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Temecula Instructor/Student Resource Coordinator shines in role with SJVC students

by Nyla on September 22, 2016

Even though Tamara Earnhardt spent several years in the restaurant industry, she always knew she should be an instructor. “Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” she reflects. “I used to make homework for my little sister, Kristy, during summer breaks. I was the teacher, she was the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Temecula


Visalia Respiratory Therapy and Medical Assisting students share learning experience

by Nyla on September 19, 2016

Students-teaching-students is an innovative and interesting way to learn for Visalia campus Respiratory Therapy and Medical Assisting students. Two or three times a year, groups of Medical Assisting students spend about an hour with Respiratory Therapy students in their lab learning about procedures and equipment that they may use in their medical careers. Students provided

Posted in Medical Assisting / News and Events / Respiratory Therapy / Visalia


Hanford Gen Ed instructor shares life experiences with students for real-world check

by Nyla on September 15, 2016

“I’ve had the child care issue, two kids in diapers and twenty bucks in my pocket to last me a week,” says Cindy Brooks, General Education instructor for the Hanford campus. “The Dollar Store was my best friend. It’s scary.” As a young, single mom, Cindy worked two to three jobs to keep their heads

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Hanford

Medical Assistant program student Domonique Washington

Medical Assisting student grabs the next rung in her career ladder

by Nyla on August 29, 2016

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Domonique Washington knows beyond any doubt that she is in the right career field, but she isn’t in as deep as she needs to be to feel like an integral part of the medical team. “I should be more involved with my patients, not just the physical aspect, but

Posted in Lancaster / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

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Database Admins: Essential employees for today’s organizations

by Susie on August 19, 2016

It’s been said that the Database Administrator (DBA) is a dying role, thanks to organizations modernizing how they manage and store data. However, a recent article published on – “It’s the data stupid: Why database admins are more important than ever” – makes a strong opposing argument. Check out the following excerpts: “Data is

Posted in Information Technology / News and Events

Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell with graduates

Pharmacy Technology instructor leaves it all on the (career) field for her students

by Nyla on August 16, 2016

Give Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell a struggling student, and she will do double-duty to get that student on a positive academic and career track. “’What is the most overwhelming thing for you?’ is the first thing I ask them,” says Krista. “Their answer might be time, medication list (memorization), math; but I’ll make

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Temecula


Visalia campus hosts Be the Match for 3rd straight year

by Nyla on August 9, 2016

Right now, there are more than 14,000 people diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia, sickle cell anemia and lymphoma, whose very lives depend on a bone marrow transplant or blood marrow transfusion. Every three minutes – last year it was every four minutes – someone new receives such a diagnosis and begins their search for

Posted in News and Events / Visalia