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COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

The California Community College system has over 100 campuses that reach from Shasta College in Redding to Grossmont College near San Diego with Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill being the closest for students from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. All campuses offer courses that prepare students to transfer to a four year college or career training programs that vary according to the needs of the community. Considering the cost of going to college, a student can save money by beginning at a community college and then transferring to a four year college to complete a degree. Students are encouraged to consider the opportunities that are offered at California Community Colleges.

 

ADMISSION - Admission to a community college is offered to...

   ...any student who is a high school graduate

   ...any person 18 years of age or over who shows evidence of being capable

      of profiting from college courses

   ...any person who has passed the California High School Proficiency Examination

 

There are 118 California Community Colleges in the state of California. Check out this

map of California Community Colleges to see there locations. Here in the Bay Area Region we have 17 community colleges to select from. Eleven of the Community Colleges up and down the state offer on Campus Housing.

 

FINANCIAL COSTS

The cost of attending a California Community College involves fees, books and transportation. If you move away from home and live in a college residence hall or private housing, then you must also consider the cost of housing and food. To find the costs of the current year, check the community college publications or the website of the school you are planning to attend.

 

HOUSING

While most students attending a community college live at home and commute to classes, some campuses have college residence halls that are available to students. Each year students from the district high schools choose a campus where they plan to live in college housing.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS

All community colleges have programs that help students with career development. These career programs involve pre-professional areas where you are prepared to transfer to a four-year college as well as two-year programs where you may begin work after completing your community college courses. Select the "Transfer Information" file below for more information about transferring to a four-year college.


DIABLO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (DVC)

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, Click HERE to follow the steps to apply to DVC.  If you would like to view a presentation on how to apply, click HERE.

Most Monte Vista Graduates attending a community college will choose DVC.  Students attend DVC for a variety of reasons.  Below you will find links to information regarding a variety of services DVC provides.

DVC is excited to announce a free tuition program. As part of our College Promise effort, DVC is launching the First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition (FT3) program. By completing at least 12 units, with a minimum 2.0 GPA for the spring 2020 term, you could receive a refund of your tuition!  For more information, click here

Become part of a DVC Learning Community.  In a learning community, you take a set of classes (two or more) together, which gives you a great opportunity to make friends. Even better, these shared classes are specifically designed to help you do your best as a college student. Classes in a learning community are linked by common themes or student interest. Check out the link to find a community that works for you.

Students interested in attending DVC and transferring to a four-year college, click on the links below:

  1. Transfer Information 
  2. Transfer FAQ's
  3. Transferring to a UC
  4. Transferring to other schools, using Assist

 Certificate Programs and Associate Degrees

Diablo Valley College has Certificate of Achievement programs that prepare student with vocational skills that enable them to succeed in a specific occupation. The programs are regularly reviewed by the faculty and an advisory board of employers so that student take courses that prepare them for employment . DVC also many Associate programs for transfer to a four-year college.

Early Start Student-Athletes

Disability Support Services

 

DVC FOR STUDENTS DURING HIGH SCHOOL

Click HERE if you are a current High School Student and would like to take a DVC course.

Link to DVC application:

 Link to DVC Special Admissions Recommendation Form: