Beginning this fall, DVC and the entire Contra Costa Community College District will
be changing from an 18-week term to a 16-week term.
There are some important impacts you should be aware of:
Make sure to stay on top of important dates for both registration deadlines and dues
dates for your classes! The pace will be a little faster than in previous terms.
Each class meeting will be longer to accommodate the 16-week term. For example, a
class that met for two hours and fifty minutes per week in the past will now meet
for three hours and ten minutes per week.
Finals will take place during regular class meetings (there will not be a separate
We anticipate offering a Winter Intersession beginning in January 2020.
Please note: There will still be a December Cyber Session with a limited number of
sections offered completely online from mid-December to early January during this
fall semester 2018/19.