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San Joaquin Valley College

90 Reviews

Locations:   Visalia (CA)  (and 12 others)

Annual Tuition: $30,175

60% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 3/28/2023

Degree: Medical Assistant

I am a graduate of the medical assistant certificate program, and I finished in 2017. I am so happy I did this and I have been employed for 6 years by two major hospital systems in my state. While hands on skills were limited to none during the program, the externship provided some experience to help my confidence. Looking back, I’m very happy for the help and cheering on that the teachers and student advisors gave me to finish the program. I’m now going back to nursing school feeling even more confident... Read More


Reviewed: 7/14/2022

Degree: Pharmacy Technician

By far best school I’ve attended. My teacher Ms Mora ( pharmacy technician) has been helpful in all my school work. Made sure I competed everything and if I needed help she would change her schedule to tutor me. Ms Mora and Mr H (career service advisor) has helped me along the way. Never left my side until I landed a job. I couldn’t have done this without them two. Best of the best


Reviewed: 5/27/2022

Degree: Electrical Engineering

I'm currently attending SJVC Temecula's Electrical program, I have already graduated from their HVAC program. Overall I have liked my experience here, my admissions and financial advisors were always friendly and helpful. For the most part, my teachers have been helpful and supportive. I had classmates who would complain that they weren't learning much, but they don't show up to class half the time. You get out of the program what you put into it. Career services had a lot of people leave during... Read More

Dustin Bowen

Reviewed: 2/17/2022

Degree: Electrical Engineering

I am enjoying my time here. The staff is knowledgeable and always ready to assist me with any problems I encounter during my training. I am going for my AS degree in electrical technology; the requirements for my certification will be met next week. I realize the responsibility of securing a position rests with me. I am excited about my future.

Omahar Clariday

Reviewed: 12/9/2021

Degree: Electrician

Some instructors care others don’t, Soon as you enroll there already asking for money smh Job Placement is a Joke Graduated 4 months ago still working for work. Your counselor or whoever is supposed to help place you in your career really doesn’t care I stopped hearing from mines about two months out.. yea so I’m in debt I can’t get my foot in the door and for what..


Reviewed: 9/15/2020

Degree: HVAC

Arrived at the HVAC program to find it mostly run down at the Temecula Campus. The rest of the school implemented ID card access points to enter the building for safety, considering all the school shootings. However, anyone at any time can just walk into HVAC and do pretty much whatever they want. The equipment used for hands on exercises are old and hardly work. The program was severely lacking tools, so much so that the instructors had to bring their personal tools to class for students. Good luck... Read More


Reviewed: 6/28/2020

Degree: Electrical Engineering

Me and some friends decided to check out some education and training courses.Compare some in the bay area and the valley, Modesto We all had slightly different interests and skills. So we went to sjvc. They were selling it hard, pushing all the dreams. I went in to electric and well I was disappointed. Tuition was high, promises and success stories shown A few of the instructors in my program seemed to know electric, there were a few that just blew hot air. Seemed the chief running the place was... Read More

Michelle E

Reviewed: 3/17/2020

Degree: Respiratory Therapy

I still recommend the program but have had difficulty in the last semester with or last two classes with financial aid. Prepare not to receive your money until 2 weeks before graduation as this is what is happening to me I now have to work more hours

Margarita Nunez

Reviewed: 3/6/2020

Degree: Pharmacy Technician

Hello this review is to share how how disappointed I am. I completed my pharmacy tech coarse with perfect attendance and a 3.8 GPA I tried really hard to do everything accordingly just to have the school treat me like nothing of importance. I endd in October had my graduation in November passed the PTCB test have a job available since November to find out that my application for license was never received by the board that not until after my 3rd visit to the campus after receiving a message from... Read More


Reviewed: 1/16/2020

Degree: Electrical Engineering

Waste of time and money. The teachers failed to engage any of the students. The class sizes ,students, are way too large. Didnt cover anything remotely useful to an industrial tech career. Do not fall for this scam. Youtube is better. 2 teachers quit.


Reviewed: 12/21/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

I went to this school after graduating boot camp for the National Guard because I was interested in the Associate of Criminal Justice Degree. The coursework was ridiculously easy, I have no idea how people did not pass other than they did not want to show up to class. However, they will squeeze you financially for all that you got. Not to mention when I first enrolled the lady doing my financial aid erroneously advised me I could not use my Montgomery GI Bill since I had not served on active duty.... Read More


Reviewed: 5/17/2019

Degree: Human Resources

This the worst school ever! They treat you great & supportive but once you graduate you are on your own. they dont care! Still this day i cant find a job in my field. they dont do job placement. At all , the talk they give you in the beginning are lies to grab you in. the career service is no help they will tell you okay ill look at your resume and send some out and fix up your resume give them a few day . but no call back or answer when you call or email! RUN AWAY DONT GO HERE!!

Wera L

Reviewed: 4/28/2019

Degree: Medical Office Administration

Attending this school was the biggest mistake I have ever made. They convinced me I was making the best move for a career path and in the end the Career Services Advisor didnt even want to help me. They took all my Pell grant and had me take out 2 student loans. Now Im getting letters that I was sent to collections and owe them another 4500 dollars! My wages are being garnished and this is just wrong! This school is a fraud!

Bobby Turner

Reviewed: 3/21/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

SJVC has a incredible Criminal Justice program. The instructor's were very detailed during their lectures and were especially informative when it came to the hands on training. I have full confidence in my ability to work in the field and will take their advice, to remain open minded throughout my career.

Steve M.

Reviewed: 3/11/2019

Degree: Information Technology

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.

Very unhappy

Reviewed: 2/26/2019

Degree: Healthcare Administration

While you are in school, they are supportive, once you graduate you are on your own. Almost all employers are requiring in office experience. They never tell you that. Certain favored students are placed in an externship where they are sure to be hired. Others are just throwwn in anywhere the business wants some free help. I got good grades, met all requirements, and now 9 months out of school Iam still unemployed. Dont go here.

former student

Reviewed: 2/23/2019

Degree: Nursing

bad experience as scool, expensive. great time with students. but my guess is every private school is about the same now: get the money, grill the students to get passing scores, and get the students out. it boils down to what you want to get out the program. i can tell there were a few great inspiring professors, but most were about the gossip. NO ONE WILL FEED YOU THE KNOWLEDGE. prepare yourself , teach yourself, get a strong group of peers to get through it. quiz yourselves even when youre drinking,... Read More


Reviewed: 2/13/2019

Degree: Veterinary Technician

There were equally good and bad instructor s. We didn't get everything that was promised in the beginning and there was a lot of miscommunication. I don't feel that it was worth the cost. I was lucky because the GI Bill covered most of my tuition. Compared to the pay in the feild doesn't make sense.


Reviewed: 2/13/2019

Degree: Veterinary Technician

Some of the staff is very rude and so is the school. I had so many issues coming here and i do regret it. Plus the extern hours are 240 and its honestly not worth it. It just takes up a bunch of your time which you are not that rewarded for. It is ridiculous.

Military Vet

Reviewed: 1/4/2019

Degree: Respiratory Therapy

I'm a current student at SJVC Rancho. DO NOT ENROLL HERE FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPY! If I hadn't already spend the money I would transfers. We got a new director and the place is going down hill. We were just told today that if we don't pass our practice TMCE we will not graduate. How in God's name are you going to implement something like this one mo th from graduation. It's not even the real exam for our license. I will definitely fight this. I did not pay all this money to be held back because of... Read More


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