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Law Enforcement career attracts those looking for glamor, guts and giving back

A criminal justice career attracts those looking for glamour, guts and giving back

by Nyla on February 11, 2020

Criminal Justice: Corrections Program Director Donald Martin sums up the motivation for many of those who come to SJVC’s Modesto campus to explore a career in law enforcement. “A lot are drawn to this field who watch reality shows (crime) and get that adrenaline rush,” he explains. “Some seek to improve their self-esteem. Others are

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Faculty Spotlights / Modesto

Many jobs can come and go before that just-right career comes into focus

Many jobs can come and go before that just-right career comes into focus

by Nyla on February 3, 2020

Annarose Rivera kissed a lot of career frogs before finding the perfect match. She had worked fast food, hospital housekeeping, retail sales, customer service, security guard and daycare staffer before deciding she wanted a career that would generate a real passion for her work. “I knew I wanted a degree in something,” she says. However,

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Student Spotlights / Temecula

High School seniors pitched in to make Christmas wreaths for senior center

High School seniors pitched in to make Christmas wreaths for senior center

by Nyla on January 24, 2020

As we start a new year, it is important to look back in appreciation for those who helped bring 2019 to a successful close and in the service of others. A dozen high school seniors who have made a commitment to enroll in one of the Business, Medical or Technology programs on the Temecula campus

Posted in News and Events / SJVC / Temecula

SJVC Campuses Honor the 2019 Employers of the Year

SJVC Campuses Honor the 2019 Employers of the Year

by Ryan Smith on January 23, 2020

  California is home to millions of businesses which can be a vital part of the state’s overall economic growth. The role career-focused colleges serve in supporting these businesses is key to understanding how we can improve our local communities. That is why employers often seek out and hire San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) graduates

Posted in News and Events / SJVC

4 Medical Careers That Pay Off (and You Can Learn in Under 2 Years)

4 Medical Careers That Pay Off (and You Can Learn in Under 2 Years)

by SJVC on January 14, 2020

When most people consider pursuing a medical career, they think it takes several years of school before they can start working. That’s not always the case. In fact, there are medical careers that offer decent pay and often take less than 2 years of college to earn an associate degree. Surgical Technologists Surgical Technologists assist in surgical

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Occupational Therapy Assistant / Respiratory Therapy / Surgical Technologist

Disabled military veteran tries a career he had never considered before

Disabled military veteran tries a career he had never considered before

by Nyla on January 8, 2020

When Feliciano Hernandez joined the Army in 2003, he planned to be a ‘lifer’. He liked the structure of military life, the spirit of teamwork and the financial security the Army provided, especially after he and his wife, Nichole, married and their family grew to include four children. There were downsides to Army life, too.

Posted in Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy / Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College Faculty and Staff Raise Money for Student Graduates – One Bottle at a Time

by Ryan Smith on January 6, 2020

When it comes to helping students and lessening the impact on our environment, every little bit counts. That is why faculty and staff at the San Joaquin Valley College Central Administrative Office began collecting recyclables in order to help raise funds and support their students. It all began a few years ago when SJVC’s former

Posted in Modesto / News and Events / SJVC