21 February 2018
Norma has been a nursing program instructor at SBBCollege Bakersfield for about 10 years. She teaches clinical and healthcare ethics and theory courses. Norma provides students with detailed hands-on training and education inside of the lab and in the classroom.
15 February 2018
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 HVAC technician lab.
12 February 2018
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.
05 February 2018
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.
01 February 2018
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.
21 January 2018
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 wrapping forms.
17 January 2018
What does a nurse do? How do you get started in this profession? We broke it down for you to make it short and simple – so that you’ll be able to make a change today to get started in nursing school.
11 January 2018
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.
19 December 2017
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 if you have what it takes.
06 December 2017
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!
13 October 2017
SBBCollege donated 100 Amazon Kindles to the Bakersfield High School Driller Marching Band. The tablet donations is part of an initiative to increase not only the learning potential of local students, but also to support technology in education.
06 May 2014
Healthcare Administration graduate Karina tells of her love for meeting and helping people in her new career.
18 October 2013
Lee Yarborough of Career Services describes how the college helps students during and after their time at SBBCollege.
16 October 2013
Business Instructor Kathleen McManus describes some of the approches used at the college that helps students succeed.
08 October 2013
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.
07 October 2013
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.
21 September 2013
One of our current Health Information Technology students share their story and their thoughts on what it means for SBBCollege to be celebrating 125 years.
18 September 2013
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.
11 September 2013
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.
17 June 2013
If you are curious about the many facets of criminal justice, please join us at SBBCollege Ventura on Thursday, June 20th at 6:00 p.m. when we host a Criminal Justice Career Information Session.
14 June 2013
Bakersfield celebrity and one of rock’s most talented musicians, Kris Kohls, lent his support to a local college’s vital life-saving initiative.
13 June 2013
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*.
06 June 2013
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.
01 June 2013
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.
19 March 2013
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.
07 February 2013
One of SBBCollege's 2013 criminal justice graduates, Brittanny, explains why she went back to school and how she has been using her degree.
23 January 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.
17 January 2013
Join SBBCollege Bakersfield as they make chew toys and blankets for their four-legged friends, as well as collect food and other pet items.
15 January 2013
Graduate of the vocational nursing program in Santa Maria, Jay C. is now working at St. Matthew’s Caregiver Agency in Santa Maria.
14 January 2013
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.
11 January 2013
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.
10 January 2013
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.
08 January 2013
SBBCollege Bakersfield and SBBCollege Rancho will honor their graduates in a graduation ceremony this Friday, January 11th.
05 December 2012
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.
27 November 2012
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.
07 November 2012
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.
26 October 2012
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.
22 October 2012
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.
18 October 2012
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.
11 October 2012
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.
07 September 2012
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.
30 August 2012
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!
20 August 2012
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.
14 August 2012
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!
06 August 2012
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.
30 July 2012
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!
19 July 2012
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.
13 July 2012
SBBCollege Santa Barbara held its annual graduation ceremony on June 29, 2012 at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara.
06 July 2012
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.
02 July 2012
SBBCollege is happy to report the following graduates have successfully started their careers!
07 June 2012
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
06 June 2012
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.
04 May 2012
Congrats to our alumni who've started their new careers!
01 May 2012
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.
25 April 2012
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.
19 April 2012
Congratulations to the SBBC graduates who have started their careers!
13 April 2012
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.
30 March 2012
Congratulations to the SBBC graduates who have started their careers!
12 March 2012
Congratulations to the graduates who have recently passed their exams and certifications to help them prepare for their careers!
29 February 2012
SBBCollege Rancho Mirage hosted a career fair on Thursday, February 23rd from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.
24 February 2012
Congratulations to the graduates who have recently begun their new careers in their chosen fields!
09 February 2012
SBBC would like to congratulate the following graduates for accomplishing their goals and becoming licensed professionals!
25 January 2012
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.
09 January 2012
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.
06 January 2012
Congratulations to the graduates who have recently begun their new careers in their chosen fields!
19 December 2011
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.
28 November 2011
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.
24 November 2011
Congrats to our graduates who were hired at their extern sites!
21 November 2011
Here are a few success stories our students and graduates experienced this month.
17 November 2011
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.
02 November 2011
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 of the SBBCollege experience.
14 October 2011
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!
06 October 2011
Here is a success story from one of our recent graduates.
21 September 2011
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 help their community.
07 September 2011
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!
01 September 2011
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.
29 August 2011
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.
18 August 2011
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.
17 June 2011
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.
22 April 2011
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.
28 March 2011
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.
11 March 2011
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 enter a field with lots of medical job opportunities.
03 March 2011
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.
23 February 2011
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!
14 February 2011
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 always wanted to do?
01 February 2011
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.
28 January 2011
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.
04 October 2010
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.
30 July 2010
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 pm.
02 July 2010
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 practical career opportunities.
22 March 2010
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 local community college? Or have you decided to brave the labor market, in hopes of finding a job? Not sure?
18 February 2010
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.
01 July 2009
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.
23 April 2009
You do the studying…SBBCollege will work with Uncle Sam to help pay your tuition.
03 April 2009
Anyone reading this can benefit from going back to school just like I have. The work can be challenging but I know that if I stick with it, a great career is waiting for me just around the corner. I must admit at first I was a little skeptical to be back to school, but I know now that it was the best decision I ever made. So I welcome anyone who is ready to change their life to join me at Santa Barbara Business College.
10 October 2008
No money for school? Most people don’t realize there’s free money for college just waiting for them in the form of grants and scholarships. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and help you discover the resources you qualify for. Going to school is possible when you have the right information.