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College Profile: Carrington College-Portland

 
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Apollo College is a private institution of higher education. It awards degrees and diplomas in veterinary, dental, and medical career fields. Apollo College has nine campuses in different locations within the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. It is a division of the U.S. Education Corporation, which also operates Western Career College's eight campuses in California.
 
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR
97232-1309
503-761-6100 (general)
503-761-6100 (financial aid)
503-761-6100 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Apollo College Mission The mission of Apollo College is to prepare graduates to become health care professionals with the knowledge and skill necessary to assume entry-level positions in the health care industry. Apollo College has the following goals consistent with its mission: 1. Develop knowledgeable and skill-oriented graduates who possess the necessary behavior and attitude which allows them to transition into entry-level employment in the health care industry. 2. Provide quality didactic and clinical experiences that prepare graduates to perform competently within the professional standards of their field of study. 3. Provide the appropriate educational environment and services that result in appropriate student completion and employment rates after graduation. 4. Prepare graduates to successfully obtain certification and/or licensure specific to their program of study. 5. Demonstrate measurable satisfaction of its students, graduates, faculty and the community. 6. Advance the health care industry by articulating with institutions of higher education to promote transferability of credits. 7. Hire, develop and retain a professional faculty capable of preparing students for a career in the health care professions.


General Information
Other Names Apollo College-Portland, Carrington College-Portland
Type Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Differs by program
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Carrington College-Portland Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Neither required nor recommended

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Student Body
1,956 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
53 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
53 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Dental Assisting (Certificate Program)
Dental Assistants work directly with the patient and dentist in chair-side procedures and perform dental office administrative duties. Apollo College Dental Assisting program will prepare the student to work as a Dental Assistant, Front Office Receptionist, or Dental Office Manager in governmental agencies, private dental practices, and hospitals that include dental health care. The program gives the student a complete education in the clinical, laboratory, and administrative duties of a Dental Assistant. The student will learn about oral hygiene, the charting and instrumentation procedures involved with chair-side assisting to the Dentist, terminology, office procedures and office techniques, insurance forms, and laboratory procedures. Upon graduation from the program, state x-ray certification is strongly recommended for Dental Assistants working with a dentist in chair-side procedures. In most states, testing is administrated by the state in a separate facility. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a Dentist's office, dental clinic, or other approved dental care facility.
Dental Assisting (Diploma Program)
Dental Assistants work directly with the patient and dentist in chair-side procedures and perform dental office administrative duties. Apollo College Dental Assisting program will prepare the student to work as a Dental Assistant, Front Office Receptionist, or Dental Office Manager in governmental agencies, private dental practices, and hospitals that include dental health care. The program gives the student a complete education in the clinical, laboratory, and administrative duties of a Dental Assistant. The student will learn about oral hygiene, the charting and instrumentation procedures involved with chair-side assisting to the Dentist, terminology, office procedures and office techniques, insurance forms, and laboratory procedures. Upon graduation from the program, state x-ray certification is strongly recommended for Dental Assistants working with a dentist in chair-side procedures. In most states, testing is administrated by the state in a separate facility. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a Dentist's office, dental clinic, or other approved dental care facility.
Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller (Certificate Program)
The Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program provides students with classroom instruction and practical experience in a medical or insurance facility. The program provides knowledge and skills needed to accurately report, transmit and track claims. These skills are in demand for careers in the fast growing and rewarding health claims field. Graduates may work as a Health Claims Examiner, Medical Biller, Claims Clerk, Patient and Hospital Biller, Hospital Admitting Representative or Medical Secretary. Graduates of the Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program may be employed in hospitals, health clinics, doctor's offices, insurance companies, or specialized medical billing agencies.
Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller (Certificate Program)
The Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program provides students with classroom instruction and practical experience in a medical or insurance facility. The program provides knowledge and skills needed to accurately report, transmit and track claims. These skills are in demand for careers in the fast growing and rewarding health claims field. Graduates may work as a Health Claims Examiner, Medical Biller, Claims Clerk, Patient and Hospital Biller, Hospital Admitting Representative or Medical Secretary. Graduates of the Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program may be employed in hospitals, health clinics, doctor's offices, insurance companies, or specialized medical billing agencies.
Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller (Diploma Program)
The Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program provides students with classroom instruction and practical experience in a medical or insurance facility. The program provides knowledge and skills needed to accurately report, transmit and track claims. These skills are in demand for careers in the fast growing and rewarding health claims field. Graduates may work as a Health Claims Examiner, Medical Biller, Claims Clerk, Patient and Hospital Biller, Hospital Admitting Representative or Medical Secretary. Graduates of the Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program may be employed in hospitals, health clinics, doctor's offices, insurance companies, or specialized medical billing agencies.
Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller (Diploma Program)
The Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program provides students with classroom instruction and practical experience in a medical or insurance facility. The program provides knowledge and skills needed to accurately report, transmit and track claims. These skills are in demand for careers in the fast growing and rewarding health claims field. Graduates may work as a Health Claims Examiner, Medical Biller, Claims Clerk, Patient and Hospital Biller, Hospital Admitting Representative or Medical Secretary. Graduates of the Health Claims Examiner/Medical Biller Program may be employed in hospitals, health clinics, doctor's offices, insurance companies, or specialized medical billing agencies.
Limited X-ray (Certificate Program)
The Limited X-ray Program, combined with the Medical Assistant Program, provides a full scope of training in anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, and limited X-ray services. Graduates of the combined program work as Medical Assistants with expanded duties in radiography in medical offices and clinics. Throughout the Limited X-Ray Program, students are given the opportunity to practice skills in the energized X-Ray lab on campus, as well as in an energized X-Ray lab in an actual office or clinic. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240 hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other facility.
Limited X-ray (Diploma Program)
The Limited X-ray Program, combined with the Medical Assistant Program, provides a full scope of training in anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, and limited X-ray services. Graduates of the combined program work as Medical Assistants with expanded duties in radiography in medical offices and clinics. Throughout the Limited X-Ray Program, students are given the opportunity to practice skills in the energized X-Ray lab on campus, as well as in an energized X-Ray lab in an actual office or clinic. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240 hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other facility.
Medical Administrative Assisting (Certificate Program)
The Medical Administrative Assisting Program includes two broad aspects. The first encompasses secretarial skills, manual office systems, and an introduction to microcomputers. This phase of the program includes; medical law and ethics, medical terminology used in professional practice, essential office skills, and areas of medicine critical to office practice. The second phase of the program teaches the knowledge and skills to master computer software and systems commonly used in medical practice. The student will develop proficiency in word processing, accounting methods, spreadsheets, and database management. Graduates of this program are prepared to manage manual and automated front office operations for single and multilevel practices. Students also learn the administrative assisting skills that will make them valuable members of any office team and will allow them flexibility to work in a variety of office operations in health care or business settings. Upon completion of classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other approved medical/health care facility.
Medical Administrative Assisting (Certificate Program)
The Medical Administrative Assisting Program includes two broad aspects. The first encompasses secretarial skills, manual office systems, and an introduction to microcomputers. This phase of the program includes; medical law and ethics, medical terminology used in professional practice, essential office skills, and areas of medicine critical to office practice. The second phase of the program teaches the knowledge and skills to master computer software and systems commonly used in medical practice. The student will develop proficiency in word processing, accounting methods, spreadsheets, and database management. Graduates of this program are prepared to manage manual and automated front office operations for single and multilevel practices. Students also learn the administrative assisting skills that will make them valuable members of any office team and will allow them flexibility to work in a variety of office operations in health care or business settings. Upon completion of classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other approved medical/health care facility.
Medical Administrative Assisting (Diploma Program)
The Medical Administrative Assisting Program includes two broad aspects. The first encompasses secretarial skills, manual office systems, and an introduction to microcomputers. This phase of the program includes; medical law and ethics, medical terminology used in professional practice, essential office skills, and areas of medicine critical to office practice. The second phase of the program teaches the knowledge and skills to master computer software and systems commonly used in medical practice. The student will develop proficiency in word processing, accounting methods, spreadsheets, and database management. Graduates of this program are prepared to manage manual and automated front office operations for single and multilevel practices. Students also learn the administrative assisting skills that will make them valuable members of any office team and will allow them flexibility to work in a variety of office operations in health care or business settings. Upon completion of classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other approved medical/health care facility.
Medical Administrative Assisting (Diploma Program)
The Medical Administrative Assisting Program includes two broad aspects. The first encompasses secretarial skills, manual office systems, and an introduction to microcomputers. This phase of the program includes; medical law and ethics, medical terminology used in professional practice, essential office skills, and areas of medicine critical to office practice. The second phase of the program teaches the knowledge and skills to master computer software and systems commonly used in medical practice. The student will develop proficiency in word processing, accounting methods, spreadsheets, and database management. Graduates of this program are prepared to manage manual and automated front office operations for single and multilevel practices. Students also learn the administrative assisting skills that will make them valuable members of any office team and will allow them flexibility to work in a variety of office operations in health care or business settings. Upon completion of classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 240-hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other approved medical/health care facility.
Medical Assisting (Certificate Program)
Medical Assistants aid the physician and other medical personnel as they examine and treat patients. Medical Assistants perform office administrative tasks that keep a medical office or clinic running smoothly. Graduates are prepared to work in physicians' offices, clinics, nursing homes, and health care centers as a medical secretary, medical assistant, medical receptionist, or medical office manager. The program provides clinical instruction, class lectures, and pratical experience through an externship in a medical facility. Clinical instruction teaches students to prepare patients for examinations, give injections, conduct electrocardiograms, and process routine laboratory tasks. Instruction also covers office duties such as completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing, bookkeeping, and medical collections.
Medical Assisting (Diploma Program)
Medical Assistants aid the physician and other medical personnel as they examine and treat patients. Medical Assistants perform office administrative tasks that keep a medical office or clinic running smoothly. Graduates are prepared to work in physicians' offices, clinics, nursing homes, and health care centers as a medical secretary, medical assistant, medical receptionist, or medical office manager. The program provides clinical instruction, class lectures, and pratical experience through an externship in a medical facility. Clinical instruction teaches students to prepare patients for examinations, give injections, conduct electrocardiograms, and process routine laboratory tasks. Instruction also covers office duties such as completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing, bookkeeping, and medical collections.
Medical Assisting/Limited X-ray (Certificate Program)
The Limited X-ray Program, combined with the Medical Assisting Program, provides a full scope of training in anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, and limited X-ray services. Graduates of the combined program work as Medical Assistants with expanded duties in radiography in medical offices and clinics. Throughout the Limited X-Ray Program, students are given the opportunity to practice skills in the energized X-Ray lab on campus, as well as in an energized X-Ray lab in an actual office or clinic. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240 hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other facility.
Medical Assisting/Limited X-ray (Certificate Program)
The Limited X-ray Program, combined with the Medical Assisting Program, provides a full scope of training in anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, and limited X-ray services. Graduates of the combined program work as Medical Assistants with expanded duties in radiography in medical offices and clinics. Throughout the Limited X-Ray Program, students are given the opportunity to practice skills in the energized X-Ray lab on campus, as well as in an energized X-Ray lab in an actual office or clinic. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240 hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other facility.
Medical Assisting/Limited X-ray (Diploma Program)
The Limited X-ray Program, combined with the Medical Assisting Program, provides a full scope of training in anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, and limited X-ray services. Graduates of the combined program work as Medical Assistants with expanded duties in radiography in medical offices and clinics. Throughout the Limited X-Ray Program, students are given the opportunity to practice skills in the energized X-Ray lab on campus, as well as in an energized X-Ray lab in an actual office or clinic. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240 hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other facility.
Medical Assisting/Limited X-ray (Diploma Program)
The Limited X-ray Program, combined with the Medical Assisting Program, provides a full scope of training in anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, and limited X-ray services. Graduates of the combined program work as Medical Assistants with expanded duties in radiography in medical offices and clinics. Throughout the Limited X-Ray Program, students are given the opportunity to practice skills in the energized X-Ray lab on campus, as well as in an energized X-Ray lab in an actual office or clinic. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical skills training, students perform learned skills during a 240 hour externship in a physician's office, clinic, or other facility.
Pharmacy Technician (Certificate Program)
The Pharmacy Technician program at Apollo College provides the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings. The program provides the student with extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing and charting of medications and a working knowledge of drug trade and generic names as well as strengths, dosages, dosage forms and routes of administration. Administrative skills and law and ethics are also emphasized. Reading comprehension, pharmacy mathematics, use of the calculator, and good verbal and written communication skills are functionally taught throughout the course. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 260-hour externship in a hospital, retail pharmacy, or pharmaceutical distributor.
Pharmacy Technician (Certificate Program)
The Pharmacy Technician program at Apollo College provides the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings. The program provides the student with extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing and charting of medications and a working knowledge of drug trade and generic names as well as strengths, dosages, dosage forms and routes of administration. Administrative skills and law and ethics are also emphasized. Reading comprehension, pharmacy mathematics, use of the calculator, and good verbal and written communication skills are functionally taught throughout the course. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 260-hour externship in a hospital, retail pharmacy, or pharmaceutical distributor.
Pharmacy Technician (Diploma Program)
The Pharmacy Technician program at Apollo College provides the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings. The program provides the student with extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing and charting of medications and a working knowledge of drug trade and generic names as well as strengths, dosages, dosage forms and routes of administration. Administrative skills and law and ethics are also emphasized. Reading comprehension, pharmacy mathematics, use of the calculator, and good verbal and written communication skills are functionally taught throughout the course. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 260-hour externship in a hospital, retail pharmacy, or pharmaceutical distributor.
Pharmacy Technician (Diploma Program)
The Pharmacy Technician program at Apollo College provides the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings. The program provides the student with extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing and charting of medications and a working knowledge of drug trade and generic names as well as strengths, dosages, dosage forms and routes of administration. Administrative skills and law and ethics are also emphasized. Reading comprehension, pharmacy mathematics, use of the calculator, and good verbal and written communication skills are functionally taught throughout the course. Upon completion of all classroom instruction and practical training, students perform learned skills during a 260-hour externship in a hospital, retail pharmacy, or pharmaceutical distributor.
Veterinary Assisting (Certificate Program)
Our nation's pet population is growing rapidly. Society is expecting a higher level of care for their pets, desiring them to have the same care they receive themselves. This has created a strong demand for qualified animal care services. The growing interest in animals is creating thousands of new jobs. Those with the best preparation and background get the best jobs. Excellent training can be your key to success. Achieve the skills you need to succeed in a fascinating new career with animals. Learn up-to-date career skills and hands-on experience with today's technology. Know how the job is done today, and how it will be done tomorrow. The Veterinary Assisting Program is intended to train individuals to gain knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform in a veterinary office. The student will learn to provide nursing for animals under the direction of the veterinarian. Students will learn all aspects of assisting in the operation of a veterinary practice. They will learn the basics of first aid, anatomy, routine care, emergency care, surgical preparation and basic nursing techniques. They will learn how animals communicate, animal behavior, training, breeding and the life cycles of young, adult, and old animals. Students will learn teamwork and how to communicate in the veterinary office. The objective of the Veterinary Assisting program is to develop students skills to assist Veterinarians at an entry-level position to treat illness, ease discomfort, cure diseases, mend injuries, improve nutrition, increase the happiness, and the life expectancy of animals.
Veterinary Assisting (Diploma Program)
Our nation's pet population is growing rapidly. Society is expecting a higher level of care for their pets, desiring them to have the same care they receive themselves. This has created a strong demand for qualified animal care services. The growing interest in animals is creating thousands of new jobs. Those with the best preparation and background get the best jobs. Excellent training can be your key to success. Achieve the skills you need to succeed in a fascinating new career with animals. Learn up-to-date career skills and hands-on experience with today's technology. Know how the job is done today, and how it will be done tomorrow. The Veterinary Assisting Program is intended to train individuals to gain knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform in a veterinary office. The student will learn to provide nursing for animals under the direction of the veterinarian. Students will learn all aspects of assisting in the operation of a veterinary practice. They will learn the basics of first aid, anatomy, routine care, emergency care, surgical preparation and basic nursing techniques. They will learn how animals communicate, animal behavior, training, breeding and the life cycles of young, adult, and old animals. Students will learn teamwork and how to communicate in the veterinary office. The objective of the Veterinary Assisting program is to develop students skills to assist Veterinarians at an entry-level position to treat illness, ease discomfort, cure diseases, mend injuries, improve nutrition, increase the happiness, and the life expectancy of animals.

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