Connect now with local schools
San Joaquin Valley College
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and RefrigerationBuilding Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
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.
- 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.
Electrical TechnologyBuilding Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
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.
- Electrical conduit bending
- Electric circuitry and residential, commercial, and industrial wiring
- Electrical blueprint reading
- OSHA Standards for the construction industry
- PLC and motor controls
- 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.
Dental AssistingMedicine and Health Care
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.
- Dental anatomy and radiology
- Dental software
- Preventive dentistry
- Dental practice management
- Coronal polishing
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
For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Certificate
Medical AssistingMedicine and Health Care
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.
- 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
For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Certificate.
Medical Office AdministrationMedicine and Health Care
Medical secretaries have a range of clerical duties and responsibilities1, including:
- Maintain medical facility records
- Enter patient data into computers
- Process medical billing information and insurance claims
- Schedule patient procedures or appointments
- Transcribe dictation
- Prepare reports or articles for physicians or medical scientists.
- Arrange for patients to be hospitalized
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 office administrator and learn practical skills in the types of places they may work in after graduation.
Pharmacy TechnologyMedicine and Health Care
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.
- Pharmacy law and ethics
- Computer data entry
- Pharmacy science & clinical applications
- Prescription processing
Business Office AdministrationBusiness, Marketing, and Communication
SJVC’s Business 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.
Practical application of business accounting fundamentals
- Principals of basic business math
- Written & digital business communication
- Basic elements of HR, marketing, customer service and social media for business
- Productivity software
Criminal Justice: CorrectionsLegal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services
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.
- Arrest/control techniques
- Courtroom procedures
- CPR and First Aid
- Firearms use
- Evidence collection and preservation
For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree.
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.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Visit consumerinfo.sjvc.edu for important information on program outcomes.