2016 Students Stories

ACC Celebrates Inaugural Radiography Cohort Pinning

Congratulations to American Career College-Ontario’s inaugural Associate of Occupational Science in Radiography program graduates, who celebrated the end of their coursework and beginning of their careers in November. The inaugural cohort celebrated...

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ACC-Ontario Vocational Nurse Pinning Caps November 2016

For more than 70 American Career College graduates in Ontario, November's vocational nurse pinning marked the end of a "short, long year." "We had a long journey ahead of us in Term 1, but now we are here and we did it together," ACC-Ontario VN graduate...

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ACC Graduate Encourages Lynwood Inspire Club to ‘Keep Focusing Forward’

The message at American Career College-Lynwood's most recent Inspire Club meeting was "pushing forward." The guest speaker was Jamison Wallington, a vocational nursing graduate from ACC-Orange County who is now the lead medical assistant instructor at...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Vincenta Anthony

When Vincenta Anthony first came to American Career College, she said she had nothing. "I lost my son two years ago and when I lost him, I lost me," she said tearfully, "so I wanted a new start and ACC gave that to me. It gave me a new beginning." Unfortunately,...

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ACC-Long Beach’s Lydia Tovar Named 2016 Successful Hands Grant Winner

Lydia Tovar, a massage therapy student at American Career College-Long Beach, was one of eight students nationwide selected as a 2016 Successful Hands Grant Winner. Tovar will receive a $1,000 cash grant, and ACC-Long Beach's massage therapy program will...

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ACC-LA Celebrates Inaugural Associate Degree in Nursing Pinning Ceremony

American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated a big milestone for the campus in November with the pinning ceremony for its inaugural Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) class. More than 200 people celebrated ACC’s 28 ADN graduates, who walked proudly...

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National Radiographic Technology Week 2016

National Radiographic Technology Week is November 6-13 and we spoke with some of our Radiography students at ACC-Ontario about why they chose Radiography. Check out what our ACC students shared about their passion for radiography.

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Thanksgiving ACC Social Media Contest Rules

American Career College students have the opportunity to participate in a fun Thanksgiving Social Media Contest. Please visit our Official ACC Facebook page to participate and note the full contest rules below. THANKSGIVING ACC SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Michael Madrid Olmos

Pharmacy Technician student Michael Madrid Olmos is in his last module of classes at ACC-Ontario, and is excited to start his second career. Olmos said he views pharmacy techs as very important to helping patients improve their quality of life. "It doesn't...

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Retired Surgeon Makes Inspire Club Lunch an Enriching Moment at ACC-Long Beach

More than 30 American Career College-Long Beach students took part in September's Inspire Club and were joined for lunch by retired surgeon Dr. Marvin Jensen. Dr. Jensen — who recently volunteered his skills at ACC-Long Beach's first dental clinic —...

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Inspire Club Meeting at ACC-Los Angeles in August Was a 'Total Success'

American Career College-Los Angeles' Inspire Day was a "total success" as more than 20 students celebrated this August why they committed to making a change in their lives. "There is no better way to celebrate our success than through our students. Everyone...

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ACC-Long Beach Olympics Officially Ends with August Attendance Challenge Results

To celebrate the 2016 Games, the American Career College-Long Beach campus held its own mini-Olympics in the middle of an August attendance challenge. "It was a blast," ACC-Long Beach Executive Director Lani Townsend said. "The students were totally engaged,...

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Summer 2016 Wraps Up With ACC Graduation Ceremony

More than 10,000 friends, family and American Career College graduates celebrated ACC's Summer 2016 graduation ceremony at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.

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ACC-OC Library Opens Doors at New La Palma Location

The new and improved library at American Career College-Orange County opened this August with a launch party at its new location in Anaheim. More than 50 people stopped by during the celebration, ACC Library Services manager Jonny Grass said,...

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Graduates Share Success Stories at ACC-Lynwood's Inspire Club Luncheon

The American Career College family just keeps getting bigger. The Inspire Club at ACC-Lynwood now has more than 30 members and about 20 got together at the most recent meeting in July. Norlean Cedeno, Student Resource Center manager; and Gabby Arzate,...

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Deadline for ACC Library Student-Art Contest Extended to August 15

The American Career College Library is getting a new home and to help celebrate ACC students are invited to get creative with a student art contest. Submissions are due by Aug. 15 and will be displayed at the Library Launch on Aug. 17. Visitors to the...

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ACC's April 2016 VNs Celebrate Pinning, Candle Lighting Ceremony

On July 14, more than 25 American Career College students from the April 2016 vocational nursing class participated a pinning ceremony held at St. Francis Medical Center auditorium. The candle lighting, capping and pinning ceremony is a tradition...

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ACC-Long Beach Inspire Club Members Embrace Challenges of School and Life

When Lani Townsend needed help with the high school equivalency prep program at American Career College's campus in Lynwood, the same name kept coming up — Barbara Boyd. While studying massage therapy at ACC-Long Beach, Boyd had...

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ACC-Lynwood Celebrates Summer 2016

American Career College-Lynwood students were treated to a summer celebration this July. Students from all programs and cohorts got to cool off in the Student Resource Center with free ice cream and shared a laugh while watching a ballon-pop relay...

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ACC-Lynwood Shows Its True Colors On Summer 2016 Student Appreciation Day

One thing was perfectly clear at American Career College's most recent Student Appreciation Day — ACC-Lynwood is Dodgers Country. Students from all programs available at ACC-Lynwood met in the library to eat and take part in some fun activities,...

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ACC Students: Share Your Campus Pride on Social Media and Win

Do you have ACC Pride? Win a Pizza Party for your Class!  Take a photo on campus OR try our new campus Snapchat filter  Post it to Instagram with #imadethechangeatACC #yourcampus #yourinstructor  The #instructor that gets the most “likes”...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Tyrah Bufford

Inspiration can come in many shapes and sizes. For Tyrah Bufford, her inspiration came from an American Career College student who really likes iced coffee. Bufford had worked for years as a security guard at a fast food restaurant near the...

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ACC-Orange County Students Jump Into Action During Appreciation Day

Student Appreciation Days unfortunately aren't always just fun and games for American Career College students. At ACC-Orange County, staff and students were the first to respond when a van carrying multiple passengers was hit by another car at a...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Melissa Schneider

Some people see healthcare as black or white. Melissa Schneider likes seeing it as "Grey's Anatomy." For years, she was hooked on the medical drama. Schneider loved how cool Dr. Meredith Grey and everyone on the show seemed...

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‘The Heat is On’ During ACC-Ontario’s Summer Attendance Challenge

Summer is here! That means warm weather and school is out — except at American Career College. While ACC’s accelerated programs have classes through the summer, students at the Ontario campus are in for a treat — namely pizza,...

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Students Had a Ball At ACC-Long Beach’s Sports-Themed Appreciation Day

American Career College students in Long Beach got an early taste of summer during the Student Appreciation Day this June. Student Resource Center Manager Chandra Deveroux said she prepared 300 hot dogs in anticipation of the bi-annual event. Deveroux...

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ACC-Orange County OTA Cohort Gets Visit from Triumph Foundation Volunteers

Most students hope to make a difference after graduation. A little encouragement that they will never hurts. At American Career College-Orange County, a group of occupational therapy assistant students got to see and hear firsthand how their field affects...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Jacob Salcido

Jacob Salcido has many fond memories from his time in the military, but working in sub-zero weather isn't one of them. Salcido joined the Army in 2011 and spent most of the next four years stationed in Alaska. An Orange...

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ACC-LB Program Director Enhances MBC Classroom with ACC Library Resources

Online library resources have huge classroom benefits, just ask Kellie Lulas. The Medical Billing and Coding program director at ACC-Long Beach used SMART Imagebase through ACC’s blackboard and library website to enhance her classroom...

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Students and Community Learn about Occupational Therapy at ACC-OC

Interested students, community members and clinicians in Orange County learned about what it takes to become an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) at American Career College-Orange County in April. The inaugural OTA Day demonstrated what an occupational...

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ACC-Los Angeles Gives Hands-On Example of Surgical Tech Program

At a recent demonstration at American Career College-Los Angeles, prospective students saw firsthand what surgical technology grads will do after completing the program. “It’s not only passing instruments. It's about teamwork," ACC-Los...

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ACC Graduates Celebrate with Friends and Family at Winter 2016 Commencement

More than 1,100 graduates from American Career College gathered with their friends and family in Ontario to celebrate the Winter 2016 Commencement on Feb. 13. The stands of Citizens Business Bank Arena were packed as a long line of black-robed graduates...

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ACC-Lynwood Students Inspire Each Other

Being in the Inspire Club has privileges — just ask its newest member. About 20 American Career College students and staff attended the most recent Inspire Club luncheon at ACC-St. Francis. Food was served, stories were shared and...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Rebekah Secrest

When Rebekah Secrest got tired of spinning her wheels, she decided to attend American Career College. Except, of course, that time she went on “Wheel of Fortune” while enrolled at ACC-Los Angeles as an optical technician student. “I’ve...

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Inspire Club Mixers Help Feed Motivation

Inspiration is hungry work. At least that's how it seemed at American Career College latest Inspire Club mixer. A group of about 20 ACC graduates and students shared what drove them to make a change in their lives during the...

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