General Education Information

Most students enrolled in DVC will be required to take composition and reading classes. These classes will give you the opportunity to strengthen your reading, writing, and communication abilities which are vital in almost any field and career.

The first step to enrolling in a composition and reading class at DVC is taking the assessment test to get you placed in the course level most appropriate for you.  Find out more about signing up for English placement through our assessment center.

View our composition and reading class schedule

Once you are placed in an English course, you will follow the English composition and reading course sequence

 english course sequence

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Contact English


ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample

Telephone: 925-338-9809

Email: Laurie Sample 

Office location: FO-119 campus map

English Department Chair: Dorian Eidhin

Telephone: 925-969-2518


Office location: FO 239

Contact: Charles Shackett

Telephone: 925-551-6217

Email: Charles Shackett  

Office location: W-117 campus map