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SJVC Receives National Recognition for Fresno Surg Tech Program

by Nyla on September 3, 2014

The Surgical Technology program at the Fresno campus has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam. The most recent exam cycle ran from Aug. 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Fourteen Surgical Tech

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Four generations inspired to excel

by Nyla on September 2, 2014

Angie Carpenter comes from a long line of strong, independent women. Angie’s great, great, grandmother, Gigi, was a big part of the women’s suffrage movement where she fought for women’s rights and equality. Her example was not lost on the generations of sisters, mothers and daughters in her family to follow. “I think that most

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AMTSS Club spurs Back-to-School Donations

by Nyla on August 27, 2014

The American Medical Technologists Student Society on the Visalia campus spearheaded a drive to collect funds and supplies for Back-to-School backpacks for kids involved in the local Boys and Girls Club. AMTSS Board members lead a 4-week collection campaign, which began early July and ended August 7th. Club members set a goal of providing thirty

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Respiratory Therapy student finds strength and confidence through others

by Nyla on August 26, 2014

Annessa Turner was twenty-six years old and had been trying on different occupations ever since her first job at age fourteen. “All I knew was that I wanted to help people in need, because that’s what I had a passion for,” she says. That passion led her to a position in a retirement home where

Posted in Medical Programs / Ontario / Student Success

Boredom leads to new career

by Nyla on August 14, 2014

At twenty-three Matt De Vera had it good. His sales/marketing position for a large insurance company was lucrative and allowed him plenty of free time for his two loves: basketball, which had its hook in him since high school; and Christine, his girlfriend of two years. But his job was no longer challenging him, and

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Programs / Ontario / Student Success

Flex your career muscle

by Nyla on July 30, 2014

Not everyone wants to work an 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday job. For many, part-time is a better fit for their family demands, financial needs or a lifestyle already filled with special interests, hobbies or commitments. Dental hygienists often enjoy the opportunity to work as many hours as they choose because many dental offices

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Medical Programs / News and Events

BBQ brings two families together

by Nyla on July 28, 2014

The American Medical Technologists Student Society (AMTSS) on the Visalia campus wanted to introduce their families at home to their SJVC family by hosting a BBQ-Potluck held at Plaza Park on June 20th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Event organizers were AMTSS Board members Charles Shelley, President, Tameira Thomas, Vice President and Yer Vang,

Posted in Medical Assisting / Medical Programs / News and Events / Visalia

Career: Straight Ahead

by Nyla on July 17, 2014

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That straight line is exactly what Melissa Mauldin made between her high school graduation in 2002 and the nearest place she could begin her general education and prerequisites needed to get into a Dental Hygiene program. She never had any doubts about the career she

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Grad Success / Medical Programs / Visalia

Dental Hygiene grads see the light

by Nyla on July 15, 2014

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark,” said Helen Keller. Graduating seniors from Ontario’s Dental Hygiene program could not agree more. Each class gives away $300 of class funds to their favorite dental charity during their Pinning and Awards Ceremony,

Posted in Dental Hygiene / Medical Programs / News and Events / Ontario