Bakersfield Dental Assisting Club

Dental Assisting students visit special needs classes to teach proper oral hygiene

by Nyla on January 4, 2016

Dental Assisting club members from the SJVC Bakersfield campus spent the morning of December 16th educating a combined class of 4th, 5th and 6th grade special needs students at Laurelglen Elementary School on how to properly brush and floss their teeth. The nine young autistic students, along with their teacher and teacher’s aides, listened intently

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Bakersfield Home Fire Club

SJVC Bakersfield students join American Red Cross Home Fire Awareness campaign

by Nyla on December 23, 2015

Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire. That is a hard fact shared in statistics the American Red Cross provides to communities, especially their high-risk neighborhoods. Three SJVC Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) and two Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R) program students, as well as IMT instructor James

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SJVC Bakersfield Instructor Russ Grimes

General Education instructor shares the benefits of a rich family history

by Nyla on December 15, 2015

SJVC students who take a seat in Russell Grimes’ classroom soon realize that they will be getting a lot more than the General Education lessons they signed up for. In addition to basic math and business communication skills, they will learn life lessons that will serve them equally well on the job…and in life. Russell’s

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A tradition of families thrives on the Bakersfield campus

by Nyla on November 17, 2015

It is not at all unusual to see multiple generations of family members walk through SJVC doors and leave months later with a certificate or degree. It is a little more unusual to see multiple family members working at the same campus. But that is exactly what SJVC Bakersfield has been enjoying for the last

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Bakersfield Blood Drive

Students save 93 lives with blood donations

by Nyla on October 21, 2015

Most people do not stop to think that actual lives are saved or strengthened by their donation of blood, or that their contribution will likely save three of them.  Three people they will never meet will feel grateful for their effort, time and, yes, that small pinch of a needle. Students from all programs on

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Instructor Darrell Reed

Diagnostic Medical Sonography instructor goes above and beyond to make sure students succeed

by Nyla on October 6, 2015

Darrell Reed can relate to new students trying to overcome their discomfort of speaking up in class. After a little over two years at the front of his Diagnostic Medical Sonography class, he has learned to relax into his front-and-center position at the podium. “It was rough at first, but I got used to it

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Bakersfield Criminal Justice program visits police department

Criminal Justice students get close up with crime scene procedures

by Nyla on September 14, 2015

SJVC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program students got to get up close and personal with those in charge of working a crime scene when they visited the Bakersfield Police’s Crime Scene Department a few weeks ago. “During our visit, the Crime Scene Technicians demonstrated crime scene and fingerprint processing and preservation, as well as analyzing and

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Bakersfield Association of Surgical Technologists

CA State Assembly for Association of Surgical Technologists meets at Bakersfield campus

by Nyla on September 9, 2015

On Aug. 8, 15 Bakersfield Surgical Technology students, graduates and instructors hosted California State Assembly (CA-SA) Board members on campus for their quarterly meeting. CA-SA provided breakfast and SJVC’s Surg Tech program provided beverages and a meeting place for a half-day meeting that introduced Surgical Technology students to their organization. CA-SA is an important organization to

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SJVC Bakersfield Criminal Justice Students participate in Color Me Rad 5K

SJVC Bakersfield students participate in vibrant Color Me Rad 5K

by Nyla on March 24, 2015

SJVC’s Bakersfield Criminal Justice students started the 5K Color Me Rad event wearing pristine white T-shirts but came out looking like Disney characters. “Our students started out as clean as newborn babes, but came out silkscreened like tie-dyed hippies,” says Stacy Rocha, Criminal Justice instructor, who helped organize the college’s first-time participation in the event

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