Accreditation and Approval Information

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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 and its programs at specific campuses.

Institutional Accreditation

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.

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
Carrington College California FUR 07-03-2014 Download
ACCJC Follow Up Report Final Download
Substantive Change Report Download
Name Change Approval - ACCJC Download

Note: Copies of documents describing Carrington College'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 are 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/en/coda.

The Medical Assisting certificate programs at the Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Pomona, 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, 25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727 210 2350, www.caahep.org).

The Pharmacy Technology program at the Citrus Heights, Pomona, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, and Stockton campuses are 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. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.capteonline.org/complaints/.

The Respiratory Care Associate of Science degree program at the Pleasant Hill campus ( #200536) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, 817 283 2835. The commission’s web address is: www.coarc.com.

The Surgical Technology programs at the Citrus Heights and San Jose campuses are 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, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727 210 2350, www.caahep.org). The program at the Citrus Heights campus has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of September 16, 2016.

The Veterinary Technology program at the Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Pomona, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, and Stockton campuses are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a program for educating veterinary technicians, www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/programs/pages/default.aspx.

Approvals

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

The Stockton campus is a California Massage Therapy Council approved school (CAMTC Approved School Number SCH0078). Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code section 4611, it is an unfair business practice for a person to do any of the following:

(a) To hold himself or herself out or to use the title of “certified massage therapist” or “certified massage practitioner,” or any other term, such as “licensed,” “certified,” “CMT,” or “CMP,” in any manner whatsoever that implies or suggests that the person is certified as a massage therapist or massage practitioner, unless that person currently holds an active and valid certificate issued by the California Massage Therapy Council.

(b) To falsely state or advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, or to falsely represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that he or she or any other individual is licensed, certified or registered by a governmental agency as a massage therapist or massage practitioner. A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814, www.camtc.org, phone (916) 669-5336, or fax (916) 669-5337.

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.

The Vocational Nursing program at the Sacramento campus is approved and the Vocational Nursing program at the Pleasant Hill and San Jose campuses have provisional approval 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.

This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833,www.bppe.ca.gov Telephone: (888) 370-7589 and (916) 431-6959 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

Pursuant to BPPE regulations, Carrington College is required to disclose the following:

The College:

  1. Does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy
  2. Is not operating as a debtor in possession
  3. Has not filed a petition within the preceding five years
  4. Has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec 1101 et seq.)

Carrington College does not and will not provide any commission, bonus or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

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

See the academic catalog for additional information.

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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 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.

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
Carrington College California FUR 07-03-2014 Download
ACCJC Follow Up Report Final 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 Assisting certificate program at the Boise campus is accredited* by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 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/en/coda.

*Applicable only for students who began the Boise campus Dental Assisting program on or after April 6, 2015. The Boise campus Dental Assisting program is not CODA accredited for students who began the program between March 10, 2014 and April 5, 2015.

The Dental Hygiene programs at the Boise and Mesa campuses are 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/en/coda.

The Medical Assisting certificate programs at the Boise, Mesa, Phoenix North, Spokane, and Tucson 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 Spokane campus 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 Practical Nursing program at the Boise campus is accredited with conditions 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 Registered Nursing program at the Reno campus is accredited with conditions 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 Registered Nursing program at the Phoenix East location 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 Physical Therapist Assistant programs at the 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 Associate of Science degree programs at the Las Vegas (#200542), and Phoenix East (#200390) campuses are 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.

Approvals

Arizona Licenses and Approvals

Arizona campuses 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, ppse.az.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, AZ 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, website: ppse.az.gov.

Idaho Licenses and Approvals

The Boise campus is registered with the Idaho State Board of Education under Idaho Statutes Title 33, Chapter 24. Board offices: 650 West State Street, Suite 307, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720 0037, 208 334 2270, boardofed.idaho.gov.

Carrington College holds full approval for its Practical Nursing program and 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.

Minnesota Licenses and Approvals

Carrington College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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 8778 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 115, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123, 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 approval for the Reno campus 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 Registered 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

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 8778 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 115, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123, 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 approval for the Reno campus 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 Registered Nursing program, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam, which is required to achieve the Registered Nurse licensure.

Nevada Record Retention

In compliance with Nevada Administrative code 394.640, Carrington College retains pertinent student records for at least five years. After that period of time, the school is required to retain only copies of the students’ transcripts.

New Mexico Licenses and Approvals

The Albuquerque campus is licensed by the New Mexico 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 8400, www.hed.state.nm.us.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College is granted full approval in the State of New Mexico, 6301 Indian School NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110 505 841 8340, bon.state.nm.us.

Grievance Procedures

Students or other parties with complaints or grievances against an institution should first seek to resolve their complaint or grievance directly with the institution. A student or other party not satisfied with an institution’s resolution of a complaint may submit a complaint to the New Mexico Higher Education Department in writing on the form provided below. A student must file a complaint with the department within three (3) years of his/her last date of enrollment.

New Mexico Higher Education Department,

Private & Proprietary School Division

2044 Galisteo St., Suite 4

Santé Fe, NM 87505-2100

505-476-8442 or 505-476-8416

www.hed.state.nm.us/institutions/complaints.aspx

Oregon Licenses and Approvals

Carrington College is a business unit of a corporation and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees and certificates 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, 775 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.

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 authorized to grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512 427 6225, 512 427 6168 (fax). Information regarding unresolved grievances, forms, and a description of the complaint procedure can be found at www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints. The rules governing student complaints – Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110‐1.120 – can be found at texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/rules.

The Board of Nursing for the State of Texas granted initial approval for Carrington College Mesquite to offer an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree in the State of Texas, 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701, www.bon.texas.gov/.

Grievance Procedures

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 ; 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 Spokanecampus is licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. Inquiries or complaints regarding this private vocational school may be made to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 10th Avenue SW, PO Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504, 360 709-4600, wtb.wa.gov, email: wtecb@wtb.wa.gov.

Carrington College does not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

Carrington College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council 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 specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

The Massage Therapy certificate program at the Spokane campus is approved by the Washington State Department of Health, River View Corporate Center, Suite 1500, 16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. The Department’s web address is: www.doh.wa.gov.

The Spokane campus Pharmacy Technology program is approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98507 – 1099, 360 236 4700, hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov.

Selected programs of study at the Carrington College Spokane campus are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC..

Carrington College does not and will not provide any commission, bonus or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

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

ACCJC/WASC FAQ

What impact will this have on my education? How will this affect my student experience?

The Carrington College accreditation change will have no impact on your education. You will still receive the quality education you’ve come to expect from Carrington, and you won’t notice any changes to your student experience as a result of this change. As always, we review our curriculum and processes on a regular basis to make sure we are meeting the latest industry needs and will continue to do so under our new accrediting agency. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please let us know – we are all ears.

Will there be a lapse in accreditation?

No. The change in our institutional accreditor to ACCJC/WASC has already taken place and there was no lapse in our accreditation.

Now that we accredited by ACCJC/WASC, is my degree still valid?

Of course! Your credentials, whether they are certificate or degree level, are from Carrington College and a shift in our institutional accreditor doesn’t change that. You’re putting in a lot of hard work to earn that certificate/degree and you should continue to feel confident in the value of your education.

Will my faculty member/teacher change as a result of this new accreditation?

No. We aren’t planning changes to your instructors as a result of this new institutional accreditor. Carrington evaluates our faculty on a regular basis to help ensure you are receiving the best quality education.

Will this change student eligibility for financial aid?

No. Your eligibility for student financing will not be affected by this change.

Why did we decide to pursue accreditation with ACCJC/WASC?

Recognizing all campuses under the same institutional accrediting organization allows Carrington to streamline efforts and resources and better serve the needs of our students. The expansion of our accreditation validates our mission and our commitment to constantly evolve so we can deliver exceptional education and guidance to our students and prepare them for the health care careers of tomorrow. It also means that you will have more Carrington campus locations available to you and an expanded network of clinical partners.

Will this impact any programmatic accreditations?

The change of institutional accreditor will not impact programmatic accreditation. Our goal is to maintain existing programmatic accreditations that are of value and seek additional programmatic accreditations where there’s a benefit, while continuing to meet all state authorization requirements.

Is there anything I need to do as a result of this change?

No. The change to ACCJC/WASC has already been completed.

Will we be changing the college name?

No. As the Starting Point for Health Care Careers, Carrington represents an educational environment that is supportive, built for the reality of your life and provides you with the skills employers are looking for. This will not change.

See the academic catalog for additional information.