Degrees and certificates

Degree and certificate programs

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

Addiction Studies - ADS

Health Science Department information

Administration of Justice - ADJUS

Administration of Justice Department information

Anthropology - ANTHR

Social Science Department information

Architecture - ARCHI

Architecture Department information

Art - ART (includes a new transfer degree)

Art Department information

Art Digital Media - ARTDM

Art Digital Media/ Broadcast Communication Arts/ Film Department information

Art History - ARTHS

Art Department information

Biological Science - BIOSC

Biological Science Department information

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

 

 

Business - BUS

Business Department information

Business Accounting - BUSAC

Business Department information

Business Management - BUSMG

Business Department information

Business Marketing - BUSMK

Business Department information

Business Real Estate - RE

Business Department information

Chinese - CHIN

Foreign Language Department information

Communication Studies - COMM (formerly Speech)

Applied and Fine Arts Department information

Computer Information Systems - CIS

Computer Information Systems Department information

Computer Network Technology - CNT

Computer Network Technology Department information

Computer Science - COMSC

Computer Science Department information

Computer Technical Support - COMTC

Computer Technical Support Department information

Construction - CONST

Construction Department information

Culinary Arts - CULN

Culinary Arts Department information

Dance - DANCE

Kinesiology Department information

Dental Assistant - DENTL

Dental Assistant Department information

Dental Hygiene - DENHY

Dental Hygiene Department information

Drama - DRAMA

Drama Department information

Early Childhood Education - ECE

Early Childhood Education Department information

Electrical/Electronics Technology - ELECT/ELTRN

Electrical/Electronics Technology Department information

Energy Systems - ENSYS

Energy Systems Department information

Engineering - ENGIN

Engineering Department information

Engineering Technology - ENGTC (includes a new degree)

Engineering Department information

English - ENGL

English Department information

English as a Second Language - ESL

Learning Center/ESL Department information

Environmental Science - ENVSC

Biological Science Department information

French - FRNCH

Foreign Language Department information

Geography - GEOG

Physical Sciences Department information

Geology - GEOL

Physical Sciences Department information

German - GRMAN

Foreign Language Department information

Health Science - HSCI

Health Science Department information

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

Apprenticeship: Steamfitting/Plumbing/HVACR Program information 

History - HIST

Social Science Department information

Horticulture - HORT

Horticulture Department information

Humanities - HUMAN new degree

Humanities Department information

Italian - ITAL

Foreign Language Department information

Japanese - JAPAN

Foreign Language Department information

Journalism - JRNL

Journalism Department information

Kinesiology - KINES (formerly Physical Education Theory)

Kinesiology Department information

Library Technology - LT

Library Department information

Mathematics - MATH

Mathematics Department information

Mechanical Technology - ENGTC

Mechanical Technology Program information

Music - MUSIC

Music Department information

Music Industry Studies - MUSX

Music Department information

Nutrition - NUTRI

Health Science 
Department information 

Philosophy - PHILO (includes a new transfer degree)

Philosophy Department information

Physical Education Theory - PETHE (see Kinesiology)

 

 

Physics - PHYS

Physical Sciences Department information

Plumbing - PLUMB

Apprenticeship: Steamfitting/Plumbing/HVACR Program information 

Political Science - POLSC (includes a new transfer degree)

Social Science Department information

Psychology - PSYCH

Social Science Department information

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

 

Russian - RUSS

Foreign Language Department information

Sociology - SOCIO

Social Science Department information

Spanish - SPAN

Foreign Language Department information

Special Education - SPEDU

Support Services Department information

Speech - SPCH see Communication Studies - COMM

 

 

Steamfitting - STMFT (includes a new degree and certificates)

Apprenticeship: Steamfitting/Plumbing/HVACR Program information 

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

CTE programs brochure (pdf)