Victor Valley College Trains Cardiac Technicians



For more information:  Julie Christiansen, 760.245.4271 ext. 2628

Victor Valley College Trains Cardiac Technicians

EKG Tech Cert Program Provides Health Care Job Training

Victorville, CA—Health care is exploding here in the High Desert. With three hospitals up and running and a brand new medical campus that is currently under construction, health care professionals are more in demand than ever! In fact, according to economic data from the State of California EKG Tech positions are projected to grow 25% statewide through the year 2020. Heart disease is a leading cause of death among an aging population and certified technicians are an integral part of a cardiac diagnostic team.

The Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician operates and maintains EKG machines that detect and record electronic impulses transmitted by the heart during and between heartbeats. The EKG Technicians usually perform the test with the patient lying on an examination table and attaches electrodes to the patient’s chest, arms, and legs. For treadmill stress tests, EKG Technicians document the patient’s medical history, explain the procedure, connect the patient to an EKG monitor, and obtain a baseline reading and resting blood pressure. Students who pass this class very often take other classes such as Phlebotomy or Diagnostic Sonographer in order to expand their health care skills portfolio.

The pay rate for entry-level EKG Technicians ranges from about $11 to $12 per hour. Students can expect to make upwards of $15 to $17 per hour as they continue to build their skills. These classes tend to fill quickly and space is limited! For more information or to register, please call 760-245-4271 extension 2628 or visit  to learn about additional classes.


Victor Valley College to Help Business Expand Online

Victor Valley College to Help Business Expand Online



For more information:  James Johnson, 760.245.4271 ext. 2147


Nationwide expert to train local businesses on how to maximize Social Media

High Desert Workforce Development ProgramsVictorville, CA– There is no question that social media is here to stay, but sometimes business owners are not quite sure how to set up a Facebook page, feed Twitter or post content to LinkedIn.   If they have gotten that far, most need help tracking ROI or properly marketing their social media presence.  It seems that ‘Social Media for Business’ has pretty much remained a mystery… until now.  Victor Valley College’s Skills 360 Program will equip business users with information and tools they need to maximize the benefits of Social Media for Business in a 12-hour, hands-on class starting April 16th.

Time slips away very quickly for busy professionals in today’s fast-paced environment. Everyone needs ROI data immediately. This can lead to real mistakes by business owners and marketers unfamiliar with how to leverage social media. Programs such as Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are all about building relationships. Like any relationship, these special online relationships take time to blossom. Learn how to use social media as a tool to introduce yourself to your market segment, building relationships through a personal approach rather than bombarding prospective clients with sales messages.

In order to help businesses and local marketers succeed in building these relationships, Victor Valley College has turned to Nancy Trout, a business professional who specializes in social media marketing, analytics, and lead generation in the Financial Services and Real Estate industries. Ms. Trout holds a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) and has constructed a learning plan that will cover everything from the differences between personal and business social media sites to a practical, actionable plan that includes all aspects of social media marketing. This class, specifically designed for teaching local business about the benefits of social media, will be held on the Victor Valley College campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, April 16th – May 2nd.   The cost to attend is only $69 per person.

Space is limited! For more information or to register, please call 760-245-4271 extension 2628 or visit  to learn about additional classes.

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Victor Valley College Launches Solar PV Tech Training

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Customized Curriculum Developed with Local PV Business


Victorville, CA—the local community college continues to stay on the leading edge of education by offering a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Tech training class on March 25th. While there are other solar tech classes on the market, none of them are as comprehensive as the one at VVC. A lot of other classes run between 40 and 60 hours and are little more than test prep sessions. This one is different… a lot different! 


For starters, this class covers 12 weeks of intensive training and features four separate types of installation models: an S-Tile roof, a Shingle roof, a Flat roof, and a Ground-Mounted system. These types of variable models are designed to give students the practical, hands-on experience they will need to be productive in the field. In addition to the outside lab work, student will get plenty of theory as well as experience in system design using AutoCAD.


The customized curriculum was also formulated with Desert Solar, a leading PV system provider located in Apple Valley. Scott Mazolla, Operations Manager of DS Energy was instrumental in building what was to be included in the class. He wanted practical elements included in the lesson plans so students could hit the ground running once they graduated. Scott oversees all of the installation projects at Desert Solar, including the ones erected at Apple Valley High School and knows what professional installers need to succeed.


This class is also closely aligned with the job market. Solar PV is the fastest growing sector of the green energy industry and careers are becoming more prevalent. In fact, a job fair featuring some of the biggest names in solar employment will be held once the class is completed. Putting qualified students out in front of employers is what Victor Valley College is all about. Once students have completed their training, they will be able to sit for the Entry Level NABCEP Exam, an industry recognized credential.