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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

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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

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Should I train to become a Surgical Technologist?

by Raja Tahir on February 12, 2018

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 job Where surgical technologists work and how much

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SJVC Fresno Surgical Technology program students in training

SJVC Fresno’s Surgical Technology program receives Continuing Accreditation from CAAHEP and ARC/STSA

by Susie on August 3, 2017

SJVC is pleased to share that the Fresno Surgical Technology program has earned Continuing Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP’s official letter to SJVC states that the “recent peer review conducted by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and CAAHEP’s Board of

Posted in Fresno / News and Events / Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist in the operating room preparing for surgery

Surgical Technology careers are riding a high-demand wave

by Nyla on July 13, 2017

Great news for those considering a job in the Surgical Technology field! The U.S. Department of Education’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 15% growth rate over the next decade for skilled Surgical Technicians, which translates into almost 15,000 new positions. That growth is much faster than the average 7% rate estimated for all

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Bakersfield Association of Surgical Technologists

CA State Assembly for Association of Surgical Technologists meets at Bakersfield campus

by Nyla on September 9, 2015

On Aug. 8, 15 Bakersfield Surgical Technology students, graduates and instructors hosted California State Assembly (CA-SA) Board members on campus for their quarterly meeting. CA-SA provided breakfast and SJVC’s Surg Tech program provided beverages and a meeting place for a half-day meeting that introduced Surgical Technology students to their organization. CA-SA is an important organization to

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