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SJVC’s Medical Assisting program stays current with certification requirements

SJVC’s Medical Assisting program stays current with certification requirements

by Nyla Hallum on October 1, 2015

San Joaquin Valley College is proud to offer a Medical Assisting program that gives its graduates every opportunity to jump to the top of the list of qualified candidates applying for various healthcare positions. Qualification for those choice positions includes preparation and encouragement for each Medical Assistant student to take the National Certified Medical Assistant

Posted in Medical Assisting / News and Events

Hesperia General Education-instructor Frank Castanos

Hesperia General Ed instructor pays it forward

by Nyla Hallum on September 29, 2015

Frank Castanos admits he was not exactly the best student in high school. “Growing up, I never knew exactly what I wanted to be in life,” says Castanos. “I struggled in school, not because of ability, but because I wasn’t motivated.” At an important time in Frank’s life, Mr. Kurtz came along. “He was patient

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Hesperia

Respiratory Therapy graduate Quinn McNichols

Respiratory Therapist graduate finds family support is vital

by Nyla Hallum on September 24, 2015

Maybe Quinn McNichols could have made it through his Respiratory Therapy program on his own. But he is glad he did not have to. His wife, Heather, was there for him every step of the way. “My wife is the hardest working and most determined person I have known in my life,” says Quinn. “I

Posted in Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula

Temecula Dental Assistants All Pass State Exams

100% of Temecula’s First Dental Assisting Class Passed RDA Licensure Exams

by Nyla Hallum on September 21, 2015

SJVC Temecula‘s very first Dental Assisting graduating class set an important precedent for future Dental Assistant classes to follow: They recently passed all three State exams to become Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). All seven grads, plus one graduate from the August graduating class, met the academic and practical requirements for licensure. “Our Dental Assistant students were

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula


Open wide – Dental Assistant students see Orthodontist in action

by Nyla Hallum on September 16, 2015

Dental Assisting students spend a lot of lab time working on each other to perfect their dental skills and techniques. But there is nothing quite like watching a dental professional work on real patients to open their minds to the intricacies of a thriving dental practice. Temecula’s Dental Assisting students got that chance recently when

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

Bakersfield Criminal Justice program visits police department

Criminal Justice students get close up with crime scene procedures

by Nyla Hallum on September 14, 2015

SJVC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program students got to get up close and personal with those in charge of working a crime scene when they visited the Bakersfield Police’s Crime Scene Department a few weeks ago. “During our visit, the Crime Scene Technicians demonstrated crime scene and fingerprint processing and preservation, as well as analyzing and

Posted in Bakersfield / Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events

Online Business Administration graduate Sadiah Gavin

SJVC Business Administration grad brings special skills to Delano campus

by Nyla Hallum on September 10, 2015

Saidah Gavin has covered many desks at SJVC over nearly eight years. She started part time at the Bakersfield campus as a Tuition Planner, then moved to First Contact, Dean’s Assistant and whatever position needed a temporary fill-in. During this time, she also completed SJVC’s Business Administration program online. “I’ve done everything,” she laughs. “From the

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Grad Success / Online Division