2017 Students Stories

ACC Student Spotlight: Christina San Martin

As a single mother, Christina San Martin's inspiration to do well in school seems obvious. Until you discover how competitive she is. "My group of classmates, we work together and we challenge each other. We're very competitive so I don't want...

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ACC-OC’s OTA Students Make Heroic Effort For Occupational Therapy Month

You don't have to be a super hero to make a difference, but it doesn't hurt to dress like one now and then. For $2, students and associates at ACC-Orange County on April 13 got to show off their fundraising superpowers by representing their favorite...

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ACC-Ontario Medical Billing Cohort Visits Loma Linda University Medical Center

Twenty-five students from American Career College-Ontario this April took a field trip to Loma Linda University Medical Center to see first-hand how medical billing and coding fits into a hospital’s operations. The class witnessed the...

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ACC-Orange County Celebrates National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

American Career College-Orange County celebrated National PB&J Day in April by preparing and serving more than 500 sandwiches to the student population. "We had approximately 39 staff, faculty and student ambassadors making sandwiches from...

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700 New Grads Celebrate 'Brighter Future' at ACC Winter Commencement 2017

On the final day of winter, more than 700 new graduates from American Career College celebrated the change of seasons and lives at Winter Commencement 2017. Friends and family packed the stands of Citizens Business Bank Arena as graduates...

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ACC-Orange County Goes Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Visitors to American Career College-Orange County on St. Patrick's Day were feeling lucky after being treated to an Irish celebration. Students enjoyed chips and green salsa, fresh lime water, gold chocolate coins and walked away with St....

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ACC-OC VN Grads Share Valentine’s Day With Friends, Family at Pinning Ceremony

The friends and families of 18 American Career College-Orange County vocational nursing graduates filled a room with faces full of smiles and tears while watching their loved ones complete their journey into the nursing profession on Valentine’s...

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ACC-Ontario VN Cohort: ‘We All Did This’

As cohort speaker, John Rowland urged his fellow vocational nursing graduates at American Career College-Ontario to reflect on how quickly some things change. "We're definitely not the same people we were 13 months ago," Rowland said. "We're smarter,...

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ACC Schools, Students Share P.R.I.D.E.

American Career College campuses got to show off its school pride this January with the launch of a new campaign to promote student values. P.R.I.D.E. at ACC now represents a combination of traits including "perseverance," "responsibility,"...

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ACC-Long Beach MA Student Wins LinkedIn Social Media Challenge

More than 30 American Career College students shared on LinkedIn what they plan to do after graduation for a chance to win a $150 gift card from Target. After all the submissions were in, ACC-Long Beach medical assistant student Jeffrey Lagasca...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Abimel Corral

Before choosing a dental assisting program, Abimel Corral talked to many different schools and asked a lot of questions — until she visited American Career College-Ontario. "Other schools, you go and you have to ask the questions and here they're...

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ACC-Orange County Celebrates Second OTA Pinning

American Career College recognized the graduation of its second occupational therapy assistant cohort at the ACC-Orange County campus on Jan. 30. “There are 30 of us in this cohort,” OTA graduate Genevieve Guzman said after the event. “We...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Brianna Garcia Gibbons

It's easy to smile when you love what you're doing. Just ask Brianna Garcia Gibbons. A dental assisting student at American Career College, Gibbons chose the Ontario campus specifically for its dental lab. She's looking forward to graduating...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Diana Esperanza Camero

As a single mother of three, Diana Esperanza Camaro doesn't have to look far for inspiration. "(My children) inspire me every single day to be better, to be better for them," she said. "As a single parent, it's tough but it's not impossible so if...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Christian Paz

Christian Paz used to work at Disneyland but didn't see any future for his job. "Working on rides, you can't really go anywhere from there and I wanted to do something more," Paz said. Now six months into his medical assistant program at American...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Maria Rivas Marlen

Maria Revis Marlin used to look in the mirror every night and every morning and tell herself "You can do this." Now, one month from graduating, the American Career College-Ontario student tells her reflection "I'm doing it." Laid...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Cassondra Norman

Cassie Norman wants to be a massage therapist so she can have the freedom to set her own schedule and pursue a job in acting. And singing. And writing. Norman has dreams of being a Broadway star and a best-selling author but knows...

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Be Sure to Enter ACC’s 2017 LinkedIn Social Media Contest

American Career College students have the opportunity to participate in a fun LinkedIn New Year’s social media contest. Please visit our official ACC LinkedIn page to participate and note the full contest rules below.  2017 GRADUATION GOALS...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Marylou Faver

While exploring career options, Marylou Faver discovered there was one place she did not want to work — behind a desk. Before enrolling at American Career College-Orange County, Faver served four years in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman in Viginia....

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