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What’s the Difference Between a Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant?

by SJVC on September 20, 2017

If you’re a fan of beautiful smiles, you might be interested in becoming a dental hygienist or dental assistant. It doesn’t hurt that these jobs are in-demand and can command a decent salary, either. But which dental career path is right for you? This article explores the difference between dental hygienists and dental assistants so

Posted in Dental Assisting / Dental Hygiene

Kern County Sheriffs recruitment event attendees

Criminal Justice Corrections students get a close look at their future in law enforcement

by Nyla on August 29, 2017

A few weeks ago, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department in Bakersfield opened their facility to 92 SJVC Criminal Justice Corrections students for an up close and personal experience with the sophisticated tools and techniques of law enforcement. “We had their bomb squad, hostage negotiation RV, two helicopters and squad cars with their emergency spotlights and

Posted in Bakersfield / Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events

Ontario Gen Ed Instructor Lina Thomas

Ontario Gen Ed instructor helps students face their fear of math

by Nyla on August 24, 2017

Lina Thomas may not wear a cape, tights and knee-high boots, but she is considered a hero to her students for one particular superpower: Her ability to help them finally understand math. “Everybody is afraid of math,” says Lina. “I’ve made my peace with that. And I don’t take it personally,” she explains of her

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Ontario Business Administration student Gurkeerat Sangha

Ontario Business Administration student has big plans post graduation

by Nyla on August 21, 2017

Even though Gurkeerat Sangha only recently hit his 19th birthday, he is a man with a clear plan. The way he sees it, once he graduates from the Business Administration program on the Ontario campus, he will take the first step up the career ladder toward a life in city planning and management. “I want

Posted in Business Administration / Ontario / Student Spotlights

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Visalia RN program student awarded $8,000 Health Professions Education Foundation scholarship

by Nyla on August 15, 2017

David Price, a Registered Nursing program student on the Visalia campus, recently found out that he was selected to receive an $8,000 scholarship from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), an organization committed to ensuring safe access and quality healthcare environments that meet California’s diverse needs. This sought-after scholarship is provided

Posted in News and Events / Registered Nursing / Visalia

Hanford Business Administration intructor Matthew Glasgow

Hanford Business Administration instructor helps students recognize their greatness

by Nyla on August 10, 2017

When Matthew Glasgow was 5 years old, his parents left him in charge of their pottery booth at a craft fair for just a few minutes. That was all it took for him to realize his career ambition. “I had the knowledge and enjoyed sharing it,” he says. “That feeling turned into teaching.” As a Business

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Hanford

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Nursing shortage in California drives higher education decision for LVN

by Nyla on August 7, 2017

“You see your co-workers doing all this cool stuff like resuscitating patients, and I thought, hey, I could go back to school and do that,” says David Price, Registered Nursing (RN) program student and previous Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program graduate at SJVC’s Visalia campus. David’s co-worker envy has launched his advanced career dreams and

Posted in Registered Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia