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An analysis of California’s college career training programs by leading higher education resource site, Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has revealed the top 54 schools in the state for trade and vocational education. Crediting two-year and four-year schools respectively, the site ranked Lincoln University, Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses, University of LaVerne, American River College, Sacramento City College, College of the Sequoias, Cosumnes River College and Cerritos College among the top scoring for Best Schools for Trade & Vocational Programs in California for 2016-2017. “Some of today’s fastest growing industries are in trade and vocational fields, and projections show these industries continuing to gain steam over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The California colleges credited on our list are those helping students achieve maximum success with not only high quality training, but career placement and counseling services that can pave the way to successful job placement.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges and universities to meet minimum standards to qualify for ranking. Institutions must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status to be considered. For the Best Trade & Vocational Programs list, schools must also offer career counseling and placement services to assist students. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, such as student-teacher ratios and program variety. A full list of schools on California’s ranking, as well as details on the data points and methodology used to determine scores and list position can be found at: Allan Hancock College American River College Antelope Valley College Bakersfield College Cabrillo College California College San Diego, San Diego California College San Diego, San Marcos Cerritos College Cerro Coso Community College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco Coastline Community College College of Alameda College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Desert College of the Redwoods College of the Sequoias Contra Costa College Cosumnes River College Crafton Hills College Cuyamaca College De Anza College Diablo Valley College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Folsom Lake College Foothill College Fresno City College Fullerton College Glendale Community College Golden West College Grossmont College Humphreys College - Stockton & Modesto Campuses Imperial Valley College Irvine Valley College Lake Tahoe Community College Laney College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Lincoln University Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Los Medanos College Merced College Mission College Monterey Peninsula College Moorpark College Moreno Valley College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Norco College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Oxnard College Pasadena City College Porterville College Reedley College Rio Hondo College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego City College San Diego Mesa College San Diego Miramar College San Jose City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Monica College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Sierra College Skyline College Solano Community College Taft College University of La Verne Ventura College Victor Valley College West Los Angeles College Yuba College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

The nation’s Best Construction Management Degree Programs have been ranked by leading online higher education resource site Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). Comparing data from both online and on-campus programs at two- and four-year schools respectively, the lists determine which schools provide the best overall Construction Management training for 2016-2017. Top scoring four-year schools include the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Utah Valley University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, College of Southern Nevada and Roger Williams University; top scoring two-year schools include Metropolitan Community College, Piedmont Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Edmonds Community College and Santa Fe Community College. “Construction management is a great degree for those interested in advancing their career in architecture, design or a variety of skilled trades,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “As student demand increases, the number of schools offering formal construction management degrees also rises, making our analysis of each program around the country extremely beneficial for college-bound students.” More than a dozen different school-specific metrics, from graduation rates to student-teacher ratios, are weighed against one another to determine the Best Construction Management Degree Programs in the country. Colleges must also meet a handful of standard guidelines to qualify for the AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org list; institutions are required to be accredited public or private not-for-profit entities. Each must also offer students career placement assistance or services. All schools named on the 2016-2017 Best Construction Management Degree Programs in the U.S. list are included below. Specific details on data and methodology used, as well as ranking order for each list can be found at the following link: Albany Technical College Arizona Western College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Bossier Parish Community College Cabrillo College Cape Fear Community College Central Community College Central New Mexico Community College College of the Canyons College of the Desert Community College of Allegheny County Cosumnes River College Delaware County Community College Delta College Diablo Valley College Edmonds Community College Erie Community College Frederick Community College Gwinnett Technical College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Inver Hills Community College Ivy Tech Community College Joliet Junior College Laney College Lee College Lorain County Community College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College North Hennepin Community College Northland Pioneer College Parkland College Pickens Technical College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Prince George's Community College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College San Diego Mesa College Santa Fe Community College Savannah Technical College Sinclair College South Suburban College Texas State Technical College - Waco The Community College of Baltimore County Trinidad State Junior College Ventura College Victor Valley College Washburn Institute of Technology Washtenaw Community College Wilkes Community College Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Brazosport College Broward College Central Washington University College of Southern Nevada CUNY New York City College of Technology Drexel University Dunwoody College of Technology Eastern Michigan University Farmingdale State College Ferris State University Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida State College at Jacksonville Indian River State College John Brown University Kennesaw State University Lawrence Technological University Mississippi State University Missouri Western State University Montana State University - Northern Morgan State University Navajo Technical University North Dakota State University - Main Campus Northern Michigan University Northern New Mexico College Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Pensacola State College Philadelphia University Pittsburg State University Pratt Institute – Main Campus Roger Williams University Seminole State College of Florida Snow College State College of Florida-Manatee - Sarasota SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Delhi The University of Montana University of Akron Main Campus University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Minnesota - Twin Cities University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus Utah State University Utah Valley University Valencia College Weber State University Western Carolina University Youngstown State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Trident University International (Trident) is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Traci Marin as its new Doctoral Studies Director in the College of Health and Human Services. She assumed her role on January 30th. Dr. Marin has held a number of roles at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine, including Associate Research Professor, Program Director of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Science in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Science. Additionally, she served as the Respiratory Therapy Program Director at Victor Valley College, and as a Teaching Assistant for General Biology Laboratory courses at University of California, Riverside. “The addition of Dr. Marin to Trident’s College of Health and Human Services is beneficial to all of us – faculty, staff, and most importantly, students – as we continue to modernize our academic offerings and meet the needs of a growing Ph.D student population,” said Dr. Mickey Shachar, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Marin also has non-academic experience, including her role as the Founder and Manager of Tranquility Community Health, Shift Supervisor, Department of Cardiopulmonary Services of the Community Hospital of San Bernardino in San Bernardino, CA, and Registered Respiratory Therapist at Menifee Valley Medical Center in Sun City, CA. Dr. Marin is an experienced researcher who has been published in Circulation, Science and Signaling, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Lung Association, and American Association for Respiratory Care. Dr. Marin is a graduate of University of California, Riverside’s Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. She also holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Loma Linda University. Trident is a 100% online university that has been in operation since 1998 and is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Active duty military, veterans, National Guard, and military dependents make up 79% of the University’s student population, and Trident is proud to employ many veterans at its faculty, staff, and management levels. About Trident University Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.


With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Cheryl A. Ricker, RN, BSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. She is a Registered Nurse with 30 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially oncology nursing, medical/surgical nursing, and telemetry. Cheryl is currently serving patients at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California. St. Mary’s Medical Center offers accredited programs, the latest technology and compassionate care to meet the needs of the community it serves. Cheryl attended Victor Valley College in Victorville, California, where she received her Nursing Degree in 1987. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Dominguez Hills at Long Beach in 1999. Additionally, Cheryl is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, and maintains a professional membership with the Oncology Nursing Society. She feels that her love for patients and her passion for oncology have greatly contributed to her success. She believes that it is very rewarding to take care of patients and help them improve. When she is not assisting patients, Cheryl enjoys traveling and gardening, as well as spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more about Cheryl A. Ricker here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133442/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Cheryl A. Ricker, RN, BSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. She is a Registered Nurse with 30 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially oncology nursing, medical/surgical nursing, and telemetry. Cheryl is currently serving patients at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California. St. Mary’s Medical Center offers accredited programs, the latest technology and compassionate care to meet the needs of the community it serves. Cheryl attended Victor Valley College in Victorville, California, where she received her Nursing Degree in 1987. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles School of Nursing in 1999. Additionally, Cheryl is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, and maintains a professional membership with the Oncology Nursing Society. She feels that her love for patients and her passion for oncology have greatly contributed to her success. She believes that it is very rewarding to take care of patients and help them improve. When she is not assisting patients, Cheryl enjoys traveling and gardening, as well as spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more about Cheryl A. Ricker here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133442/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


Zug G.R.,Smithsonian Institution | Kaiser H.,Victor Valley College
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington | Year: 2014

Even though Flores is a major island of the Inner Banda Arc in the Lesser Sunda Archipelago (Indonesia), its herpetofauna was last tabulated by Robert Mertens, based on a 47-day visit to the island in 1927. Few, even briefer, surveys of the Flores herpetofauna occurred since then, and our knowledge remains incomplete. Pulau Sukur is a small island lying about 35 km off the north coast of Flores. Its herpetofauna has not been previously documented and likely is a subset of the Flores herpetofauna; however, at least one unique lizard species occurs there. Carlia sukur, new species, is a member of the C. peronii species group and is described herein. Its geographic outlier position represents a peculiar biogeographic question, which we examine relative to the lizard fauna of Flores and offer an updated list to the Flores and Komodo herpetofauna.


Szpila K.,Nicolaus Copernicus University | Voss J.G.,Victor Valley College | Pape T.,Natural History Museum of Denmark
Medical and Veterinary Entomology | Year: 2010

The first breeding records of miltogrammine fleshflies in buried vertebrate carrion are presented. First instars of Eumacronychia persolla Reinhard (Nearctic) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Phylloteles pictipennis Loew (Palaearctic) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) are able to penetrate dry, loose soil and reach deeply buried animal remains, an ability which distinguishes is unique to necrophagous Calyptratae. Their broad geographical distribution, fast location and colonization of carrion, complete development on buried food resources and easy identification make these species useful forensic indicators in buried bodies in dry habitats. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 The Royal Entomological Society.


Rosler H.,Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden | Kaiser H.,Victor Valley College | Kaiser H.,Smithsonian Institution
Spixiana | Year: 2016

We report the male secondary sexual characteristics of Cyrtodactylus celatus Kathriner et al., 2014 from a specimen in the Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany, that was heretofore unassigned to species. This second known individual of the species was collected 13 years earlier than the holotype of C. celatus, and thus ranks as the oldest report of the genus Cyrtodactylus for Timor Island. Key secondary sexual characteristics include the presence of a small precloacal groove with four (2R/2L) pore-bearing scales, and the absence of femoral pores. © 2016, Verlag dr Friedrich Pfeil. All rights reserved.


Gray H.M.,McGill University | Kaiser H.,Victor Valley College | Green D.M.,McGill University
Salamandra | Year: 2010

An alkaloid-sequestering frog, Dendrobates auratus, and a non-toxic frog, Physalaemuspustulosus were offered as prey to theraphosid spiders, Sericopelma rubronitens. The spiders, which do not use visual cues when hunting, sampled all presented frogs. They rejected, or failed to fully consume, toxic frogs significantly more often than the sympatric non-toxic frogs. Alkaloid sequestration did not protect D. auratus from attacks, but did reduce the risk of being eaten. The spiders are one of only a few documented predators of D. auratus on the Panamanian island of Taboga, and may represent a strong selective force for the high toxicity in this population. © 2010 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und. Terrarienkunde e.V. (DGHT), Rheinbach, Germany.


Kaiser H.,Victor Valley College | Lim J.,Sepilok Jungle Resort | O'Shea M.,West Midland Safari Park
Herpetology Notes | Year: 2012

We describe the first observations of courtship behavior and sexual dichromatism in the keel-bellied whipsnake, Dryophiops rubescens, from an encounter near Sandakan, eastern Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. During this behavior, two males and a female were longitudinally intertwined, with the males jockeying for position along the body of the female. This "mating braid" lasted for well over 1 h, with the entwined snakes moving a distance of over 10 m together. While polygynous mating is known from other snake species, direct observations of mating behaviors in Southeast Asian colubrids are extremely rare. These observations also revealed the presence of sexual dichromatism in D. rubescens, with darker head coloration present in the males.

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