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Temecula Students Get Inside Look at Registered Dental Assistant Exam

by Nyla Hallum on May 26, 2016

Temecula’s Dental Assisting Program Director Cindy Ovard wants to do all she can to alleviate unnecessary exam stress when her soon-to-graduate Dental Assistant students and a few who just graduated take their State Board exam to become licensed Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). “The 90-minute practical exam is all hands-on,” says Cindy, “and covers three areas:

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

San Diego Campus Supervising dentist Howard Eagle

San Diego Supervising Dentist helps Dental Hygiene students find balance

by Nyla Hallum on May 17, 2016

Dr. Howard Eagle, instructor and supervising dentist for the San Diego Dental Hygiene program, enjoys being the bearer of good news. A career as a Dental Hygienist “enables people to have various interests and the ability to pursue numerous career paths,” says Dr. Eagle. “One of the advantages is you can work as few or

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Faculty Spotlights / San Diego

Ontario Live Shooter

“Armed Assailant” Disaster Drill educates and prepares Ontario campus

by Nyla Hallum on May 9, 2016

SJVC wants all campuses to be prepared for any kind of disaster that might occur on site. A recent disaster drill on the Ontario campus pushed staff, faculty and student preparedness beyond fire and earthquake emergency response and into another threatening scenario: Active Shooter. The recent San Bernardino shooting spurred the campus Disaster Drill committee

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

Bakersfield dental assisting students visit elementary school

Bakersfield Dental Assisting Students Awe Kindergarteners

by Nyla Hallum on May 2, 2016

What is the best way to get rambunctious 5-year-olds to pay attention to something that helps them care for their teeth? Animals! Big, toothy, plush animals…who just happen to looooove having their teeth brushed and flossed. Recently Kimberly Rosalez, Dental Assisting Program Director at the Bakersfield campus, arranged for four Dental Assisting students and instructor

Posted in Bakersfield / Dental Assisting / News and Events

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SJVC student finds true passion in Aviation Maintenance program

by admin on April 27, 2016

Editor’s Note: SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology student Thomas Ringel originally turned this essay in for a class assignment. We loved it so much, we had to publish it on the SJVC blog! A few years ago, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I started training to be a

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology

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Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program earns prestigious award

by Nyla Hallum on April 25, 2016

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently notified SJVC’s Rancho Cordova Respiratory Therapy program that it has earned the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success award. “It’s not just a big pat on the back for what we’ve been doing,” says Jeff Rutherford, Campus Director and Respiratory Therapy Program Director. “It is an affirmation to the

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

Online student advisor Summer Alvarez

Online Student Advisor understands the struggles of going back to school

by Nyla Hallum on April 19, 2016

Summer Alvarez knows what it is like to have to withdraw from college and put a future career at risk. She also knows how difficult it is to re-enter that world of academia – especially as a single parent. Many students pursuing a career in business, medical and technical fields have had to interrupt their

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division