FYE

First Year Experience (FYE) - Fall 2019

The FYE Program was designed especially for YOU - the first time college student, to assist in your transition from high school to campus life at DVC. Starting college can be both stressful and exciting, but as part of the DVC FYE community, you have support. The FYE Program is available to all students in their first year of college. 

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FYE Support

FYE includes the following support for new students:

  • Welcome Day
  • An FYE Learning Community (linked classes with supportive instructors and the same students)
  • A class on College Success Strategies (Couns 100 or 120)
  • Student Success Workshops
  • "First Friday” events to build your community and promote your success

Contact information

For more information, contact the FYE Program Counselor or Coordinator at dvcfye@dvc.edu

Benefits of the FYE program
  • learn about campus resources and support services
  • get guaranteed classes
  • connect with dedicated faculty working together to provide a supportive and encouraging environment
  • create an education plan
  • acquire academic and life skills to succeed in college
  • explore major and careers options
  • set goals and develop an educational plan to help you reach your goal
  • gain confidence and get on track to graduate
  • build lasting friendships at DVC
Steps to enroll in the FYE program
  • Apply to DVC 
  • Fill out and submit the FYE Application (see button below)
  • Complete your Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or DREAM Act )
  • Register for one of the FYE Pathways
  • Attend Welcome Day for general college information and mandatory FYE orientation

FYE Fall 2019 application

Events

Welcome Day

An event that allows all first year students to explore their campus community, attend informational workshops, and connect with their instructors, counselors, staff, and peers. This event is offered at the San Ramon campus and the Pleasant Hill campus in August:

Save the Date

Fall Welcome Day date

Friday August 16th (San Ramon Campus)

Saturday, August 17th and Saturday, 24th (Pleasant Hill Campus)

Please visit Welcome Day for event details and registration.

Student Success Workshops

Offered throughout the semester and available to all students, these workshops help students develop the emotional and academic skills they need to succeed in college. All workshops are free and no registration is required. FYE students will be required to attend some student success workshops. View the current workshop schedules.

Team
Rosa Armendariz 
Dean of Student Engagement and Equity
Office: 925-969-2233
SVRC 106/PUMA 107
 
Noha Basilious
FYE Program Coordinator
Office:925-969-3012
PUMA 136
 
Raine Dougan
DVC Counseling Faculty 
Office: 925-969-2160
Email: rdougan@dvc.edu 
SSC-220
 
Ellen Beaulieu
DVC Chemistry Faculty
Office: 925-969-4222
Email: lbeaulieu@dvc.edu
PS-247
 
Kathryn Weber
DVC Mathematics Faculty 
925-969-2695
kweber@dvc.edu
MA-253
Resources
 Coming soon...

Eligibility

To be eligible for an FYE learning community, students must be:

  • new to college
  • eligible for English 122 and Math 121

Pathways

Pleasant Hill campus

San Ramon Campus


Science and Health iconAllied Health

Allied Heath FYE is a Pathway for students wishing to pursue career in an allied health science. Careers include but are not limited to Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiography, Sonography, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Health. The Allied Heath Pathway satisfies common prerequisites for various health-related programs and provides students with foundational knowledge in human anatomy, physiology and microbiology.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
Chem 108  2396  4  PS-267 MW 9:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.  Beaulieu, Ellen
Math 142  0782  4  MA-107 TTH 12:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Weber, Kathy
English 122  3331  3  LA-113 TTH 11:10 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Ang, Lisa
Counseling 100  2841  1  HSF-191 M 12:45 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Pamintuan, Khrystyn

Business iconBusiness I

Business FYE is a Pathway for students who are interested in transfer to a 4-year university in a Business or Economics major. Students in this Pathway will gain an overview of the theory and practice of modern business along with exposure to career options including business administration, management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, entrepreneurship, and international business.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
English 122  0651 3 LA-212 MW 11:10 p.m.-12:35 p.m.  Smyrl, Laura
Business 109   1358 3 BFL-104 MW 12:45 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Eckelmann, Claudia
Counseling 100  2922 1 HSF-291 M 2:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Nakano-Hiraki, Hideo

Business icon  Business II

Business FYE is a Pathway for students who are interested in transfer to a 4-year university in a Business or Economics major. Students in this Pathway will gain an overview of the theory and practice of modern business along with exposure to career options including business administration, management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, entrepreneurship, and international business.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
English 122  0659 3  LA-116 MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.  Smyrl, Laura
Counseling 100  2923 1  WLC-2 M 11:10 p.m.- 12:15 p.m. Harrison, Taylor
Business 109  1359 3  BFL-104 MW   12:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Eckelmann, Claudia

Communications iconCommunication

Communication FYE is a Pathway for students considering majors in areas such as Language Arts, Social Science, Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts and more. A communication course is a common general education requirement for transfer, and effective communication are central to success in many fields. Thus, students may use this Pathway to complete requirements and gain skills to serve them in a wide array of majors and careers.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
English 122 0652 3  LA-212  MW 12:45 p.m.-2:10 p.m. DeFoe, Danielle
Communication 120  2636 3  PAC-102  MW 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.  Moe, Patrick
Counseling 100  2913 1  HSF-291  M 9:30 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Canada, Yvonne

Computer Science iconComputer Science

Computer Science FYE is a Pathway for students interested in a degree and/or transfer in a computer science related major. Students in this Pathway will be introduced to computer programming as well as exposed to future career opportunities including computer programming, computer engineering, software engineering, video game design, artificial intelligence, robotics and web design.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
Math 191  0633  5  MA-240 MW 9:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Sohi, Anna
Computer Science 110 3049  4  ATC-109 TTH 11:10 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
12:35 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
 Lo, Laura
Counseling 120  3996  3 HSF-292 MW 12:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Dougan, Raine

Social Sciences iconPsychology I

Psychology FYE is a Pathway for students who are interested in studying human thought, feeling and behavior. This Pathway is a starting point for students considering transfer to a 4-year university in a psychology major and a future career in a helping profession. Examples of these professions include Psychotherapy, Social Work, Educational Counseling, Psychological Research and Instruction.

 

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
Engl-122 0660 3 LA-118 TTH 9:35 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Jackl, J
Psych-101 1708 3 LA-121 TTH 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Krider, Dana
Couns-100 2914 1 HSF-291 TTH 12:45 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Wembes, Justin

Social Science Psychology II

Psychology FYE is a Pathway for students who are interested in studying human thought, feeling and behavior. This Pathway is a starting point for students considering transfer to a 4-year university in a psychology major and a future career in a helping profession. Examples of these professions include Psychotherapy, Social Work, Educational Counseling, Psychological Research and Instruction.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
Couns-100 2915  1 HSF-291 TTH 9:30 a.m. - 10:35 p.m. Wembes, Justin
Psych-101 1701 3 LA-121 TTH 11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Krider, Dana
Engl-122 0659 3 LA-114 TTH 12:45 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Jackl, J

STEM iconSTEM

STEM FYE is a Pathway for students wishing to transfer to a 4-year university in a science, technology, engineering or math major. Examples of these majors include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Environmental Science. The STEM Pathway includes a sequence of math and science courses along with various types of support for students to succeed in this rigorous program of study.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
Math 121 1000  3  MA-249 TTH 9:35 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Raymond, Brian
Math 021 0999  2 L-148 TTH 11:10 a.m.-12:35 Raymond, Brain
Counseling 120 3967  3 HSF-292 MW 9:35 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Handy, Eric
English 122  0672  3 LA-115 MW 11:10 p.m.-12:35 p.m.   Morgan, C

Pathways at San Ramon campus

STEM iconSTEM

The associate in science degree with a major in allied health is a transfer degree for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in an allied health field. These fields include, but are not limited to, nursing, radiological sciences, physical therapy, occupational health, and dental hygiene. The degree offers students a broad general education, and provides basic knowledge in microbiology, human anatomy and physiology.

Class Section Units Room Days Times Instructor
Counseling 100 9163  1  E-160 M 11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Warren, Carolyn
Chem 108 9304 4

 E-230

TTH

W (lab)

9:35 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

11:10 a.m.-2:20 p.m.

Peterson, Anne
English 122 9090  3  E-174 MW 9:35 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Shackett, Charles
Math 191 9455  5  W-218 TTH 12:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Scott, Glenn