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Our mission
Westwood College  is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Our values
We are dedicated to preparing students for meaningful employment. We provide a quality education and learning environment. We embody integrity in everything we do. We believe in partnership with employers, students, graduates and our communities. We have pride in our students and are passionate about their success. We respect diversity and believe all people should have the opportunity to get an education and find meaningful employment. We believe in continuous improvement and exploring new ideas.

Who we are
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 College

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning founded in Denver, Colorado in 1953. Today, Westwood has 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia and an online campus.* Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing three-year bachelor’s degrees in high-growth fields. We have more than 10,000 students enrolled in one of our degree programs in technology, healthcare, business, design, justice and industrial services. To date, nearly 30,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.

Associate DegreeInformation and Network Technologies
Bachelor's DegreeInformation and Network Technologies: Major in Cisco® Network Systems
Bachelor's DegreeInformation and Network Technologies: Major in Computer Forensics Bachelor's DegreeInformation and Network Technologies: Major in Network Management
Bachelor's DegreeInformation and Network Technologies: Major in Systems Security
Associate DegreeInformation Technology
Bachelor's DegreeInformation Technology: Major in Computer Forensics
Bachelor's DegreeInformation Technology: Major in Network Management
Bachelor's DegreeInformation Technology: Major in Systems Security
Bachelor's DegreeSoftware Development: Major in Game Software Development

Associate DegreeHealth Information Technology
DiplomaMedical Assisting
Associate DegreeMedical Assisting
Associate DegreeMedical Insurance Coding and Billing
Associate DegreeMedical Office Management

Associate DegreeBusiness Administration
Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Accounting
Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Healthcare Management
Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Human Resource Management
Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Management
Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Marketing Management
Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Project Management
Associate DegreeConstruction Management
Bachelor's DegreeConstruction Management
Associate DegreeHospitality Administration
Master's DegreeMaster of Business Administration

Associate DegreeComputer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting
Associate DegreeGraphic Design
Bachelor's DegreeGraphic Design: Major in Animation
Bachelor's DegreeGraphic Design: Major in Game Art
Bachelor's DegreeGraphic Design: Major in Visual Communications
Bachelor's DegreeGraphic Design: Major in Web Design
Bachelor's DegreeInterior Design

Associate DegreeCriminal Justice
Bachelor's DegreeCriminal Justice: Major in Administration
Bachelor's DegreeCriminal Justice: Major in Corrections
Bachelor's DegreeCriminal Justice: Major in Investigations
Associate DegreeParalegal

Associate DegreeAutomotive Technology
Associate DegreeSurveying

Online Learning

If you're interested in earning a college degree while maintaining your current lifestyle, the Westwood College–Online Campus can provide an engaging and flexible alternative. Our online school employs sophisticated multimedia technologies merged with a rich history of excellence in career education to offer a virtual learning opportunity tailored to meet individual needs.

Once enrolled in one of our school's online degree programs, you'll be able to access your classrooms from anywhere with just an Internet connection. Our experienced faculty, practical course design, and small class sizes combine to create an effective learning environment that allows you to participate regularly in interactive discussions with instructors and other students.

Online Learning classes are available for the following schools:

  • School of Technology
  • School of Business
  • School of Healthcare
  • School of Design
  • School of Justice
  • Featured online degree

Featured online degree

A Master of Business Administration degree is a great way to reach your potential and take your career to the next level. Learn more about the flexibility and convenience of our MBA online program – you can earn your MBA from the Westwood College online campus.

At Westwood College, we want to provide the tools you need to succeed! Aside from career-focused classes that are taught by working professionals; we hope you'll seek support from your personal Success TeamSM, a dedicated team of advisors, career counselors and faculty. To assist during the times where you may find you need additional help with coursework Westwood offers tutoring at no additional charge.

At Westwood, your student finance specialists are here to help you navigate the process and be with you every step of the way. And the support doesn't stop after graduation. As a qualified Westwood graduate you can make use of our alumni retraining program, as well as the career services team.

Need more info? Check out How it Works and the Benefits of attending college online. We have also provided an Admissions FAQ to cover those initial questions you may have.

If you have more questions, we have answers. Call us or fill out the form today!

Westwood College – Online Campus
10249 Church Ranch Way
Westminster, CO 80021


During our online application process you will fill out a series of forms and submit related documentation confirming your interest and qualifications for admission. As part of our admissions process we will also help you assess your career goals to determine which Westwood program is best for you.

Once you've applied at any of our 14 campuses1 or for one of our online programs, our five-step QuickStart℠ program can get you on your way by helping you:

  • Complete your enrollment process2
  • Complete the student financing process
  • Meet with additional Westwood Success Team℠members
  • Register for classes
  • Start school

Getting started
Check out our Admission Steps to find out how to get started. We recommend filling out the Request Information form or calling us at 1-800-281-2978, so an admissions representative can assist you.

For interested students who have an appointment scheduled with an admissions representative, click here to access your personalized presentation. Be certain to have your individual code ready for input once you join the call with your representative.

Financial Aid & Tuition

A college degree is a smart investment that pays back in many ways, including career direction, higher salaries and overall personal satisfaction. But, going to college and getting a degree requires preparation, planning, and financial sacrifice.

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.

Sources of money to pay for college

  • Scholarship money
  • Grant money
  • Your money
  • Borrowed money
  • Federal student loans
  • Private bank loans
  • Tuition assistance

No matter what turns out to be the best mix of student financing options for you, our student finance specialists will guide you through the process from beginning to end, helping you chart the path toward your future career.

Student Services

From the moment you enroll at one of our Westwood campuses, our student services staff is standing by to offer help and assistance. They can assist you with the many concerns that arise as you make the transition to college. We offer an array of services available every step of the way.

New student orientation and tours
Westwood offers new-student orientation sessions before the start of each term. Prospective students and their families are also invited to tour the campus nearest you when you are in the process of choosing a school. To schedule a private tour, please call your Westwood admissions representative. An online orientation is available for students enrolled in an online program.

Each Westwood campus has a housing coordinator who helps students arrange safe, affordable housing in nearby apartments or rental homes. When possible and appropriate, we arrange for roommates. This often allows students of the same age, gender, and school program to share housing costs, carpool to and from school and develop new friendships.

Learning commons and library
Each Westwood campus has staffed learning commons for students, faculty and staff. Periodicals, printed reference resources and online information databases, such as LexisNexis, are available for student use. Computer stations also provide Internet access. WiFi is available throughout most campuses for students with laptops.

Career preparation
At Westwood, we provide career advising from the moment you begin classes. Getting to know you and your career goals will help us guide and prepare you throughout college.

Student activities
Student activities, such as fundraisers and social activities are available on each particular campus. Examples include intramural sports, dances, food drives and much more. More information is available under the Campus Life tab for the location of interest. Students interested in participating should request information from the student services office.

Advisor program
Advisors are available to help individual students with various issues such as class attendance, financial challenges or personal concerns.

Tutoring program
No matter what the subject, free tutoring is available for every Westwood student.

Dispute resolution hotline
We recognize that academic and non-academic issues may come up that you may feel are unresolved.

Often, the most direct route to resolve an academic issue is via your instructor or the program director/academic dean. Similarly, for non-academic issues, we recommend you approach your student services advisor and/or the director of student services.

However, if this does not satisfy your need for any reason, please call our Dispute Resolution Hotline at 888-331-3036. Your call will be returned quickly by someone who can help you find a solution.

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