DVC's certificate and degree programs

DVC offers associate degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs as listed below. Click the links for program requirements, department information, program descriptions, program sequences, and addendum information or view a PDF of the degrees and programs chart.

Career Pathways and CTE high school programs

Career Academies

Career Coach - Career Exploration Website

Gainful Employment (GE) Reports for DVC

Program information

Geographic Information Systems is in the Physical Sciences Department.History is in the Social Science Department.Horticulture is part of the Biology Department.

Addiction Studies - ADS

ADS in in the Health Science Department

Administration of Justice - ADJUS

Anthropology - ANTHR

Anthropology is in the Social Science Department

Architecture - ARCHI

Art - ART (includes a new transfer degree)

Art Digital Media - ARTDM

Art History - ARTHS

ARTHS is part of the Art Department

Biological Science - BIOSC

Broadcast Communication Arts - BCA
(see Film, Television and Electronic Media)

Business - BUS

Business Accounting - BUSAC

Business Management - BUSMG

Business Marketing - BUSMK

Business Real Estate - RE

Chinese - CHIN

Communication Studies - COMM (formerly Speech)

Computer Information Systems - CIS

Computer Network Technology - CNT

Computer Science - COMSC

Construction - CONST

Culinary Arts - CULN

Dance - DANCE

Dance is in the Kinesiology Department

Dental Assisting - DENTL

Dental Hygiene - DENHY

Drama - DRAMA

Early Childhood Education - ECE

Economics - ECON

Electrical/Electronics Technology - ELECT/ELTRN

Energy Systems - ENSYS

Engineering - ENGIN

Engineering Technology - ENGTC (includes a new degree)

English - ENGL

English as a Second Language - ESL

Environmental Science - ENVSC

French - FRNCH

Geography - GEOG

Geology - GEOL

German - GRMAN

Health Science - HSCI

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration - HVACR (includes a new degree, and two new certificates)

History - HIST

Horticulture - HORT

Humanities - HUMAN new degree

Italian - ITAL

Japanese - JAPAN

Journalism - JRNL

Kinesiology - KINES (formerly Physical Education Theory)

Library Technology- LT

Library Technology is in the Library department

Mathematics - MATH

Mechanical Technology - ENGTC

Mechanical Technology is in the Architecture/Engineering department

Music - MUSIC

Music Industry Studies - MUSX

Music Industry Studies is in the Music department.

Nutrition - NUTRI

Nutrition is in the Health Science department.

Philosophy - PHILO (includes a new transfer degree)

Physical Education Theory - PETHE (see Kinesiology)



Physics - PHYS

Plumbing - PLUMB

Plumbing is an apprenticeship in the Architecture/Engineering department.

Political Science - POLSC (includes a new transfer degree)

Political Science is in the Social Science department.

Psychology - PSYCH

Psychology is in the Social Science department.

Social Science Department information

Respiratory Therapy - RT
offered in collaboration with Ohlone College, which grants the degree

Russian - RUSS

Sociology - SOCIO

Sociology is in the Social Science department.

Spanish - SPAN

Special Education - SPEDU

Speech - SPCH see Communication Studies - COMM



Steamfitting - STMFT

Steamfitting is an apprenticeship in the Architecture/Engineering department.

Transfer Studies - CSU


Transfer Studies - IGETC



In compliance with the October 2010 Gainful Employment (GE) regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education, the Contra Costa Community College District provides information about Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that offer a Certificate of Achievement: program costs, normal time for completion, average loan debt incurred by students enrolled in the program, completion rates, and potential careers fields for program graduates.

Gainful Employment (GE) Reports for DVC

Program Learning Outcomes, Action Plans