The colleges of San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. (SJVCi) offer technical and vocational career training to fit the needs of their communities. All classes are taught by instructors with real-world experience. Choose from existing courses and programs or allow us to build a customized curriculum tailored to the specific needs of your workforce.
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With nearly 100 years of combined experience in serving students across local communities, SJVCi’s family of colleges, which includes SJVC and Carrington College, seamlessly integrates with Ember Education—a shared services division providing essential administrative support and business services. Drawing upon their extensive capabilities, SJVCi, renowned for its commitment to excellence, is devoted to making a positive impact on the community.
Clinical Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Health Studies, Massage Therapy, Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technology
Futuro Health, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing community health and economic well-being, is committed to graduating 10,000 allied health workers by 2024. Partnering with core supporters like Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund and Sutter Health, Futuro Health collaborates with educational institutions such as SJVC and Carrington College. This strategic alliance has led to the initiation of training programs for 286 students across 15 campus locations and online education platforms. Futuro Health identifies eligible candidates, providing colleges like SJVC with a targeted list. A designated contact then guides these candidates through a streamlined enrollment process, ensuring accessible education and training opportunities for aspiring healthcare professionals.
SJVC’s Rancho Mirage campus and Eisenhower’s partnership addresses the workforce shortage of medical professionals in the Coachella Valley with a joint training Vocational Nursing (Weekend & Evening) program. Eisenhower Health recognized SJVC’s expertise in providing quality vocational nursing education and let SJVC take the lead on the partnership, which allowed SJVC to make it easy for Eisenhower staff to participate. To accommodate Eisenhower’s staff, SJVC expanded the program availability to weekends and evenings. As part of this program, Eisenhower employees learn how to care for patients in SJVC’s diverse practice settings.
By partnering with SJVC, employers can offer their respiratory therapists an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge through the Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science (BSRT) degree completion program, supported by a $1.5 million funding contribution from Edfund. This accelerated online program is tailor-made for working RTs, enabling them to complete their coursework around their busy schedules. To date, more than 50 respiratory therapists have seized this chance, enriching their expertise to better serve patients and contribute to the success of their organization.
Setton Pistachio, a family-owned and operated pistachio company located in rural California, encountered difficulties in providing training to their employees due to their remote location and the potential productivity loss caused by sending staff off-site.
SJVC provided a solution by offering on-site training utilizing existing curriculum and instructors. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, 33 Setton employees were selected to receive training in areas such as Industrial Electricity, Power Transmission, and Programmable Logic Controllers for mechanics, technicians, and electricians. Managers and supervisors also received training in Principles of Management, with a focus on developing skills such as problem-solving and effective communication.
Setton Pistachio was able to provide training to its employees without sacrificing productivity by having the flexibility of customized on-site training.
For over 20 years, SJVC has played a crucial role in helping SkyWest fill its aircraft mechanic positions by preparing students for successful career with hands-on training in the SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
SJVC is one of only eight partner schools nationwide participating in the SkyWest Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Pathway Program.* This partnership provides students with mentorship, access to events, job shadowing, and training on the same equipment they will find in the field.
Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 17 months, or an Associate of Science degree in as few as 22 months. With a new cohort of graduates every two months and education assistance available since June 2022, SJVC produces a substantial number of well-prepared graduates who are equipped to begin fulfilling careers in aviation maintenance roles.
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