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O'Hare Airport Campus

8501 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60631
Local: 1-773-380-6800
Toll Free: 1-866-235-2457

The Westwood College - O'Hare Airport Campus in Chicago is an urban campus with a suburban feel. Located close to major highways and O'Hare International Airport, the campus includes 35,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and administrative offices. Our courses and facilities reflect current industry trends to help prepare students for success in their respective career fields.

This Chicago campus generally serves over 300 students and prides itself in being a student centric environment by offering personal attention and no-cost tutoring services to assure students are in an environment where they can succeed. We strive to assure our students are well prepared for meaningful employment opportunities as they approach their graduation date.

The campus is fully accredited and in good standing with the accrediting agency ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools).

The college is serviced by the Chicago Transit Authority, also referred to as the "L" by locals. The campus is situated directly on the train's Blue Line stop which easily intersects with most of the greater Chicagoland geographic territory. The campus is also accessible by Chicago Transit Bus routes and offers ample free parking to its students.

  • Programs

    School of Technology

    School of Healthcare

    School of Business

    School of Design

    School of Justice

    Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus for current program offerings.

    Download our course catalog for a for details on our degree programs and our addendum for updated tuition and fee information.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Maps & Transportation


    Driving Directions:
    We're just minutes from O'Hare Airport and the heart of Chicago and we also offer convenient private parking on campus.

    Public Transportation:
    This campus is an easy commute using the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) bus and train system

  • Campus Life

    O'Hare Airport Campus has many amenities to enhance your college experience, including:

    • PC and Mac computer laboratories
    • Digital and hard-copy library resources
    • Interior design resource room
    • Student lounge and dining area
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) laboratory
    • Private rooms for tutoring and group projects
    • Personal mailboxes on campus
    • Private parking area
    • Personal academic advisors
    • Personal email addresses for students
    • Secured access to classroom and laboratory facilities
    • An honor society recognizing academic achievement
    • Opportunities to participate in student government clubs or become part of the campus newspaper team

    In addition to an on-campus Resource Center, students benefit through cooperation with the suburban Inter-Library Loan Consortium and Illinet.  We also offer a number of student activities that promote student life. Some fun group activities include:*

    • Leadership Speaker Series
    • Graduation extravaganza at Navy Pier
    • Westwood Night at Winter Fest
    • Tech Talk with industry leaders
    • Westwood Night at the Lincoln Park Festival of Lights
    • Field visits to law enforcement and criminal justice facilities and events
    • Design students meeting with industry leaders
    • Annual events to help those most in need in our community
    • Annual student/faculty softball challenge

    Westwood's O'Hare Airport Campus provides a wonderful opportunity for a career-oriented education in an outstanding location.

    *More information on student activities can be found in the student services section of the course catalogs.

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

    request information

    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Chicago O'Hare Campus graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • Adecco Technical
    • Allied Barton
    • Bank of America
    • Best Buy
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    • Children's Healthcare Ltd.
    • Chrysalis Consulting Group
    • Custom Electronics Systems, Inc.
    • Eagle Trading Company
    • Garda Cash Logistics
    • Global Enterprise Technologies
    • Insight Global
    • Kovach Eye Institute
    • Mobile Mini
    • Schaumburg Immediate Care
    • St. Anthony Hospital
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • Veritas Document Solutions

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:

    Westwood College featured on MSN Money

    Read the full article here.


    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.


    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.


    Westwood College's national "Good Works" service program raises $25,000 for community groups

    Faculty and staff from Westwood College recently hit the streets on a mission to do "Good Works" by helping more than 38 local community organizations throughout the U.S.


    Westwood College launches national "Good Works" community service program

    Month-long program to raise up to $25,000 in donations, serve 5,000 volunteer hours.


    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.


    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization


    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.


    Westwood College donates $10,000 to A Better Chicago in honor of 2012 Westwood Success program

    Program recognizes 100 Westwood College alumni, including 18 from Chicagoland, for completing degrees and finding fulfilling careers despite personal challenges.


    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.


    Westwood College staff volunteers more than 400 hours in support of ACICS Centennial We SERVE Community Service Week

    Central Administration staff donated time to Food Bank of the Rockies, Junior Achievement and others.