculum at Northwest College is hands-on teaching of all techniques and skills, practical safety and sanitation skills and business practices, as well as the theoretical knowledge that underlies competency in these related fields.
Northwest College endeavors to expose students to the different styles and experiences of the school's instructors, to acquaint students with a wide variety of equipment, and to prepare them for whatever area of the salon and spa industries they choose to enter.
As of 2012, Northwest College has become very involved with SEMPER Fashion and this means that our students will be given the opportunity to work their fashion events and get experience doing hair and make-up on runway models. In 2013, we are one of the presenting sponsors of the Portland Fashion Week and will be bringing 20 students each day to work backstage!