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2019 Students Stories

ACC-Los Angeles Celebrates Final ADN Graduates of 2019

It was an exciting day at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, as family and friends of more than 20 associate degree in nursing graduates flooded the auditorium. The day marked the end of a long and prosperous journey with American Career College-Los...

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Surgical Technology, Radiography Students Collaborate at ACC-Los Angeles

Surgical technology and radiography students at American Career College-Los Angeles got a chance to learn important skills used in the operating room this November when they practiced taking X-rays during a simulated surgery. ACC-Los Angeles surgical...

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ACC-Orange County Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For Student Lounge Re-Opening

The students at American Career College-Orange County have a new place to recharge their batteries — literally and figuratively — with the grand re-opening of the student lounge this October. ACC-Orange County Student Services director Valerie...

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More Than 100 Students Sign Up To Be Donors at ACC-Los Angeles Blood Drive

More than 100 students at American Career College-Los Angeles registered to be blood donors during a one-day donation drive this October. ACC-Los Angeles Student Services coordinator Ruthy Rodriguez said more than 70 units of blood were collected by LifeStream...

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ACC-Ontario Respiratory Therapy Students Tour Pulmonary Function Lab

Usually, students are told to think outside of the box, but this October respiratory therapy students from American Career College-Ontario were encouraged to get into the box. Led by instructor Jenny Ventura, the respiratory therapy students visited the...

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More Than 800 ACC Grads Walk Stage at Toyota Arena for Fall Graduation 2019

Friends and families of more than 800 American Career College graduates filled Toyota Arena this October to celebrate Fall Graduation 2019. ACC-Ontario graduate Katie Marth said she decided to go back to school after working in healthcare administration...

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Red Cross Collects More Than 50 Units During ACC-Ontario October Blood Drive

Students and staff at American Career College-Ontario helped potentially save 168 lives this October after a successful one-day blood drive. The 56 units collected at October's Red Cross event blew away the amount donated at the previous drive, ACC-Ontario...

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ACC-Los Angeles Celebrates Associate Degree Nursing Cohort at October Pinning

American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated its seventh cohort of associate degree in nursing students at a pinning ceremony this October. Seton Hall at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles was filled with the friends and family of the 31 graduates.  Class...

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Nearly 30 Respiratory Therapy Graduates Receive Pin at ACC-Ontario Ceremony

Friends and family gathered at American Career College-Ontario this September to watch 27 graduates receive their pins to signify the end of their academic journey in the respiratory therapy program. “It went fast,” ACC-Ontario RT graduate...

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ACC-Los Angeles Keeps It REAL 92.3 at September Student Appreciation Event

Thanks to the DJs from REAL 92.3FM, the dance floor was packed during the student appreciation rally at American Career College-Los Angeles this September. Students from all programs at ACC-Los Angeles took a break from their studies and got a chance...

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ACC-LA Helps Students Unwind At School With Colorful Workshop

American Career College-Los Angeles hosted a stress relief coloring workshop this September to help students color the tension away. ACC-Los Angeles Student Services coordinator Ruthy Rodriguez said about 35 students showed up to grab a coloring book...

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ACC-Ontario Cohort Celebrates End of ‘Long Journey’ at August VN Pinning

After all the facts and figures her classmates had learned over the course of their vocational nursing program, cohort speaker Kirstyn Warren asked her fellow graduates to never forget one last thing: They made it. “It’s been a long journey...

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ACC-Los Angeles Inspire Club Brings Sun and Fun For One Last Dose of Summer

Students from American Career College-Los Angeles closed out the summer this August with a beach-themed Inspire Club meeting. About 45 Inspire Club members were treated to an in-house beach party, including dancing, indoor volleyball and a sand-filled...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Karessa Meza

After graduating from high school, all Karessa Meza wanted to do was travel and focus on her art. So for a few years, she worked at being a successful tattoo artist and seeing as much of the world as time and money would allow. But then a funny thing...

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ACC-Los Angeles VN Pinning June 2019

Nearly 30 American Career College-Los Angeles Vocational Nursing students celebrated their pinning on June 29 at St. Vincent Medical Center. Each graduate was pinned, signifying their completion of the program, in front of friends and family. 

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ACC-Los Angeles Shares Their Aloha Spirit at Student Appreciation Event in June

Students at American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated the beginning of summer at their luau themed student appreciation rally on June 17. At the event, students played different games, enjoyed In-N-Out burgers, and danced the day away. 

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ACC-Ontario Welcomes 30 New Vocational Nursing Grads At June Pinning Ceremony

Nearly 30 vocational nursing students at American Career College-Ontario vocational nursing students celebrated their pinning on June 7. Friends and family watched as each graduate was given a pin and swore an oath to care for each of their patients...

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ACC-Orange County Staff Makes A Big Splash At Student Appreciation Day Rally

Nearly 900 students relaxed and reveled at the American Career College-Orange County student appreciation day this May. At the event, students played different games — including a dunk tank — hosted by each program department at ACC-Orange...

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Over 20 ACC-Los Angeles ADN Graduates Receive Nursing Pin at Ceremony in May

More than 20 associate degree in nursing graduates from American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated receiving their nursing pin this May. Nearly 200 friends and family of ADN Cohort 6 met at St Vincent's Hosptial on May 18 to watch as the 21 graduates...

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Student Ambassadors Help Clean Up ACC-Los Angeles Neighborhood

Students ambassadors at American Career College-Los Angeles took matters into their own hands this May when they committed to a trash bag challenge in the neighborhood. ACC-Los Angeles Student Services coordinator Ruthy Rodriquez said more than 20 student...

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ACC-Los Angeles Opens New Radiography Lab With May Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

American Career College-Los Angeles held the grand opening for its new radiography lab this May. Before the official ribbon cutting, ACC-Los Angeles staff and radiography faculty and students enjoyed appetizers and snacks served by a skeleton crew of...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Shannan Gordon

Shannan Gordon used to think it didn't take much skill to take an X-ray but that all changed when she started working at the front desk of a radiography center. At the center, Gordon saw that radiography was a mixture of technology and patient care, which...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Cecilia Perez

Cecilia Perez said she knew the moment she toured the American Career College-Ontario campus, she had found her school. "I fell in love with it instantly. It just looked like a place where you can learn and grow as a person, not only professionally but...

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800 American Career College Graduates Celebrate at Spring Graduation 2019

About 10,000 family and friends of American Career College graduates gathered this May at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario to celebrate spring graduation. ACC Chief Academic & Student Experience Officer Susan Pailet said she never gets tired of seeing...

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More Than 100 Students Sign Up for April Blood Drive at ACC-Los Angeles

American Career College-Los Angeles hosted a blood drive this April, collecting 80 units of blood and signing up more than 100 students for future efforts. ACC-Los Angeles Student Services coordinator Ruthy Rodriguez said she was blown away by how many...

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ACC-LA Students Receive Just Deserts for Exceeding Heart Walk Fundraising Goals

The students and staff at American Career College-Los Angeles were treated to an ice cream social this April for exceeding their fundraising goals for the Orange County Heart and Stroke Walk in March. ACC-Los Angeles executive director Lani Townsend helped...

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ACC-Ontario Takes It Outside for Sun-Filled, Fun-Filled Student Appreciation Day

More than 700 students from American Career College-Ontario participated at this April's appreciation day and health fair. ACC-Ontario Career Services director Juan Carlos Jimenez also invited 60 employers to campus and said he was pleased to learn that...

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ACC-LA Pins Newest Batch of VN Grads

American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated its newest batch of vocational nursing students in a March ceremony. Friends and family gathered at St. Vincent Medical Center to watch the grads walk the stage and receive their nursing pins. The pins are...

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ACC-Los Angeles Thanks Students With St. Paddy Day’s Themed Bagel Breakfast

Students at American Career College-Los Angeles celebrated St. Patrick's Day a bit early with bagels, green cream cheese and coffee this March. "We just wanted to show our students a small gesture of thanks for their support and collecting donations for...

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ACC-Ontario RT Team Finishes in Semi-Finals of 2019 Regional Sputum Bowl

Two teams from American Career College-Ontario's respiratory therapy (RT) program participated in the regional Sputum Bowl this March. The ACC-Ontario RT students spent the last few months practicing for this event and made it to the semi-finals. ACC-Ontario...

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ACC-OC DA Students Visit Pacific Dental Services Headquarters For Field Training

This March, Pacific Dental Services opened their doors for American Career College dental assisting students to provide some hands-on training with their state-of-the-art equipment. About 30 ACC-Orange County students, led by DA extern coordinator and...

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ACC-Ontario Hosts Heartfelt Ceremony For February Vocational Nursing Pinning

It was an exciting day for American Career College-Ontario students as they celebrated their hard work after completing the vocational nursing program. The 19 new grads commemorated their transition from student to alumni with a traditional pinning ceremony. Family...

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ACC-Ontario Celebrates as Respiratory Therapy Cohort Gets Pinned in February

Class speaker Jose Vicente Bantolo kept his remarks short at the respiratory therapy pinning ceremony at American Career College-Ontario this February. During his student reflection, Bantolo thanked the respiratory therapy faculty and clinical instructors...

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80 ACC-OC Students, Staff Register To ‘Be The Match’ Donors with City of Hope

About 80 people at American Career College-Orange County signed up this February to be potential bone marrow and stem cell donors with the City of Hope. ACC-Orange County hosted the City of Hope's Be The Match program on campus for three days, allowing...

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ACC-Ontario Blood Drive To Benefit Nearly 100 Patients

The staff and students at American Carrer College-Ontario donated 31 units during the Livestream Blood Drive this January. "Because we separate each donation into three products, we’ll be able to help 93 local hospital patients as a result of this...

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Wet Weather Doesn’t Stop ACC-OC From Showing Students Their Appreciation

A little bit of rain didn't dampen the spirits at American Career College-Orange County this January at its student appreciation event. Students and staff grabbed their umbrellas and braved the weather to enjoy some food from In-N-Out Burger and socialize...

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Celebration Heads Indoors During ACC-Ontario Student Appreciation Event

A little winter weather may have forced American Career College-Ontario to take its student appreciation event indoors but it definitely didn't stop the celebration. Students dashed outside to grab some food from the In-N-Out Burger truck then headed...

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ACC-Los Angeles Celebrates First Vocational Nursing Class of 2019

Some cohorts have more to say than others. At the January pinning ceremony for American Career College-Los Angeles’ vocational nursing program, six student speakers addressed the cohort and their families during the emotional event. The cohort speakers...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Daniela Guzman

Daniela Guzman cannot wait to begin her career in optics. The American Career College-Los Angeles student is only one module away from finishing her program and walking across the stage as an ACC graduate in May. "I already have a job lined up in a clinic,"...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Emely Colindres

When Emely Colindres started the dental assisting program at American Career College-Los Angeles, she thought she had bitten off more than she could chew. “In the beginning, it was hard to come in and still make time for everything I had to do in...

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ACC Student Spotlight: Herbin Orellana

Enrolling at American Career College right out of high school was nervewracking for Herbin Orellana. But with the support of the ACC-Los Angeles faculty and staff, Orellana will be walking during the spring 2019 graduation ceremony in May. For him, ACC...

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ACC-Los Angeles Kicks Off 2019 School Year With Student Appreciation Event

American Career College-Los Angeles got one last chance to celebrate the New Year this January at a student appreciation event. More than 775 students from all day and evening programs took to the dance floor on Jan. 8 to work off the food In-N-Burger...

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