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It’s easy—and rewarding—to become an Industry Preferred Partner of the Northwest Career Colleges Federation. Join the outstanding vendors, service providers and professional organizations who have partnered with the Northwest Career Colleges Federation.

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The Careers That Work! Scholarship program makes available five $1000 scholarships to every high school – public and private – in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to award to graduating seniors headed to one of the NWCCF participating member colleges. This includes alternative high schools and skill centers. High schools select the recipients.

Did you know?

The first recorded private "venture" school opened in 1705 in Colonial America, the first business college opened in Washington in 1886 and Perry Technical Institute opened in 1941, making it the oldest, continuously operating private career college in Washington.

Industry Partner Members

Support those that support the Northwest Career Colleges Federation!  The companies shown below are members of the NWCCF.  Turn first to these Solutions Providers – Helping drive your success strategy forward.

To learn more about membership categories and benefits, contact us today.

Platinum Members

Bigfin.com

Champion College Services

Hauser Jones & Sas, CPAs

Pearson Education

Gold Members

Associate Members

Akerman LLP

ACICS

Amazon/Kindle Education

American Medical Certification Association

Burmax

CliftonLarsonAllen

Elsevier

Enrollment Resources

Gragg Advertising

Great Exposure, Inc

ieLinks

Legacy Solutions

LoanStar Home Lending

Max Knowledge, Inc

McGraw Hill

National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Center for Competency Testing

National Healthcareer Association

The Oregonian - OregonLiVE

Partners Financial Services, Inc.

TFC Credit Corporation

Velocify

V. W. Brown Insurance

Wright International Student Services

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Platinum Members

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Bigfin.com

8443 154th Avenue NE
Redmond WA, 98052
800-860-9560

www.bigfin.com

info@bigfin.com

Bigfin.com is a full-service creative and digital advertising agency specializing in generating leads and enrollments. Recognized by Google as an Engage All-Star Agency, Bigfin.com uses the most sophisticated technology and micro-targeting techniques to deliver uncommon results.

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Champion College Services

7776 S. Pointe Parkway West #250
Phoenix, AZ 85044
800-761-7376 or 480-947-7375

www.championcollegeservices.com

info@championcollegeservices.com

CHAMPION COLLEGE SERVICES, respected advocate for higher education since 1989, understands the value of preserving positive supportive relationships between students and their educational institutions. Our NEW Default Is Lame campaign is designed to evoke emotions that drive borrower behaviors to achieve successful student loan repayment. For an affordable monthly fee, we provide support for enrolled students through the first three years after they leave school that includes awareness posters, business cards, preloaded flash drives and life skills classes, plus iGrad courses, tools and more! Each of these strategically developed benefits combines wonderfully with advances of software and reporting, our time-proven default prevention strategies, and our core resources that have delivered quality results for schools since 1989. Our expert customer service representatives consistently reach students at crucial moments in their student loan lifecycle and provide highly individualized mentoring for students to make wise financial choices. As a result, from our inception through today, the schools Champion has partnered with consistently enjoy a deeper and more holistic understanding of default prevention, the exceptional CDR rates we’ve worked together to achieve, and the positive impact that we have on student lives. We also offer APEXsrm (SAAS) for those schools doing in-house default prevention.

 

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Hauser Jones & Sas
10940 NE 33rd Place, Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.889.1778
http://www.hauserjonesandsas.com/

Hauser, Jones & Sas, is a full service Certified Public Accounting and business consulting firm with multiple offices. The firm serves many specialty markets, including career colleges and vocational schools in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. HJ&S helps school administrators secure government funding, manage compliance issues, prepare for annual audits, and steadily grow their businesses with the aid of formal business plans, financial forecasts and value added counsel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pearson Education

1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
800-635-1579

www.pearsoned.com/

Pearson Education is pleased to support your goals through the educational publishers we represent. As your partner, the Pearson Education family of companies represents the world’s leading career education content. We put our vast capabilities to work for you to deliver complete classroom solutions in the media and format that is appropriate for your institution and student population.

From Allied Health, to Computing and Information Technology, Electronics, Business, Automotive, Construction, Criminal Justice, and General Education, our products are supported by leading edge and easy to use technology that adds value to the classroom experience and is consistent and reliable.

You know us by our Pearson-branded imprints of Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, Longman, and Pearson Custom Publishing. Each of these publishers offers proven content, trusted authors, expertise in customization, and unparalleled instructor support materials. We invite you to visit our online catalog at pearsoned.com. Thank you for your business and we look forward to contributing to your continued success.

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Zipwhip

2401 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206-284-2369
www.zipwhip.com 

 Zipwhip’s cloud texting lets you send and receive text messages from any Internet-connected device such as your laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. The beauty of Zipwhip technology is that we leverage your existing mobile or landline phone number.The Zipwhip cloud stores your messages for you just like email. Upon receiving a new text message, Zipwhip pushes that message down to all your devices in real time. These devices are kept perfectly in sync.

Gold Members

Associate Members

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Akerman

www.akerman.com
750 Ninth Street, N.W.
Suite 750
Washington, D.C., 20001
Tel: 202.393.6222

Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm. We are known for our core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 350 (2014). Clients engage Akerman to help them more confidently address their business challenges and opportunities across the U.S. and throughout the Americas.

The Akerman team is recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers (2014) as one of the best law firms in the U.S. in 30 practice areas. The firm also is ranked among the top 50 Law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard (2014).

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Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002
202.336.6780
www.acics.org

Founded in 1912, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is one of the most respected and longest established national accreditor of academic institutions in the United States. It is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

ACICS currently accredits more than 900 institutions throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries enrolling over 800,000 students. ACICS is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia with offices maintained in the District of Columbia.

 

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500 Boren Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
206.427.6335
www.amazon.com

 

Amazon Education offers solutions and products for schools that are making the transition to digital education. Whispercast is a powerful, free online application that enables organizations to discover, procure, manage and deliver eBooks, apps and documents quickly and easily to most any device including Fire tablets, iPads, PC, Mac, and Android devices. Whispercast also helps centrally manage all Amazon devices

 

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

 

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194 Route 46 East
Fairfield, NJ 07004
888.960.2622
www.AMCAexams.com

The AMCA was established in 2010 with a vision of enhancing the allied healthcare industry by providing national certification exams that validate the knowledge and expertise of professionals in this field.  The AMCA collaborates and actively participates in the allied healthcare industry to serve as a support network for allied healthcare professionals. On October 8, 2015, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) accreditation to the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.  AMCA joins an elite group of more than 120 organizations representing over 270 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation.

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The Burmax Company
28 Barretts Avenue
Holtsville, NY 11742
800.645.5118
www.theburmaxcompany

Burmax is an industry leader in providing schools with the professional salon quality tools and equipment they need for students at competitive prices. This family-owned and operated business has been partnering with schools since 1948. With over 9,000 items from the top brands in the industry, Burmax provides its customers with an easy, one-stop shopping experience. You will find everything for Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Barbering. The Burmax dedicated sales consultants offer personal service and customized solutions for your school. Whether you are looking for everyday supplies or customized student kits, Burmax can quickly provide you with everything you need.

 

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CliftonLarsonAllen

3000 Northup Way, Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-828-9420
www.cliftonlarsonallen.com

CliftonLarsonAllen offers a wide array of professional services. These include financial statements, tax planning and preparation, accounting systems consulting, business valuations and estate planning. We have provided financial statement audits, SFA attestations, and other services to the private school industry for 15 years. We continuously maintain our expertise on SFA related issues, and also on accounting and tax issues that are of particular relevance to our school clients. We emphasize that an effective system of international controls is a school’s best insurance against compliance deficiencies. We work with our clients to help develop and maintain strong international control systems within their organizations.

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Elsevier is the leading provider of information solutions that help you make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries in science, health, and technology.

 

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Enrollment Resources

1096 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, British Colombia, Canada V9B 2Y5
250-743-2886
http://www.enrollmentresources.com/

Enrollment Resources helps Career Colleges and Trade Schools increase enrollment without having to increase budgets by identifying the under performing areas in your marketing—typically advertising, admissions, and lead conversion—and reallocating resources to get better performance.

You may have heard of the 50/5 rule, where 50% of your effort gets 5% of your results. We can help you identify the underperforming 50% and reinvest it in strategies and activities that will get you significantly better return on your marketing dollar.

We offer four main services:

  • Advertising and Admissions Optimization
  • Lead conversion programs
  • Lead generation
  • Mystery shopping
  • Tenant Representation—Local & National Representation

All our programs are based real-world strategies and best-practices of top schools and have been proven to deliver financial results for clients.

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Gragg Advertising

450 – 4th Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-931-0050
http://www.graggadv.com

  Gragg Advertising is a full-service direct response marketing company with a focus in online technology.  In addition to traditional advertising services such as creative design, media buying and online marketing, we’ve also developed a series of tools to help you better refine your lead flow process and fill your classrooms with more students.  We combine traditional branding strategy with proven direct response marketing tactics in order to create advertising that is both memorable and measurable.

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Great Exposure, Inc

2207 – 1010 Richards St.
Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1G2
Tel: 604.608.2461
Fax: 604.608.2462
http://www.greatexposure.com

Great Exposure has specialized in creating highly effective customized Education Marketing and Student Recruitment solutions for the Higher Ed sector since 1998.  In the last 15 years we have worked with over 1000 colleges and universities and accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with our clients.

Whether your interest is in redesigning your website as a better enrollment tool, or more effectively connecting with the 25-40% of your visitors that are using mobile devices, please visit see our design portfolio that includes some of our work.  If your focus is a school management system, we should talk.

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is the most advanced recruiting system on the market. Let’s have a conversation about your needs, take a tour of our system, and put you in touch with school owners and senior administrators who can share their experience.

Great Exposure is different:  we specialize in the private post-secondary sector, and provide the solutions and stand by them rather than make recommendations.  We are a partner, not a vendor, and look forward to partnering with you.

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Legacy Solutions

2225 Jeffery Allen Drive, Ste. 330
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-417-6489
http://www.legacysolutions.co

Legacy Solutions is a premier admissions training and strategic enrollment solutions consulting group. With nearly 500 clients supported, Legacy Solutions has been an international trusted partner of higher education institutions, both public and private, specializing in admissions effectiveness training and customized enrollment optimization solutions.
Our unrivaled blend of expertise, innovative and forward thinking approaches, scientifically proven strategies, as well as our highly regarded results-driven training programs and seminars, have supported schools in meeting/exceeding their enrollment goals while giving them the competitive advantage to overcome future challenges.

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LoanStar Home Lending
9020 SW Washington Square Rd, Ste 250
Portland, OR 97223
503.866.3366
www.goloanstar.com

LoanStar Home Lending is a mortgage lender focused on providing government, conventional, jumbo and alternative qualification home loans to customers in the states we are licensed. The LoanStar Home Lending mission is to deliver expertise and efficient access to home loans with passion, pride and integrity. We continually seek to improve our service commitment to our customers and the communities where we live and work to accomplish our vision is to be the most dynamic and trusted lender. Offering great options for NWCCF member schools.

 

MaxKnowledge

3943 Irvine Blvd #262
Irvine, CA 92602
888-626-2407
http://www.maxknowledge.com/

MaxKnowledge is the leading provider of online employee training solutions for career education institutions. From faculty development to management and staff training, MaxKnowledge has become the continuing education hub for college and university personnel. Thousands of institutions use MaxKnowledge to meet the professional development needs of their academic and administrative staff and CEUs are awarded. Operational training areas include admissions, career services, financial aid and compliance. There is also large selection of free tutorials in soft skills areas such as communications, management, leadership, creativity and innovation. The NWCCF Online Training Center (www.nwtraining.org) is powered by MaxKnowledge.

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McGraw Hill Education
8787 Orion Place
Columbus, OH 22302
703.600.7600
www.mheducation.com

 

Helping students attain their goals and achieve their dreams helps everyone. At McGraw-Hill Education, we contribute to a brighter future by bringing together the science of learning and the art of teaching. Harnessing technology enhances learning, both inside and outside of the classroom and deepens the connections between students and educators to empower greater success.

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National Academy of Sports Medicine
1750 E Northrop Blvd, Ste #200
Chandler, AZ 85286
602.383.5316
www.nasm.org/

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations for fitness professionals. In addition to its National Commission for Certifying Agencies-accredited (NCCA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to continuing Education Units (CEUs) and specializations including the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Academic institutions nationwide incorporate NASM’s leading fitness content into curriculums as part of Certified Personal Trainer programs, and bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The vision of NASM is to empower fitness and wellness professionals, supporting them in their goal of motivating clients to lead healthier lives.

 

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National Center for Competency Testing
7007 College Blvd, Suite 385
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-498-1000
www.ncctinc.com

NCCT is an allied health certifying agency that works in partnership with quality academic programs. Our certifications provide credentials that help in job placement and meet many state certification requirements.

NHA

National Healthcareer Association

11161 Overbrook Road
Leawood, KS 66211
913-661-5502
http://www.atitesting.com

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) was established in 1989 with the vision of implementing national competency standards to promote quality patient care.  Our goal is to increase the quality of care and make the healthcare industry better one worker at a time. Together with allied health schools and employers, we are taking steps to accomplish this mission. NHA is recommended and recognized by colleges, healthcare career programs and healthcare employers around the country.
Offering national certification as part of a school’s program helps recruit, retain and place students as well as provides students with a competitive edge in the marketplace.

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The Oregonian | Oregonlive.com
1500 SW 1st Avenue #500
Portland, OR 97201
503.319.3638

Oregonian Media Group delivers the most trusted news and information in Oregon and Southwest Washington through The Oregonian, OREGONLIVE and a range of digital products.

 

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Partners Financial Services, Inc.

403 Axminister
Fenton, MO 63026
800-926-1303
http://www.partners-mo.com/

You need value from your business partners and Partners Financial Services, Inc. is in the business of providing value. The credit and collections industry serves companies with options for the recovery of delinquent or defaulted outstanding receivables, as well as outsourcing opportunities for loan servicing and billing.Since opening in 1993 our mission has been to provide our clients with value by way of increasing profits through ethical consumer billing & collection (A.R.M) strategies, state-of-the-art technology and industry professionals dedicated to their business.

We look forward to the opportunity to create value for you and your school through a strong business partnership. We know your reputation & bottom line are important to you. We’ll protect both because “Your Success is Our Success!!”

Contact: Ben McNabb, The Self Investment Guy

1-800-926-1303 ext. 221

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TFC Credit Corporation

2010 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 300
San Ramon, CA 94583
800.832.5626
http://www.tfccredit.com/

With more than 35 years of successful student tuition financing experience, TFC Credit Corporation thoroughly understands the needs and strategies of schools. We have managed the student tuition receivables of over 2500 schools and take pride in our industry-wide reputation for professional excellence.

TFC provides the professional servicing required to efficient and effectively manage your student loan receivables.   Our TFC Advanced Cash Program generates “Upfront Cash” to your school while professionally managing your accounts.

Velocify

222 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 1800
El Sequndo, CA 90245
310-765-7526
www.velocify.com

Velocify is a market-leading provider of cloud-based intelligent enrollment management software designed for schools that compete for students. Velocify accelerates performance – driving rapid inquiry response, increased discipline, improved productivity, and unique enrollment management insights. The company has helped more than 1,500 organizations across a variety of industries, becoming the platform of choice for organizations focused on improving enrollment rates, customer acquisition practices and performance. For more information, visit: www.velocify.com/highered, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

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VW Brown Insurance Service
10411 Motor City Drive, Ste 500
Bethesda, MD 20817
www.vwbrown.com

VW Brown Insurance Service, LLC provides specialized insurance coverage for the private post secondary school market in all 48 continental states. We offer property, liability, malpractice, student accident, workers compensation, business auto, catastrophe umbrella, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, cyber liability & data breach, inland marine, and a whole host of other products and services.

WISS

Wright International Student Services
6405 Metcalf Ave., Ste. 504
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202
800.257.4757

Seven hundred schools like yours have turned to us for their default management needs. The average rate for these schools is now 10.2%. It is important to note the average rate for these same schools would be above 30% had they not used the WISS default reduction service. In 20 years of service we have never had a school sanctioned for a high default rate. No other default management service can come close to this level of success.

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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
601 North Keys Road
Yakima, WA 98903
509.865.6175
www.yvfwc.com

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is the largest community health system in the Pacific Northwest, serving over 120,000 people across 27 clinic and program sites in Washington and Oregon. We have expanded medical care to include dental, orthodontia, pharmacy, nutritional counseling, autism screening, social services and behavioral health. We also offer community programs that offer assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, tobacco cessation, and three mobile medical/dental clinics. Services are provided without regard to an individual’s ability to pay. A sliding-fee scale is available for those without health insurance.