Online Division

Motherhood tests Online Student’s mettle

by SJVC on January 27, 2014

Sometimes, education can get pushed to the wayside, neglected or forgotten because of crisis or celebration. Khampon Nasay-Partida knew this all too well. She was not where she wanted to be in life. “I wasn’t having much luck in the career I wanted,” Khampon says. She weighed all the options, researching program after program at

Posted in Business Administration / Business Programs / Online Division / Student Spotlights

Online education offers the freedom necessary to excel

by SJVC on January 23, 2014

Sometimes an online program is the perfect match for those whose busy schedules interfere with traditional education. Dana Riley is one of the students, an SJVC Online student from Kentucky. For years, she worked in a nursing home, but the unpredictable hours and her young children kept her tired and hardly in a position to

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Online Division

Online Career Services Team gets creative to overcome great distances

by SJVC on January 21, 2014

A degree is a great investment for the future, but it is only a single part of a multitude of things necessary to attain stable employment. Even with a stunning resume, an applicant must still impress with their interview. At each on-ground campus, SJVC students are able to meet and work with a Career Services

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division

Father of Nine Digs In

by Nyla on January 16, 2014

Although Steve Cichos had been a bricklayer in the construction business for over 20-years, he knew that with layoffs becoming more common, he would have to go deeper if he was going to stay in this business.  “There was less and less work and finances were getting less and less sufficient,” says Steve.  But he

Posted in Business Programs / Construction Management / Grad Success / Online Division

Online campus debuts graduation video

by Nyla on December 19, 2013

SJVC’s Online students are scattered across the nation and even dot other countries, so gowning up for a graduation ceremony at one of the California campuses is unlikely. However, the Online Division staff did not feel it was fair for their students to work so hard toward successful completion of their degree and certificate programs

Posted in News and Events / Online Division / Student Success

Online Student Advisor reaches out

by SJVC on December 17, 2013

Is a Student Advisor for an online program meant to be just a title, a distant and aloof figure that merely sends an email every few months? Well, Tekla Patton does not think so. As a student advisor for the SJVC Online Campus, Tekla is there for her students. When they have questions, she can

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division

Clinical Medical Assisting student makes big changes

by Nyla on December 5, 2013

Deana Bates started this year with two life-altering decisions: weight loss surgery and college. Her interest in helping others through a career in the medical field forced a realization. At 240-lbs. it was not practical for Deana to be “constantly moving around with patients,” performing the physical requirements of a position in healthcare. She also

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Online Division

Medical Office Administration student achieves for her family

by Nyla on November 14, 2013

At 31-years old, Sy Om had waited too long to go to college to let a little thing like giving birth to her fifth child slow her down. Soon after the delivery of her son, Athan, she was eager to get home. “The day I got home from the hospital she (Theresa Paserb, instructor) was

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Office / Online Division

A long way from there…to here

by Nyla on October 28, 2013

Sandy Clute will be the first to tell you that not graduating high school until she was twenty-one was all on her. When she was a sophomore and not doing well with the academic constraints of the Akron, Ohio public school system, she opted to become an independent student enrolled in an online home-school program.

Posted in Medical Assisting / Online Division / Student Spotlights