2022 Career Academies Information

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

FastTRAX Engineering Technology Career Academy

CNC/CAD Design: Make your part and run a jet engine! The camp is all about "hands on." Use a professional CAD package and learn how to design the impeller. Along the way, learn about "design-for-manufacturability."

Mechatronics: Learn about circuits, solder your board, and program a robocam! Learn about self-driving cars, remotely operated vehicles, and robotic surveillance. Assemble a servo-controlled camera and then program it to operate wirelessly.

Career Academy Information

Date:

TBA

Note: This is a 2-week academy

Hours:

TBA

Location:

ET-112

DVC Pleasant Hill Campus

Cost:

High school students pay ONLY $2.00 for the two unit class.

College credit:

IDSGN-105-2110

Earn 2 units of college credit

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

Notes:

  • This academy will be 100% in person.
  • DVC does not provide meals; please make sure to pack your own lunch and snacks.
  • Because this class gives college credit, students must attend everyday for the whole time or they may receive a non-passing grade for the class on their college transcript.

Capacity:

 Limited to 20 students.

Campus map:

DVC map

For more information:

Please contact us at dvccareeracademies@dvc.edu.