Husband and wife push through overwhelming life struggles to realize their career dreams

by Nyla on March 5, 2018

Mirna Gonzalez has struggled with serious medical problems since she was 16 years old. She was in and out of hospitals, endured multiple surgeries, and nurses regularly stopped by her house to monitor her progress. She did independent study for a while before graduating high school from a chartered military academy. “There were a lot

Posted in Student Spotlights / Visalia

Ontario student discovers ambition for construction career

by Nyla on February 26, 2018

Isaiah Motupalli has been working with his dad James since he was 15, using brick, rock, stone and concrete to pour driveways and build walls. “I saved up to buy my first car, a Ford Ranger pickup, when I was in high school,” he says. After graduation, he tried junior college for less than a

Posted in Construction Management / Ontario / Spotlight / Student Spotlights

Should I train to become a Surgical Technologist?

by Raja Tahir on February 12, 2018

Do you think surgical technology is the right career for you? If you are detail-oriented and work well in stressful situations, becoming a surgical technologist could be a great career choice. Read on to learn: What surgical technologists (also known as operating room technicians) do on the job Where surgical technologists work and how much

Posted in Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology program now offered at SJVC’s Temecula and Rancho Cordova campuses

by Nyla on February 5, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of surgical technologists is projected to increase 12% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. SJVC is excited to now offer this career training choice – currently a vocational staple on the Fresno and Bakersfield campuses – on its Temecula and Rancho

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Is a career as a Respiratory Therapist right for me?

by Raja Tahir on January 25, 2018

Are you interested in training to work as a Respiratory Therapist? Then you’re in the right place – this post is all about a career in Respiratory Care. We’ll cover information regarding: What respiratory therapists do on the job Where respiratory therapists (RTs) work and how much they reportedly make The skills and characteristics needed

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

Fresno aircraft mechanic program student succeeds against all odds

by Nyla on January 18, 2018

There were three potential handicaps that could prevent Sophia Leide from doing well in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program in Fresno. She was young. At 17 years old, she had just completed her high school graduation requirements. As a home-schooled student, she had not been in a classroom environment for a few years and –

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

SJVC dental assistant students training in classroom

Is dental assisting the right career for me?

by Raja Tahir on January 2, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a dental assistant? This post examines some of the duties and responsibilities you may encounter if you become a dental assistant. We’ll cover information regarding: What dental assistants do on the job Where dental assistants work and how much they reportedly make The skills and characteristics needed to be a

Posted in Dental Assisting

SJVC gift wrap party to help local seniors

Gift baskets made holidays better for SJVC students and local seniors

by Nyla on December 26, 2017

SJVC wants to make a difference in students’ lives and in their communities one holiday at a time. “We did a Thanksgiving drive for our students who cannot afford to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to their family,” says Devon Dilley, Career Services Manager for SJVC’s Fresno and Madera campuses. “Nominations came from students, staff

Posted in Fresno / Madera / News and Events

Online BSRT student Mellissa Prendez and family

Online Bachelor of Science degree completion program is ideal for Bakersfield Respiratory Therapist

by Nyla on December 25, 2017

Mellissa Prendez earned her Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus and has worked in that specialized field for about 15 months. But she knows a big change is coming for professionals at her education level in Respiratory Care. “There’s no set date yet, but the industry and professional organizations have

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Spotlight / Student Spotlights