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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

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 / Spotlight

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 / Spotlight