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Temecula HVACR instructor Oscar Aparicio

Temecula HVACR students have a true role model in Instructor Aparicio

by Nyla on May 7, 2019

As a Marine Corp veteran, Oscar Aparicio knows first-hand how difficult it can be to re-enter society after military life. The struggles are very real and on many levels. “Most of what you use in the military you can’t really use in the civilian world,” he says. “We’re a different breed and need to be

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Temecula

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SJVC wins CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Award

by Ryan Smith on May 3, 2019

The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently awarded San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) the 2019 Excellence in Community Service Silver Award. The CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Awards recognize schools that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their local community. The awards are given annually to honor and encourage initiatives in community service and civic

Posted in News and Events / SJVC

SJVC Fresno HVACR graduate Brent Kasner

On-the-job training is not enough for HVACR career success

by Nyla on May 2, 2019

Brent Kasner learned everything he knew about servicing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment during his four years in the Navy, on ships deployed across the oceans of the world. “It was all hands-on training and they gave me a lot of manuals about equipment,” he says. “I read a lot.” He was

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration

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SJVC Ontario’s Lions Branch Club helps the Easter Bunny out

by Nyla on April 30, 2019

The 20-member Lions Branch Club at SJVC’s Ontario campus thought they might don bunny ears this year and give a few students treat-filled Easter baskets to take home to delight their appreciative children. “One of our club members came up with the idea and everyone ran with it,” says Debi Nichols, Business Administration program  instructor

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

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SJVC Porterville students and staff all in for Kids Fest

by Nyla on April 29, 2019

What better way is there to bring Porterville families together for a day of fun and food than through Kids Fest. More than 2,000 attendees recently came to the annual event, put on by the City of Porterville. Behind the scenes this year there were more than 45 businesses, community service organizations, health care facilities,

Posted in News and Events / Porterville

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

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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