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DMC Public Service Department hosting information event and facility tours on Windward Campus on Nov. 10

Prospective students can explore eight departmental programs and learn about admissions and registration processes for Spring 2022 credit courses

Article by Melinda Eddleman

Have you ever thought about becoming a professional in the public service sector? The need for well-trained, credentialed first responders––law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical services––and other professionals in criminal justice, court reporting, human services, paralegal and occupational safety and health is a priority for employers not only in the Coastal Bend but across the nation. Opportunity is there.

The current job market needs more firefighters and EMS paramedics, for example, not just locally but across the country due to a shortage of professionals in these fields. Coastal Bend employers depend on highly skilled employees and seek our students because our programs don’t cut any corners when preparing these future professionals for careers in public service fields.
Melissa Stuive, DMC Public Service Department Chair and Emergency Medical Services Program Director
DMC Regional Fire Academy cadets get hands-on training_suit it up

She added, “Del Mar College is recognized for the training we provide our students. And, our Public Service Department programs are taught by highly educated faculty with real-world experience they pass on to our students. We care about their success; but more importantly, we care about the services they’ll provide the communities where they will work upon completing our programs.”

Del Mar College's (DMC) Public Service Department offers certificates and associate’s degrees in these eight fields; and on Wednesday, Nov. 10, potential students can explore the department’s programs during an information event that incudes tours of the College’s training facilities and equipment on the Windward Campus (4101 Old Brownsville Rd.).

The free event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Classroom Building of the Public Safety Education Complex. Use the entryway off Old Brownsville Rd. between the Nutrition Education and Service Center and the FEMA Dome. Access a campus map by clicking here.

Ambulance and Paramedic

During this event, participants will learn more about the programs, requirements for each program and specific application deadlines for academies––including the DMC Regional Police Academy and DMC Regional Fire Academy––while also meeting with academic advisors who can help individuals through the admissions and registration processes. Participants will also learn about the current job market for these professions.

For more information about the Public Service Program Information Event, contact the department at 361-698-1724 or publicsafety@delmar.edu.

To explore the department’s programs online, go to www.delmar.edu/degrees/index.html and then click on the “Public Service” pathways box.

Court Reporting students using equipment in mock courtroom on Heritage Cam;us

Deadlines to apply for certain Public Service Department programs can differ from the College’s regular application and registration processes as well as program start dates. By attending the information event and speaking with departmental faculty, participants seeking specific career goals can stay on the right track to start their training.

Registration for Spring 2022 credit courses is currently underway. Visit www.delmar.edu/current-students/registration/ for registration opportunities and other information.

Regular DMC credit courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

For more info about Del Mar College’s admissions and registration processes, contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu.




About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.