Career Academies

2022 Career Academies Information

Registration for DVC’s Summer 2022 Career Academies opens in Spring.  For updates, please complete the Academy Interest Card.

DVC Career Academies are college courses designed for high school students during the summer. They allow students to explore various careers opportunities while earning college credit.



In one week you will learn how to animate and record audio to create your own animation short film.


A robust learning opportunity for high school juniors, seniors and DVC students.


Cyber Security/Defense

Topics including hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection.


Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing

A week-long activity that blends hands-on exploration, problem-solving, industry field visits, and expert industry viewpoints.

Environmental Engineering

Learn about topics such as climate change, wetland ecology and water quality in the Delta region.

FastTRAX: Engineering Technology

Get exploratory hands-on experience in a variety of Engineering and Technical Careers.

Health Careers

HCA students have the rare opportunity to visit local healthcare facilities and encounter patient-centered experiences firsthand.


Culinary and Hospitality

An exciting overview of current and emerging career opportunities in the hospitality and culinary industry.


This summer academy allows participants to explore a full range of subjects and associated careers while connecting to local scientists who will share progress being made in genetic  modification, forensics, stem cell research and disease detection and control.


Learn how to make your own music with the tip of your fingers! No experience necessary!

Public Safety

Explore career opportunities and experience the real-life worlds of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel!


Learn about the science and technology involved in robotic systems. Working together, students will design and build circuits and kinematic structures that sense and interact with their environment.