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SJVC Rancho Cordova participates in the 30th Annual Dignity Health NICU Reunion

by Ryan Smith on November 12, 2019

Students and faculty from SJVC Rancho Cordova participated in the 30th Annual Dignity Health NICU Reunion, an event where former patients and family members celebrate their “graduation” from the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Units). The ages of those participating in the event ranged from just a few months to 18 years and up. There were

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

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Military vet expects respiratory therapist career to meet key goals

by Nyla on September 9, 2019

Damien Mange spent 12 years in the United States Army honing skills and values that will serve him all his life. “For all that it was, the good and the bad, I will always be grateful for the lessons that it gave me,” he says. Those lessons guide important decisions and help him weigh potential

Posted in Bakersfield / Respiratory Therapy / Student Success

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Job hopper finds dream career as a respiratory therapist

by Nyla on August 29, 2019

Tim Seldow knows what it’s like to live day-to-day without any sense of what the future holds. His roots were planted in shallow ground, easily pulled up and transplanted into another nutrient-thin environment. It started early when, at eight years old, his single mom left him with his grandparents who had immigrated to the U.S.

Posted in Grad Success / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

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Respiratory therapy career takes accelerated route for SJVC Temecula’s Program Director

by Nyla on July 23, 2019

It took Madison Dodds just seven years to go from Respiratory Therapy (RT) program student to Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in a hospital environment to RT program instructor at San Joaquin Valley College’s Temecula campus to the Respiratory Therapy Program Director. The trajectory of her career took her from sitting in a classroom to directing

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy graduate Martin Navarro

Respiratory Therapy program appeals to former sales professional

by Nyla on May 9, 2019

If may not seem logical for someone who spent his young adult life in sales positions that required him to wear a dress shirt and tie, to suddenly jump into the healthcare profession. But that is exactly what Martin Navarro decided to do. “I realized that what I liked most about sales was relationships –

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

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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 / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

Rancho Cordova Respiratory Therapy students jump in to aid Paradise fire evacuees

by Nyla on December 12, 2018

Recently a faculty member and several students from SJVC Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program ran toward danger to help the members of the town destroyed by California’s deadly and devastating Camp Fire. Residents of Paradise took refuge in a make-shift medical shelter set up in Chico, which is about 45 minutes away from their hometown.

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy