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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

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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

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Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell with graduates

Pharmacy Technology instructor leaves it all on the (career) field for her students

by Nyla on August 16, 2016

Give Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell a struggling student, and she will do double-duty to get that student on a positive academic and career track. “’What is the most overwhelming thing for you?’ is the first thing I ask them,” says Krista. “Their answer might be time, medication list (memorization), math; but I’ll make

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Temecula Respiratory Therapy program director Tanner Bliss

Respiratory Therapy Program Director gives students more than a gentle push in the right direction

by Nyla on June 14, 2016

Tanner Bliss watched too many Respiratory Therapists in local hospitals giving less than their chosen profession – and their patients – deserved. “A big part of why I got into teaching was seeing respiratory therapists there for a paycheck, more than anything. I wanted to impact the next generation of therapists by influencing students to

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Temecula Dental Assisting students visit with Zena Dilling of J & Z Kit Rentals

Temecula Students Get Inside Look at Registered Dental Assistant Exam

by Nyla on May 26, 2016

Temecula’s Dental Assisting Program Director Cindy Ovard wants to do all she can to alleviate unnecessary exam stress when her soon-to-graduate Dental Assistant students and a few who just graduated take their State Board exam to become licensed Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs). “The 90-minute practical exam is all hands-on,” says Cindy, “and covers three areas:

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Business Administration program student Kristan

Business Administration student has clear plan for her future

by Nyla on February 22, 2016

Every once in a while, the stars line up just right and your plans unfold just as you imagined. A few side roads taken and a couple of false starts become minor background noise to the voice in your head that says, “This IS going to happen.” That voice has always been loud and clear for

Posted in Business Administration / Student Spotlights / Temecula

High School advisor Kevin Caldwell

Helping high schoolers is true calling for SJVC advisor

by Nyla on February 16, 2016

It was not that many years ago that Kevin Caldwell was struggling to find his way toward a meaningful and successful future – not unlike so many of those high school seniors he now advises in the course of his position at SJVC’s Temecula campus. At the time, he and his wife Marcella were expecting

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