Carrington College California

Carrington College California
Carrington College© California, a regionally accredited institution†, was originally founded as Northwest College of Medical Assistants and Dental Assistants in 1967 in Sacramento, Calif. As the programs we offered extended beyond the world of healthcare, we became known as Western Career College and remained so until 2010. Though our name has transformed through the years, we’ve stayed true to our initial goal of changing the lives of our students. Today, we’re able to help students at seven locations across California.

In order to give you your best chance for professional success, we pay close attention to industry trends so we can create not only Certificate and Associate degree programs that are in demand, but also the skills that employers are looking for in candidates.

From curricula we develop to the technology and tools we use to our hands-on approach to instruction, we are committed to innovation. That’s why we lead the way when it comes to education that prepares students for careers in healthcare and a variety of technical fields.

Carrington College California offers Certificate and Associate degree programs** in: Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Health Care Administration, Health Studies, Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapist Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Registered Nursing LVN to RN***, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology and Vocational Nursing.

† 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

** Programs subject to change. Programs and their availability vary by location.

*** Note: Admission to, or graduation from, our Nursing program does not guarantee obtaining a license or certificate to practice nursing. Licensure and certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.