Fall 2012 resource guide by Diablo Valley College

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Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill Campus: 925-685-1230 | 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

San Ramon Campus: 925-866-1822 | 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon, CA 94582


Catalog Fall 2012 resource guide

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mission dvc is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual scientific artistic psychological and ethical development of its diverse student body dvc prepares students for transfer to four-year universities provides career and technical education supports the economic development of the region offers pre-collegiate programs and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning defining our mission dvc defines its students both matriculated and prospective as individuals who show interest in and ability to benefit from a college education the college’s open admission policy is grounded in the belief that opportunity and quality can coexist in a diverse educational environment the college provides a core of liberal arts and science courses specialized career/technical programs and support services to meet the diverse needs and abilities of students four primary missions constitute the critical educational functions of the college 1 transfer the college ensures

course program and degree offerings degree certificate and transfer programs san ramon campus dvc offers more than 40 a.a and a.s degrees in addition to articulation agreements with university of california uc and california state university csu systems and transfer credit to four-year colleges dvc offers more than 40 certificates of achievement and a broad selection of certificates of accomplishment most associate degree programs can be completed in four terms of full-time study 15 units per term certificate programs are generally shorter in length length of time to completion will vary based on student course taking patterns to see the complete list of programs visit www.dvc.edu/programs day evening and summer classes classes are taught in the day and evening in full-term and short-term formats a selection of day and evening classes are also taught during the summer see the schedule of classes for more information www.dvc.edu/schedule online and hybrid courses dvc’s online

assessment after submitting the application the next step is to sign up for english and math assessment testing the assessment results indicate a student’s skill level in these subjects this information helps students to select courses in which they are most likely to succeed esl and chemistry assessments are also available please refer to the assessment center website for testing appointment times sample tests and current policies www.dvc.edu/assessment assessment is offered at both pleasant hill and san ramon campuses exemptions some students may be exempt from participating in the dvc assessment process exemptions may include student’s academic goal completion of certain classes in high school or college assessment tests taken at other california community colleges scores on ap exams or results on the eap portion star testing proof of exemption is required see the assessment center website for complete list of exemptions www.dvc.edu/assessment/exemptions orientation

registering for classes adding dropping and enrolling in classes students are responsible for managing their enrollment a registration receipt is proof of enrollment students are also responsible for officially dropping classes dvc does not permit auditing registration can be done online and there is no fee to register see the class listing for registration dates and times class schedule the class schedule is a document containing dvc’s class offerings each term it is published each term prior to registration and is available in limited quantities at the book center the class schedule is also available to view or search www.dvc.edu/schedule registration appointments for currently enrolled students a priority appointment system is used for registration the registration appointment is automatically assigned and based on the number of units the student has completed in the district students may register online anytime on or after their appointment time registration appointments

financial aid and other support programs financial aid and other support programs federal supplemental educational opportunity grant fseog the dvc financial aid office offers a broad range of financial aid programs including fee waiver grants work-study and other forms of aid to help close the gap between student resources and academic expenses the office provides information and support to help students determine which federal and state financial aid programs they may be eligible for over nine million dollars in financial aid is awarded to eligible students annually interested students should go to the financial aid eops or scholarship offices at the pleasant hill campus for more information and applications in san ramon students can visit the west lobby the learning commons or the admissions and records office students may also visit www.dvc.edu/financialaid grants board of governors’ fee waiver this is a california state program that waives enrollment fees this waiver does

extended opportunity programs and services eops the eops program is designed to help low-income and edu­ cationally disadvantaged students have a successful college experience and complete their educational and career goals eops provides comprehensive support services including eops orientation academic counseling one-on-one and group tutoring priority registration peer advising prog­ress reports and transfer assistance additional services in­clude book vouchers work-study jobs on campus four-year college admission application fee waivers membership fees for alpha gamma sigma materials fee for career 110 and parent study-time child-care grants for students who are not eligible for the care program when funding is available special events and activities include campus visits cultural events specialized workshops and high school outreach and recruitment www.dvc.edu/eops eops summer institute the eops summer institute is a learning community that provides an intensive six-week

student services book center admissions and records office admissions and records office serves students in admission registration records and evaluation of degree certificate and transfer requirements adding and dropping courses is also done through the admissions and records office assessment center placement testing in english math chemistry and esl is provided at the assessment center at pleasant hill assessment testing is also available at the san ramon campus all testing is by appointment only for more information regarding office hours and available appointments visit www.dvc.edu/assessment students may purchase or rent new and used textbooks backpacks school supplies bus passes computer software food and personal items at the book center visa mastercard discover and atm cards are accepted sorry no checks are accepted textbooks may be ordered or rented through the dvc website at www.bookcenter.dvc.edu with a student id card and asdvc sticker there is a three percent discount

dvc connect card the dvc connect card is a convenient and technologically-sophisticated identification card that has a barcode and a magnetic strip which is used to facilitate student interactions and enhance services such as library use computer lab use counseling and other campus services all students receive a connect card with proof of current registration and picture identification the card is issued through the student life office the library and is also available at the san ramon campus learning commons special workshops are designed to teach parents and students about the college admissions and financial aid processes the program offers test preparation strategies and assistance in preparing students for college entrance exams eligible students are provided with fee waivers to cover the cost of sat and act college entrance exams as well as ad¬missions applications students can receive assistance with study skills time management goal setting and self-esteem development

library services the dvc campus libraries located at both the pleasant hill and san ramon locations provide a student-centered learning environment with quality information resources services and instruction librarians assist students with research and with using a wide range of dvc print and electronic resources full access to online resources is available from off campus using the college connect card student id number hours are posted outside the library entrance and on the website www.dvc.edu/library resources include • print materials including books magazines and newspapers • electronic resources including alice the library’s online catalog e-books full-text magazines news¬papers and other databases accessible via the library website www.dvc.edu/library • information commons with computers that provide access to electronic resources and the internet • instruction credit courses and workshops on library research skills • computer lab

ece professional development program pdp with funding from first 5 contra costa this program provides a learning community that supports the academic success of ece students participants enroll in designated “ece cohort” sections of math and english or esl where ge requirements can be met in a small group setting with peer support in-class tutoring study groups textbook loans and tuition reimbursement the ece esl learning community offers the same support to english language learners who are completing ece major requirements for information about enrollment criteria and all pdp services visit www.dvc.edu/ece eops summer institute the eops summer institute is a learning community that provides an intensive six-week college readiness program for rising 11th and 12th graders and recent high school graduates the program strengthens college english and math skills a course in counseling also provides students with a plan for understanding and succeeding in college the program

women’s studies classes dvc offers several classes of special interest to women women’s studies is an academic field that focuses on women’s life experiences courses meet general education requirements and transfer to four-year institutions traveling to dvc bart buses connect pleasant hill and san ramon campuses to bart which services concord pleasant hill walnut creek lafayette orinda san ramon dublin and other cities throughout the bay area table of abbrevications asdvc associated students of diablo valley college bogw board of governor’s waiver care cooperative agencies resources for education ccc contra costa college ccccd contra costa community college district celsa combined english language skills assessment for information go to www.bart.gov csu california state university buses dor department of rehabilitation dss disability support services dvc diablo valley college ece early childhood education eops extended opportunity programs and services