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San Joaquin Valley College
14 Campuses
6 Programs

San Joaquin Valley College - Training today for a better tomorrow.

Better opportunities and increased financial stability could be just around the corner. Get the skills needed in today's competitive job market with accelerated programs in medical, technical, and business fields.

Founded in 1977, SJVC is a private junior college with campuses located throughout California - including an Online division - offering a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on training to meet your needs.

Available Programs

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Program Highlights

    SJVC's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC or HVAC-R) program prepares students to work in the heating and cooling industry. Curriculum focuses on theories of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning. Students study the operation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial equipment.

    Learn

    • Heating and cooling principles
    • Electrical theories
    • Diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems
    • Proper installation, servicing and replacement techniques
    • Credential and Professional Certification

    Graduates can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 10 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in as few 14 months.

    Graduates also have the opportunity to earn the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 certification. Fees associated with this examination are included in tuition for first-time test takers. Payment for retakes or subsequent exams are the responsibility of the graduate. Failure to sit for the exam does not constitute a refund or discount in tuition.

    Available at these locations

    Bakersfield, CA

    201 New Stine Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

    Fresno, CA

    295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710

    Hesperia, CA

    9331 Mariposa Road
    Hesperia, CA 92344

    Lancaster, CA

    42135 10th Street West, Suite 147
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia, CA 93291

    Disclosure

    For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree or Certificate.

  • Electrical Technology
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Electrical Technology (ET) program is approved by the California Department of Industrial Relations. View approval (Link: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/ListOfApprovedSchools.html). This program meets the standards set forth by the California Department of Industrial Relations towards the current California Electrician Certification Program. Once a student has completed the program, he or she is prepared to sit for the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam. Graduates from this program will need to work additional hours in the field before receiving an electrician certification per the DIR (Link:https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ecu/EleCat.html#1).

    Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, graduates will have the equivalent of a four -year experienced electrician in technical understanding, troubleshooting, electrical terminology, and math as it relates to electrical, which helps prepare students for the Journeyman’s test.

    Learn

    • Electrical conduit bending
    • Electric circuitry and residential, commercial, and industrial wiring
    • Electrical blueprint reading
    • OSHA Standards for the construction industry
    • PLC and motor controls

    Program Outcomes

    Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 10 months, or an A.S. Degree in as few as 14 months.

    Graduates are eligible to take the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations. SJVC pays for each student’s first-time examination fees.

    Available at these locations

    Bakersfield, CA

    201 New Stine Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

    Fresno, CA – Trades Education Center

    4985 East Andersen Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727

    Modesto, CA

    5380 Pirrone Road
    Modesto, CA 95368

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Disclosure

    For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree or Certificate.

  • Criminal Justice: Corrections
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Criminal Justice: Corrections program prepares graduates for a career in Corrections. Our program includes instruction in criminal law, evidence collection and preservation, report writing, institutional corrections, physical agility training, defensive tactics and weaponless defense. Many graduates initially find work in security and develop entry-level work experience while they pursue employment as a correctional officer.

    Learn

    • Arrest/control techniques
    • Courtroom procedures
    • CPR and First Aid
    • Firearms use
    • Evidence collection and preservation

    Career Opportunities

    Upon completion of the Corrections program, many graduates first find work in Security, while some graduates go directly to work in Corrections.

    Security and Loss Prevention Officers can expect to:

    • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances
    • Guard premises to prevent theft, violence, and breaking of laws and rules
    • Monitor and authorize entry or exit of visitors, patrons or employees

    Detention and Correctional Officers can expect to:

    • Maintain security in buildings, towers and other areas of an adult correctional facility
    • Intervene during emergencies or altercations within a correctional facility
    • Escort/transport offenders

    Program Outcomes

    Our Criminal Justice: Corrections students can earn an Associate of Science Degree in approximately 14 months.

    Admissions Requirements

    Admission to the Criminal Justice: Corrections program requires:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Passing score in Admissions assessment
    • U.S. Citizenship
    • No felony criminal convictions
    • No misdemeanor convictions that would prohibit applicant from possessing a firearm
    • No legal conditions that would prohibit applicant from possessing a firearm
    • Valid California driver license
    • Applicant must be in good health and physically fit
    • Applicant must be age 18 by program start date

    Enrollment in the Criminal Justice: Corrections program is subject to the approval of the CJC Program Director or their designee.

    Applicants must have reliable plans for transportation, child care and time to devote to academic work outside of scheduled class hours.

    Available at these locations

    Bakersfield, CA

    201 New Stine Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

    Fresno, CA

    295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710

    Hesperia, CA

    9331 Mariposa Road
    Hesperia, CA 92344

    Lancaster, CA

    42135 10th Street West, Suite 147
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Modesto, CA

    5380 Pirrone Road
    Modesto, CA 95368

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia, CA 93291

    Disclosure

    For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree.

  • Dental Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Dental Assisting program trains students in all aspects of working with a dentist, including patient care, and office and laboratory duties. Our balance of hands-on experience and classroom instruction prepares students with the dental assisting skills and related theory they’ll need to perform on the job. Whether you use your Dental Assisting training for a career chairside or in an administrative capacity, you are well prepared at the program’s completion.

    Learn

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

    Program Outcomes

    Our Dental Assisting students can earn a certificate of completion in as few as 11 months.

    Graduates also earn certifications in Dental Radiation Safety, CPR, Infection Control and Dental Law and Ethics. With the completion of coronal polish and pit and fissure sealants, students are eligible to take the Dental Board of California Examination for state licensure.


    Available at these locations

    Bakersfield, CA

    201 New Stine Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

    Fresno, CA

    295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710

    Hesperia, CA

    9331 Mariposa Road
    Hesperia, CA 92344

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia, CA 93291

    Accreditation

    The SJVC Dental Assisting program is approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California.

    Dental Board of California
    2005 Evergreen Street, Ste. 1550
    Sacramento, CA 95815
    (916) 263-2300 | http://www.dbc.ca.gov

    Disclosure

    For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Certificate

  • Clinical Medical Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Medical Assisting classes prepare graduates to work in medical offices and specialty clinics in as few as 9 months. Training helps students learn the skills required to be a valuable member of the healthcare team.

    SJVC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to introduce students to the core skills and competencies needed to work as a medical assistant in California. You will graduate with the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to provide administrative and/or clinical support in healthcare settings such as medical offices, clinics, and hospitals.

    Learn

    • Patient care
    • Medical office procedures
    • Laboratory skills
    • Credential and Professional Certifications

    Our Clinical Medical Assisting (CMA) students can earn a certificate of completion in approximately 9 months.

    Graduates earn a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam offered by the National Center for Competency Testing.* Students also prepare for and take certification exams within their program courses that include HIPAA and CPR.

    Students residing outside of California are encouraged to take a certification examination recognized by their state medical board or an independent certification organization.

    *Graduates may qualify for other certifications depending upon location and placement requirements

    Available at these locations

    Atascadero, CA

    7301 Morro Rd, Suite 105A
    Atascadero, CA 93422

    Bakersfield, CA

    201 New Stine Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

    Delano, CA

    1920 Cecil Ave
    Delano, CA 93215

    Fresno, CA

    295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710

    Hanford, CA

    215 West 7th Street
    Hanford, CA 93230

    Hesperia, CA

    9331 Mariposa Road
    Hesperia, CA 92344

    Lancaster, CA

    42135 10th Street West, Suite 147
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Madera, CA

    2185 West Cleveland Avenue
    Madera, CA 93637

    Modesto, CA

    5380 Pirrone Road
    Modesto, CA 95368

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Porterville

    314 N. Main Street
    Porterville, CA 93257

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia, CA 93291

    Disclosure

    For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Certificate.

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    Program Highlights

    San Joaquin Valley College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program prepares students with the skills and technical knowledge they need to perform maintenance on aircraft airframe (body) and powerplant (engine). In addition to classroom instruction, hands-on training in the hangar includes maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting, and repair of airframe and powerplant systems and components.

    The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation."

    Learn

    • Aircraft engine and airframe repair
    • Propeller & engine systems
    • Basic electricity & electronics
    • Turbine/jet engine systems

    The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program focuses on preparing students to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    Credential and Professional Certifications

    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. Graduates are prepared to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    Available at this location

    Fresno, CA – Trades Education Center

    4985 East Andersen Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727

    Disclosure

    For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree or Certificate.

Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

Disclosure

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Visit consumerinfo.sjvc.edu for important information on program outcomes.

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