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West Coast University and American Career College Sponsor "Swing for Autism"
[November 21, 2012]

West Coast University and American Career College Sponsor "Swing for Autism"

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

For the third year, West Coast University and American Career College are sponsoring Orange (News - Alert) County's "Swing for Autism" event. Proceeds from the annual November golf outing benefit the New Vista School, which promotes academic achievement and fosters independence for middle and high school students with Aspergers syndrome, autism and language learning disabilities.

"Autism continues to be a growing issue," said David Pyle, Executive Chairman of the Board of West Coast University and founder and CEO of American Career College. "It seems everyone knows someone who is touched by autism - a family member, friend, or acquaintance. Sponsoring this event is one way that the schools can make a positive difference in the lives of real people in our community."

Giving back to the community is one of the founding principles of both West Coast University and American Career College, and is evident in many aspects of university life. First and foremost, students receive a high-quality education, which is critical for providing quality health care when they graduate and become professionals in the field. Beyond academics, our schools give students many opportunities to volunteer at health-related events throughout the Southern California communities where our campuses are located. Both West Coast University and American Career College demonstrate our commitment to improving the lives of residents through philanthropic giving, such as Swing for Autism.

About West Coast University

West Coast University is one of Southern California's leading health care educators, offering pograms in nursing, health care management and dental hygiene at campuses in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ontario, and nursing programs at its new campus in Dallas, Texas. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) awarded programmatic accreditation to WCU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in October 2009 and its Master of Science in Nursing program in May 2012. WCU's Dental Hygiene program at the Orange County Campus is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association to offer the only Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) in the county. It is one of only four BSDH programs in California. West Coast University is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC - and by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS - For more information on the Global Studies Program, see Dr. Barry Ryan's Introductory Video on YouTube (News - Alert), or visit West Coast University. For regular updates on WCU news visit the Dr. Barry Ryan Blog.

About American Career College

American Career College (ACC) is a health care educator with three campuses located in Southern California. Founded over 30 years ago, ACC offers students a comprehensive array of high-quality educational programs that prepare graduates for a challenging and rewarding careers in health care. ACC is so confident in its ability to deliver a quality educational experience that if offers new students the "ACC Advantage" - a 30-day opportunity to attend classes and spend time on campus with no tuition obligation. For more information, visit

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