Westwood College River Oaks Campus

Westwood's River Oaks college is located in Calumet City in Cook County, IL. Calumet City has a rich history, with its first inhabitants—a group of nomads who migrated across the Bering Strait from Asia—dating back to 1892. Calumet City has a population of approximately 40,000, including residents of English, Sub-Saharan African, German, Italian, Irish and Polish cultural heritages. Calumet City is the economic hub of Chicago's south suburbs, boasting numerous opportunities within the industrial, technological and commercial industries.

Whenever students attending River Oaks college need a pick-me-up, they can simply glance upward to view Calumet City's famous Smiley Towers. Painted in 1973, the smiley faces were the first instance of water towers being used as billboards. The Smiley Towers have been used in numerous films, most notably Natural Born Killers, and music videos, such as a Nine Inch Nails video and the Black Crowes "Hard to Handle" video.

Cook County is home to an expansive Forest Preserve District with more than 100 miles of bicycle paths, 200 miles of multi-purpose trails, 110 picnic grove areas and numerous butterfly gardens where visitors can view over 100 species of butterflies. Horseback riding is an especially popular way for Westwood's River Oaks college students to enjoy the great outdoors—you can bring your own horse or embark on a guided tour from one of eight different stables. The Forest Preserve District also includes a multitude of fishing, boating and swimming sites for students of the River Oaks college to enjoy.

The River Oaks campus offers great activities and amenities for students. The school encompasses an enormous 50,000 square feet with 31 laboratories and classrooms. There are ten PC labs and four MAC labs, two medical assisting labs for students of the Chicago medical assistant diploma program, private rooms for tutoring or group projects and fully-equipped student commons areas. Westwood's River Oaks college also has an honor society, numerous campus-run clubs and organizations, periodic job fairs and frequent guest speakers. Students attending the River Oaks college will benefit from a fast-paced, career-focused education while enjoying the countless recreational and entertainment options available in and around Calumet City.

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The Westwood College – River Oaks campus hosts the following degree and diploma programs:

  • Construction Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Animation
  • Computer-aided Design/Architectural Drafting
  • Graphic Design & Multimedia
  • Interior Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Computer Network Engineering
  • Computer Network Management
  • E-Business Management
  • Game Software Development
  • Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting: Diploma

Westwood College – River Oaks Campus
80 River Oaks Center
Suite 111
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Call toll-free: 877.852.6608

The Westwood College – River Oaks campus is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).