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San Joaquin Valley College

16 Campuses
12 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 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

    • Air distribution systems
    • Electricity theory and application
    • Refrigeration theory and application
    • HVAC systems theory and application

    Graduates can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 10 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in as few 14 months and have the opportunity to earn OSHA 10-Hour Construction and EPA 608 certification.

    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

    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

    Rancho Mirage, CA

    34275 Monterey Ave
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

  • Maintenance Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Program Highlights

    San Joaquin Valley College’s Maintenance Technician (M-Tech) program is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment. Students will study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of hydraulic systems, bearing and seal types, and power transmission components.

    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

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Visalia, CA

    8344 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

  • 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.

    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.

    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

    Hesperia, CA

    9331 Mariposa Road
    Hesperia, CA 92344

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    Program Highlights

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

    The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration

    Learn

    • Reciprocating Engine Theory and Engine Overhaul
    • Propeller & engine auxiliary systems
    • Basic electricity & electronics
    • Turbine engine

    Available at this location

    Fresno, CA – Trades Education Center

    4985 East Andersen Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727

  • 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 Patient Management
    • Dental Radiology
    • Preventive Clinical Procedures
    • Pediatrics and Orthodontic Specialties
    • Restorative Procedures

    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 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

  • Medical Office Administration
    Medicine and Health Care

    Medical secretaries and administrative assistants have a range of clerical duties and responsibilities, including:

    • Schedule and confirm patient appointments
    • Compile and record medical charts
    • Complete insurance or other claim forms
    • Schedule tests or procedures for patients
    • Transcribe dictation
    • Prepare reports or correspondence for physicians or medical scientists.
    • Arrange hospital admissions for patients

    SJVC’s Medical Office Administration program is designed to help students develop the actual skills employers are looking for. An externship component exposes students to hands-on, real-world experience under the direction of a medical office manager or director in an actual healthcare setting. Externships allow students to experience what it’s like to be a medical secretary and learn practical skills in the types of places they may work in after graduation.

    Available at these locations

    Atascadero, CA

    8845 El Camino Real
    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

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Porterville, CA

    314 North Main Street
    Porterville, CA 93257

    Rancho Mirage, CA

    34275 Monterey Ave
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Salida, CA

    5380 Pirrone Road
    Salida, CA 95368

    Santa Maria, CA

    303 Plaza Drive
    Santa Maria, CA 93454

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

  • Clinical Medical Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Clinical 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 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

    • Clinical skills
    • Administrative duties
    • Laboratory procedures
    • Pharmacology and Medication Administration

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

    Graduates earn a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Medical Assisting and may choose to apply for a certification exam from the organization of their choice (see organization’s requirements for eligibility with SJVC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program)*. Students also prepare for and take certification exams within their program courses that include HIPAA, CPR, and 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.

    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

    8845 El Camino Real
    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

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Porterville, CA

    314 North Main Street
    Porterville, CA 93257

    Rancho Mirage, CA

    34275 Monterey Ave
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Santa Maria, CA

    303 Plaza Drive
    Santa Maria, CA 93454

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

  • Pharmacy Technology
    Medicine and Health Care

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Pharmacy Technology program prepares you to work under the direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist as part of a team responsible for carrying out doctors’ pharmaceutical orders.

    Learn

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

    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

    Rancho Mirage, CA

    34275 Monterey Ave
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Santa Maria, CA

    303 Plaza Drive
    Santa Maria, CA 93454

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

  • Veterinary Technology
    Medicine and Health Care

    Program Highlights

    Our Veterinary Technology program prepares you with the skills needed to help animals when they need it most. SJVC's comprehensive training includes all areas of animal patient care, from lab tests to radiology procedures to surgical assisting. The curriculum also covers communication skills involving pet owner education and counseling for the care of sick animals, in addition to preventive measures.

    Learn

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Surgical assisting
    • Veterinary dental care
    • Laboratory procedures

    Available at these locations

    Fresno, CA

    295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

  • Respiratory Therapy
    Medicine and Health Care

    Respiratory therapists help patients who have breathing problems. On the job, respiratory therapists perform many duties. Upon completion of our Respiratory Therapy program, the successful student will be able to:

    1. Perform clinically as a competent advanced-level Respiratory Therapist
    2. Exemplify critical thinking and judgment skills
    3. Demonstrate personal and professional behavior consistent with a Respiratory Therapist
    4. Earn Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certifications
    5. Become a Registered Respiratory Therapist
    6. Characterize the philosophies of lifelong learning and professional growth by participating in continued education and community outreach
    7. Demonstrate the social skills, professional appearance, attitudes, and behavior that employers expect of all SJVC graduates
    8. 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.

    Available at this location

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    Medicine and Health Care

    The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offered at SJVC trains you to work as an entry-level sonographer. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offered at SJVC trains you to work as an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer. Graduates earn an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and are eligible to sit for the exams required to gain certification through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS). Students also earn certification in HIPAA and CPR. 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.

    Students will learn:

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

    Available at this location

    Bakersfield, CA

    201 New Stine Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

  • Business Office Administration
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Program Highlights

    SJVC’s Business Office Administration certificate program provides a framework of business knowledge and skills that can adapt to any company’s operation. Students develop into knowledgeable, ethical and technically competent business professionals.

    Learn

    • Accounting Cycle Concepts
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Human Resources
    • Business Communication

    Available at these locations

    Atascadero, CA

    8845 El Camino Real
    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

    Ontario, CA

    4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764

    Porterville, CA

    314 North Main Street
    Porterville, CA 93257

    Rancho Mirage, CA

    34275 Monterey Ave
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Temecula, CA

    27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
    Temecula, CA 92590

    Visalia, CA

    8344 West Mineral King
    Visalia, CA 93291

Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001. https://www.wscuc.org/

The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Disclosure

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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

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