Westwood College

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Basic Information

Address: Westwood enrolls new students at 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, and Virginia as well as out online campus. Specific information on each location is available on our website.
Phone Number: Call us toll-free at 1-800-281-2978
President: Dean Gouin

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Westwood College is currently nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Founded: 1953
Degrees Offered: Associate, Bachelor, Masters
School Setting:

Westwood provides the opportunity for students to participate in a number of extracurricular activities. Those interested in joining a club or participating in extracurricular activities should contact their student services advisor. Students are encouraged to take advantage of activities, clubs, and events that are offered both on- and off-campus. These events are designed to help students feel a part of the campus community and to develop career-readiness skills. Students often report that the more engaged they are in campus events, the more beneficial and
enjoyable their Westwood experience and education is.

School Schedule: Typically, day section classes will be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and night section classes will be scheduled between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. two to five nights a week. Although every effort is made to schedule classes for students’ convenience, Westwood College reserves the right to alter scheduling if proper facilities, equipment, or staff are not available.
School days in Calendar Year: There are five terms at the college each calendar year. Terms begin in January, March, May, August, and October. See the official school catalog for complete details at http://www.westwood.edu/programs/course-catalogs/
School Holidays: Yes.
School Size: Westwood has helped prepare students for careers of their choice.
Classroom Size: Westwood strives to maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio, especially in laboratory settings. Some lecture classes may be larger depending on the nature of the subject matter. Class sizes will be appropriate to the course of instruction and shall contribute to the achievement of the course objectives.

Individual campuses participate in a variety of community activities.

Financial Aid:

At Westwood, we understand that paying for college can seem overwhelming. We’re here to help you understand all the sources of money available, guide you through the process and be with you every step of the way. More information is available on our website.

Disability Services:

Westwood College prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability. Westwood College complies with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no special admission process for students with disabilities. Students may seek accommodations not only for courses and programs, but placement tests as well. Consult with the Campus Disabilities Coordinator for more information. More information is available on our website.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Varies by campus

Admissions Deadline: Please contact a Westwood Admissions Representative at 800-281-2978 for information on admissions deadlines for each term.
Mission Statement:

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The College offers broad access to education and serves a diverse, multicultural body of students in an environment that promotes pride, respect, and teamwork. The College's programs are designed to empower students to pursue their individual career goals.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Westwood College serves a student population rich in diversity, and promotes a strong culture of mutual respect and collaboration. The College maintains a business-like environment and promotes attendance, focus, and professional behavior. Active learning methods encourage strong student engagement, create a dynamic learning environment, and promote long-term retention and application of learning. Assignments are practical and encourage students to directly apply concepts and theories to life and career. More information on Westwood’s approach to teaching and learning is available on our website.

Programs and Services:

Westwood offers over 35 programs in the fields of technology, healthcare, business, justice, design, gaming, and industrial services. More information is available on our website regarding the specific programs available in each of our locations and through our online learning option.

Notes/School Information:

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alta College, Inc. (Alta) is the parent organization for Westwood College.  Since its inception, Alta has been a leader in career-focused education, meeting workforce needs for in-demand employment fields. As occupational challenges and opportunities are recognized, Alta develops new programs in cooperation with industry leaders to meet the needs of our students and graduates and of employers, as well. Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing associate degrees that can be obtained as littles as 17 months and bachelor's degrees that can be obtained in as little as three years.

Westwood college campuses are available at the following locations.¹
Anaheim - Anaheim, CA
Inland Empire - Upland, CA
Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
South Bay - Torrance, CA

Denver North - Denver, CO
Denver South - Denver, CO

Atlanta Midtown - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Northlake - Atlanta, GA

Chicago Loop - Chicago, IL
DuPage - Woodbridge, IL
O'Hare Airport - Chicago, IL
River Oaks - Calumet City, IL

Annandale - Annandale, VA
Arlington Ballston - Arlington, VA

Westwood College - Online Campus

¹Westwood also operates three campuses in the state of Texas; however, we are not currently enrolling new students at those campuses.