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2018 Students Stories

ACC-Los Angeles Gives Thanks to Student Ambassadors With Holiday Party

More than 50 student ambassadors at American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated the holiday season this December at a thank-you party for all their hard work. ACC-Los Angeles student services coordinator Ruthy Rodriguez helped organize the event, which...

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ACC-Ontario Celebrates Final Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony of 2018

American Career College-Ontario said goodbye to 2018 and hello to 37 new graduates with one final pinning ceremony before the new year. The graduates of the vocational nursing program lined the stage dressed in white as family and friends gathered to...

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ACC Staff, Faculty Give Thanks to Their Students One Slice of Pie at a Time

Staff and faculty at American Career College showed thanks to their students by serving up hundreds of slices of pie this November. More than 1,700 ACC students on all campuses got an early taste of the holidays as each campus provided a total of nearly...

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ACC-Ontario Celebrates New Vocational Nurse Grads at October 2018 Pinning

American Career College-Ontario celebrated 23 new vocational nursing graduates on October 26 with a pinning ceremony held on campus. Friends and family gathered to watch as the new grads received their VN pins, signifying the end of a long journey and...

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ACC-Los Angeles Students Get A Taste for Life After School During Pharm Tech Week

Students from American Career College-Los Angeles got a chance to dress up and meet with working peers during a Pharmacy Technician Week event sponsored by Good Rx at the Melrose Umbrella Co. ACC-Los Angeles pharm tech students from morning, midday and...

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ACC Fall 2018 Graduation Leaves Lasting Impact

Graduation marks the end of a student’s education and for several graduates at American Career College’s 2018 fall ceremony this October, it also signified the beginning of something new and exciting. For Michael Magie, graduation day represented...

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Hard Work Pays Off at ACC-LA VN Pinning

Friends, family and faculty of more than 30 American Career College-Los Angeles graduates had a great day this October celebrating the newest cohort of vocational nurses. ACC-Los Angeles VN Program Director Anissa Alfaro called the pinning “a success”...

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ACC-Ontario Students Show Off Skills at CAPPS Conference in Rancho Mirage

American Career College-Ontario students volunteered at the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) conference in Rancho Mirage this October. “The students were able to show off their skills while explaining the role of a...

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ACC-Ontario Students Show Their Mettle at 2018 Pharmacy Technician Games

American Career College-Ontario celebrated National Pharmacy Technician Day this October with a Pharmacy Olympics for its students. ACC-Ontario pharmacy technician program director Eileen Johnson said the games were designed to be fun for the students...

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ACC-Los Angeles Has Frightfully Fun Halloween Inspire Luncheon in October

It was all treats and no tricks for the American Career College-Los Angeles Inspire Club this October at their Halloween-themed luncheon. A total of 40 students stopped by to enjoy the games, food, refreshments, gift cards and music organized by the ACC-Los...

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ACC-Orange County PTA Program Parties in Anaheim for Cohort 4 Pinning Ceremony

Nearly 30 graduates of American Career College’s physical therapy assistant program and their friends and families packed into the Bombay Hall in Anaheim to celebrate the group’s transition from student to professional this October. Most pinning...

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ACC-LA Signs Up 65 People In September to 'Be the Match' For Marrow Donor List

In partnership with City of Hope, students and staff at American Career College-Los Angeles signed up more than 60 potential live-saving bone marrow transplantation donors in September. During the campaign with "Be the Match," ACC-LA helped sign up 65...

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ACC-Ontario Students Attend Hoag Annual Respiratory Care Conference 2018

Seven respiratory therapy students from American Career College-Ontario got a chance to interact with working professionals and industry leaders at the Hoag Hospital Annual Respiratory Care Conference this September. Accompanied by ACC-Ontario RT program...

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ACC-Los Angeles Honors 30 New Associate Degree in Nursing Graduates

American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated its fifth class of associate degree in nursing graduates in Santa Fe Springs, CA on Sept. 22. This ceremony also marked the launching of the Ellen M. Lewis Scholarship, named in honor of Ms. Ellen Lewis,...

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ACC-OC Celebrates September Vocational Nursing Pinning at St. Francis Hospital

Nearly a dozen vocational nursing graduates from American Career College received their pin and nurses cap at a ceremony this September. Friends and family of the VN graduates gathered on Sept. 21 at the St. Francis Hospital Auditorium in Lynwood to watch...

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ACC-Ontario Celebrates Pinning of 13 New Respiratory Therapists in September

American Career College-Ontario celebrated 13 new respiratory therapists at a pinning ceremony on Sept. 7. In front of friends and family, the graduates were pinned and vowed to practice respiratory therapy with conscience, and to dedicate their lives...

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ACC-Ontario Honors 32nd VN Cohort Pinning

American Career College-Ontario celebrated the pinning of its 32nd vocational nursing cohort on Aug. 31. Led by instructor Alice Quesada, the 23 graduates recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge in front of a crowd of family, friends and loved ones after...

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ACC-Ontario VN Students Visit Museum of Psychiatry Exhibit in Los Angeles

American Career College-Ontario vocational nursing students in their mental health rotations took a field trip to The Museum of Psychiatry: An Industry of Death in Los Angeles on Aug. 11. The Industry of Death exhibit explores the mental health industry...

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ACC-Ontario Shares ‘Aloha’ Spirit During Summer Student Appreciation

"Aloha" means "hello" and "goodbye," but this August at American Career College-Ontario it also meant having fun at the summer student appreciation day. The ACC-Ontario Student Services department went full-Tiki with its "Aloha Spirit" theme, decorating...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Jaylene Nichols

Jaylene Nichols might not have been born to be a nurse, but witnessing the birth of her sister definitely played a part in her desire to be one. That and watching Gray’s Anatomy. Even though her aunt is a registered nurse at Kaiser, Nichols said...

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Summertime ACC-OC Student Appreciation Features Burgers and Bikes

Students at American Career College-Orange County took a break from their studies this August to celebrate the end of summer. Students were treated to lunch from In-N-Out burger, enjoyed live music and took part in friendly matches of ping-pong, cornhole,...

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ACC-Los Angeles Hosts Fun Day for Student Appreciation

American Career College-Los Angeles students enjoyed a day of music, games and In-N-Out Burger on Aug. 7 in celebration of ACC’s 40th anniversary. "We had a great participation from all of our students and staff on the dance floor, playing games,...

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ACC-Ontario Draws Big Numbers For July Blood Drive

Students and associates at American Career College-Ontario rolled up their sleeves on July 25 to donate blood for the American Red Cross. "It was so great seeing so many students and associates come out to donate," ACC-Ontario Student Services Director...

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ACC-OC Celebrates 10 New Vocational Nurses Entering Clinical Phase of School

The St. Francis Medical Center Auditorium was buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the latest American Career College-Orange County vocational nursing cohort's promotion on July 11. The candle lighting, capping and pinning ceremony represented the...

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ACC-Ontario DA Students Prepare for 'Crowning' Moment During PDS Field Trip

More than 20 American Career College-Ontario students got one step closer to the next level after getting to use some of the latest in digital dentistry equipment this July. ACC-Ontario dental assisting program director Lydia Saenz took two of her cohorts...

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ACC-Los Angeles Hosts Day in the Life Event for Local High School Students

Students from various programs at American Career College-Los Angeles teamed up with high schoolers this June to give them the inside scoop on what being an ACC student is all about. Twenty-three students from the UCLA High School Connection learned about...

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ACC-Orange County Pharm Tech Students Tour Closed-Door Pharmacy in Anaheim

More than 20 pharmacy technician students from American Career College-Orange County got a behind-the-scenes tour of a closed-door pharmacy in Anaheim this June. Led by ACC-Orange County pharmacy technician program director Dr. Omid Parto and externship...

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ACC-LA Gets F.I.T. at Summer Beach Bash

With their busy schedules, it's not always possible for American Career College students to take a break, so at ACC-Los Angeles they brought the beach to them. At the F.I.T. Summer Beach Bash, ACC-LA students got a chance to unwind after class with games,...

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ACC Blood Drives Collect Over 130 Units

Students and staff at American Career College rolled up their sleeves this June in recognition of World Blood Donor Day. Collectively, ACC campuses donated more than 130 units of blood, which can benefit about 400 people. At ACC-Los Angeles, nearly 100...

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ACC-Ontario Welcomes 25 New Vocational Nursing Graduates At June 2018 Pinning

On June 1, the latest group of American Career College-Ontario vocational nursing graduates eagerly crowded together, waiting for their pinning ceremony to begin. At the start of the ceremony, the 25 graduates descended the stairs, each stopping to wave...

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ACC-Orange County Students Explore 'Art and Science' of Dentistry in Anaheim

Nearly 30 students from American Career College-Orange County got a chance to explore the best and brightest of dentistry this May at the Anaheim Convention Center. At “The Art and Science of Dentistry” conference, ACC-Orange County dental...

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ACC-Ontario Massage Therapy Students Take Field Trip to Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa

A group of massage therapy students from American Career College-Ontario took a trip to Corona this May and got a chance to rub shoulders with staff at a high-end spa. ACC-Ontario massage therapy program director Anne Holt and Career Services specialist...

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ACC-LA Inspire Club Gets Festive for May

The American Career College-Los Angeles Inspire Club enjoyed a “fiesta” luncheon on May 16. A total of 45 students attended the event, which was open to members of the Inspire Club. During the luncheon, the group enjoyed games, food, refreshments,...

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ACC-OC Medical Billing and Coding Class Learn Helpful Lessons for Job Seekers

A group of medical billing and coding students from American Career College-Orange County attended a networking event this May where they picked up some valuable lessons from working professionals. Accompanied by their program director Christina LeDoux...

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ACC-OC Continues 40th Anniversary with Spring Student Appreciation Extravaganza

American Career College-Orange County continued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ACC at the Spring Career Fair and Student Appreciation Day. More than 30 health care recruiters came out to collect resumes and speak with students about job opportunities....

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ACC-LA Keeps 40th Anniversary Party Alive with Spring Student Appreciation Day

American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated its students this May, as part of a series of events throughout the year in recognition of ACC’s 40th anniversary. ACC-Los Angeles students were treated to lunch from In-N-Out Burger and the dance floor...

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ACC-Ontario Opens Its Doors For Spring Student Appreciation Day in May

American Career College-Ontario combined its Spring Student Appreciation Day with a job fair in the continuing celebration of ACC’s 40th anniversary. More than 30 health care recruiters received resumes and spoke about job opportunities with students....

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ACC-LA Celebrates April 2018 ADN Pinning

Twenty-seven students from American Career College-Los Angeles received their nursing pins on April 28 to signify the cohort’s completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing program. Student speakers and ADN graduates Krystal Nunez and Jan Kevin...

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ACC-Orange County Physical Therapist Assistant Cohort Heads to Clinical Sites

Forty physical therapist assistant students will be putting the clinical skills they learned at American Career College into practice as they begin treating real patients in the hospital, skilled nursing and clinical settings. "This is an exciting milestone...

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ACC Alumni Ready to 'Follow Their Dreams' After Spring 2018 Graduation

It was a big weekend for Jesus Matilla. On Friday, Matilla turned 50. On Saturday, he and nearly 1,000 graduates from American Career College celebrated the beginning of new health care careers at the 2018 Spring Graduation. Matilla said going back to...

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ACC-Ontario VN Graduates Turn 'Dreams Into a Reality' at April Pinning Ceremony

While none of them knew what the next two years had in store when they began at American Career College-Ontario, the April vocational nursing program graduates knew they shared a collective goal. “We all came from different backgrounds, but there...

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ACC-Orange County OTA Students Attend 2018 OTAC Spring Symposium

A group of American Career College-Orange County students traveled to San Diego this March to learn about the latest developments in occupational therapy and adaptive equipment technology. At the fourth annual Occupational Therapy Association of California...

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ACC-OC Dental Assisting Class Explores New Technology at Pacific Dental Services

While it’s not always possible to have the latest technology in the classroom, that’s what field trips are for. This March, a group of dental assisting students from American Career College-Orange County got a chance to learn about a new digital...

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ACC-Los Angeles Gets Inspired this March

American Career College-Los Angeles recognized its Inspire Club members this March by treating them to lunch. The mid-day meal consisted of pizza and cupcakes, plus every student in attendance was given a gift bag with various goodies inside. Students...

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ACC-Ontario Radiography Cohort Makes The Cut At February Pinning Ceremony

The February pinning ceremony for American Career College-Ontario's radiography program was a hair-razing experience. "You are at the end of your journey -- and I'm sure it has been a journey for most of you, if not all of you. I hope you have enjoyed...

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ACC-Los Angeles Finds Colorful Way to Help Students Get Some Peace and Quiet

Student Services hosted a Color Shop as part of health awareness and life skills for the American Career College-Los Angeles student population on Feb. 8. “Our Color Shop was a way to help reduce stress in the busy lives of our students,”...

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ACC-Lynwood Vocational Nursing Program Celebrates 18th Pinning Ceremony

American Career College-Lynwood held its 18th pinning ceremony for the vocational nursing (VN) program on Jan. 12. The St. Francis Medical Center auditorium was filled with 26 VN students as well as family, friends and faculty. The ceremony marks the...

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ACC Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Flagship Campus in Los Angeles

American Career College celebrated the big 4-0 with students, associates, faculty and guests on January 11 where it all began — at the Los Angeles campus. ACC celebrated with Orange County and Ontario campuses earlier in the week, but it was only...

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ACC-Ontario Celebrates Students And Welcomes Guests At 40th Anniversary

The weeklong celebration of American Career College's 40th anniversary this January rolled into ACC-Ontario for its next stop, where it seems the students find time to study their dance moves after homework. ACC-Ontario Student Resource Center specialist...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Melissa Brito

As a program ambassador at American Career College-Orange County, Melissa Brito is a resource for her fellow medical assistant students. "When I first started my medical assistant program I was lost. One of my friends, Ruth, she is also a student ambassador...

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ACC-OC Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Student Appreciation Day

A little rain couldn't dampen the spirits at American Career College-Orange County as the campus celebrated the school's 40th anniversary. Between brief periods of sprinkling rain, ACC-Orange County students enjoyed In-and-Out burgers and played games...

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