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2018 Community Stories

ACC Campuses Combine To Donate Over 2,500 Pounds for November Food Drive

Thanks to the generosity of its students and staff, American Career College donated more than one ton of canned goods to area food banks this November. ACC-Los Angeles was able to raise more than 400 pounds of canned food in only two weeks for the LA...


ACC-Ontario Respiratory Therapy Students ‘Eager to Learn’ After Area Hospital Visit

Respiratory therapy students from American Career College-Ontario got a chance to observe pulmonary function testing and interact with working professionals during a field trip at the Community Hospital of San Bernardino this November. "The trip was a...


ACC-Ontario Donates More Than 200 Children’s Books to Local Hospitals

Optical technician students at American Career College-Ontario might need reading glasses after donating so many books this fall. ACC-Ontario Student Services specialist Lisa Lewis-Moss said optical tech students contributed about half of the 300 new...


ACC-OC Dental Assisting Students Get Career Head Start at VPASC Health Fair

Sometimes volunteering is its own best reward, but it never hurts to be offered a paid position while donating time to a good cause. At a recent health fair this October, almost all of the American Career College students who spent their Sunday assisting...


ACC-Los Angeles MA Students Volunteer at Arroyo Vista Family Health Center Event

More than a dozen medical assistant students from American Career College-Los Angeles volunteered at an Arroyo Vista Family Health Center community event in northeast Los Angeles this October. The entire mid-morning MA class taught by instructor Lizzette...


ACC-Los Angeles Dental Assisting Students Volunteer at 2018 Care Harbor

Students from American Career College-Los Angeles' dental assisting class gained hands-on experience along with some real-life lessons at the 2018 Care Harbor event this October. Led by dental assisting instructor Sarah Rodriguez, the group honed the...


ACC-Los Angeles VN Students Volunteer at South Bay Health Resource Fair

Nearly a dozen vocational nursing students from American Career College-Los Angeles showed up early and eager to help at the South Bay Housing and Health Resource Fair this August. Armed with stethoscopes and blood pressure arm cuffs, the VN students...


ACC-LA Donates 3,000 Items to Students at Frank del Olmo Elementary School

Students at Frank del Olmo Elementary might not have started the day with everything they needed for class, but thanks to the generosity and community-minded spirit of American Career College-Los Angeles students and staff, they did by the final bell. ACC-Los...


ACC OTA Volunteers at OC Child Abuse Prevention Center Summer Celebration

American Career College occupational therapy assistant students and associates attended the Child Abuse Prevention Center Summer Celebration this August to participate in a carnival with food, games and crafts. Families from all over Orange County also...


ACC Volunteers at Los Angeles Mission

More than 45 American Career College students and associates came together this summer to serve over 1,000 meals at the Los Angeles Mission. The volunteers said they were humbled by the gratitude and appreciation from those they served between June 25...


ACC-Orange County Respiratory Therapy Program Partners with CHOC Children’s

American Career College’s clinical affiliation with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) helps provide the very best clinical experience possible for our students and future healthcare practitioners. In an effort to enhance and deepen...


ACC-Orange County OTA Students Attend Triumph Wheelchair Sports Festival 2018

A group of occupational therapy assistant students from American Career College-Orange County made the drive to the Santa Clarita Sports Facility this May to volunteer for the Triumph Foundation Wheelchair Sports Festival. More than 1,000 people attended...


ACC-Los Angeles VN Students Volunteer for Prader-Willi Syndrome Walk 2018

American Career College vocational nursing students volunteered this April at the 18th annual Walking for Prader-Willi Syndrome at Griffith Park. "The volunteers did an outstanding job. The PWS director thanked ACC for organizing and sending our students...


ACC Takes to the Streets For 7th Annual Long Beach McDonald’s Walk for Kids

Students, staff and faculty of American Career College laced up their sneakers and hit the road for the seventh annual Long Beach Walk for Kids this April. More than a dozen members of the ACC and HSE Academy family showed up early at Shoreline Park on...


ACC Receives CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Gold Award

American Career College proudly received the CAPPS Community Service 2018 gold award from the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) this April. “We were thrilled with the response from our Member Schools this year," CAPPS...


ACC-Orange County OTA Program Helps Senior Drivers Get Right Car Fit in Anaheim

Occupational therapy assistant students from American Career College helped senior drivers be safer and more comfortable behind the wheel at a CarFit event this April. More than 20 OTA students and instructors helped inspect 17 vehicles and drivers at...


ACC Raises More Than $8,000 For 2018 Orange County Heart & Stroke Walk

Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff from American Career College made the drive to Anaheim for the 2018 Orange County Heart & Stroke Walk this March. "It was really quite amazing to see everyone come together to help a cause that is so meaningful...


ACC-Ontario Helps Support Corona Community at No-Cost Dental Clinic

Early on Saturday morning, March 10, sixteen dental assisting students from American Career College-Ontario walked into Corona High School for a free health screening day in the Corona-Norco community. “It was great to see our students supporting...


ACC-Ontario Optical Tech Students Gain Experience With A Variety of Fieldwork

Optical technician students from American Career College-Ontario got a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at a cutting-edge lab and also had a chance to work on the frontlines this February. On Feb. 22, ACC-Ontario lead optical tech instructor Karina...


ACC Receives ABHES Community Service Award

American Career College was awarded this year’s Community Service Award in recognition of its commitment and efforts to positively impact the community through the extraordinary volunteer work performed by its staff, faculty and students. All of...


ACC-Ontario Dental Assisting Students Volunteer at Clinic in Riverside County

Eleven dental assisting students from American Career College-Ontario volunteered their time at a dental clinic to help out the Riverside community during February. ACC students had the opportunity to observe doctors performing different types of dental...


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