If you plan to attend a university to earn a bachelor's degree, attending DVC first is an excellent option. By completing your general education coursework at DVC, your chances for acceptance into a university of your choice increase. In fact, DVC is well-known for the number of students who successfully transfer to the top universities in California.
When transfer students return to visit us, they often tell us how much they miss the small class sizes and the close relationships they formed with their instructors here.
When it comes to career training, DVC's excellent reputation is a great help in landing a meaningful and lucrative job. DVC's associate degree and career/technical certificate programs keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of the local job market and employers know that job applicants with a degree or certificate from DVC have the career/technical skills necessary to do the job.
Students who attend DVC first save thousands of dollars per year over attending a university for four years. DVC also offers programs that provide significant help paying for college, so financial challenges should not stop you from considering higher education.