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Struggling with the English language would not stop career dreams

Struggling with the English language would not stop career dreams

by Nyla on December 17, 2019

For years Esbeida Valencia was content to be a stay-at-home mom to her and husband, Antonio’s four children. With her children growing less dependent, circumstances were lining up to allow her to pursue her long-held dream to become a Medical Assistant. College was the step she would have to take to make that happen. Daughter,

Posted in Delano / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

Student challenges himself to stretch from insecurity to self-confidence

Student challenges himself to stretch from insecurity to self-confidence

by Nyla on December 2, 2019

At eighteen years old Dominic Jordan Salon was at a crossroad in his life. His vision of who and what he wanted to be was in direct conflict with his reality. He had always imagined a life in the medical field, and he was equally drawn to the military. But the life he was living

Posted in Delano / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

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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

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Clinical Medical Assisting students get an in-depth look at hospital operation

by Nyla on July 17, 2019

Corinna Avina, Clinical Medical Assisting instructor on SJVC’s Hanford campus, knows that the best way for her students to imagine themselves working in a busy medical environment is to get them behind-the-scenes. She was able to arrange that close-up through an extensive tour of Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. Clinical Medical Assisting students spend much

Posted in Hanford / Medical Assisting / News and Events

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

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