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201 New Stine Road

Bakersfield CA 93309

(661) 834-0126

 

Instruction for the Vocational Nursing program is delivered at:

5300 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Medical & Dental Programs

Clinical Medical Assisting

The Clinical Medical Assisting program at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus provides hands-on training and entry-level courses for those interested in the field of medical assisting. Students will learn how to draw blood, maintain patient records, prepare patients for exams, and more.

Are you ready to advance your career in clinical medical assisting? Enroll today and earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as nine months or an Associate of Science Degree in Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting in as little as fifteen months. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam after finishing the program.

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

Read on to learn more about how to become a medical assistant.

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Dental Assisting

SJVC’s Dental Assisting program in Bakersfield trains students to perform administrative and clinical tasks that support a dental office. You’ll work under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists to perform a variety of duties, such as taking vital signs, x-rays, and assisting with dental treatments. Our Dental Assistant program also gives you a chance to learn a wide range of subject areas. Some of which includes:

  • Dental anatomy and radiology
  • Dental practice software
  • Dental practice management
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Coronal polishing

Start your path in Dental Assisting by earning a Certificate of Completion in as little as eleven months! After graduating, you’ll then be eligible to take the Dental Board of California Examination for state licensure.

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Pharmacy Technology

San Joaquin Valley College’s Pharmacy Technology program in Bakersfield allows students to accelerate their careers by learning how to assist pharmacists. Whether you’re interested in working at a hospital or retail setting, we’ll help you learn skills like:

  • Computer data entry
  • Prescription processing
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
  • Pharmacy science & clinical applications

Ready to take on your career as a Pharmacy Technician? Enroll now, and start earning your Certificate of Completion in as few as nine months or Associate of Science degree in as little as 15 months.

Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure with the California State Board of Pharmacy. Students qualify to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) upon successful completion of practice exams administered during their course of study and with the approval of the Pharmacy Liaison.

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Medical Office Administration

Students at SJVC’s Medical Office Administration program in Bakersfield can learn everything from front-end patient care and appointment scheduling to basic office management procedures.

Receive a Certificate of Completion in as few as nine months or an Associate of Science Degree in as few as 15 months. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exam or the National Certified Insurance & Coding Specialist (NCIS) exams offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. Graduates may qualify for other certifications depending upon location and placement requirements.

Submit a request form to get started today, and one of our advisors will reach out with more details.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SJVC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in Bakersfield is designed to help students develop essential skills in the practice of sonography and healthcare-related fields. Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography students learn various skills through hands-on learning such as:

  • Fundamentals and professional aspects of sonography
  • Principles and instrumentation of ultrasound
  • Abdominal ultrasound imaging
  • Obstetrics, gynecology, and vascular imaging

At SJVC, you could earn an Associate of Science Degree in as little as 17 months. In addition, eligible to sit for the exams required to gain certification through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS). Students also earn certification in CPR/First Aid. SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

Graduates earn an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Upon completion of 1,680 hours of work experience as a diagnostic medical sonographer, graduates are eligible to sit for the ARDMS certification exam. An alternative exam pathway is available to graduates who have earned a previous health studies credential (please see the Program Director for more information). Students also earn certification in CPR/First Aid. SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

Are you ready for a career change? Join us by enrolling in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program today.

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Respiratory Therapy

SJVC’s Respiratory Therapy program in Bakersfield combines traditional classroom objectives with practical, hands-on experience. Our approach to learning prepares students to become members of vital healthcare teams as they help patients with lung or breathing disorders.

As a Respiratory Therapy student at SJVC, you will learn how to:

  • Perform clinically as a competent advanced-level Respiratory Therapist
  • Exemplify critical thinking and judgment skills
  • Demonstrate personal and professional behavior consistent with a Respiratory Therapist
  • Earn Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certifications
  • Become a Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Characterize the philosophies of lifelong learning and professional growth by participating in continued education and community outreach
  • Demonstrate the social skills, professional appearance, attitudes, and behavior that employers expect of all SJVC graduates
  • Relate and apply concepts of communication, reasoning, critical analysis, ethical behavior, and appropriate interpersonal interaction to situations in his or her career and personal life.

If you’re ready for a change in your career path, complete the first step by applying today! You could earn an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy in as few as 19 months and prepare for credentialing exams upon completion. We also offer clinical rotations at off-site facilities during the program.

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists support surgeons, nurses, and other health care specialists by preparing the operating room for various procedures. Because of them, medical teams can work in a clean, organized work environment during operation.
At SJVC, our Surgical Technology program in Bakersfield provides a traditional classroom setting with hands-on learning. This gives students a robust set of skills for entry-level careers.

The Surgical Technology program teaches students:

  • Pre, intra, and post-operative care
  • How to create and maintain a sterile field
  • How to safely handle and care for specimens
  • Basic assembly of surgical instruments and equipment

Start your path to a career in Surgical Technology today! You could earn an Associate of Science degree in as few as 15 months and be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) National Certification Exam upon completion.
SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistants treat animals under the supervision of a veterinarian or veterinary technician. Whether they’re recovering from surgeries or illnesses, Veterinary Assistants ensure that animals stay healthy. The Veterinary Assistant program at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus allows students to develop basic skills and procedures. You’ll have a chance to learn more about:

  • Animal nursing fundamentals
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Veterinary office practices
  • Animal handling and restraint

In as little as nine months, you could earn a Certificate of Completion! Graduates can also apply for licensure by meeting all of the Veterinary Medical Board Alternate Route requirements, including completion of 4,416 hours of practical experience under the direct supervision of a California licensed veterinarian. We also offer clinical rotations at off-site facilities during the program.

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Vocational Nursing

SJVC’s Vocational Nursing program in Bakersfield is designed for those who are new to the healthcare field and looking for high-demand career paths for the future. As a Vocational Nurse, you will be responsible for communicating with patients, assisting with care plans, and providing patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician. At SJVC, our nursing students enjoy hands-on education, faculty support, and interactive classroom learning.

Get started today by earning your Associate Degree in as little as 15 months! Upon completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Business & Criminal Justice Programs

Business Office Administration

Whether you enjoy front office responsibilities or want to climb the corporate ladder, get your career started with a background in Business Office Administration. Our program will serve as a guide for entry-level skills in accounting, computer software, inventory management, human resources, communications, and more.

The Business Office Administration program in Bakersfield uses hands-on education as a key part of its curriculum. In fact, each class offers you a new way to look at how businesses operate and where your competencies will fit in on a day-to-day basis.

In as little as eight months, you can earn your Certificate of Completion or an Associate Degree in as few as fifteen months.

Get straight to business with SJVC’s Business Office Administration program.

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Criminal Justice: Corrections

Correctional officers supervise and implement rules, or policies, within a jail. Much of their duties involve inmates, however, correctional officers also have administrative tasks. Some of which include processing criminal records, filing inmate logs, and writing reports.

At SJVC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program in Bakersfield, you’ll learn the basics of correctional studies and prepare you for a wide range of employment opportunities.

In as few as 14 months, graduates earn the following certifications:

  • Standards and Training for Corrections (STC)
  • Adult Core Academy, which includes 8-hour Baton, and Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) certified training in:
    • Baton
    • Public Relations
    • Powers to Arrest
    • Chemical Agents
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • Observations and Documentation
    • Communications and its significance related to Liability and Legal Aspects

In addition to certified training, the BSIS Exposed Firearms Permits may only be issued to applicants who are 21 years of age or older (effective January 1, 2020). Students who do not meet the new age requirement will be provided alternate training during the firearm sessions, and are welcome to seek proper certification after they meet the age requirement.

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Trades & Industrial Programs

Electrical Technology

The Electrical Technology program at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus focuses on teaching students about electricity, electrical equipment, and the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems. Whether you’re learning about electrical blueprint reading or motor controls, we have everything you need to begin an entry-level career in Electrical Technology. You can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as ten months or an Associate of Science Degree in as little as 14 months.

Graduates are eligible to take the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam, administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DiR). In order to be certified as a General Electrician in the State of California, pursuant to certification standards established by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, an applicant must pass a certification examination and complete 8000 hours of work for a C-10 electrical contractor installing, constructing, or maintaining electrical systems covered by the National Electrical Code.

For additional details, please visit: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/ElectricalTrade.html

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) technicians install, maintain, and repair temperature control equipment found in modern homes and commercial businesses. No matter where you live, there is always a need for HVAC-R technicians.

SJVC’s HVAC-R program in Bakersfield is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment, as we provide career training in:

  • Heating and cooling principles
  • Electrical theories
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems
  • Proper installation, servicing, and replacement techniques

Start now and earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as ten months or an Associate of Science Degree in as few as 14 months. Graduates also have the opportunity to earn EPA 608 certification.

SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

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Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician program at our Bakersfield campus provides students with hands-on learning and traditional coursework to perform basic maintenance in a wide range of facilities. As a student in SJVC’s Maintenance Technician program, you’ll have a chance to learn:

  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Motor control devices and wiring
  • Fluid power systems
  • Valves, actuators, and bearing applications

Enroll now to start earning a Certificate of Completion in as few as seven months or an Associate of Science Degree in as few as 14 months. Make it happen with career training from San Joaquin Valley College!

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Career Training in Bakersfield

SJVC’s Bakersfield campus offers hands-on career training to students in Central California. Class sizes are small and class schedules are flexible. We focus on career training and education and have a dedicated Career Services staff that is focused on helping students find career opportunities when they graduate. Our SJVC Bakersfield career college works to promote the personal, academic and professional success of all its students. Our campus provides opportunities for our students to develop critical thinking, career skills, and professionalism all in an excellent classroom setting that is designed to mimic real-life scenarios. All of our programs incorporate hands-on assignments and projects which are vital for vocational-based learning. Our skilled faculty are experienced teachers who know how to engage students with individualized, personal instruction

About the Area

The SJVC Bakersfield campus is conveniently located off the Stockdale Highway, meaning there’s plenty to do and see nearby. We’re across the street from Stockdale Village Shopping Center, and there are quick bites like local favorite In-n-Out and Chipotle, but also sit-down options nearby. Whether you just want to run a few errands between classes or you’re looking to blow off steam before hitting the books, there are lots of local options near our Bakersfield campus. Our convenient campus is also not far from Valley Plaza Mall and its premier dining and shopping. Our central location makes it easy for our students from Bakersfield and beyond to access our classes and community.

Transportation

The campus is conveniently located near state routes 58 and 99, making driving easy. We are also located near the route 47 bus stop at New Stein Rd. and Stockdale

Get Ready for Your Career at SJVC Bakersfield

Request information about the SJVC programs today and you will hear from our Bakersfield campus shortly. We know it’s tough to choose the right career college for you. Our advisor will answer your questions, help determine what program suits you best and work with you to determine if SJVC will be a good fit.

“SJVC students are my heroes! I am proud to be SJVC’s Bakersfield Campus President. Our students work towards real careers, where they solve real-world problems in their communities. The opportunity to make a positive impact on our students, our dedicated faculty and tireless staff inspires me every day!”

Ivonna Edkins - SJVC Bakersfield Campus President
Ivonna Edkins

Campus President

San Joaquin Valley College, Bakersfield

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