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SJVC volunteers for 2019 Kids Day

Rain or shine, SJVC volunteers support Kids Day for Valley Children’s Hospital

by Ryan Smith on March 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect two SJVC campuses being recognized for raising the most funds in the College category for the 32nd annual Kids Day to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Despite the rain on March 5, students at several San Joaquin Valley College campuses were proud to support the 32nd annual

Posted in News and Events

SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology program graduate Mason Houk

Mechanical aptitude is the “It Factor” that can boost a career in Aviation Maintenance

by Nyla on March 7, 2019

After more than 20 years in the aviation maintenance industry, Mason Houk knows the key ingredient that gives new hires a distinctive edge: Hands-on experience. “You’re either good with mechanical devices or you’re not,” he says of new A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) Aviation Maintenance Technology recruits at SkyWest Airlines in Fresno, where he is

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

Temecula Dental Assisting program director Cindy Ovard and her husband

Temecula Dental Assisting program director motivates students to stay dynamic in evolving field

by Nyla on March 5, 2019

The open road adventures Cindy Ovard and her husband Kevin experience every time they climb onto their touring bike reinforce the ideology she brings to her Dental Assisting program students and instructors: Be forward-looking; embrace change and adventure. The dental industry is in a constant state of evolution with new technology at the forefront. As

Posted in Dental Assisting / Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

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In-demand prerequisite courses expand to SJVC’s Fresno and Bakersfield campuses

by Nyla on February 26, 2019

It is always a scramble for those interested in Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene and other healthcare careers to get the prerequisite courses needed to enroll in education and training programs. Medical careers are so popular that prerequisite courses for those programs can extend the time it takes to move into a new career by several

Posted in Bakersfield / Fresno / News and Events

NTHS membership bolsters SJVC Fresno graduates’ career objectives

by Nyla on February 21, 2019

SJVC’s Fresno campus conducted their first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) ceremony recently that celebrated 88 past and current members. “We wanted to recognize this national organization and our students’ achievements,” says Nancy Hale, Library Learning Resource Coordinator, who is the NTHS organizer and Fresno Chapter Advisor. NTHS is associated with more than 3,900 secondary

Posted in Fresno / News and Events

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Graduates share the love connections they made at SJVC

by Diana on February 14, 2019

At SJVC, we know our students come to us to get the training they need for a new career. But some have graduated with more than career training: Several of our graduates found their significant others through SJVC! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing two of those love stories. Travis and Silvia “While I

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Visalia’s vocational nursing students join local effort to help the homeless

by Nyla on February 11, 2019

It is not uncommon for many people to be afraid of those who are homeless. For some, direct contact with those who have little choice but to wander the streets, disheveled and desperate, strikes fear and uneasiness, and is avoided. But once a year, vocational nursing students on SJVC’s Visalia campus lean directly into that

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / News and Events / Visalia

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SJVC celebrates first graduating class from Online BSRT program

by Nyla on January 22, 2019

28 students from SJVC’s online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science degree completion (BSRT) program recently made it to the finish line – many of them with honors. SJVC is proud of this first graduating class from the online BSRT program, which launched in June 2017. “They are an exceptional group of students,” says Justin Halligan,

Posted in News and Events / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy

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SJVC Fresno’s aircraft mechanic students step up to help local community

by Nyla on January 11, 2019

Until just a couple of months ago, many Aviation Maintenance Technology students at the Aviation campus in Fresno had never been part of a community volunteer effort. “They have not had the experience of helping strangers,” says James Montague, Academic Coach. “They haven’t really considered it. Why help somebody I don’t even know?” They are

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / News and Events