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American Career College – Ontario (NPCollege)

4105 South Street, Lakewood, 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. 

Lakewood Location

The Lakewood branch of American Career College Inc is located at 4105 South Street. This campus has a graduating class size which is close to 720 students annually. This location provides services for students in the form of distance learning courses for students who wish to pursue their education online, flexible scheduling for individuals who cannot make regular hours, and job placement options for students after graduation. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates American Career College – Ontario accepts.

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at American Career College – Ontario is about 1,300. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

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 financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$4,676
Receiving Student Loans58%$8,077
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, American Career College – Ontario may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Surgical Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (since 2009)
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Programs Offered

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