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Medical & Dental Programs

Clinical Medical Assisting

Medical assistants can work on many levels of patient care, from handling administrative duties to treating patients first-hand. Depending on your location, some of their responsibilities may include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Preparing exam rooms for tests
  • Measuring vitals and drawing blood
  • Coding and billing insurance claims
  • Managing patient records and personal information

to learn more information and other duties in this career field, check out our guide to becoming a medical assistant in California.

SJVC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program in Visalia provides advanced training for entry-level positions in various healthcare settings, such as a clinic or urgent care facility. 

Take the first step towards a rewarding career by enrolling today.

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Dental Assisting

A dental assistant career is a great choice for those who enjoy helping others in the field of dentistry. Dental assistants can be found preparing patients for treatment, sterilizing tools, creating laboratory molds, taking x-rays, and helping patients with preventative oral care. Depending on your interests, you can work to support office operations, dental labs, or directly under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

San Joaquin Valley College offers an extensive Dental Assisting program in Visalia, where students can earn a certificate in as little as 11 months.

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Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy technicians (or PTs) are critical members of the healthcare industry, as they provide patients with safe and effective pharmaceutical treatment. They work with pharmacists and other medical personnel to support all aspects of patient care in a pharmacy, hospital, or clinic. Although PT roles and responsibilities continually evolve, many of them have tasks that include:

  • Processing billing claims
  • Preparing patient medications
  • Collect patient contact information
  • Assisting with the management of investigational drug studies
  • Maintaining patient records, medication inventory, and over-the-counter drugs 

With the right amount of training and experience, pharmacy technicians can thrive in their field. SJVC’s Pharmacy Technology program in Visalia can be completed in as little as 9 months. Let us help you achieve new heights.

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Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists are healthcare professionals who provide educational support, preventive care, and oral treatment services to patients. Dental hygienists can also work in a variety of healthcare settings, which include:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Health clinics
  • Dental offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private care organizations

Our Dental Hygiene program in Visalia offers a robust, science-based curriculum. Upon completion, students will demonstrate technical and soft skills related to dentistry ethics and standards.

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Medical Office Administration

The daily routine of a Medical Secretary can be fast-paced, highly diverse, and extremely rewarding. They can be found greeting patients, processing claims, and maintaining health records. 

Medical Office Administration courses at San Joaquin Valley College focus on core skills and fundamentals necessary for success in this emerging field. You can also gain real-world experience with our hands-on training. Jumpstart your career with our Medical Office Administration program in Visalia, CA.

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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 Visalia, 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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Respiratory Therapy

A respiratory therapist (or RT) is a healthcare professional that treats patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary issues. They can also treat a wide range of patients, from premature infants with weak lungs to adults with cystic fibrosis and asthma. At our Respiratory Therapy program in Visalia, you’ll learn the skills you need to prepare for a job in the medical field. Enjoy saving the lives of critically-ill patients in as little as 19 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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Vocational Nursing

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a person who cares for sick or injured patients. LVNs can be found in lots of medical settings in the healthcare industry, some of which include hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and nursing homes. 

The Vocational Nursing program at San Joaquin Valley College’s Visalia campus provides students with hands-on training, practical skill sets, and industry support needed to pursue a successful career. 

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Business Programs

Business Office Administration

Office clerks play an important role within the office. They can be found answering the phone, handling filing systems, and overseeing day-to-day schedules. SJVC’s Business Office Administration program in Visalia can prepare you for a job in a fast-paced environment, with room to grow and experience hands-on training. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of today’s workforce. Earn your certificate of completion in as little as eight months.

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Trades & Industrial Programs

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

If you want to hone your mechanical and troubleshooting skills, then consider then becoming an HVAC-R mechanic. HVAC-R technicians install, repair, or maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Launch your hands-on career in this high-demand industry with SJVC’s HVAC-R program in Visalia, California.

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Maintenance Technician

Industrial machinery mechanics keep machines in working order by detecting and correcting errors before the machine or the products it produces are damaged. Many of these machines are increasingly run by computers. Industrial machinery mechanics use technical manuals, their understanding of industrial equipment, and observation to determine the cause of a problem.

Industrial machinery mechanics typically do the following:

  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components
  • Test malfunctioning machinery to determine whether major repairs are needed
  • Clean and lubricate equipment or machinery
  • Read technical manuals to understand equipment and controls
  • Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications

Our Maintenance Technician program in Visalia provides students with basic knowledge of industrial electronics, robotics, and PLC equipment. You can earn hands-on experience in as little as seven months.

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Career Training in Visalia, California

SJVC’s Visalia campus opened in 1977 and is the flagship campus for SJVC. SJVC Visalia offers several accelerated programs for students interested in the medical, dental, business, trades, or industrial fields.

Conveniently located right off the 198, our experienced Visalia faculty helps students prepare for the careers they want. At SJVC, our students are more than another face in the crowd. New students quickly learn that they are now part of a family–the SJVC family. Request information today and you will hear from an SJVC Visalia advisor shortly.

Campus President Andriana Ruiz

Ten years ago I had the opportunity to join SJVC and begin my journey of helping students achieve their dream through career education. Seeing them walk across stage at graduation skilled, proud and ready to take charge of their future is my favorite day of the year.

Adriana Ruiz

Campus President

San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia

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