San Joaquin Valley College is a private junior college that was established in 1977. It is a for-profit institution with nine campuses throughout California and it continues to expand. It also offers certificates and associate degrees through its online division.
San Joaquin Valley College focuses on professional and technical degrees that prepare students to enter a specific field or profession. Many of its programs are highly regarded, particularly the physician’s assistant program, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
San Joaquin Valley College specializes in online professional degree programs in the areas of business and medical training. Its business degree programs include administrative health care management, construction management, business administration, and human resource administration. Medical programs include clinical and administrative medical assisting and clinical medical assisting. Technical degree options and a wider selection of medical and business programs are offered at the nine SJVC campuses for students looking for more degree options. Some programs are only offered at select campuses.
After completing online coursework through SJVC, many students will be eligible to take the necessary credentialing exams for their chosen profession. Classes are conducted full online and students can access their courses at any time. Online programs at SJVC are specifically designed to accommodate students with busy schedules, while still providing live classes online for a more traditional college experience from the comfort of home.
San Joaquin Valley College continues to expand to more campuses throughout California. The school added two new campuses in 2012, including one in Lancaster and an upcoming campus in San Diego, Calif. Students located near one of SJVC’s campuses can also enroll in morning, afternoon, and evening courses, depending on their schedule. Between its online division and flexible course scheduling options, San Joaquin Valley College offers many possibilities for working students.