SJVC Bakersfield Veterinary students participate World Spay Day

World Spay Day saves furry friends from disease and death

by Nyla on April 16, 2019

Most pet owners do not realize that having their dog or cat spayed or neutered not only reduces massive pet overpopulation, but it protects their fur babies from many health hazards. Spaying helps prevent Pyometra (uterine infections) and mammary cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. The

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Veterinary Assistant

SJVC Madera names Madera Community Hospital employer of the year

SJVC Madera recognizes Madera Community Hospital as Employer of the Year

by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2019

Every year, many organizations seek out and hire San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) graduates to fill open medical, technical and business positions. These organizations maintain a real commitment to the welfare of their employees, often resulting in high staff satisfaction levels. To honor its local employers, SJVC Madera annually recognizes an Employer of the Year.

Posted in Madera / News and Events


New report highlights aviation maintenance employment gap and how education can help meet the growing demand

by Ryan Smith on April 9, 2019

Like most industries, aviation maintenance faces it fair share of challenges, but a surplus of skilled and formally educated technicians is not one of them. A recent report using data from the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) found that aviation mechanics continue to retire faster than they are being replaced. The 2018 ATEC Pipeline Report

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

Tragedy strikes close to heart of SJVC’s Fresno campus

by Nyla on April 1, 2019

A recent three-car accident took the life of Natalie Aceves, who graduated from the Surgical Technology program about this time last year. The circumstances of the hit-and-run tragedy are still under investigation, but pale in light of the terrible loss of Natalie’s vibrant life. She was just a few months pregnant and taking her 11-year-old

Posted in Fresno / News and Events

Great Strides Walk

SJVC Rancho Cordova invites you to join the Great Strides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

by Nyla on March 22, 2019

SJVC’s Rancho Cordova campus is inviting all students, staff, faculty, friends and family to register for the May 4th Great Strides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is the sixth year the Rancho Cordova campus will assemble a team that will volunteer at the event, raise money through registrations or walk the 5K track

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova

SJVC Atascadero ribbon cutting invitation

SJVC’s newest campus rolls out the red carpet to the Atascadero, CA community

by Nyla on March 15, 2019

Just a few months after enjoying its first student start date, San Joaquin Valley College officially welcomed the Atascadero community and surrounding cities of Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach to its Grand Opening. The March 7th ribbon cutting attracted a great mix of community leaders, medical and

Posted in Atascadero / News and Events / SJVC

SJVC volunteers for 2019 Kids Day

Rain or shine, SJVC volunteers support Kids Day for Valley Children’s Hospital

by Ryan Smith on March 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect two SJVC campuses being recognized for raising the most funds in the College category for the 32nd annual Kids Day to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Despite the rain on March 5, students at several San Joaquin Valley College campuses were proud to support the 32nd annual

Posted in Fresno / Hanford / Madera / News and Events / Porterville / Visalia

SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology program graduate Mason Houk

Mechanical aptitude is the “It Factor” that can boost a career in Aviation Maintenance

by Nyla on March 7, 2019

After more than 20 years in the aviation maintenance industry, Mason Houk knows the key ingredient that gives new hires a distinctive edge: Hands-on experience. “You’re either good with mechanical devices or you’re not,” he says of new A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) Aviation Maintenance Technology recruits at SkyWest Airlines in Fresno, where he is

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

Temecula Dental Assisting program director Cindy Ovard and her husband

Temecula Dental Assisting program director motivates students to stay dynamic in evolving field

by Nyla on March 5, 2019

The open road adventures Cindy Ovard and her husband Kevin experience every time they climb onto their touring bike reinforce the ideology she brings to her Dental Assisting program students and instructors: Be forward-looking; embrace change and adventure. The dental industry is in a constant state of evolution with new technology at the forefront. As

Posted in Dental Assisting / Faculty Spotlights / Temecula