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American Career College at St. Francis

3680 E. Imperial Highway, 5th Floor, Lynwood, CA

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  • Phone: (310) 900-8050

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  • Phone: (310) 900-8061

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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. 

Lynwood Location

The Lynwood branch of American Career College Inc is located at 3680 E. Imperial Highway, 5th Floor. This campus has a graduating class size which is approximately 170 students per year. This location offers services for students in the form of career counseling assistance to help students define their goals, post-graduation job placement options, and remedial education classes for licensure preparation or admissions requirements. You can learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting americancareercollege.edu.

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of programs offered at American Career College at St. Francis. Available programs may be different than those listed. For a complete and comprehensive list of programs available students may visit the school's website or call the school at (310) 900-8060.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (1,593 Hours)

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes approximately seventeen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $35,000*
  • Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $1,970*
  • Around 100 students completed the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program last year
  • The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes about 17 months to complete

Find out more licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs through our licensed practical nurse (LPN) Programs profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.

Nursing Assistant (170 Hours)

The nursing assistant program takes about two months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $1,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $530*
  • Around 40 students completed the nursing assistant program last year
  • Students usually complete the nursing assistant program in 2 months

Find out more nursing assistant programs through our nursing assistant training profile page, which lists schools offering this program along with a career overview.

Notes:
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at American Career College at St. Francis is approximately $23,700 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (310) 900-8061, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact American Career College at St. Francis for more information.

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 Aid27%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships27%$4,419
Receiving Student Loans27%$7,634

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 11%.

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The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to American Career College at St. Francis.

IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.