About Westwood College Online

Westwood College - Online is one of the leading degree-granting online college.

Various data from online survey groups for 2014-2015 stand westwood college ranking in top 20. The report also pointed out Westwood's use of virtual classrooms, free tutoring and computer support, graduate retraining program, the "real-world" experience of instructors and focus on career development.

A Career-Focused Curriculum fron Westwood College Online offers degree programs, ranging from Computer Network Engineering to Criminal Justice to Game Art & Design. Our curriculum provides hands-on projects, incorporating some of the latest skills and technologies which you'll learn during your coursework. Your education at Westwood College Online will challenge you, enrich you and help launch you into a successful career. The flexibility of online courses means you can study on your own time, wherever you're most comfortable.

Associates Degree Online Programs

  • Business Administration (A):- Employers are constantly looking for qualified candidates who understand the different functions within a business. A Westwood College associate degree in business administration will provide you with the skills and qualifications necessary to start your career by teaching you the fundamentals of business, including elements of accounting, marketing, human resources, small business management and advanced business software. Plus, it is a great jump-start to your bachelor's degree.

    Program features include:

    • case studies to teach real-life scenarios
    • courses in all areas of business to teach versatility and critical thinking
    • the use of business simulations, business plan formatting and other applications to teach managerial skills

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  • Construction Management Campus Base
    In this program you'll learn to manage a construction project from start to finish with assistance from our faculty who will guide you through:

    • A curriculum designed with input from current industry professionals
    • Topics such as construction estimating and safety and the use of construction materials and methods
    • A course in Green Building Trends and Technology specifically designed to cover the topics for LEED Green Associate certification*

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  • Computer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting (A) Behind every home, skyscraper and bridge are architects and architectural drafters. As a Westwood College computer-aided design/architectural drafting student, you will use computer software to create the plans and drawings used to construct buildings. You will also develop a professional portfolio that will help you stand out when interviewing with employers.

    Program features include:

    • courses that help prepare you for industry-relevant Autodesk certificates* such as AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Architecture and 3D Viz®
    • training in REVIT® Architecture, a premiere Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that enables users to put buildings together in a virtual world
    • the creation of a professional portfolio to demonstrate skills to potential employers

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  • Criminal Justice (Associate):- Have you always had a strong belief in justice? Make a positive impact with a rewarding career in the field of criminal justice. A Westwood College criminal justice degree will prepare you for entry-level careers in a variety of criminal justice areas, including corrections and private security. Through hands-on coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to launch your career in criminal justice.

    Program features include:

    • course-based content on the current issues and trends in the field of criminal justice
    • writing and communication courses to enhance reporting skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice profession
    • discussion of high ethical standards that are expected of criminal justice professionals

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  • Graphic Design (Associate):- Graphic designers use knowledge of fine art, marketing and computer software to visually communicate an idea or message. As a Westwood College graphic design student, you will learn the skills needed to become a successful graphic designer through a variety of projects. You'll create a professional portfolio that will help you stand out when interviewing with employers. You can also work on your education from the comfort of your home by choosing to earn a graphic design online degree from Westwood College.

    Program features include:

    • a final student portfolio to demonstrate your skills to potential employers
    • instruction in effective page layout, web design, image editing, print production and digital design skills
    • courses that help prepare you for industry-relevant Adobe certificates* such as InDesign®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver® and Photoshop®

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  • Information Technology (Associate):- Business relies heavily on information technology. In our information technology associate degree program you'll learn through hands-on courses that will prepare you for highly sought-after industry certification exams from Microsoft® and CompTIA®.* Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    Online Program features include:

    • courses that prepare you for additional industry-relevant certificates*, such as Microsoft (workstation, server, active directory and infrastructure), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+
    • a broad-based technology program that features key topics such as operating systems, database administration, web programming and desktop hardware
    • courses in designing and troubleshooting computer network and peripheral problems

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  • Medical Insurance Coding and Billing (Associate):- If the business side of the medical field holds an interest for you, an associate degree in medical insurance coding and billing is tailored for you. Coding and billing specialists play key roles in the medical and health industries, specifically working in business and financial operations to help hospitals and medical offices provide smooth, no-hassle patient care. A Westwood College medical insurance coding and billing degree prepares you for your career through industry-focused courses and hands-on experience.

    Program training features include:

    • preliminary preparation for a number of medical billing & coding certifications* administered by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
    • course focus on healthcare terminology, procedures and administration
    • components of health information management, including health records, data sets, confidentiality and security, plus Health Information Portability and Accountability Act requirements
    • program training in ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding

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  • Medical Office Management (Associate):- Healthcare is a business and, like every business, it needs good management to keep running smoothly. With a medical office management degree from Westwood College, you will learn to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare so that the clinical experts can focus on patient care. Your courses are modeled after the workplace, giving you the valuable experience you'll need as you enter the medical office management field. Our faculty of professionals who work in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    Program features include:

    • courses that cover a wide range of topics critical to managing the business side of a medical practice
    • training in commonly used computer applications to make front office operations run smoothly and accurately
    • an understanding of accounting and insurance issues as related to managing a medical practice
    • courses that focus on working with people in the medical practice, including employees and patients

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  • Health Information Technology Campus Base
    Whether it's a broken arm or long-term illness, accurate medical files are the key to quality patient care. And as electronic files replace paper records, a health information technician (HIT) assumes key roles in compiling, maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of this all-important information. Adhering to data quality and information security standards, today's HIT professionals are the pioneers of one of the nation's fastest-growing job segments. While healthcare knowledge is important to the job, the field also embraces information technology, management and even law to create diverse and exciting career opportunities. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    Program features include:

    • 2 externships where you will work with a real healthcare provider to enhance hands-on training for real-world success
    • thorough preparation for health records management, including practice with electronic health records
    • practical skills using industry software for chart management, coding and billing
    A health information technology associate degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include Electronic Health Records, Advanced Coding, Medical Terminology, Reimbursement Methodologies, Quality Improvement and Registries and Health Information Management and the Law.

    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to Apply medical terminology and concepts in biomedical sciences to health information technology, Monitor documentation compliance with accreditation, licensure, and certification standards, Use appropriate electronic or imaging technology for data and record storage while maintaining the integrity of the data, Analyze how quality management, utilization management, and risk management impacts data collection and interpretation, Release patient health information by adhering to privacy and security guidelines, Assign proper diagnosis and procedural codes to health records.

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  • Computer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting Campus Base
    Behind every home, skyscraper and bridge are architects and architectural drafters. As a Westwood College computer-aided design/architectural drafting student, you will use computer software to create the plans and drawings used to construct buildings. You will also develop a professional portfolio that will help you stand out when interviewing with employers.

    Program features include
    • courses that help prepare you for industry-relevant Autodesk certifications* such as AutoCAD®, Revit® and 3ds Max®
    • training in Revit®, a premiere Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that enables users to put buildings together in a virtual world
    • the creation of a professional portfolio to demonstrate skills to potential employers
    A computer aided design/architectural drafting degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include Computer Aided Design I & II, Residential Construction I & II, Commercial Construction I & II, Green Building Trends and Technology, Digital Walkthrough and Visualization, CAD Portfolio Review.

    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to Apply skills essential to success within the field of computer-aided drafting and design, Demonstrate an understanding of both commercial and residential architectural concepts and principles.

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  • Paralegal (A):- Law isn't only practiced by lawyers. In the real world, much of what goes into the legal process is conducted by paralegals. In modern law offices, paralegals are assuming a growing range of legal duties and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. A Westwood paralegal degree will prepare you for a fast-paced career in the field of law. Through detailed coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to start your career as a paralegal.*


    Program features include
    • curriculum designed with input from working professionals in the legal industry
    • relevant law classes, such as real estate law, bankruptcy law, immigration law and tort law
    • training in industry-standard online research tools, such as Westlaw
    • an emphasis in learning legal terminology, drafting legal documents and conducting legal research

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Bachelor Degree Online Programs

  • Criminal Justice: Major in Administration (Bachelor's):- Have a positive impact on your community with a rewarding career in criminal justice administration. A Westwood College criminal justice: major in administration degree will prepare you for entry-level careers in a variety of criminal justice areas, including victim assistance, youth counseling and the court system. Through hands-on coursework and preparation in interactive classes taught by industry professionals you'll acquire the practical skills necessary to launch your career in criminal justice.


    Program features include
    • a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice field
    • grounding in constitutional law and the U.S. court system
    • writing and communications courses to enhance reporting skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice profession
    • a capstone course to demonstrate criminal justice skills and critical thinking to potential employers

    A criminal justice: major in administration bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics may include:
    • Criminal Justice Administration
    • Diversity in Criminal Justice
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Constitutional Law
    • Mental Health Crisis and Intervention
    • Victimology and Domestic Violence

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  • Criminal Justice: Major in Corrections (Bachelor's):- Have a positive impact on your community with a degree in criminal justice corrections. A Westwood criminal justice: major in corrections bachelor's degree will prepare you with knowledge and skills in both the enforcement and counseling areas within the correctional system. Through hands-on coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to launch your career in criminal justice. Our faculty of professionals who work in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    And if you're looking for a more flexible option, consider earning a criminal justice: major in corrections online degree from Westwood College, and you'll be able to set your own schedule.*


    Program features include
    • an in-depth review of correction-related issues, including correctional environments, law, administration and counseling
    • writing and communications courses to enhance reporting skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice profession
    • a discussion of the high ethical standards expected of criminal justice professionals
    • a capstone course designed to demonstrate criminal justice skills and critical thinking to potential employers

    A Criminal Justice: Major in Corrections bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Corrections
    • Correctional Law
    • Probation and Parole
    • Community-Based Corrections
    • Correctional Administration
    • Theories and Methods of Correctional Counseling

    Take a look at a few of the career paths that may be available to a graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice: major in corrections from Westwood College:*
    • Correctional Officer
    • Detention Officer
    • Booking Officer
    • Deputy Jailer

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  • Criminal Justice: Major in Investigations (Bachelor's):- Have a positive impact on your community with a degree in criminal justice investigations. A Westwood criminal justice: major in investigations bachelor's degree will prepare you with knowledge about a variety of investigative areas, including local and federal law enforcement, security and business loss prevention. Through hands-on coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to launch your career in criminal justice. You'll learn practical skills through interactive classes taught by industry professionals.

    Busy schedule? Consider earning a criminal justice: major in investigations online degree from Westwood College, and you'll be able to set your own schedule.


    Program features include
    • an in-depth review of investigation-related issues, including crime scene investigation, criminal investigations, and digital and white collar crime
    • writing and communications courses to enhance reporting skills needed to succeed in criminal justice professions
    • investigative techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of career choices in the criminal justice field
    • a capstone course to demonstrate criminal justice skills and critical thinking to potential employers

    A Criminal Justice: Major in Investigations bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Criminology
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Introduction to Policing
    • Digital and White Collar Crime
    • Criminal Procedures and the Courts
    • Crime Scene Investigation and Criminalistics

    Our criminal justice: major in investigations program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in criminal justice. Take a look at one of the career paths that may be available to a graduate with a bachelor?s degree in criminal justice: major in investigations from Westwood College:* Corrections Officer

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  • Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications (Bachelor's):- The visual communications industry is an exciting, innovative and creative field. The Westwood College bachelor's degree program in graphic design: major in visual communications is designed to offer you the skills you need to prepare you for jobs in print and media. Through the creation of layouts, using industry-relevant software, you'll learn the skills necessary to start your career in visual communications. You can choose to participate in this program on one of our campuses or online.

    Program features include:
    • courses that help prepare you for Adobe® certificates*, such as InDesign®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, and Photoshop®
    • training in a wide range of design topics, including web design, page layout and packaging design
    • a final student portfolio in print, digital and web formats to demonstrate your skills to potential employers

    A graphic design: major in visual communications degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Print Production
    • Digital Color Theory
    • Advanced Illustration
    • Advanced Image Editing
    • Packaging Graphic Design
    • Fundamentals of Web Design

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  • Graphic Design: Major in Web Design (Bachelor's):- A career in web design combines creative, technological and traditional design skills. Through the creation of websites and a final portfolio, a Westwood college degree in graphic design: major in web design will help you start a successful career as a web designer.

    Program features include:
    • courses that help prepare you for Adobe certificates* such as InDesign®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver® and Photoshop®
    • web design projects using programming languages, such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, HTTP and Actionscript
    • a final student portfolio in print, digital and web formats to demonstrate your skills to potential employers

    A graphic design: major in web design degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Advanced Web Design
    • Digital Photography
    • Server Scripting Basics
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Web Marketing and New Media
    • Web Design/Multimedia Development and Planning

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  • Information Technology: Major in Computer Forensics (Bachelor's):- Computer forensics aims to solve technology-related crimes and to use information to stop these crimes from happening again. As technology continues to advance and become a greater part of our everyday lives, so does the darker side of computer-related crimes. Our information technology: major in computer forensics online bachelor's degree program provides hands-on training and career-related projects, preparing you to earn highly sought-after industry certification exams from Microsoft® and CompTIA® and start a career in computer forensics.* Our faculty of professionals who work in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    Program features include:
    • preparation for industry-relevant certificates*, such as Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Microsoft® (server, active directory), CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Linux+
    • online courses taught in computer forensics, networking, and security similar to the training provided to law enforcement and industry forensics professionals
    • techniques for managing computer crime, evidence handling, evidence recovery, traffic sniffing, digital forensics, forensics investigation and recovery, and managing malicious software

    An information technology: major in computer forensics bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Introduction to Computer Forensics
    • Managing Malicious Software
    • Mobile Device Analysis
    • Disk-Based Forensics
    • Linux Security
    • Forensic Digital Evidence Handling and Investigation

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  • Information Technology: Major in Network Management (Bachelor's):- With a career in information technology: major in network management, you may find yourself managing and supervising the computers, operating systems and networks that every business relies upon. Our information technology: major in network management bachelor's degree program online provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in network management. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    Program features include:
    • courses that prepare you for industry-relevant certificates*, such as Microsoft (workstation, server, active directory and infrastructure), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+
    • training in advanced networking techniques and security skills
    • a broad-based technology curriculum that features key topics, such as operating systems, database administration, web programming and desktop hardware

    An information technology: major in network management bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Database Management Systems
    • Firewalls and VPNs
    • Microsoft Network Operating Systems
    • Virtualization Technology
    • Network Design and Analysis
    • Wireless Technologies

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  • Information Technology: Major in Systems Security (Bachelor's):- The fundamental premise of systems security is that no network is truly secure. Attacks can be either intentional or unintentional, and with a career in network security, you'll help protect important infrastructures, operating systems and networks. Our information technology: major in systems security bachelor's degree program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in systems security. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with knowledge, training and insight you can use moving forward.

    Program features include:
    • courses that prepare you for industry-relevant certificates*, such as Microsoft (workstation, server, active directory and infrastructure), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+
    • courses in the design and evaluation of secure computer networks and security strategies
    • training in technologies such as virtualization

    An information technology: major in systems security bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Virtualization Technology
    • Computer Forensics Analysis
    • Microsoft Network Operating Systems
    • Windows Security
    • Linux Security
    • Intrusion Prevention and Detection

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  • Software Development: Major in Game Software Development (Bachelor's):- A game software developer is behind every bestselling Xbox®, PlayStation®, Nintendo® and PC game. As a developer, your duties may include writing, designing, developing and debugging programs and games. A Westwood College software development: major in game software development degree will prepare you for a career programming and creating games. Through developing your student portfolio and the conceptualizing and creation of a complete game, you'll learn everything you need to know to start your career in developing game software. You'll also have the opportunity to enter the annual 2D Game Development Competition. Each year a panel of industry professionals judge the competition and award prizes.

    Program features include:
    • instruction in game artificial intelligence and game engine architecture
    • development of software using industry-standard programming languages and advanced software engineering practices
    • a final, complete working game to showcase your skills when applying for jobs.

    A software development: major in game software development degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Advanced Programming
    • Game Development
    • 3D Graphics Programming
    • 3D Game Architecture
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Computer Organization and Assembly Language

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  • Business Administration: Major in Human Resource Management (B):- Human resources is the critical business function of managing a company's most important assets - its employees. Human resource management means employing people, developing their capabilities and making sure they are paid fairly for their services. These professionals ensure the human element of an organization is operating properly.

    Our business administration: major in human resource management bachelor's degree provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in human resources. Our faculty of professionals who work in their field will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career. This program is offered as an online degree option.

    Program features include:
    • a curriculum developed with the assistance of human resource professionals and in line with Society for Human Resource Management guidelines
    • topics covering legal issues and ethics to provide training in critical thinking and compliance with business standards
    • business courses outside of human resources management to give you a strong business background
    • a capstone course to demonstrate real-world application of human resources management knowledge and skills to potential employers

    A human resource management bachelor's degree opens up a world of possibilities. Career-focused courses you may take during this program:
    • Employee Recruiting and Staffing
    • Employee and Labor Relations
    • Employee Training and Development
    • Principles of Human Resource Management
    • Human Resources Information Systems
    • Employee Compensation and Total Rewards

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  • Business Administration: Major in Management (B):- In a well-run business every department works together as a whole. With a degree in business administration: major in management, you can participate in that process. As a business manager, you'll use strong leadership and communications skills to encourage teamwork and productivity among your staff. A business administration: major in management degree from Westwood College gives you the training necessary to start your career in the business world.

    Program features include:

    • case studies to teach real-life scenarios
    • courses in all areas of business to teach versatility and critical thinking
    • the use of business simulations, business plan formatting and other applications to teach managerial skills
    • a capstone course to demonstrate real-world application of management knowledge and skills to potential employers

    A business administration: major in management degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Managerial Communications
    • Principles of Supervision
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Purchasing and Supply Management
    • Essentials of Project Management
    • Principles of Small Business Management

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  • Business Administration: Major in Marketing Management (B):- Marketing correlates directly to a company's sales and success. As a marketing professional, you'll learn how to market the products and services that satisfy consumer needs and keep customers coming back for more. To prepare you for a successful career, a Westwood College degree in business administration: major in marketing management provides you with hands-on training in marketing complemented by general business classes.

    Program features include:
    • courses in sales that both prepare students for careers in sales and also provide skills needed for championing their own ideas within their companies
    • courses in other areas providing a breadth of knowledge across many business disciplines
    • instructors with an in-depth knowledge of the field of marketing
    • a capstone course to demonstrate real-world application of marketing knowledge and skills to potential employers

    A business administration: major in marketing management degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Advertising
    • Professional Selling
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Integrated Marketing Communications
    • International Sales and Marketing

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  • Business Administration: Major in Project Management (B):- As a company's projects become more detailed and complex, it falls on the project manager to tie together the cost, time and quality requirements and create a plan for success. A Westwood business administration: major in project management bachelor's degree will prepare you for entry-level careers in a wide variety of business arenas. Through hands-on coursework and preparation, you'll acquire the skills necessary to successfully manage projects, from start to finish.

    Be sure to consider the flexibility of earning an online degree in project management through Westwood College, where you'll have the opportunity to go back to school on your schedule.1 Whether you enroll at a campus or as an online student, our faculty of professionals who work in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you'll use in your career.

    Program features include:
    • a curriculum developed with the assistance of project management professionals and in accordance with Project Management Institute guidelines
    • courses which cover a depth of project management issues, from project initiation to project closing
    • business courses outside of project management to give you a strong all-around business background
    • a capstone course to demonstrate real-world application of project management knowledge and skills to potential employers

    A bachelor's degree in project management opens up a world of possibilities. Career-focused courses you may take during this program:
    • Project Execution
    • Control and Closing
    • Project Risk Management
    • Procurement and Contracts
    • Project Initiation and Planning
    • Project Cost Management and Budgeting
    • Advanced Business Software Applications

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