Career Academies

2023 Career Academies Information

For updates on Summer 2023 Career Academies, please complete the Academy Interest Card.

DVC Career Academies are short-term college courses designed with high school students in mind but are open to all students during the summer. They allow students to explore various careers fields while earning college credit through hands-on activities.

Below is how to enroll in the career academies and a list of our current career academies. (Summer 2023 dates are TBD.)

Apply, Submit, & Enroll

  1. Apply to DVC
    1. Create a CCCOpen account and then continue on to the DVC application
    2. Receive DVC student ID# (7-digits w/o letters) via email from InSite
    3. Receive InSite and Canvas username and password via email from InSite
  2. Submit Special Admissions Recommendation Form
    1. Make sure you know the course number and section number you are enrolling in
    2. Must be signed by student, parent, and high school counselor
  3. Enroll in DVC course through your InSite Portal
    1. Make sure you know the course number and section number you are enrolling in


In one week you will learn how to animate and record audio to create your own animation short film.


Learn about what it takes to start a small business by learning about marketing, accounting, creating a business plan and so much more!

Cyber Security/Defense

Topics including hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection.

Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing

A week-long activity that blends hands-on exploration, problem-solving, industry field visits, and expert industry viewpoints.

Environmental Engineering

Learn about topics such as climate change, wetland ecology and water quality in the Delta region.

FastTRAX: Engineering Technology

Get exploratory hands-on experience in a variety of Engineering and Technical Careers.

Health Careers

Students have the rare opportunity to visit local healthcare facilities and learn essential healthcare skills.

Culinary and Hospitality

An exciting overview of current and emerging career opportunities in the hospitality and culinary industry.


This summer academy allows participants to explore a full range of subjects and associated careers while connecting to local scientists who will share progress being made in genetic  modification, forensics, stem cell research and disease detection and control.


Learn how to make your own music with the tip of your fingers! No experience necessary!


Participate in a junior Police Academy and experience what today's police have to go through to join the police force.


Learn about the science and technology involved in robotic systems. Working together, students will design and build circuits and kinematic structures that sense and interact with their environment.


If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact DVC Career Academies.