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2015 Career Stories

ACC Graduate Spotlight: Shiran Shlomo

In June 2014, things seemed to be going well for Shiran Shlomo. The American Career College-Los Angeles student recently had completed her externship with flying colors and just been hired as a medical assistant. Then, Shlomo had — as she calls...


ACC Career Services Asks The Hard Questions Before Job Recruiters Can

Being a former U.S. Marine tank commander prepares you for a lot of things, but job interviews aren't necessarily one of them. “I’ve only had a handful of job interviews. Most of my adult life, my jobs were in the Marine Corps and I didn’t...


ACC Graduate Spotlight: Kacey Price

When Kacey Price says "don't give up," she really means it. "It took me three years to finish," Price said. "But I got what I wanted: A (job) that I could call home and feel comfortable and love being there." Price recently finished the medical billing...


ACC Graduate Spotlight: Raymond Quinto

Respiratory Therapist Raymond Quinto has a passion for helping people sleep better, by breathing better. The ACC-Orange County graduate from 2012 works for Breathe Medical where he helps patients with sleep apnea and other breathing problems. “Sleeping...


ACC Graduate Spotlight: Steven Haddicks

As a combat veteran, Steven Haddicks doesn’t like to back down from a challenge. After 10 years in the Marines, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a machine gunner and two years at Marine Corps Base Quantico as an instructor, Haddicks decided...


ACC Graduate Spotlight: Anthony Alaniz

The path to become a program director at American Career College took Anthony Alaniz many steps. The first one hurt the most. Fresh out of high school, Alaniz found himself in a dead-end job with no vision for life. “It was kind of a low-skill,...


ACC Graduate Spotlight: Angela Everette

As an optician, American Career College graduate Angela Everette is always trying to help people find the right fit. She works for two optometrists in Costa Mesa and helps with billing, patient registration, pretesting, pre-ops and post-op for laser surgery,...


Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament Serves Up Lessons For ACC Massage Students

No one said massage therapy is easy, but occasionally it is a day at the beach. ACC Massage Therapy Program Director Kara Mirarchi proved that to her students when some of them visited her in the medical tent at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. From...


Students Come First for ACC Career Services

As a career services specialist, Diane Bowen tries to find opportunities for American Career College graduates to use their new skills and training in the workplace. “I’ve always been career-oriented,” Bowen said. “I’ve...


ACC Clinical Partner Spotlight: Chino Valley Medical Center

For more than 10 years, American Career College students have used Chino Valley Medical Center as a real-world learning location. Chino Valley Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer John Blenkinsopp has only been at Chino Valley for about a year, but has...


ACC Graduate Spotlight: Bryan Stringham, RT

We recently spoke with Bryan Stringham, RRT, the cardiopulmonary manager at Chino Valley Medical Center and an American Career College graduate from the Ontario campus. Stringham has managed the respiratory therapists program at Chino Valley for more...


ACC Massage Therapy Program Director Kicks It With Soccer World Champions

For ACC Massage Therapy Program Director Kara Mirarchi, there’s always time for a teaching moment. This July 4 weekend, Mirarchi went to Vancouver and watched the U.S. Women's National Team play in the 2015 FIFA World Cup finals. It had been 16...


Contemporary Forums Offering 20% Discount to All ACC Staff and Faculty

Spread the word! American Career College faculty and associates, and their clinical partners can receive 20 percent off tuition to Contemporary Forums conferences. Also, Contemporary Forums Online is proud to continue our Free CE Series, which will continue...


Big Turnout For ACC Spring 2015 Job Fair

More than 50 job recruiters from all fields of ACC study showed up at the Anaheim campus for the 2015 Spring Job Fair.


Ask A Job Recruiter: What is the most important thing you look for when hiring?

At the last American Career College job fair in Anaheim, we asked some of the 55 job recruiters the same question: What is the most important thing they looked for in an applicant? The answers might surprise you.


Contemporary Forums Provides Grads a Lifetime of Learning

For more than 30 years, Contemporary Forums has been one of the leading providers of continuing education and professional development in health care. Three years ago, Contemporary Forums teamed with West Coast University and American Career College in...


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