American Career College – Anaheim

1200 N. Magnolia Ave., Anaheim, CA

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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. 

Anaheim Location

American Career College – Anaheim is located at 1200 N. Magnolia Ave. in the city of Anaheim. Close to 1000 students graduate from this location per year. This location offers services for students in the form of flexible scheduling for those with irregular schedules, post-graduation job placement opportunities, and career pathway counseling to help students define their goals. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Programs Offered

The programs listed below are some of the programs offered by American Career College – Anaheim. The list may differ from current program available, for a complete list of what programs are offered students may visit the school's website.

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Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants program takes ,as reported, fourteen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $36,000*
  • Last year, more than 300 students completed this program
  • Takes about 14 months to complete

Medical assistant program takes ,as reported, ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $18,000*
  • 30% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
  • Upon completion of this program, students owe on average $9,300 in student loans**
  • Last year, more than 200 students completed this program
  • Takes about 10 months to complete

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The respiratory therapy technician program takes about twenty months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $48,000*
  • Students usually complete the respiratory therapy technician program in 20 months

Dental assistant program takes ,as reported, eleven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $18,000*
  • Estimated loan repayment rate of 30% for former students**
  • On average, $9,500 in student loans are owed upon completion of this program**
  • Around 90 students completed the dental assistant program last year
  • Students usually complete the dental assistant program in 11 months

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The pharmacy technician program offered commonly takes about ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $18,000*
  • Graduates in repayment, have an estimated repayment rate of 49%**
  • Student loans borrowed for this program total about $9,300**
  • Based on published reports, around 100 students completed the pharmacy technician program last year
  • Students complete this program in usually 10 months

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Health and medical administrative services program takes ,as reported, eleven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $18,000*
  • Takes about 11 months to complete

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately $24,700 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. The financial aid department provides information and resources for students seeking out financial options. Their phone number is (714) 952-9066. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

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.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid61%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships57%$3,952
Receiving Student Loans48%$4,308

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 7%.

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