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Temecula campus recruits 130 registrants for Be the Match bone marrow program

by Nyla on March 8, 2017

In each hour of every day, 15 people in the U.S. find out they have some form of blood cancer. Roughly 12,000 Americans get that devastating news each year, and then begin the all-consuming task of beating back this disease and reclaiming their lives. Most of them depend on the life-giving contributions from others’ bodies

Posted in News and Events / Temecula

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SJVC Opens Porterville Campus

by Nyla on March 6, 2017

Good things come to small towns whose community leaders let each other know when something is working well for them. Within months of San Joaquin Valley College opening a mini-campus in Delano, Porterville expressed an interest in having SJVC open a campus in their rural town of about 50,000 people. “Mayors, city leaders and developers

Posted in News and Events / Porterville

Fresno Dental Assisting students help veterans

Fresno Dental Assisting students provide dental services to veterans

by Nyla on January 23, 2017

Nearly 70 military veterans received much-needed dental services through Veterans’ Smile Day, an event hosted by the Fresno-Madera Dental Society. This November event invited dental health professionals – many of whom are, themselves, military veterans – and well-trained dental assisting students to volunteer their time to serve those who so selflessly served their country. Student

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / News and Events

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Fresno Aviation campus graduates hired to build spacecraft

by Nyla on January 12, 2017

Who has never looked up into the night sky and dreamed of the thrilling possibility of space travel? Two recent and one soon-to-be Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technician graduates just signed on with The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s sister company, to help make those dreams a reality. “I so wanted to do this, as a kid,” says

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / News and Events

SJVC Lancaster blood drive

Holiday giving gets personal at Lancaster campus

by Nyla on December 23, 2016

Students, staff and faculty at the Lancaster campus recently made very personal donations: Their blood. On December 6th, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles sent their mobile unit to the campus in hopes of collecting at least 20 units of blood from which they would extract plasma and red blood cells. The campus was ready for them.

Posted in Antelope Valley / News and Events


Electrical Technology Program Launches at Ontario Campus

by Nyla on December 15, 2016

Three things are driving the hot career choice of Electrical Technology (ET): Solar energy development, electric cars’ growing popularity, and a robust economy that sees home construction and business expansion on the rise. “From the moment we wake up, electricity touches everything in our lives,” says Jim DeBerry, Electrical Technology program instructor at the Ontario

Posted in Electrical Technology / News and Events / Ontario

Fresno and Madera student donated to help the elderly in their community

Elderly in the Fresno/Madera community feel some SJVC student love

by Nyla on December 8, 2016

Business, Medical and Technical program students on the Madera and Fresno campuses joined hands to bring a little Christmas joy to some of their community’s most vulnerable: The elderly. “There are over 2,000 senior citizens in Fresno and Madera counties that have nobody,” says Devon Dilley, Career Services Manager for the Fresno and Madera campuses.

Posted in Fresno / Madera / News and Events


Two SJVC Online students join prestigious Honor Society

by Nyla on November 18, 2016

Construction Management student Ulisses Sanchez and Medical Billing and Coding student Sheneka Brassfield want to make the most of every advantage available to them when they enter their new career fields. Both Online students recognized that membership in the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) would provide them with many career and job search plusses. “There

Posted in News and Events / Online Division

Bakersfield Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad makes big impression on Bakersfield Criminal Justice students

by Nyla on November 16, 2016

Criminal Justice: Corrections program instructor Bobby Stratton recently invited the Bakersfield Police Department’s Bomb Squad to SJVC’s campus to make a classroom and field presentation to about 50 Criminal Justice: Corrections and other medical program students. An hour was spent in the classroom where the bomb squad team explained the dynamics of bomb threats and

Posted in Bakersfield / Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events