San Joaquin Valley College

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San Joaquin Valley College
SJVC Logo
Location
California, United States
Information
Type For-profit college
Established 1977
President Mark Perry
Chief Executive Officer Michael Perry
Website

San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is a for-profit junior college with thirteen campuses located in California, United States and an Online division. SJVC was founded in 1977 by Robert and Shirley Perry. SJVC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education [1].

The college offers certificates, Associate of Science degrees and continuing education opportunities in the areas of Health, Business and Technology.

History[edit]

San Joaquin Valley College was founded in April 1977 by Robert and Shirley Perry[citation needed] in response to a growing need for professional instruction of Medical Assistants. The first class consisted of three students who were excited to pursue a career in Medical Assisting. The class was taught in Visalia, California by Shirley Perry who was one of the first Certified Medical Assistants in the State of California and a leader of professional development at the time. In 1987, the Visalia campus moved to its current site as a result of several expansions[citation needed]. The new site was built to house the campus and the growing corporate offices, which in 2003 would move to a separate Visalia location.

Mark and Michael Perry, Robert and Shirley's sons, serve as the President and CEO of the company. Under them, the college has continued to expand and achieved regional accreditation through ACCJC-WASC.

The Rancho Cucamonga campus is significant in several respects, most notable that it marks the first expansion of the College out of the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.

In 2004 SJVC opened the Hanford extension of the Visalia campus as well as the online division[citation needed], enabling SJVC to offer career training programs throughout the United States. In the same year it opened its Modesto campus, which moved to Salida in 2008[citation needed]. Most recently, SJVC opened its Madera campus in 2014.

In 2005 the Rancho Cordova campus opened[citation needed], marketing SJVC’s northernmost location. The Hesperia campus opened in July, 2009[citation needed]. The Temecula Campus opened in 2011. Recent 2012 campus additions include the Lancaster and San Diego campuses.

Other campuses include Bakersfield, Fresno, and the Fresno-Aviation campus.

Academics[edit]

SJVC offers career training courses in business, medical, and technical subjects such as Aviation Maintenance Technology and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning.

Accreditation[edit]

San Joaquin Valley received full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for community and junior colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1995, then again in 2001, 2007 and 2013[citation needed].

SJVC also has several programmatic accreditations and approvals by governing agencies and authoritative associations in the subject area.

Campuses[edit]

SJVC's main campus is Visalia, and has branch campuses in Hesperia, Fresno, Bakersfield, Modesto, Rancho Cordova, Lancaster, San Diego, Temecula and Rancho Cucamonga, as well as an extension of the Visalia campus in Hanford, an aviation campus in Fresno at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, and an online division. Each campus offers different career programs and houses administrative staff. Programmatic offerings, opening and start dates listed below are subject to change.

The SJVC Visalia campus opened in 1977. SJVC Visalia offers career training programs in business, medical, and technical fields including Corrections, Business Administration, Dental Hygiene, Registered Nursing and HVAC.

In 2004, SJVC opened a campus in Hanford as an extension of the Visalia campus. SJVC Hanford offers business, technical and medical degree completion programs. SJVC Hanford offers certificate and associate degree programs in Corrections, Medical Office and Clinical Medical Assisting.

The SJVC Bakersfield campus opened in 1981. SJVC Bakersfield offers career training programs in the business, medical, and technical fields, making it the second-largest campus in terms of program offerings. SJVC Bakersfield’s certificate and degree programs include Corrections, Emergency Services & Safety Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Surgical Technologist, and HVAC. The Bakersfield campus also houses several programs that are only offered at one other campus.

SJVC Fresno opened in 1985 and offers business, medical and technical career training in 11 subject areas. Career education courses available at SJVC Fresno include Corrections, Medical Office, Pharmacy Technology, and HVAC. SJVC Fresno is the only campus to offer Veterinary Technology. Aviation campus is attached to Fresno-Yosemite International Airport and opened in 1991. The only career training available at this campus is for Aviation Maintenance Technology.

In 2001, SJVC opened a campus in Rancho Cucamonga which is the southernmost campus in the San Joaquin Valley College network. SJVC Rancho Cucamonga offers business, technical and medical certificate and degree programs in 9 subject areas. Career training is available in Business Administration, Medical Office, Pharmacy Technology, Dental Hygiene, and Industrial Technology. SJVC Rancho Cucamonga is the only physical campus to offer career training in Construction Management.

The SJVC Modesto campus opened in 2004 and offers business, medical and technical career training in 11 fields. Career education courses are available in Business Administration, Medical Office, Therapeutic Massage, Clinical Medical Assisting and Industrial Technology.

SJVC Rancho Cordova opened in 2005 and offers career training for the medical field with Repiratory Therapy and Medical Assisting programs. The Rancho Cordova campus is the northernmost point in the San Joaquin Valley College Network.

In 2004, SJVC began offering career training online. The online division provides degree completion in business, technical and medical studies. Career training courses are available in Medical Office, Business Administration, and Clinical Medical Assisting. The SJVC online division is the only provider of career training in Medical Office Administration.

The SJVC Hesperia campus opened in 2009 and offers career training in the business, medical. and technical fields. Career education courses are available in Medical Office, Corrections, Pharmacy Technology, Clinical Medical Assisting, and Industrial Technology.

SJVC Temecula opened in 2011 and offers career training for the business, medical, and technical fields. Programs include Business Administration, Medical Office, Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, and Respiratory Therapy.

The SJVC Lancaster campus opened in the fall of 2012. SJVC Lancaster offers career training programs for the business, medical, and tehcnical fields. Certificate and Degree programs include Pharmacy Technology, Clinical Medical Assisting, Corrections, and Industrial Technology.

SJVC San Diego opened in early 2013. The campus offers training in the medical field with a singular Dental Hygiene program.

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