Please start by viewing this video to give you an overview of the programs and services available. Take notes on which ones you want to learn more about and then follow-up by viewing the additional details below; click on the + sign on the right of each program/service listed to expand the information.
Admissions and Records is available to help you with registration, questions about prerequisites, transcripts, California Residency, and a variety of other online services. Please visit Admissions and Records for more information.
Ways to contact us:
CalWORKs supports student parents receiving county cash assistance
Visit us online for more details about the program and services.
CalWORKs: Marcia Perata, CalWORKs Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services is here to help you pursue your academic and professional goals! We have resources to assist you:
Be sure to check out our online job board!
Career Services is here for you!
Visit with counselors for virtual drop-in or live chat with us during business hours at www.dvc.edu/career.
The DVC Counseling Department is committed to supporting you in accomplishing your goals. We provide academic, career, and personal counseling.
New students should attend take a COUNS-095 (or 096 for athletes) class. Visit the Counseling website to learn more. View all the options in the navigation bar on the left side of the page. Click on the links to learn more about the classes above, and to see all the options in the Video Library.
Counselors can help you:
We encourage all students to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to check in and stay on track.
Schedule your academic counseling appointment online or call 925-969-2140.
Please schedule a counseling appointment or go online for a 15-minute counseling drop in. We look forward to meeting you!
DSS serves students with all kinds of disabilities, including:
It offers a variety of services based on a student’s limitations, including:
To qualify, students need some verification of disability, such as an IEP or 504 plan, a doctor’s note, or paperwork from DOR, Regional Center, Social Security, or other office working with people who have disabilities.
For information, please contact Rachel DeChristofaro at email@example.com or by calling (925) 969-2185.
Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS)
EOPS supports students facing economic, educational, linguistic barriers to succeed
at DVC. EOPS provides students with money for textbooks, priority registration, UC/CSU
application fee waivers, a supportive community, and more!
Please watch this short video overview of EOPS:
For additional details, visit EOPS.
We know paying for college can be a challenge. DVC offers many aid programs including:
Regardless of your income level, you are encouraged to complete an application. It takes only 15-20 minutes to apply and you could be eligible! How to apply for financial aid.
Financial Aid Basics
New to financial aid? Watch this helpful video, What is Financial Aid?
We are here to help you! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 925-969-2009 during business hours, or use Penny, our Financial Aid Chatbot.
START supports current & former foster youth throughout their time at DVC
Visit us online for more details about the program and services.
START: Mercedes Lezama, START Program Coordinator: email@example.com.
Planning to transfer to a university from DVC?
We can help you:
Drop in to chat about your transfer plans!
Transfer Services is online and ready to help!
Visit with counselors for virtual drop-in or live chat with us during business hours, or send an email question to Transfer Services.
Watch a video to learn more:
Students can click on the www.dvc.edu/career link on the Step-Into-Success website which will take then to our home page where they can access the virtual drop-in sessions (green tile) that reads, "Virtual Drop-In with a Counselor."
Welcome to Veteran Services
We help assist students use Veteran Affairs education benefits for both veterans and dependent students.
For questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have questions about DVC? Not sure where to start? We can help! We are here to assist you with the following:
If we can’t answer your question, we can connect you with someone who does! Our Student Ambassadors also post about important campus information, events and student life on our social media accounts.
Ways to learn about us:
Ways to contact us:
DM us on Social Media:
It’s not easy trying to balance school, work, and family life. Sometimes talking things out with a trained professional can help.
The DVC Wellness Program offers up to 5 sessions of free therapy for registered students.
Students see our Wellness Counselors for many reasons. They can help you with:
Our counselor interns are providing virtual therapy over Zoom.
Free - Confidential - Safe and welcoming
You don’t have to do it all alone. DVC Wellness is here for you.
To find out more, visit our Wellness webpage.
Pleasant Hill Campus: 925-969-2148
San Ramon Campus: 925-551-6209
Food Pantry - Are you a currently enrolled DVC student in need of food?
The Food Pantry supports food insecure students with the following services:
Students can complete a brief online application.
TimelyMD - Telehealth program
DVC is excited to offer a new telehealth program for students this spring called CA Students Care. This FREE service provides access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care with TimelyMD. The TimelyMD telehealth Initiative is offered for one year by ASDVC in collaboration with Diablo Valley College. Learn more about Timely MD at DVC.
Housing Resources - For financial resources for homeless students and other housing supports for students in need, please visit our housing webpage.
SparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC is a community based, non-profit organization designed to help individuals become financially sustainable. We help students advance their knowledge on budgeting, credit, and overcoming financial challenges. You'll get the support you need with free financial workshops and coaching!
The Academic Support Center provides tutoring and support for students across DVC.
The DVC Dental Hygiene Clinic offers professional LOW COST cleanings:
We offer support to DVC’s ESL and English students by providing:
Need help with ESL or English classes? We can help you! Please visit the ESL webpage for drop-in Zoom appointments, to use our live chat feature or to find contact details for our staff.
The English Tutoring Lab offers free reading and writing tutoring for all DVC students! You can have two free hours of tutoring every week. The English Lab is open online Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, and Friday 10am-3pm. We offer 20-50 minute drop-in sessions Monday-Friday via Zoom.
The DVC Library supports academic excellence by providing the following services:
There are many ways to reach the library:
Learn more about the library:
The Math Lab is now offering online tutoring using Zoom, which has been a wonderful tool that has allowed us to maintain the quality of our math tutoring and student support services offered by our own tutors. There are two options of math tutoring: drop-in tutoring and by appointment online tutoring.
The STEM Supplemental Instruction (SI ) program will now run through Zoom every Friday. We run peer-led study group workshops for math and chemistry courses focused on the types of problems you are encountering each week in your class. Instructors work with the SI team to make sure students get the support they need that week. You're welcome to ask the most basic to the most advanced questions. The more you explore your class content with your peers the more things will start to click.
SI Hours & Zoom Access
To join a workshop click the Zoom meeting link and then enter the required information to sign in.
For questions contact Servando Pineda-Carranza, STEM SI Coordinator
This is a learning community specifically designed with you in mind. We recognize that it is particularly important for queer and trans students to find a safe, supportive, and loving community on campus, and Community of Pride exists to fill this need.
For more information, please visit Community of Pride or contact one of our co-coordinators, below.
James Wilson: English Instructor, Co-Coordinator email@example.com
Christie Harrington-Tsai: Counseling Faculty, Co-Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Munday: Counseling Faculty, Co-Coordinator email@example.com
The FYE Program was designed for:
FYE includes support for new students though:
For more information and to apply to the FYE program for Fall 2021 visit the FYE webpage.
Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
MESA is a statewide program for educationally and economically underrepresented students majoring in calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields that plan to transfer to a four-year institution.
The program is a vibrant community of students, faculty and STEM professionals working together to support our STEM students. We have utilized social media, Google Sites, Discord, and Zoom to create a 24-hours support system that enables peer-to-peer connections with academic and social support.
Ways to learn about MESA and contact us:
In Puente, we provide you with the support you need to prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university.
Many components work together to prepare Puente students to transfer to colleges and universities including:
Complete your Student Information Form to sign up for next year’s (2021-2022) cohort today!
For more information, please contact one of our co-coordinators, below.
Brenda Gonzalez Puente Counselor/Instructor, Co-Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Wembes Puente Counselor/Instructor, Co-Coordinator email@example.com
Anthony Gonzales Professor of English, Puente Co-Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Razo Professor of English, Puente Co-Coordinator email@example.com
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Are you looking to connect with other students and build a community of support while earning your Associates degree? Enrich your college experience and join UMOJA to receive:
The Umoja program delivers an amazing, HBCU type of experience that provides students with on-going support throughout your academic journey.
Umoja – we get you transfer ready!
To join Umoja or to receive more information about the program:
Year Up is an intensive, one-year training and internship program for DVC students that combines hands-on skill development with professional internships at some of the Bay Area’s top companies.
In the program, you will be on career tracks in Information Technology or Project Management, and earn 32 or 33 college credits, respectively. During the first term of the program, you will register and take courses with your Year Up Learning Community. In your second term, you will spend approximately 35 hours/week at a professional internship at one of Year Up’s 50+ corporate partners – organizations like Salesforce, Twitter, GE Digital, Workday, and Bank of the West.
To learn more about the program:
Please visit the Career Education website! Career Education (CE) specializes in supporting students pursuing certificate and degree programs with one-on-one career development and work-readiness training, and experiential opportunities such as internships & work experience. Career Coordinators work closely with students in our academic programs to assist students with resume development, interviewing, industry specific job & internship search, networking, etc. Through the DVC Work Experience (WRKX) program students can earn college credit for work (p/t job unrelated to your major), internship or volunteer opportunities. Please visit the WRKX site for more details and to connect with the WRKX coordinator. DVC Career Education also oversees the Summer Career Academies. These interactive, hands-on career academies offer HS students and graduating seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while exploring a new career path. These academies run for one or two weeks and can offer students an excellent opportunity to experience an academic program and career path without a full-term commitment. To learn more visit DVC Summer Career Academies.
DVC is one college with two campuses. The San Ramon Campus (SRC) is located in the Dougherty Valley.
The San Ramon Campus now serves over 5,000 students of all ages and interests each term. We are expanding and will have a new building, library and café in 2021.
San Ramon offers general education courses, which allow students to fulfill all their lower division pre-transfer requirements. In addition, San Ramon’s extensive computer-training curriculum provides hands-on experience using hardware and software with business applications. We offer services ranging from:
Watch a video to learn more: