A Highlight of American Career College’s Founder and CEO, David Pyle: Shaping Lives through Higher Education

On January 11, 1978, American College of Optics began its journey to becoming American Career College, under the leadership of founder David Pyle. After buying the school out of bankruptcy for one dollar, Mr. Pyle maintained the vision and ambition to keep the college alive and thriving. He approached the management of the school differently than his competitors, always striving to employ experienced instructors, to create better facilities, and to constantly increase student success.

From 1978 to 1990, the college was devoted exclusively to the optical dispensing profession. In 1990, the school began to offer other health care training programs, and in 1993, it was renamed American Career College to reflect its broader scope. The college had grown to more than 1,500 students, and was a beacon of hope for anyone in the Los Angeles area who wished to achieve a higher education within health care. Mr. Pyle’s desire for creating new opportunities for students led him to bring American Career College to Orange County, CA and Ontario, CA, carrying the beacon to other areas in Southern California.

Over the years, Mr. Pyle has made sure to continually engage American Career College in the communities that it serves, not only offering higher education, but also sponsoring philanthropic organizations such as KidWorks and the Ronald McDonald House. Mr. Pyle is passionate about increasing access to quality health care and creating new educational opportunities. Therefore, American Career College involves itself philanthropically with programs in the community that reflect these missions.

Throughout the years, Mr. Pyle has striven to transform the college. Today, American Career College offers training in 10 major areas of health care, and has become a leader in the demanding and challenging health care education field. David Pyle is a visionary, philanthropist, and has been a mentor to many students over the years.

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