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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

Modesto Medical Assisting student Jerold Maghoney

Medical Assisting student rises from the ashes of addiction

by Nyla on September 17, 2018

Jerold Maghoney discovered that rock bottom provides a hard surface from which you can push off toward higher ground. His slide to Ground Zero began with his first sip of beer at age 12 on a fishing trip with his dad, and it picked up momentum when he had his last sober birthday party at

Posted in Medical Assisting / Modesto / Student Spotlights

Lancaster Medical Office program graduate Gloria Broadous

Going back to school helped Medical Office student process her grief

by Nyla on September 13, 2018

Healing comes in many forms, and Gloria (Glo) Broadous felt that continuing her education might help her focus on something besides the pain of losing William, her husband of 37 years. “After a year and a half of just trying to get past the grief, I needed something positive to focus on,” she says. “I

Posted in Antelope Valley / Grad Success / Medical Office

SJVC Fresno aircraft maintenance students working on aircraft

How to become an Aircraft Mechanic

by Raja Tahir on September 12, 2018

Interested in a hands-on career where you maintain and repair aircraft? Then a career as an aviation mechanic and service technician might be the right fit for you. Read on to learn the ins and outs of a career in aircraft maintenance, and how you can get started. What do aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno

Temecula Corrections student Madison Olson with Officer Jen

Life-threatening injury sparks interest in Corrections career

by Nyla on September 10, 2018

Madison Olson spent her 16th birthday in a coma. It wasn’t the Sweet Sixteen party so many teen girls dream about. In fact, there was no celebration at all – except that quiet, heartfelt one her family felt that she was alive. Even after waking from her coma a month later, Madison was on a

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Respiratory therapy is a growing field with no shortage of advancement opportunities for motivated and career-driven RRTs. What does career advancement in respiratory therapy look like? Have a look at this infographic to find out!

Respiratory Therapy Career Ladder [Infographic]

by SJVC on September 7, 2018

Career Advancement in Respiratory Therapy Respiratory therapy is a growing field with advancement opportunities for motivated and career-driven RRTs (Registered Respiratory Therapists). Licensed therapists can either climb the clinical ladder on the way to becoming a respiratory therapy manager or director of respiratory therapy, or they can help prepare the next generation of RRTs as

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

SJVC Ontario electrician program graduate Deven Velazquez

Electrician program student doesn’t let short attention span keep him from success

by Nyla on September 6, 2018

Everyone remembers that kid in class who can’t sit still, the one who wants to do anything besides crack a book and focus on one thing. That’s Deven Velazquez. “I’m a really hands-on person and just can’t get down with a desk,” he says. “From elementary to high school, I’ve always been the one who

Posted in Electrical Technology / Grad Success / Ontario