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Respiratory Therapy student Michael Berry

Daughter’s difficult birth inspires Respiratory Therapy career choice

by Nyla on July 25, 2016

At 2 years old, Mia is starting to pull herself up and contemplating her first tentative steps toward her parents, Michael and Liz Berry. They are at the ready to catch, encourage and urge her on to her greatest potential. That is what moms and dads do. Michael took his parental support a good bit

Posted in Ontario / Respiratory Therapy / Student Spotlights


Medical Assisting students volunteer for moms-to-be Expo

by Nyla on July 19, 2016

Almost 3,000 expectant moms and their families came to the High Desert Baby Expo at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville recently to get health and baby care information and lots of goodies to take home. This first-time event attracted more attention and enjoyed greater attendance than was expected. “There were so many there,

Posted in Medical Assisting / News and Events / Victor Valley

Construction management students reviewing construction plans

Construction jobs are on the rise

by Susie on July 18, 2016

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) recently posted an article highlighting the growing demand for skilled construction workers. According to data CECU reviewed from the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending in the U.S. for January to April 2016 came in at $334.8 billion – up almost 9% compared to the same period last year. Plus, says

Posted in Construction Management


Online IT program student turned struggle into strength

by Nyla on July 14, 2016

Jonathan Perry never had a role model to show him how to handle stress or set goals for himself. He had to figure all that out on his own. “It was the lack of that person to emulate that pushed me,” he says. As a young boy of seven, he and his mom, brother and

Posted in Grad Success / Information Technology / Online Division / Online Program

Visalia High School Seniors Event

Recent high school grads get big Visalia campus ‘Welcome!’

by Nyla on July 5, 2016

This year’s High School College-Bound Bash attendees got a great introduction to the Visalia campus, program faculty, staff and a few student volunteers during the annual event on June 14th. “This year, we had over 75 people attend, which included 2016 high school grads, their families, student helpers, faculty and staff,” says Susie Topjian, Enrollment

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Aviation Maintenance graduate Mariela

Aviation Maintenance Technology grad overcomes lifelong quitting habit

by Nyla on June 30, 2016

When Mariela Alvarez started the Aviation Maintenance Technology program on Fresno’s Aviation campus in 2010, she had lots of self-doubt. “I am usually the person who would quit whatever I started,” she admits. “I started Vet Tech (Veterinary Technology program), and I quit on that. My mind just wasn’t totally there.” Mariela’s dad used to

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Grad Success

Fresno Industrial Maintenance Tech program students

Industrial Maintenance Technology students are smokin’

by Nyla on June 21, 2016

At 12 ft. long, 6 ft. wide and 800 lbs., the humongous BBQ smoker 10 Fresno Industrial Maintenance Tech students recently built easily qualifies as commercial size. It dwarfs previous BBQs made by students in the Fresno program as part of their Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) course project, which is designed to give them hands-on

Posted in Fresno / Industrial Technology / News and Events