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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

I was at this college when they had a goof honest C.J. Program director. He was a retired prison Captain with a Master's degree from a good college. He was replaced by a pervert that was working on a online SJVC degree. The guy could barely do basic math and english himself, then he tried to have sex with a bunch of the female students. The College should have tried harder to keep the good P.D. but all they care about is money.The new PD was rubbing on a few of the female students, I hope they get free college. This program is better suited for a sex degree, then a C.J. degree.

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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

The school is a joke! I can remember when some of the teachers would basically give you the answers to make sure that you passed their class. Alot of the teachers had their favorites and so I felt left out sometimes. No one in my class found a job, and it was ridiculous. Where these teachers come from, is beyond me. I remember correcting the teachers sometimes, and I was the student. I owe $22,000 dollars and have to go back to school to be able to get a job. Career Services was really horrible. I graduated with Honors! Alot of good that did me.

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Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

I had an awesome experience with this school. I had a great Pharmacy instructor, Mrs. Sapp! If you are interested in going to school to be a pharmacy technician I highly recommend you take her night classes. It all went down hill for me when I started my externship class with a new pharmacy instructor, Mrs. Cervantez. I felt like she didn't really care about me or my well being. She was unprofessional. She was late to class 75% of the time and did not inform me when she made changes to the schedule. My license got to me 2 months after I graduated because I believe she procrastinated on the processing. She would also have a sub come in when she couldn't make it to class and would not leave any plans so I would waste my mornings twiddling my thumbs with nothing to do. In all honesty it left a bad taste in my mouth for SJVC because my last impression was of her. I wish Mrs.Sapp could have taught my extern class because I had the best experience with her through my journey!

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

This school helped me with work and made me understand many different programs such as Excel, Quick books,etc. The only problem is when I want to transfer to UC Riverside, I can't because the school degree is valued less than any other community college.

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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

I find it disturbing to see so many dissatisfied reviews about SJVC. My experience was excellent, I pushed myself and did my homework giving it my all. I had some excellent teachers and I had some that could improve but the overall experience was excellent. I worked hard and found a good externship site. I was lucky and was offered a job, if you do your research you will know that new grads in any part of the medical field right trying to find a job now can be tough. This is why you must work very hard in and out of the class room be serious and be a professional to maximize your opportunities. As for my advisor financial, academic, externship and career they have all been excellent. I feel SJVC is a great school if you are willing to work hard at what they have to offer.

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Degree: Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2014

I attended SJVC from Jan 2013 to May 2014. I studied Aviation and it was a blast. I learned everything I needed to know to pass all 9 test (3 written 3 oral and 3 practical) the first time taking them with no problem, I got a job about 10 days after graduation working on propellers no problem. I had many compliments at my job for knowing so much for a new grad. The classes for my degree was not hard but definetly not easy. If anything its time consuming but5 if you want it, you can obtain it. My only suggesting, go to school for something that actually needs you to go to school to obtain the job.

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Graduation Year: 2013

I have been graduated since may 2013 and im still seeking work as a CMA the problem is no-one will hire you with out experience and school is just not enough training they do don't offer job placement and you get passed around from one career advisor to the next I think this school is a JOKE ! and a WASTE of MONEY DO NOT WAST UR MONEY ON THIS SCHOOL... FIND A BETTER ONE one with job placement I made the deans list almost every course and I graduated as a 3.8 student all to look at a Little piece of paper that cost me $9,500.00 all it is is a waste of time money and a TREE ....

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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

It's not worth it, they get paid as long as you go there. After you externship if you don't get hired they lag it on finding you a job because they send you to all of these places but the employers are so picky and discriminating you will not get hired!!! I finished in January 2013 and still don't have a job plus i still have to pay back that student loan and I'm stuck working a minimum wage job

2 out of 5
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2013

Tell us about your college experience.

I chose to do this program because I wanted to become a medical assistant quickly and I wanted to do it while taking other courses at another university. I already had a bachelors of science degree in biology but needed direct patient contact experience for graduate health programs. I found the classes to be incredibly easy because I had already studied anatomy, phys, and other sciences in much more detail. Your classmates are not going to be the brightest people and many of the assignments are just busy work. I got what I needed from the program and graduated in the amount of time desired. The staff was very attentive in the beginning of the program and less attentive by the end, but I was doing fine so that did not affect me. I got lucky and had a great externship coordinator that was actually able to find me multiple potential externship sites. Noah followed up on one that had accepted me and they seemed to be questionable, so he called me right away and we began searching for alternatives just in case. When it came to choosing a site, I actually had two and had the option of choosing the one that I wanted. In the end I chose the right site, because they hired me and that is currently where I am working. I can honestly say I love my job and I am learning new things every day. To be completely honest, I work in a specialty office and pretty much all of my course work does not apply to what I do every day. I had to be trained by the office, but I don't mind that.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

If I had the time, I would have done my classes at an actual physical campus rather than online. I feel that I would have learned more. There are times when the doctor I work for asks if I have ever done certain procedures, and I have to say no because I have really only read about them. Some of the clinical skills like drawing up medications and actually taking blood pressure are hard to learn through a computer and need to physically be practiced.

What advice can you offer other students?

This school was a good fit for me, however I do not feel that it would be a good fit for everyone. I was able to get a good extern site that ended up in employment for me, but I had fears that I would have a difficult time finding a site and no assistance. Offices also do raise an eyebrow when they hear that you got your training online, be prepared to face some discrimination when it comes to looking for an extern site and a job. I must add that the actual diploma does not say online and just says SJVC, which is nice!

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012

I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. The administrator will feed you lies and pretend everything will be fine when in fact it's not. I enrolled into the Criminal Justice Program and I find out the reason I'm not learning anything is because my instructors where new to teaching. So in that case they have no experience at all and they will make many mistakes on grading your work. When I tried to make a complaint nothing changed I could not stand this school. Instructors are far too lazy. I made a huge mistake enrolling here the cost is way too expensive but the quality of learning sucks! Please if you are reading this don't regret if you do enroll here remember my words.

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