2016 E-News Stories

CSRC Board Blown Away By Big Turnout From ACC Respiratory Therapy Program

California Society of Respiratory Care (CSRC) board members were impressed by how many American Career College respiratory therapy (RT) students attended a recent meeting. ACC-Orange County respiratory therapy program director Eli...

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ACC Optics Students Assist Lion’s Club Friends in Sight

Optics students from the American Career College-Los Angeles and Long Beach campuses recently volunteered to help community members see better. At the annual Lion’s Club Friends in Sight event in Long Beach on Oct. 8, six ACC-LA and seven ACC-Long...

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ACC Students and Graduates Celebrate Medical Assistant Week 2016

It's that time of year again — and we're not talking about Halloween. It's Medical Assistant Recognition Week, which is celebrated during the third full week in October. Medical assistants are at the heart of health care. To honor them we asked...

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ACC-Ontario Vocational Nursing Instructor Travels to Haiti For Medical Mission Trip

Elizabeth Bart-Plange Opoku, a vocational nursing instructor at American Career College-Ontario, traveled to Haiti for a weeklong medical mission this April. Opoku visited the Caribbean country with Mission Haiti, a religion-based healthcare alliance,...

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Clinical Partner Spotlight: MedAmerica Billing Services Inc.

MedAmerica Billing Services Inc. has provided billing services for emergency rooms for more than 20 years. We spoke with Courtney Proffitt with MedAmerica at American Career College-Ontario's Health Fair in April about how they partner with ACC-Ontario...

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ACC-Ontario Health Fair Impacts Students and Community

Employers, students and community members networked during American Career College-Ontario’s Health and Community Fair on April 4. ACC-Ontario’s free community event hosted more than 118 local employers, free blood pressure screenings, flu...

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ACC-Lynwood’s Donald Laurino Named As NCLEX Item Writer

Donald Laurino, a senior theory/clinical instructor at American Career College-Lynwood, was selected recently as one of 10 nurses from across the nation to participate on a NCLEX item development panel of subject matter experts. Laurino, who has worked...

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Contemporary Forums Hosts 800 Health Care Educators at Las Vegas Conference

Continued education is always a safe bet — even in Las Vegas. This January, more than 800 health educators gathered for the Contemporary Forums/Elsevier Faculty Development Conference at the Tropicana Las Vegas Convention Center. During...

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ACC Faculty Receives Honorable Mention for 2016 Elsevier Master Teacher Award

Don Laurino, an instructor at American Career College-St. Francis, was recently selected as the honorable mention winner for the 2016 ABHES/Elsevier Master Teacher Award. Laurino, who has been teaching vocational nursing (VN) at ACC-St....

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