Founded in 1976 as Apollo College, the school became known as Carrington College in 2010 when owner DeVry Inc. united Apollo with Western Career College under the Carrington name. There are 11 campuses in the western United States, in the states of Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and, most recently, Texas. The school specializes in healthcare training, designing programs that aim to prepare students for immediate work in their area of interest upon graduation.
Students can earn associate degrees, as well as certificates, in the medical, dental, veterinary, and fitness fields. Specific areas of study include medical assisting, dental hygiene, veterinary assisting, massage therapy, and fitness training, though the availability of specific programs will vary by campus.
Carrington College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It has held this since 2007.
By the first day of classes, prospective students must be at least 16 years old to enroll in the campuses in Arizona and Idaho, 17 years old to enroll in the Nevada campus, and 18 years old to enroll in New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington campuses. They also must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, interview with an admissions representative, complete an entrance exam, and fulfill any additional program-specific requirements, such as previous work history or GPA specifics. For instance, students enrolling in medical assisting, health care administration, nursing, and pharmacy technology must follow undergo a criminal history screening.
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