Online Program


“Never give up” is Online Business Administration graduate’s new mantra

by Nyla on March 16, 2017

By the time he was in his fifties, Robert Hernandez had quit a lot of things in his life. He left high school at 17. Then after marrying young, he walked away from a long-term marriage. He even dropped out of his Business Administration program at SJVC the first time he was enrolled, several years

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Online Program / Spotlight

Online HR student Patricia Waite

Online HR program provides education boost for supervisor of 700+ employees

by Nyla on February 2, 2017

Education was the last thing on Patricia Waites’ mind when she came to the U.S. from Jamaica right out of high school. “I was just excited to go to work,” she says. “You want to work and have a family, so I was never able to enter college.” Patricia made her way up the ranks

Posted in Grad Success / Human Resource Administration / Online Program / Spotlight

Medical Billing and coding student Shaneeka

Online student matches natural abilities with Medical Billing & Coding profession

by Nyla on December 26, 2016

Sheneka Brassfield has no doubts about her career calling. It is something she has been doing all her life: Caring for others. Only now, once she gets the degree she is earning in SJVC’s Online Medical Billing and Coding program, she will be considered a professional in the field of helping others. Sheneka has spent

Posted in Medical Billing and Coding / Online Division / Online Program / Student Spotlights

Online medical assistant training programs

What to Look for in an Online Medical Assisting Program in California

by SJVC on December 21, 2016

Do you want to prepare for an exciting job in health care but don’t have the time to go back to school? You can now train to become a medical assistant online, which means you can flexibly train for a new career while still having your busy life at work and at home. But with

Posted in Medical Assisting / Online Division / Online Program

Medical assistant certification

Do Medical Assistants Have to be Certified to Work in California?

by SJVC on December 20, 2016

The short answer is “no,” medical assistants do not need to be certified to work in California.¹ For some people, that’s one of the most appealing aspects about the position, considering how easy it is to become a medical assistant compared to other similar entry-level health care jobs. But just because medical assistants don’t need

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Online IT program student turned struggle into strength

by Nyla on July 14, 2016

Jonathan Perry never had a role model to show him how to handle stress or set goals for himself. He had to figure all that out on his own. “It was the lack of that person to emulate that pushed me,” he says. As a young boy of seven, he and his mom, brother and

Posted in Grad Success / Information Technology / Online Division / Online Program

Information Technology Concentrations

Information Technology program provides four concentrations, plus industry certifications prep for top jobs

by Nyla on November 4, 2015

For those who want to break into the Information Technology (IT) field, SJVC offers the whole package to position Online IT students for those top-notch positions. Four versatile concentrations allow students to specialize in their primary areas of interest: Web Development, Database Administration and Information Security, in addition to Networking and Telecommunications. “These four areas are the

Posted in Information Technology / News and Events / Online Division / Online Program

Online IT program helps techie prepare for dream career

by Nyla on October 19, 2015

Online Information Technology student Josh Lute had a very practical interpretation of “follow your bliss” when it came to making his career choice. “I was driving a truck and training drivers for the last 8-9 years and could make $50-100k a year,” says Josh, who never intended for that position to be his life-long pursuit.

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Human Resource Administration grad tackles college in her thirties

by Nyla on October 15, 2015

Ironda Robinson understands that you can start out with a solid plan to complete college, but that life can sometimes hijack those good intentions in ways you cannot fight. Ironda’s mother’s illness changed her priorities – and her college track. Ironda managed to get in a year of college before her mom, Annie, began to

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