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SJVC industrial machinery mechanic program student standing in a classroom

How to become an Industrial Machinery Mechanic

by Raja Tahir on August 24, 2018

Does a hands-on career where you install and repair machinery appeal to you? Then a career as an industrial machinery mechanic might be right for you. We’ve created this guide to help answer some common questions about this career, including: What Industrial Machinery Mechanics do on the job Pros and cons to a career as

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / Industrial Technology / Modesto / Ontario / Visalia

Fresno Industrial Maintenance Tech Student Ricardo

Industrial Maintenance Technology student needed credential for higher pay at his job

by Nyla on August 1, 2016

Ricardo Rivas’ job as Equipment Operator at a food manufacturing plant had him doing a lot of industrial maintenance work. But he was not getting the pay bump, because he lacked specific training and certification. “At work, I was doing a lot of the maintenance, but I wasn’t getting paid (at the Industrial Maintenance Tech

Posted in Fresno / Industrial Technology / Spotlight / Student Spotlights

Fresno Industrial Maintenance Tech program students

Industrial Maintenance Technology students are smokin’

by Nyla on June 21, 2016

At 12 ft. long, 6 ft. wide and 800 lbs., the humongous BBQ smoker 10 Fresno Industrial Maintenance Tech students recently built easily qualifies as commercial size. It dwarfs previous BBQs made by students in the Fresno program as part of their Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) course project, which is designed to give them hands-on

Posted in Fresno / Industrial Technology / News and Events

SJVC IT Students Volunteer to help veterans

Industrial Tech students pitch in for veterans

by Nyla on October 17, 2014

IT students on the Bakersfield campus thought they were volunteering some muscle toward the annual “Kern County Veterans Stand Down” event held on Oct. 9th at Stramler Park. They did not realize how much heart they would contribute as well. “It was amazing seeing the amount of support our community has for its veteran population;

Posted in Bakersfield / Industrial Technology / News and Events

SJVC Industrial Technology Student Angel Suniga

From gangs to soon-to-be graduate: A success story

by Nyla on October 13, 2014

In a town where 30 percent of the population is involved in gang-related activities, it is easy for youth to get off to a bad start. Angel Suniga was one of those in the San Fernando town of Pacoima on a path to self-destruction. At 18 years old, his affiliation and subsequent “wrong place at

Posted in Antelope Valley / Industrial Technology / Student Spotlights

Instructor keeps his eyes on Industrial Technology grads’ careers

by Nyla on December 31, 2013

For Fresno campus IT instructor, Chris Barger, his students’ success isn’t measured in program completion, but in full-time employment; and he goes out of his way to help grads realize that outcome. He works steadily with Career Services by providing employer leads, helping to set up student/employer interviews, giving employer background information to students, or

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno / Industrial Technology

Industrial Tech students go heavy metal

by Nyla on May 31, 2013

Five IT students got to stretch their skills and program curriculum in a week-long stint at the Fresno Aviation campus in May. IT instructor Chris Barger arranged to have them use the Aviation campus’ welding lab to fabricate a 400 lb. metal table for their own IT lab. It was great fun for the students,

Posted in Aviation / Fresno / Industrial Technology / News and Events