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2015 Community Stories

ACC Staff, Students Give Generously During Toy and Food Drives in December

Thanks to the efforts of American Career College students, faculty and staff on two campuses, some local charities got quite the stocking stuffer this Christmas. Staff and students at ACC-Long Beach helped raise more than 124 toys for Miller Children's...


ACC Physical Therapist Assistant Program Recognized by California Assembly

American Career College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in Orange County recently was recognized as a program and as individual practitioners by the California Legislature. Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts presented instructors Adeel Rizvi,...


ACC Students at St. Francis Step Up to Help the Homeless

American Career College at St. Francis student volunteers stepped up in a big way to help with the St. Francis Medical Center Brown Bag Lunch Drive in September. Eleven ACC-St. Francis students and three staff members assisted making the brown bag lunches....


ACC Ontario Surgical Tech Program Attend CASA Conference

More than 20 staff and students from American Career College’s Ontario Surgical Technology program participated at the California State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists conference this October in Universal City, California. The...


ACC Students Step Up For CareHarbor LA

American Career College and West Coast University students got plenty of hands-on experience while volunteering at the four-day CareHarbor LA health clinic. More than 50 ACC students from the Optical Technician program participated at CareHarbor LA and...


Associate Spotlight: Chandra Deveroux

Congratulations to Chandra Deveroux! The 11-year ACC associate was recently promoted to Student Resource Manager for ACC-Long Beach. Previously, Deveroux was the Academic Retention Specialist for Student Services at ACC-Orange County and many know her...


ACC Physical Therapist Assistant Program Partners with Braille Institute

American Career College–Orange County’s Physical Therapist Assistant program recently began a partnership with Braille Institute Orange County. The current cohorts held a workshop for the Braille Institute students titled “Memory, Motivation...


ACC-LA Blood Drive Collects Pints for the Community

American Career College-Los Angeles held a blood drive in partnership with the Red Cross on August 31. The blood drive collected 51 pints of blood, which will save 151 Lives. ACC-LA students also helped schedule and register participants for the blood...


Associate Spotlight: Catherine Castillo Wins Telly Award for ACC Commercial

American Career College recently won a Telly Award for the TV commercial “Good, Better, Best.” Catherine Castillo, marketing director for American Career College and Contemporary Forums, was the lead on creating the commercial, which won...


Tribute to Service: Tiersa Martin-Porras

Tiersa Martin had recently graduated high school when she started at American Career College (then, American College of Optics) and has served the organization with pride for nearly 25 years. Starting as a part-time receptionist, the Campus Registrar...


Tribute to Service: Anoosh Megerian

Anoosh Megerian has served American Career College with pride for more than 22 years. Starting as a part-time faculty member for night classes in optics, Megerian worked through the ranks and is now the director of education at the Los Angeles campus....


ACC Physical Therapist Assistant Program Launches New Clinical Partnership

On July 18, American Career College Physical Therapist Assistant students helped launch a new pro bono physical therapy clinic at Lestonnac Free Medical Clinic in Orange, Calif. "We're thrilled to help support the physical therapy needs of Orange County...


ACC-Orange County Students Donate Blood and Help Save Lives

Nearly 90 students at the American Career College-Orange County donated blood to the Red Cross on July 1, just in time for it to be ready for use during the long holiday weekend. "It wasn't painful at all. I've done it a couple of times," Erica Cazares,...


ACC Students Volunteer at Special Olympics-SoCal Summer Games

In advance of next month’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, American Career College’s physical therapy students and faculty showcased their volunteerism and spirit by serving athletes at the Special Olympics Southern California...


ACC Ontario Hosts California’s First Lung Force Expo

Patients, caregivers and healthcare providers were invited to join the American Lung Association in California at a forum at the ACC Ontario campus to learn about treatments, resources and the latest research to help those living with lung disease lead...


ACC Attends Inaugural Long Beach Health Care Symposium

ACC attended the Long Beach Health Care Symposium sponsored by Molina Health Care and the City of Long Beach on April 25, 2015. The event was an opportunity to meet organizations committed to removing barriers to health services and included a panel...


ACC Long Beach Revs Up With MarioKart Grand Prix

The ACC Long Beach campus opened its doors and fired up the Nintendo Wiis for a little MarioKart Grand Prix on April 15-16, 2015. ACC students made sure racers were relaxed and ready for competition with free vital sign checks and hand massages.


ACC Ontario Host Lions Club “Friends In Sight” Event

More than 350 people received free eye exams, dental X-rays, blood pressure tests and a free pair of prescription eye glasses as part of American Career College and the Lions Club "Friends In Sight" event at the Ontario campus.


ACC, WCU Partner to Help Run High School Clinic

American Career College and West Coast University have joined with Dr. Edna Miller, the founder of Health Care Integrated Services, to assist in managing a health clinic at Centennial High School in Compton, CA. Students from both ACC and WCU will be...


ACC Grads Get Inspirational Message

On Saturday Feb. 7, approximately 900 graduates of American Career College received inspirational messages and words of encouragement as they were awarded their diplomas at the 2015 Winter Commencement Ceremony at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario,...


Get Ready for ACC Graduation Day

Longtime St. Francis Medical Center executive Harding G. Young, MD, will be the keynote speaker this Saturday at American Career College’s 2015 winter graduation ceremony at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Approximately 900...


ACC to Offer First Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Los Angeles Campus

Beginning in April, American Career College will answer the growing need for registered nurses in California by offering the school’s first Associate Degree in Nursing program. This inaugural registered nursing program, which will be offered exclusively...


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