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Is a career as a corrections officer right for me?

by Raja Tahir on April 23, 2018

Do you want a career in criminal justice? Are you interested in maintaining law and order in a prison environment? Are you prepared to work with convicted criminals? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then a career as a corrections officer might be the right fit for you. What does a corrections officer do?

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Beware of student loan scams on Facebook and Instagram

by Susie on April 6, 2016

SJVC has recently seen several promotions on social media that promise student loan forgiveness and/or loan consolidation. These promotions are targeted to graduates and students of SJVC, as well as other schools. Promotions that offer loan forgiveness or consolidation services that sound too good to be true may just be – and you should use

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Job Interview Tips

SJVC’s top tips for a successful job interview

by Susie on March 23, 2016

You did it! You graduated college and are now looking for a job. Or maybe you’re close to graduating and have already started your job search. You triple check your resume and cover letter and send them in to apply for a few positions. Several days or weeks pass and you get the call: The

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Fresno Criminal Justice Corrections firearms training

Fresno Criminal Justice Corrections students practice safe firearm handling

by Susie on February 5, 2016

Author: Manuel Graves, Criminal Justice: Corrections instructor, SJVC Fresno Cadets from SJVC Fresno’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program recently completed their weapons qualifications at the Fresno Pistol and Rifle Club Inc. in Auberry, Calif. Under the close supervision of BSIS and NRA Instructors Mark Swagger and Andy Leudridan, 11 cadets enjoyed a two-day break from the

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / News and Events / SJVC

Delano temporary entrance

SJVC Now Enrolling in Delano!

by SJVC on July 9, 2015

The San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) family just keeps on growing. On July 8, 2015, SJVC opened its 14th ground campus in Delano. The new Delano campus will offer Certificates in Business Administration, Medical Assisting and Medical Office. Delano students will start their classes at a brand new campus – located at 1920 Cecil Ave. – in

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Madera instructor Maziar Aminsalehi

Medical Assisting instructor sees himself in his students

by Nyla on March 10, 2015

Dr. Maziar Aminsalehi does not allow his academic and medical achievements to divide him from his students. He wants them to know that he once sat where many of them now sit; with an unimpressive education and work record, uncertain about a career direction and insecure about their future. “I got kicked out of two

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Madera / Medical Assisting / SJVC


A Shout Out to All the Dental Assistants Out There!

by Susie on March 6, 2015

Did you know that the first full week in March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week (AKA DARW)? This year, we’re celebrating it March 1-7, and did so by encouraging our SJVC students and grads to post pictures of themselves on the job or in the classroom/lab. We got some pretty awesome photos of our students practicing their dental

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