American Career College Announces Expansion Through the Acquisition of St. Francis Career College

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American Career College announces new campus, American Career College at St. Francis, located in Lynwood, California. American Career College, a leader in the health care education field further expands with its fifth campus in Southern California.

American Career College (ACC), a leader in the health care education field, announced further expansion with its fifth campus in Southern California. ACC is expanding through the acquisition of St. Francis Career College, which will now be known as American Career College at St. Francis.

St. Francis Career Co American Career College Announces Expansion through the acquisition of St. Francis Career Collegellege (SFCC) was previously owned and managed by St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC), a member of Daughters of Charity Health System. In keeping with its commitment of service to the community, St. Francis Medical Center established a High School Vocational Nurse (VN) Training Program in April 1988. The initial class was established in collaboration with the Lynwood Unified School District.

In 1993, the success of this program led to its expansion into the St. Francis Medical Center Vocational Nurse Program, in collaboration with the Compton Unified School District ROP, the City of Los Angeles Private Industry Council under the Job Training Partnership Act, and the James Irvine Foundation.

For more than 25 years, St. Francis Career College has been a center of seeking, learning, and teaching in the tradition of the Daughters of Charity. The faculty and staff have upheld the highest standards of quality and education, and have been committed to providing guidance and support throughout a student’s training to become highly qualified health care professionals. “We are excited to work with American Career College, as we know they will match our passion for providing excellent health care training to produce well prepared Vocational Nurses who administer patient care with the utmost respect and compassion,” stated Linda Clowers, Ph.D., Executive Director of St. Francis Career College.

Tom McNamara, President of American Career College, extended a warm welcome to the school and its staff: "We are pleased to partner with St. Francis as we see deep alignment between our organizations missions and visions. For more than 35 years, American Career College has served the Southern California area by helping individuals gain access to education which can transform their lives.”

About the American Career College at St. Francis Campus

American Career College at St. Francis is located in one of the most densely populated communities in Southern California. Students who have attended the school generally live within a 5-mile radius between the 110 Freeway on the West, the 605 Freeway on the East, the 91 Freeway on the South and Alameda Industrial Corridor on the North. Its primary service area includes the communities of Lynwood, South Gate, Downey, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, Bell Gardens, Maywood, Compton and Southeast Los Angeles. The college occupies space in a professional building just across the street from St. Francis Medical Center. Classrooms and laboratories equipped with patient beds, sphygmomanometers, mannequin models, a SimMan hi-fidelity mannequin, medication carts and medications, crash carts, and equipment and supplies used in clinical skills practice are located at the campus.

About ACC Programs

Founded over 35 years ago, American Career College has grown to meet the demand for highly skilled health care employees across a broad spectrum of disciplines. ACC offers a total of 10 unique health care training programs at its various locations, and will launch the new American Career College at St. Francis campus with the Vocational Nursing program.

ACC also offers a no-cost GED Preparation Program designed to help members of the communities served by the school achieve their goals in life. For more information about ACC's GED prep program, visit

American Career College at St. Francis is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201; Phone (703) 247-4212 / Fax (703) 247-4533 /

For more information about American Career College, please visit

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