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SJVC Bakersfield Criminal Justice Students participate in Color Me Rad 5K

SJVC Bakersfield students participate in vibrant Color Me Rad 5K

by Nyla Hallum on March 24, 2015

SJVC’s Bakersfield Criminal Justice students started the 5K Color Me Rad event wearing pristine white T-shirts but came out looking like Disney characters. “Our students started out as clean as newborn babes, but came out silkscreened like tie-dyed hippies,” says Stacy Rocha, Criminal Justice instructor, who helped organize the college’s first-time participation in the event

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events

Medical Assisting student Felisha Stewart

Medical Assisting student would not quit program…even for cancer

by Nyla Hallum on March 23, 2015

After Felisha Stewart’s tests results in April 2014 indicated thyroid cancer, her oncology physicians were blunt about statistics reflecting that most women under 45 years old did not get past stage 2. At age 31, Felisha had stage 3 Papillary Carcinoma. For the next several months, Felisha had many more tests, biopsies, MRIs, PET scans,

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Graduation collages

Congrats to our newest graduates!

by Susannah Sanders on March 20, 2015

Several SJVC campuses recently celebrated their newest graduates at graduation ceremonies held across the state of California. We wish all our graduates the best of luck and success in their professional and personal lives. Check out our graduation photo collage roundup – can you spot yourself or a friend?

Posted in Grad Success / News and Events

Online medical assisting student Brandi Howard

Online Medical Assisting program makes career advancement possible

by Nyla Hallum on March 19, 2015

There was no way Brandi Howard was going to be able to quit her two jobs so she could sit in a classroom. On her own financially, she could not afford to lose the income. Brandi also knew that without more education she would not advance in her position as a paraprofessional for an autism

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Online Program

HVAC-R training at SJVC

HVAC-R training can get you started in a new technical career

by Jessie Manzer on March 17, 2015

Working in the HVAC-R industry could be the career you’ve been looking for. If you enjoy working with your hands, like diagnosing problems and repairing things, then this might be a career you want to consider. What is HVAC-R? The acronym “HVAC-R” stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. An HVAC-R professional specializes in

Posted in Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration

Students participating in Be the Match event at the Temecula campus

Business, Medical and Technical program students hear request for bone marrow donations

by Nyla Hallum on March 12, 2015

Every four minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer, about 12,000 Americans each year. SJVC’s Temecula campus wants to be part of helping those who might benefit from a bone marrow transplant. Dolores Ortiz, Community Engagement Representative for the Icla da Silva Foundation, a recruitment center for Be The

Posted in News and Events / Temecula

Madera instructor Maziar Aminsalehi

Medical Assisting instructor sees himself in his students

by Nyla Hallum on March 10, 2015

Dr. Maziar Aminsalehi does not allow his academic and medical achievements to divide him from his students. He wants them to know that he once sat where many of them now sit; with an unimpressive education and work record, uncertain about a career direction and insecure about their future. “I got kicked out of two

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Madera / Medical Assisting / SJVC