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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

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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

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

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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

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

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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,

Posted in News and Events / Porterville

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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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SJVC Bakersfield Veterinary students participate World Spay Day

World Spay Day saves furry friends from disease and death

by Nyla on April 16, 2019

Most pet owners do not realize that having their dog or cat spayed or neutered not only reduces massive pet overpopulation, but it protects their fur babies from many health hazards. Spaying helps prevent Pyometra (uterine infections) and mammary cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. The

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Veterinary Assistant

SJVC Madera names Madera Community Hospital employer of the year

SJVC Madera recognizes Madera Community Hospital as Employer of the Year

by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2019

Every year, many organizations seek out and hire San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) graduates to fill open medical, technical and business positions. These organizations maintain a real commitment to the welfare of their employees, often resulting in high staff satisfaction levels. To honor its local employers, SJVC Madera annually recognizes an Employer of the Year.

Posted in Madera / News and Events

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New report highlights aviation maintenance employment gap and how education can help meet the growing demand

by Ryan Smith on April 9, 2019

Like most industries, aviation maintenance faces it fair share of challenges, but a surplus of skilled and formally educated technicians is not one of them. A recent report using data from the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) found that aviation mechanics continue to retire faster than they are being replaced. The 2018 ATEC Pipeline Report

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / News and Events