Pharmacy Technology

Attitude makes all the difference

by Nyla on June 11, 2013

Rebecca Freitag-Hunden’s 4-year olds, Alexxis and Alexander, were in school and her 17-year old daughter, Melissa, was in her last year of high school, so she thought this would be a good time to try something new. She told her husband, David, “I need to go to school and learn how to do something.” SJVC’s

Posted in Hesperia / Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights / Victor Valley

A Birthday Wake-up Call

by Nyla on March 5, 2013

Angie Gonzales’s 30th birthday was about to hit and she wasn’t happy about it. “I was sitting around at home after work every day, wanting to do something more with my life, but I didn’t have the education,” says Angie. “I felt like I was watching my life go by.” Many people might sit quietly

Posted in Bakersfield / Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights

SJVC Is A Family Tradition For MA Student

by Nyla on January 8, 2013

Candie Garcia watched three family members enroll in medical programs at the Rancho Cucamonga campus in the last four years. Her sister, Bernice, and sister-in-law, Divina, both graduated from the Medical Assisting program in 2010, and her brother, Joshua, is scheduled to graduate from the Pharmacy Technology program this August. They convinced her that SJVC

Posted in Ontario / Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights

Students volunteer for flu shot clinic at Walgreens

by Nyla on November 30, 2012

When the Walgreens chain cast the net for volunteers to help with this year’s Flu Shot Clinic, twenty SJVC Fresno Pharmacy Technology (PT) program students were quick to get into line. The clinic, held on Sun., Nov. 11th at the drugstore’s downtown Fresno location, expected well over a thousand people to take advantage of their

Posted in Fresno / News and Events / Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy Technology Student’s Degree Was A Long Time Coming

by Nyla on November 28, 2012

Tameka Smith started and stopped college many times before enrolling in SJVC’s Pharmacy Technology program last year. “I dropped out to get married, then to have my daughter and son, then to care for family members who needed help,” says Tameka. It just never seemed to be her turn to have the support needed to

Posted in Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights / Visalia

SJVC Student Gives School One More Try

by SJVC on February 24, 2012

After being sick for a long amount of time and missing a lot of school, most students would become discouraged and think that they can never go back to school. Virginia Ochoa a pharmacy tech student at SJVC’s Hesperia campus, she decided to give school one more try. Having been out of high school for

Posted in Hesperia / Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights / Victor Valley