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Ontario Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Geri Tercero

Corrections graduate will not let childhood abuse affect her future

by Nyla on October 18, 2018

Geri Tercero was in a mentally frozen state and knew she was going to have to do something very hard and painful to break free. She had endured childhood sexual and physical abuse off-and-on for eight years by a close family member. Her guard was way up and seemed a permanent fixture in front of

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

Assemblyman Rudy Salas Visit with SJVC staff Anthony Romo Sue Montgomery Brandi Hammons

State Assemblyman Rudy Salas tours SJVC’s Delano campus

by Nyla on October 16, 2018

Assemblyman Rudy Salas recently toured the Delano campus and got to see first-hand how a private junior college can directly benefit the community in the district he represents. Mr. Salas’ office arranged the visit in response to an invitation extended by Sue Montgomery, SJVC’s Director of Institutional Partnerships. “Our goal is to reach out to

Posted in Delano / News and Events

Professional business worker in an office

Where can Business Administration take me?

by Susie on October 10, 2018

Are you interested in enrolling in a business administration program, but aren’t sure what you can do with your new skills once you graduate? Business is an open-ended field, with so many possibilities for your career path that it can be confusing to know where you can start (or take a step up) in your career. Let’s

Posted in Business Administration

LVN to RN student Amber Rose Smith and her two sons

LVN to RN student praises program for getting her ready for ER’s red zone

by Nyla on October 8, 2018

Amber Rose Smith may look like a vision of calm on the outside, but she is quietly juggling a life that demands her full attention at all times. She runs at a pace set by her determination to succeed in her Licensed Vocational Nursing-to-Registered Nurse program on the Visalia campus while she works part-time as a

Posted in Registered Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Dental Assistant graduate Vanessa Lopez Ojeda

Dental Assistant student lands job at extern site 6 weeks before graduating

by Nyla on October 4, 2018

Vanessa Ojeda made a smooth transition from high school to SJVC’s Dental Assistant program in Visalia. “I thought Dental Assisting would be interesting because you don’t just do one thing every day,” she says. “You see lots of different people, and you get to do a variety of procedures.” Vanessa’s sister Jennifer had graduated from

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Visalia

Rancho Cordova Surgical Technology program ribbon cutting

Surgical Technology program is welcome addition to SJVC’s Rancho Cordova campus

by Nyla on October 3, 2018

The recent Open House that introduced SJVC’s new Surgical Technology program to the Rancho Cordova community had everything but a marching band. Over 200 guests, including campus staff, faculty, students and their friends and family, enjoyed a warm welcome and full program of speakers and activities. Guests attending the new program’s ribbon-cutting represented many facets

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Surgical Technologist

SJVC iGrad workshop

iGrad’s Budget and Smart Spending tutorial helps SJVC students learn money management

by Nyla on September 25, 2018

This summer, 10 SJVC campuses participated in the launch of iGrad, an online portal and in-class tutorial offered to students enrolled in all programs that teaches practical financial tips and skills. The lessons provide information on things like how to save money, handle finances and create easy-to-manage budgets. Promoted through the Financial Literacy Department, the

Posted in News and Events