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

SJVC industrial machinery mechanic program student standing in a classroom

How to become an Industrial Machinery Mechanic

by Raja Tahir on August 24, 2018

Does a hands-on career where you install and repair machinery appeal to you? Then a career as an industrial machinery mechanic might be right for you. We’ve created this guide to help answer some common questions about this career, including: What Industrial Machinery Mechanics do on the job Pros and cons to a career as

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / Industrial Technology / Modesto / Ontario / Visalia


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


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 / SJVC / Temecula

Is a career as a corrections officer right for me?

by Raja Tahir on April 23, 2018

Do you want a career in criminal justice? Are you interested in maintaining law and order in a prison environment? Are you prepared to work with convicted criminals? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then a career as a corrections officer might be the right fit for you. What does a corrections officer do?

Posted in Antelope Valley / Bakersfield / Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Hesperia / Lancaster / Modesto / Ontario / Temecula / Victor Valley / Visalia

How to Become a Surgical Technologist

by Raja Tahir on February 12, 2018

Should I train to become a Surgical Technologist? Do you think surgical technology is the right career for you? If you are detail-oriented and work well in stressful situations, becoming a surgical technologist could be a great career choice. Read on to learn: What surgical technologists (also known as operating room technicians) do on the

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / Rancho Cordova / Surgical Technologist / Temecula


Is Respiratory Therapy a Good Career for You?

by Raja Tahir on January 25, 2018

Are you interested in training to work as a Respiratory Therapist? Then you’re in the right place – this post is all about a career in Respiratory Care. Five things to consider when deciding to train as a respiratory therapist: What respiratory therapists do on the job Where respiratory therapists (RTs) work and how much

Posted in Bakersfield / Online Program / Ontario / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Temecula / Visalia

SJVC dental assistant students training in classroom

Is dental assisting the right career for me?

by Raja Tahir on January 2, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a dental assistant? This post examines some of the duties and responsibilities you may encounter if you become a dental assistant. We’ll cover information regarding: What dental assistants do on the job Where dental assistants work and how much they reportedly make The skills and characteristics needed to be a

Posted in Bakersfield / Dental Assisting / Fresno / Hesperia / Temecula / Victor Valley / Visalia