Are you curious about the past and how it shapes the present?

Then our history program is for you! DVC provides a wide variety of courses for undergraduates and life-long learners. You will grow your knowledge as you learn how to apply critical thinking skills, analyze the causes and effects of historical events, and explain how these events impacted diverse groups of people. This is a great path for anyone interested in a career in education, public service, or law. Most career options require more than two years of college.

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Career Opportunities

The history program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Teacher / Professor
  • Journalist / Broadcaster
  • Archivist / Museum Curator
  • Writer / Artist
  • Preservationist


Change your life with a history degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.