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

DMS student Miranda Reveles

Diagnostic Medical Sonography student makes short-term sacrifices for long-term success

by Nyla on March 14, 2016

How much determination should students expect to have to get the education they need for the career they want? Miranda Reveles digs deep to stay on course…and set the example. Miranda is up at 4 a.m. every weekday morning and on the road by 5:30 to make the 90-mile drive from Visalia to the Bakersfield

Posted in Bakersfield / Diagnostic Medical Sonography / Student Spotlights

Respiratory Therapy program director Brian Ruff

Respiratory Therapy Program Director relates to many students’ struggles

by Nyla on March 8, 2016

Brian Ruff knows first-hand what it takes for many SJVC students to pull it together to go back to school for a degree, a new career and a better life. He knows the hardship of pushing through low expectations and little support from family, and what it takes to overcome some of those wrong decisions

Posted in Bakersfield / Faculty Spotlights / Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy Program-Director-Kerry Green and graduate

Bakersfield campus loses one of their best

by Nyla on February 12, 2016

The Bakersfield campus is grieving for the loss of one of their greatest personal and academic influences. Respiratory Therapy Program Director Kerry Green passed away last week and left a vacancy in the hearts of so many. “He always encouraged all of us to be the best we could be,” says SJVC colleague Brian Ruff,

Posted in Bakersfield / Respiratory Therapy