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.
Successful Strategies in Mathematics and College
Ready to begin a successful path through math? Want to learn more about yourself and improve your skills as a college student along the way? The PAC and ACE Learning Communities pair a Math course with a transferable Student Success course to help you develop study skills for success in college math.
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 are required to participate in all course and project activities, counseling, and mentoring.
The Umoja (oo-MO-jah) Program provides opportunities for students to learn college success strategies and prepare for graduation and transfer. This exciting and innovative program focuses on the African American experience and supports students through counseling, African American history, and math instruction.
Early Childhood Education Professional Development Cohorts
Early Childhood Educators who work with children age 0-5 at least 15 hours per week are eligible to join an ECE Cohort, a group of students working together on the General Education requirements of the California Child Development Permit, the A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and pre-transfer requirements.