Carrington College, formerly known as Apollo College, is a privately held institution of higher education. Carrington College, along with co-operating division Carrington College California, is owned and operated by Carrington Colleges Group, Inc. a part of DeVry Inc. The college offers practical, real-world education and hands-on experiences in allied health care at its 10 campuses throughout the Western U.S. and online.
Apollo College has degree programs in the healthcare, dental and veterinary career fields. You can earn a degree or a diploma upon successful completion of your coursework within 2 years or less. Apollo College has been in operation since 1976. In this time, we have graduated over 50,000 students who were able to take their quality education and enter the workforce immediately. Apollo College has 10 campus locations across the U.S., so it is likely that you can attend college in a surrounding community close to you.
A career in the Medical or Health Services field is one of the most important, and challenging, careers you could choose. Its also one of the most rewarding, both personally and financially. Not only is health services the largest industry in the United States, its also one of the fastest-growing. An aging population and new technology has created an enormous demand for all types of medical professionals, but especially for trained assistants, technicians, and administrative personnel. As a result, salaries and benefits are very attractive and opportunities for career advancement are numerous.
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Medical Administrative Assisting
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Radiography
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Respiratory Care
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physical Therapist Assistant
The dental profession has several exciting career fields, and is a critical part of our overall health care. Within this profession, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists play a vital role. Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. Among other duties, they assist dentists as they examine and treat patients. They make patients comfortable, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records, and instruct them on postoperative and general oral health care. Job prospects for dental assistants should be excellent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, employment is expected to grow much faster than average through the year 2012. Demand for trained dental assistants has never been greater, and that means salaries, benefits and career advancement are very attractive.
Dental Programs Offered:
- Dental Assisting
- Dental Hygiene
Health & Fitness / Massage Careers
The Health & Fitness, Massage, and Physical Therapist professions are exciting career fields, and critical components of our overall health care. Demand for trained personnel in these areas has never been greater, and that means salaries, benefits and career advancement are very attractive.
- Fitness Training
- Massage Therapy
- Physical Therapist Technician
Veterinary science today is a rewarding career field that is just as sophisticated and challenging as medical science. To provide modern veterinary care, veterinarians need skilled veterinary technicians and technologists who perform many of the same duties for a veterinarian that a nurse would for a physician, including laboratory and clinical procedures; and conduct clinical work in a private practice under the supervision of a veterinarian-often performing various medical tests along with treating and diagnosing medical conditions and diseases in animals. Job growth in Veterinary Technicians is projected to grow much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means, career opportunities, salary, and job advancement should be excellent in this area.
- Veterinary Assisting