*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.
Get information from local schools
Criminal JusticeLegal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services
The Carrington College Criminal Justice program, with an emphasis on private security/loss prevention, prepares graduates for entry-level employment as a loss prevention officer, security guard, correctional officer and jailer or transit and railroad police.
This program is also offered online conferred from the Sacramento campus.
Medical Billing and CodingMedical Administration
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..
Dental AssistingMedicine and Health Care
Dental assistants perform a wide range of duties in dental care facilities, from patient care to office tasks and laboratory procedures. Students become skillful at taking X-rays and impressions, as well as performing coronal polishing and assisting with an array of dental procedures. The program covers patient preparation, charting, administrative duties and office administrative functions. Students gain hands-on experience during lab class sessions and clinical experience.
Dental HygieneMedicine and Health Care
Students in the Dental Hygiene program gain the skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care. Instruction helps students develop professional communication skills with patients, colleagues and the public, as well as knowledge of ethical standards and professional behavior.
Medical AssistingMedicine and Health Care
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 TechnologyMedicine and Health Care
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
Physical Therapist AssistantMedicine and Health Care
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.
Veterinary AssistingMedicine and Health Care
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.
Physical Therapy TechnologyMedicine and Health Care
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.
Registered Nursing (RN)Nursing
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.
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/.