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Long-time machinist turns aviation interest into dream career

by Nyla on July 30, 2019

Michael Dodt had spent about 25 years working with his hands in the manufacturing industry, with the last 10 years working as a machinist. But those jobs were shrinking, and he knew he needed a plan. “I had to skill-up somehow, because jobs in Fresno as a machinist were scarce and the job market was

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Faculty Spotlights / Fresno

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SJVC’s Fresno campus to offer in-demand Occupational Therapy Assistant program

by Nyla on July 29, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on September 9, 2019 regarding the SJVC Occupational Therapy Assistant program’s accreditation status. San Joaquin Valley College is pleased to launch an Occupational Therapy Assistant program on its Fresno campus, giving Central Valley residents easy access to training for this popular and in-demand career choice. “I expect to have

Posted in Fresno / News and Events / Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Clinical Medical Assisting student hits the re-set button

by Nyla on July 25, 2019

Sometimes you have to go home again before you can start life over. That’s what Charlotte Theurich realized when, after years of managing everything life threw her way, she had to set the reins of control aside. She moved in with her parents for a year, then accepted an invitation from her sister Tina to

Posted in Grad Success / Hanford / Medical Assisting

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Respiratory therapy career takes accelerated route for SJVC Temecula’s Program Director

by Nyla on July 23, 2019

It took Madison Dodds just seven years to go from Respiratory Therapy (RT) program student to Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in a hospital environment to RT program instructor at San Joaquin Valley College’s Temecula campus to the Respiratory Therapy Program Director. The trajectory of her career took her from sitting in a classroom to directing

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula

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Atascadero Campus celebrates its first graduation

by Ryan Smith on July 18, 2019

The SJVC Atascadero campus held its first graduation on June 28, 2019, at the Atascadero Bible Church in Atascadero, Calif. This was a special event as it was the first graduation for the campus and included guests from throughout the community. The Class of 2019 included 26 graduates who completed one of three programs: Clinical

Posted in Atascadero / News and Events / SJVC

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Clinical Medical Assisting students get an in-depth look at hospital operation

by Nyla on July 17, 2019

Corinna Avina, Clinical Medical Assisting instructor on SJVC’s Hanford campus, knows that the best way for her students to imagine themselves working in a busy medical environment is to get them behind-the-scenes. She was able to arrange that close-up through an extensive tour of Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. Clinical Medical Assisting students spend much

Posted in Hanford / Medical Assisting / News and Events

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A&P Mechanic Test Prep Resources: Find Answers to FAQs Here

by SJVC on June 12, 2019

Are you preparing to take the A&P mechanic exam in pursuit of a career in aircraft maintenance? This resource center has everything you need to know about preparing for your written, oral and practical examinations administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). SJVC Fresno Aviation Campus President Lionel Smith offers guidance on what you should

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno

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Pregnancy pushed now-graduate Sujey Marin to go for Clinical Medical Assisting program

by Nyla on June 6, 2019

Most of the time when someone finds out they are pregnant, the big decisions get put on hold. The next few months are spent feathering the nest, reducing stress and preparing to welcome a new member of the family. That’s not the way Sujey Marin saw it. “I knew if I waited, I wouldn’t have

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

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Bakersfield instructor pushes students to “dream in color”

by Nyla on June 4, 2019

Terrance Verdun was groomed all his young life to teach. His parents Patricia and Hayward made it known that, in their family, the older of their six children were responsible for teaching their younger siblings. “There was always a teaching moment in our household, especially when they thought it was something we should know,” says

Posted in Bakersfield / Faculty Spotlights