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Atascadero Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Jamie Bueno

Clinical Medical Assisting student lands a job mid-way through her program

by Nyla on May 23, 2019

Jamie Bueno was expecting to work part-time at House of Bagels throughout her Clinical Medical Assisting program on the Atascadero campus. She was good with that. She was 20 years old, living at home with her parents and getting by financially. But she was also looking forward to the time she would complete the program,

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor Richard Simmons

Aviation maintenance career attracts people with specific interests

by Nyla on May 21, 2019

There are two kinds of people who enroll in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program on SJVC’s Fresno – Aviation campus: Those who enjoy the mechanics of working with their hands and those who love aviation. Instructor Richard Simmons is two for two. “I fell in love with aircraft when I was 6 years old and

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Faculty Spotlights

Porterville Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Susan Davidson

Medical Assisting career inspired by life-threatening illness

by Nyla on May 16, 2019

In October 2016, Susan Davidson was chopping some firewood on the ranch property she and her sons Hayden, now 9, and Brody, now 6, and fiancé Kirk, live on. Later that evening, she felt something in her lower-left leg. Using a pair of tweezers, she was amazed to see Kirk pull a tick out of

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Visalia

SJVC Visalia campus students and staff with Sheriff Boudreaux

Sheriff’s visit to Visalia campus emphasizes leadership and motivation in the workplace

by Nyla on May 15, 2019

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s recruitment office can quickly identify the qualities and skills their best hires possess, and Sheriff Mike Boudreaux was happy to share those attributes with Business Administration and Criminal Justice: Corrections students during his recent classroom presentation on the Visalia campus. “Sheriff Boudreaux emphasized the importance of leadership, knowing what it

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Temecula HVACR program student Alejandro Lopez

Military veterans find comradery in HVACR program

by Nyla on May 14, 2019

Among all the programs SJVC provides, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) is one that attracts many military veterans. “From the first day of class, during introductions, I noticed how many students were veterans,” says Alejandro Lopez, who is on target to graduate in August from the HVACR program on the Temecula campus. “You

Posted in Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Student Success / Temecula

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy graduate Martin Navarro

Respiratory Therapy program appeals to former sales professional

by Nyla on May 9, 2019

If may not seem logical for someone who spent his young adult life in sales positions that required him to wear a dress shirt and tie, to suddenly jump into the healthcare profession. But that is exactly what Martin Navarro decided to do. “I realized that what I liked most about sales was relationships –

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

Temecula HVACR instructor Oscar Aparicio

Temecula HVACR students have a true role model in Instructor Aparicio

by Nyla on May 7, 2019

As a Marine Corp veteran, Oscar Aparicio knows first-hand how difficult it can be to re-enter society after military life. The struggles are very real and on many levels. “Most of what you use in the military you can’t really use in the civilian world,” he says. “We’re a different breed and need to be

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Temecula