San Joaquin Valley College Reviews
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The IT Degree is not worth the paper it is written on. The online labs are a joke. The career services leave something to be desired. Your better off just getting your CompTIA certifications and then move on to Cisco. Employers do not give a damn about your degree, they are looking for your experience and your certifications.
How tuition works was not up front. It cost me an addition $2000 due to the fact my work place was told it was a cost of $409.50 per class. SJVC included the credits that I tranfered into the program under the tuition. This is fraudulent!!! They are including credits that were paid for and taken by another college in the price when submitting it to my work place. I am sorry I started the program there are many other programs to choose from. I will be reporting this to the AARC.
this school is horrible i would recommended nobody to go to this school i was 3 months away from graduating with my A.S. degree and they but they let me go because they said i committed plagiarism and i didn't but i have a lawyer and i will sue them thats not right
At San Joaquin Valley College...Vets beware...The VA Rep here is a joke. I am chapter 31 qualified. Getting the information I need for my VA VocRehab Rep from this school's VA representative is like getting your teeth pulled. I guess for this person this is a hobby not a job . This person is "constantly" out of the office and when there will not return your calls.... So prepare to do all the work for the VA yourself. Now in regards to the Advisor i am working with she is o.k.
Garbage school. I already have a degree from a community college. I decided to us up the last of my GI Bill and get another degree from SJVC online. They are your typical Private school, all the bad rap associated with such they definitely have. They refused to accept my credits for math and English from another school because it is all about the money for them. They had some lame excuse how the credit hours didn't match or something which is weird because the math I had to take at SJVC in my program was the same exact stuff that I just previously taken at the community college. I look at the cost of the programs they charge these people so they can land a 14 dollar an hour job. They are a rip off. It is better to go to a community college where it is much cheaper for a way better education and a degree a potential employer will respect. Most employers once seeing your degree come from a For-Profit college will turn and hire someone else because they know the education is lacking. I only have a couple months to go in my program and am very happy I already have a good job so the degree I receive from this place wont be what I pray I have to lean on to feed my family.
I wouldn't return here if I could turn back time. Typical sales pitch personal, they are super polite and answer all of your questions until you have passed your grace period of opting out of the program. Once you are over that period you don't have that same customer service. Emails are not return as quickly or at all like before. I once received an email from the student adviser letting me know that non passing grade would effect my student loan. Didn't even care that I was reaching out to the student adviser and the person giving out the information for the module that I was having a hard time comprehending the information. It's sad that they say they care but don't. It's all about the money. I signed up for the online courses because I work full time and I am a single mother. I get these supposedly teachers telling me when I should do the homework not knowing my situation or my schedule, Of course I know if I turn it in I get points docked off. But very stupid and inconsiderate to tell me that I should do it before my due date. The books that are used are very unorganized and awfully written. I can go on but this is shall be it for now.
I really enjoyed attending SJVC On-line classes. The on-line classes worked well for me because they allowed me to complete my school work while traveling and, when I was at home, I had the flexibility I needed to pilot a literacy program in my community. I began my classes in January 2016 and just completed my Associate in Business Administration and Management degree. The workload was heavy, but manageable, which I expected for a compressed program. There were two, and rarely three, classes every 5 weeks and a lot of support from the advisors, support staff, and faculty. The On-line system was stable and usable. Once I learned how to navigate, it helped me keep on track with weekly quizzes, exams, assignments and discussion posts. I settled into a rhythm and the months passed quickly. Much of what I learned I have already put into practice. This was the sweetest part of earning this degree. Business skills in planning, managing, and leading others will be helpful to me. Learning about business structures and policies has already helped as I am in the start-up phase of my business. And, the sociology, psychology and ethics courses were interesting to me and have taught me a great deal about myself and others that I know will be useful in my career. My next goal is to complete a Bachelors Degree. I have been accepted at Berkeley College and they have accepted 54 degree credits. So, I am on my way to a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management.
Applying for the school and being accepted was easy peasy. All along the way through every week, I'd have contact from my teachers, advisors, and M.S. who helped me get into medical assisting program. I have to say M.S. was the most encouraging person to help me stay on track starting out. Another very influential person was one of my professors, professor H. She sent emails to encourage you to do your best and was very responsive if you felt unsure about your work or studies. The classes were a breeze for me, but for someone who has a hard time managing time, online may not be best. The last five weeks of classes were challenging for me. There was a program called Harris CareTracker and unless you had Internet Explorer, you cannot log on to complete your homework with practicing EHR. That's one thing I'd have to give the program a 0/5 rating for. It was VERY frustrating not having the ability the first time taking my last classes to log on to HCT. My Mac did not support Internet Explorer, nor did any of my friends or family (that were easy to contact to borrow their computer) had the old and outdated Internet browser. It was a little rocky finding an internship, but on my last day of classes my student advisor found a site thanks to her persistence! I begin my internship in a mere three days and I have no doubt that thanks to the accreditation, qualification, and experience I will gain at my internship will be the very stepping stones to begin my career I've always dreamed of. Thank you San Joaquin Valley College!
I really enjoyed attending SJVC online. I think that if you have the option for in-class hands-on training you should at least compare it to SJVC as your only hands on experience before your NCCT exam will be your clinical externship. I had an amazing experience with all my advisors. You have an admissions advisor, a student advisor, career services advisor, and financial advisor. Each one helped me and genuinely listened to my struggles and helped me in the best way possible. I was encouraged to meet my goals and supported the whole way through my schooling, and even afterwards. My career services advisor helped me get a job-and I live in a SMALL town. There's a lot of bad reviews on here which I find very sad! Online learning is not for everyone. I am a very fast paced, independent learner and this type of education fits me and my learning styles the best. I chose to do the medical assistant certificate program online so I could get working in the field quickly and start making money. Now that I have completed my certification I've decided to go back to finish my associates with SJVC online. Now if you're still reading this, thank you. I'm going to encourage you here for a second- no matter what you're studying, or going to study. You can do it! Set your mind up for success and it is yours! You can do it no matter your circumstance. I had a baby at he and bought a house during my time at SJVC in the middle of all my classes. Just keep going. Believe in yourself!!
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.