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American Career College – Los Angeles

646 S. Sunset Ave, West Covina, CA

American Career College is a system of schools located in the state of California. The school was founded in 1978 by David Pyle and was originally known as American College of Optics. The initial campus operated in downtown Los Angeles, with a second campus in Anaheim, offering a program in optical dispensing until 1994 when it began to offer a vocational nursing program. The school has expanded since that time through the addition of new and varied programs, increased enrollment, and the establishment of new campuses in Ontario, Long Beach and Lynwood.

Today American Career College offers a variety of programs, allowing potential students to choose the area of study that best prepares them for their desired career. Programs are taught by experienced professionals who provide education; training and skill development to ensure students meet and exceed employer expectations. Students will earn a diploma or associate’s degree upon completion of a program, with graduates being able to pursue employment immediately.

Programs offered include:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Dental Assisting

It is important to note that not all programs are available at a given campus, and students should visit the school’s website to make sure what program are available at their local campus. 

West Covina Location

The West Covina branch of American Career College Inc is located at 646 S. Sunset Ave. This campus has a graduating class size which is approximately 800 students annually. This location offers services for students in the form of flexible scheduling for individuals who cannot make regular hours, job placement opportunities for students after graduation, and career pathway assistance for students in need of assistance. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants American Career College – Los Angeles accepts.

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at American Career College – Los Angeles is about 1,300, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$4,816
Receiving Student Loans59%$7,820
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, American Career College – Los Angeles may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Surgical Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (since 1983)
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Programs Offered

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