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| I am in the Human Resources management A.S. degree program and have had tremendous help. I have been hospitalized, evicted, and so forth... the teachers have been of great understanding... the faculty has been very helpful and resourceful. Please check yourself before commenting on the school as a whole. I did my courses online, being a single mother of 3...ages ranging from 1 years to 12 years old... have maintained dean's list because of the empathetic and open nature of the staff... like one of the other comments stated.... those complaining were in other programs and were obviously NOT ready for self-discipline nor had self efficacy... these programs are made to make your mind think and work like as if you were in the field itself.... a lot of it is do-it-yourself... like you would be expected to do in the workforce... so if you are just looking for education... SJVC would not be the place for you... but if you have self-efficacy (look it up) then SJVC is the BEST place for your training needs... |
|Aug 16 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| I feel that SJVC has done wonders for me. If I wouldn't have heard their ad on the radio and come in to one of their seminars, I don't know where I would be today.|
I took the Business Administration program in 2007 and graduated in 2008. It was the best 14 months of my life. Not only did I get an AS degree in 14 months, but I got the skill and confidence to go into the workforce with my head held high because of the piece of paper that I got (MY DEGREE).
I couldn't do the traditional way of college, before I found SJVC, I had numerous attempts to achieve my degree from community colleges, to transfer to a 4 year university, but it was hard. The classes ranged from 8-16 weeks long, the classes were too big, and the teachers pretty much told you what page the homework was on, started lecturing and that was it. No referals to tutoring, no extra attempt to help me with problems, even though my grades were showing that I was having difficulties in that subject. Nothing. The traditional system does work for some, but it definately doesn't work for all.
At SJVC, the classes are only 5 weeks long, so if it was a subject that I just couldn't stand, I'd just have to grit my teeth for 5 weeks, versus 8-16 weeks. Also, when my grades started to suffer, I was not only approached by the teacher, but by the dean, and they referred me to tutoring, or even stayed after class with me to help me understand the problems that I didn't understand.
I believe that all the negative comments are from those that expect the world to be handed to them. They expect that when they signed the papers at SJVC that they weren't going to have to actually work for their career. The thing is, is that you have to do the work still. The world doesn't come on a Platinum platter, no matter how much or how little you spend. You got to do what you are asked of, and maybe you'll see results.Readers, keep into consideration that the negative comments are overpowering the positive, because those that have positive things to say, like myself are actually too busy and wrapped up with work and their lives, and success, they don't have the time to come one here and bash their education. They are taking their education to the next level... they are taking it to the CAREER level. The negivity comes from those that are sitting at home wanting a new life, wanting a career, but that's it. They just sit there at home and want. They aren't doing the work. They have the time to sit on the computer and post nasty things about the college. When in actuallity they are trying to find someone to blame for their laziness and their lack of effort to work for their success. So the result is pointing the finger at the school... But when the finger should be pointed at themselves.
| Starting Job: Executive Assistant, Preparedness: A+, Reputation: A+ |
|Jun 29 2010|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
|Not so bright|
| After spending almost two years of my life in this dump and paying almost $30K for the program, I was better off going to a lower rated, a hole in the wall, fly-by-night vocational school. These folks are only interested in generating revenues they do not deserve or honestly earned.They are very vindictive and abussive towards the students. One facilitator even promised me that I would not get a job in the city, if I'm lucky enough to survive the program under his authoritarian guidance. If you value your mental health and the integrity of your well-being, please, do not seek education from this hell hole, you are better off going to a junior college that has a waiting list as long as a roll of toilet paper. By the way, I did not complete the program, I did not pass the computerized examination. I was informed of the test results verbally without any hardcopy indicating the results of the test. I just wonder how much "democracy" went in the decision to drop me off the program. Also veterans "Beware" these people hate former service members. |
|Mar 04 2009|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |