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SJVC Bakersfield instructor Terry Verdun

Bakersfield instructor pushes students to “dream in color”

by Nyla on June 4, 2019

Terrance Verdun was groomed all his young life to teach. His parents Patricia and Hayward made it known that, in their family, the older of their six children were responsible for teaching their younger siblings. “There was always a teaching moment in our household, especially when they thought it was something we should know,” says

Posted in Bakersfield / Faculty Spotlights

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy graduate Martin Navarro

Respiratory Therapy program appeals to former sales professional

by Nyla on May 9, 2019

If may not seem logical for someone who spent his young adult life in sales positions that required him to wear a dress shirt and tie, to suddenly jump into the healthcare profession. But that is exactly what Martin Navarro decided to do. “I realized that what I liked most about sales was relationships –

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

SJVC Bakersfield Veterinary students participate World Spay Day

World Spay Day saves furry friends from disease and death

by Nyla on April 16, 2019

Most pet owners do not realize that having their dog or cat spayed or neutered not only reduces massive pet overpopulation, but it protects their fur babies from many health hazards. Spaying helps prevent Pyometra (uterine infections) and mammary cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. The

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Veterinary Assistant

Dental hygienist working in dental office

In-demand prerequisite courses expand to SJVC’s Fresno and Bakersfield campuses

by Nyla on February 26, 2019

It is always a scramble for those interested in Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene and other healthcare careers to get the prerequisite courses needed to enroll in education and training programs. Medical careers are so popular that prerequisite courses for those programs can extend the time it takes to move into a new career by several

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / News and Events

SJVC Bakersfield iShine participants

Community Service events show SJVC Bakersfield’s spirit

by Nyla on November 9, 2018

SJVC’s Bakersfield campus has served its community since first opening its doors to students almost 40 years ago. In addition to providing the highest level of education and career training to students and well-prepared graduates to employers, SJVC is committed to community support. Whether as a sponsor or event participant, SJVC shows up and carries

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events

Bakersfield Surgical Tech graduate Frank Weeden

Surg Tech is perfect career choice for former army medic

by Nyla on November 8, 2018

Frank Weeden has known since he was 14 years old that he wanted a medical career, but it took him almost 35 years to get there. He got his first taste of what that career might be like during his military service. He enlisted right out of high school, and after boot camp trained as

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Surgical Technologist

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Should I train to work as a Veterinary Assistant?

by SJVC on August 20, 2018

Do you enjoy working with animals as much as people? Do you want a career that has a mix of medicine, compassion, and dedication? Do you want to be the link between the veterinarian, animal, and client? If so, then becoming a veterinarian assistant may be the right career path for you. What does a Veterinary Assistant

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / Veterinary Assistant