American Career College at St. Francis

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

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 ninety-eight students per year. This location offers services for students in the form of flexible scheduling for those with irregular schedules, post-graduation job placement options, and career counseling assistance to help students define their goals. You can learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

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 (949) 783-4800.

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

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $37,000*
  • Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $2,120*
  • More than 60 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes about 16 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.

The medical assistant program takes about nine months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $18,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $1,060*
  • Around 20 students completed the medical assistant program last year
  • The length of the medical assistant program is about 9 months

Read more and see other schools listed by visiting our medical assistant schools page.

The medical insurance coding program offered most often takes about nine months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $18,000*
  • Cost of required supplies and books: $1,060*
  • Around 10 students completed the medical insurance coding program last year
  • Students complete this program in usually 9 months

More detailed information and school listings are available through our medical insurance coding programs information page.

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments 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 American Career College at St. Francis is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. 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 Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$4,280
Receiving Student Loans87%$8,279

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