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San Joaquin Valley College

About San Joaquin Valley College

Since 1977, San Joaquin Valley College has been offering accelerated degree and non-degree career education programs in business, healthcare, and technology in the state of California. Programs are designed to be completed in as few as 7-22 months, and studies include classroom training as well as externships and clinical experiences.

You can choose from 12 programs in the medical and dental fields, such as Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting, Surgical Technology, or Pharmacy Technician; non-clinical programs in Medical Office Administration and Medical Billing & Coding are also available. See yourself as a construction manager, HR specialist, or corrections officer? Those are some careers you might prepare for in San Joaquin's Business Administration and Criminal Justice: Corrections programs. If you're more of a hands-on person, you might choose a trade or industrial program to prepare for future as an aviation mechanic, electrician, HVAC technician, or industrial mechanic; studies can be completed in as few as 7-22 months, and some programs prepare you for industry-specific certification exams.

Are you a business owner or manager? You might be interested to know that San Joaquin Valley College offers customized employee development programs that are available in technical, criminal justice, medical, and business areas; courses can be taken on-campus or at a company's facilities.

Student Testimonials

''The teachers and staff are very motivational. I'm glad l chose to enroll at SJVC Madera campus.''

- Cheri A., Graduate of Medical Office Administration, Class of 2017

''This RT program instructors and staff are incredible. That was the hardest two years of my life but also the most rewarding. I doubted myself at times but they never gave up on me!''

- Natalia V., San Joaquin Valley College, Graduate of Medical Office Administration, Class of 2017

Why San Joaquin Valley College?

  • Program flexibility: Day and evening classes offer flexible scheduling if you have full-time work obligations to fulfill.
  • History of career education: At San Joaquin Valley College, you'll attend a school with more than 40 years in the career education business; over 60,000 students have graduated from the school's programs.
  • Experienced instructors: You'll learn from instructors who do more than read from a textbook; they impart industry experience and knowledge.
  • Financial aid: All students get a financial aid consultation and an advisor who helps them throughout the financial aid process; Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
  • Career services: Each of the college's 15 campuses contains a Career Services department that provides interview skills development, externship arrangements, and other job placement services.

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

San Joaquin Valley College offers the following degree programs:

  1. Business
    • Business Office Administration
    • Construction Management
    • Criminal Justice: Corrections
  2. Medical
    • Associate - Veterinary Technology
    • Dental Assisting
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Office Administration
    • Pharmacy Technology
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Surgical Technologist
  3. Technical
    • Electrical Technology
    • Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration
    • Industrial Maintenance Technology

San Joaquin Valley College offers the following campus locations: