Become a partner

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 providers for solutions to meet the demands of successful operations.

Providers!  It’s easy—and rewarding—to become an Industry Partner of the Northwest Career Colleges Federation. Reach potential clients in the Northwest  by joining the outstanding providers and professional organizations listed below  in membership.

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

Platinum Members

Champion College Services

Kruse PEO

Pearson Education

Rekdal Hopkins Howard, PS

Gold Members


Associate Members

Akerman LLP


American Medical Technologists (AMT)

Elements Massage

Enrollment Resources

Gragg Advertising

Great Exposure, Inc

Health Learning, Research and Practice

Henry Schein


Legacy Solutions

Max Knowledge, Inc

National Center for Competency Testing

National Healthcareer Association

Partners Financial Services, Inc.

TFC Credit Corporation



Platinum Members


8443 154th Avenue NE
Redmond WA, 98052
800-860-9560 is a full-service creative and digital advertising agency specializing in generating leads and enrollments. Recognized by Google as an Engage All-Star Agency, uses the most sophisticated technology and micro-targeting techniques to deliver uncommon results.


Champion College Services

4600 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 180
Tempe, AZ 85282
800-761-7376 or 480-947-7375

CHAMPION COLLEGE SERVICES, a respected advocate for higher education since 1989, delivers unrivaled results. Our tenured clients’ CDR rates dropped 7.1% from FY2008 to FY2009! Our diversified portfolio of results-driven services includes borrower education, financial literacy, debt management and default prevention; customizable surveys for Insight into students, alumni, employers, placement verification, and gainful employment measures; skip tracing; audits; appeals; and consulting. Our unique software-as-a-service, APEXsrm, offers transparency and technology for Independence (you do it all), Alliance (we do it together), and Assurance (we do it all) options to meet your needs and overcome your challenges. Champion, on behalf of school clients, upholds its mission to be a mentor for developing healthy life skills for our student customers that create and maintain self-esteem and self-worth.

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Physico is a partner with Kruse providing local services to meet your HR, benefits and payroll needs


412 Jefferson Parkway
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503 869-5000

When you join the Kruse family, your business gains the advantages normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies at rates you can afford.  Our employee benefits, HR & payroll technology will allow you to focus on educating students and attracting the very best people to work for you.  You also receive an added layer of protection from government regulators and lawsuits.

We provide you with:

  • Medical – Dental  – Vision – 401K – Life Insurance
  • HR Management Software & Support
  • Payroll & Payroll Tax
  • Workers Compensation
  • Risk Management. . . and a team of individuals dedicated to taking care of you.


You focus on what you do best, and let Kruse take care of the rest.


Pearson Education

1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

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 Thank you for your business and we look forward to contributing to your continued success.


Rekdal Hopkins Howard, PS

2275 116th Avenue NW
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004


Rekdal Hopkins Howard, PS supports a client base that we’ve been serving for over 20 years. Time and time again, clients have taken us into their confidence to gain insight on business challenges beyond tax and financial statements. They rely on our responsiveness and personalized approach when a decision needs to be made. We believe that personal attention, trusted advice, and quality services are the key elements that help us retain our client base. We’re proud of what we do at Rekdal Hopkins Howard, PS.  We proudly give back to our community and offer outstanding careers to our staff, all while continuing to raise the bar on the level of service provided to our clients.

We excel in serving privately held mid-market businesses and their owners.  We have extensive experience in the following industries:  retail dealer services, professional service firms, financial aid audits, real estate, and high net-worth individuals.

Gold Members



3000 Northup Way, Suite 200

Bellevue, WA 98004


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.

Associate Members

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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).

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002

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.




American Medical Technologists (AMT)

10700 W. Higgins Road, Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 60018

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a recognized certification agency for allied
health professionals, including Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, Medical Administrative
Specialists, Dental Assistants, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Allied Health Instructors.
In existence since 1939, AMT is also a membership association, providing continuing education and other services to over 50,000 members.

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Elements Massage

9092 S. Ridgline Blvd, Suite A
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Elements Massage TM provides personalized, deep tissue, relaxing Swedish and other types of customized massage therapy to clients seeking therapeutic relief from neck and back paid, stress reduction, improved immunity, as well as relaxation. With the Elements Massage TM promise, each massage is guaranteed to meet or exceed expectations, or the next massage is on us. The affordable and flexible membership program offered by Elements Massage TM empowers clients to regularly enjoy a service that supports their heald and wellness.

Elements began franchising in 2006 and has 200 locations in 32 states. The company ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for performance in areas such as financial strength, growth rate and system size.

Enrollment Resources

Enrollment Resources

1096 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, British Colombia, Canada V9B 2Y5

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.


Gragg Advertising

450 – 4th Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106

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.


Great Exposure, Inc

2207 – 1010 Richards St.
Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1G2
Tel: 604.608.2461
Fax: 604.608.2462

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.

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.


Health Learning, Research and Practice

(Formerly Wolters Kluewer Health)

Health Learning, Research and Practice (formerly Wolters Kluwer Health) has been a leading provider of information for practitioners and students in:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Health Professions
  • Pharmacy


98 Dornoch Way
Trabuco, CA 92679

Henry Schein

135 Duryea Rd
Melville, NY 11747


Legacy Solutions

2225 Jeffery Allen Drive, Ste. 330
Shakopee, MN 55379

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.


Max Knowledge, Inc

3943 Irvine Blvd #262
Irvine, CA 92602
888-626-0367 fax

MaxKnowledge offers a wide variety of online and blended performance improvement training programs to enhance the quality, efficiency and profitability of career colleges. Subject areas include: Admissions, Education (Faculty Training and Development), eLearning, Financial Aid, Marketing, Operations, Placement and Retention. MaxKnowledge training courses are facilitated by leading career education experts and participants receive Continuing Education Units upon completion of training. MaxKnowledge also offers a large selection of free courses in soft skills areas such as communications skills, management, leadership, creativity and innovation.


National Center for Competency Testing

7007 College Blvd, Suite 385
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-498-1902 fax

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.


National Healthcareer Association

11161 Overbrook Road
Leawood, KS 66211

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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Partners Financial Services, Inc.

403 Axminister
Fenton, MO 63026

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


TFC Credit Corporation

2010 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 300
San Ramon, CA 94583

Ask for Stephen Breitbart at:  800-832-5626

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.



222 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 1800
El Sequndo, CA 90245






Velocify is a leading provider of cloud-based intelligent enrollment management software designed for schools that compete for students.  Velocify helps admissions departments improve enrollment rates by driving rapid inquiry response,improved process discipline and productivity, and actionable insights.




2401 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

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.