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DVC / Community College

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)
 
DVC - Most Monte Vista Graduates attending a community college will choose DVC.
 
 
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.
 
GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:
 
 
(Apply for DVC admission during last semester or year of high school)
 
 
Step 1 Complete a DVC admission application. (Complete
           Special Admission Recommendation Form if you will be attending
           Counseling-105 "Orientation to College" while you are still in high
           school).
Step 2 Take English and Math Assessment.
Step 3 Apply for financial aid and Extended Opportunity Program and
           Services (EOPS) as necessary.
Step 4 Submit an official high school transcript to the Admissions and Records
           office. You can order your Monte Vista transcript on-line using
           http://montevista.revtrak.net/tek9.asp or by completing a Transcript Request 
           Form (located below) and returning it to the counseling office.
Step 5 Register for Counseling 095 College Orientation.
Step 6 Register for classes on or after your assigned registration date.
Step 7 Pay fees.
Step 8 Obtain a DVC student identification card.
 
DVC FOR STUDENTS DURING HIGH SCHOOL
 
 
"Beginning Summer 2009, college level courses will only be available to high school students who do not have the course equivalencies offered in the student's home K-12 school district."   You will need to  apply for admission  to DVC and also fill out a DVC Special Admissions Recommendation Form. Your DVC Special Admissions Recommendation Form needs to be approved by your high school counselor, signed by your high school principal and turned in, in-person to DVC admissions.
~ DVC Director of Admission
 
Link to DVC application:
 
Link to DVC Special Admissions Recommendation Form:

Files:
  Transfer Information.doc