WHAT OUR EMPLOYERS SAY
We have had the pleasure of working with many students from Valley College. They always come to our facility knowing what is expected of them and they are ready and eager to learn. They show up prepared to use the skills they have learned at Valley College and those skills show as they begin interacting with our patients, physician and staff. From check-in and triage to check-out, students from Valley College have always left a positive impact on our office.
Thank you for allowing us to welcome interns into our practice from Valley College. It has been a pleasure having the students here helping and assisting the doctors and medical assistants. The students have learned and experienced on hand training with our practice and has been a great success.
The students have been upbeat and ready to take on any tasks asked of them. They have been a great help and we have learned from students as well as them learning from us. We greatly appreciate working with Valley College.
Medical Assistant students from Valley College, who come to our practice to complete their externship, are always eager and excited to learn and begin taking care of patients. They recognize the importance of attendance to their extern site and they offer excellent customer service. The students come to our site well on their way to working independently as a medical assistant.
The externs we have hosted have come with enthusiasm for putting classroom skills to practice. I have been impressed with clinic capabilities; specifically, phlebotomy skills. Our externs handle both clinic and administrative duties with equal competence.
Having hired Valley College students before, we were familiar with the quality training and professionalism of their graduates. Our involvement in the externship program has allowed us not only to contribute to the education of future health care workers, but it has given us the opportunity to get to know the externs and see how they may fit in our work environment. We have been fortunate to have hired our previous extern, and we plan to continue to participate in the externship program.
Dr. Jim A.
“I am really impressed by the level of competence we see in the students we receive from the Valley College program.”
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
“When I started at Valley I was barely getting by on government assistance. It was a difficult 9 months, but with the encouragement of a fabulous staff, I persevered. The students have become like a family and my time spent at Valley College will always be treasured. I graduated on a Thursday and got hired on a Friday. My life is so much better now. I have a full time job with a plethora of benefits. Valley College gave me the knowledge and tools needed to better my life for me and my family.”
“First of all I would like to thank all of the staff at Valley during my nine months attending the HVAC program. Before coming to Valley I was working night shift at the casino and continued to do so after starting school. I was in between what I was wanting to do after getting out of the Airforce. So once I started school I knew it was the best decision I ever made. I now currently work for an HVAC company after only two short months of being out of school.”
I was at a point in my life that I wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives and I wanted to be the kind of mother my children could be proud of. The encouragement I received from staff and students was what helped me the most. They all had complete confidence in me, even when I didn’t have any in myself.
It’s never too late and you’re never too old to do something you love, and that makes you happy. Now I spend my days at a career helping others and my nights being someone my family can be proud of. I wouldn’t change a thing, and all the hard work was worth it.
None of my family has ever graduated from college. I wanted to challenge myself, and I wanted to be an example for my kids. I wanted them to see me graduate and show them that hard work pays off. I had to believe in myself that I could do it. All of the Valley instructors helped guide me along the way and motivate me, which helped me succeed. Do your best, try hard and don’t procrastinate. Anybody can succeed if they put forward the effort!
When I started at Valley, I thought the staff was “lying” to me. They kept saying things like “You can do this,” or “You are smart,” or “You’ve got this.” I thought they were saying this to everyone, so it had no meaning. BUT, the encouragement did not stop, and the grades started coming. Along the way, I learned that everyone has value despite their mistakes. I started figuring out who I was and eventually became myself; another unique, special person that can make people laugh and encourage them the way the wonderful people at Valley still do for me and each other.
If I could give one piece of advice to someone considering Valley, it would be “Do it!” Valley College is the place to go. They will make sure you succeed.
The entire team supported me here at Valley College. They all have a positive attitude, which makes you feel positive as well!
I loved that I could start quickly. I was able to get started just 2 weeks after I met with admissions!