As of Monday, March 16, 2020, DVC has suspended all face-to-face classes and activities until further notice, but we are still accepting PACE applications for Summer/Fall 2020. If you are interested, please fill out the application using the link provided below.

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Welcome to PACE - Program for Adult College Education 

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:

  • Reserved seating in general education courses during the enrollment period each semester
  • Intensive academic advising from PACE dedicated counselors.

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.


  • A multi-semester, flexible Learning Community for Working Adults
  • Designed for people who need their first two years of college General Education classes
  • Mixture of evening, online, and hybrid classes
  • PACE classes include all types of General Ed. classes such as: Anthropology, English, History, Geography, Math, Psychology, Sociology, etc. View the pre-planned PACE course schedule
  • Take PACE classes with other working people like you
  • Instructors and PACE Counselor are dedicated to working with adult students
  • Complete your A.A., A.S. , or your general ed. requirements to transfer
  • Earn a quality college education at low community college costs
  • Transfer to CSU, UC, or private colleges to complete your Bachelor degree

How to Apply?

Summer/Fall 2020 Application

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact us at:

Success Stories


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Tanya Flucher

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.