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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

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Fresno and Madera campuses help local seniors feel the holiday spirit

by Nyla on January 10, 2019

Older people are often the ones who feel lonely and left out during the holidays, as many family members have grown apart or away from each other. Christmas can be a particularly hard time for seniors with few financial resources and very little emotional support. For the third year in a row, SJVC’s Fresno and

Posted in Fresno / Madera / News and Events

SJVC Delano students participate in holiday clothes donation

Delano students jump on board to spread holiday spirit through clothing drive

by Nyla on December 31, 2018

SJVC’s Delano campus proved that – although they may be small – they are mighty when it comes to helping others in their community. When Diego Perez, Medical Assisting and Medical Office Administration instructor for the campus, realized there was an opportunity for SJVC Delano to help the less fortunate during the holidays, he put

Posted in Delano / News and Events

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Victor Valley Medical Assisting students lend their skills to local health fair

by Nyla on December 21, 2018

This year’s Hinkley Family Health and Resource Fair got a definite boost from 18 Medical Assisting students attending from SJVC’s Victor Valley (Hesperia) campus. The annual fair provides health screenings, flu shots, blood pressure checks, height/weight/BMI measurements and other medical evaluations at no cost to the invited public. Food, games and fun freebies were also

Posted in Hesperia / News and Events / Victor Valley

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What it’s like to work as an Aircraft Mechanic for SkyWest Airlines

by SJVC on December 19, 2018

By Tom Himka –  SkyWest Airlines Colorado Springs, Maintenance Manager So, you’ve caught the aviation bug. We don’t blame you. We love airplanes too. Starting a new career can be a bit overwhelming and you probably have plenty of questions. For instance, what is it like being a SkyWest mechanic? I can tell you, there isn’t

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno

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Visalia campus helps town’s annual Race Against Hunger make great strides

by Nyla on December 18, 2018

The first Race Against Hunger took place in Visalia 14 years ago with 250 participants determined to raise enough money to stock a food bank and help those in need. This year, over 5,300 participants either ran the 5K or took the 2-mile walk that allowed those who preferred to amble, along with more than

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Fresno Thanksgiving baskets donated to students in need

Thanksgiving food bags are a tradition on Fresno campus

by Nyla on December 14, 2018

Each year since 1991, San Joaquin Valley College’s Fresno campus has counted on the generosity of staff, faculty and students to help provide a Thanksgiving dinner for their students in need. This year, 25 students were nominated by those who work, learn and teach beside them throughout the year. So many students who come to

Posted in Fresno / News and Events

Fresno Surg Tech graduate Christina Santiago and family

Surg Tech grad leans in during medical emergencies

by Nyla on December 13, 2018

Christina Santiago is one of those people who immediately rushes into a medical emergency situation. No hesitation. It is both her training as a Surgical Technologist and her nature. “I don’t panic under pressure,” she says. “You are to-the-wall excited, but it doesn’t come out in my work. I am completely calm right then.” The

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Surgical Technologist

Rancho Cordova Respiratory Therapy students jump in to aid Paradise fire evacuees

by Nyla on December 12, 2018

Recently a faculty member and several students from SJVC Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program ran toward danger to help the members of the town destroyed by California’s deadly and devastating Camp Fire. Residents of Paradise took refuge in a make-shift medical shelter set up in Chico, which is about 45 minutes away from their hometown.

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova