1 programs career technical meeting the workforce training needs of Central Contra Costa County for over 60 years more choices PLEASANT HILL SAN RAMON WALNUT CREEK
2 all about us Who are we? For more than 60 years, Diablo Valley College (DVC) has offered excellent instructional programs and up-to-date curricula. Now with campus locations in both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, DVC is the college of choice for more than 22,000 students each year. Over 50 career/technical programs offer students the opportunity to gain the skills and training they need for today s ever-changing workplace. What do we provide? In order to ensure a well-trained workforce, DVC provides a wide variety of career/ technical programs and general education courses designed to prepare students for new careers, career changes, and career advancement. The college s career/technical programs are responsive to the changing demands of the business community and of the regional economy. The programs are focused not only on the educational goals of individuals but on the workforce development needs of the community as well. Ninety-five percent of the businesses and organizations that employ community college alumni would recommend community college workforce and training programs. Source: The American Association of Community Colleges Which career/ technical programs do we offer? Diablo Valley College offers more than 50 certificate and degree programs (see chart) that prepare students with the career/ technical skills needed for success in a specific occupation. Our educational programs are designed to satisfy the needs of a diverse student body. We offer courses at DVC s Pleasant Hill Campus, our San Ramon Campus, the Walnut Creek Center and at various locations throughout our district.
3 New programs are continually under development. Go to certificates and DEGREES cert of accomplishment cert of achievement degree - major cert of accomplishment cert of achievement degree - major Addiction Studies Administration of Justice Architecture Technology/Design Art Digital Media Behavioral Health Broadcast Communications Arts Business - General Business - Accounting Business - Management Studies Business - Office Professional/Office Technology Business - Real Estate Business - Small Business Management Computer Information Systems Computer Network Technologies Computer Science Computer Technical Support Microcomputer Software Support Construction - Building Inspection Construction - Management Construction - Supervision and Superintendency Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry Culinary Arts Restaurant Management Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene Dental Laboratory Technology Early Childhood Education - Basic Associate Teacher Teacher Master Teacher Site Supervisor Foster Care/Family Day Care Provider Electrical/Electronics Technology Engineering/Engineering Technology English Civil Drafting Mechanical Drafting Foreign Language - French Foreign Language - German Foreign Language - Italian Foreign Language - Japanese Foreign Language - Mandarin Chinese Foreign Language - Russian Foreign Language - Spanish Geographic Information Systems Geography -Physical Geography - Social/Cultural Horticulture - Basic Horticulture - Landscape Construction Horticulture - Landscape Design Horticulture - Landscape Maintenance Humanities Library and Information Technology Mathematics Meteorology Music Industry Studies Photovoltaic Systems Physical Education Coaching Fitness Instruction/Personal Training Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Political Science Psychology Respiratory Therapy Special Education Paraprofessional Technical Theater Transfer Studies - CSU/IGETC * * offered in collaboration with Ohlone College, which grants the degree
4 our programs Degree programs Diablo Valley College offers both associate in arts and associate in science degrees. A degree program generally requires two years of study. Students planning to graduate with an associate degree must comply with the graduation requirements as listed in the college catalog in effect at the time of admission to the college. Generally, to earn an associate degree from Diablo Valley College the following requirements apply: 1. Complete a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including units of general education as well as any major requirements, and 2. Maintain a C grade or better in all major courses as well as in English Composition and Mathematics Proficiency, and 3. Receive a C grade or better in all degreeapplicable course work and 4. Complete a minimum of 12 units at Diablo Valley College. Note: Specific programs may have slightly different requirements. See the program advisor or a counselor. get more information at our website Certificate programs Certificate programs have been developed with the assistance of business and industry advisory committees to provide specific career/ technical training. Many programs also offer the opportunity to earn a college degree in addition to a certificate. The college offers both certificates of achievement and certificates of accomplishment. Certificates of achievement have been designed to help students gain all the required skills to enter and advance in a particular career pathway. Certificates of accomplishment are designed to deliver a defined set of skills and require fewer than 18 units of study. To qualify for either type of certificate, students must complete at least 25 percent of the certificate s required courses at Diablo Valley College. At a minimum, students must also maintain a C grade or better in the certificate s required courses. Note: Some certificate programs require a higher grade point average in each required course. See the program advisor or a counselor.
5 helping you Information Center The Information Center is a convenient location for students to learn about the services and academic programs available at Diablo Valley College. Learn about WebAdvisor online registration, the admissions and assessment process, and other services that help students achieve their academic and vocational goals. Financial Aid Office Diablo Valley College has a broad range of financial aid programs. Over nine million dollars in financial aid is awarded to eligible students annually. Interested students should come to the Financial Aid Office or visit the website at: Child Care Daytime childcare services make attending classes more convenient for many students. The Early Childhood Education Department at the Pleasant Hill campus operates a early childhood education center facility for students and their young children. Counseling Center Counselors work with students to help them identify goals and design plans to achieve those goals. They also offer a series of career related courses, and provide career, educational, and personal counseling in the Counseling Center. Students are advised to consult with a counselor each term before registering for classes. Disability Support Services (DSS) DSS is a program that is designed to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all of the educational offerings at DVC. Equal opportunity is facilitated through the provision of appropriate support services, curriculum, instruction and adaptive technology. Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) This program is designed to help low-income and educationally-disadvantaged students have a successful college experience and complete their career goals. Eligible students can take advantage of many special programs and opportunities. CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resource Education) is for students receiving CalWORKs benefits with dependent children under the age of 14. Career and Employment Services Center Students, graduates and members of the local community are offered a variety of career related services to find immediate employment year round. The center offers an online job search system that hosts employment as well as several other online resources. Coupled with printed materials, these online resources help students explore majors and career options, clarify values, skills and goals and research companies and the job market. Drop in or make an appointment for personal assistance with résumé preparation, interview techniques and to learn about career classes and on-campus employer visits. CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) is a state-funded welfare-to-work program designed to assist eligible students in obtaining the education and training necessary to successfully compete in today s job market and to achieve economic selfsufficiency. Services include admission and registration assistance, educational planning, career assessment and advising, on-campus childcare assistance, referrals to campus and community resources, peer mentoring and advising, on-going support, work study placement, and assistance meeting students welfare to work requirements. Tutoring DVC Tutoring Services offer free instructional assistance to DVC students for a broad range of courses. Located in the ground floor of the Library, the Learning Center, LHS, PS and BFL buildings, DVC tutors help students succeed in their college courses and improve overall college success. Cooperative Work Experience Education (Co-op) Co-op education is an academic course that enables students to receive elective credit for learning that takes place on the job, or in an internship or volunteer position. Benefits include: obtaining units that transfer to many CSUs, gaining electives for DVC associate and certificate programs and gaining valuable insight into your current job.
6 career Addiction Studies Alcohol and drug abuse counselor Community services worker Substance abuse prevention/ intervention specialist Administration of Justice Correction officer Detective Dispatcher Government agent Lawyer Parole officer Police officer Prison warden Private investigator Probation officer Security guard Architecture Architecture technician Architectural drafter Computer assisted drafter Art Digital Media Animator Art director Graphic designer Programmer Sound producer Broadcast Communication Arts Assistant director Associate producer Camera operator Floor director On-camera or on-radio talent Sound technician Video switcher Business Accountant Auditor Bookkeeper Financial manager Marketing specialist Real estate agent Retail sales
7 opportunities Computer Science and Technology Computer help desk support Computer programmer Computer repair Network administrator Network technician Webmaster Web programmer Construction Building inspector Construction manager Construction supervisor Culinary Arts Bakery chef Banquet manager Caterer Chef/sous-chef/cook Community nutrition specialist Cookbook author Food stylist Gourmet grocery chef Pastry chef Pastry decorator Personal chef Recipe taster Restaurant manager Restaurant owner Waitperson Dental Programs Dental hygienist Dental laboratory technician Dental receptionist Dental sales representative Dental x-ray technician Office manager Registered dental assistant Early Childhood Education Early childhood program director Elementary school teacher s aide Family day care provider Preschool teacher Preschool teacher s assistant Preschool worker Electronics Automotive electronics technician Communications electronics technician Computer electronics technician Consumer electronics technician Industrial electronics technician Instrumentation electronics technician Medical electronics technician Military electronics technician Radio/TV broadcast electronics technician Engineering Technology Engineering aide Land surveyor Photovoltaic systems technician Planning technician Structural drafter Geographic Information Systems/Global Positions Systems GIS associate GIS associate analyst GPS associate field analyst GIS coordinator GIS market analyst GPS specialist GIS technician GPS technician Horticulture Floriculturalist Horticultural therapist Landscape designer Landscape maintenance specialist Nursery manager Nursery worker Library Information Technology Library assistant Library media specialist Library technician Instructional media assistant Information specialist Research assistant School librarian Music Industry Studies Digital audio workstation operator Film composer Producer Recording engineer Songwriter Sound designer Studio musician Mix and mastering engineers Music programmers Re-mixers Video game audio specialist Office Professional Administrative assistant Clerical worker Event coordinator Executive secretary Receptionist Records clerk Virtual assistant Word processor Special Education Paraprofessional Case manager assistant Job coach Mobility aide Personal aide/assistant Rehabilitation aide/assistant Resident manager assistant Sports Medicine/Exercise Science Athletic trainer Coach Personal trainer Physical therapy aide Physician s assistant Registered nurse Technical Theater Assistant costumer technician Assistant painting technician Box office manager Lighting technician Properties technician Scenery technician Stage manager
8 ow do i enroll? Step 1 Complete an admissions application Complete the DVC admissions application online. (High school students must also submit a Special Admission Recommendation Form.) Supply official transcripts. Step 2 Take the English and math assessments Check for days and times of assessments at or call , ext Step 3 Apply for financial aid and Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) Financial aid office or , ext. 2290; located in the student services center. EOPS office ext or 2236; located in the student services center. Step 4 Register for Counseling 105 (College Orientation) Registration by phone at or or online for a section that begins at least seven days after you have completed your assessments. Step 5 Register for courses Go to select WebAdvisor and search for classes or purchase a schedule of classes in the DVC Book Center. Register online at WebAdvisor by selecting Register for Courses or call or for the telephone registration system. Step 6 Pay Fees Payable online, through the mail, or in person at the cashier s office. The fee for each unit is $20 ($1 per unit if you are still in high school up to 12 units) and a $1/unit Student Union fee (up to $10 per year). Step 7 Obtain student ID card Your printed class schedule and picture ID are needed to obtain a Connect Card. This card is FREE and required to use the library and/or printers. Richmond Terms start mid-august, mid-january and throughout summer. General questions: Information Center , ext Main campus: DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE 321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA San Ramon Valley Campus 1690 Watermill Road San Ramon, CA Walnut Creek Center 1250 Arroyo Way Walnut Creek, CA , ext Pinole Orinda Pleasant Hill Lafayette Moraga Martinez Alamo Danville Walnut Creek Concord San Ramon Dublin = BART Mt. Diablo Bollinger Canyon Pittsburg Clayton Pleasanton Antioch Brentwood Byron Diablo Valley College is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. Diablo Valley College prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning.
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