Who is Carrington College

Carrington College
Carrington College®, a regionally accredited institution†, was originally founded as Apollo College in 1976 in Phoenix, Ariz. We started out with the simple goal of changing the lives of our students. By staying true to that mission, we grew and are now able to help students at 11 campus locations across the Western United States.

From the very beginning, we have maintained a standard for education that prepares students to pursue careers in healthcare and technical fields. How? Through innovative curricula, technology and instruction methods.

By closely watching industry trends to determine which skills and specialties are in demand, we’re able to develop Certificate and Associate degree programs that can give you a chance for professional success.

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 offers Certificate and Associate degree programs**

† 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.

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