San Joaquin Valley College will be the latest in a flurry of new colleges that are locating in this fast-growing region. It’s a private junior college based in Visalia … and has leased space for a campus in Rancho Cordova. Fewer than 100 students will be registered for the September 26th opening … but the plan calls growth to a student body of 600.
Its specialty is medical training – students wanting to be technicians, therapists and other support staff in that field. A college spokesman said higher tuitions for traditional education are creating a fertile market for alternative programs like theirs.