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What medical assistants do

Guide to Medical Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

by SJVC on February 13, 2017

Medical assistants are extremely versatile members of the modern health care support team. The job is a mix of medical office management and hands-on patient care. Health care providers rely on medical assistants to help with the increasingly complex administrative and clinical responsibilities so physicians, nurses and other professionals can focus on treating patients. Because

Posted in Medical Assisting

Monica Ortega is now a graduate of the Criminal Justice program.

Graduate breaks the fast food job cycle with Criminal Justice career

by Nyla on February 9, 2017

By the time Monica Ortega was 21 years old, she had worked for at least five fast-food chains. “I wasn’t happy working paycheck-to-paycheck and only living off that,” she says. “I was constantly working and not having something to look forward to.” Monica wanted – and deserved – more. She considered community college but dreaded the

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Hesperia / Victor Valley

Visalia Business student Hector

A career in law enforcement is unwavering vision for Visalia Business Administration student

by Nyla on February 6, 2017

21-year-old Hector Negrete is not like so many in his age group who are trying to decide on a career path. He has known since he was a boy exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up, and what he needed to do to get there. Law enforcement was his greatest ambition and

Posted in Business Administration / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Jessica Padilla

Hesperia Criminal Justice program loses one of its finest cadets

by Nyla on February 3, 2017

The Hesperia campus lost a cherished student in October when cadet Jessica Rae Padilla succumbed to cancer just a few short months after she started the Criminal Justice program. “She always had a little half-smile; there was always a little light behind her,” says Eddy Leuridan, Criminal Justice Program Director. “She was a problem-solver, a

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Hesperia / Victor Valley

Online HR student Patricia Waite

Online HR program provides education boost for supervisor of 700+ employees

by Nyla on February 2, 2017

Education was the last thing on Patricia Waites’ mind when she came to the U.S. from Jamaica right out of high school. “I was just excited to go to work,” she says. “You want to work and have a family, so I was never able to enter college.” Patricia made her way up the ranks

Posted in Grad Success / Human Resource Administration / Online Program

Fresno Dental Assisting students help veterans

Fresno Dental Assisting students provide dental services to veterans

by Nyla on January 23, 2017

Nearly 70 military veterans received much-needed dental services through Veterans’ Smile Day, an event hosted by the Fresno-Madera Dental Society. This November event invited dental health professionals – many of whom are, themselves, military veterans – and well-trained dental assisting students to volunteer their time to serve those who so selflessly served their country. Student

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / News and Events

Virgin Spaceship Unity

Fresno Aviation campus graduates hired to build spacecraft

by Nyla on January 12, 2017

Who has never looked up into the night sky and dreamed of the thrilling possibility of space travel? Two recent and one soon-to-be Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technician graduates just signed on with The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s sister company, to help make those dreams a reality. “I so wanted to do this, as a kid,” says

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / News and Events