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SJVC Atascadero ribbon cutting invitation

SJVC’s newest campus rolls out the red carpet to the Atascadero, CA community

by Nyla on March 15, 2019

Just a few months after enjoying its first student start date, San Joaquin Valley College officially welcomed the Atascadero community and surrounding cities of Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach to its Grand Opening. The March 7th ribbon cutting attracted a great mix of community leaders, medical and

Posted in Atascadero / News and Events

SJVC volunteers for 2019 Kids Day

Rain or shine, SJVC volunteers support Kids Day for Valley Children’s Hospital

by Ryan Smith on March 14, 2019

Despite the rain on March 5, students at several San Joaquin Valley College campuses were proud to support the 32nd annual Kids Day to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Dozens of SJVC students from Fresno, Madera, Porterville, Visalia and Hanford all hit the streets as early as 5:30 a.m. wearing bright orange vests to sell special

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SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology program graduate Mason Houk

Mechanical aptitude is the “It Factor” that can boost a career in Aviation Maintenance

by Nyla on March 7, 2019

After more than 20 years in the aviation maintenance industry, Mason Houk knows the key ingredient that gives new hires a distinctive edge: Hands-on experience. “You’re either good with mechanical devices or you’re not,” he says of new A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) Aviation Maintenance Technology recruits at SkyWest Airlines in Fresno, where he is

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

Temecula Dental Assisting program director Cindy Ovard and her husband

Temecula Dental Assisting program director motivates students to stay dynamic in evolving field

by Nyla on March 5, 2019

The open road adventures Cindy Ovard and her husband Kevin experience every time they climb onto their touring bike reinforce the ideology she brings to her Dental Assisting program students and instructors: Be forward-looking; embrace change and adventure. The dental industry is in a constant state of evolution with new technology at the forefront. As

Posted in Dental Assisting / Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

Dental hygienist working in dental office

In-demand prerequisite courses expand to SJVC’s Fresno and Bakersfield campuses

by Nyla on February 26, 2019

It is always a scramble for those interested in Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene and other healthcare careers to get the prerequisite courses needed to enroll in education and training programs. Medical careers are so popular that prerequisite courses for those programs can extend the time it takes to move into a new career by several

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / News and Events

NTHS membership bolsters SJVC Fresno graduates’ career objectives

by Nyla on February 21, 2019

SJVC’s Fresno campus conducted their first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) ceremony recently that celebrated 88 past and current members. “We wanted to recognize this national organization and our students’ achievements,” says Nancy Hale, Library Learning Resource Coordinator, who is the NTHS organizer and Fresno Chapter Advisor. NTHS is associated with more than 3,900 secondary

Posted in Fresno / News and Events

SJVC love stories Andrea and Rudy main

Graduates share the love connections they made at SJVC

by Diana on February 14, 2019

At SJVC, we know our students come to us to get the training they need for a new career. But some have graduated with more than career training: Several of our graduates found their significant others through SJVC! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing two of those love stories. Travis and Silvia “While I

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