College Profile: Carrington College-Phoenix

 
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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.
 
8503 N 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
85051-4063
602-393-5900 (general)
602-324-5505 (financial aid)
602-324-5505 (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-Phoenix
Type Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Continuous
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 studentsNo 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-Phoenix Website
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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
5,571 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
316 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
316 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes 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
Medical Billing and Coding (Certificate Program)
Medical Billing and Coding Specialists maintain accurate, organized and permanent documentation of medical care to provide data for a variety of health information needs. Accurate and timely health care data are necessary to evaluate, plan, and deliver quality health care. The medical world depends on health information management professionals to collect, maintain, organize, and interpret this data. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are employed in a variety of settings including; hospitals and clinics. In addition, health information professionals work in physician offices, insurance companies, long term care facilities, rehabilitation and mental health facilities. The diploma program in Medical Billing and Coding at Apollo College prepares the graduate to work in the health information technology profession. The clinical practice segment is designed to reinforce classroom learning.
Medical Billing and Coding (Diploma Program)
Medical Billing and Coding Specialists maintain accurate, organized and permanent documentation of medical care to provide data for a variety of health information needs. Accurate and timely health care data are necessary to evaluate, plan, and deliver quality health care. The medical world depends on health information management professionals to collect, maintain, organize, and interpret this data. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are employed in a variety of settings including; hospitals and clinics. In addition, health information professionals work in physician offices, insurance companies, long term care facilities, rehabilitation and mental health facilities. The diploma program in Medical Billing and Coding at Apollo College prepares the graduate to work in the health information technology profession. The clinical practice segment is designed to reinforce classroom learning.
Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate Degree)
Medical Laboratory Technicians are trained in performing various laboratory procedures and in determining the outcome of those tests and procedures. In addition, Medical Laboratory Technicians are taught the various body systems in relationship to tests and procedures that the technician will perform. Medical Laboratory Technicians often work directly with patients, but may work in a laboratory environment where little or no patient contact is required. The Medical Laboratory Technician is a critical member in the delivery of medical care, providing vital patient information to direct-care providers. The Medical Laboratory Technician performs routine laboratory tests, provides accurate processing and assessments, and assists the physician in determining appropriate patient treatment plans. Upon completion of classroom instruction, students will be monitored during their first year of laboratory experience at an approved laboratory or health care facility.
Medical Radiography (Associate Degree)
Defined as making images on photographic film by ionizing radiation such as X rays, Radiography is one of the most important applications of medical technology. It's critical in helping to diagnose a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and medical conditions, from broken bones to heart problems. The work of qualified Radiologic Technologists is especially important, providing essential information to physicians in determining their patients' conditions and how to treat them.
Nursing (Associate Degree)
The mission of the Nursing Program at Apollo College is to develop highly educated, knowledgeable, skill-oriented graduates who possess the necessary behavior and attitudes to become entry-level Registered Nurses to serve the needs of the community after completing state licensing requirements. A focus of the program is to prepare graduates to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The Nursing Program is built upon a base of general education courses that will give the nursing student critical thinking and mathematical skills as well as perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. This base enables nursing students to think critically, make decisions, gain independence, organize work, take initiative, supervise others, be responsible employees and life-long learners. Instruction takes place on campus in classrooms, learning skills laboratory, computer laboratory and at various hospitals and healthcare facilities in greater Phoenix. Highly competent faculty, quality instruction, and first-rate facilities together help prepare students for careers after graduation. The program is open to those who have already completed prerequisite college courses. Study at Apollo College requires four sixteen week semesters, totaling sixty-four (64) weeks. With the prerequisite course the program is 71 semester credits. Graduates of the Nursing Program will be awarded an Applied Science Degree from Apollo College. Associate Degree of Applied Science - Graduates eligible to sit for RN exam
Physical Therapy Technician (Certificate Program)
Physical Therapy Technician assist the Physical Therapist in helping patients recover from illnesses and injuries. They assist in the physical therapy treatment plan for patients in order to restore muscle function, relieve pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body parts. A Physical Therapy Technician may aid in a therapy treatment program that may include exercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and massage therapy. They also instruct and motivate patients in isometric and ambulatory exercises. They may also work with other patients to overcome the emotional and pysical barriers that may hinder recovery. Most Physical Therapy Technicians work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, home health agencies, adult day care programs, schools, wellness and community centers, and in private industry. Graduates may also choose to train and test as Personal Trainers, opening many doors for successful careers in Fitness.
Respiratory Care (Associate Degree)
The Respiratory Therapist applies scientific knowledge and theory to practical clinical problems of respiratory care. The Respiratory Therapist is qualified to assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care treatments, including the supervision of Respiratory Therapy Technicians. Under the supervision of a physician, the Respiratory Therapist may be required to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment in the care of respiratory patients. At Apollo College, the knowledge and skills needed by respiratory therapists are taught through formal lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The program is designed to train entry level respiratory therapists who meet nationally accepted standards for practitioners in the field. Consequently, in order to meet this standard, students must not only fulfill all the program's course work and clinical practice requirements, but must also: Pass the secured certified Respiratory Therapist exam prior to going on clinical practice assignments, and Pass the secured registry written examination prior to graduation. Admission to the Respiratory Care program requires: A high school diploma or equivalency (GED), Passing an entrance evaluation, and A personal interview with the program Director or Clinical Director of the Respiratory Care program. Prospective students are encouraged to accompany the clinical director in visiting a clinical site where they may observe Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Therapist students at work.

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