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HVACR instructor trains students on the ins and outs of the industry

by Nyla on March 15, 2018

Gary Dover did not plan to be a teacher. “It never occurred to me,” he admits. His dad Bobby had a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) business and he fully expected to follow those well-placed footsteps. “From 12 years old until I was 18, I worked on jobs with him,” says Gary. And, as

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Hesperia

Hesperia Spooktacular event

The Hesperia campus got its ghoul on for Halloween

by Nyla on November 9, 2017

As the sky darkened on October 26th, the Hesperia campus’ doors creaked open to hundreds of kids and family members of students, staff and faculty looking for a Spooktacular time. They were not disappointed. The downstairs area of the campus reflected toddler-friendly Halloween themes and fun crafts, photo booths, a bounce house, along with lots

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Hesperia Clean-Up Day

Hesperia campus rolls up its sleeves for City’s Clean-Up Day

by Nyla on November 1, 2017

Thirty-seven SJVC students, staff, faculty and their friends joined almost 1,200 other conscientious residents on October 21st for the City of Victorville’s Community Clean-Up Day. This massive, twice-a-year effort invites local businesses, industries and residents to help clean up parcels of land littered with trash and discarded items. The day before the event, 40 teams

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SJVC launches Dental Assistant progam in Hesperia

SJVC Dental Assisting program now available in Hesperia

by Nyla on October 31, 2017

November will see the first class of Dental Assisting program students on the Hesperia campus, and staff and faculty could not be more excited. “The Registered Dental Assisting (RDA) program adds another quality offering to support the medical community,” says Richard Matley, Campus Director. The 9-month certificate program provides those interested in a Dental Assisting

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Hesperia Managers Luncheon for Classroom Managers

Hesperia students enjoy leadership role as Classroom Managers

by Nyla on October 27, 2017

The Hesperia campus has adopted a powerful tool to help prepare medical, business and technical students to take leadership roles in their chosen fields. The idea of appointing Classroom Managers was introduced about six months ago to a few classes and has since grown to include all classrooms. Classroom Managers are students chosen to be responsible

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Monica Ortega is now a graduate of the Criminal Justice program.

Graduate breaks the fast food job cycle with Criminal Justice career

by Nyla on February 9, 2017

By the time Monica Ortega was 21 years old, she had worked for at least five fast-food chains. “I wasn’t happy working paycheck-to-paycheck and only living off that,” she says. “I was constantly working and not having something to look forward to.” Monica wanted – and deserved – more. She considered community college but dreaded the

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Hesperia / Victor Valley

Jessica Padilla

Hesperia Criminal Justice program loses one of its finest cadets

by Nyla on February 3, 2017

The Hesperia campus lost a cherished student in October when cadet Jessica Rae Padilla succumbed to cancer just a few short months after she started the Criminal Justice program. “She always had a little half-smile; there was always a little light behind her,” says Eddy Leuridan, Criminal Justice Program Director. “She was a problem-solver, a

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Hesperia / Victor Valley