Whether your academic goal is to transfer to a four-year university, earn a degree or certificate at DVC, or take classes for career advancement, you can find assistance in the Counseling Center to achieve success.
DVC counselors provide academic advising to help students understand general education and major requirements to transfer and earn a degree or certificate at DVC. Counselors provide individual advising appointments and drop-in counseling. They also teach classes on career exploration, transfer preparation and student success.
Students who are new to DVC should attend a session of Counseling 095 (college orientation) to receive advising and learn about academic policies and procedures.
Students can schedule an appointment with a counselor in person at the Counseling Center, over the phone by calling 925-969-2140 or online.
A special program in counseling is the Puente Project, with the mission of increasing the number of Latino students transferring to four-year universities.
Information about four-year colleges and universities is available here. Representatives from other universities visit campus to meet with students and explain admissions requirements. In addition, there is a large selection of catalogs and brochures available to help explore your transfer options. The office also sponsors a large transfer fair each year.
Career and Employment
Students can receive assistance with resume writing and searching for jobs on and off campus. Drop-in career counseling, information on majors and requirements, and career-based assessments are also available. Want to earn credit for a job or internship? Cooperative education (CO-OP) allows you to earn elective credits while developing your skills and building your resume.