Carrington California Expands Programs in Business and Accounting

Programs prepare graduates for careers in the new economic work force

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (Oct. 27, 2011) – Carrington College® California, a part of DeVry Inc. a global provider of educational services, has announced that associate degree programs in business and accounting will be offered at select campuses including Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, San Jose and San Leandro. Applications are currently being accepted with classes scheduled to begin in January 2012. Full program listings are available at

“Access to quality higher education is critical to growing a competitive workforce,” said Jeff Akens, president of Carrington College California. “Carrington College California’s growth of business-related programs gives students the tools to compete in the rapidly changing 21stcentury job market.”

Programs in the business field focus on developing an understanding of economics, finance, human resources, management and sales, through hands-on classroom curriculum and real world experiences. In a culminating capstone project, accounting students exercise knowledge gained throughout the coursework to complete a financial analysis of a proposed merger by preparing budgets and reports. Students in the business program are tasked with designing a complete business plan and implementation timeline for a new company.  These programs were previously offered only in an online capacity and will now be available at select campuses.

Carrington College California prepares students to succeed in competitive and professional environments through a well-rounded education that focuses on strategic communication, critical thinking and computer proficiency and offers insight into a range of industries. Associate degree programs consist of 22 courses that are offered year-round and provide flexible class schedules.

Although U.S. unemployment numbers hover at a national average of 9.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates favorable to excellent job growth projections for careers in business and accounting. Career opportunities exist in nationally-and internationally-held public companies, private firms and government entities.

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About Carrington College® California

Carrington College California is a leading provider of educational programs in California that prepares graduates for careers in fields such as accounting, criminal justice, dental assisting, dental hygiene, architectural design drafting, gen­eral business, graphic design, medical assisting, nursing, pharmacy technology, diagnostic medical sonography and veterinary technology. The nine Carrington College California campuses are located in Antioch, Citrus Heights, Emeryville, Pleasant Hill, Pomona, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro and Stockton. Carrington College California is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Commu­nity and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC). For more information about Carrington College California, visit

Carrington College California is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV) a global provider of educational ser­vices.