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Student refreshes her job skills and self-confidence in SJVC’s Business Administration program - Magdalena Carrasco

Student refreshes her job skills and self-confidence in SJVC’s Business Office Administration program

by Nyla on December 4, 2019

Three years ago, Magdalena Carrasco thought she was ready to start a career in business. She had earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting and was looking forward to contributing financially to the life she and her husband, Norwin, planned to provide for themselves and their young son, Keith. When they found out Magdalena was expecting

Posted in Business Administration / Delano / Student Spotlights

Student challenges himself to stretch from insecurity to self-confidence

Student challenges himself to stretch from insecurity to self-confidence

by Nyla on December 2, 2019

At eighteen years old Dominic Jordan Salon was at a crossroad in his life. His vision of who and what he wanted to be was in direct conflict with his reality. He had always imagined a life in the medical field, and he was equally drawn to the military. But the life he was living

Posted in Delano / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

Business Administration program graduate climbs her career ladder with record speed - Anne Rubio

Business Administration program graduate climbs her career ladder with record speed

by Nyla on November 22, 2019

Right after completing SJVC’s Business Administration Associate degree program, Anne Rubio accepted the position of First Contact on the Temecula campus. Being the first to welcome visitors, students and potential students each day put her in the spotlight as the ‘face’ of the campus. “Working as a receptionist here, I had a lot of interaction

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Grad Success / Temecula

SJVC Rancho Cordova participates in the 30th Annual Dignity Health NICU Reunion 2

SJVC Rancho Cordova participates in the 30th Annual Dignity Health NICU Reunion

by Ryan Smith on November 12, 2019

Students and faculty from SJVC Rancho Cordova participated in the 30th Annual Dignity Health NICU Reunion, an event where former patients and family members celebrate their “graduation” from the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Units). The ages of those participating in the event ranged from just a few months to 18 years and up. There were

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

Rancho Cordova Surgical Technology faculty member Dwight Sneed

Ensuring Surgical Technology students make a smooth transition from classroom to operatories is essential to career success

by Nyla on November 5, 2019

Dwight Sneed joined the Surgical Technology program faculty on the Rancho Cordova campus just 8-months ago, but his priorities were immediately in full alignment with the team. He understood the importance of students taking what they learn in the classroom to high performance in a medical surgery environment. “What I enjoy most is seeing the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Rancho Cordova / Surgical Technologist

Amy Devours Occupational Therapy Assistant SJVC

Occupational Therapy career attracts a very specific personality profile

by Nyla on October 29, 2019

Having a strong interest in the medical field’s physical therapy arena is not enough to forge a successful career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. There are other, more important components, that predict a good match. “There are subtle differences in personalities of Physical Therapists compared to Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA),” says Amy Deavours, faculty

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno / Occupational Therapy Assistant

Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technology graduate Geoff Chatten

When one industry fizzles out, a career in Aviation Maintenance can take you higher

by Nyla on October 17, 2019

Geoff Chatten didn’t think it was possible to invest just under two years in education and career training and then snag his dream job…even before he graduated. But that’s how quickly his life went from how-can-I-support-my-family to I-can’t-believe-this-just-happened. His success story was a little slow to unfold. A false start needs correction After eight years

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success