Late Start and Recently Added Classes at DVC

Many late-start and short-term classes begin throughout the term. Check below for a list of classes available at DVC in spring 2021! 

Classes are offered throughout the term.

All Late Start Courses

*Note: Most spring 2021 classes in both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon will be taught by remote instruction. Please see class schedule for more details. Most student services will also be offered remotely.

Course Name Section Course Title Days Start Date End Date
ADJUS-120 5458 Introduction to the Administration of Justice   3/22/21 5/21/21
ADS-151 8131 Ethical and Legal Concerns for ADS Counselors TH 3/22/21 5/21/21
ANTHR-140 5320 Biological Anthropology   3/22/21 5/21/21
ARTHS-199 5122 Contemporary Art History   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUS-109 233 Introduction to Business   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUS-109 9247 Introduction to Business   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUS-250 3543 Business Communications   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSAC-186 9466 Financial Accounting   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSAC-187 9461 Managerial Accounting   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSAC-187 9470 Managerial Accounting   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSAC-188 5545 QuickBooks Accounting for Business II   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSMK-260 5172 Social Media Marketing   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSMK-263 5109 Email Marketing   3/22/21 5/21/21
BUSMK-264 5103 Search Marketing   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-110 3817 Career and Life Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-110 5120 Career and Life Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-110 5126 Career and Life Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-110 5127 Career and Life Planning   4/12/21 5/21/21
CARER-110 5277 Career and Life Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-110 9286 Career and Life Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-120 5489 Career Assessment   3/22/21 5/21/21
CARER-130 5129 Career and Major Exploration   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-107 9124 Introduction to Web Databases   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-108 9140 Introduction to WordPress   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-116 9135 Microsoft Excel - Comprehensive   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-117 9132 Microsoft Access - Comprehensive   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-118 9133 Microsoft PowerPoint - Comprehensive   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-120 9143 iPhone and iPad App Development for Beginners   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-133 9138 Developing Video Content for the Web   3/22/21 5/21/21
CIS-150GS 9105 Introduction to Google Suite   3/22/21 5/21/21
COMM-120 4788 Public Speaking M 3/1/21 5/21/21
COMM-120 9487 Public Speaking F 3/8/21 5/21/21
CONST-215 3760 Construction Job Site Training F F F 3/19/21 5/21/21
COUNS-095 7079 Educational Planning   3/13/21 3/13/21
COUNS-095 7108 Educational Planning   5/15/21 5/15/21
COUNS-095 7118 Educational Planning   4/10/21 4/10/21
COUNS-095 7120 Educational Planning   4/7/21 4/7/21
COUNS-095 7125 Educational Planning   4/10/21 4/10/21
COUNS-095 7126 Educational Planning   4/17/21 4/17/21
COUNS-095 7128 Educational Planning   4/17/21 4/17/21
COUNS-095 7140 Educational Planning S S 4/24/21 4/24/21
COUNS-095 7145 Educational Planning   4/26/21 4/28/21
COUNS-095 7151 Educational Planning   4/24/21 4/24/21
COUNS-095 7152 Educational Planning   4/24/21 4/24/21
COUNS-095 7155 Educational Planning   5/6/21 5/6/21
COUNS-095 7157 Educational Planning   5/1/21 5/1/21
COUNS-095 7159 Educational Planning   5/1/21 5/2/21
COUNS-095 7166 Educational Planning   5/12/21 5/12/21
COUNS-095 7172 Educational Planning   5/1/21 5/2/21
COUNS-095 7173 Educational Planning   5/15/21 5/15/21
COUNS-095 7179 Educational Planning   5/18/21 5/18/21
COUNS-095 7180 Educational Planning   5/20/21 5/21/21
COUNS-095 7710 Educational Planning S S 4/10/21 4/10/21
COUNS-095 7719 Educational Planning   5/8/21 5/8/21
COUNS-095 9002 Educational Planning MW 4/19/21 4/21/21
COUNS-095 9004 Educational Planning TTH 4/27/21 4/29/21
COUNS-095 9007 Educational Planning TTH 5/11/21 5/13/21
COUNS-096 7004 Orientation for Student-Athletes Student-Athletes MTWTH 4/26/21 4/29/21
COUNS-096 7006 Orientation for Student-Athletes Student-Athletes MTWTH 5/17/21 5/20/21
COUNS-120 3822 Student Success   3/22/21 5/21/21
COUNS-120 5165 Student Success   3/22/21 5/21/21
COUNS-130 5070 Transfer Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
COUNS-130 5113 Transfer Planning   3/22/21 5/21/21
CULN-215 8658 Decorative Confectionary Showpieces TH TH 3/11/21 5/6/21
DENHY-101 8182 Dental Hygiene Orientation F F 4/30/21 5/7/21
DENHY-290 3365 Transitioning From Student to Dental Professional M 3/22/21 5/21/21
DENTL-120 3458 Orientation to the Dental Assisting Program TH F 5/13/21 5/21/21
DRAMA-202 8128 Fundamentals of Stage Production - Technical Theater   3/1/21 5/21/21
DRAMA-270 8178 Stage Production   3/1/21 5/21/21
ECE-124 1409 Child Development and Psychology   3/22/21 5/21/21
ECON-220 8563 Principles of Macroeconomics   3/22/21 5/21/21
ECON-221 2915 Principles of Microeconomics   3/22/21 5/21/21
FTVE-200 5005 American Cinema/American Culture   3/22/21 5/21/21
FTVE-205 9106 Introduction to Film and Media Arts   3/8/21 5/21/21
FTVE-210 5160 American Ethnic Cultures in Film   3/22/21 5/21/21
FTVE-296 7818 Internship in Occupational Work Experience Education in FTVE   3/8/21 5/21/21
GEOG-130 8152 Cultural Geography   3/22/21 5/21/21
HIST-120 1621 History of the United States before 1865   3/22/21 5/21/21
HIST-121 3981 History of the United States after 1865   3/22/21 5/21/21
HIST-121 5218 History of the United States after 1865   2/22/21 5/21/21
HIST-121 5224 History of the United States after 1865   3/22/21 5/21/21
HIST-124 9030 History of California   3/8/21 5/21/21
HORT-185 8193 Site Analysis TH T 4/5/21 5/21/21
HSCI-100 8220 Introduction to Health Care Careers TH 3/22/21 5/21/21
HSCI-127 8917 Drugs, Health, and Society T 3/22/21 5/21/21
HUMAN-116 5169 Humanities: The Arts and Culture of Asia   3/15/21 5/21/21
KINES-210 3093 Introduction to Kinesiology   3/22/21 5/21/21
KINES-265 3143 Theory and Strategies of American Football Offense TTH 3/2/21 5/21/21
KINES-266 3120 Theory and Strategies of American Football Defense TTH 3/2/21 5/21/21
KNICA-098 8700 Intercollegiate Pre-Participation Orientation MTWTH 4/26/21 4/29/21
KNICA-098 8701 Intercollegiate Pre-Participation Orientation MTWTH 5/17/21 5/20/21
KNICA-120 3051 Analysis of the Multiple Aspects of Modern Day Football MTWTHF 3/2/21 5/21/21
KNICA-202B 4043 Intercollegiate Basketball-B, Men   4/5/21 5/21/21
KNICA-203B 8889 Intercollegiate Basketball-B, Women   4/5/21 5/21/21
LS-121 5305 Information Literacy and Research Skills   4/5/21 5/21/21
LS-121 5307 Information Literacy and Research Skills   4/5/21 5/21/21
LT-107 8026 Digital Assets: Tools and Methodologies W 3/10/21 5/12/21
MUSIC-118 1254 History of Jazz   3/8/21 5/21/21
MUSIC-119 5209 The History and Culture of Hip Hop Music   3/8/21 5/21/21
MUSX-110 3585 History of Electronic Music   3/22/21 5/21/21
MUSX-110 5327 History of Electronic Music   4/12/21 5/21/21
MUSX-183 3602 Artist Development in the Music Industry TH 3/22/21 5/21/21
NUTRI-115 9369 Nutrition and Health: Personal Applications   3/22/21 5/21/21
PHILO-120 1085 Introduction to Philosophy   3/15/21 5/21/21
PHYS-124 8300 Calculus Supplement for Physics 120 F 5/7/21 5/14/21
PHYS-124 8305 Calculus Supplement for Physics 120 S 5/8/21 5/15/21
PHYS-125 8310 Calculus Supplement for Physics 121 S 5/8/21 5/15/21
PHYS-125 8316 Calculus Supplement for Physics 121 F 5/7/21 5/14/21
PSYCH-101 2196 Introduction to Psychology   3/15/21 5/21/21
PSYCH-200 9149 Life Span Development   3/15/21 5/14/21
SOCIO-120 8590 Introduction to Sociology   3/22/21 5/21/21
SOCIO-120 9087 Introduction to Sociology   3/8/21 5/21/21
Late Start Class Showcase

History of Baroque to 20th Century Art

ARTHS-197-1163

Visit romantic utopias, bloody battlefields, and houses of ill-repute! Meet doomed royalty, revolutionary heroes, and lots of nudes! Witness amazing inventions, nightmare visions, and zany behavior! Satisfies both major and CSU GE/IGETC general education requirements. Questions? Contact Hannah Tandeta, htandeta@dvc.edu.

Introduction to Business

BUS-109-9247

How do you start your own business? Can I invest in the Stock Market? Is advertising different from marketing? Join us for Introduction to Business and get answers to these questions and more.

Introduction to Business is an ideal course for ALL students and ALL majors, focusing on basic business principles and theory. Topics include Ethics, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management and Marketing.

Loann Winkler, Business 109 instructor

Multicultural Perspectives of American Theatre

DRAMA-142-5167

What do Hamilton, Crazy Horse, and Vietnam have in common? These are all subjects of play written by contemporary Latinx, Native, and Vietnamese American playwrights. This class looks at the diversity of contemporary American Theatre through the voices of those whose stories have not been heard. Read plays and watch videos (all readings and videos are at no cost to you!), discuss on online forums including making your own video comments and seeing your peers on Flip Grid, and engage in some creativity using your own voice! 

I am inspired by the playwrights, spoken word artists, and poets of our beautifully diverse country. You are part of that diversity and we will be watching a project of my own [dreamer] project: an Undocuplay, that shows the stories of undocumented college students in California. What is your story?  

Directing Yourself: Creating Original Work for the Stage

DRAMA-155DY-5567

Storytellers have had the power to move hearts and minds since the dawn of time – now’s the time for you to tell your stories! DRAMA 155DY-5567 Directing Yourself: Creating Original Work for the Stage will help you do just that. Join the amazing company of artists that make us laugh, make us cry, and help make the world a better place by writing original work and sharing their vision. You will write and direct your own work, and share in the work of others. Your stories are unique – come share them with us. If you have any questions about the class, please email me at bmcbrien@dvc.edu. Looking forward to working with you!

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Introduction to Musical Theater

DRAMA-170-4700

Come sing your troubles away! Intro to Musical Theater is a performance class that teaches how to combine the skills of singing, dancing, and acting in the presentation of a song from musical theater. Students will learn and integrate acting, movement, and singing to create a believable character on stage. A wide variety of musical theater styles and historical periods will be covered.

First-Year College Composition and Reading

ENGL-122-9213

Clear and effective communication is key in all parts of our lives. And now more than ever with the changes that our country has gone through in the past year, the ability to express clearly what we need and want seems crucial.

We welcome you to this 12-week version of English 122, where we’ll learn to organize and present information in a way that people can fully understand and appreciate—and that has a social impact. We will use only two books: one is a reader with eight short chapters focusing on sentence and grammar skills followed by ten excellent readings; and the second is a highly praised non-fiction work titled Rising Out of Hatred about a young man whose experience in college gives him the courage to confront painful truths about himself and his values growing up. For our essays, we will use our own personal values as our basic ground and then compare and contrast them to the values and ideas expressed in the works that we read. We will explore and write about the influence of family, what we do when things aren’t working in the way we expect, how we speak to the troubles of our age, and where the courage to grow and change comes from. Join us!

Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in
Language

ENGL-126-9220

This course focuses on the development of logical reasoning, analysis of expository and persuasive texts, and analytical and argumentative writing skills. It is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills beyond the level expected in ENGL-122 through the analysis, evaluation and synthesis of arguments in diverse expository texts.

Introduction to Film and Media Arts

FTVE-205-5185

This course will examine major trends and genres in the world of film and media. Analysis of how plot, theme and character are developed in a visual medium and how the language and syntax of film conveys meaning as compared to media, literature and drama will be emphasized. The relationship of film and media to historical, social, and cultural trends will also be examined. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis.

History of California

HIST-124-9030

Welcome to HIST 124-9030 "History of California"! You’re in good hands: I have been teaching California history for 25 years, 15 of those years online. I know how to help online students succeed. In this class you’ll take short quizzes and you will write essays. Don’t flinch! These essays will help you learn to write clearly and argue persuasively--an invaluable skill in life, generally, or if you’re transferring to UC or CSU. Join me for Spring 2021 and we’ll crush these units!

HIST 124 fulfills part of CSU's U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Requirement, and course requirements in IGETC Areas 3 or 4. It can also help fulfill CSU's "C2" GE requirements.

History 124 - History of California

The American Multicultural Experience

HUMAN-115-2790

This course presents an introduction to the multicultural diversity of contemporary American creative expression through an integrative survey of the visual arts, literature, music, thought and religion, dance, theater, and film. This course will examine contemporary creative works in relation to their historical roots, as well as the contemporary cultural context in which they have been created.

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Film, Fiction & Criticism

HUMAN-118-4193

Examine literary works and the films that have been adapted from those works according to their aesthetics, meaning, and cultural context. Our interdisciplinary analysis of film and fiction will deepen our appreciation for what literature and film teach us about ourselves and one another.

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Introduction to Kinesiology

KINES-210-3093
KINES-210-5112

In this gateway transfer course, you will explore various sub-disciplines related to the study of human movement and examine the areas of history, sociology, biomechanics, physiology, and psychology, as they relate to the sport and exercise environment. In addition, students will explore Kinesiology career opportunities by completing a career portfolio, as well as reflecting upon teaching, research, and professional practice within the discipline. This course, which most community college students need to get accepted into a CSU Kinesiology program, will also introduce the concepts and skills of locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and communicating information in various formats such as class discussions, expressive writing and  research.

Shelly Pierson

Professional Aspects of Personal Training

KINES-250-3470

Interested in becoming a certified personal trainer?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. This spring, DVC is offering a skill based personal training course that parallels industry standard and mirrors the workplace of today (both virtually and in-person). This course will provide the basic knowledge and skill-set to become a successful personal trainer. This is a hybrid course, meeting both online and in person twice a week starting 2/8/21. The best part about this course is that you will learn to conduct comprehensive fitness assessments, develop fitness programs, all while learning how to help clients successfully achieve their fitness and wellness goals. This course is part of a certificate program that will provide you a platform to sit for and pass a national personal training exam and become employed.

Self Defense

KNCMB-110-8244

In Karate, students will learn more than just how to block, punch, and kick. They will do more than just improve their cardio and fitness. They will learn about the history and philosophy of karate, develop confidence in one's self, and best of all, make some new friends in class. Students will gain knowledge and skills from a quality instructor who has taught and learned in Japan. He is a DVC alumni and is a St. Mary's Graduate in Kinesiology. Sensei Derek Baure has been recognized in several martial arts organizations. In spring 2021 if you join us in Karate, you will learn traditional and modern techniques from karate to strengthen your body and mind.

Combatives instructor David Baure

Karate

KNCMB-134-8248

In Karate, students will learn more than just how to block, punch, and kick. They will do more than just improve their cardio and fitness. They will learn about the history and philosophy of karate, develop confidence in one's self, and best of all, make some new friends in class. Students will gain knowledge and skills from a quality instructor who has taught and learned in Japan. He is a DVC alumni and is a St. Mary's Graduate in Kinesiology. Sensei Derek Baure has been recognized in several martial arts organizations. In spring 2021 if you join us in Karate, you will learn traditional and modern techniques from karate to strengthen your body and mind.

AV Essentials

MUSX-100-2328
MUSX-101-2327

Prepare for a career in the growing AV technology industry

Learn the essentials of Audio, Video, Networking and more

Courses partially fulfill requirements for:

  • Music Industry Studies (AS Degree)
  • Music Industry Studies (Certificate)
  • AV Technology (AS Degree)
  • AV Technology (Certificate)
  • Commercial Music Technology and Production (AA Degree)

Intro to Electronic Music and MIDI

MUSX-172-5086

MUSX-172 is the best way to get started on producing your own music! REGISTER NOW for Spring 2021 and get EXCLUSIVE DVC student access to Cubase!

MUSX-172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI

Introduction to Music Technology and Pro Tools

MUSX-174-1390

AVID certified instructor, Bill Wolter is a guitarist, composer, bandleader and audio professional who has worked on countless albums, AAA video games, mobile games, and feature length films.

Improve your music and audio skills, this course is focused on real world, creative, and fun projects in Pro Tools.  Pro Tools  is Industry Standard  Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software used in nearly every professional recording studio and used in audio post production for films and video games.

Nutrition and Health: Personal Applications

NUTRI-115-9369

Your food choices are key to staying healthy and decreasing the risk of chronic disease. This class will teach you how to identify foods to increase or decrease in your diet. The goal is to eat better based on scientific knowledge, computerized dietary assessment and a Registered Dietitian instructor support.

 


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