5883 Rue Ferrari, Suite 125
San Jose, CA 95138(408) 337-3534
Mon-Thu 8:00AM – 10:30PM
Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Dental Hygiene Clinic Hours
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Mon-Thu 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM*
*Appointment times may vary, please contact the clinic for more information.
Medical & Dental Programs
Medical assisting is an important role in health care that one can enter quickly, with certificate programs as short as 9 months. Medical assistants can take patient histories and vital signs, help with charting, and generally assist nurses, doctors, and other medical staff. Working as a medical assistant in San Jose can offer an entry-level career in health care. To prepare to work in medical assisting, learn more about Carrington College’s Medical Assisting program in San Jose.
Dental assistants in San Jose help dentists and dental hygienists with various steps in a dental cleaning, including taking x-rays, passing instruments, and sometimes assisting with clerical duties like charting and patient onboarding. Dental assisting is a career you can enter quickly with just a certificate of completion from a qualified program. Learn more about Carrington College’s Dental Assisting program in San Jose.
While becoming a pharmacist takes years of schooling and a doctoral degree, those interested in working in pharmacies can enter the world of pharmacy technology much faster. Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense medications and provide medical knowledge to customers. Pharmacy technician training can take as little as 9 months and prepare you for jobs in hospitals, private pharmacies, and large retail chains. Learn more about Carrington’s Pharmacy Technology program in San Jose.
Dental hygienists work directly with patients, instructing them on proper oral hygiene and taking on the bulk of a routine office visit with cleaning, polishing, and applying treatments such as fluoride. Dental hygienists work closely with dentists and dental assistants to ensure patients get proper care and instruction about good oral health. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the Dental Hygiene National Board, as well as state or regional clinical licensing examinations.* Learn more about Carrington College’s Dental Hygiene program in San Jose.
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical billers and coders fill two important roles in health care. Medical billers handle claims to insurance offices, making sure to report procedures to the appropriate payor and follow up on those claims until they are paid. Medical coders help translate medical procedures into codes in patient health records, which are sometimes used by billers to communicate with health insurance providers. As patient health records move online and with the large health insurance providers in California and beyond, learn more about Carrington College’s Medical Billing and Coding program in San Jose.
*This program is available in a Blended Online Format.
Prepare to enter the operating room with Carrington’s Surgical Technology program in San Jose. Surgical technologists—sometimes called operating room assistants—help prepare patients for surgery, drape patients before procedures, prep equipment, and generally assist surgeons as they operate. Surgical technology training can be completed in as little as 15 months.
Practical Nursing/Vocational Nursing
There are multiple levels of nursing careers, but for those looking to help patients and enter the workforce quickly, vocational nursing is an option. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) hold an entry-level nursing career that takes less time than registered nursing. In California, this career is called licensed vocational nursing. LVNs provide basic patient care under the supervision of RNs and doctors. Carrington’s Vocational Nursing program in San Jose takes as few as 12 months.
For those with a heart for animals, a career in veterinary technology seems like a perfect fit. Vet techs help veterinarians with caring for animals and 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. Carrington’s Veterinary Technology program in San Jose can be completed in as little as 19 months. Graduates to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination.*
*Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program
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San Jose Campus’ Career-Preparation Programs
Easy Student Access
Carrington College’s San Jose college campus provides hands-on training in a number of medical programs in California. Carrington College’s San Jose campus is centrally located just east of the 101 and north of CA SR-85. Just take the Silicon Valley Blvd exit north off the 101 to Rue Ferrari. Turn left on Rue Ferrari and you’re there!
Our 48,800-square-foot San Jose college campus includes classrooms with ceiling‐mounted LCD projectors, a student success center equipped with reference materials, textbooks and journals, a learning laboratory and a dedicated computer laboratory.
Classrooms Geared for Learning
The facilities also include a 24‐chair dental hygiene clinic, a six‐chair radiology lab, a four‐chair dental assisting lab, an eight‐bed vocational nursing lab, a professional veterinary technology surgery lab and surgical technology lab, a medical billing and coding lab, and 20 lecture/laboratories.
A Genuine College Experience
Between classes, there are plenty of resources and places to study. The San Jose college campus has a student lounge, a staff copy center, a staff lounge and student finance kiosks. The campus has 23 administrative offices offering a variety of student services including enrollment services, career services, and student finance.
“Creating a campus culture that supports and promotes satisfied, successful and job ready students has and always will be my priority. Campus leadership is my passion and getting to know students and helping them reach their potential is what drives me. It is all about the campus and the people – staff, faculty, and students – that is why I love coming to work every day.”