University description (as per official university website)
Overview & History
American Career College has been helping people succeed for over 30 years. Founded as American College of Optics, the school was incorporated in California on January 11, 1978 and devoted exclusively to the optical dispensing profession. In 1985, the college moved to Wilshire Boulevard, and four years later relocated to its present facility at 4021 Rosewood Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
In September 1990, the college expanded its curriculum to include the Pharmacy Technician program and changed its name to American College of Optechs. In November 2000, the Anaheim Campus opened as a branch of the Los Angeles campus. Over the next decade, the college continued to expand its curriculum to include additional specialized allied health programs. Because of the school’s broader offerings, its name changed permanently to American Career College in 1993.
In 2008, American Career College expanded its level of offerings to include two allied healthcare programs culminating in an Associate of Occupational Science degree: Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology.
Financial Aid Programs
When you’re ready to take the next step to a rewarding career in healthcare, please review the Financial Aid Programs available.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal PELL Grant program provides a foundation of assistance to which other forms of aid may be added. Eligibility for the Federal PELL Grant Program is based on financial need and determined by a standard formula that is revised and approved every year by the federal government. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be paid back.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are available to a limited number of students with exceptional financial need. Grants are based on available funds and do not have to be repaid. Need is determined by the financial resources of the student and parents along with the cost of attending school.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for graduate and undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study. Funds under this program are limited.