2017 Students Stories

ACC Student Spotlight: Cathryn Pyle

Cathryn Pyle enrolled at American Career College to set a good example for her son. She had worked as a certified nursing assistant for six years but felt it was time to return to school and improve her career potential. "I'm studying to be...

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ACC-OC Medical Billing Cohort Gets Real-Life Lessons from Working Professionals

Medical billing and coding students do a lot of work with computers, but sometimes they’re the ones getting their buttons pushed. During a recent professional development field trip, MBC students from American Career College-Orange County learned...

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ACC-Orange County Helps Defeat Child Poverty By a Nose

This May, American Career College students showed that silliness for the sake of philanthropy is always “right on the nose.” From May 22-26, the ACC-Orange County campus supported the National Red Nose Day event by donning red noses to help...

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200 Students 'Pop' Into ACC-Los Angeles Student Services Open House

The Student Services department at American Career College-Los Angeles hosted a "popular" open house this May. More than 200 guests explored the Student Services center over two days to learn about the department. Plus, each student...

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ACC-Los Angeles Welcomes 14 New ADN Graduates at April 2017 Pinning Ceremony

After 12 years as a licensed vocational nurse, Detric Cofield was ready to take the next step. On April 22, he and 13 other American Career College-Los Angeles students did just that when they graduated with an associate degree in nursing (ADN). Cofield...

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ACC-Orange County Turns Teacher Appreciation Day Into Banner Event

The American Career College-Orange County campus celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day this May with a lunch and dinner potluck provided by the administration. "Student ambassadors created two large banners signed by students and staff thanking the teachers for...

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Inspire Club Springs Into Action at ACC-Long Beach

American Career College-Long Beach kicked off the spring season with an Inspire Club luncheon and some motivating words from alumni and current students. More than a dozen students and staff crowded into ACC-Long Beach’s mezzanine as Student...

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ACC-LA Gets Festive for Cinco de Mayo

Nearly 200 students at American Career College-Los Angeles took time from their day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on campus. Student Services provided the music and snacks out on the first floor patio and encouraged students to sign up for the Salsa...

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ACC-Long Beach Students Mark Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 With Scrapbooks

Students are usually the ones hitting the books, but on Teacher Appreciation Day this May, the instructors at American Career College-Long Beach got a very special reading assignment. Led by the program ambassadors, students at ACC-Long...

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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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