SJVC Visalia Vocational Nursing program student Amanda with daughter

Saving a baby’s life confirmed career direction for student in Vocational Nursing program

by Nyla on June 25, 2018

Temperatures were in the 70s the day Amanda Dollman heard frantic cries as she walked to her car in a hospital parking lot. She noticed an older woman and a younger man trying to get into a locked car. “I asked if everything was ok, thinking I could call AAA for them,” says Amanda. There

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Temecula Dental Assistant program graduate Dani and husband

Dental Assistant grad knows “going it alone” can actually focus your career goals

by Nyla on June 21, 2018

Danielle “Dani” Watson knew no one in California when she loaded up a U-Haul and moved from Kansas to California to start her new Dental Assisting program on the Temecula campus. Her Marine Captain husband Adam was deployed in the Middle East, and she wanted to be close to Camp Pendleton when he returned to

Posted in Dental Assisting / Grad Success / Temecula

SJVC Ontario instructor Erin Schlanger with her family

Ontario instructor knows she was born to teach

by Nyla on June 19, 2018

When you’ve wanted something all your life, it’s a little overwhelming when it finally happens. “I was driving when I got the call that I got the teaching position at SJVC,” says Erin Schlanger. “Tom (husband) was telling me, ‘You need to pull over,’ because I was crying, I was so happy.” That was 8

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Ontario RN program student Jacquelin Alvarez

Ontario RN student discovers true passion in nursing

by Nyla on June 18, 2018

After opting out of a 2-year nursing program in a school that didn’t provide what she had hoped for, Jacquelin Alvarez was at a loss for her next career training and education move. “What do I do now,” she remembers thinking. Still discouraged, Jacquelin found herself at SJVC’s Ontario campus checking out the Pharmacy Technology

Posted in Ontario / Registered Nursing / Student Spotlights

RRT in a hospital

Respiratory Therapy in California: Job Outlook

by SJVC on June 13, 2018

Whether you’re a practicing registered respiratory therapist (RRT) or thinking about becoming one, you can breathe easier knowing that California is one of the best states for RRTs. In addition to being the highest-paying state for respiratory therapists, California is also expected to need thousands of additional RRTs in coming years to meet the growing

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

What’s It Like to Complete a RT Degree Bridge Program Online?

by SJVC on June 12, 2018

What’s It Like to Complete a Respiratory Therapy Bridge Program Online? If you want to advance your RT career, going back to school to earn your Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) can help you gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to move up the career ladder. And there’s good news for busy

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree


Four SJVC California Respiratory Therapy programs earn national award

by Nyla on June 4, 2018

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently notified SJVC’s Rancho Cordova, Bakersfield, Ontario and Temecula campuses that their Respiratory Therapy programs would receive the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapy Credentialing Success Award. Only about 20% of the 443 Respiratory Therapy programs nationwide (38 of which are in California) earn this recognition. “The CoARC Board

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Ontario / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula

SJVC now enrolling students at new Atascadero campus

by Nyla on May 29, 2018

SJVC is excited to introduce San Luis Obispo (SLO) county to a new career education resource with the opening of the Atascadero campus in Fall 2018. There is a lot of community enthusiasm for this new education and career training alternative where post high school education options are a little scarce. “The career college isn’t a

Posted in Atascadero / News and Events

SJVC celebrates instructors for Teacher Appreciation Week

by Susie on May 16, 2018

SJVC students and staff recently celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11. SJVC asked its students on social media to share a note about their favorite instructors, and our students delivered! Nearly 100 students participated, leaving wonderful comments on Instagram and Facebook about their SJVC instructors. A few of our favorite comments included: From SJVC Bakersfield

Posted in News and Events