Carrington College and Carrington College California, part of DeVry Education Group, will host open houses at all of their campuses on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Attendees will be able to explore a variety of careers in healthcare fields through campus tours that will include Carrington’s modern lab facilities, participate in information sessions with healthcare professionals and classroom observation. Carrington’s programs address a growing U.S. demand for qualified healthcare professionals; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this growth will result in a projected 3.5 million new healthcare jobs between 2010 and 2020. “These open houses provide a unique opportunity for anyone who has ever considered a healthcare career to explore the available options,” said Robert Paul, president of Carrington Colleges Group. Healthcare professionals will be available at the open houses to answer questions about a variety of careers, and representatives from Carrington College and Carrington College California will also be available to field questions about the colleges’ certificate and associate degree programs. A full list of campuses hosting open houses is available at info.carrington.edu/colleges/. Carrington College and Carrington College California provide a starting point for their students’ healthcare careers with offerings that range from entry-level programs such as Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technology and Medical Billing & Coding, to advanced programs such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant and Respiratory Care. Program availability varies by campus. Carrington’s associate degree and certificate programs are developed with the help of industry professionals and are taught by instructors with an average of 17 years’ experience in the field. “Preparation of tomorrow’s workforce requires a mix of fundamental knowledge, pragmatic training and transferable soft skills,” Paul said. “Courses at Carrington College and Carrington College California reflect this blend and are taught by qualified instructors in an environment that is built with the reality of our students’ lives in mind. This level of preparation means Carrington graduates enter their professional fields career-ready.” For more information about the open house event at Carrington College and to register, visit http://carrington.edu/info/openhouse/carrington-college/. For more information about the open house event at Carrington College California and to register, visit http://carrington.edu/info/openhouse/carrington-college-california/. For more information about degree and certificate programs offered at Carrington College and Carrington College California campuses, or to register for classes, visit www.carrington.edu or call 855-237-1134. About Carrington Colleges Group Carrington Colleges Group comprises two separate institutions: Carrington College and Carrington College California. These institutions offer a diverse range of programs that lead to a certificate or associate degree. As the starting point for healthcare careers, the colleges offer programs to prepare students for careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ( ACICS), 750 First St. NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336-6780. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Carrington College California 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: www.accjc.org. Additionally, many of the programs at each college are accredited by specialized accrediting bodies, which focus on specific occupational fields. Programmatic accreditation varies by campus; please check the website or catalog for accreditation information for your campus. The colleges provide employment-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training. Carrington Colleges Group is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. For more information about Carrington Colleges Group, visit http://info.carrington.edu/.