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Temecula campus recruits 130 registrants for Be the Match bone marrow program

by Nyla on March 8, 2017

In each hour of every day, 15 people in the U.S. find out they have some form of blood cancer. Roughly 12,000 Americans get that devastating news each year, and then begin the all-consuming task of beating back this disease and reclaiming their lives. Most of them depend on the life-giving contributions from others’ bodies

Posted in News and Events / Temecula

Temecula Medical Assisting student Rachel Edwards

Military background is perfect lead-in to life as Medical Assisting student

by Nyla on February 20, 2017

20 years in the Marine Corps formed Rachel Edwards’ appreciation for self-discipline and order, two skills that come into serious play as a student. “Time management just kind of comes naturally to me with my military background,” she says. “I didn’t really have a choice; the military demands structure.” Rachel never really had any doubts

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula

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Mother and her daughters buckle down to realize their medical career dreams

by Nyla on October 24, 2016

26-year-old Jonniece McFadden had no idea that when she began her Medical Assisting program last October, she would be the trigger for both her mom, Teresa Battles, and sister, Ruby Battles, to enroll in medical programs on the Temecula campus, as well. “My mom started a month after I did because she saw how hard

Posted in Medical Assisting / Medical Office / Student Spotlights / Temecula

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Dental Assisting students enjoy high-tech training off-campus

by Nyla on October 18, 2016

Mid-way through their Dental Assisting certificate program, Temecula Dental Assisting students are invited by Pacific Dental Services (PDS) to test drive an expensive and sophisticated piece of equipment essential to a specialty career in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  The CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) unit, located at the PDS Corona training center, uses computer systems to

Posted in Dental Assisting / News and Events / Temecula

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Temecula Instructor/Student Resource Coordinator shines in role with SJVC students

by Nyla on September 22, 2016

Even though Tamara Earnhardt spent several years in the restaurant industry, she always knew she should be an instructor. “Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” she reflects. “I used to make homework for my little sister, Kristy, during summer breaks. I was the teacher, she was the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell with graduates

Pharmacy Technology instructor leaves it all on the (career) field for her students

by Nyla on August 16, 2016

Give Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell a struggling student, and she will do double-duty to get that student on a positive academic and career track. “’What is the most overwhelming thing for you?’ is the first thing I ask them,” says Krista. “Their answer might be time, medication list (memorization), math; but I’ll make

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Temecula

Temecula Respiratory Therapy program director Tanner Bliss

Respiratory Therapy Program Director gives students more than a gentle push in the right direction

by Nyla on June 14, 2016

Tanner Bliss watched too many Respiratory Therapists in local hospitals giving less than their chosen profession – and their patients – deserved. “A big part of why I got into teaching was seeing respiratory therapists there for a paycheck, more than anything. I wanted to impact the next generation of therapists by influencing students to

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