National Certification Agency provides many opportunities for medical students

by SJVC on February 3, 2014

San Joaquin Valley College may be a California-based school, but SJVC’s influence extends further than state borders. American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a non-profit certification agency that assists physicians in attaining certification in their specialty. Across the nation, it has affiliated State organizations. The California State Society of American Medical Technologists (CaSSAMT) publishes a semi-annual

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Therapeutic Massage career matches natural abilities

by Nyla on January 30, 2014

For years friends told Roger Weaver that he had a ‘great sense of touch…amazing hands’ and a giving nature, so it was not a huge surprise for him to find himself in the Therapeutic Massage program at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus. Roger had found the 15-month TM degree program online and “Doors just opened, financial aid

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Therapeutic Massage

The Spirit of Giving

by SJVC on December 13, 2013

Across the state, SJVC campuses have been preparing for the holidays by starting their own charitable programs. A popular one is the Giving Tree, which has popped up at several campuses including Bakersfield and Modesto. “It’s just something we do to make our students more welcome,” says Bakersfield Dean of Student Services Melissa Gonzales. Starting

Posted in Bakersfield / Modesto / News and Events

SJVC Student to the Rescue

by SJVC on August 27, 2013

Emergency Services and Safety Management (ESSM) student Cindy Burgara’s time at SJVC has exceeded all of her greatest expectations. Saving the life of a young child with the application of her training was a surreal moment of clarity that brought all of Cindy’s hard work full circle. Cindy came to SJVC hoping to join the

Posted in Bakersfield / Emergency Services & Safety Management / Student Spotlights

Bakersfield campus staffer helps young Latinas develop leadership qualities

by Nyla on July 29, 2013

As Career Services Manager for the Bakersfield campus, Chelsea Esquibias knew she wanted to do something to touch lives, something especially to help young Latina women to realize their dreams. A couple of years ago she found another outlet for all that energy and heart. She became a volunteer for Latina Leaders of Kern County.

Posted in Bakersfield / Faculty Spotlights

Veteran Fights to Finish what He Started

by Nyla on May 29, 2013

Gulf War veteran, Christian Phipps, knows something about pain and loss. Repeated injuries to his back – including a T-bone collision with a car that ran a stop sign – along with many surgeries to various damaged vertebrae, have put him on the sideline of careers and life while he struggled to find his way

Posted in Bakersfield / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

Bakersfield Campus Helps Arvin High School Make it to DC for Competition

by Nyla on May 9, 2013

Arvin High School students spent months studying the Constitution to beat out other California high schools for a chance to go up against other state winners in the “We the People” competition in Washington DC April 26-29. After several hard-won state matches where their knowledge of the constitution was mined, they qualified as one of

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events

CAMA Club Rewards Evening Students For Support

by Nyla on March 26, 2013

Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting students at the Bakersfield campus have been working hard these last few months to raise money through bake sales and food sales for The Forgotten Initiative for their local Kern County Foster Children agency. Spearheaded by the CAMA Club, fundraising activities brought in over $1,000. so far for “Journey Bags”,

Posted in Bakersfield / Medical Assisting / News and Events

Career Path Takes Sudden Turn

by Nyla on March 19, 2013

Kylie Johnson had always worked in a criminal justice environment, starting with the Bakersfield Police’s Explorers program and finally in the US Army’s Military Police. But, after exploring her options with an SJVC admissions advisor, she found herself drawn to the Dental Assisting program. Shortly after starting the DA program, she knew it was the

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Medical Assisting