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4021 Rosewood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
p. 949-783-4800
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American Career College-Los Angeles

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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.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

ACC provides career services so students can prepare well for starting their professional career. The career services department at ACC assists students with career and interview training, resume preparation, career workshops, job leads and networking.

Graduates have landed job positions at hospitals and medical centers across the country.


Students are encouraged to visit the college campus and learn more about available programs by speaking to an admissions representative. You will be required to provide official high school transcripts, in the absence of which you can take the Wonderlic Basis Skills Ability to Benefit exam and then apply to ACC programs.

It is mandatory for all applicants to take the CPat evaluation exam and obtain the minimum required scores, which your admissions rep will inform you about.

Students applying to the vocational nursing program also take the HESI exam which is a healthcare training test. Only students with scores above 70% on HESI are admitted to the nursing program.

Financial Aid

Eligible students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the FAFSA website.

Your admissions representative will help you get in touch with a financial aid officer, who can guide you about available programs for funding your education.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1591st for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in California.

Local Community

Though the student body lives off campus, Los Angeles provides some great recreational opportunities. You can spend time discovering the city after your classes!

Spend time at the Griffith Observatory or the Hollywood Bowl or head out to the Los Angeles basin. No matter what your personal interests are, you will always have time to explore new options at Lose Angeles.

Information Summary

Ranks 277th in California and 2894th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 8,843 0.23
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 297 0.01
Forcible Rape 828 0.02
Robbery 10,077 0.26
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 17,264 0.45
Larceny 53,469 1.39
Vehicle theft 15,597 0.41

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Los Angeles, CA 90004
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population67,850 (67,850 urban / N/A rural)
Households23,066 (2.91 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,591
Families15,052 (3.55 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemDiffers by program
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District628

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Most Popular Programs

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 1 146 609 75 3 48 80 1,024
Dental Assisting/Assistant 9 60 4 2 13 92
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 16 51 9 3 12 97
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 11 21 2 4 41
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 9 26 1 1 2 41
Medical/Clinical Assistant 42 199 15 8 26 306
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 1 12 92 3 1 4 12 131
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 11 49 14 7 9 95
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 32 85 28 15 3 181
Surgical Technology/Technologist 4 26 1 1 5 1 40

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2005th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $62,665 ($58,235 male / $50,452 female)
Number of FT Faculty 76 (26 male / 50 female)
Number of PT Faculty 188
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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