San Joaquin Valley College Reviews

  • 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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Greta Spence
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
Casey Roach
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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!!"
Julie S.
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2012
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"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!"
David O'Steen
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
Esther Maldonado
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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!"
amber celmer
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"SJVC has been a great online school. They are very helpful in helping you complte your schooling. I have not found a better school online that meets my needs as a single mom."
Marvin Mickel
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I have enjoyed SJVC it is such a family oriented environment were the instructors and the fully staff understand your every struggles and I myself recommend that all attend this college I have not graduated yet I have already got a job in my field thanks to San Joaquin Valley college and the education which I have received there online."
Brooke Henslee
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2012
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  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Aftert reading the reviews on SJVC, I was very disapointed. I have been attending SJVC since Feb of 2010. While reading these reviews i notice people didn't recommend SJVC because they weren't flexible enough or because they didn't change the place of a students extern, but you have to remember THIS IS COLLEGE. The professors want you do be professional and to work hard. Don't attend ANY COLLEGE if you don't expect to have lots of work. Honestly, what did you think you were going to do in college? The teachers are very flexible, but they aren't doormates.If you can't keep up with the work, then ask for tutoring, or simply stop being lazy. You can't blame a college because you, as an individual, can't keep up. Also when someone wrote about how they couldn't change their externship because the doctor believed you to be superior because of the online classes, than you have a duty to try to prove that doctor wrong.If you worked hard, and proved to be educated, than the doctor wouldn't have continued to believe that. The point of not allowing you to switch extern is to teach you to try to "stick it out". As you can tell it says that they quit after they couldn't switch their extern, which shows their laziness, that was probably also shown in their work ethics.Since I started attending SJVC, i've grwon education wise, and just simply as a person. SJVC is WASCA approved, unlike most private schools and is much more intuitive with their students. All the teachers I have had have helped me as much as they could. Of course there are teachers that are better than others, but that's what you'd expect at any college. I WOULD recommend SJVC to others.ALthough, SJVC does have it's downside. SJVC is a private school, which means its expensive. Many people don't agree witht the price, however, in my opinon you get what you pay for."
Jullie Doyle
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2011
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"This is a great school. I have been attending SJVC for eight months and will be finished in six more months. I have had really great instructors and the support that is available is extremely helpful. I have read some of the reviews and would like to say that you will get out of SJVC what you put into it.It is hard work and you must be dedicated to the program in order to be successful just as you would at college. If you are shopping for an easy degree with little effort you should keep shopping!"
DLon
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2011
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  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I started with SJVC online because I am self supporting and need to work full time. The classes fit into my schedule and I can do the work with I have the time. I have tried regular classes at the local college, but I could never get the classes when I needed them. This CMA program did cost a little, but all the books were brand new, delivered to my home, and my time was worth it!I did have wonderful instructors! It seemed that every semester(5wks) I had some major life event happen and the instructors understood. I also had to repeat the math class and got very awsome support to pass the class! This school is no different than any other school in cost once you figure in books, lab fees, cost per credit hour, etc. It is also accredited and will transfer to other schools!I am glad I picked SJVC online over other online schools! Hats off to Josh M. my student advisor!"