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Hanford Medical Office graduate Julianna Underwood

Going from fast food to Medical Office Administration career required family effort

by Nyla on October 26, 2017

Julianna Underwood was 24 years old and had only known work in the fast-food industry when she found herself divorced and trying to provide for her baby, Isaac. Her earning potential and unpredictable work hours forced her to toward a huge decision about going back to school as a way to make a comfortable life

Posted in Grad Success / Hanford / Medical Office

Temecula Medical Assisting graduate Kryshelle Plunkett

Late-bloomer finds her passion in Medical Assisting program

by Nyla on October 19, 2017

Kryshelle Plunkett lost her focus early in her senior year of high school. “I just didn’t want to go to school anymore,” she says. “I lost motivation and felt like going to school and finishing school wasn’t what I wanted to do.” She spent a few years working in the housekeeping department of a large

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Temecula

Ontario HVAC graduate Frank Guerrero

HVAC-R graduate has powerful strategy for finding jobs

by Nyla on September 28, 2017

“From day one, I knew I had to start at the bottom,” says Frank Guerrero of his long-term plan for success in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration business. He knew he wouldn’t be there for long. Frank had started the HVAC-R program at the Rancho Cucamonga (now Ontario) campus in 2014 after several

Posted in Grad Success / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Ontario

Fresno Dental Assistant program graduate Krystin Kahle

Stay-at-home mom jumps heart-first into dental assisting career

by Nyla on September 14, 2017

In her mid-thirties, Krystin Kahle loved being a stay-at-home mom to her and husband Will’s three kids, Scott, Aerin and Liam. But something was pushing her to look outside her role and her life. “Should something happen to my husband, I needed to be able to provide for my family,” she reflects. “And I needed

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / Grad Success

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Criminal Justice grad won’t give up on dream to join LAPD

by Nyla on July 27, 2017

“It’s exciting…and nerve-wracking,” says Alexander Ramos of the application process that each day brings him a little closer to his dream of becoming a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The medical exam is in September, next is psychological testing, then he gets his date to enter the police academy. This is

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success

AMT graduate Norm with instructor Thomas Sabatino

Aviation Maintenance Technology grad thinks he is one lucky guy

by Nyla on July 6, 2017

“I smile a little more, have a little bounce in my step,” says Norm McCraine, recent Fresno – Aviation campus graduate. “My whole attitude toward life has changed because this is an unbelievably good job.” Last month, Norm went to work for Virgin Galactic as an Avionic A&P Technician (“spacewrench”) on SpaceShipTwo in Mohave. He

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Grad Success

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Elizabeth Pelayo

Sibling rivalry benefited Criminal Justice: Corrections program graduate

by Nyla on June 29, 2017

Elizabeth Pelayo and her brother Armando have a long history of healthy competition between them. They didn’t expect things to be any different when they both enrolled in the Criminal Justice: Corrections program on the Modesto campus. “There’s a competition between us; it’s always been that way,” says Elizabeth, who at 21-years-old is a year

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto