Special Programs

International Student Program


The International Students Admissions and Services Office (ISAS), located in the Student Services Building room 210, is where all international students must come to first apply for admission. The office offers information on admission and immigration requirements. For more information, contact the International Students Admissions and Services Office at 925-685-1230, ext. 2077 or by e-mail at isas@dvc.edu.

Mark Isham, M.Ed, M.H.R., M.S.
Faculty, Counseling/International Student Services
925-685-1230 ext. 2289   Link to frequently asked questions PDF


Puente Project

The Puente program is a one-year pre-transfer program open to all students who meet the eligibility criteria. The content of the course focuses on Mexican American/Latino authors and issues. All students will be required to participate in all course and project activities, counseling and mentoring.

For more information contact:

Maria Dorado, Puente Counselor  mdorado@dvc.edu
925-685-1230, ext. 2299
Room: Counseling 120

Rita Delgado, Puente Counselor    rdelgado@dvc.edu
925-685-1230, ext. 2284
Room: Counseling 130

Lupe Dannels, Puente Counselor   ldannels@dvc.edu
925-685-1230, ext. 2298
Room: Counseling 128

Patrick Leong, Puente English Instructor   pleong@dvc.edu
925-685-1230, ext. 2783
Room: FO-119

Student-Athlete Advising

DVC's athletic academic advising is designed to support student-athletes in their efforts toward academic success in achieving their educational, personal and professional goals.

New student-athletes should enroll in Counseling 106 - Orientation to College for Student-Athletes course.  This course is an introduction to NCAA, COA (Commission on Athletics) and DVC regulations as well as campus services for student-athletes will be emphasized.

Student-athletes will also meet with DVC Athletic Academic Counselor to develop individual Student Education Plans and to discuss academic and career goals.

For more information contact:

Jaime Bailey, Athletic Counselor
925-685-1230, ext. 2297

Learning Communities

We invite you to join a DVC Learning Community. In doing so, you will join a group of students in one or more classes that are linked together by a common thread. This thread could be of many types - subject matter, personal interests, cultural perspectives, life goals...Our goal is to help you to get the most out of your time at DVC by offering you an innovative curriculum, academic and personal support, and the opportunity to meet and make friends with a variety of people with whom you will share an enriched common educational experience. To join, just be sure to enroll in all course sections within a specific learning community, unless there are specific instructions otherwise.

Please see the class schedule for specific classes that are part of the learning community.

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