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About Carrington College

Carrington College can help you get started in a new career. Our focus is to help change your life for the better through education. That’s more than our purpose; it’s our promise to you. At Carrington, you can receive a quality college education at any of our locations in eight western states. You can work toward your choice of an associate degree or certificate level education.

You can count on us to help you learn about options for funding your education such as loans, grants, scholarships or other sources.* You can enjoy a small college experience, where you can get the attention you deserve. Here, your instructors will not only know you by name, they can get to know you as a person.

You will know what to expect from your career in the real world, because many of our instructors bring practical working experience from their field into the classroom. Many of our programs are designed to provide you with “hands-on” training that uses the technologies and processes that are used in the field, allowing you to build your confidence while you “learn by doing” as quickly and thoroughly as possible. You will have access to helpful services like tutorial assistance and advising to help you make the most of your college experience.

You’ll feel confident knowing that Carrington College offers a high quality education. Your dream is important to us and we’ll prove that to you every day you’re a Carrington student. That’s our promise. Now let us help you realize your potential. Get ready to SOAR!

*Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program at Carrington College comprises three educational areas: clinical, administrative and externship. Students enhance skills such as word-processing, typing and keyboarding. Throughout the program professionalism, client relations, critical thinking, adherence to the ethical and legal requirements of a medical practice and proper communication skills are emphasized.

Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology program provides both theory and practical training, which enables technicians, upon licensure*, to function as competent entry-level assistants to a licensed pharmacist. The program offers:

  • A combination of formal classroom instruction and hands-on training
  • Valuable real-world experience through a clinical externship at an approved local facility
  • Preparation for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam


*Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

Medical Billing and Coding

Carrington’s Medical Billing and Coding program prepares students for entry-level employment preparing various health claim forms using medical billing software. They acquire a working knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology, as well as comprehension of the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of medical records management.

This program is also offered online conferred from the Sacramento campus..

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program is designed to help students acquire a command of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment as a licensed practical nurse under the guidance of a registered nurse or a licensed physician or dentist. Graduates are able to provide care for clients experiencing common, well-defined health problems.

Veterinary Assisting

Carrington College’s Veterinary Assisting program prepares students for the clinical, lab and administrative duties required for entry-level employment as a veterinary assistant. The program concludes in an externship that allows students to practice skills in an actual veterinary health care setting.

Medical Billing and Coding - Online

Gain skills to work as a medical secretary in dental or medical offices and health clinics in as few as 9 months in the Carrington College Medical Billing and Coding certificate program.

Students in Carrington College’s Medical Billing and Coding program prepare to work in medical offices. There they will act as the face of the practice, often working with patients, scheduling appointments and manning the phones.

In addition to technical course, the degree program includes a broad base of general education course offerings, including:

  • English writing and composition
  • Computer literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social sciences
  • Science

At Carrington, we believe learning should be at the pace of the student. That’s why we offer online options to allow students to learn anytime, anywhere while continuing to work for their current employer.

Earn a certificate of achievement or an associate of science degree in Medical Billing and Coding via this online program option.

All it takes to get started is unrestricted access to a computer with reliable Internet access and an email account.

This program is also offered online conferred from the Sacramento campus..


Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at http://www.accjc.org/.


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Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Program availability varies by location.

Campus Locations

Albuquerque, NM

1001 Menaul Blvd. NE



Boise, ID

1122 North Liberty Street



Las Vegas, NV

5740 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 140

Las Vegas,


Mesa, AZ

1001 W. Southern Ave Suite 130



Phoenix North, AZ

2149 W Dunlap Ave Suite 103



Pleasant Hill, CA

380 Civic Drive, Suite 300

Pleasant Hill,


Portland, OR

2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor



Reno, NV

5580 Kietzke Ln



Sacramento, CA

8909 Folsom Blvd



San Jose, CA

5883 Rue Ferrari Suite 125

San Jose,


San Leandro, CA

15555 E. 14th Street, Suite 500

San Leandro,


Spokane, WA

10102 E. Knox Ave., Suite 200



Stockton, CA

1313 West Robinhood Drive, Suite B



Tucson, AZ

201 N. Bonita Ave. Suite 101




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