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Is Online College Right for You?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, close to 3 million college students are enrolled in at least one online course and 14 percent were enrolled exclusively in online courses. The appeal for online college is growing. Completing a college class in your pajamas while sitting on the sofa in your own home sounds…


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Air Conditioning Repair as a Career

Air conditioning repair is important since AC is found almost everywhere. Air conditioning improves comfort levels, which is known to improve our productivity levels at work. A good air conditioning system can even improve the air quality in a room, keeping pollens away. The cooler a room, the less inviting to pests and insects. People…


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The Advantages of Fast Track Training

According to Forbes Magazine, people choosing to acquire some form of higher education, even a minimal amount, may increase their earning potential after graduating with a high school diploma. Not everyone has the time, money or even the desire to obtain a four-year degree. Some may not even able to complete a two-year degree. Whether they…


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How to Decide Between an Associate Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree

Deciding a career path takes more than just an idea of how you want to spend your time at a job. There are many factors to consider, like which type of college degree you need. This usually means choosing between an Associate degree and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Associate degree…


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Keeping Up in the Healthcare Field in the Digital Age

The healthcare field has not always been up to trend when it comes to technology. However, today it is quickly catching up and implementing fantastic digital platforms that allow for better patient care. Some trends in healthcare include mobile apps created and used by doctors and clinics. With these apps patients can access their records…


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Career Options with a Legal Degree

Becoming a lawyer or a judge is not the only way to work in the legal field. These jobs may be the first areas that come to mind but they are just two of the numerous professional areas in which you can seek work after obtaining your legal degree. The Occupational Outlook Handbook published by…


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Top 5 Reasons You Should Get into the Medical Field

Deciding what to do for your career can be difficult. You have multiple talents. You have multiple dreams. It’s important to find the right balance between both of those, while also considering other factors such as income and growth potential. The medical field offers a wide range of opportunities that can meet your needs. And…


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Developing Marketable Skills at a Business School

Are you in a business school and wondering how you can make yourself look more attractive in the workforce? You are not alone. One of the best ways to maximize your time in business school is to develop marketable skills that may help you find the right job. You already have a great deal of…


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Tips for Finding a Job Related to Your Degree

Graduating from college with a degree is the reward you deserve after putting forth such significant effort. You worked hard to successfully obtain a degree. Now you are ready for the next step, finding a job related to your degree. As you may already know, graduating in a specific degree program is no guarantee of…


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Vocational Nursing Open House

Are you ready to take the first step in your nursing career? SBBCollege in Santa Maria is holding a Nursing Open House so you can learn how to get started in the career you’ve always wanted. Our nursing program is a 60 week course that helps develop crucial skills and knowledge for entry level vocational…


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Santa Paula Police Department Visit

This month we got the opportunity to visit the Santa Paula Police Department, which is one of SBBCollege’s externship locations. You may be wondering what an externship is. An externship is a temporary work program that provides training at organizations in the local community. It offers SBBCollege students on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain…


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What Can I Do With A Business Administration Degree?

You’re thinking about going to business school. What opportunities are available with a business administration degree? Well, the great thing about having a business degree is that you may be able to apply for multiple business roles in different industries. You could work in marketing, finance, education, the non-profit sector, government, entertainment, and much more. It…


Instructor’s Experience: Nursing Program

We shared alumni Victoria’s experience in the Nursing program at SBBCollege. Now we would like to share our instructor’s perspective during the nursing program.  Norma has been a nursing program instructor at SBBCollege Bakersfield for about 10 years. She teaches clinical and healthcare ethics and theory courses. Similar to Victoria’s reasons of why she loves SBBCollege and the nursing program,…


Tools Needed to Get Started as an HVAC Technician

Looking to start your career as an HVAC Technician, but curious about what tools are needed to perform the daily requirements of repairing and installing? We reached out to our HVAC Instructors, and they provided a long list of the main essential HVAC tools that a majority of our students use during their hands-on training in the…


Year of the Dog

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 16th. According to the Chinese Zodiac and Lunar Calendar, this year is celebrating the Year of the Dog. During this yearly tradition, individuals celebrate by eating one of the most popular foods during Chinese New Year’s Eve which are dumplings, spring rolls and sticky rice cake….


Medical Assistant Students Learning To Administer Injections

It isn’t uncommon for many individuals to be afraid of needles, especially when they have to receive a shot. This term to describe needle phobia, is usually aichmophobia or belonephobia, fear of sharp pointed objects. This can be extremely difficult for individuals in the healthcare industry who need to administer injections for patients. Part of…


The Importance of Memorizing Medical Tools & Surgical Instruments

As part of the medical assisting curriculum, SBBCollege medical assistants are required to be skilled, knowledgeable, and well-versed on medical tools, both simple and complicated. Many of the instruments that the students learn are ones that are in a primary care physician’s office: stethoscope, scales, blood pressure meter, examination tables, and many other instruments that…


Medical Assistants Learn How to Wrap

Contrary to your belief of this blog being a how-to guide to build the perfect turkey wrap for lunch or how to drop a beat, it is actually a how-to-guide on all the different types of bandaging techniques. We shadowed our SBBCollege Santa Maria Medical Assistants and watched how they learned the different types of…


Nursing 101: What Can I Expect & What Nursing Program Do I Need?

You know you want to be a nurse. It’s something you’ve always dreamed of doing. But what does a nurse do? How do you get started in this profession? What nursing program certifications do you need? We broke it down for you to make it short and simple – so that you’ll be able to…


Floyd’s Business Administration Success Story

Our mission at SBBCollege is that our success is based on the success of our students. We love hearing about our student’s triumphs and their experience along the way. We had the opportunity to meet with Floyd, an SBBCollege Business Administration alumni, and speak with him about how SBBCollege has changed his future. Not only…


Alumni’s Experience: Nursing Program

Alumni Victoria Z., describes her experience in the SBBCollege nursing program. Since her graduation in 2015, Victoria has passed her licensure exam and works as a licensed vocational nurse in an orthopedic facility. While studying at SBBCollege, she tells us that one of her “favorite part[s] of the nursing program … is the hands-on training.” With 60 weeks…


5 Reasons to Pursue a Nursing Career

It’s 2018 and there are multiple campaigns that are encouraging you to be a “New You,” but you might be asking yourself “how?” It gets discouraging when you start thinking about everything it takes to change. We are all creatures of habit; however, there is a little spark in us that wants us to be…


Why start your career in HVAC?

When looking at prospective jobs, you debate whether or not it is a smart career move and consider quality traits like job security, growth, and long-term stability in the industry. The great aspect of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) field is that it has the potential to be needed throughout the year, in…


Happy Holidays from SBBCollege!

Our SBBCollege campuses were filled with holiday spirit throughout this month! Our staff and students spread holiday cheer by organizing festive events. SBBCollege Bakersfield campus enjoyed a visit from Santa and his elves. There were sweets and treats to share the holiday cheer, while taking photos with Santa! Families had an opportunity to meet with…


Three Factors to see if a Medical Assistant Career is Right for You

When individuals are contemplating if they want to return to school, it becomes quite overwhelming.  Their minds loom with multiple questions like if it is the right fit, do they have enough money, or if they have enough time.  If you have been wanting to start a medical assistant program, you must have asked yourself…


TOP 5 STUDY TIPS

Finals are just around the corner and there is so much to cram in! Instead of pulling your hair out, here are some study tips to help prepare you for finals week. We all know that studying can be exceptionally daunting and overwhelming, but we want you to ace your exams. Don’t wait until the…


Hands-On Tracheostomy Care

This week we got to see our SBBCollege Bakersfield nursing students perform tracheostomy care in the lab. There was one-on-one instructed training from our instructors, and other nursing students stood by to learn and ask questions throughout the process. Tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create a hole through the neck into the trachea (where…


SBBCollege Vocational Nursing Program Among Top Five in State!

The SBBCollege Santa Maria Vocational Nursing program was ranked 5th out of 129 vocational nursing programs – making it one of the top nursing programs in California! Analyzed by Top Nursing, an online handbook of schools nationwide, SBBCollege Santa Maria was ranked 5th due to its access to cutting-edge technology, accomplished faculty, and financial aid. TopNursing.org, provides a…


SBBCollege Donates Amazon Kindles to Bakersfield HS Band

BAKERSFIELD, CA – On Thursday, October 12th at 3:00 pm, SBBCollege Bakersfield will donate 100 Amazon Kindle Fire tablets to the Marching Band Program at Bakersfield High School in an effort to support technology in education and increase the learning potential of local students. The presentation will be held at the High School’s Science Field where…


SBBCollege News Roundup

There are always lots of fun activities and initiatives happening across our different campuses. We’ve been really busy over the past few months, so here is a quick roundup of some of the best things which have been going on at SBBCollege. In Ventura, there were some scary looking characters spotted around campus for Halloween….


SBBCollege Recent News Roundup

Things are always busy around our campuses so we’d like to take the chance to roundup some of the recent events and news. On November 3rd, some artistic students in our Vocational Nursing program at Rancho Mirage produced this for a group project. On November 4th, SBBCollege Rancho Mirage Students helped out at the American Heart Association Heart Walk…


Ventura Aviation Program Featured on KEYT News

SBBCollege’s new Aviation Degree has been featured on local news station KEYT News Channel 3, with reporter Kelsey Gerckens taking control of an aircraft during a tester flight. The new aviation program is being launched to train local students to become qualified commercial pilots. The students will undertake an accelerated Associate of Science in Aviation degree spanning two…


SBBCollege Attends NAFSA 2014 in San Diego

Last week staff from SBBCollege attended the largest education conference in the world. NAFSA 2014 ran from May 25-30 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Centre. NAFSA is the Association of International Educators – a non-profit organisation covering all aspects of international education has been organising and running both regional and national conferences…


Crime Scene Career Workshop

Video Transcript: How you doing? I’m Craig Lansley, campus director here for SBBCollege in Rancho Mirage. Today we have a group of about 50 high school students coming from Desert Hot Springs High School which is about 10-15 miles away. They’re going to come and work with our criminal justice professors and our criminal justice students going over…


Healthcare Administration Graduate Loves Helping Patients

Video Transcript: My name is Karina. I’m graduating from the Bachelor’s Healthcare Administration program. I love getting to know people and being able to understand people and putting myself on their level. I love to treat people the way I would love to be treated, in regards to their care, in regards to having empathy for…


Cancer Survivor Graduates as a Medical Assistant

Video Transcript: Coming back to college at my age – it’s not an easy thing to do, you know. Fighting cancer was one thing – it’s terrifying to come back to college at almost forty. I’m Alissa Turner and I’m a graduate of Santa Barbara Business College. I got my associate of science degree and I…


SBBCollege Ventura spreads Christmas cheer

SBBCollege Ventura has helped those less fortunate this holiday season by helping out at a local food pantry, as well as providing their own students in financial need with holiday care packages. Staff and students took time out of their schedules to distribute food to those in need at the Pantry Nuevo in Ventura. The…


SBBCollege Santa Maria supports Toys for Tots

SBBCollege Santa Maria is hoping to bring a little holiday cheer to hundreds of less fortunate children by supporting the Toys for Tots project. For the next month, the College will serve as a toy donation site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program. Each member of staff will also donate a toy to the…


Medical Assisting Graduate Finds Support

Video transcript: My name is Roxanne. I graduated from the medical assisting program associate of science from Santa Barbara Business College. Time for a Change: I was working part time at Petco, and I hated it. I used to go home and cry. It was horrible. I used to go home and cry “I hate my job, I…


SBBCollege Career Services: Making Students Professionals

Video transcript: My name is Lee Yarborough and I’m the career service coordinator at the Santa Barbara campus. Our SBBCollege Family: As a career service coordinator I help our students and our graduates look for employment in their fields of study, whether it be in the medical field or the business field, and I help them find extern…


SBBCollege’s Learning Environment Helps Students Succeed

Video transcript: My name is Kathleen McManus and I am a business instructor in all three of our business programs at Santa Barbara Business College. What Makes SBBCollege Different? Other schools, you have a number of students. You have a number of people to talk to on a daily basis, a number of issues and grading…


SBBCollege Rancho Mirage to mark special occasion

SBBCollege Rancho Mirage will be hosting a full day of celebrations to coincide with the College’s 125th anniversary which is being celebrated this year. The Mayor will be amongst the fun at the event, which is taking place on Thursday October 24th. Mayor Richard Kite will kick off proceedings with a proclamation, followed shortly by retro…


SBBCarnival at Bakersfield campus

SBBCollege Bakersfield will be hosting a carnival to coincide with the College’s 125th anniversary which is being celebrated this year.  The event, which is taking place on Friday October 18th, will also mark the opening of the Criminal Justice Museum by the Mayor, Harvey Hall. The campus will be decked out in carnival-style and delicious finger…


SBBCollege Celebrates 125 Years: Students Perspective

Video Transcript: Traci Isel – Health Information Technology Why did you go back to school? I got terminated and you don’t know what to do after that, you’re kind of lost. Going back to school was one of those options I never thought I would really do but I have a little boy who is 3…


SBBCollege Ventura to mark special occasion

SBBCollege Ventura will be hosting a fun-filled night of celebrations to coincide with the College’s 125th anniversary which is being celebrated this year.  The event, which is taking place on Tuesday, September 17th, will be attended by Ventura Mayor Mike Tracy, who will be a special guest of on honor on the day. The campus will…


SBBCollege Santa Maria to mark special occasion

SBBCollege Santa Maria will be hosting a fun-filled day of celebrations to coincide with the College’s 125th anniversary which is being celebrated this year.  The event, which is taking place on Thursday, September 5th, will be attended by Madame Mayor Alice Patino who will be a special guest of on honor on the day. The campus…


Criminal Justice Class at SBBCollege

Video Transcript: Instructor Dan Campbell – Recreating Crime Scene Footprint Dan Campbell: We’re here with some international students that we are hosting from Brazil. They are legal students and today we are showing them how to take a footprint from a crime scene where the suspect has left his mark, perhaps outside of their house, and…


SBBCollege searches for former stars

SBBCollege is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and to mark this significant milestone they are on a quest to track down their former alumni and invite them to be part of a seminal moment in the College’s history. One of the oldest colleges in the US, SBBCollege would like former students of all ages to…


International students hone English skills

40 international students are to graduate this Friday July 26th from a three week intensive English Language and American Culture Program in preparation for college next year. The English Explorer program at SBBCollege Santa Barbara gives international students the opportunity to refresh their language skills ahead of the oncoming semester. As part of the course, the college also…


SBBCollege Presents Criminal Justice Career Info Session to Ventura and Oxnard Communities

Occupations within the criminal justice field are more varied than the title suggests. Are you interested in working in a social or human services setting? Perhaps you want to be a positive force for change in your local community. If you are curious about the many facets of criminal justice, please join us at SBBCollege Ventura on…


SBBCollege provided life-saving skills in Kern County’s Sidewalk CPR Day

To coincide with National CPR Week (June 1-7) SBBCollege Bakersfield, in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Kern County Emergency Medical Services, hosted the 2nd annual Sidewalk CPR Day on Tuesday, June 4th from 10a-12pm. Kris, who is a drummer for rock band Adema, attended, along with SBBCollege CPR instructors who were on…


SBBCollege offers Nursing Career Information Session to assist with nursing shortage

SBBCollege Santa Maria is holding a program to address the nursing shortage in California. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of California is looking to fill 800,000 vacant positions in the nursing field within the next two years*. SBBCollege Santa Maria will be holding a Nursing Career Information Session on Tuesday, June 18th…


College urges students to do themselves justice

SBBCollege Ventura is launching a program to encourage students to consider a career in the criminal justice sector which expects to see an 18% increase in job opportunities in the next seven years1. SBBCollege Ventura will be holding a Criminal Justice Career Information Session on Thursday, June 20th at 6:00pm, which aims to educate perspective students…


SBBCollege voted a favorite school in Ventura County

For the second year in a row, SBBCollege Ventura has been voted as a favorite trade school of West Ventura County in the VC Star’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards. Voted by the readers of the Star, the annual Reader’s Choice Awards showcases the community’s favorite dining, shopping and services (including schools) in the County. SBBCollege would like…


SBBCollege to tackle nursing shortage

SBBCollege Santa Maria is launching a program to tackle the critical nursing shortage in the state of California. According to estimates California is looking to fill 800,000 vacant nursing positions by 20151. SBBCollege Santa Maria will be holding a Nursing Career Information Session on Tuesday, June 18th at 4.30pm. This session will educate perspective students on…


Santa Barbara Business College Raises Over $250 for Walk4Water

Students, faculty and staff of Santa Barbara Business College joined the ‘Walk4Water’ charity walk on Santa Barbara’s East Beach last Saturday, May 4th, and raised $268 for families in need around the world. The charity walk’s goal was to raise awareness for the need for clean and safe water, as every day 25,000 people die…


Medical Assisting Graduate Embarks on New Career

Video Transcript: Deborah Helm – Medical Assisting Graduate 2013 Why did you go back to school? Well as you can tell, I’m a lot older than most of the students. Life had brought changes and I found I needed a change of career. I had always been really interested in the medical field and I thought…


Congrats, Marylu!

Business Administration bachelor’s degree graduate of our Santa Barbara college campus, Marylu, has started her career working in the business field. Marylu is an administrative assistant in the accounting department of a local university! Congrats on your new career, Marylu! SBBCollege Santa Barbara is located at 506 Chapala Street. With bachelor’s degree and fast-track job training programs…


The Inside Scoop About the Paralegal Program at SBBCollege

Want to know what it’s like to attend SBBCollege for paralegal studies? We sat down with Leslie, a student in the legal training program, who gave us the inside scoop. Why did you choose to come back to school? The reason why I chose to go back to school was because I was just working…


SBBCollege Graduate Begins Criminal Justice Career

Video Transcript: Brittanny Pabon – Criminal Justice – Class of 2013: My name is Britanny Pabon, I am from Santa Maria, California. I went to school because I wanted to better myself. I was tired of doing the same old thing every day basically and I just wanted to make everything that I was going for…


SBBCollege Santa Maria Grads to Receive Degrees in Ceremony, Including the College’s First MBA, and Start New Careers

SANTA MARIA, CA (January 23, 2013) – Santa Barbara Business College will host a graduation ceremony for its winter class of 2013 on Friday, January 25, 2013. The ceremony will take place at the Santa Maria Fairpark’s Convention Center at 7:00 pm. The graduating class consists of 59 graduates, which will receive career-oriented diplomas and…


Help SBBCollege Cares raise donations for Underdogz!

Underdogz helps animals find homes in Kern County, and is in need of food, blankets & toys for dogs and cats who wait to meet their new families. Join SBBCollege Bakersfield as they make chew toys and blankets for their four-legged friends, as well as collect food and other pet items. SBBCollege Bakersfield 5300 California…


Student Success: Nursing Grad Starts Career at Caregiver Agency, and More!

Graduate of the vocational nursing program in Santa Maria, Jay C. is now working at St. Matthew’s Caregiver Agency in Santa Maria. Marlene W., recent graduate of the College’s pharmacy technology job training program, started her career as a pharmacy technician at a local hospital in Central California. Saida E. will begin her career as…


Success Stories: Graduates from Coachella Valley College Start Careers!

SBBCollege Rancho Mirage, a technical school in the Coachella Valley, honored its graduates in a Winter commencement ceremony Friday, January 11th at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The graduates received job training diplomas and associate’s degrees, and many of them are already working in their chosen career field. Congrats to all of…


SBBCollege Santa Maria Commencement – Grads Ready for Workforce

SANTA MARIA, CA (January 11, 2012) – Santa Barbara Business College will hold a graduation ceremony to honor the College’s graduating class on Friday, January 13, 2012. The ceremony will take place at the Santa Maria Fairpark’s Convention Center at 7:00 pm. Graduates will receive associate’s degrees or job training diplomas in the career fields…


CareerBuilder names Accounting, Nursing, Info Tech, Paralegal and Medical Billing as Hottest Job Prospects

As 2013 settles in, many people will be looking for a new career in the new year. Whether they want to update their skills to advance in their current field or switch to a whole new career field, receiving a career-oriented associate’s degree can help them reach their career goals. As quoted in CareerBuilder’s article…


SBBCollege Bakersfield & Rancho Mirage Hold Graduation Ceremony

SBBCollege Bakersfield and SBBCollege Rancho will honor their graduates in a graduation ceremony this Friday, January 11th. The Kern County college graduates will receive their diplomas at the Rabobank Arena Theater at 7:00p, while those graduating from the college in the Coachella Valley will receive theirs in a ceremony at the Westin Missions Hills at…


Chris has big plans for 2013. How about you?

Chris is graduating with her master’s degree this coming year from SBBCollege. Excited for graduation and what her degree can do for her personal and professional life, Chris is encouraging others to do the same. “Going back to school to earn my degree was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’d been out of…


SBBC Santa Maria Gives Back this Holiday Season

SBBC Santa Maria, a career college in Santa Maria, California, has been giving back to their community this holiday season. With the help of their business, legal and medical students, the staff and faculty have sponsored a tree in Altrusa’s Festival of Trees, held a food drive at their college campus and even participated in…


Student Success: Pharmacy Tech School Grads Find Careers in Santa Maria

SBBC Santa Maria, a Santa Maria college offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, recently helped their students in the pharm tech training program start their careers in the pharmacy field. Congrats on your new careers! Current pharmacy technology student, Crystal R. got a job as a pharmacy clerk at a retail pharmacy in Santa Maria. Giovanna…


SBBCollege Cares Preps Food for Homeless Shelter’s Thanksgiving Dinner

SBBCollege Cares was in full effect this Thanksgiving season, as SBBCollege Santa Barbara, a college offering medical training and business classes in Santa Barbara, helped the local homeless center prep its Thanksgiving meal. Students, staff and faculty helped prepare food for an expected 300 guests on Thanksgiving day! SBBCollege Santa Barbara is located at 506…


Business College in Coachella Valley Hosts Blood Drive

SBBCollege Rancho Mirage, a business and technical college in Rancho Mirage, hosted a blood drive for the Coachella Valley community at their campus on Nov. 1st. Partnering with the Desert Blood Services, the college campus on Monterey Avenue donated 23 pints to the local blood supply! Thank you to everyone who helped SBBC with the…


SBBCollege Santa Maria to Host Blood & Turkey Drive, Nov 6th

SBBCollege Santa Maria will be hosting a blood and turkey drive at their campus at 303 E. Plaza Drive on Tuesday, November 6th from 11am to 3pm. Partnering with the United Blood Services of the Central Coast, the college in Santa Maria, Ca hopes to increase Santa Barbara County’s blood supply for the holiday season….


Success Stories: Grads of Business College in Ventura Start their Careers!

Graduates of SBBCollege’s business administration career training classes in Ventura County have started their new careers in the business field. With training in financial accounting classes, marketing courses and management, these graduates received their degrees in business administration. Miguel V., Personal Banker, National Bank in Ventura Joann Z., Office Administrator, Tax Firm in Ventura Jasmine…


Crime Scene Investigation Class Project in SBBCollege’s Criminal Justice Program

Along with classroom lectures, whenever possible, students in the SBBCollege Criminal Justice degree program participate in hands-on training. Using the theory and skills learned in the criminal justice classes in an actual hands-on setting can help students prepare for their careers in the criminal justice field. Students in the crime scene investigation class at SBBC…


Success Stories: Medical Assistant Grads Start Careers and Pass RMA Exam!

SBBCollege’s medical training programs had some recent success as graduates from the program have found their new careers! Congrats to these grads who received training in medical assisting, and are now working as medical assistants in their communities. Spring A., Medical Assistant, Medical Center, Pismo Beach Gracie E., Medical Assistant, Medical Clinic, Santa Maria Laura…


How to Become a Pharmacy Technician

What does a pharmacy technician do? Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in pharmacies. They support licensed pharmacists in day-to-day activities, such as assisting in patient consultations, counter dispensing and prescription preparation. How do I become a pharmacy technician? Employers may require their pharmacy technicians to have formal training in the field, by attending a…


SBBCollege Cares Joins the Veterans Stand Down in Bakersfield

In an attempt to extend our service from the classroom to the rest of the community, SBBCollege Cares will provide community service to the California Veterans Assistance Foundation on Friday, Sept 28th. The CVAF assists homeless or at-risk veterans to help them maintain or improve their status in society by providing services and resources in…


Success Stories: Students Find Careers After Graduating from Medical School Training in Santa Maria

In their quest to reach their career goals, these students attended our college in Santa Maria. After receiving medical assisting training and taking classes to prepare them for their medical office careers, SBBCollege is happy to report they have successfully found careers in the healthcare industry! Juliana G. – Medical Clerk, Local Physician’s Office, Santa…


SBBCollege Santa Maria Graduation Ceremony

Santa Barbara Business College will hold a graduation ceremony to honor the College’s graduating class on Friday, August 24, 2012. The ceremony will take place at the Santa Maria Fairpark’s Convention Center at 7:00 pm. 94 graduates are expected to graduate this term, and will receive associate’s degrees or diplomas in the career fields of…


Graduates Celebrate Commencement from Ventura College Campus

SBBCollege recently honored its graduates of the Ventura college campus. Graduates received associate’s degrees and diplomas in business administration, criminal justice, paralegal studies, medical assisting and medical office career training programs. Joel A. Garcia, with the assistance of interpreter Judy Norcross, delivered the keynote address, as he shared his experience from struggling in gangs in…


Student Success: Graduates Start Careers in Coachella Valley as Legal Assistant, Juvenile Services Officer and More!

After receiving career training in the criminal justice classes and the paralegal degree program at Santa Barbara Business College in Rancho Mirage, these graduates have started their new criminal justice careers and legal office careers. Great job graduates! Brytni P. – Security Officer, Local Casino, Coachella Nancy A. – Legal Assistant, Financial Services Company, Palm…


SBBCollege Cares Joins Habitat for Humanity in Oxnard

In their quest to extend their helping spirit from the classroom into the community, SBBCollege Cares closed its campuses and offices to join Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County for a build day in Oxnard. The SBBCollege Ventura and Santa Barbara campuses, as well as the College’s administrative office in Ventura, helped HFHVC in their…


Student Success: Business School Graduates Start Careers as Accounting Clerk, Marketing Manager and More!

After receiving career training in the business administration classes at Santa Barbara Business College, these graduates received their degrees in business and have started their business office careers. Great job graduates! Ivette A. – Administrative Assistant, Local Resort Hotel, Palm Springs Janneth A. – Accounting Clerk, Casino, Coachella Aldo C. – Marketing Manager, Local Resort…


SBBC Graduate – How He Became a Student, a Man, and a Medical Assistant

SBBCollege Santa Barbara recently held a commencement ceremony for their graduating class of 2012. Honoring their grads, the ceremony included a keynote speech from Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez, as well as student speeches reflecting on their time at Santa Barbara Business College. Rogelio S., graduate of the Santa Barbara college’s medical assisting program,…


Success Stories: Santa Barbara Grads Receive Degrees & Start Careers!

SBBCollege Santa Barbara held its annual graduation ceremony on June 29, 2012 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara. Along with honoring graduates for the completion of their academic programs, the College is also congratulating them on starting their new careers! Magda and Julie – graduates of Santa Barbara’s medical assisting training program, have…


SBBCollege Ventura hosts Blood Drive for Communities of Ventura and Oxnard

As part of Santa Barbara Business College’s SBBCollegeCares program,SBBCollege Ventura hosted a blood drive on July 3, 2012 at their campus on Market Street in Ventura. Partnering with the United Blood Services of the Central Coast – along with local radio stations Q104.7 and KVTA – SBBCollege hoped to contribute to the blood bank’s blood…


Success Stories: Graduates Begin their Medical Careers!

SBBCollege is happy to report the following graduates have successfully started their careers! Callen W. – recent graduate from the pharmacy technology program – completed orientation and is the newest employee at a local pharmacy in Lompoc! After graduating from the medical assisting training program, Natalie N. began her career as a medical assistant at…


SBBCollege to host free Hands-Only CPR training in honor of National CPR Week

In honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association (AHA) is collaborating with the Kern County Emergency Medical Services Agency to coordinate a county- wide CPR program. Emergency healthcare providers, such as fire departments, ambulance companies, hospitals and education programs will be going out into the community to teach residents how to save a…


Retired NFL Player and Iraqi War Veteran, Jeremy Staat to Address Graduates at SBBCollege Bakersfield ‘s Graduation Ceremony

Fresh from completing his Wall-to-Wall cross-country bike ride, Jeremy Staat – Bakersfield’s own hometown hero – will honor the Spring graduating class of Santa Barbara Business College and serve as the keynote speaker at the College’s graduation ceremony. After retiring from the NFL, Jeremy Staat enlisted in the US Marine Corp in an effort to…


College Night 2012 for Ventura and Oxnard

SBBCollege Ventura is hosting College Night 2012 on Thursday, May 31st at 6:00 pm. College Night is open to anyone in the Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore and surrounding areas who are looking for a school to continue their higher education. SBBCollege Ventura would like to invite community members in to the campus to see…


Success Stories: Grads Find Careers in Healthcare and Criminal Justice!

Congrats to our alumni who’ve started their new careers! Edith P. recently graduated from the medical assisting certificate program, and is now working as a medical assistant at a local spine and orthopedic center in Santa Maria. Update: Previously mentioned as passing his guard card training, Christopher L. – graduate of the criminal justice associate’s…


SBBCollege Cares – Campuses Host Blood Drives and Support Local Blood Supply

At SBBCollege, we recognize the need to support our communities in more ways than one. That’s why we are happy to work with local blood banks and host blood drives to contribute to the crucial life-saving blood supply for our communities. SBBCollege Santa Maria and SBBCollege Rancho Mirage recently held blood drives at their respective…


SBBCollege Cares Honors Earth Day with Community Service

In an effort to better serve their communities, SBBCollege has created SBBCollege Cares, a multifaceted campaign designed to better the lives of people in our communities through community service, low- and no-cost training, and other similar projects. The community service division of SBBCollege Cares will launch in conjunction with the community service week of the…


Success Stories: Online grads start careers, and more!

Congratulations to the SBBC graduates who have started their careers! Melinda H. graduated from the online criminal justice associate’s degree programin April. She’s now working as a corrections officer at a correctional facility in South Carolina. After graduating from the online paralegal studies associate’s degree program in September, Craig C. was hired as a paralegal…


SBBCollege Santa Maria Hosts Free Event to Help Job Seekers Get Hired

SBBCollege Santa Maria will hold a Professional Resource Development Fair on Friday, May 4th from 10 am to 1 pm, at their campus located on 303 Plaza Drive in Santa Maria. During this free event, the College will help job seekers learn valuable job-obtaining skills through a series of half-hour interactive sessions dedicated to professional…


College Night 2012 for Coachella Valley

SBBCollege Rancho Mirage will host College Night 2012 on Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 pm. High school seniors, parents, recent graduates and friends are invited to see what it could be like to be part of the college experience. During College Night, guests will receive a glimpse into academic and career training programs through mini…


Student Success: CJ grad starts career in security and more!

Congratulations to the SBBC graduates who have started their careers! Erlin T., a graduate of the criminal justice associate’s degree program, began her career in the criminal justice field as a transportation security officer at a local transportation security office. After completing the pharmacy technology program in Santa Maria, Amy H. was hired as a…


Student Success: Nursing grads pass state board exam and Pharmacy grad offered full-time position at local hospital!

Congratulations to the graduates who have recently passed their exams and certifications to help them prepare for their careers! Nursing graduates Aaron W. and Sunnymarie T. both passed their nursing state board exams – congrats ladies! Christopher L. – graduate of the criminal justice associate’s degree at SBBCollege Santa Maria – completed his guard card…


Career Fair for Coachella Valley – Job Opportunities, Local Employers, Hiring Tips and more!

SBBCollege Rancho Mirage hosted a career fair on Thursday, February 23rd from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. The College invited local employers from the Coachella Valley to the campus to meet with current students and SBBC alumni. The employers came from a variety of specialized career fields, including the fields of business, healthcare and criminal justice….


Student Success: Grad begins career as medical records clerk and more!

Congratulations to the graduates who have recently begun their new careers in their chosen fields! Alyssa M. – recent graduate of the medical office administration training program – began working at a medical records clerk at sports care clinic in Lompoc. Dolores L. began her career as a medical receptionist/assistant at a woman’s health clinic….


Student Success: Grads become Licensed Professionals!

Many of our career training programs prepare our students to become licensed professionals in their career field. SBBC would like to congratulate the following graduates for accomplishing their goals and becoming licensed professionals! Lara D. recently graduated from the vocational nursing program, and has now successfully passed the State Board exam. She’s now a licensed…


College Night 2012 for Santa Maria – Career Training Workshops, Scholarship Info and More!

SBBCollege Santa Maria will host College Night 2012 on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm. SBBCollege invites high school seniors, their parents, recent graduates and the rest of the Santa Maria community to see what it could be like to be part of the college experience. During College Night, guests will receive a glimpse into…


SBBCollege Students Investigate Crime Scene

Students in SBBCollege’s Criminal Justice degree program recently participated in a hands-on training lab where they investigated a mock crime scene, preparing them for real-life scenarios in their criminal justice careers, such as forensics or crime scene investigations. Students were instructed to investigate the scene, and determine what happened and who possible suspects were. Students…


Success Stories: Medical & Business Grads Start Careers

Congratulations to the graduates who have recently begun their new careers in their chosen fields! Nicole R., a grad from the online business degree program, was recently hired as a customer service representative at an insurance agency in Goleta, Ca. Congrats Nicole! After graduating from the Santa Maria pharmacy technology program, Naomi T. has started…


Success Stories: Grads Find Careers in Medical Offices and More

What could be better than receiving the gift of employment around the holidays? These are some of the graduates who Santa Barbara Business College helped reach their career goals this season. Graduates of the medical assisting training program in Santa Maria, Monica R. and Agustina F. were recently hired at the medical office where they…


From Sailor to Student: A Veteran’s Story at SBBCollege

Are you trying to find your place in the civilian sector? With high unemployment rates for veterans, it can be difficult to find success after returning from active duty. With help from family, friends and veterans-service providers, veterans can get back on their feet and begin a new chapter in their life. Melissa S. was…


Success Stories: Grads Hired at their Extern Sites

Congrats to our graduates who were hired at their extern sites! Graduate of Rancho Mirage’s Medical Office Administration program, Yajahira C. had an interview for a full-time position at her extern site – a local doctor’s office. Upon her second interview, she was hired almost immediately! Another graduate who found employment with her extern site…


Success Stories: Bidding War over SBBC Grad, and More!

Here are a few success stories our students and graduates experienced this month. Neville S. recently graduated from the online criminal justice degree program. After completing this program, Neville was offered 2 jobs and the companies got into a bidding war over him! After negotiating a higher salary, a bump from part-time to full-time and…


SBBCollege Hands-on Crime Scene Lab

Students in SBBCollege’s criminal justice program participated in a hands-on crime scene lab this month. The lab gave students an idea of what it would be like to work in the field of crime scene investigations and forensics and prepares them for careers in the criminal justice field. With a mannequin acting as a victim…


SBBCollege Bakersfield to Hold College Night for High School Seniors

Santa Barbara Business College’s Bakersfield campus will hold a College Night on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm. The career-focused college will welcome high school seniors and their parents, along with recent high school graduates, to visit the Bakersfield college campus on California Avenue to see what it could feel like to be part…


SBBCollege is Participating in the October 20th Great California ShakeOut!

SBBCollege is joining in what is now the world’s largest earthquake preparedness drill on October 20th at 10:20 a.m., with official registration now topping eight million people! The College, along with radio and television stations around the state, will air a “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill broadcast at 10:20 a.m. The Great California ShakeOut…


Success Stories: CJ Grad Starts Career as Case Worker

Here is a success story from one of our recent graduates. As part of her criminal justice associate’s degree program, Adeline L. completed her externship in July with a local counseling center in Bakersfield. She had a great experience working at the center, and so when her externship ended Adeline started volunteering there. Recently, the…


SBBC Students Volunteer at Health Fair Screening

Medical students of Santa Barbara Business College’s Santa Barbara campus participated in a health fair screening last Friday, September 16th at the Franklin Neighborhood Center in Santa Barbara, Ca. Earning their associate’s degree or career training diploma in the field of medical assisting, these students were happy to put their medical training to use to…


Success Stories: Grads Begin their New Careers!

Here are some of the success stories our students and graduates have experienced this week. From our Online criminal justice program, Dwayne A. was recently hired by a protective services agency as a security guard. This is a great accomplishment because Dwayne is still in school – he graduates in February! A major insurance company…


SBBC Grad’s Dreams Come True

Here’s an inspiration piece from our student speaker at the 2011 graduation ceremony in Ventura. Sheri B. graduates with an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, and reminds us all that if you work hard enough, you can make your dreams come true! Good evening everyone. When I graduated from high school in 1977, if…


Success Stories: Grads Find Success in the Workforce

After a successful graduation season at our campuses, Santa Barbara Business College is proud of the graduates who are now entering the work force. Here are a few places where our graduates have accepted employment. Cristina M. – Recent medical assisting graduate will begin her career as a medical assistant at a dermatologist’s office in…


SBBC Student Highlighted in Extern Site’s Newsletter

Rachel Stepka, currently enrolled in the business administration bachelor’s degree program at SBBCollege Santa Barbara, was recently highlighted in the August 2011 newsletter of Casa Esperanza for the services she has provided them. As a recent graduate of the College’s business associate’s degree program, Rachel completed her externship at Casa Esperanza, a center for the…


Women Advance in Criminal Justice Fields

In today’s society, we find more and more women in high-level positions in the criminal justice field. This is strongly evident in Ventura County, where women hold several of the highest positions in law enforcement. As reported in the Ventura County Star’s “Women in law enforcement come from diverse backgrounds,” Ventura County has two of…


SBBCollege Santa Maria holds Community Blood Drive

Wanting to give back to their community, Santa Barbara Business College invited the United Blood Services to their Santa Maria campus for two community blood drives this summer. Held on June 30th and August 4th, students, staff, faculty and the public were invited to participate in the blood drives. To raise awareness of the drive…


SBBCollege Now Offers Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Santa Barbara Business College is now offering bachelor’s degree programs. The programs offered at the bachelor’s degree level include Business Administration,Criminal Justice and Healthcare Administration, and will be offered at the College’s six campus locations. The College is currently enrolling students into the new degree programs. Call 1-866-610-SBBC for more information.


SBBCollege Commencement Ceremony to Honor 2011 Graduating Class

In a tradition dating back to the College’s first graduating class in 1888, Santa Barbara Business College will honor its graduates in a commencement ceremony to be held at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort June 24th at 7:00 pm. Graduates of Santa Barbara Business College’s Santa Barbara campus will receive associate’s degrees and career training diplomas…


SBBCollege Student Featured in National Magazine Article

Anna Henson, a student at SBBCollege’s Bakersfield campus, was recently highlighted in the national magazine, The Link, about how she balances school with her family life. The Link, a quarterly magazine published by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, dedicated an entire issue to women in career education. While these women attend college…


New Medical Program at Santa Barbara Business College is a HIT

Earlier today, Santa Barbara Business College began enrolling students into a new medical program. The Health Information Technology program, abbreviated HIT, is the latest degree program added to the College’s catalog of medical program offerings. “The Health Information Technology program provides students with the skills necessary for employment in billing, coding, and administration positions in…


Santa Barbara Business College Prepares Students for the Medical Field

Looking for a way to get started in the medical field? Have you always pictured yourself wearing scrubs to work and working hands-on with patients? Why not start your medical career as a medical assistant? With training in Santa Barbara Business College’s medical assisting program, students can earn their medical degree and be prepared to…


SBBC Students Volunteer Medical Services to National Kidney Foundation

Students in the medical assisting program at Santa Barbara Business College’s campuses in Ventura and Santa Barbara volunteered their medical services to the National Kidney Foundation in February 2011, as part of the Foundation’s Kidney Screening Program in Santa Barbara. The event provided free health screenings to the public, particularly those who have a higher…


SBBCollege Aids in Transition from Military Service to School

Just out of the military and unsure which direction to go now? Why not start your way toward a rewarding career? Santa Barbara Business College can help you get there! We are dedicated to providing an education to those who served in the military that will give them the skills and knowledge needed to achieve…


SBBCollege’s Criminal Justice Program Prepares Students for their Dream Careers

Want to start a career in the criminal justice system? Have you seen all of the television shows filled with crime scene investigations, forensics and law enforcement and think it would be the perfect career for you? Why not check outSanta Barbara Business College’s Criminal Justice program, and start your dream career doing what you’ve…


Medical Training Available in Ventura

SBBCollege Ventura offers medical programs with no waiting lists and the flexibility to begin medical training shortly after applying. As the Ventura County Star reported in a recent article, phlebotomy training programs in the County are not able to accept all who have applied to the program. Many programs hold a lottery or have a…


CA Strawberry Scholarship

The California Strawberry Commission is awarding scholarship money for college! To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a high school graduate and have at least one parent who is a strawberry field worker in California. Scholarship award amounts begin at $400, and can be renewed annually! For the past 16 years, the California…


College Night 2011 for Coachella Valley – Campus Tours, Career Training Workshops

SBBCollege Rancho Mirage will host College Night 2011 on Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 pm. High school seniors, parents, recent graduates and friends are invited to see what it could be like to be part of the college experience. During College Night, guests will receive a glimpse into academic and career training programs through mini…


SBBCollege is a Paralegal School that Provides Real-World Training

Thinking of a career in law? Looking for the excitement of law office jobs, paralegal jobs, assisting lawyers or other legal opportunities? Students in the Santa Barbara Business College Paralegal Studies program receive real-world training that will prepare them for rewarding and exciting careers in the legal field. Santa Barbara Business College’s paralegal training program,…


SBBCollege is a Really, Really Old School

Luzena “Zena” Violet attended Santa Barbara Business College in the 1930s. Her family was actually one of the first families to live in the Santa Barbara area. So what does that mean to you? SBBCollege has been around for over 120 years, and has grown significantly in that time – expanding their curriculum to include…


SBBCollege Joins UCSB in Higher Education Week

UC Santa Barbara’s Early Academic Outreach Program will host a Higher Education Week at local high schools in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, from October 19th-22nd. The events will include representatives from colleges, universities and other higher education institutions visiting high schools to promote awareness about opportunities for education after high school. Joining colleges from…


SBBC Holds Pinning Ceremony for 2010 Graduating Nursing Class

Today will mark the beginning of an exciting new phase for graduating vocational nursing students attending Santa Barbara Business College in Santa Maria. In a tradition dating back to Florence Nightingale, the graduating class of nursing students will receive their nursing pins at a ceremony to be held at the Santa Maria Inn at 6:00…


Want to Learn More about Vocational Nursing?

Are you studying vocational nursing but still not sure of all the career options? Are you considering enrolling into a nursing program but first want to know what jobs would be available? Read on to see what the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook has to say about Vocational Nurses and all of the…


SBBCollege Grad in the Field

Sarah from our Bakersfield campus asked one of our graduates about their experience at SBBCollege, and how they’re doing in their career field today. What is your name? Carlos Lopez-Vazquez When did you attend SBBCollege? October 2008 to December 2009 What did you study? Vocational Nursing What is one of your favorite parts about your…


High School’s Over…What’s Next?

The end of the school year is coming up soon. The beginning of summer will be here before you know it, and those of you who have graduated high school will have to decide what to do next. Will you move away and start attending a traditional 4-year university, or continue your education at the…


SBBC Now a Designated CLA/CP Testing Site! Exam Prep also Available.

Santa Barbara Business College is proud to announce that the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) has designated our Ventura Campus an official testing location for the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP) certification exam. The Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal credential is key to respect and opportunity throughout the legal profession. Whether the preferred term is…


SBBCollege Can Change your Life.

See how Santa Barbara Business College changed this student’s life – with the help of caring and supportive staff and instructors, KaSaundra achieved her dream career. “Massage Therapy has always been a passion of mine and I had thought about it a lot. One day I randomly looked up nearby schools that offered the education…


Palm Desert Campus’ 1st Graduating Class

We’re very proud to announce that our Palm Desert campus recently had its first graduating class. They’ll join the ranks of proud SBBC alumni with great jobs and successful careers. Congrats graduates! Here is the graduation speech of proud graduate, Joel M. Read how he came to SBBCollege, overcame challenging obstacles and is now a…


SBBCollege Prepares Business Graduates for Success!

Here at SBBCollege, we give our students the tools needed to help them get a great job and the confidence to turn that job into a successful career. One of our many success stories is Daniel Caudillo, a graduate of our business program in Bakersfield. Featured in Bakersfield’s Californian’s “People in Business: A Who’s Who…


SBBCollege Receives Recognition of Merit

Santa Barbara Business College has been awarded membership in the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society is the premier national honor society for private proprietary and nonprofit postsecondary institutions. Alpha Beta Kappa places Chapters in institutions which have demonstrated high standards over a period of many years in the education…


Meet SBBC Student: Jimmy Vasquez

With his first term at SBBCollege complete, meet criminal justice student Jimmy Vasquez. Jimmy took a minute with us to talk about how his first term has gone at SBBCollege. We’re really excited to have him in the criminal justice associate of science degree program. A new student to SBBC, he’s already in the honors…


You do the studying…SBBCollege will work with Uncle Sam to help pay your tuition.

You do the studying…SBBCollege will work with Uncle Sam to help pay your tuition. Spouses and Dependents too! If you served in the military after 9/11, you might be eligible to have your entire school bill covered under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill! In California, the Post-9/11 GI Bill covers over $250 per credit hour….


A Day in the Life of an SBBCollege Student: Jorge Godinez, Criminal Justice

I go to school at night. Even so, an average day for me consists of waking up at 7:00 am to take my oldest daughter, who is 7, to school. Then I go to the gas station by my house to get my morning cup of coffee. At around 9:00 I take my wife to…


SBBCollege Grad Profile

Here at SBBCollege, we give our students the tools they need to help them get a great job, and a successful career. One of our many success stories is Roz Korman, a graduate of our business program at SBBCollege Santa Maria. Featured in The Bakersfield Californian’s “People in Business: A Who’s Who in Business,” Korman…


College and Career Fair – Santa Maria

This is one event that can change your life. So get ready! College and Career Fair – Santa Maria At the SBBCollege Campus 303 E Plaza Dr Thursday, October 23rd 4 to 6 PM No money for school? Most people don’t realize there’s free money for college just waiting for them in the form of…


SBBCollege is making friends online…

Hello everyone! Welcome to the SBBCollege Blog! Check us out on our other social media sites: Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SBBCollege Twitter: www.twitter.com/SBBCollege YouTube: www.YouTube.com/SBBCollege Flickr: www.Flickr.com/SBBCollege