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Rancho Cordova Surgical Technology faculty member Dwight Sneed

Ensuring Surgical Technology students make a smooth transition from classroom to operatories is essential to career success

by Nyla on November 5, 2019

Dwight Sneed joined the Surgical Technology program faculty on the Rancho Cordova campus just 8-months ago, but his priorities were immediately in full alignment with the team. He understood the importance of students taking what they learn in the classroom to high performance in a medical surgery environment. “What I enjoy most is seeing the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Rancho Cordova / Surgical Technologist

Fresno Surg Tech graduate Christina Santiago and family

Surg Tech grad leans in during medical emergencies

by Nyla on December 13, 2018

Christina Santiago is one of those people who immediately rushes into a medical emergency situation. No hesitation. It is both her training as a Surgical Technologist and her nature. “I don’t panic under pressure,” she says. “You are to-the-wall excited, but it doesn’t come out in my work. I am completely calm right then.” The

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Surgical Technologist

3 Medical Careers That Pay Off (and You Can Learn in Under 2 Years)

by SJVC on November 28, 2018

When most people consider pursuing a medical career, they think it takes several years of school before they can start working. That’s not always the case. In fact, there are medical careers that offer decent pay and often take less than 2 years of college to earn an associate’s degree. Respiratory Therapists According to the

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Bakersfield Surgical Tech graduate Frank Weeden

Surg Tech is perfect career choice for former army medic

by Nyla on November 8, 2018

Frank Weeden has known since he was 14 years old that he wanted a medical career, but it took him almost 35 years to get there. He got his first taste of what that career might be like during his military service. He enlisted right out of high school, and after boot camp trained as

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Surgical Technologist

Rancho Cordova Surgical Technology program ribbon cutting

Surgical Technology program is welcome addition to SJVC’s Rancho Cordova campus

by Nyla on October 3, 2018

The recent Open House that introduced SJVC’s new Surgical Technology program to the Rancho Cordova community had everything but a marching band. Over 200 guests, including campus staff, faculty, students and their friends and family, enjoyed a warm welcome and full program of speakers and activities. Guests attending the new program’s ribbon-cutting represented many facets

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Surgical Technologist

Students and faculty participating in the 2018 Vent Race at SJVC Rancho Cordova

Vent Race Kicks off Rancho Cordova Open House

by Nyla on August 7, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program students organized their annual Vent Race to raise funds for Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and for the sheer entertainment of over 200 attendees. It is also the perfect occasion for the campus to host an Open House. “Students, their families and friends, and

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy / Surgical Technologist

How to Become a Surgical Technologist

by Raja Tahir on February 12, 2018

Should I train to become a Surgical Technologist? Do you think surgical technology is the right career for you? If you are detail-oriented and work well in stressful situations, becoming a surgical technologist could be a great career choice. Read on to learn: What surgical technologists (also known as operating room technicians) do on the

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