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SJVC Hesperia Medical Assisting student takes a patient's blood

Victor Valley Medical Assisting students lend their skills to local health fair

by Nyla on December 21, 2018

This year’s Hinkley Family Health and Resource Fair got a definite boost from 18 Medical Assisting students attending from SJVC’s Victor Valley (Hesperia) campus. The annual fair provides health screenings, flu shots, blood pressure checks, height/weight/BMI measurements and other medical evaluations at no cost to the invited public. Food, games and fun freebies were also

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State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte with SJVC Hesperia Campus President Richard Matley

State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte visits SJVC’s Victor Valley campus

by Nyla on November 26, 2018

As the State Assemblyman for District 33, Jay Obernolte likes to know the communities and businesses he serves. He realizes that educational facilities serve an important role in strengthening human resources for businesses large and small in his district of approximately half a million people. Assemblyman Obernolte accepted the invitation to visit SJVC’s Victor Valley

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Doug Patch

Victor Valley campus loses beloved instructor Douglas Patch

by Nyla on November 19, 2018

Douglas Patch was a strong and vocal presence on the Victor Valley (Hesperia) campus for over 8 years as he guided Business Administration program students and improved everything he touched in his role as instructor and colleague. His mindset was always one of “how can we make this better.” “I still expect to hear him

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Monica Ortega is now a graduate of the Criminal Justice program.

Graduate breaks the fast food job cycle with Criminal Justice career

by Nyla on February 9, 2017

By the time Monica Ortega was 21 years old, she had worked for at least five fast-food chains. “I wasn’t happy working paycheck-to-paycheck and only living off that,” she says. “I was constantly working and not having something to look forward to.” Monica wanted – and deserved – more. She considered community college but dreaded the

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Hesperia / Victor Valley

Jessica Padilla

Hesperia Criminal Justice program loses one of its finest cadets

by Nyla on February 3, 2017

The Hesperia campus lost a cherished student in October when cadet Jessica Rae Padilla succumbed to cancer just a few short months after she started the Criminal Justice program. “She always had a little half-smile; there was always a little light behind her,” says Eddy Leuridan, Criminal Justice Program Director. “She was a problem-solver, a

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Hesperia / Victor Valley

Pharm Tech instructor Jillian Ramirez

Hesperia instructor truly gets the Pharmacy Technician career path

by Nyla on December 22, 2016

Jillian Ramirez has wanted to be a Pharmacy Technician since she was in 7th grade. Everything about that career appealed to her young mind. “I loved the white lab coat, working in healthcare, but not touching anybody, making sure people were taken care of with appropriate (pharmaceutical) treatment,” she says. She put her college plans

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Medical Assisting students volunteer for moms-to-be expo

by Nyla on July 19, 2016

Almost 3,000 expectant moms and their families came to the High Desert Baby Expo at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville recently to get health and baby care information and lots of goodies to take home. This first-time event attracted more attention and enjoyed greater attendance than was expected. “There were so many there,

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