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SJVC Fresno Dean of Student Services Glenn Elizarde

Fresno Student Services Dean always ready to lend ear to students

by Nyla on October 8, 2019

As Dean of Student Services on the Fresno campus, Glenn Elizarde provides a haven for all students who need help and advice in their struggles to meet challenges that threaten their ability to stay in school. These students might get new resources for child-care, groceries or help with utility bills, a few much-needed school supplies

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno

San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. signs agreement to acquire Santa Barbara Business College

by SJVC on September 23, 2019

San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. (SJVCI), the parent organization of San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) and Carrington College, has signed an agreement to acquire Santa Barbara Business College (SBBC). The proposed transaction requires accreditor and regulatory approvals before it is complete. Once approved, SBBC would continue to operate as an independent college. There will be

Posted in News and Events / SJVC

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Disabled military veteran chooses Medical Office Administration program for a career that will accommodate physical restrictions

by Nyla on September 12, 2019

Ramon De Jesus planned to spend his life as crew chief for aircraft maintenance in the U.S. Air Force. For eight years he enjoyed his work, military life and assignments that took him to high-alert stations where he worked on advance technology spy planes. He provided a good life for his wife Betty and their

Posted in Grad Success / Madera / Medical Office

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Military vet expects respiratory therapist career to meet key goals

by Nyla on September 9, 2019

Damien Mange spent 12 years in the United States Army honing skills and values that will serve him all his life. “For all that it was, the good and the bad, I will always be grateful for the lessons that it gave me,” he says. Those lessons guide important decisions and help him weigh potential

Posted in Bakersfield / Respiratory Therapy / Student Success

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Occupational Therapy Assistant vs. Physical Therapist Assistant: What’s the Difference?

by SJVC on September 5, 2019

Are you considering pursuing a career as either an occupational therapy assistant or physical therapist assistant? These two professions actually share many similarities. Both are currently in-demand and can command a decent salary, according to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)¹. So let’s take a closer look to see which of these life-improving

Posted in Fresno / Occupational Therapy Assistant

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SJVC’s Electrical Technology program now offered in Fresno and Bakersfield

by Nyla on September 4, 2019

When a career training program is on a hot track, SJVC wants to make certain their campuses are ready to meet the needs of the local work force and potential employers. A quick response to the perfect opportunity of supply and demand can benefit many lives…and livelihoods. The Electrical Technology program is a perfect example.

Posted in Bakersfield / Electrical Technology / Fresno / News and Events

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Job hopper finds dream career as a respiratory therapist

by Nyla on August 29, 2019

Tim Seldow knows what it’s like to live day-to-day without any sense of what the future holds. His roots were planted in shallow ground, easily pulled up and transplanted into another nutrient-thin environment. It started early when, at eight years old, his single mom left him with his grandparents who had immigrated to the U.S.

Posted in Grad Success / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

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Students help “Stuff the Bus” to support the Delano community

by Ryan Smith on August 28, 2019

It takes a lot to be an achiever, but SJVC’s “elite achievers” always go the extra mile, especially when it comes to supporting the community. That is why the student Elite Achiever’s Club at SJVC’s Delano campus decided to support the “Stuff the Bus” community initiative by donating school supplies and hosting a supply drive.

Posted in Delano / News and Events

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Criminal Justice: Corrections graduate’s career shoots to the top

by Nyla on August 22, 2019

Tyteyana McNeal wasted no time in acting on her vision of a career in corrections. She knew she was born to move in that environment. “Growing up, criminal justice was always my thing,” she says. “I like to help people, to show them there’s something better out there for them.” Even when at age 19,

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