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Medical Assistant VS Nursing Assistant: What’s the Difference?

by Susie on November 23, 2016

For those considering a career in the medical field who may not want to dedicate years to medical school, becoming a medical assistant or nursing assistant is an excellent option. Both occupations involve working with patients and collaborating with nurses and physicians in medical settings. And for anyone interested in working in health care, both

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Medical Assistant Skills and Abilities Checklist

by Susie on November 22, 2016

Medical assistants play an essential role in the day-to-day operation of physician’s offices, hospitals and other health care centers. Depending upon the facility in which they work, medical assistants help with both administrative and clinical tasks ranging from medical billing and coding to drawing blood and administering injections. Are you a good fit for a

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Two SJVC Online students join prestigious Honor Society

by Nyla on November 18, 2016

Construction Management student Ulisses Sanchez and Medical Billing and Coding student Sheneka Brassfield want to make the most of every advantage available to them when they enter their new career fields. Both Online students recognized that membership in the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) would provide them with many career and job search plusses. “There

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Modesto’s Business program launches Student Store

by Nyla on November 11, 2016

SJVC Modesto’s Business Administration students conducted a soft opening of their new student store on Nov. 3 to great success. “We had a line out the door of over a dozen students,” says Chris Lewis, Business Administration instructor. A team of two Business Administration students sold items to those in line and handled the cash

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Homeless Medical Billing and Coding student sacrificed all to stay in school

by Nyla on November 3, 2016

Just two months after enrolling in SJVC’s Online Medical Billing and Coding program, Kelly Eakin found herself without a place to stay. She had located her current apartment-share on Craigslist, after a job layoff caused her to gradually lose most of her possessions. Now that her roommate was reconciling with her husband, she didn’t even

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Bakersfield CAMA Club takes on a worthy cause to help young adults

by Nyla on November 1, 2016

It was six long months of food sales, meetings and planning for the Bakersfield campus’ CAMA (Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting) Club to fulfill their goal of delivering 50 baskets of kitchen and household items to the local Covenant Community Services organization’s temporary housing residents. Covenant Community Services is a Christian-based program that provides transitional

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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

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