Gainful Employment

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations also provide that institutions disclose to prospective students certain information about the GE Programs, effective July 1, 2011.

Currently, our list of programs approved for Title IV (Federal Financial Aid) funding include our Vocational Nursing certificate program, Medical Assistant certificate program, Massage Therapy certificate program, Medical Billing and Coding certificate program and Medical Office Management Associate Degree program.

Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures:

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program.

If you have any questions regarding the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid.

AC’s on-time completion rate for all other listed programs is defined as completion of the program within the normally scheduled length of the program.

AC’s “job placement rate” is measured by two different methods for Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the California BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education), respectively. The time period measured by ABHES begins July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year, whereas the CA BPPE time period ranges from January 1st to December 31st, i.e. a calendar year.

This information includes:

Program cost
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
Student on-time completion rate
Occupations the program prepares students for

Click on a program below to obtain gainful employment information:

Certificate Programs:

Vocational Nursing
Medical Assistant
Massage Therapy

Degree Programs:

Associate of Science in Medical Office Management


U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) – National Center for Education Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

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