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About Carrington College

Carrington College is based in Sacramento, California, and offers a variety of programs for students interested in preparing for health care careers. Carrington students are taught by experienced instructors who have practical working experience in the field that they teach, and the small class sizes allow the instructors to get to know their students and provide individualized attention to each one.

Carrington offers medical, dental, administrative, and veterinary programs that result in a certificate or an associate degree. Students can select from options in dental assisting, veterinary technology, medical billing and coding, massage therapy, surgical technology, nursing, and more. The on-campus programs include hands-on learning experiences and/or clinical rotations to help students gain practical skills before they enter the workforce. Students seeking a flexible online learning program have fields to choose from including: criminal justice, medical administrative assistant, and medical billing and coding. These programs allow students to view lectures, participate in hands-on activities, and complete their coursework online, however, a capstone project or externship may be required as well.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415 506 0234, 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

Why Carrington College?

Affordable Learning

Student finance advisors are available to all students to help them explore their financial aid** options. Active students who remain in good standing throughout the course of the program are also eligible for Carrington's Fixed Tuition Promise.*

Practical Training

Many of Carrington College's programs include hands-on training with industry-current curriculum or equipment that prepares students for the competitive job market. Some programs also include clinical rotations or externships that not only provide practical training, but allows students to gain industry contacts and start building a resume.

Student Support

Carrington offers a number of support options for students, including tutorial assistance and advising, career services, and an online library.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to Carrington College must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs have additional requirements/restrictions, including the Wonderlic SLE admissions test, age restrictions, written statement, background check, interview process, and/or drug screening.

Find Your Program:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice: Corrections
  • Dental Assisting
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Veterinary Assisting
  • Veterinary Technology

Programs may vary by campus.

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