Can you have a life and be a student? Sure you can. We know that there's more going on in your life than just school. We've got some great services in place to help you keep balance in your life and get the most of your time at ACC.
"The best experience I had at ACC was meeting new students and finding new friends."
What's it like to be a student at American Career College? The best way to find out is to come by a campus and feel the excitement and energy. It's impossible to describe the experiences you'll have and the friends you'll make. Here are few of the things we provide to make being a student more enjoyable.
The Student Services staff was formed specifically to help attend to the day-to-day needs of our students. We provide information about transportation, childcare, professional counseling services available within the community, and academic tutoring. We will also help attend to any other special concerns which may arise. So if you have a question, just ask. That's exactly why we're here.
Prior to the first day of class, we hold a new student orientation for you. You'll hear from all the various departments and have a chance to ask questions. Best of all, you'll get to meet and mingle with your new classmates!
Quarterly Satisfaction Surveys
We want to know what you think. Each quarter, we'll invite you to participate in a Satisfaction Survey. These are designed to give you an opportunity to tell us how we're doing and what you'd like to see improved.
The faculty and staff have an open-door policy and are readily available and willing to help. We also provide tutoring to help you through any academic tough spots.
Student Appreciation Day
Sometimes it just feels good to say, "Thanks." That's what Student Appreciation day is all about. This is a special day that we try to make all about you. It's filled with fun and just a great time to take a deep breath and relax a bit.
Perfect Attendance Recognition
One of the most important things you can do as a student is attend class each day. What goes on in the classrooms and labs simply can't be replaced. Because it's so important, we recognize those students with perfect attendance each month. It's something to be proud of. We'll even help you brag!
The Los Angeles campus has two student-parking options: street parking near and around the college, or monthly parking in a parking lot two blocks from the school at New Hampshire Ave. and Clinton Ave. You can purchase your parking pass from the Business Office. We even have a shuttle to take you to and from campus.
The Orange County Campus has free daily parking available around the campus as well as around La Palma Building 2. Just like in LA, the Orange County Campus offers shuttle service as well.
The Ontario Campus has free daily parking available around the campus.
When you've successfully completed all of your requirements, we want to help you celebrate. Our graduation ceremony is a time for students and their loved ones to mark the end of one journey and the beginning of an exciting new one. Graduations occur twice a year per campus.
Graduate Refresher Courses
Stay sharp! American Career College offers its graduates the privilege of skill refresher courses. Courses, modules or terms may be audited at no additional charge, subject to class space and equipment availability.
Some ACC programs require a high school diploma or GED. GED stands for General Educational Development, and is a nationally recognized certificate of high school equivalency. It consists of five tests over two days: writing, social studies, science, mathematics, and reading.
To help our students succeed, we offer GED preparation, practice testing, and on-campus GED testing in a comfortable, safe classroom environment.
First, we'll evaluate how you match up with the test, how long until you will be ready to pass it, and create an individualized schedule to prepare you for the GED.
We'll also supply teaching, tutoring, and take-home study materials. If necessary, we will refer you to a public adult school for added help.
If you pass an official in-house practice test while an ACC student, ACC pays for your GED test fees. And we offer a $100 award to qualified students for passing the GED and silver cords for you to wear at graduation. See the GED staff for details.