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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

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Electrical Technology program instructor brings field and life techniques into the classroom

by Nyla on August 20, 2019

In 2013, Eric Laumatia completed a short-term training program to become an electrician. The education he received was important to his career growth, but equally important were friendships he developed while in class that included the instructor, Jim DeBerry, and fellow classmate, Frank Saavedra. “I’d had a great group of instructors and made a comment

Posted in Electrical Technology / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

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Marine vet’s PTSD didn’t keep her from pursuing aircraft mechanic dream career

by Nyla on August 15, 2019

“When I was very little, I loved aviation and wanted to be a pilot,” says Megan Cardoza. “But I got glasses when I was five or six years old and heard I couldn’t wear glasses and be a pilot.” So she set that dream aside and went into the Marine Corps after graduating high school.

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

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Online Respiratory Therapy graduate sets her sights on a career as a pulmonary nurse practitioner

by Nyla on August 8, 2019

Samantha Canez goes to work every day knowing that she might be called upon to use her specialized skills as a respiratory therapist to save someone’s life. It’s hard to imagine there was a time when she was not certain she had the ability or the confidence to meet that challenge. In 2013, Samantha was

Posted in Grad Success / Online Division / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

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Lancaster Pharmacy Technology graduate finds confidence and a career

by Nyla on August 1, 2019

At 47 years old, June Bianchi decided she had spent too many years working in retail, opening boxes in warehouses and diffusing customer service issues. She had tried a couple of short-term education routes in medical assisting and dialysis technician that didn’t connect, but did reinforce her interest in a career helping others. “My eyes

Posted in Antelope Valley / Grad Success / Lancaster / Pharmacy Technology