Accreditation

Accreditation | Los Angeles, OC & Ontario, CA

Accreditation may not mean much to you now, but it should. ACC works hard to maintain the standards set by various accrediting bodies. This means that the facilities meet the accreditor’s rigorous standards, that the faculty is qualified, and that our programs meet the objectives required for a career in the field. At ACC, you'll be learning what you need to know. You can be confident that you are completing an academically rigorous curriculum when you enroll in one of our accredited health care training programs.

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The College voluntarily undergoes periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject specialists in occupational education and private postsecondary school administration. 

  • American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, VA 22043; phone (703) 917-9503 fax (703) 917-4109 www.abhes.org
  • American Career College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPEphysical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959 toll free (888) 370-7589 fax (916) 263-1897 www.bppe.ca.gov
  • The Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology programs at all campuses areprogrammatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, VA 22043; phone (703) 917-9503 fax (703) 917-4109 www.abhes.org
  • The Medical Assisting programs at all campuses are programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, VA 22043; phone (703) 917-9503 fax (703) 917-4109 www.abhes.org
  • The Pharmacy Technician training programs at all campuses are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). ASHP 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD20854; phone (301) 657-3000 www.ashp.org
  • The Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Occupational Science) programs in Orange County and Ontario are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; Phone (817) 283-2835 / Fax (817) 510-1063 / www.coarc.com
  • The Vocational Nursing programs at all three campuses are approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). BVNPT 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833; phone (916) 263-7800 www.bvnpt.ca.gov
  • The Dental Assisting programs at the Los Angeles and Orange County campuses are approved by the Dental Board of California.  The Dental Assisting program at the Ontario campus is provisionally approved and pending final approval. Dental Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550, Sacramento, CA 95815; phone (916) 263-2300 fax (916) 263-2140 www.dbc.ca.gov (formerly COMDA)
  • The Associate of Occupational Science in Health Information Technology (HIT) program at the Orange County campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800; phone (312) 233-1100 www.cahiim.org
  • American Career College is authorized under federal law to issue I-20s to non-immigrant, alien students who meet ACC’s admissions requirements. 
  • American Career College is approved for training of Veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.
  • American Career College is a member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS). www.cappsonline.org

 St. Francis Lynwood Campus:

  • Received an unprecedented five (5) year re-accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC)— 2009
  • Reaccredited, without stipulations, by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) — Lynwood Main Campus & San Jose Branch Campus- 2008
  • Reaccredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC) — San Jose Branch Campus -2006
  • California Dept. of Health Services for a Nurse Assistant program – San Jose Branch – 2005
  • Granted permanent license by the BPPVE to operate as an educational institution – 2004
  • Granted initial accreditation by ACCSC — San Jose Branch Campus- 2004
  • Reaccredited by the ACCSC – Lynwood Main Campus - 2004
  • ACCSC, BPPVE and U.S. Department of Education approval for change of ownership from Catholic Healthcare West to the Daughters of Charity Health System - 2003
  • US Department of Education (ED) approval to participate in the Federal Student Aid Program for six years – 2001
  • CDHS approval to offer the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program- 2001
  • Achieved initial accreditation by the ACCSC with no stipulations- 1998
  • California BVNPT as a provider for Continuing Education Courses – 1997
  • California Department of Health Services approval to offer the Home Health Aide Program- 1997
  • Licensed to operate as an educational institution by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE)- 1996
  • State of California Department of Health Services (CDHS) approval to offer the Nurse Assistant program- 1996
  • Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician (BVNPT)- 1993