San Joaquin Valley College Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
(86 Reviews)
  • Visalia (CA) (and 12 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,175
59% of 86 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 86 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
The tech - 7/19/2016
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2015
"Don't do it. Buy the book at Barnes n noble and take the exam yourself. Itll save you thousands of dollars. I am now in debt, and the school promises to find you a job. Let me tell you, they don't. Pharmacists appreciate more a individual who took the time to learn it on their own rather than have it spoon fed to you."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Vet Tech - 5/31/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"Do not go to this school! The administration will tell you everything you want to hear and promise you the world. Career services is a joke and the school pumps out more students than there are jobs for. I left with a degree, minimal knowledge, and can't get a job. The loans are ridiculous and their "payment plan" is nearly impossible unless you're working while going to school. If you go here, plan on moving out of the Valley of you want a job."
5.0 out of 5 stars
None - 4/5/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Nursing school is not supposed to be easy. The test questions are different because they are NCLEX style questions. The instructions are great, the material we get exposed to is one of the best out there. The board exam passing rates are also good compared to FCC, it's high 80's. Again, the program is very hard and time consuming. Forgot about having fun for 20 months but it's absolutely worth it. So I would recommend the students to complain less and study hard. The help is ALWAYS available, the instructions and the dean are very approachable. They want you to succeed but the rest is up to you."
3.3 out of 5 stars
ma student - 12/9/2015
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2005
"I graduated from medical assistant and worked and studied per reqz.and now applying for RN with ten years in between I can't wait to see if I get selected. I will update you if this go well I worked my tail off. I hope they choose Mr too."
4.9 out of 5 stars
A. Mullenaux - 10/30/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
roso - 7/22/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007
"I graduate back in 2007 from San Joaquin Valley College. I thougt it was a good idea to have a short career to start earning money and then continued with my education.I made a big mistake. Teachers are awful, and our classroom members did complaint about this, they promise big not believe them...there is no job placement avaliable but the papers stick to the wall. Nobody is gonna hire you with this type of certificate."
5.0 out of 5 stars
RN student - 7/6/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"RN program itself is Very challenging but I will highly recommend it. The school is great, the instructors are great, the learning atmosphere is great. Again, it is a hard program and students need to work hard and study intensely to do well and pass the classes/clinicals. The passing score is 75%. Good luck to everyone."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Grad2013&2014 - 6/4/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"I enjoyed the instructors and learned a lot! it's just the fact that after your experience your excited you're about to start your dream career and eventually move up but don't because the credits don't work to help you transfer and you can't even get a job in the first place due to no experience and no help with job placement just phone calls from them about payments. So I due recommend to stay away it's a waste of money for no help. It's best to go to a regular college forget taking the easy way out by going to schools that say they will get you a degree faster than a community college or UC/CSU"
2.3 out of 5 stars
CJ Student - 3/8/2015
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."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Cindy - 1/25/2015
Degree: Medical 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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