Diablo Valley College

Introduction

Please Visit the: International Education Center At Diablo Valley College About DVC Diablo Valley College is one of three publicly supported two-year community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. The larger of DVC’s two campuses are located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill, and the newer San Ramon Campus serves the south county in Dougherty Valley. Between its two campuses, DVC serves more than 22,000 students each semester with a wide variety of program options. Degree and transfer programs more than 40 A.A. and A.S. degrees in addition to articulation agreements with University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems, and transfer credit to four-year colleges. Career/technical education more than 40 certificates of accomplishment, and a wide selection of certificates of achievement. Day, evening, and summer classes Classes are taught in the day and evening in full-term and short-term formats. A selection of day and evening classes are also taught during the summer. See the schedule of classes for more information. Online and hybrid courses Online courses are taught almost exclusively through the internet requiring students to attend very few face-to-face meetings. Hybrid classes use a combination of class meetings and online instruction. History The college officially began in 1949, in some of the most unlikely sites: high schools, banks, churches, even an old army camp. Called East Contra Costa Junior College, we moved to our present site in 1952, in ten steel buildings acquired from the government for $45 each. The cornerstone for the first permanent building was laid in 1953, and the name Diablo Valley College was adopted in 1958. We've come a long way since those humble beginnings. Over one and a half million students have enrolled here since 1949! As we salute our heritage, we look forward to serving one of Northern California's most dynamic, education-minded areas for another 50 years. For over 60 years, Diablo Valley College has provided quality education to the community it serves. A million students later, enrolling at DVC is one of the best ways you can ensure acceptance at a four-year college. DVC is not only recognized as one of California's best community colleges, but it also leads the state in transfer to four-year institutions. Research figures recently released by UCLA's Center for the Study of Community Colleges show that DVC's transfer rate to four-year universities is 67 percent higher than the national average. Another report, released by the California Post-secondary Educational Commission, shows that DVC ranked number one in transfers in the state, ahead of all other California community colleges. A brief history of our land shows us that this was originally home to the Costanoan Indians. In 1844, the Mexican government granted the land to William Welch, and it became part of his huge Rancho Las Juntas, which included northwestern Walnut Creek, all of Pleasant Hill, and the northeastern half of Martinez. After World War II the land was subdivided into housing tracts, and on October 5, 1950, the College Board of Trustees purchased the DVC site for $172,500. Construction began in September 1951. With over 22,000 students of all ages and a host of programs, you'll find a dynamic educational environment and a lively atmosphere at DVC. Our Pleasant Hill campus is located off of Interstate 680, and the campus is situated on one hundred acres of gently rolling hills in view of Mt. Diablo, a northern California landmark. The San Ramon Valley Center in Dougherty Valley opened its doors to students in November of 2006. The name San Ramon Campus was adopted in 2011. Both of our handsomely landscaped locations are a short distance from San Francisco, creating the ideal settings for the premier transfer institution in California. We are the college of choice for many students from the private and public high schools in the nearby Martinez, Mt. Diablo, San Ramon, and Acalanes School Districts.

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Programs

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Associate Degree

Associate in science Industrial Maintenance Machinist/Mechanic (mTECH)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon

Program learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three options for General Education and all college degree and certificate programs. [+]

Please also Visit http://www.masterstudies.com/universities/USA/International-Education-Center-At-Diablo-Valley-College/ Program learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three options for General Education and all college degree and certificate programs. A complete list of current program learning outcomes for each program is also available on the DVC website at www.dvc.edu/slo. Associate in science degree - Industrial maintenance machinist/mechanic (mTECH) This program prepares students for jobs in the manufacturing industry including industrial machinery mechanic and machinery maintenance worker. These jobs involve repairing, installing, adjusting, or maintaining industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. The labor market for this high-technology, highwage occupations in Contra Costa Alameda and Solano counties is expected to be strong. Courses include machining, industrial hydraulics and pneumatics, shop and field maintenance, welding, basic electricity, blueprint drawing and reading, basic drafting, mathematics, computer software, and technical reading and writing. Major courses are offered sequentially over a period of three semesters. This program is offered as a collaborative program with Solano College in Fairfield and Laney College in Oakland. Students may complete courses at any of the colleges in order to meet requirements. Some required courses are only offered at Laney College, Solano Community College or DVC. Students are advised to meet with a counselor or program advisor to develop an educational plan that meets their needs. The DVC mTECH major is not intended for transfer. Option 1 (DVC General Education) is advised for students who do not intend to transfer. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate... [-]


Associate of Arts

Associate in arts degree Music industry studies

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon

Program learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three options for General Education and all college degree and certificate programs. [+]

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Possible career opportunities

Career options include: conductor, arranger, film scorer/composer, music business/manager, music editor, music supervisor/director, songwriter, transcriber, editor (print music publishing), choir director, midi engineering, recording engineer, studio director or manager, sound designer, sound technician, and tour coordinator. Many careers require more than two years of study.

Program learning outcomes

Program learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three options for General Education and all college degree and certificate programs.

Students must complete each of the courses required for the major with a “C” grade or higher. Certain courses may satisfy both major and general education requirements; however, the units are only counted once.... [-]


Associate of Science

Associate in science degree Electrical/electronics technology

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon

This program prepares students for jobs installing, repairing, maintaining and servicing electrical and electronics equipment. [+]

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The types of jobs and careers involving electrical/electronics include: electrical, medical, industrial, and commercial electronical programmable logic controller systems; computers; consumer products; radio and television; instrumentation; communications; automotive and others.

Program learning outcomes

Program learning outcomes have been developed for each of the three options for General Education and all college degree and certificate programs. A complete list of current program learning outcomes for each program is also available on the DVC website at www.dvc.edu/slo.... [-]


Certificate

Certificate/Degree Programs in Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon + 1 more

Fall into the “GAAP”- “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” that is! Learning accounting is as easy as one-two-three, and it will prepare students for rewarding jobs in public or private accounting or finance. [+]

Fall into the “GAAP”- “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” that is! Learning accounting is as easy as one-two-three, and it will prepare students for rewarding jobs in public or private accounting or finance. Come explore the accounting certificates and degrees offered by DVC. Start training for an exciting career right now!

When and where are classes offered?

Students can choose from day, evening, weekends, short-term, and summer classes. Courses are offered at our convenient campuses in Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. Flexible online classes are also offered that students can access from almost anywhere and at anytime.

How long will it take to earn a certificate of achievement or accounting degree?... [-]


Computer Technical Support Certificate/Degree Programs

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon

Computer technical support is the field of study involving computers in the areas of upgrade, repair, service and networking. [+]

What is the computer technical support program?

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Computer technical support is the field of study involving computers in the areas of upgrade, repair, service and networking. The Diablo Valley College computer technical support certificate/degree program prepares students for entry-level employment in this industry. As a computer technical support student, you will gain an in-depth understanding of PC hardware, networking fundamentals, Windows operating system technologies and computer servicing. In addition, you will take a course that will help you prepare for the A+ Computer Technician exam, which is intended for individuals with six months or more of computer technical support work experience.... [-]


Office Professional Certificate Program

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters September 2018 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon + 2 more

DVC’s Business Administration Department offers a wide selection of high-quality business courses throughout the year. [+]

Certificate Program

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DVC’s Business Administration Department offers a wide selection of high-quality business courses throughout the year. Its dedicated faculty and helpful staff are committed to helping students meet their business education goals. The expert faculty include business educators, practitioners, small-business owners, attorneys, technical writers, consultants, CPAs, human resource specialists, corporate executives, and other professionals.

How long will it take to earn a certificate?

It generally takes students two to four terms to earn a certificate of achievement depending on how courses are sequenced and how often courses are offered. Students are encouraged to work with an office professional faculty advisor or a DVC counselor for help with an educational plan.... [-]