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Rancho Cordova Vent Race

Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program students take on the dirty dozen

by Nyla Hallum on July 1, 2015

It takes 12 full laps around the course at the Rancho Cordova campus to complete the 5K “Vent” race, and when competitors are pushing a 4-foot-tall, 5-legged, 50-lb. mechanical ventilator, each team feels every one of them. Four student Respiratory Therapy teams of 5-7 runners and one faculty team gave it all they had in

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

Visalia Man of the Year Donn Ritter

Visalia Campus Director is Named 2015 “Man of the Year”

by Nyla Hallum on June 30, 2015

Campus Director Donn Ritter could already claim the BMOC (Big Man on Campus) tag if put to vote on the Visalia campus. But the Visalia Chamber of Commerce bestowed upon him yet another appreciative title – Man of the Year – at their recent annual awards dinner held at the Visalia Convention Center this month.

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Temecula Respiratory Therapy student Robert Ford

Ex-military combat medic finds adrenaline rush in Temecula Respiratory Therapy program

by Nyla Hallum on June 29, 2015

“For 21 years, I was groomed to be in a high intensity area, thinking on my feet, and I’m not going to lie, I miss the adrenaline rush,” says Robert Ford, Respiratory Therapy student on the Temecula campus. After 18 months in the program, he is finding some of that all-important, in-the-moment action when he

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Pharmacy Technology Hospital Tour Lancaster

Pharmacy Technology students get a peek at real-world potential

by Nyla Hallum on June 25, 2015

Pharmacy Tech instructor Vincent Holloway is a firm believer in the advantages a strong visual aid can provide his students. So on May 27th, he took his class to the Antelope Valley Hospital’s Pharmacy Department to get a first-hand look at what a functioning pharmacy looks and feels like. “I wanted students to observe and

Posted in Antelope Valley / Lancaster / News and Events / Pharmacy Technology

Joe Quinteros

Announcing the Father’s Day Giveaway Winner!

by Susannah Sanders on June 23, 2015

To celebrate Father’s Day, we asked the SJVC Facebook community to post photos of the special dads in their lives for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card for him. We heard from several of you, and loved seeing the photos you submitted with captions telling us just how special each dad is to you. The

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SJVC 2015 Graduate

Congrats to the latest SJVC grads!

by Jessie Manzer on June 19, 2015

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt Over the last few months, many SJVC graduates walked the stage to earn Certificates and Associate’s Degrees. We’re so proud of all our graduates and wish them continued success. The future is yours! Take a look at some of our graduate

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Career services advisor Margarita Rankin

Respiratory Therapy students and grads have a powerful job search weapon

by Nyla Hallum on June 16, 2015

When Career Services Advisor Margarita Rankin talks about how to land the job of your dreams, you would do well to listen carefully. Her job search strategies have helped the SJVC Respiratory Therapy students and graduates she has worked with find that very important first position. Margarita grooms job-seekers like a ring-side coach who shares the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy