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San Joaquin Valley College Faculty and Staff Raise Money for Student Graduates – One Bottle at a Time

by Ryan Smith on January 6, 2020

When it comes to helping students and lessening the impact on our environment, every little bit counts. That is why faculty and staff at the San Joaquin Valley College Central Administrative Office began collecting recyclables in order to help raise funds and support their students. It all began a few years ago when SJVC’s former

Posted in Modesto / News and Events / SJVC

Is a career as a pharmacy technician right for you?

by SJVC on June 3, 2019

Would it surprise you to learn that not all of those people behind the counter at your local drug store are pharmacists? Chances are many are pharmacy technicians. And this post is all about what it takes to start a career in pharmacy technology. We’ll cover information regarding: What pharmacy technicians do on the job

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Modesto Business Administration program graduate Marissa Gonzales

Business Administration program helps give student boost up the career ladder

by Nyla on April 25, 2019

Marissa Gonzales’ employer made clear to her the path she would need to take if she wanted to get into higher management: Additional education and the degree(s) and certification(s) she might earn to blaze that path. She knew there was an Operations Manager position coming up at Holiday Inn Express, where she currently worked in

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Modesto

Modesto Business Administration instructor Chris Lewis

Business Administration students connect with instructor Chris Lewis through humor

by Nyla on April 23, 2019

Chris Lewis has many reasons to love his job teaching Business Administration program students on the Modesto campus. Close to the top is one that might surprise his students and his peers. “Part of the reason I enjoy doing this is because I think I’m hilarious,” he offers without any false modesty. There is a

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Modesto

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Javy Arteaga

Modesto Corrections graduate reflects on 10 years working in the Sheriff’s Department

by Nyla on November 1, 2018

Javier (Javy) Arteaga spent a few years jumping from job to job in California’s Central Valley. He mixed formulas for a feed company, worked on a forklift in a warehouse and had a few other good-for-right-now kinds of jobs. “I was young and anything steady that made some money was good for me,” he says.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

Modesto Medical Assisting student Jerold Maghoney

Medical Assisting student rises from the ashes of addiction

by Nyla on September 17, 2018

Jerold Maghoney discovered that rock bottom provides a hard surface from which you can push off toward higher ground. His slide to Ground Zero began with his first sip of beer at age 12 on a fishing trip with his dad, and it picked up momentum when he had his last sober birthday party at

Posted in Medical Assisting / Modesto / Student Spotlights

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

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