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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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Visalia’s vocational nursing students join local effort to help the homeless

by Nyla on February 11, 2019

It is not uncommon for many people to be afraid of those who are homeless. For some, direct contact with those who have little choice but to wander the streets, disheveled and desperate, strikes fear and uneasiness, and is avoided. But once a year, vocational nursing students on SJVC’s Visalia campus lean directly into that

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / News and Events / Visalia

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SJVC celebrates first graduating class from Online BSRT program

by Nyla on January 22, 2019

28 students from SJVC’s online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science degree completion (BSRT) program recently made it to the finish line – many of them with honors. SJVC is proud of this first graduating class from the online BSRT program, which launched in June 2017. “They are an exceptional group of students,” says Justin Halligan,

Posted in News and Events / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy

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SJVC Fresno’s aircraft mechanic students step up to help local community

by Nyla on January 11, 2019

Until just a couple of months ago, many Aviation Maintenance Technology students at the Aviation campus in Fresno had never been part of a community volunteer effort. “They have not had the experience of helping strangers,” says James Montague, Academic Coach. “They haven’t really considered it. Why help somebody I don’t even know?” They are

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / News and Events

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Fresno and Madera campuses help local seniors feel the holiday spirit

by Nyla on January 10, 2019

Older people are often the ones who feel lonely and left out during the holidays, as many family members have grown apart or away from each other. Christmas can be a particularly hard time for seniors with few financial resources and very little emotional support. For the third year in a row, SJVC’s Fresno and

Posted in Fresno / Madera / News and Events

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Delano students jump on board to spread holiday spirit through clothing drive

by Nyla on December 31, 2018

SJVC’s Delano campus proved that – although they may be small – they are mighty when it comes to helping others in their community. When Diego Perez, Medical Assisting and Medical Office Administration instructor for the campus, realized there was an opportunity for SJVC Delano to help the less fortunate during the holidays, he put

Posted in Delano / News and Events

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Victor Valley Medical Assisting students lend their skills to local health fair

by Nyla on December 21, 2018

This year’s Hinkley Family Health and Resource Fair got a definite boost from 18 Medical Assisting students attending from SJVC’s Victor Valley (Hesperia) campus. The annual fair provides health screenings, flu shots, blood pressure checks, height/weight/BMI measurements and other medical evaluations at no cost to the invited public. Food, games and fun freebies were also

Posted in Hesperia / News and Events / Victor Valley