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Porterville Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Susan Davidson

Medical Assisting career inspired by life-threatening illness

by Nyla on May 16, 2019

In October 2016, Susan Davidson was chopping some firewood on the ranch property she and her sons Hayden, now 9, and Brody, now 6, and fiancé Kirk, live on. Later that evening, she felt something in her lower-left leg. Using a pair of tweezers, she was amazed to see Kirk pull a tick out of

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Porterville

SJVC Visalia campus students and staff with Sheriff Boudreaux

Sheriff’s visit to Visalia campus emphasizes leadership and motivation in the workplace

by Nyla on May 15, 2019

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s recruitment office can quickly identify the qualities and skills their best hires possess, and Sheriff Mike Boudreaux was happy to share those attributes with Business Administration and Criminal Justice: Corrections students during his recent classroom presentation on the Visalia campus. “Sheriff Boudreaux emphasized the importance of leadership, knowing what it

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Temecula HVACR program student Alejandro Lopez

Military veterans find comradery in HVACR program

by Nyla on May 14, 2019

Among all the programs SJVC provides, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) is one that attracts many military veterans. “From the first day of class, during introductions, I noticed how many students were veterans,” says Alejandro Lopez, who is on target to graduate in August from the HVACR program on the Temecula campus. “You

Posted in Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Student Success / Temecula

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy graduate Martin Navarro

Respiratory Therapy program appeals to former sales professional

by Nyla on May 9, 2019

If may not seem logical for someone who spent his young adult life in sales positions that required him to wear a dress shirt and tie, to suddenly jump into the healthcare profession. But that is exactly what Martin Navarro decided to do. “I realized that what I liked most about sales was relationships –

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

Temecula HVACR instructor Oscar Aparicio

Temecula HVACR students have a true role model in Instructor Aparicio

by Nyla on May 7, 2019

As a Marine Corp veteran, Oscar Aparicio knows first-hand how difficult it can be to re-enter society after military life. The struggles are very real and on many levels. “Most of what you use in the military you can’t really use in the civilian world,” he says. “We’re a different breed and need to be

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Temecula

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SJVC wins CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Award

by Ryan Smith on May 3, 2019

The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently awarded San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) the 2019 Excellence in Community Service Silver Award. The CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Awards recognize schools that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their local community. The awards are given annually to honor and encourage initiatives in community service and civic

Posted in News and Events

SJVC Fresno HVACR graduate Brent Kasner

On-the-job training is not enough for HVACR career success

by Nyla on May 2, 2019

Brent Kasner learned everything he knew about servicing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment during his four years in the Navy, on ships deployed across the oceans of the world. “It was all hands-on training and they gave me a lot of manuals about equipment,” he says. “I read a lot.” He was

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration

SJVC Ontario Easter Bunny

SJVC Ontario’s Lions Branch Club helps the Easter Bunny out

by Nyla on April 30, 2019

The 20-member Lions Branch Club at SJVC’s Ontario campus thought they might don bunny ears this year and give a few students treat-filled Easter baskets to take home to delight their appreciative children. “One of our club members came up with the idea and everyone ran with it,” says Debi Nichols, Business Administration program  instructor

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

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SJVC Porterville students and staff all in for Kids Fest

by Nyla on April 29, 2019

What better way is there to bring Porterville families together for a day of fun and food than through Kids Fest. More than 2,000 attendees recently came to the annual event, put on by the City of Porterville. Behind the scenes this year there were more than 45 businesses, community service organizations, health care facilities,

Posted in News and Events / Porterville