Special Education

Possible career opportunities

A certificate or degree in special education prepares students for a rewarding career working with children and adults who have special needs.

Graduates can:

  • Assist students with disabilities in kindergarten through grade 12
  • Assist children and adults in residential care facilities
  • Assist children and adults in non-profit and for-profit agencies

Students will learn about disabilities, gain an historical perspective on how the laws have changed over the years, learn teaching strategies for the special education paraprofessional, study psychology and child development, and gain practical occupational work experience.

Gainful employment reports

In compliance with the October 2010 Gainful Employment regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education, the Contra Costa Community College District is providing the following information for the District's Career Technical Education programs that offer Certificates 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.

Degrees and certificates offered by the Special Education Department

SPEDU class schedules

Additional information

Faculty and staff

Kellie Conde
Carrie Million
Sarah Young

Contact SPEDU:

Kellie Conde
Telephone: 925-969-2171
Email: kconde@dvc.edu
Office location: SSC-248