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Nursing shortage in California drives higher education decision for LVN

by Nyla on August 7, 2017

“You see your co-workers doing all this cool stuff like resuscitating patients, and I thought, hey, I could go back to school and do that,” says David Price, Registered Nursing (RN) program student and previous Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program graduate at SJVC’s Visalia campus. David’s co-worker envy has launched his advanced career dreams and

Posted in Registered Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

SJVC Criminal Justice: Corrections students at the Women's Warrior Competition

SJVC Ontario’s Corrections students rule the Women’s Warrior Competition

by Nyla on August 1, 2017

It was the first time students from the Criminal Justice: Corrections program at SJVC Ontario would participate in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Women’s Warrior Competition, so the six female cadets were a little apprehensive. “At first, it was excitement,” says Vianey Campista, Criminal Justice: Corrections student. “But after seeing the competitors and knowing

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events / Ontario


Criminal Justice grad won’t give up on dream to join LAPD

by Nyla on July 27, 2017

“It’s exciting…and nerve-wracking,” says Alexander Ramos of the application process that each day brings him a little closer to his dream of becoming a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The medical exam is in September, next is psychological testing, then he gets his date to enter the police academy. This is

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success


Microsoft Highlights SJVC’s Successful Digital Transformation

by Susie on July 25, 2017

If you’re an SJVC student or staff member, you likely are well aware of the recent innovative changes the College has made to improve its IT services. In fact, SJVC implemented such significant and forward-thinking changes that Microsoft recently featured the IT transformation as a Customer Story on its website. Check out Microsoft’s story on SJVC!

Posted in News and Events

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How to Get into Business: Tips for Starting a Business Career

by Nyla on July 20, 2017

But First, Why Get into Business? There are many good reasons why you should direct your career efforts toward the business world. A business career gets high points for occupation versatility in areas of Business Operations and Administration, Finance, Management, Human Resources and Sales/Marketing. And the money can be good. The average wages for many

Posted in Business Administration

5 Reasons to Get an Associate’s Degree in Business - Young professional woman sitting in conference room with coworkers

5 Reasons to Get an Associate’s Degree in Business

by Nyla on July 17, 2017

You have decided to change your situation. Perhaps you don’t like the job you’re in or the ones you’ve had in the past, or you’ve been out of the workforce for a while and need to punch up your resume to get back in. Maybe you’re going in cold – no work experience. An associate’s

Posted in Business Administration

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Surgical Technology careers are riding a high-demand wave

by Nyla on July 13, 2017

Great news for those considering a job in the Surgical Technology field! The U.S. Department of Education’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 15% growth rate over the next decade for skilled Surgical Technicians, which translates into almost 15,000 new positions. That growth is much faster than the average 7% rate estimated for all

Posted in News and Events / Surgical Technologist