Accreditation Information

Carrington College California

Accreditation

Accreditation is essential when it comes to selecting a college. Why? Because accreditation is the best way to ensure that a particular institution meets strict standards for dimensions including faculty, curriculum and service. Accreditation also matters to some potential employers, as they know you received a quality education from an accredited college. If you want to transfer credits from another school or pursue an advanced degree after graduation, accreditation can be crucial. Below, you can read more about the accreditation earned by Carrington College® California and its programs at specific campuses.

Notice for Public Comment

Carrington College California is seeking public comments about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit March 4-7, 2013, with a team representing the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Carrington College California was initially accredited by ACCJC-WASC in June 2001. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for accreditation. More information about the visit team and schedule is on our web site at http://carrington.edu/accreditation. The public is invited to submit written comments regarding the college at the following address:

Public Comment on Carrington College California
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd #204
Novato, CA 94949

The public may also submit comments on the Commission's Web site at www.accjc.org. Comments must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by return address and telephone number, and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments must be received by April 30, 2013.

Institutional Accreditation

Carrington College California is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415 506 0234. WASC is 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.

The following documents provide information related to the 2013 WASC self evaluation report process and other information related to WASC accreditation:

Description Link
Reaffirmation of Accreditation letter from 2008 Download
Approval letter for name change from 2010 Download
Midterm Report from 2010 Download
Acceptance letter for Midterm report from 2010 Download
Self-study from 2012 Download
List of Executive Council members Download
List of self-study committee members Download
Student Learning Outcomes Manual Download
Integrated Planning Manual Download
Committee Structure List Download
ACCJC-WASC Cover Letter Download
Institutional Self Evaluation Report Download
ACCJC Evaluation Report Download
ACCJC 2013 Approval Download
Conditional Approval Pending Site Visits for CCC Download

Note: Copies of documents describing Carrington College California's accreditation, as well as its state and federal approvals, are available for review from the campus executive director.

Programmatic Accreditation

The Dental Hygiene program at the Sacramento and San Jose campuses is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312 440 4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 – 2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

The Medical Assisting certificate programs at the Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro and Stockton campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727 210 2350, www.caahep.org).

The Pharmacy Technology program conducted by Carrington College California at the Antioch, Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, and Stockton campuses is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301 657 3000, www.ashp.org/accreditation.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Pleasant Hill campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703 706 3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website www.capteonline.org.

The Respiratory Care program at the Pleasant Hill campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, 817 283 2835, www.coarc.com.

The Surgical Technology program at the Citrus Heights and San Jose campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727 210 2350, www.caahep.org).

The Veterinary Technology program at the Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Pomona, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, and Stockton campuses is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a program for educating veterinary technicians, www.avma.org/education/cvea/cvtea_home.asp.

Approvals

In accordance with California Education Code (Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8, Private Postsecondary Institutions, Article 4, Exemptions), Carrington College California is exempt from the California state approval process due to ACCJC/WASC accreditation.

The Dental Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550, Sacramento, CA 95815, 877 729 7789, www.dbc.ca.gov approves the Carrington College California Dental Assisting programs at the Antioch, Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro and Stockton campuses. The Pomona campus has provisional approval.

The California Board of Registered Nursing, PO Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244–2100, 916 322 3350, www.rn.ca.gov/index.shtml, approves the Registered Nursing LVN to RN program at the Sacramento campus.

Carrington College California's Vocational Nursing program at the Antioch, Sacramento, San Jose and San Leandro campuses is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833, 916 263 7800, www.bvnpt.ca.gov.

Carrington College California retains copies of all approval and accreditation documents on display near the Admissions Offices on each campus. Copies are available upon request, and can be obtained from the Dean and Academic Affairs at each campus.

See the academic catalog for additional information.

Carrington College

Accreditation

Should accreditation really make a difference to you? Absolutely, because many employers are more likely to consider you when you come from an accredited institution or program. Why? Because it assures them (and you) that you received an education from a college that meets very specific standards of quality for faculty, curriculum and service. Plus, accreditation is essential to many schools when considering acceptance of your transfer credits or acceptance into a school to pursue an advanced degree in the future. Below, you can read more about all the ways Carrington College® and programs at specific campuses are accredited.

Institutional Accreditation

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 750 First St. NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336-6780, to award associate degrees and certificates of achievement. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Note: Copies of documents describing Carrington College's accreditation, as well as its state, federal and/or tribal approvals, are available for review from the campus executive director.

Programmatic Accreditation

The Dental Assisting program at the Boise campus is accredited* by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611–2678. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/100.aspx.

The Dental Hygiene program at the Boise, Mesa and Portland campuses is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611–2678. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/100.aspx.

The Medical Assisting certificate and associate degree programs at the Boise campus as well as the certificate program at the Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Portland and Spokane campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, VA 22043, 703 917 9503. The Bureau’s web address is: http://www.abhes.org.

The Medical Radiography program at the Phoenix Westside and Spokane campuses is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606 – 3182, 312 704 5300, www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jrcert.org.

The Registered Nursing program at the Reno and Phoenix Westside campuses is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org/).

The Practical Nursing program at the Boise and Portland campuses is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000).

The Physical Therapist Assistant programs at the Albuquerque, Boise, Las Vegas, and Mesa campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703 706 3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website www.capteonline.org.

The Respiratory Care program at the Mesa, Las Vegas, and Phoenix Westside campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021 – 4244, 817 283 2835. The Commission’s web address is: www.coarc.com.

*Applicable only for students who began the Boise campus Dental Assisting program on or before January 27, 2014. The Boise campus Dental Assisting program is not CODA accredited for students who began on or after March 10, 2014.

Approvals

Arizona Licenses and Approvals

Arizona campuses and the online campus are licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Board at 1400 West Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602 542 5709, www.azppse.gov.

The Arizona Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College has satisfactorily fulfilled requirements and is granted full approval. Board offices: 4747 N. 7th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, 85014 – 3655, 602 771 7800.

For student complaints that cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution's grievance procedure, students may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. Students must contact the State Board for further details. The State Board address is: 1400 W. Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone: 602/542-5709 www.azppse.gov

Idaho Licenses and Approvals

The Boise campus is registered with the Idaho State Board of Education and holds a Certificate of Compliance with provisions of Section 3, Chapter 57, Session Laws 1993. Board offices: 650 West State Street, Suite 307, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720 – 0037, 208 334 2270, www.boardofed.idaho.gov.

Carrington College holds full approval of its practical nursing program and provisional approval for its associate degree professional nursing education program. The Idaho Board of Nursing issued a certificate of approval. Board offices: 280 North 8th Street, Suite 210, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720 – 0061, 208 334 3110, www.ibn.idaho.gov.

Nevada Licenses, Approvals, and Required Disclosures

The Nevada campuses are licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Commission at 3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120, 702 486 7330, www.cpe.state.nv.us.

Students not satisfied with the final disposition of a grievance may contact the State of Nevada licensing authority.

Carrington College holds provisional approval for the Reno and Las Vegas campuses from the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207, Las Vegas, NV 89102 – 4392, 702 486 5800, 888 590 6726 (toll free), www.nursingboard.state.nv.us. Upon graduation from the associate degree in nursing program, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam, which is required to achieve the Registered Nurse licensure.

Nevada Tuition Recovery Fund

Nevada law requires that a fee of $5 be assessed each student upon enrollment to support the Nevada Student Tuition Recovery Fund. This fund was established by the Nevada Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. The Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education administers the fund. Institutional participation is mandatory. Students should keep a copy of their enrollment agreement, any promissory note, tuition receipts, or canceled checks. These documents may be used to determine the amount of tuition paid. Students should also keep any records indicating the percentage of the program that has been completed. With these items, a student could substantiate a claim for reimbursement from the fund. For further information, contact: Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120, 702 486 7330, www.cpe.state.nv.us/.

New Mexico Licenses and Approvals

The New Mexico campus is licensed by the Higher Education Department. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Department at 2048 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 – 2100, 505 476 8442, www.hed.state.nm.us.

The Massage Therapy program offered at the Albuquerque campus is registered by the New Mexico Board of Massage Therapy, Toney Anaya Building, Second Floor, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505 476 4870, www.massage.board@state.nm.us

The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College meets the requirements set by law and board rules and is granted full approval as evidence that its graduates will be eligible for admission to the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination in the State of Mexico, 6301 Indian School NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110 505 841 8340, www.bon.state.nm.us

Oregon Licenses and Approvals

Carrington College is a unit of a business corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583 – 030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401, www.osac.state.or.us/oda.

The Carrington College practical nursing program holds continuing approval from the Oregon State Board of Nursing, 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97224 – 7012. 971 673 0685, www.oregon.gov/OSBN/.

Texas Licenses, and Approvals

The Carrington College Mesquite campus is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas.

Carrington College is legally authorized to grant degrees, grant credit towards degrees and use certain protected academic terms in the state of Texas under a conditional certificate of authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board.

Unresolved grievances must be directed to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Career Schools and Colleges, Room 266T, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001, 512 936 3100; http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/. Carrington's TWC-assigned school number is: S3858.

This provision is in addition to any grievance procedure specifically provided for by statute or rule to the extent that the claims are within the scope of such statute or rule.

Washington Licenses and Approvals

The Carrington College Washington campus is licensed by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. Inquiries or complaints regarding this or any other private vocational school may be made to the Board, 128 10th Avenue SW, PO Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504 – 3105, 360 753 5662, www.wtb.wa.gov/.

Carrington College is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Carrington College to offer the following degree programs: Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Office Management and Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Radiography. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution of its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, A 98504-3430.

The Pharmacy Technology program is approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98507 – 1099, 360 236 4700, www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/professions/Pharmacy/default.htm.

Selected programs of study at the Carrington College Washington campus are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Carrington College retains copies of all approval and accreditation documents. Copies are available upon request and can be obtained for the Dean of Academic Affairs at each campus.

See the academic catalog for additional information.