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Three graduates at SJVC Bakersfield campus graduation ceremony

SJVC Celebrates 9 Graduations

by Diana on June 21, 2017

This spring, we had the honor of seeing students walk across the graduation stage from 9 SJVC campuses, including: Rancho Cordova – March 17 San Diego – March 24 Hanford – April 7 Lancaster – April 14 Madera – May 5 Fresno Aviation – May 19 Hesperia – June 2 Bakersfield – June 9 Delano

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Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Justen Roche

Three strikes didn’t mean ‘out’ for Criminal Justice Corrections career

by Nyla on June 15, 2017

Justen Roche had always dreamed of a career in the military or law enforcement. “They go hand-in-hand; both are protecting and serving,” he says. But because of a fused spine, broken in his youth while lifting weights, Justen could only physically perform one of those jobs: Law enforcement. There were still two other obstacles in

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

SJVC Fresno Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Jorge Castro with his sons

Criminal Justice Corrections grad climbs law enforcement career ladder

by Nyla on June 8, 2017

It didn’t matter that Jorge Castro, at 19 years old, had left Fresno State after a year, gotten married and was working full-time in a grocery store. He knew he was going to be one of the good guys who helped others and kept communities safe. He was headed for a career in law enforcement.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Grad Success

SJVC founders Robert and Shirley Perry with sons Mark and Mike

SJVC celebrates 40 years and 40,000+ graduates

by Nyla on June 7, 2017

In the same spirit of community that San Joaquin Valley College embodies, students, staff, faculty, graduates and their friends and families, along with local and state dignitaries, paid tribute to the College’s 40 years in business. Mike and Mark Perry, second-generation owners of SJVC, welcomed more than 200 people to the celebration, which took place on

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Respiratory Therapist standing in hospital

Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor’s Degree program now available at SJVC

by Susie on June 1, 2017

Are you a current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with an A.S. Degree who would like to complete your Bachelor’s? If so, we’re excited to announce that SJVC now offers a Respiratory Therapy degree-completion program online just for you! Our 14-month Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science Degree program is specifically for working RRTs who want

Posted in News and Events / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy

Fresno Vet Tech graduate Joshua Slusher holding lizard

Veterinary Technology program appeals to exotic animal lover

by Nyla on May 25, 2017

Joshua Slusher likes animals of all kinds, but it was his interest in exotic animals like snakes, lizards and birds that pushed him to make animal care his life’s work. That was going to mean a big life change. He started working in restaurants right out of high school, moved up to cook at a

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Veterinary Technology

Temecula Campus participates in Autism Awareness Walk

Temecula’s Diversity Club shows strong support at Autism Awareness Walk

by Nyla on May 23, 2017

Medical, business and technical program students on SJVC’s Temecula campus came away from the April 2nd two-mile walk for Autism Awareness with more than a good feeling about helping a worthy cause. They learned about the importance of community support and how participation in such events can better prepare them for their chosen careers. “Volunteerism

Posted in News and Events / Temecula