2023 Career Academies Information

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

Public Safety Career Academy

Explore career opportunities and experience the real-life worlds of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel! This one-week academy is designed to expose students to role models in these rewarding career fields and to engage in hands-on activities to include crime scenes, investigations and arrest situations, fire and emergency medical response, and other public safety emergency scenarios. Students will learn about the hiring, training, and emergency response procedures, as well as, to learn valuable life and safety information. 

Career Academy Information

Date: TBA
Hours: TBA


DVC Pleasant Hill Campus
Cost: High school students pay ONLY $1.00 per unit.
College Credit:


Earn 1 unit 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
  • 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 every day for the whole time or they may receive a non-passing grade for the class on their college transcript.
Capacity: Limited to 25 students.

Campus map:

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For more information:

Please contact us at dvccareeracademies@dvc.edu