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2020 E-News Stories

ACC Announces DeVon Franklin as Virtual Graduation Keynote Speaker

American Career College will have the pleasure of hosting best-selling author, film producer and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin as the keynote speaker for the upcoming ACC Virtual Graduation, taking place on October 25. Known for his enlivening views...

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6 Ergonomic Tips for Kids Learning from Home

Kids studying from home means that many of them are not working on desks, but at dining room tables, kitchen islands or wherever there happens to be a free surface. Unfortunately, few of these spaces were designed for long periods of sitting and are unlikely...

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American Career College Recognized by L.A. Daily News

This August, the L.A. Daily News released the winners of their annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we are proud to announce that ACC-Los Angeles won two of the prestigious accolades, “Best Career College” and “Best Place to Work.” The Readers’...

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ACC Faculty Spotlight: Sandra Cantero

How has the pandemic affected you? How are you doing? I managed to stay afloat, keeping in mind that everyone is doing their best. I’m currently doing very well and staying home as much as possible to be safe. What brought you to American Career College? Making...

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ACC Faculty Spotlight: David Alfaro

What is your role at American Career College, and how long have you worked here? I am the director of the Surgical Technology program at the Ontario campus. I’ve been with ACC since March 2005. What do you enjoy most about your work? I enjoy the people...

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Top 5 Favorite Brands of Work Shoes for Nurses

One could argue the most important piece of medical attire is the right pair of shoes. Nurses typically work 12-hour shifts, most of it on their feet. The right pair of shoes can help them avoid back injury and poor posture during long days "on the floor."...

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ACC Faculty Spotlight: Janice Lwin

As a program director at American Career College, Janice Lwin has learned that helping students reach their dreams often means helping them not give up on their dreams. “Many of our students have not had a good support system to help them through challenging...

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ACC Faculty Spotlight: Ina Handojo

How has the pandemic affected you? My husband and son stopped working temporarily, but, thanks to God, I still can work from home. I don't need to wake up early and drive 40 miles to school to avoid traffic. I can save gasoline and car mileage. I love...

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The FAFSA — an important first step in applying for financial aid

If you’re looking to apply for financial aid for any of the programs at American Career College, the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the place to start. The FAFSA is the form you need to fill out to receive financial aid, including...

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ACC Instructor Converts Spare Room Into Surgical Technology Skills Home Lab

In the age of coronavirus and virtual classrooms, "homework" has a whole new meaning for Jennifer Plancarte. Thanks to a supportive husband and a trip to Home Depot, the American Career College instructor recently transformed her den into a skills lab...

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5-Minute Recipes for Healthcare Workers

After an exhausting 12-hour day at work, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing a meal. We found four quick, easy, and healthy recipes that can be done in approximately 5 minutes to keep you out of the drive-thru. Chicken...

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Top 5 Medical Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

As lifelong learners and as healthcare professionals, it is imperative that we continue to find new ways to challenge our thinking and expand our knowledge base. Podcasts offer a convenient opportunity to hear other industry professionals from across...

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Respiratory Therapists Serve Vital Role During Coronavirus Pandemic

On the front lines against a virus that attacks the lungs, the dedicated work of respiratory therapists has never been more important. Richard Villanueva, an instructor at American Career College-Ontario and critical care respiratory therapist, said he’s...

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5 Ways to Keep a Clear Mind in a Full House

In the wake of the cornoravirus pandemic,  society has been forced to shift the way it thinks, lives, works and learns. This has had a major impact on our lifestyles, our routines and, most importantly, our mental health. For some, the idea of living...

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7 Tips to Make Your Home Study Space Work for You

In response to COVID-19, we’ve seen a rapid and massive shift to working and learning at home. Whether or not you’re used to learning online and working at home — and regardless of your space limitations — it’s important...

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Most-Asked Questions About LVN Classes, Answered

As healthcare service needs continue to rise, we can expect the demand for licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) expected to grow. According to 1the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are already 64,000 practicing LVNs within the state of California....

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Everything You Need to Know About Becoming an Optical Technician

Curious about a career that allows you to combine fashion with technology? Enter the role of an optical technician. Also known as ophthalmic lab technicians, these professionals are in high demand across the country. According to the California...

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4 Ways to Reduce the Cost of a Healthcare Education

Going to college and earning a degree in healthcare is a dream of many students. It takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication to obtain an education in a field as technical as healthcare. Unfortunately, the real challenge is finding a way to pay...

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