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: Rayshell Clapper

Telephone: 925-969-2621


Office location: LC-114 campus map

ESL Coordinator: Kelvyn Moran

Telephone: 925-969-2619


Office location: LC-112 campus map

English Department Chair: Alan Haslam

Telephone: 925-969-22404


Office location: FO-109

Contact: Charles Shackett

Telephone: 925-551-6217


Office location: W-117 campus map