Learning communities at Diablo Valley College

Transitioning into college can be overwhelming whether you are entering right out of high school or returning to school after a break. Finding community can make all the difference to your success. Don’t go it alone! If you’d like to work with other students and friendly faculty who share your interests and concerns, then check out DVC’s learning communities. In a learning community,...
Roman Taylor, Student Veteran at DVC

Diablo Valley College Supports Veterans in their Transition to Student Life

For military veterans enrolling at Diablo Valley College, the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is a welcoming transition to academic life. Launched in 2016 with generous support from Sentinels of Freedom, the SVRC builds community for DVC veteran students by providing a dedicated space for meetings, study, recreation and relaxation. Paying it forward John Anderson is an adjunct...
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Adanta Ahanonu works with Year Up students

Year Up Gives You a Leg-Up: Earn While You Learn

What do Rodan and Fields, Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Workday and Bio-Rad all have in common? These companies and many others have provided valuable paid work experience to Diablo Valley College students through the innovative Year Up program. Career training in just one year “Year Up offers a demand-driven model where we supply companies with a pipeline of skilled, motivated talent to meet...
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Pre-apprenticeship students work on job site

Pre-Apprenticeship: Fast-Track Your Career in the Building Trades

“If you aren’t afraid of hard work, would like to get raises every six months as an apprentice, plus have a pension that enables you to retire at 55, consider a career in the building trades,” said Joe Valdez, Department Chair of Architecture, Construction Management, Electronics, Engineering and Machine Technology.  Joe Valdez (center) with pre-apprenticeship...
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Library Technicians Build Skills in Literacy and Digital Technologies

With so much information available at our fingertips via our own computers, you might be surprised to discover that careers in library technology are thriving. Library technicians not only support literacy efforts, but they also navigate ever-changing digital technologies to manage vast collections of recorded knowledge and assist patrons in finding the information they need. Andy Kivel...
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Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium: Collaborating for Student Success

Your future earning power and job success depends on how well you prepare yourself. Education and training are key to that preparation, propelling you toward your career goals with newly acquired skills. Adult education and career education programs can jump-start a new career or move you up the career advancement ladder. Whatever your needs, the member organizations of the Contra Costa County...
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Diablo Valley College Guide to Careers

Choosing a career path is an important decision and Diablo Valley College is dedicated to providing education to fit a wide variety of career goals. Choose from certificates, associate degrees and transfer studies to prepare you for careers that support your unique interests and ambitions. Department Certificate of Accomplishment Certificate of Achievement Degree - Major AS / AS-T...