Fall 2016 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


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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 san ramon campus degree certificate and transfer programs 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 weekend 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 and weekends see the schedule of classes for more information www.dvc.edu schedule online and hybrid courses

students transferring without a prior degree may also receive an earlier registration appointment these students can selfmatriculates by following the links on the transfer orientation form” the form will need to be signed and submitted to the admissions and records office effective fall 2014 transfer students will be required to complete orientation and assessment and an educational plan in order to receive an earlier appointment date 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

registering for classes adding dropping and enrolling in classes online registration 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 students may register online on or after their registration appointment date and up to the day before the class begins students may also drop classes online throughout the term prior to the deadline to withdraw instructions for online registration are included in the class listing all class fees are due at the time of registration there is no fee for using the online registration system class schedule open/walk-in registration 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

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 studytime 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 technologicallysophisticated 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 students need to bring proof of current class registration with name student id number and another form of identification california driver’s license or id card medical card etc to the student union library or src to get a card for cards obtained at the pleasant hill student union building students may choose to get a full color id card for a small fee otherwise id cards are black and white and are free asdvc connect card sticker students can purchase and optional asdvc

resources include • print materials including books magazines and newspapers • electronic resources including alice the library’s online catalog e-books full-text magazines newspapers 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 classrooms • student group study rooms media center/audio-visual the media center is located on the ground floor of the library building the media/audio-visual collection contains over 4,000 video¬tapes 1,200 dvds assorted cds and audiotapes and slide programs all materials may be viewed by students in the media lab for their own research or to make up for a missed viewing in the classroom materials are found on alice the online library catalog equipment is available for general listening and viewing

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 is designed to serve potential eops students chemistry and physical sciences tutoring lab offers tutoring on a drop-in basis in astronomy chemistry earth science geology and geography and physics location ps-110 hours are posted outside ps-110 integrated reading and writing english 116 and 118 computer center offers drop-in assistance with computer questions in addition half hour and hour appointments are available

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 for information go to www.bart.gov buses 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 county connection www.cccta.org ccccd contra costa community college district the pleasant hill campus is served by frequent county connection buses to bart and local communities weekday buses 9 18 20 28 and 649 limited service all serve dvc weekend buses are 314 316 and 320 weekday bus 35 services san ramon campus celsa combined english language skills assessment csu california state university dor department of rehabilitation dss disability support services dvc diablo valley college ece early childhood education eops extended opportunity programs and