January 2021
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Spring 2021 classes beging January 19, 2021. Click here to view open classes. 
Martin Luther King Day 2021
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18, 2021, marks the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader's life and legacy.
The Academic Success Centers assists all students with their academic needs. Tutors provide free assistance in a wide varieity of courses. Click here for more information about available online tutoring.

SBVC uses College Central Network as its official job resource and resume system. 

Students can easily apply to jobs and Internship/Co-op job opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via national job boards. 

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The Writing Center offers students many different methods to increase their skills in reading and writing. All Writing Center tutoring services are conducted online/remotely until further notice.
SBVC Spring 2021 Zero Textbook Cost Sections.These course sections exclusively use digital or other instructional materials that are free of charge to students and may have a low cost option for print versions for students who prefer this format. 
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Students can pick up pre-packaged food and/or hygiene bags with their name and student ID number. Limit one (1) bag per week. Outside pick-up only. Students must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. More information >>
FAFSA and CA Dream Act application workshops available on Friday.             
Click here for the full list of workshops.

to learn more about upcoming virtual events and clubs that are active during this time! 
During the COVID closure, the library building is open to currently enrolled students: Tueday and Wednesday 10:00 AM to 5:00PM. More information >>

AppStream gives students access to a virtual computer with campus software for use to complete instructional assignments.
Students will be able to run the AppStream from any computer (Windows, Chromebook, Apple, or Linux) with a web browser (Edge, Chrome, Safari, or FireFox). 
EOPS is currently accepting applications for Spring 2021. Click here for more information and online application.
Free community food and ultility assistance. Click here for complete listing of avaialble resources. 

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 Hapy New Year 2021 

Dear SBVC Students,

May the year ahead be full of high energy and greater focus for you to study and make your dreams a reality. 
May your hard work, talent get recognized and we wish you get success in everything you do. 

Happy New Year 2021!
SBVC Student Services 
 Don't Put Your Life on Pause
Register for Spring at San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino Valley College is here to get you closer to your career goals without even needing to step foot on campus. Don't let COVID put your life on pause. Finish your college education right now and start your career faster without any loans or debt. SBVC grads earn some of the highest wages in the world in their career fields. We are here to provide you with the resources and support needed to further your career goals. Register for Spring today at www.valleycollege.edu

New Year's Resolutions

10 New Year's Resolutions For College Students Who Want To Make This 2021 The Best Year Ever:

1. Come To Class Prepared.
2. Set A Routine.
3. Find A Study Spot.
4. Learn How To Multitask.
5. Eat (At Least) One Healthy Thing A Day.
6. Keep Tabs On Your Bank Account.
7. Think About Your Career.
8. Make A Friend In Every Class.
9. Get To Know (At Least) One Professor.
10.Have Fun!

Virtual Welcome & Information Table 
Have questions but aren't sure where to ask them?  We are here to help!
Our Virtual Welcome & Information Table can help you find the answers to your questions during this season when San Bernardino Valley College is an online campus. 

Our online hours are:
 Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Friday:                    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us at this zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/s/92385785986 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Application Deadlines 

SBVC Foundation Scholarships:
The SBVC Foundation Office provides over $200,000 in scholarships each year exclusively to SBVC students. The 2021-2022 online scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2021.

The single online application allows students to apply for over 150 scholarships at one time. 

For more information and application visit: www.valleycollege.edu/scholarships

2021-2022 FAFSA and Dream Act applications:
Make sure to submit your FAFSA and/or California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd  priority deadline. 
Complete your application today at the links below:

Financial aid workshops are available and  click here  for more information.
Online Welcome Center 
The Welcome Center is a one-stop location where students can find information about academic programs, help to apply to San Bernardino Valley College, and complete the necessary steps to enrollment as a student.
New and returning students receive assistance with a variety of services such as:
  • Admission to the college
  • Online Orientation
  • Registering for Classes
  • Student Services & Programs
  • Navigating the Student Portal
  • General questions about the college and programs
Online services will be provided: 
       Monday - Friday:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm . More information >>
Care Solace
CareSolace.org Intro from Daniel Schwartz, Director of Relations
CareSolace.org Intro from Daniel Schwartz, Director of Relations
San Bernardino Valley College has partnered with Care Solace to provide our students with access to local mental health-related programs and counseling services.
Care Solace is free for SBVC students 24/7 to tap into a vast database of resources to find carefully-vetted local therapists and substance abuse disorder programs in minutes.
To access Care Solace:
If you have any questions or need assistance with this resource, contact Care Solace at weserve@caresolace.org or SBVC Student Health Services at (909) 843-9073.
SBVC Spotlight
SBVC Student Film Wins International Award & Reaches Global Audience

The FTVM program at SBVC has helped guide an alumnus to create a documentary that has become available on Amazon Prime, reaching a global audience. With his new documentary, "The Dino: A City in Focus," Daniel Saldaña is bringing San Bernardino to the world. In this documentary, Saldaña follows local photographers who use their cameras to capture the city in all of its lights.

SBVC Math Instructor Publishes Book on Global Travels

Dr. Jeremiah Gilbert, SBVC mathematics professor, has traveled the world and carried a wide-angle lens with him through more than 80 countries. He enjoys chronicling the places around him: both at home and abroad. This year, a compilation of his circular photographs were published in the local anthology, "San Bernardino, Singing", and own his book of travel tales was published, titled "Can't Get There From Here: Fifty Tales of Travel." 
Starfish Early Alert System
What is Starfish?
Starfish Solutions is a retention solution program that helps to create an online student success environment, facilitating programs such as counseling and advising, tutoring, mentoring, and others-with the aim of improving student success and retention.  
Some of the features of Starfish include:
  • Signing up online for appointments with course instructors, counselors and advisors
  • Viewing support networks for your courses
  • Getting electronic referrals and other messages
  • Viewing and following academic plans
Click here to read more about the new Starfish system and refer to this student guide on how to access it.
SBVC Program Highlights

SBVC Program Highlight: Machinist Technology
Machinist Technology

The Machine Technology program offers a broad training that prepares individuals for entry-level employment in the machining industry. 
SBVC Program Highlight: Water Supply Technology
Water Supply Technology

The program provides technical classes in water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment. 

Explore Pharmacy Technology at SBVC
Pharmacy Technology 

Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, students learn to fill prescriptions, establish and maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, take inventory, and stock medications. 
New Flash !!!

Biden's Nominee For Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona Delivers Remarks

President-elect Biden's nominee to serve as education secretary, Dr. Miguel Cardona, spoke about the challenges that educators are facing amid the pandemic and hopes to promote schools "to be places of innovation." 

Aired on 12/23/2020. Watch Video >>

College freshmen find alternatives to campus life in a virtual world

The college experience this year has been significantly disrupted for the thousands of college students across the country. Classes have mostly shifted online, and so has much of student life, including sororities, fraternities, organizations and clubs - all the activities that often help make students feel connected and engaged with their colleges. 

San Bernardino Valley College maintains a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to provide high-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diverse community of learners. Its mission is to prepare students for transfer to four-year universities, to enter the workforce by earning applied degrees and certificates, to foster economic growth and global competitiveness through workforce development, and to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire and beyond.