Professional Development includes:
Welcome to the Instruction Office at Diablo Valley College
At DVC, students are our first priority. Our instructional programs are designed to
meet your educational and training needs. Whether you are a new or a returning student,
you can be confident that we will do all we can to assist you in achieving your academic
goals, as well as provide you with many opportunities and enrichment activities that
expand your horizons.
The choice of a college is an important decision and we are very pleased that you
are interested in Diablo Valley College. DVC has consistently been among the community
colleges with the highest transfer rates to the University of California and the California
State University systems. DVC also has strong career/technical programs to meet student
and employer needs. Career/technical programs range from Sports Medicine to Computer
Network Technology to Energy Systems. The college also offers life-long learning opportunities
to students to upgrade their job skills, develop personal skills, or pursue individual
The Instruction Office coordinates daily, nightly, online and weekend instructional
activities for the college. The office provides a wide range of support functions
- Course and Classroom Scheduling
- Faculty Evaluation Assistance
- Department and Division Support
- Curriculum Support
- Program Review Support
- Enrollment Management
- Career/Technical Program Marketing
- Business/Industry Articulation
- Professional Development Support
- Contract Education
- Four Year Articulation
- High School CTE Articulation
- Workforce Development Support
- Catalog Development
- Community Education
The Transfer and General Education emphasis in the Instruction Office is designed
to coordinate and assess the effectiveness of courses and programs to ensure student
success in transfer. Increasing student access through flexible scheduling is a major
The Workforce Development emphasis in the office focuses on maintaining the relevancy
and currency of career/technical certificate courses and programs.
Both functions work with the Articulation Officer to monitor the status of course
articulation with universities and high schools.
Office hours during Fall and Spring terms are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours during Summer are Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
We are proud of our students, the College, and over 50 years of service to the community.
Join us in sharing the spirit and excitement of learning, teaching, scholarship and
collegiality at Diablo Valley College.
Kim Schenk, Senior Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
Tina Dodson, Workforce Development Manager
Todd Farr, Career Pathways Manager
Senior Administrative Secretary - Evening Office