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.

What's new

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

Bigfin.com

Champion College Services

Kruse PEO

McGraw-Hill Education

Pearson Education

Rekdal Hopkins Howard, PS

 

Gold Members

CliftonLarsonAllen

 

Associate Members

American Medical Technologists

Elements Massage

Enrollment Resources

Gragg Advertising

Great Exposure Inc.

Health Learning

Henry Schein

ieLinks

Legacy Solutions

Max Knowledge, Inc.

National Center for Competency Testing

National Healthcareer Association

Partners Financial Services, Inc.

TFC Credit Corporation

Vector Careers

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

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

www.championcollegeservices.com

info@championcollegeservices.com

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

www.physicompany.com

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.

 

McGraw-Hill-Learning

 

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

8900 Keystone Crossing, Suite 950
Indianapolis, IN 46240-7649
800-257-5785
314-439-6754 (fax)

www.mhhe.com

McGraw-Hill Education is a global leader in educational materials and professional information. With offices in more than 30 countries and publications in more than 40 languages, the McGraw-Hill Education develops products that influence people’s lives, throughout their lives, from preschool through career. The scope of our operations, the quality of our editorial product, and the pace at which we are developing new media to fulfill our customers’ information requirements are increasing. Wherever in the world you are, whatever in the world you need to know, The McGraw-Hill Companies is there, keeping the world up to speed.

McGraw-Hill is excited to support your goals through all of our disciplines: Allied Health, Business, Computer Education, Electronics, Engineering, and General Education. From traditional textbooks, to E-books to course cartridges for your course management system. McGraw-Hill delivers complete classroom solutions based on your needs.

Microsoft and McGraw-Hill have an exclusive partnership with Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Internet Academy program offering educators a world class dimension in authoritative teaching and learning tools. McGraw-Hill is your provider of the Microsoft Official Academic Course materials.

We invite you to visit our online catalog at www.mhhe.com.

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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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Rekdal Hopkins Howard, PS

2275 116th Avenue NW
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004

425-658-1401

http://rh2cpas.com/

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

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.

Associate Members

AMT

American Medical Technologists (AMT)

10700 W. Higgins Road, Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-823-5169

www.americanmedtech.org

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
720-457-1344
www.elementsmassage.com

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.

 

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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

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.

CampusLogin
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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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
949-480-7722
www.wolterskluwer.com

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Henry Schein

135 Duryea Rd
Melville, NY 11747
631-843-5500

ieLinks provides Software for the Allied Health schools management.  eCampusLynx software includes management of prospects, admissions, financial aid packaging, time clock for theory/lab class attendance tracking, student ledger, job placement, loan default management and extern/internship hours tracking.  Our software provides all the reports to comply with academic, Title IV IPEDS, accrediting and state agencies.

You will have  customized implementation based on how the campus operates.  We include customized enrollment contracts, attendance sheets, SAP reports and official transcripts.  We provide on-site, hands-on training for three days and 100 hours FREE OF CHARGE customizations to satisfy your specific needs for system functions and/or reports.  Most of all, we update your system as your business requirements change.  eCampusLynx is the most reliable, secure, easy to use and cost effective school management software on the market.  We are celebrating our 14th year.  Our customer services supersedes customer expectations.

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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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Max Knowledge, Inc

3943 Irvine Blvd #262
Irvine, CA 92602
888-626-2407
888-626-0367 fax

http://www.maxknowledge.com/

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.

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National Center for Competency Testing

7007 College Blvd, Suite 385
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-498-1000
913-498-1902 fax

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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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

Ask for Stephen Breitbart at:  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.

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Vector Careers, Inc.

1815 NW 169th Place
Suite 5010
Beaverton, OR 97006
877-832-8672

http://www.vector-careers.com/

At the heart of Vector Careers is the desire to facilitate and support education. We are a highly successful and respected national recruiting firm that specializes in placing high level executives such as Regional VP’s and Campus Presidents along with Directors of Admissions, Finance, Career Services, etc., and the people that support these teams. Our proven team of experienced recruiters represents a level of expertise in the educational market that is recognized and utilized by many of the world’s leading institutions. Vector Careers is dedicated to providing candidates and companies with the highest quality and most time-efficient recruiting services. We cultivate many successful partnerships with a sense of integrity, professionalism, individual pride and company spirit.