PACE is a program designed to support working adult, transfer students to complete their educational goals. Two of the main benefits of being a PACE student are:
Our PACE program is designed to help you balance the demands of a full time job, a family, and an education.
*If you are looking to enroll into just one or two classes to complete your educational
goal, this program is NOT for you.
**The PACE Program does not offer courses for any specific majors; PACE only offers courses that will satisfy CSUGE, IGETC or DVC GE.
For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact us at: PACE@dvc.edu
Dean of Student Engagement and Equity
SVRC 106/PUMA 107
PACE Program Coordinator/Counselor
I'm passionate about the PACE Program! Having been a PACE student myself, I understand first hand, the struggles of being a working adult and raising a family all while going to school. I was a transfer student working 3 jobs throughout my undergraduate degree. And then I was a working mother with two boys ages 3 and 5 when I pursued my graduate degree. It was hard, but I did it with the support of a PACE Program, and you will too. I look forward to supporting you through your journey in the PACE Program at DVC.
I made up my mind in 2016, that I was going to complete my AA transfer degree. I attempted college several times, and I wasn’t successful. I entered the PACE Program in Summer 2016. I took public speaking and I got an A in the class. After completing the public speaking class, I had the determination and drive to keep moving forward. I just took things one semester at a time. Every semester I received a tremendous amount of support from the PACE Program advisers. I was working full time, going to school, and supporting my daughter through high school. I encountered several obstacles along the way. I didn’t let that stop me, I persevered. I’m transferring to Cal State East Bay Fall 2020, to obtain my BA in Human Development/ Women’s Studies. I’m living proof that it’s never too late to complete your educational goals.