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Carrington College

Pleasant Hill, CA

8 Programs

Available Programs

  • Criminal Justice
    Legal, 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.

  • Criminal Justice: Corrections
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Supervising inmates and maintaining order within jails/prisons is an important and rewarding job. Carrington’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program – available at many of our California locations – prepares graduates to work as correctional officers and jailers, in addition to employment opportunities such as retail loss prevention specialists or security guards. 1

    1. Applicants for jobs in the criminal justice field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screenings may disqualify an applicant for a position in the criminal justice field. Additional government-required training programs or years of relevant experience may be necessary to obtain employment in this field.

  • Medical Billing and Coding
    Medical 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 Assisting
    Medicine 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.

  • Medical Assisting
    Medicine 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 Technology
    Medicine 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


    *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.

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
    Medicine 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 Technology
    Medicine and Health Care

    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 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


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