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Train hands-on to work alongside doctors and nurses as a Surgical Technologist or Respiratory Therapist!Learn More
Get hands-on real-world experience to be a Vocational Nurse in as little as 13 months!Learn More
Welcome to American Career College! For over 45 years, ACC has provided quality healthcare education to more than 65,000 graduates across Southern California. At ACC, you can gain real-world experience through hands-on training, so you can learn the skills you need for a successful healthcare career.
From Medical Assistant to Medical Billing to Vocational Nursing, American Career College is ABHES accredited and has 12 healthcare programs to choose from. We have many classes that start throughout the year, so chances are good that there's a new healthcare class starting soon. Some programs can even be completed in as little as 9 months. We’re here to help you make a difference in your life—and the lives of others.
Some programs are offered in a blended format combining online classes and in-person instruction. We're open and we are hosting virtual tours and appointments.
Make a career of improving the daily lives of patients with disabilities
We offer four programs that can be completed in as little as 9 months.
Combining online and in-person instruction, our programs are made to fit in your busy life.
From admissions, to classes, to working in your new career, we’ll be by your side to help you succeed.
We give you hands-on experience in fully decked-out labs to help prepare you for the real world.
Train as a respiratory therapist (RT) and learn how you can help patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary conditions. RTs work closely with nurses and physicians to treat patients, assessing lung capacity, clearing airways, and providing ventilators when needed.
Earn your associate degree in as little as 20 months with hands-on training and one-on-one support!
Want to help people see the world through a better lens? Train as an optical technician and earn your diploma in as little as 9 months!
As a student in our Optical Technician program, you'll learn to conduct basic eye exams, edge and fit contact lenses, adjust/repair frames, and more! This program is taught in a blended format that combines online learning with just two days per week of in-person instruction and includes a 220-hour externship to help you gain real-world experience.
Our Optical Technician program is available at our Ontario and Los Angeles campuses.
With more than 65,000 ACC graduates, American Career College is the place to start your training for a rewarding, in-demand career.
"I chose ACC because of what they offered. The wonderful simulation lab and the program just seemed to fit what I needed. I didn't have to go anywhere else. It was a good choice."
- Lena J., MA
The HSE Academy preparation program is not offered or taught by American Career College. HSE Academy is not accredited by ABHES. While HSE Academy does offer a no-cost HSE Test preparation program, choosing the HSE Academy program to fulfill the high school equivalency admissions requirement is in no way required to enroll at American Career College. There are many HSE Test preparation programs in the state of California. Be sure to research and compare different programs before making a final decision. The HSE Academy program is offered in a hybrid format combining online and in-person classes. Instruction is available in both English and Spanish.
Ontario Campus: Voted Best Career College in the 2023 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Readers Choice Awards.
LA Campus: Voted Best Career College in the 2023 LA Daily News Readers Choice Awards.
OC Campus: Voted Favorite Career College in the 2023 San Gabriel Valley Tribune Readers Choice Awards.