American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that can prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at four campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, Long Beach and Orange County, California. ACC’s programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree. All ACC programs include access to trained faculty, a full student services department committed to helping students succeed, and career guidance and services after graduation.

Accreditation Information 

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Medical Assistant 

The Medical Assistant program at American Career College can teach you both administrative and clinical procedures that are common in healthcare facilities, including a physician’s office, clinic, long-term care, or other healthcare facility. Medical assistants work closely with patients, providing direct care in the exam room and the front office. 

The program at ACC can teach you how to prepare patients for examinations, administer of medications and perform routine laboratory procedures, as well as equip you with the front office skills necessary to work in an a medical office.

Dental Assisting 

Dental assistants work closely with dentists and dental hygienists to perform a variety of procedures, including patient, clinical, laboratory and administrative tasks. Dental assistants may take x-rays, dental impressions, and other preventive and restorative techniques. All of these things are covered in the training provided by American Career College. The program at ACC can also prepare you for Coronal Polish Certification and Pit and Fissure Certification, as well as California Radiation Safety Certification.

In addition to direct patient care, many dental assistants play an important role in helping the dental facility run smoothly by booking appointments, greeting patients and assisting with administrative tasks.

Medical Billing and Coding 

The healthcare industry isn’t all about direct patient care – there can be many opportunities for those with administrative skills and training. A health claims examiner/medical biller works closely on the business side of healthcare facilities, interacting with patients and insurance companies and managing payments. 

Nearly every healthcare facility needs employees who are trained in the databases, industry software, and reference materials that health claims examiners/medical billers use. The program at ACC can give you the training you need to understand and complete these duties.

Optical Technician 

Optical dispensing technicians work closely with optometrists and ophthalmologists to find the best eye care choice for each patient. The Optical Dispensing program at American Career College can prepare you for the National Opticianry Competency Exam and the Contact Lens Registry Exam, administered by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO/NCLE). After completing the program at ACC, you could work in a lab, creating glasses based on specific patient data and measurements. You could also work directly with patients, helping them choose frames, lenses and other eye care products to meet their needs.

Pharmacy Technician 

The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for an entry-level position in retail, wholesale, hospital or home health pharmacy, or in a prior authorization department, compounding lab and other positions related to the manufacturing, distribution or support of pharmacy products The training provided by ACC can prepare you to work closely with a licensed pharmacist to label and dispense medication, update patient information and rotate inventory.

Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Some programs also hold programmatic accreditation or approvals.For more information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing programs, and other important information, visit

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