Instruction Office
Administrator: Schenk, Kim
Dean
925-969-2036
KSchenk@dvc.edu
Location: AB-214
Telephone: 925-969-2044
Contact: Agostino, Lesley
Administrative Assistant
LAgostino@dvc.edu
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Instruction Office

Welcome to the Instruction Office at Diablo Valley College

At DVC, students are our first priority. Our instructional programs are designed to meet your educational and training needs. Whether you are a new or a returning student, you can be confident that we will do all we can to assist you in achieving your academic goals, as well as provide you with many opportunities and enrichment activities that expand your horizons.

The choice of a college is an important decision and we are very pleased that you are interested in Diablo Valley College. DVC has consistently been among the community colleges with the highest transfer rates to the University of California and the California State University systems. DVC also has strong career/technical programs to meet student and employer needs. Career/technical programs range from Sports Medicine to Computer Network Technology to Energy Systems. The college also offers life-long learning opportunities to students to upgrade their job skills, develop personal skills, or pursue individual academic interests.

The Instruction Office coordinates daily, nightly, online and weekend instructional activities for the college. The office provides a wide range of support functions including:

  • Course and Classroom Scheduling
  • Faculty Evaluation Assistance
  • Department and Division Support
  • Curriculum Support
  • Program Review Support
  • Enrollment Management
  • Career/Technical Program Marketing
  • Business/Industry Articulation
  • Staff Development Support
  • Contract Education
  • Accreditation
  • Four Year Articulation
  • High School CTE Articulation
  • Workforce Development Support
  • Catalog Development
  • Community Education


The Transfer and General Education emphasis in the Instruction Office is designed to coordinate and assess the effectiveness of courses and programs to ensure student success in transfer. Increasing student access through flexible scheduling is a major priority.

The Workforce Development emphasis in the office focuses on maintaining the relevancy and currency of career/technical certificate courses and programs.

Both functions work with the Articulation Officer to monitor the status of course articulation with universities and high schools.

Office hours during Fall and Spring terms are M-TH 8AM-10PM and F 8AM-5PM. Hours during Summer are M-TH 7AM-10PM.

We are proud of our students, the College, and over 50 years of service to the community. Join us in sharing the spirit and excitement of learning, teaching, scholarship and collegiality at Diablo Valley College.

Contact Us:

Kim Schenk, Senior Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
925-969-2036 or ext. 22036
kschenk@dvc.edu

Tina Dodson, Workforce Development Manager
925-969-2026 or ext. 22026
tdodson@dvc.edu

Kerry Bledsoe
Senior Administrative Secretary - Workforce Development
925-969-2037 or ext. 22037
kbledsoe@dvc.edu

Jessica Martin
Senior Administrative Secretary - Evening Office
925-969-2038 or ext. 22038
jmartin@dvc.edu

Maria Barno
Scheduling Specialist
925-969-2039 or ext. 22039
mbarno@dvc.edu

Nancy Harvey
Scheduling Specialist
925-969-2040 or ext. 22040
nlharvey@dvc.edu

Lesley Agostino
Administrative Assistant
925-969-2044 or ext. 22044
lagostino@dvc.edu

 

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