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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.
The program focuses on the practice of various medical office skills and equips students with the skills and knowledge required to adhere to the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of medical records management. In addition, medical terminology, introduction to anatomy, pharmacology, professional development and the measuring of vital signs are covered.
This program is also offered online conferred from the Sacramento campus.
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.
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:
*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.
The mission of the Veterinary Technology program is to provide local and global veterinary communities with ethical graduates committed to lifelong learning and professional development. Graduates will have the entry level skills and knowledge required for the contemporary veterinary practice. The core program focus is companion-animal practice, but all facets of veterinary medicine, including large animal medicine, biomedical research and industry-related topics are emphasized.
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..
Carrington’s Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students to function as entry-level practitioners under the supervision of a physical therapist. This is a mix of formal instruction, laboratory practice and hands-on clinical experience.
Radiographers are health care professionals who possess the knowledge and skills to use diagnostic-level radiation and instrumentation to produce medical images of the human body. This program covers radiographic procedures, quality control, pathology and patient care. Students gain hands-on clinical experience at approved health care facilities.
Registered nurses provide critical health care including taking medical histories, recording vital signs and symptoms, performing diagnostic tests, drawing blood, giving injections and other tasks. Carrington College’s Registered Nursing program covers topics such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, maternal child nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and much more.
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.
Carrington College’s Surgical Technology program encompasses the academic and clinical instruction necessary for graduates to perform the entry-level duties of a surgical technologist. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of 120 surgical cases by the end of the program.
Phlebotomists procure blood samples for laboratory analysis. The Carrington College Phlebotomy Technician program focuses on blood specimen collection and processing which includes body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, and pre analytical errors.
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.
Helping patients recover from an injury or adapt to trauma or disability can be very rewarding. The Carrington College Physical Therapy Technology program combines classroom study, lab exercises and hands-on practice through our externship program.
The Registered Nursing LVN to RN program enables licensed vocational nurses to advance their skills and knowledge to become registered nurses. LVNs build on the credit received for coursework completed during licensed practical or licensed vocational nursing training. The Registered Nursing LVN to RN program prepares nurses with a firm conceptual and technical foundation, intuitive and insightful client interactions, advanced skills and attitudes and solid personal and professional ethics.
The Vocational Nursing program is designed to help students acquire a command of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment as a licensed vocational 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.
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/.
Visit carrington.edu/student-consumer-information/ for important information on program outcomes.
Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Program availability varies by location.
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