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SJVC Ontario Corrections program graduate Laura Cruz

Failure is not acceptable for corrections program graduate

by Nyla on August 16, 2018

At a petite 5’1″ and 110 lbs., you may think Laura Cruz wouldn’t be attracted to a career in law enforcement. But a family member’s misstep and subsequent reporting to a probation officer planted an important career seed in her. “Due to my mom being only a Spanish-speaker and my dad always working in order

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario Respiratory Therapy program graduate Michael Berry

Respiratory Therapy program graduate compares student life to work life

by Nyla on August 9, 2018

Michael Berry has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital for over a year now, but his many months as a student at SJVC’s Ontario campus are not far from his memory. “Student life was much harder,” he remembers. “There was no time for anything except school.” Classmates clung together like shipmates

Posted in Grad Success / Ontario / Respiratory Therapy

Ontario Construction Management program graduate David Organiz

Shoulder Injury Leads to Construction Management Career

by Nyla on August 2, 2018

David Organiz was out on the softball field one hot summer day in 2010 when a reach-and-tumble earned him a serious shoulder injury. Surgery was imminent, and complications would eventually take him off his job as a commercial Air Conditioning/Heating and Ventilation installer for 18 months. A high-energy guy, David was a little stir-crazy after

Posted in Construction Management / Grad Success / Ontario

Rancho Cordova Respiratory Care graduate Yowty Chao

Respiratory Therapy graduate finds career calling caring for his grandmother with COPD

by Nyla on July 19, 2018

Seven years ago when Yowty Chao started dating his future wife Dorothy, he had no idea that Dorothy’s grandmother would come to have such a strong influence on his life…and his career. Yowty and Dorothy had been dating long enough to know that they were in a serious relationship, and Yowty’s connection to her family

Posted in Grad Success / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

Fresno aircraft mechanic graduate Zach Stewart

Curiosity is a great starting point for a career in aircraft maintenance

by Nyla on July 12, 2018

“I always want to know how things work,” says Zachary Stewart. “My mind automatically wants me to break something down to see just how it works.” That part of Zach’s nature worked well for him when he was a student in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at the Aviation campus in Fresno. Zach had

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

Temecula Dental Assistant program graduate Dani and husband

Dental Assistant grad knows “going it alone” can actually focus your career goals

by Nyla on June 21, 2018

Danielle “Dani” Watson knew no one in California when she loaded up a U-Haul and moved from Kansas to California to start her new Dental Assisting program on the Temecula campus. Her Marine Captain husband Adam was deployed in the Middle East, and she wanted to be close to Camp Pendleton when he returned to

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Temecula

Fresno aircraft mechanic program student succeeds against all odds

by Nyla on January 18, 2018

There were three potential handicaps that could prevent Sophia Leide from doing well in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program in Fresno. She was young. At 17 years old, she had just completed her high school graduation requirements. As a home-schooled student, she had not been in a classroom environment for a few years and –

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success