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Diablo Valley College is one of three two-year community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, which receives public support. The larger of DVC's two campuses is located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill, and the newer San Ramon Campus in Dougherty Valley serves the southern county. DVC serves more than 28,000 students each term between its two campuses, with a wide variety of program options.


The faculty , staff, managers and students of Diablo Valley College have worked together to develop a mission statement, a strategic directive and goals to guide the college in its efforts to serve students better. They inspire students, educate them and empower them to transform their lives and their communities. They guide students to achieve their goals by awarding degrees and certificates, preparing them for transfer to four-year universities and colleges, facilitating career entry and advancement, and encouraging personal growth.


DVC's faculty is dedicated to meeting its community's educational needs, in accordance with the purposes and regulations that appear in the California Education Code.


The following statements summarize the faculties beliefs and concepts concerning this college's purpose:


They think one of our leadership responsibilities is identifying our community's educational needs. Their students come to us with a range of goals, ambitions, and skills, each bringing a certain degree of maturity and preparedness to DVC. They understand that the student needs to determine which educational program to follow but we also feel obligated to help each student make practical decisions and learn the necessary knowledge and skills for college work.


 They believe that schooling is central to the processes of democracy. So they respect each student's unique achievements and we agree that all DVC's educational programs are equally important. They conceive of the school's center as the student and the student as the entire human being — the amount of his / her emotions, values , opinions, and behaviors, as well as his / her physical, emotional , and intellectual needs. They therefore encourage self-reliance, self-direction, intelligent use of our broad cultural heritage elements, and a genuine and critical quest for truth.


They think teaching is making students evolve in several different ways and learning is an engaging, ongoing cycle of thought, experiencing, and doing. They believe that excellent college education motivates students to learn well, and provides students with the opportunity to extract value from their learning. So when organizing and presenting subject matter, we strive for a balance between specialization and generalization.


Finally, they believe that close relationships between the student and faculty contribute both to learning and to making the educational process more enjoyable.

This amazing educational institution is conveniently located near some of Danville’s other top schools. Make sure to check them out on your next visit: 


  • University of California, Berkeley

  • Saint Mary's College of California

  • Stanford University

  • California State University East Bay Concord Campus

  • California College of the Arts

  • Mills College

  • Las Positas College

  • University of San Francisco


After visiting these lovely schools make sure to stop by and say “Hello” to us at our downtown Danville location, DPG Pavers Danville Location on 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Circle!

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