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Is a career as a pharmacy technician right for you?

by SJVC on June 3, 2019

Would it surprise you to learn that not all of those people behind the counter at your local drug store are pharmacists? Chances are many are pharmacy technicians. And this post is all about what it takes to start a career in pharmacy technology. We’ll cover information regarding: What pharmacy technicians do on the job

Posted in Antelope Valley / Bakersfield / Fresno / Hesperia / Lancaster / Modesto / Ontario / Pharmacy Technology / Temecula / Victor Valley / Visalia

SJVC Porterville Business Administration graduate Dinorah Rountree

Difficulty transferring school credits from Mexico almost derailed Porterville graduate’s business career plans

by Nyla on May 30, 2019

In 2000, when Dinorah Rountree moved from Mexico to join her husband Ricky in Central California, she was counting on resuming a fulfilling career in the business community. But there was a roadblock that would prevent her from consideration for those high-level jobs. Her Bachelor’s degree credits would not be readily accepted or validated at

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Porterville

SJVC-Ontario-Business-Administration-instructor-Debi-Nichols

Business leader discovers she has the heartbeat of a teacher

by Nyla on May 28, 2019

Debi Nichols was one of the 15 million people who lost their jobs in the recession of 2009, but she didn’t spend a lot of time in panic mode. She had a bachelor’s degree in business, had reached high levels of influence in the corporate world, and had groomed countless others on paths to reach

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Atascadero Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Jamie Bueno

Clinical Medical Assisting student lands a job mid-way through her program

by Nyla on May 23, 2019

Jamie Bueno was expecting to work part-time at House of Bagels throughout her Clinical Medical Assisting program on the Atascadero campus. She was good with that. She was 20 years old, living at home with her parents and getting by financially. But she was also looking forward to the time she would complete the program,

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor Richard Simmons

Aviation maintenance career attracts people with specific interests

by Nyla on May 21, 2019

There are two kinds of people who enroll in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program on SJVC’s Fresno – Aviation campus: Those who enjoy the mechanics of working with their hands and those who love aviation. Instructor Richard Simmons is two for two. “I fell in love with aircraft when I was 6 years old and

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

Porterville Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Susan Davidson

Medical Assisting career inspired by life-threatening illness

by Nyla on May 16, 2019

In October 2016, Susan Davidson was chopping some firewood on the ranch property she and her sons Hayden, now 9, and Brody, now 6, and fiancé Kirk, live on. Later that evening, she felt something in her lower-left leg. Using a pair of tweezers, she was amazed to see Kirk pull a tick out of

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Porterville

SJVC Visalia campus students and staff with Sheriff Boudreaux

Sheriff’s visit to Visalia campus emphasizes leadership and motivation in the workplace

by Nyla on May 15, 2019

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s recruitment office can quickly identify the qualities and skills their best hires possess, and Sheriff Mike Boudreaux was happy to share those attributes with Business Administration and Criminal Justice: Corrections students during his recent classroom presentation on the Visalia campus. “Sheriff Boudreaux emphasized the importance of leadership, knowing what it

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Temecula HVACR program student Alejandro Lopez

Military veterans find comradery in HVACR program

by Nyla on May 14, 2019

Among all the programs SJVC provides, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) is one that attracts many military veterans. “From the first day of class, during introductions, I noticed how many students were veterans,” says Alejandro Lopez, who is on target to graduate in August from the HVACR program on the Temecula campus. “You

Posted in Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Student Success / Temecula

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy graduate Martin Navarro

Respiratory Therapy program appeals to former sales professional

by Nyla on May 9, 2019

If may not seem logical for someone who spent his young adult life in sales positions that required him to wear a dress shirt and tie, to suddenly jump into the healthcare profession. But that is exactly what Martin Navarro decided to do. “I realized that what I liked most about sales was relationships –

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy