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Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Medical & Dental Programs

Clinical Medical Assisting

If you have a passion for helping people in the healthcare field, it may be time to consider a career in medical assisting. Although their day-to-day tasks vary by location, most medical assistants perform the following duties:

  • Answering phone calls
  • Drawing blood for lab tests
  • Measuring vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Updating and filing medical records
  • Assisting doctors or other medical staff with physical examinations

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of medical assisting career check out our guide to becoming a medical assistant in California.

Completing SJVC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program in Rancho Mirage can open up entry-level opportunities in a variety of medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and other medical offices. In as little as 9 months, you can get a certificate of completion. Jumpstart your career today at our Rancho Mirage campus!

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Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy technicians must have basic knowledge about pharmaceutical calculations and measurements, medical insurance claims, and customer service protocols. While some skills can be learned on the job, our Pharmacy Technology program in Rancho Mirage provides you with qualified training from experienced staff. Are you ready to get started? Enroll now to earn a certificate of completion in as few as 9 months.

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Medical Office Administration

A medical secretary is responsible for the clerical and administrative duties in a medical office environment, including private physician offices, hospitals, or clinics. They are in charge of handling a wide range of tasks like scheduling appointments, processing insurance claims, transferring lab results, updating medical charts, and more.

The San Joaquin Valley College Medical Office Administration program in Rancho Mirage prepares students with key skills that help support the needs of a healthcare facility. Upon completion, you can receive an a certificate in as little as 9 months.

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Vocational Nursing

As a licensed vocational nurse, you’ll provide injured, sick, and disabled patients with quality care under the direction of a doctor or registered nurse. This role includes performing numerous clinical tasks, such as recording vital signs, monitoring patient charts, administering medications, and more. 

SJVC’s Vocational Nursing program in Rancho Mirage prepares students with the training and skills needed for success. After you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). 

Please be advised San Joaquin Valley College does not guarantee students will successfully pass certification exams or licensure as a result of completing the program.

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Registered Nursing

A Registered Nurse (RN) treats patients while providing medical information to support their wellness and needs. Are you interested in being a part of the healthcare industry? Consider our Registered Nursing program in Rancho Mirage, CA. You can earn hands-on experience and an Associate Degree in Registered Nursing (ADN) in as little as 20 months.

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Registered Nursing - LVN to RN Bridge

SJVC’s Registered Nursing – LVN to RN Bridge program is an advanced placement track designed to help vocational nurses qualify to become registered nurses. Earn an Associate of Science in Registered Nursing (ADN) in as few as 11 months.

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Business Programs

Business Office Administration

Office administrators are responsible for clerical work, customer service, and payroll management. But because each business operates differently, their roles may be subject to change. Our Business Office Administration program in Rancho Mirage will help you gain a vast range of skills and knowledge. We combine hands-on training with standard classroom courses to create a unique experience for every student. Let us help you launch your career in as few as 8 months!

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Trades & Industrial Programs

Electrical Technology

The Electrical Technology program at SJVC’s Rancho Mirage 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.

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.

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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)

HVAC-R technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems in a variety of buildings and homes. Their duties and responsibilities can include:

  • Designing, testing, and setting up wiring
  • Overseeing system installations
  • Providing technical support to customers
  • Repairing and maintaining HVAC-R equipment
  • Ensuring that customer service needs are met

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning,and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program in Rancho Mirage provides students with hands-on training and skills necessary for a residential or commercial HVAC-R career. Gain experience with the support and supervision of our highly qualified staff in as few as 10 months.

For more information about starting classes at San Joaquin Valley College, please fill out a request form.

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About Our Rancho Mirage Campus

San Joaquin Valley College’s Rancho Mirage location was founded in 2020. Our innovative campus is located in the heart of the Coachella Valley and serves students from Yucca Valley to Salton City. 

The Rancho Mirage Campus features well-trained instructors and hands-on learning in an enriching environment. SJVC Rancho Mirage is committed to the personal, academic, and professional success of its students. Our Rancho Mirage college provides opportunities for developing career skills, critical thinking, professionalism, and an excellent learning experience for the classroom, workplace, and life. Classes at our Rancho Mirage location incorporate hands-on, kinetically inspired assignments and projects which are vital for vocational-based program offerings.

SJVC was founded more than 40 years ago in response to a growing need for local medical assistants by Robert and his wife Shirley Perry, who was one of the first Certified Medical Assistants in the State of California. Students at the Rancho Mirage location can follow in that legacy, pursuing a number of medical, dental, business and trades education programs. 

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