Hands-on experiment generates explosive results

by SJVC on July 15, 2013

Imagine getting completely drenched by a 16 foot geyser of soda spouting into the air. When you look at it that way, hands on learning can be fun AND extremely beneficial. Mr. Morgan’s Introduction to Natural Science class on the Lancaster Campus conducted an experiment in the last module with the simple tools of Mentos

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It’s Never Too Late

by SJVC on July 11, 2013

Shirlene Williams is defying all social boundaries. While many of her fellow senior citizen peers were turning their focus to retirement, Shirlene choose to return to school. After 28 years of working for the Department of Justice, Shirlene decided to pursue her interest in Pharmacy Technology (PT). She found her way to SJVC through an

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Pursuit of destiny in the wake of a tragedy

by SJVC on June 25, 2013

“Just put your feet up to the edge, put your face in the wind and when you fall back down, keep remembering… Every storm runs out of rain.” –Gary Allen, Country Singer/Songwriter Growing up in El Paso, Texas Suzana Alva is a dedicated fan of country music. Life has presented Suzana with various challenges. Her

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Local Jr. College Introduces Industrial Technology Career Training Program

by Nyla on April 30, 2013

Until now there has not been a major career training resource in the Lancaster-Palmdale region to provide manufacturing and aerospace companies with well-trained technical support. Beginning in July, San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) will offer an accelerated Industrial Technology (IT) program that will put highly-skilled technicians into pivotal roles in local plant operations. Industrial facilities

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Lancaster Easter Egg Hunt

by Nyla on April 12, 2013

Friday, March 29th, Lancaster campus held their first annual Easter Egg Hunt. Students and their families were invited to celebrate this holiday with SJVC, joining in games and crafts. Families enjoyed good company and conversation over homemade breakfast served by the staff. Ms. Elizabeth O’Connell, Lancaster Student Center Coordinator, had an assortment of crafts for

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This Little Piggy Went To…Lab

by Nyla on February 26, 2013

When students at the Lancaster campus walked into Ms. Beneby’s classroom last Wednesday, a feeling of nervousness and excitement was in the air. Medical Assisting (MA) students were told that this week they would assist a medical provider in applying and removing sutures (stitches) from a healing laceration. In preparation for this lab, students were

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