2022 Career Academies Information

Registration for DVC’s Summer 2022 Career Academies opens in Spring.  For updates, please complete the Academy Interest Card.

Biotechnology Career Academy


In collaboration with Bay Area LEEDS, this short-term one-week course is designed to introduce students to a full range of careers in the field of biotechnology. Students will gain an understanding of the variety of careers in biotechnology and understand the educational requirements. Students will meet scientists and others working in the field of biotechnology who will share progress being made in genetic modification, forensics, stem cell research, disease detection and control. They will also be exposed to bioethical issues related to biotechnological advances in society, and hear from an industry panel about pathways to high wage, high skill, high demand careers in the field. 

Career Academy Information

Date: TBA
Hours: TBA
Location: TBA
Cost: High school students pay ONLY $1.00 for the one unit class.
College Credit: CHEM-150A-9311
How to apply:

What can you do now?

Starting in April:

  • Complete Career Academy Application
  • You will not enroll for this course through InSite and must receive permission from our office to enroll.
  • Hold on to your signed Special Admissions Recommendation Form until you receive an email stating you have been accepted into the Career Academy
  • Beginning of May, students will receive an email if they have been accepted or waitlisted
  • Once accepted, you must respond confirming your spot and complete the online permission forms by a certain date that will be in your email
  • You will receive a date in June to submit your Special Admissions Recommendation Form to either the Pleasant Hill or San Ramon Campus Admissions & Records Office. You can also pay your fee of $1/unit at this time.
  • Campus Hours: PHC - Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am-7:00pm; SRC - Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6:30pm *Closed Fridays

For more detailed instructions: Steps to Apply to Career Academies

Who can apply: This course is appropriate for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 for Fall 2022


Capacity:  Limited to 60 students.
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For more information:

Please contact us at dvccareeracademies@dvc.edu