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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

RT Cordova

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, propelling that campus’s Respiratory Therapy program into the top 15 percent in the nation. “It’s not just a big pat on the back for what we’ve been doing,” says

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

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy grad Arvin Joves

Respiratory Therapy grad tirelessly pursues RT career

by Nyla Hallum on April 14, 2016

Arvin Joves graduated from high school in the Philippines at age 16, and then moved to the U.S. with his mom Shirly and older brother Ariel. He kicked around for several years, working in food service and as a Direct Support Professional (home health aide), and managed to get his own place. Restless and wanting

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

Delano campus director Trish Hruby

Delano Campus Director took the career-change advice she gives her students

by Nyla Hallum on April 12, 2016

Patricia Hruby spent more than 20 years in the newspaper business before that shrinking industry tripped her lay-off. Inevitable or not, losing your spot in the only field you have known is traumatic. But Trish got a grip on her panic, and plotted a new career path. “It was my opportunity to make a career

Posted in Delano / News and Events


Beware of student loan scams on Facebook and Instagram

by Susannah Sanders on April 6, 2016

SJVC has recently seen several promotions on social media that promise student loan forgiveness and/or loan consolidation. These promotions are targeted to graduates and students of SJVC, as well as other schools. Promotions that offer loan forgiveness or consolidation services that sound too good to be true may just be – and you should use

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Fresno Medical Assisting student Alex Dos Santos

Medical Assisting student looking for more than a job

by Nyla Hallum on April 4, 2016

Alex Dos Santos sums up his employment ambitions perfectly. “I was always looking for that one thing, that one career I could build a life around,” he says. “I was tired of minimum wages and being a temp.” He took a very pragmatic approach when he weighed his options. “I did the math,” says Alex.

Posted in Fresno / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights