American Career College, located in Los Angeles and founded in 1978, offers medical courses, and has campuses in Orange County and Inland Empire, Calif. The college offers various programs, including dental assisting; massage therapy; optical dispensing; pharmacy technician and surgical technology; diagnostic medical sonography; ultrasound and vocational nursing. Its health claims examiner and medical biller program offers students career opportunities with insurance companies, medical offices, hospitals and clinics, and independent billing companies. The college s career services department assists students in career planning and advising, and offers students and graduates an active placement service. The vocational nursing program of the college offers students occupational opportunities in hospitals, doctor s offices, clinics, schools, colleges, home health agencies and convalescent homes. American Career College also provides financial assistance to students to enable them to continue their education and various student support services.