Career Academies

2024 Career Academies Information

Summer 2024 Career Academy dates have been released.
For updates on Summer 2024 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 and field trips. Please note, that because these courses are "short-term", you must attend everyday.

Below is how to enroll in the career academies and a list of our current career academies. 

Apply, Submit, & Register

  1. Apply to DVC for Summer (Starting NOW!)
    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 (Starting in March)
    1. Only for students not graduating this spring or earlier 
    2. Make sure you know the course number and section number you are enrolling in
    3. Must be signed by student, parent, and high school counselor
  3. Register in DVC course through your InSite Portal (Starting in May)
    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.

July 22-26, 2024

July 29-August 2, 2024


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

July 15-26, 2024

Culinary and Hospitality

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

June 10-20, 2024 

(Note: This course is M-Th)

Cyber Security/Defense

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

Intro: June 17-22, 2024 (Note: No class 6/19)

Adv: June 24-28, 2024


Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing

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

June 10-14, 2024

Environmental Engineering

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

July 29-August 2, 2024

FastTRAX: Engineering Technology

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

July 15-26, 2024

Health Careers

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

Offered at PHC & SRC

June 10-14, 2024


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 1-12, 2024

(Note: No class 7/4)


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