Career Academies

2022 Career Academies Information

Registration for DVC’s Summer 2022 Career Academies opens on April 1st. For updates, please complete the Academy Interest Card.

DVC Career Academies are college courses designed for high school students during the summer. They allow students to explore various careers opportunities while earning college credit. Below is a list of our current career academies.

Apply, Register, & Enroll

  1. Apply to DVC and obtain DVC student ID# (7-digits w/o letters)
  2. Register for desired Career Academies
    1. You will need to create a new profile for our registration site with a new username and password
      1. This is a different and new username and password than the site where you received your ID# from.
    2. Once you have created a profile, you will be able to register for the academies.
  3. Enroll in DVC course by submitting Special Admissions Recommendation Form
    1. Please wait to do this until you have received an email stating you have been moved to the roster of your academy.
    2. Email will contain all the information you will need to complete the form.

REMINDER: DVC has a separate registration process for the HS summer courses/academies. You do not register via InSite. Please use the "Explore & Register" button for more information and to register below. 


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

June 6-10, 2022 


July 25-29, 2022


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

July 18-28, 2022

Cyber Security/Defense

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

Intro: June 13-17 @ PHC

Intro: June 13-17 @ Online

Adv: June 20-24 @ PHC

Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing

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

June 6-10, 2022

Environmental Engineering

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

August 1-5, 2022

FastTRAX: Engineering Technology

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

July 18-29, 2022

Health Careers

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

June 13-16, 2022 @ PHC

June 13-16 @ SRC

Culinary and Hospitality

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

June 13-23, 2022


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.

July 25-29, 2022


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

Not offering in 2022


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

July 18-28, 2022


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.

July 5-15, 2022


If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Noelle Palmer.