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Mother and her daughters buckle down to realize their medical career dreams

by Nyla on October 24, 2016

26-year-old Jonniece McFadden had no idea that when she began her Medical Assisting program last October, she would be the trigger for both her mom, Teresa Battles, and sister, Ruby Battles, to enroll in medical programs on the Temecula campus, as well. “My mom started a month after I did because she saw how hard

Posted in Medical Assisting / Medical Office / Student Spotlights / Temecula


Dental Assisting students enjoy high-tech training off-campus

by Nyla on October 18, 2016

Mid-way through their Dental Assisting certificate program, Temecula Dental Assisting students are invited by Pacific Dental Services (PDS) to test drive an expensive and sophisticated piece of equipment essential to a specialty career in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  The CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) unit, located at the PDS Corona training center, uses computer systems to

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula


Medical Assisting instructor switched careers just like many SJVC students

by Nyla on October 6, 2016

Nicole Weiss worked for several years as a Registered Medical Assistant and Registered Phlebotomy Technician before she dug a little deeper into her career dreams. “I’d been doing these jobs for a time,” she said, “and had to ask myself…where did I want to go with this?” She had a background of running educational groups

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno / Medical Assisting

"Working with students here has shown me how much patience I do have and, essentially, my interest to help others,” Krystel says.

Online Student Advisor gets up close and personal with her students

by Nyla on September 29, 2016

As a Student Advisor for SJVC Online students, Krystel Vitug is responsible for supporting and counseling students committed to an SJVC distance learning program. “I make sure that they are on course in their class, staying up on their assignments and exams and on track for graduation,” says Krystel. “If they are falling behind, I

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division


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