Northwest Regional Center

Getting Started at NWRC?

Here are some admission events to help you along your next steps:

Ask Admissions Day

Speak with an admissions representative throughout the day for answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services and how to enroll.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1300 West Godfrey Avenue

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1300 West Godfrey Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Located right off of Broad Street (PA-611), the Northwest Regional Center (NWRC) is a convenient hop off the SEPTA from Fern Rock Transportation Center. The center has over 30 classrooms, a bookstore, learning commons that includes a computer lab, and a group study room and a dining area.

Programs Offered at NWRC

Ophthalmic Technician Proficiency Certificate

The NWRC is the exclusive home to the College’s Ophthalmic Technician Proficiency Certificate for those students looking to work in optometry and ophthalmology patient care settings.

In addition, the NWRC offers the following programs entirely on-site:

  • Behavioral Health and Human Services, for those students interested in studying human behavior and development within the context of psychological, social and biophysical environments.

Learn More About the Behavioral Health and Human Services Program

  • Business - Accelerated, for motivated students who want to learn what it takes to be an effective member of the business community and prepare to transfer to a four-year business school, in just 21 months. RSVP today to join us for an information session on July 17 or August 14 to learn more about this new program.

Learn More About the Business - Accelerated Program

  • Liberal Arts, for those students looking to learn about and possibly transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and/or mathematics.

Learn More About the Liberal Arts Program

The following degrees can be earned on-site at NWRC combined with online classes:


Public transportation

Directions from I-95

Get onto Roosevelt Blvd/US-1 North and proceed to the PA-611/Broad Street exit. Merge onto St. Luke Street and turn left at North Broad Street. Make another a right at Godfrey Avenue.


Subway & Regional Rail Routes

To Fern Rock Transportation Center:

  • Broad Street subway
  • R2 Warminster
  • R3 West Trenton
  • R5 Lansdale

Bus Routes

  • Bus route 22: Warminster and Willow Grove to Olney Transportation Center
  • Bus route 28: Fern Rock Transportation Center to Broad- Pattison
  • Bus route 4: Warminster and Willow Grove to Olney Transportation Center
  • Bus route 16: Cheltenham - Ogontz to City Hall