San Joaquin Valley College Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (51)
I started at SJVC in Oct of 2011. I will be finished with my Medical Assistant in May. They have a great staff. Everyone I have came in contact with is always so nice and very helpful. I personally have told everyone I talk to, to check out SJVC.
They have different Majors for different students. Check them out!!!!
I have a 4.0 GPA and have been on the Dean's List each semester since enrollment. The courses do not cover the necessary materials needed in order to be properly prepared for the externship.
The weekly exams are often based on previous editions of the textbook, when this was brought to the instructors attention,with the proof of the correct answer from the textbook and page number reference, almost weekly, the instructor noted that the exam would be corrected before other students would take the exam, and that although my answers were indeed correct, in this particular situation I was in fact wrong. When I respectfully objected to this response, the instructor ignored over a weeks worth of emails until the semester had ended and final grades were turned in. Although my final grade was a 97, it should have been higher but the instructors are lazy and unwilling to correct their mistakes, most of the students were far to incompetent to even notice the error to begin with. When researching possible externship sites, my part of the process was turned in to my extern adviser four months before I was scheduled to begin my externship. I called my extern adviser at least two times a week every week after submiting my information. The extern coordinator did not begin his part of the externship setup until two weeks before my externship was scheduled to begin, naturally I did not have an extern site until two semesters after I had been scheduled to complete my externship and graduate. Because I had completed all of the classes except the externship, I was unable to be counted for attendance during this waiting period, and was temporally terminated from the college "due to attendance issues." When I was told that this was normal, and that there was absolutely nothing that I could do I was naturally upset. The college refused to enroll me in additional classes or provide assignments I could submit for attendance credit. I was terminated due to my extern coordinators lack of ability to do his job, I would not recommend this program to any intelligent, driven student that expects to be challenged by the course work or be surrounded by peers that are competent in the course work, or even basic spelling. My classmates consistently left me shocked by their incompetent posts on the discussion forum.
I have never attended an online college before and was expecting it to be quite difficult but with the EXCELLENT help from advisors and instructors it has been the best experience! I couldn't have asked for a better online college experience.
I have tried other college's and this one has the most helpful and friendly people working for them and when they say they are going to do something they do just that ... they are always there to help with a phone call or e mail.... I love this college
I had a very great experience going to SJVC Online. Everyone who works at SJVC Online has always helped me. I have never had a problem with not being able to get a hold of someone at the school when I needed them during business hours.
With every school there are going to be some cons. My pros definitely outweigh my cons. It is a fast-paced program that is not for all but with some hard work and dedication it is possible to graduate.The instructors are awesome.
I am a navy wife and mother who needed a school that what work with my busy lifestyle. This is that school. The program was not easy but I did learn a lot and look forward to my career as a Medical Assistant.
When I started going to school at the online campus at Visalia I was excited and nervous at the same time. Starting a new career in a field I had never been in was very intriguing and luckily SJVC was very helpful along the way, I'm near the end of my education and starting my extern soon and my extern coordinator has been so helpful! thanks!!
Everyone has been extremely helpful every step of the way from enrollment to tutors to instructors. I would highly recommend this institution to anyone interested in returning to school!
I researched several online programs from various schools. SJVC online offers accelerated programs of study with instructors that are working in their fields. This has proven to be great in online lecture discussions.
PLUS, I have been able to do my school work when my schedule allows. At times this has been at 1 and 2 a.m. The lectures are recorded for repeated viewing as needed. This is a regionally accredited online institution which is necessary for credit transfer to continue educational pursuits.
I love SJVC and I am pleased with my decision. I look forward to graduating this July and having Student Services to assist setting up interviews.
As you start your courses, keep an open mind and an open book. Remember that you signed up for college for a reason. There is no time for laziness in these fast paced courses. If your dedicated and willing to take that huge step to success then enroll and let SJVC offer you the best education!
Their staff and educators are all professional and you will find that your collegues are willing to help you out as you all venture on a journey of a lifetime. I was scared and thought many times to myself, am I able to do this? It is a big step, one that you will be proud of yourself for accomplishing.
There are many tools to use for your convenience, the online learning library is my friend, the instructors get back to you in a timely matter, they leave you feedback (always in a postitive manner). The tutors are helpful and will call you at your convenience and trust me the math tutors know what they are doing!
Utitize the library, tutors,live lecturs and the labs to your convenience. Speak to your advisors as soon as you think you can't do something, they will help you and encourage you. So go ahead..Pursue, dream and accomplish!