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Atascadero Campus celebrates its first graduation

by Ryan Smith on July 18, 2019

The SJVC Atascadero campus held its first graduation on June 28, 2019, at the Atascadero Bible Church in Atascadero, Calif. This was a special event as it was the first graduation for the campus and included guests from throughout the community. The Class of 2019 included 26 graduates who completed one of three programs: Clinical

Posted in Atascadero / News and Events

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Clinical Medical Assisting students get an in-depth look at hospital operation

by Nyla on July 17, 2019

Corinna Avina, Clinical Medical Assisting instructor on SJVC’s Hanford campus, knows that the best way for her students to imagine themselves working in a busy medical environment is to get them behind-the-scenes. She was able to arrange that close-up through an extensive tour of Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. Clinical Medical Assisting students spend much

Posted in Hanford / News and Events

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A&P Mechanic Test Prep Resources: Find Answers to FAQs Here

by SJVC on June 12, 2019

Are you preparing to take the A&P mechanic exam in pursuit of a career in aircraft maintenance? This resource center has everything you need to know about preparing for your written, oral and practical examinations administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). SJVC Fresno Aviation Campus President Lionel Smith offers guidance on what you should

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology

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Pregnancy pushed now-graduate Sujey Marin to go for Clinical Medical Assisting program

by Nyla on June 6, 2019

Most of the time when someone finds out they are pregnant, the big decisions get put on hold. The next few months are spent feathering the nest, reducing stress and preparing to welcome a new member of the family. That’s not the way Sujey Marin saw it. “I knew if I waited, I wouldn’t have

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Bakersfield instructor Terry Verdun

Bakersfield instructor pushes students to “dream in color”

by Nyla on June 4, 2019

Terrance Verdun was groomed all his young life to teach. His parents Patricia and Hayward made it known that, in their family, the older of their six children were responsible for teaching their younger siblings. “There was always a teaching moment in our household, especially when they thought it was something we should know,” says

Posted in Bakersfield / Faculty Spotlights

Is a career as a pharmacy technician right for you?

by SJVC on June 3, 2019

Would it surprise you to learn that not all of those people behind the counter at your local drug store are pharmacists? Chances are many are pharmacy technicians. And this post is all about what it takes to start a career in pharmacy technology. We’ll cover information regarding: What pharmacy technicians do on the job

Posted in Pharmacy Technology

SJVC Porterville Business Administration graduate Dinorah Rountree

Difficulty transferring school credits from Mexico almost derailed Porterville graduate’s business career plans

by Nyla on May 30, 2019

In 2000, when Dinorah Rountree moved from Mexico to join her husband Ricky in Central California, she was counting on resuming a fulfilling career in the business community. But there was a roadblock that would prevent her from consideration for those high-level jobs. Her Bachelor’s degree credits would not be readily accepted or validated at

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Porterville