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Online BSRT student Mellissa Prendez and family

Online Bachelor of Science degree completion program is ideal for Bakersfield Respiratory Therapist

by Nyla on December 25, 2017

Mellissa Prendez earned her Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus and has worked in that specialized field for about 15 months. But she knows a big change is coming for professionals at her education level in Respiratory Care. “There’s no set date yet, but the industry and professional organizations have

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Student Spotlights

Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor student Jessica Merrill

New Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science Degree completion program perfect choice for SJVC grad

by Nyla on December 11, 2017

The timing was perfect for Jessica Merrill, who graduated from SJVC’s Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science degree program in Ontario last February and was researching Bachelor of Science – Respiratory Therapy completion programs in order to take her newly minted expertise a step higher. Jessica was enrolled in a state college Respiratory Therapy program that

Posted in Online Division / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Student Spotlights

Temecula Medical Assisting student Vee and her son

Medical Assisting student uses new skill to save her son’s life

by Nyla on November 13, 2017

Voynne (Vee) Ramlakhan had no idea that exactly one day after earning CPR certification in one of her Medical Assisting program classes, she would use that new skill to save her 10-year-old son Isaiah’s life. It was 1 a.m. when Vee went downstairs to find that Isaiah had sneaked into the leftover orange chicken in

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Bakersfield Criminal Justice Corrections student Tammy Zamora

A career jump into Criminal Justice Corrections lands perfectly

by Nyla on September 11, 2017

Tammy Zamora spent years as a court reporter, taking depositions and watching the legal outcomes of law enforcement and the judicial system. Being a part of all that criminal justice action made her want to get into it on a deeper level. Her vision was to become a Corrections Officer. “One day I just woke

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Ontario Business Administration student Gurkeerat Sangha

Ontario Business Administration student has big plans post graduation

by Nyla on August 21, 2017

Even though Gurkeerat Sangha only recently hit his 19th birthday, he is a man with a clear plan. The way he sees it, once he graduates from the Business Administration program on the Ontario campus, he will take the first step up the career ladder toward a life in city planning and management. “I want

Posted in Business Administration / Ontario / Student Spotlights

Registered-Nursing-student-David-Price-and-daughter

Nursing shortage in California drives higher education decision for LVN

by Nyla on August 7, 2017

“You see your co-workers doing all this cool stuff like resuscitating patients, and I thought, hey, I could go back to school and do that,” says David Price, Registered Nursing (RN) program student and previous Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program graduate at SJVC’s Visalia campus. David’s co-worker envy has launched his advanced career dreams and

Posted in Registered Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Medical assisting program student Jonathan Holland

Passion for helping others leads student to Medical Assistant program

by Nyla on April 17, 2017

Jonathan Holland had not considered a career as a Medical Assistant until he spent a few years at his wife Angelica’s side during her frequent doctor’s appointments. “After all the things we had to learn about her medical conditions, that’s when I really developed a desire to become a Medical Assistant,” he says. “It helped

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Visalia