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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

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Is it Hard to be a Medical Assistant?

by SJVC on January 5, 2017

Working in health care can be emotionally and physically challenging, but it can also be incredibly rewarding and satisfying. Medical assisting is no different than other health care careers in this regard. But before you decide it may be too hard of a career for you, review this article to learn more about one of

Posted in Medical Assisting

Medical Billing and coding student Shaneeka

Online student matches natural abilities with Medical Billing & Coding profession

by Nyla on December 26, 2016

Sheneka Brassfield has no doubts about her career calling. It is something she has been doing all her life: Caring for others. Only now, once she gets the degree she is earning in SJVC’s Online Medical Billing and Coding program, she will be considered a professional in the field of helping others. Sheneka has spent

Posted in Medical Billing and Coding / Online Division / Online Program / Student Spotlights

SJVC Lancaster blood drive

Holiday giving gets personal at Lancaster campus

by Nyla on December 23, 2016

Students, staff and faculty at the Lancaster campus recently made very personal donations: Their blood. On December 6th, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles sent their mobile unit to the campus in hopes of collecting at least 20 units of blood from which they would extract plasma and red blood cells. The campus was ready for them.

Posted in Antelope Valley / News and Events

Pharm Tech instructor Jillian Ramirez

Hesperia instructor truly gets the Pharmacy Technician career path

by Nyla on December 22, 2016

Jillian Ramirez has wanted to be a Pharmacy Technician since she was in 7th grade. Everything about that career appealed to her young mind. “I loved the white lab coat, working in healthcare, but not touching anybody, making sure people were taken care of with appropriate (pharmaceutical) treatment,” she says. She put her college plans

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Victor Valley

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What to Look for in an Online Medical Assistant Program in California

by SJVC on December 21, 2016

Do you want to prepare for an exciting job in health care but don’t have the time to go back to school? You can now train to become a medical assistant online, which means you can flexibly train for a new career while still having your busy life at work and at home. But with so

Posted in Medical Assisting / Online Division / Online Program

Medical assistant certification

Do Medical Assistants Need to be Certified to Work in California?

by SJVC on December 20, 2016

The short answer is “no,” medical assistants do not need to be certified to work in California.¹ For some people, that’s one of the most appealing aspects about the position, considering how easy it is to become a medical assistant compared to other similar entry-level health care jobs. But just because medical assistants don’t need

Posted in Medical Assisting / Online Division / Online Program