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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

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 Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

SJVC Fresno Dean of Student Services Glenn Elizarde

Fresno Student Services Dean always ready to lend ear to students

by Nyla on October 8, 2019

As Dean of Student Services on the Fresno campus, Glenn Elizarde provides a haven for all students who need help and advice in their struggles to meet challenges that threaten their ability to stay in school. These students might get new resources for child-care, groceries or help with utility bills, a few much-needed school supplies

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno

San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. signs agreement to acquire Santa Barbara Business College

by SJVC on September 23, 2019

San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. (SJVCI), the parent organization of San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) and Carrington College, has signed an agreement to acquire Santa Barbara Business College (SBBC). The proposed transaction requires accreditor and regulatory approvals before it is complete. Once approved, SBBC would continue to operate as an independent college. There will be

Posted in News and Events / SJVC

Madera-Medical-Office-Administration-graduate-Ramon-DeJesus

Disabled military veteran chooses Medical Office Administration program for a career that will accommodate physical restrictions

by Nyla on September 12, 2019

Ramon De Jesus planned to spend his life as crew chief for aircraft maintenance in the U.S. Air Force. For eight years he enjoyed his work, military life and assignments that took him to high-alert stations where he worked on advance technology spy planes. He provided a good life for his wife Betty and their

Posted in Grad Success / Madera