The American Career College (ACC) was founded as the American College of Optics in 1978 and continued to provide education in optics till 1990, after which several programs in the allied healthcare field were added to the college curriculum. The college now has three branches in California at Ontario, Los Angeles, and Anaheim. It is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and also has multiple departmental accreditations. It is also a member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools.
ACC’s Los Angeles campus is a 30,000 square foot facility with ten labs, all of which have the latest equipments designed to prepare students for their professional careers.
Allied healthcare programs at the college include medical and dental assisting, surgical and pharmacy technology, optical dispensing, vocational nursing and medical billing.
Most programs at ACC can be completed in as little as eight months, with the exception of surgical technology. Surgical technology is an intensive program with duration of 20 months, after which students are awarded with an Associate of Occupational Science degree.
ACC provides practice and training to help students earn a GED (general education development) before graduating so they complete minimum admission requirements for any educational program.