Westwood College Online

If you're interested in earning a college degree whileĉmaintaining your current lifestyle, the Westwood College - Online Campusĉcan provideĉan engaging andĉflexible alternative. Our online school employs sophisticated multimedia technologies merged with a rich history of excellence in career education to offerĉa virtual learning opportunity tailored to meet individual needs.

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Once enrolled in one of our school's onlineĉdegree 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 participateĉregularly in interactive discussions with instructors and other students.

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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.

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Program Information

Below are a list of programs that Westwood College Online offers.

Associate Degrees:

Graphic Design and Multimedia
With an associate degree in graphic design and multimedia, you'll quickly learn answers to questions like that and have a blast doing it. The graphic design and multimedia industry is your stage as you learn to create effective designs that visually communicate a message in a variety of multimedia environments. The program's combination of technical and general education courses will help you develop skills in critical thinking, logic, communications and problem solving. Work on your education from the comfort of your home! You can earn a graphic design online degree from Westwood College. With your degree, you'll be prepared for positions such as advertising and design coordinator, graphic designer/artist, graphic and web designer or production manager. It's time to bring your ideas to life.

Information Technology
With an associate degree in information technology, you'll be the go-to person to keep things running. You'll have the skills required to design, install, configure and maintain enterprise-wide networks. Plus, the combination of technical and general education courses will help you develop skills in critical thinking, logic, communications and problem solving. In addition to a quality education, Westwood College offers the flexiblity of an online IT degree through its online campus.

Paralegal
If you love the law but aren't ready to commit to law school, our paralegal associate program may be your answer. If you have looked around at other on-ground or online paralegal schools - look no further. This is your opportunity to develop the skills necessary to function as a qualified assistant to a lawyer through one of our physical campuses, or our convenient online learning program. The program provides the fundamental knowledge of legal terminology, procedural and substantive lawand drafting of legal documents and research. As a graduate, you'll be prepared to seek jobs such as an entry-level legal assistant to attorneys in government, corporate or private practice, as well as an entry-level paralegal.

Bachelor's Degrees:

Animation
A career in animation is custom made for you. With your bachelor's degree in animation from Westwood College, you'll have the skills to work in the exciting field while doing what you love to do. Whether you've been thinking of attending a traditional campus, or an animation school online, you'll get a great progam. Your courses are as interesting as your career will beÑwith classes that incorporate audio/video technology, laws of motion and drawing with general education. Business classes provide you with important skills in critical thinking, logic, communications and problem solving that will help you address workplace challenges. You'll leave qualified for entry-level positions, like web animator, 3D animator/graphic designer, desktop publisher or flash designer/animator.

Criminial Justice
Have you always had a strong belief in justice? If so, a bachelor's degree in criminal justice will prepare you with the skills you'll need to put your beliefs into action. In this program, you'll develop social awareness, a strong knowledge base and the technological skills required to succeed in an entry-level position in today's criminal justice environment. Your practical, experience-based education will cover topics that include criminology, criminal procedure, criminal investigation, juvenile justice, victimology and ethics in criminal justiceÑgiving you a well-rounded understanding of criminal justice methods, techniques and technologies. Your coursework also includes an internship program that will give you the real-world experience you'll need to enter the job force. Busy schedule? Consider earning a criminal justice online degree from Westwood College and you'll be able to set your own schedule. Once you graduate, you will be fully prepared to begin your career as an investigator, corrections officer, children's advocate or youth care counselor. And with your help, justice will prevail.

Game Art
Anyone can play a video game. The real challenge is having a role in creating one. With a bachelor's degree in game art from Westwood College, you'll be able to do just that. In our program, you'll develop the skills to apply core knowledge of art and animation techniques to the game and interactive software industry. We emphasize traditional 2D artistry, 3D modeling and animation, while you also learn how to apply critical thinking, logic, communications and problem-solving skills in managing challenges that occur in a game development environment. When you graduate, you'll be ready to take on an entry-level position in the game art industry, such as a 3D character modeler, lead artist, quality assurance game tester or a graphic designer. This is one of the outstanding programs offered through the Westwood College online campus. If you've been considering the flexibility and convience of an online game design college; look no further!

Game Software Development
With a bachelor's degree in game software development, you'll gain the ability to apply core knowledge of software engineering to employment settings through a curriculum that emphasizes game and interactive software development. If you have been researching online game colleges, consider the Westwood College online campus. Our coursework will teach you how to apply critical thinking, logic, communications and problem-solving skills in managing the challenges that occur in a game development environment. And with your degree in game software development, you'll be ready for a career as an application developer, game software programmer, product software developer, game designer or game tester.

IT: Major in Network Management
With a bachelor's degree in information technology: major in network management, you can be at the forefront of keeping a business competitive. In this program, you'll receive the advanced networking skills required to design, install, configure and maintain enterprise-wide networks. Additionally, a combination of management and general education courses will teach you to build and apply skills in general management, critical thinking, logic, communications and problem solving in order to successfully manage the challenges faced in today's technical environment. Attend classes on your time. Consider earning an online computer networking degree through the Westwood College online campus.

IT: Major in Systems Security
With a bachelor's degree in information technology: major in systems security, you are in the unique position to do something about it. Our program gives you the advanced security skills required to implement e-business solutions and security policies, identify security threats, develop countermeasures using firewall systems and attacking recognition technologies and manage the deployment of security solutions. Just as valuable, the general education courses will help you apply skills in critical thinking, logic, communications and problem solving to manage challenges in a technical environment. Get started on a new career with the flexibilty to attend classes on your schedule. Westwood College also offers a network security online degree through its online learning program.

Interior Design
Imagine having the ability to create spaces where people feel comfortable - in the office, while shopping or at home. With a degree in interior design, that person could be you. Along with your bachelor's degree, you'll receive a well-rounded foundation based on the technical, creative and human factors of interior design. Building on the principles of drawing, drafting, color and basic design, you'll also learn about human factors, space planning, interior construction and detailing, safety and building codes and computer-aided design (CAD). You'll receive a historical perspective of interior design, an understanding of interior design business practices, collaboration techniques for working with related professionals and, finally, an awareness of professional responsibilities and ethics for personal practice. The best part? You can earn your degree from home, and on your schedule by attending the Westwood College online campus and the online interior design school. When you graduate, you'll have the skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions in the industry, such as an interior designer,* drafter, designer or showroom manager. It's what's inside that matters - and we'll help you discover and refine the talents that reside within you.

Visual Communications
There's nothing quite like the thrill of having an idea and then bringing it to life in a visual form. That's the feeling you'll experience each day as you complete a bachelor's degree in visual communications. This hands-on program is designed to offer you the design and technical skills you need to land the perfect job in visual communications. Whether you participate in our on-ground or online visual communcations degree program, you'll take a combination of design theory, web design, imaging, print design and multimedia courses. Plus, your general education courses will help you apply skills in critical thinking, logic, communications and problem solving, so you'll be ready to handle workplace challenges. When you graduate, you'll be ready to tackle an entry-level role in the field of visual communications such as a communications manager, design artist and illustrator, graphic design manager, production art manager or a web editor.

Web Design and Multimedia
The world is going digital - especially in the way we communicate. You can take advantage of this monumental shift by completing a bachelor's degree in web design and multimedia. You'll hone your Web 2.0 skills through a combination of design theory, web design, imaging and advanced web technology courses. You'll further enhance your knowledge in critical thinking, logic, communications and workplace challenges through the general education courses. And when you graduate, you'll be able to stride confidently into any firm, extend your hand and introduce yourself as a leading candidate for an entry-level position in the field of web design, such as web designer, web administrator, web analyst or digital project manager.


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