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Atascadero Campus celebrates its first graduation

by Ryan Smith on July 18, 2019

The SJVC Atascadero campus held its first graduation on June 28, 2019, at the Atascadero Bible Church in Atascadero, Calif. This was a special event as it was the first graduation for the campus and included guests from throughout the community. The Class of 2019 included 26 graduates who completed one of three programs: Clinical

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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

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Sheriff’s visit to Visalia campus emphasizes leadership and motivation in the workplace

by Nyla on May 15, 2019

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s recruitment office can quickly identify the qualities and skills their best hires possess, and Sheriff Mike Boudreaux was happy to share those attributes with Business Administration and Criminal Justice: Corrections students during his recent classroom presentation on the Visalia campus. “Sheriff Boudreaux emphasized the importance of leadership, knowing what it

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SJVC wins CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Award

by Ryan Smith on May 3, 2019

The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently awarded San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) the 2019 Excellence in Community Service Silver Award. The CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Awards recognize schools that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their local community. The awards are given annually to honor and encourage initiatives in community service and civic

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SJVC Ontario’s Lions Branch Club helps the Easter Bunny out

by Nyla on April 30, 2019

The 20-member Lions Branch Club at SJVC’s Ontario campus thought they might don bunny ears this year and give a few students treat-filled Easter baskets to take home to delight their appreciative children. “One of our club members came up with the idea and everyone ran with it,” says Debi Nichols, Business Administration program  instructor

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SJVC Porterville students and staff all in for Kids Fest

by Nyla on April 29, 2019

What better way is there to bring Porterville families together for a day of fun and food than through Kids Fest. More than 2,000 attendees recently came to the annual event, put on by the City of Porterville. Behind the scenes this year there were more than 45 businesses, community service organizations, health care facilities,

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SJVC partners with Generation T to support the skilled trades

by Ryan Smith on April 25, 2019

High school shop classes are slowly disappearing from schools across the nation. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 introduced stricter math and science standards nationwide, which meant school districts often had to stop funding these classes. In addition, there is a growing labor shortage in the skilled trades and that is why San

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