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Online Respiratory Therapy graduate sets her sights on a career as a pulmonary nurse practitioner

by Nyla on August 8, 2019

Samantha Canez goes to work every day knowing that she might be called upon to use her specialized skills as a respiratory therapist to save someone’s life. It’s hard to imagine there was a time when she was not certain she had the ability or the confidence to meet that challenge. In 2013, Samantha was

Posted in Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

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Lancaster Pharmacy Technology graduate finds confidence and a career

by Nyla on August 1, 2019

At 47 years old, June Bianchi decided she had spent too many years working in retail, opening boxes in warehouses and diffusing customer service issues. She had tried a couple of short-term education routes in medical assisting and dialysis technician that didn’t connect, but did reinforce her interest in a career helping others. “My eyes

Posted in Grad Success / Lancaster / Pharmacy Technology

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Clinical Medical Assisting student hits the re-set button

by Nyla on July 25, 2019

Sometimes you have to go home again before you can start life over. That’s what Charlotte Theurich realized when, after years of managing everything life threw her way, she had to set the reins of control aside. She moved in with her parents for a year, then accepted an invitation from her sister Tina to

Posted in Grad Success / Hanford / Medical Assisting

Atascadero Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Sujey Marin with family

Pregnancy pushed now-graduate Sujey Marin to go for Clinical Medical Assisting program

by Nyla on June 6, 2019

Most of the time when someone finds out they are pregnant, the big decisions get put on hold. The next few months are spent feathering the nest, reducing stress and preparing to welcome a new member of the family. That’s not the way Sujey Marin saw it. “I knew if I waited, I wouldn’t have

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Porterville Business Administration graduate Dinorah Rountree

Difficulty transferring school credits from Mexico almost derailed Porterville graduate’s business career plans

by Nyla on May 30, 2019

In 2000, when Dinorah Rountree moved from Mexico to join her husband Ricky in Central California, she was counting on resuming a fulfilling career in the business community. But there was a roadblock that would prevent her from consideration for those high-level jobs. Her Bachelor’s degree credits would not be readily accepted or validated at

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Porterville

Atascadero Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Jamie Bueno

Clinical Medical Assisting student lands a job mid-way through her program

by Nyla on May 23, 2019

Jamie Bueno was expecting to work part-time at House of Bagels throughout her Clinical Medical Assisting program on the Atascadero campus. She was good with that. She was 20 years old, living at home with her parents and getting by financially. But she was also looking forward to the time she would complete the program,

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

Porterville Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Susan Davidson

Medical Assisting career inspired by life-threatening illness

by Nyla on May 16, 2019

In October 2016, Susan Davidson was chopping some firewood on the ranch property she and her sons Hayden, now 9, and Brody, now 6, and fiancé Kirk, live on. Later that evening, she felt something in her lower-left leg. Using a pair of tweezers, she was amazed to see Kirk pull a tick out of

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Porterville