News and Events

Featured Story

SJVC Atascadero ribbon cutting invitation

SJVC’s newest campus rolls out the red carpet to the Atascadero, CA community

by Nyla on March 15, 2019

Just a few months after enjoying its first student start date, San Joaquin Valley College officially welcomed the Atascadero community and surrounding cities of Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach to its Grand Opening. The March 7th ribbon cutting attracted a great mix of community leaders, medical and

Posted in Atascadero / News and Events

SJVC volunteers for 2019 Kids Day

Rain or shine, SJVC volunteers support Kids Day for Valley Children’s Hospital

by Ryan Smith on March 14, 2019

Despite the rain on March 5, students at several San Joaquin Valley College campuses were proud to support the 32nd annual Kids Day to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Dozens of SJVC students from Fresno, Madera, Porterville, Visalia and Hanford all hit the streets as early as 5:30 a.m. wearing bright orange vests to sell special

Posted in News and Events

Dental hygienist working in dental office

In-demand prerequisite courses expand to SJVC’s Fresno and Bakersfield campuses

by Nyla on February 26, 2019

It is always a scramble for those interested in Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene and other healthcare careers to get the prerequisite courses needed to enroll in education and training programs. Medical careers are so popular that prerequisite courses for those programs can extend the time it takes to move into a new career by several

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / News and Events

NTHS membership bolsters SJVC Fresno graduates’ career objectives

by Nyla on February 21, 2019

SJVC’s Fresno campus conducted their first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) ceremony recently that celebrated 88 past and current members. “We wanted to recognize this national organization and our students’ achievements,” says Nancy Hale, Library Learning Resource Coordinator, who is the NTHS organizer and Fresno Chapter Advisor. NTHS is associated with more than 3,900 secondary

Posted in Fresno / News and Events

SJVC love stories Andrea and Rudy main

Graduates share the love connections they made at SJVC

by Diana on February 14, 2019

At SJVC, we know our students come to us to get the training they need for a new career. But some have graduated with more than career training: Several of our graduates found their significant others through SJVC! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing two of those love stories. Travis and Silvia “While I

Posted in News and Events

SJVC Visalia LVN students helping Project Homeless Connect

Visalia’s vocational nursing students join local effort to help the homeless

by Nyla on February 11, 2019

It is not uncommon for many people to be afraid of those who are homeless. For some, direct contact with those who have little choice but to wander the streets, disheveled and desperate, strikes fear and uneasiness, and is avoided. But once a year, vocational nursing students on SJVC’s Visalia campus lean directly into that

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / News and Events / Visalia

congrats-to-sjvc-online-bsrt-graduates

SJVC celebrates first graduating class from Online BSRT program

by Nyla on January 22, 2019

28 students from SJVC’s online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science degree completion (BSRT) program recently made it to the finish line – many of them with honors. SJVC is proud of this first graduating class from the online BSRT program, which launched in June 2017. “They are an exceptional group of students,” says Justin Halligan,

Posted in News and Events / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy