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SJVC Ontario Corrections program graduate Laura Cruz

Failure is not acceptable for corrections program graduate

by Nyla on August 16, 2018

At a petite 5’1″ and 110 lbs., you may think Laura Cruz wouldn’t be attracted to a career in law enforcement. But a family member’s misstep and subsequent reporting to a probation officer planted an important career seed in her. “Due to my mom being only a Spanish-speaker and my dad always working in order

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario Respiratory Therapy program graduate Michael Berry

Respiratory Therapy program graduate compares student life to work life

by Nyla on August 9, 2018

Michael Berry has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital for over a year now, but his many months as a student at SJVC’s Ontario campus are not far from his memory. “Student life was much harder,” he remembers. “There was no time for anything except school.” Classmates clung together like shipmates

Posted in Grad Success / Ontario / Respiratory Therapy

SJVC electrician program student standing in electrician classroom

How to Become an Electrician in California

by Raja Tahir on August 8, 2018

If you enjoy solving problems, are technically savvy and like to work with power tools, then becoming an electrician might be the perfect career choice for you. Are you interested in learning more about this career and how you can get started as an electrician in California? We’ve put together a comprehensive electrician career overview

Posted in Electrical Technology

Students and faculty participating in the 2018 Vent Race at SJVC Rancho Cordova

Vent Race Kicks off Rancho Cordova Open House

by Nyla on August 7, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, Rancho Cordova’s Respiratory Therapy program students organized their annual Vent Race to raise funds for Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and for the sheer entertainment of over 200 attendees. It is also the perfect occasion for the campus to host an Open House. “Students, their families and friends, and

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy / Surgical Technologist

Ontario Construction Management program graduate David Organiz

Shoulder Injury Leads to Construction Management Career

by Nyla on August 2, 2018

David Organiz was out on the softball field one hot summer day in 2010 when a reach-and-tumble earned him a serious shoulder injury. Surgery was imminent, and complications would eventually take him off his job as a commercial Air Conditioning/Heating and Ventilation installer for 18 months. A high-energy guy, David was a little stir-crazy after

Posted in Construction Management / Grad Success / Ontario

Electrician program now available at SJVC's Temecula campus

Electrician program now available at SJVC’s Temecula campus

by Nyla on July 31, 2018

There is a shortage of skilled electricians in California, and SJVC is committed to filling that need by training technicians through its electrician program. We’re pleased to announce that the electrician program is now enrolling students at the Temecula campus. “We have a shortage of electricians, for two important reasons,” says Jim DeBerry, Division Manager

Posted in Electrical Technology / News and Events / Temecula

Electrician program now available at SJVC's Temecula campus

SJVC Partners with SkyWest Airlines; Temecula campus now offers Electrician program

by Nyla on July 31, 2018

SkyWest and SJVC partner to offer Fresno Aviation grads a direct path to commercial aircraft maintenance career SJVC is pleased to announce that the Fresno Aviation campus recently partnered with SkyWest Airlines to form an Apprentice program. This exciting new venture will prepare graduates who have earned their Airframe and PowerPlant licenses to step into coveted mechanic

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

SJVC Career Services Regional Director Devon with her new hair cut

Wigs for Kids inspires SJVC staffer to make the kindest cut of all

by Nyla on July 24, 2018

Devon Dilley, Regional Career Services Director for the Fresno and Madera campuses, had an idea for a way to motivate students on both campuses to raise money for Brain Cancer Awareness Month. “I told students that if they could raise $1,000, they could cut my hair,” says Devon. Veronica Behringer, Dean of Student Services on

Posted in Fresno / Madera / News and Events

SkyWest airplane

SkyWest Airlines and SJVC Partner to Offer Aviation Grads a Direct Path to Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Career

by Nyla on July 20, 2018

SJVC’s Fresno Aviation campus recently partnered with SkyWest Airlines to form an Apprentice program. This exciting new venture will prepare graduates who have earned their Airframe and PowerPlant licenses to step into coveted mechanic positions with SkyWest’s aircraft maintenance team. “This partnership is an Apprentice program designed for Aviation Maintenance Technology students who want to

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / News and Events