380 Civic Drive, Suite 300
Pleasant Hill CA 94523(925) 405-8132
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Medical & Dental Programs
Like their dental counterparts, medical assistants work in both clinical and clerical settings in healthcare offices, including hospitals, doctors offices and outpatient care facilities. A medical assistant may work on patient care, including taking vital signs and preparing specimens for lab testing, as well as administrative duties, such as recording patient histories and scheduling appointments. Our Medical Assisting program in Pleasant Hill can be completed in as few as nine months.
Dental assistants mix a bit of front office work with patient care under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Work as a dental assistant may include working at the front desk, where you would greet patients or schedule appointments. Back in the office, dental assistants may take x-rays, sterilize equipment or help dentists by passing instruments during dental procedures. The Carrington College Dental Assisting program in Pleasant Hill can be completed in as few as nine months. Learn more.
As another option for those who want to interact with the public daily, but who may not want to perform clinical tasks, our Pharmacy Technology program in Pleasant Hill provides a comprehensive education for those who want to work as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians assistant pharmacists in delivering medications to the public. A pharmacy technician may work in a retail pharmacy like Walgreens or in an in-house pharmacy at medical facilities, among other work settings. Complete your pharmacy technician training in as few as nine months.
For those who want less patient interaction but who still want to play an important role in the U.S. healthcare system, medical billing and coding provides an appealing option. Medical billers and coders help record patient history in a code—a designated medical language—so it can be read on electronic health records and understood by complex medical insurance carriers. They also help physicians and other medical professionals get paid by submitting bills to insurance carriers and following up until those bills are paid. Our Medical Billing and Coding program in Pleasant Hill can be completed in as few as nine months for a certificate.
*This program is available in a Blended Online Format.
Mobility is an important part of maintaining health, if you are able to do so. One way some patients may help maintain or improve their mobility is through physical therapy. A physical therapist assistant may help patients complete exercises and stretch or complete other therapeutic techniques under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. This Physical Therapist Assistant program in Pleasant Hill can be completed in as few as 19 months and results in an Associate Degree.
What could be more important than breathing? This continuous task that many do without thinking isn’t always easy for everyone. Respiratory therapists help patients who struggle with breathing, which can impede their daily lives. A respiratory therapist may work with a premature infant whose lungs are not properly developed, a young adult with chronic breathing issues due to asthma, or an elderly patient dealing with an advanced diagnosis affecting the lungs. Our Respiratory Therapist Education program helps students learn how to diagnose and treat respiratory issues and can be completed in as few as 23 months.
Veterinary technicians work with veterinarians and other medical staff to help care for animals. Vet techs may draw blood, check vitals, administer medications, and communicate with an animal’s owner. Vet techs may work with domestic animals like dogs and cats, small animals like rabbits and mice, or even wildlife. Our Veterinary Technology program in Pleasant Hill can be completed in as few as 19 months.
Train for a career at Carrington College
Pleasant Hill Campus’ Career-Preparation Programs
Easy Student Access
Carrington’s Pleasant Hill college campus is five buildings located west of I-680 and north of Taylor Boulevard. It’s about a 40-minute drive northeast of San Francisco or, a 2-hour ride on public transit. Less than two minutes from downtown Pleasant Hill, the campus is great for dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences.
The Pleasant Hill college campus occupies 28,000 square feet and is housed in four buildings. The facilities include eight lecture/laboratories, a veterinary lab and surgery room and labs for the Physical Therapist Assistant and Respiratory Care programs.
Classrooms Geared for Learning
The campus also has a student success center equipped with reference materials, textbooks and journals, a student union, general education support and a learning lab, student finance advisors, enrollment service representatives and career service support staff located in the main building.
A Genuine College Experience
At the Carrington College Pleasant Hill campus, you can enjoy a small college experience where you can get the attention you deserve. Here, your instructor will not only know you by name, but they can also get to know you as a person. You will know what to expect from your career in the real world because many of our instructors bring practical working experience from their field into the classroom.
“Over two decades I have come to know that education is truly the great equalizer in this world. It possesses the power to carve through prior limitations and chart new paths for you and your family. It’s the one self-investment that pays dividends forever”