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Four SJVC California Respiratory Therapy programs earn national award

by Nyla on June 4, 2018

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently notified SJVC’s Rancho Cordova, Bakersfield, Ontario and Temecula campuses that their Respiratory Therapy programs would receive the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapy Credentialing Success Award. Only about 20% of the 443 Respiratory Therapy programs nationwide (38 of which are in California) earn this recognition. “The CoARC Board

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Ontario / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula

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

Bakersfield Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad makes big impression on Bakersfield Criminal Justice students

by Nyla on November 16, 2016

Criminal Justice: Corrections program instructor Bobby Stratton recently invited the Bakersfield Police Department’s Bomb Squad to SJVC’s campus to make a classroom and field presentation to about 50 Criminal Justice: Corrections and other medical program students. An hour was spent in the classroom where the bomb squad team explained the dynamics of bomb threats and

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


Bakersfield CAMA Club takes on a worthy cause to help young adults

by Nyla on November 1, 2016

It was six long months of food sales, meetings and planning for the Bakersfield campus’ CAMA (Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting) Club to fulfill their goal of delivering 50 baskets of kitchen and household items to the local Covenant Community Services organization’s temporary housing residents. Covenant Community Services is a Christian-based program that provides transitional

Posted in Bakersfield / Medical Assisting / News and Events

Bakersfield dental assisting students visit elementary school

Bakersfield Dental Assisting Students Awe Kindergarteners

by Nyla on May 2, 2016

What is the best way to get rambunctious 5-year-olds to pay attention to something that helps them care for their teeth? Animals! Big, toothy, plush animals…who just happen to looooove having their teeth brushed and flossed. Recently Kimberly Rosalez, Dental Assisting Program Director at the Bakersfield campus, arranged for four Dental Assisting students and instructor

Posted in Bakersfield / Dental Assisting / News and Events

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy grad Arvin Joves

Respiratory Therapy grad tirelessly pursues RT career

by Nyla on April 14, 2016

Arvin Joves graduated from high school in the Philippines at age 16, and then moved to the U.S. with his mom Shirly and older brother Ariel. He kicked around for several years, working in food service and as a Direct Support Professional (home health aide), and managed to get his own place. Restless and wanting

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

Court visit CJC Bakersfield

Courtroom drama makes impression on Criminal Justice students

by Nyla on March 16, 2016

“All rise” signals the beginning of what is usually an intense exchange of positions regarding a criminal charge brought forward. A defendant, lawyers for the defense and prosecution, a judge and sometimes a jury begin the legal process of discovering truth, responsibility and appropriate consequence. Often, lives and futures hang in the balance. Criminal Justice:

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