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Diablo Valley College is a two-year community college situated in Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County, California. It was established in the year 1949. The college enrolls more than 25, 000 students annually. DVC has satellite centres situated in San Ramon and Walnut Creek. It also offers classes in other facilities in Concord, Martinez, Danville, and San Ramon. The college offers a variety of occupational specialties, including hotel/ restaurant management, culinary arts, dental technology, and real estate. The college boasts of a student-run newspaper called "The Inquirer. " The official mascot of DVC is Vikings. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Julie Strain, model and actress; Kyle Gass, Member of Tenacious D; and Katharine Ross, actress.

Profile of Diablo Valley CollegeThe main campus of Diablo Valley College is in Pleasant Hill, California (a large suburb). The school is a public school. Diablo Valley College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to music, liberal arts, and cooking and culinary arts.

Diablo Valley College Selectivity

Diablo Valley College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Diablo Valley College are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 19, 768 enrolled students.

Diablo Valley College Tuition and AffordabilityDiablo Valley College offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

Diablo Valley College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts603liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, Japanese language, library assistant, geography courses, Italian language, Chinese language, French language, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement71criminal justice and police, forensic science, corrections, corrections and criminal justice
Family and Social Work63child development, human services, family systems
Medical Support and Technology57dental hygienist, dental assistant, dental lab tech, respiratory care tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts45culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Therapy and Counselling43substance abuse Counselling
Media30digital communications, animation and special effects, radio and television
Music21music management
Business and Management21accounting, business management, business, small business management
Computer Science and Engineering15computer programming, system administration, computer networking
Construction Trades11building inspector, construction manager
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Education and Teaching6special ed
Engineering Technician5civil drafting, mechanical drafting, drafting
Landscaping and Horticulture3landscaping, applied horticulture
Mechanics and Repair1electrical installation and repair
Architecture and Planning0architectural tech
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design
office and Administration0administrative assistant
Production Trades0machinist
Contact: Diablo Valley CollegeDiablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd

Pleasant Hill, California 94523

General Phone: (925) 685-1230


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