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Visalia Dental Assisting student Jared Ray with wife

Student in Visalia Dental Assisting program excels while juggling three jobs

by Nyla on October 29, 2018

Jared Ray is committed to his education and family. Not only is he balancing the responsibilities of being a husband and father with the demands of being a student in SJVC Visalia’s Dental Assisting program; he works not one, but three jobs while he trains to become a dental assistant. “I’m the kind of person

Posted in Dental Assisting / Student Spotlights / Visalia

LVN to RN student Amber Rose Smith and her two sons

LVN to RN student praises program for getting her ready for ER’s red zone

by Nyla on October 8, 2018

Amber Rose Smith may look like a vision of calm on the outside, but she is quietly juggling a life that demands her full attention at all times. She runs at a pace set by her determination to succeed in her Licensed Vocational Nursing-to-Registered Nurse program on the Visalia campus while she works part-time as a

Posted in Registered Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Dental Assistant graduate Vanessa Lopez Ojeda

Dental Assistant student lands job at extern site 6 weeks before graduating

by Nyla on October 4, 2018

Vanessa Ojeda made a smooth transition from high school to SJVC’s Dental Assistant program in Visalia. “I thought Dental Assisting would be interesting because you don’t just do one thing every day,” she says. “You see lots of different people, and you get to do a variety of procedures.” Vanessa’s sister Jennifer had graduated from

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Visalia

SJVC Visalia Vocational Nursing program student Amanda with daughter

Saving a baby’s life confirmed career direction for student in Vocational Nursing program

by Nyla on June 25, 2018

Temperatures were in the 70s the day Amanda Dollman heard frantic cries as she walked to her car in a hospital parking lot. She noticed an older woman and a younger man trying to get into a locked car. “I asked if everything was ok, thinking I could call AAA for them,” says Amanda. There

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

SJVC campuses provide free dental services to the public

by Nyla on April 30, 2018

Did you know that SJVC’s Visalia and Ontario Dental Hygiene programs provide no-cost dental services to their local communities, and have done so for years? If you’re interested in these services, click to set up an appointment. Under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist, dental hygiene students provide X-rays, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, polishings,

Posted in Dental Hygiene / News and Events / Ontario / Visalia

Husband and wife push through overwhelming life struggles to realize their career dreams

by Nyla on March 5, 2018

Mirna Gonzalez has struggled with serious medical problems since she was 16 years old. She was in and out of hospitals, endured multiple surgeries, and nurses regularly stopped by her house to monitor her progress. She did independent study for a while before graduating high school from a chartered military academy. “There were a lot

Posted in Student Spotlights / Visalia

Business Leadership Seminar Visalia

Business Leadership Seminar helps students and graduates polish skills

by Nyla on October 5, 2017

More than two dozen students and graduates enjoyed a Business Leadership Seminar hosted recently by the Visalia campus. Business Administration program students from the Hanford and Delano campuses joined Visalia Business Administration students for a day of speaker presentations, breakout sessions and friendly competitions that polished their skills and increased their knowledge. “We wanted to

Posted in Business Administration / News and Events / Visalia