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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

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect two SJVC campuses being recognized for raising the most funds in the College category for the 32nd annual Kids Day to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Despite the rain on March 5, students at several San Joaquin Valley College campuses were proud to support the 32nd annual

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SJVC Fresno’s aircraft mechanic students step up to help local community

by Nyla on January 11, 2019

Until just a couple of months ago, many Aviation Maintenance Technology students at the Aviation campus in Fresno had never been part of a community volunteer effort. “They have not had the experience of helping strangers,” says James Montague, Academic Coach. “They haven’t really considered it. Why help somebody I don’t even know?” They are

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Fresno and Madera campuses help local seniors feel the holiday spirit

by Nyla on January 10, 2019

Older people are often the ones who feel lonely and left out during the holidays, as many family members have grown apart or away from each other. Christmas can be a particularly hard time for seniors with few financial resources and very little emotional support. For the third year in a row, SJVC’s Fresno and

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