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2017 Career Stories

More Than 40 Recruiters Leaf Through Resumes at ACC-Ontario’s Fall Career Fair

Nearly 700 students and graduates came out to the Fall 2017 career fair at American Career College-Ontario Career to meet with more than 40 employers this October. ACC-Ontario Career Services Director Juan Carlos Jimenez said career fairs...

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ACC-Los Angeles October Career Fair Leads to Second Interviews, Job Offers

Nothing says success at a career fair like a job offer. And by that definition, the fall career fair at American Career College-Los Angeles this October was very, very successful. More than 40 students and graduates from various programs at ACC-Los Angeles got...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Anthony Peairs

As a former professional mixed martial artist, Anthony Peairs knows the fight isn't over just because you get knocked down. "I got hurt doing MMA, so I got into physical therapy that way as an aide," he said. "Luckily enough, we had students from...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Rochelle Scott

As a pharmacy technician student in 2001, Rochelle Scott knew she wanted to work in the medical field. But she also knew there was only so much she could handle. "I wanted to do something but I didn’t want to do something that would make me deal...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Jocelyn Jimenez

One of the things that Jocelyn Jimenez liked most about American Career College's vocational nursing program was the instructors. "They really taught us really well — clinical, theory, everything. They were great," she said. Nine years after...

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ACC-OC Students Shower Recruiters with Resumes at Spring Rehab Career Fair

At the Spring Rehab Career Fair, job recruiters got to meet past, present and future students from two of American Career College's fastest-growing programs. More than 100 students and graduates from the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Vanessa Siler

As an American Career College student, Vanessa Siler needed someone to give her that first bit of experience. As an ACC graduate, she's now the one who provides it. Siler began working for Living Well Home Care while still studying at ACC-Orange...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Joseph Alvarado

Joseph Alvarado first heard about American Career College while attending the Inland Empire Salsa Festival. Now, he's working just five miles from where he decided to take a chance in the healthcare field. "I'm currently a pharmacy technician and...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Usman Chaudary

The day Usman Chaudary graduated from American Career College was as busy as it gets. He started the morning by taking his NCLEX exam, a requirement for becoming a licensed vocational nurse. After a few tense hours of waiting, he learned he had passed,...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Genelle Gil

Some people want to be police officers when they grow up. Others want to be nurses. Genelle Gil wanted to be both. "When I was younger I couldn't decide between being a cop or a nurse, so now I want to be a correctional nurse," she said. Gil...

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ACC Graduates Spotlight: Dorothy Joanis and Delali Ladzekpo

Dorothy Joanis and Delali Ladzekpo have a lot in common. Their moms encouraged them to be nurses; they both pursued healthcare careers after high school; they both graduated from American Career College's associate degree in nursing (ADN)...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Genevieve Guzman

For Genevieve Guzman, graduating from American Career College's occupational therapy assistant program was the end of a journey she began a long time ago. "There's 30 of us in this cohort. We worked long and hard to get to this point,"...

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Pacific Dental Services Drops By ACC-OC

Representatives from Pacific Dental Services visited the American Career College-Orange County campus recently to speak with dental assisting students about potential job opportunities. "They gave some important advice," Cecilia Cabrera,...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Brandon Blackburn

After serving his county in the U.S. Marines, Brandon Blackburn now wants to serve his fellow soldiers. "I always wanted to help ever since I got out of the military," Blackburn said before receiving his vocational nursing pin from American...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: John Rowland

It may have taken a little longer than he wished, but John Rowland is back on course.  "I’ve always known what I want to do, but life is what it is and it takes certain roads where you just kind of have to follow," Rowland said about...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Cinthya Guerra

As a young mother with no high school diploma, Cinthya Guerra knew she eventually would have to restart her education — for her kids and for herself. Now, standing outside of Citizens Business Bank Arena with several hundred other American Career...

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72 Employers Attend ACC-Los Angeles' First Career Fair of 2017

American Career College-Los Angeles started off the 2017 career fair season with a bang, hosting 72 employers and 177 graduates at a recent event. The March career fair took up two rooms at ACC-Los Angeles, with late-arriving recruiters being delegated...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson confessed he didn't know much about American Career College while he was looking for an occupational therapy assistant program. He did a brief search on the Internet and saw that the OTA program at ACC-Orange County offered...

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ACC-Orange County Career Services Helps RT Students Meet Prominent Employer

After responding to an invitation from American Career College career services specialist Joshua Cosa, a prominent respiratory therapist employer last week paid a visit to the ACC-Orange County campus to meet with a group of soon-to-be...

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ACC Graduate and Associate Spotlight: Paul Alvarez

Less than two years after graduating with American Career College's first physical therapist assistant cohort, Paul Alvarez is back in school — but this time as an instructor. Alvarez worked for more than a year at Beverly Hospital as a physical...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Austen Hernandez

At American Career College's commencement ceremony, new graduates are happy to walk across the stage and receive their diploma. ACC-Ontario massage therapy graduate Austen Hernandez is happy to just walk. In 2008, Hernandez was in a horrific...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Leticia Arzate

We caught up with Leticia Arzate right after her vocational nursing program pinning at American Career College-Ontario and she was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions. When we asked her for an introduction, Arzate said...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Lisa Whigham

Lisa Whigham began her healthcare career as a certified nursing assistant but was ready to take the next step and become a vocational nurse. Luckily for Whigham, her sister was too. "My older sister, she went through the program with...

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ACC Graduate Spotlight: Jamison Wallington

Instead of going to a traditional four-year college to study medicine, Jamison Wallington decided to take another route. Wallington, who graduated from American Career College-Orange County, is now the lead medical assistant instructor at ACC-Lynwood....

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