Modesto Business Administration program graduate Marissa Gonzales

Business Administration program helps give student boost up the career ladder

by Nyla on April 25, 2019

Marissa Gonzales’ employer made clear to her the path she would need to take if she wanted to get into higher management: Additional education and the degree(s) and certification(s) she might earn to blaze that path. She knew there was an Operations Manager position coming up at Holiday Inn Express, where she currently worked in

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Modesto


SJVC partners with Generation T to support the skilled trades

by Ryan Smith on April 25, 2019

High school shop classes are slowly disappearing from schools across the nation. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 introduced stricter math and science standards nationwide, which meant school districts often had to stop funding these classes. In addition, there is a growing labor shortage in the skilled trades and that is why San

Posted in News and Events / SJVC

Modesto Business Administration instructor Chris Lewis

Business Administration students connect with instructor Chris Lewis through humor

by Nyla on April 23, 2019

Chris Lewis has many reasons to love his job teaching Business Administration program students on the Modesto campus. Close to the top is one that might surprise his students and his peers. “Part of the reason I enjoy doing this is because I think I’m hilarious,” he offers without any false modesty. There is a

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Modesto

SJVC Fresno Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Luis Renteria

Fresno Clinical Medical Assisting graduate overcomes insecurities to find career success

by Nyla on April 18, 2019

Do dreams have expiration dates? Luis Renteria will tell you they do not. He will also tell you that those dreams will never materialize if you don’t stretch yourself to bring them to life. “Everybody has dreams, but so many are not going to do anything about it,” he says. “If you want something, you

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Bakersfield Veterinary students participate World Spay Day

World Spay Day saves furry friends from disease and death

by Nyla on April 16, 2019

Most pet owners do not realize that having their dog or cat spayed or neutered not only reduces massive pet overpopulation, but it protects their fur babies from many health hazards. Spaying helps prevent Pyometra (uterine infections) and mammary cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. The

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Veterinary Assistant

SJVC Madera names Madera Community Hospital employer of the year

SJVC Madera recognizes Madera Community Hospital as Employer of the Year

by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2019

Every year, many organizations seek out and hire San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) graduates to fill open medical, technical and business positions. These organizations maintain a real commitment to the welfare of their employees, often resulting in high staff satisfaction levels. To honor its local employers, SJVC Madera annually recognizes an Employer of the Year.

Posted in Madera / News and Events


New report highlights aviation maintenance employment gap and how education can help meet the growing demand

by Ryan Smith on April 9, 2019

Like most industries, aviation maintenance faces it fair share of challenges, but a surplus of skilled and formally educated technicians is not one of them. A recent report using data from the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) found that aviation mechanics continue to retire faster than they are being replaced. The 2018 ATEC Pipeline Report

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / News and Events

Tragedy strikes close to heart of SJVC’s Fresno campus

by Nyla on April 1, 2019

A recent three-car accident took the life of Natalie Aceves, who graduated from the Surgical Technology program about this time last year. The circumstances of the hit-and-run tragedy are still under investigation, but pale in light of the terrible loss of Natalie’s vibrant life. She was just a few months pregnant and taking her 11-year-old

Posted in Fresno / News and Events

Great Strides Walk

SJVC Rancho Cordova invites you to join the Great Strides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

by Nyla on March 22, 2019

SJVC’s Rancho Cordova campus is inviting all students, staff, faculty, friends and family to register for the May 4th Great Strides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is the sixth year the Rancho Cordova campus will assemble a team that will volunteer at the event, raise money through registrations or walk the 5K track

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova