"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for June 2020

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and visitors are a priority for Del Mar College. Due to COVID-19, DMC employees are now in a remote work environment status. Campuses and facilities are currently under restricted public access through the end of the spring semester, and non-virtual events or face-to-face activities are suspended until further notice.

Information is correct at the time of release and supersedes previously released information. For more details about scheduled "virtual" events, contact the respective department or program for which information is provided.

Please check back often for updates.

SPRING 2020 COMMENCEMENT: A "VIRTUAL" VIKING EXPERIENCE

Friday, May 29
Del Mar College Streaming
“Virtual” Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2020 Prospective Graduates

The impact of the coronavirus 2019 pandemic has changed plans for “walking the stage” for graduates from high schools, colleges and universities across the nation. Del Mar College has scheduled a “virtual” commencement for its Class of Spring 2020, marking history with this new ceremonial experience. This online event will feature congratulatory videos, remarks, the reading of participating prospective graduates’ names, music and an “after party” video with Corpus Christi native, Hip Hop Fusion artist and Latin Grammy-nominee Dusty Oliveira, or “El Dusty.” Several social media platforms are available to access the May 29 ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. The formal commencement begins at 7 p.m., and the “after party” will start after 8 p.m. The public is invited to watch all portions of this celebration. Help Del Mar College recognize its prospective Spring 2020 graduates and join us online by using one of the following links:

 

TSI Testing/Admissions/Financial Aid/Dual Credit Workshops/Deadlines & Registration:

 

TESTING CENTER:
 

Now Available by Registering
“Remote” and In-person Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Testing

Did you sign up or needed to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test before the coronavirus 2019 pandemic closed Del Mar College’s campuses and facilities? The DMC Testing Center is now offering “remote” testing as well as in person for individuals who need to take the TSI test. What is TSI? It’s a state mandate that requires testing to measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing. Test scores will not impact admission to DMC, but you will be required to currently “remotely” meet with an advisor and enroll in a mandatory developmental education program each semester if your scores do not meet certain requirements. Registration is required to schedule taking the TSI test remotely, and fees do apply. In-person testing is by appointment only. Individuals must also complete a pre-assessment activity and have computer compatibility, including camera and mic, to take the TSI test remotely. To learn more and to access necessary links, visit the Testing Center’s TSI web page at www.delmar.edu/tsi.

  • Ongoing, registration for “remote” or in-person TSI testing, fees apply, visit www.delmar.edu/tsi.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Testing Center at 361-698-1645 (leave message) or testing@delmar.edu.

 

REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Currently Underway
Online Registration for Del Mar College Summer II Credit Courses

Want to get some credit courses out of the way or even start your studies this summer? Online Registration for Del Mar College Summer II credit courses is underway. Summer II courses begin July 6. The College will deliver summer courses online and in hybrid formats, which may include face-to-face classes depending on evolving COVID-19 precautions, with various session lengths based on course scheduling. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page to view course offerings, which will include frequent updates and additions throughout the registration process. WebDMC is also where current students can check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. Prospective students can visit “Becoming a Viking” on the College’s website to complete the admissions process and for other information. Tuition payment deadlines vary depending on the course session length and are due by 6 p.m. either online or by mail-in due to COVID-19. Check the College’s “Academic Calendar” for deadline dates for Summer Session II.

 

  • Underway, Online Registration for Del Mar College Summer II credit courses, visit www.delmar.edu for more details, tuition payment deadlines vary depending on scheduled sessions.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu



Now Underway and Throughout the Summer
Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2020 Credit Courses

Are you ready to register for the fall semester? Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2020 credit courses starts Monday, April 20, with courses beginning Aug. 24. The College will deliver fall courses online, hybrid or face-to-face formats depending on evolving COVID-19 precautions. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page (www.delmar.edu) to view course offerings, which will include frequent updates and additions throughout the registration process. WebDMC is also where students can check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. Students who plan to take courses can visit the DMC “Prepare to Register” web page for more information. Prospective students can visit “Becoming a Viking” on the College’s website to complete the admissions process and for other information. Check the College’s “Academic Calendar” for tuition payment and other deadline dates for the fall semester.

  •  Underway, Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall semester credit courses, visit  for more details, tuition payment deadlines vary.
  •  Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu.

 

Art:

Currently and Ongoing
Virtual Slide Show of the Del Mar College Art and Drama Department’s 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

If you missed the opening reception or couldn’t visit the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery before Del Mar College closed for Spring Break and has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the juried 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show virtually. Juried this year by Oklahoma artist Katherine Liontas-Warren, who is an art professor at Cameron University in Lawton, the exhibit features 62 artworks––including 29 two-dimensional pieces and 33 sculptures––selected from 700 entries submitted by 193 artists representing 41 states. The exhibit represents the work of 61 artists who made this year’s national show. For more than half a century, the vision of the late Joseph A. Cain, who served as a professor and chair of the Art Department at Del Mar College, has brought exceptional art to the Coastal Bend for residents to enjoy. That dream continues, even virtually, through the 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. Access the video slide show on the Art Program’s Facebook page using the following link: www.facebook.com/ART4DMC/. Or, you can view the video below produced by Assistant Professor of Art Kerstin Dale, who used artists' slides submitted for juror selection. You can also view gallery shots taken during the Feb. 21 opening by clicking here.

 

Ongoing at Del Mar College
DMC William F. White, Jr. Library Sculpture Gallery

DUE TO RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACCESS, THIS EXHIBIT IS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Del Mar College’s White Library Sculpture Gallery is a permanent collection of Library Purchase Award winners from the annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show that attracts works from some of the most creative contemporary American artists from across the United States. Over the past 50 years, purchase awards by the Del Mar College Art Program and the William F. White, Jr. Library have built an impressive permanent collection and exhibits approximately 48 works of sculpture collected. The Sculpture Gallery is on display from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, AND Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Viewing of the sculpture gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is also available for viewing online at http://library.delmar.edu/library/gallery/new/galleryhome.html.

  • Ongoing, Sculpture Gallery, Fifth Floor, White Library, Del Mar College East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free.
  • For more information about the gallery, call 698-1310 or 698-1308. 

 

 

Continuing Education:


Ongoing, Summer and Fall 2020
Fast Track Career Training Programs Available

Looking to quickly start a career or find a new one? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers several Fast Track Career Training Programs for Coastal Bend students seeking skills and knowledge for the high demand jobs available in this area. Students can select from a variety of programs within career-focused sectors ranging from Allied Health, Business Management and Accounting, Office Assistant and Computer Software Training to Human Sciences and Education, Industrial Technology and Real Estate. You can even work toward a credential and certificate by completing your high school education while earning an occupational skills award for Level 1 graduation. And, you can complete your selected program FAST! Programs run between 2 to 16 weeks, are affordable and are taught by instructors with the expertise to help you achieve your goals. Registration for Continuing Education courses is not the same as for DMC academic programs. To view Continuing Education program descriptions and course scheduling, visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

  • Ongoing Summer and Fall 2020, Continuing Education Fast Track Career Training Programs, cost varies, visit www.delmar.edu/ce.
  • For more information or to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

Beginning Tuesday, June 2
Five-Course Landscape Maintenance Skills Training Program

A new offering by Del Mar College Continuing Education as part of the division’s Industrial Technology Fast-track Career Training Programs, the Landscape Maintenance Skills Training Program is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers who are prepared to enter the workforce in this field. The program includes five courses, including Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Plant Materials, Xeriscape Management and Turf Grass Maintenance. Three of these courses are provided through online instruction with the other two including hands-on training for maintaining equipment and trim maintenance in preparation for the workforce. Overall training covers a variety of work-related tasks, including pruning, fertilizing, pest and disease identification, site analysis, appropriate plant material selection, sod laying, sprinkler installation, mortar installation and much more. This Landscape Maintenance Skills Training Program will prepare you with entry-level Landscape Design or Landscaper positions. Cost for each of the five courses is $180 with several start dates available over the summer. To see course schedules, open the “Career Training Courses” tab on the Continuing Education page located at www.delmar.edu/continuing-education/summer-2020-schedule.html.


Monday, June 8
Online Substitute Teacher Course

Interested in teaching? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Substitute Teacher course, EDTC 1002-18020, starting Monday, June 8, and continuing through June 26. This course is an exploration of the role of the substitute teacher, identification of student needs, behavior modification and classroom management, teaching methodologies, school personnel relationships, mandated state standards and growth and development of students. Tuition is $70 with a textbook required.

  • Monday, June 8 through 26, online, $70 tuition plus textbook cost.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.


Monday, June 8
Online Spanish for Business Course

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Spanish for Business course, SPNL-1042-18052, starting June 8 and continuing through July 17. This course covers the development of Spanish oral and written communication skills related to the business environment, including medical, business, commercial and legal terminology as well as a review of basic Spanish grammar. Participants will learn to compose business letters in Spanish using proper terminology, utilize proper Spanish grammar rules and terminology in business letters and apply proper international business etiquette in letter composition. Tuition is $85.

  • Monday, June 8 through July 17, online, tuition is $85.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.



Tuesday, June 9
Online Photography for Beginners Course
 

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Photography-Beginning course, PHTC-1004-18032, starting June 9 and continuing through July 2. Learn the basics of digital photography, how the camera works, which lens to choose and how to make proper exposures. An introduction in choosing recording media and filters, flash photography, production and retouching will also be covered. Learn how to print, mat and frame photographs. Classes are open to participants age 17 and up. Tuition for all eight classes is $125. Students need to provide own digital camera and digital storage device.

  • Tuesday, June 9 through July 2, online, tuition is $125.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.



Monday, June 15
Online Course in Conversational American Sign Language for the Workplace

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Conversational American Sign Language (ASL) for the Workplace course, SLNG 1003-18036, starting June 15 and continuing through July 10. This course covers the development of American Sign Language communication for the work environment. Participants will learn to express and comprehend expanded core vocabulary, exhibit skills in expressive and receptive ASL communications and initiate context specific conversations in ASL. Tuition is $85.

  • Monday, June 15 through July 10, online, tuition is $85.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.



Monday, June 22
Online Conversational Spanish Course for Beginners

Hablas Español? No? Interested in learning Spanish? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Conversational Spanish for Beginners course, SPAN-107N-12044, starting June 22 and continuing through July 17. This course is an introductory Spanish language course and emphasizes listening, comprehension and speaking skills. The class is highly recommended for students without previous experience with the Spanish language. Classes are open to participants age 17 and up. Tuition is $75 with a textbook required.

  • Monday, June 22 through July 17, online, $75 tuition with a textbook required.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.


Monday, June 22
Online Spanish for Medical Professionals - Beginner Class

Do you work in a medical setting and come into contact with Spanish-speaking patients? Need to brush up on medical terms in Spanish? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Spanish for Medical Professionals-Beginner course, SPAN-1001-10042, scheduled June 22 through July 31. This course is designed to build attendees’ speaking and listening skills for practical everyday use of Spanish for basic communication on the job. The course emphasizes practical Spanish communication skills for health care employees, including medical terminology, greetings, common expressions, commands and phrases normally used within a hospital or a physician’s office.

  • Monday, June 22 through July 31, online, $60 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.



Monday, June 22
Online Medical Receptionist Course

Are you interested in becoming a medical receptionist? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Medical Receptionist course, POFM 1006-10043, starting Monday, June 22, and continuing through Aug. 28. This course covers procedures related specifically to the medical office including insurance, financial records, appointment scheduling, procedures mailings, written communications and medical terminology. Participants will also learn about medical ethics and law, billing, reimbursements and overall office management.

  • Monday, June 22 through Aug. 28, online, tuition is $100.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

 

Music:

While performances by DMC Music Department students and faculty are not currently held on the College’s East Campus, check back frequently for updates as we provide videos featuring their talent.


CURRENTLY POSTED: DMC Guitar Ensemble

Under the instruction of Music Professor Philip Hii, students making up the DMC Guitar Ensemble perform composer Gaston Rolland’s “Toccata” (arranged by Masataka Sano). The ensemble incudes John “Rocky” Esquivel, Gabriel Luna, William Roca, Jacob Ramos, Jacob Villarreal, Vincent Beanes, Kiya Vance, Gabriel Bradt and Bijan Viloria. Enjoy!

 

 

Small Business Development Center:
 

Tuesday, June 2
“Payroll Protection Program: PPP Update by SBA” Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office/Corpus Christi is collaborating with SBA Resource Partners to conduct a webinar regarding COVID-19 Disaster Assistance updates for small businesses. Topics include 1) updates on the available loan programs – SBA, 2) How to Process the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness, 3) an EIDL update and 4) Small Business Advising & Counseling. This webinar is at no cost, but registration is required.

  • Tuesday, June 2, 1 p.m., instruction provided online using your browser; provided at No Cost but registration required by CLICKING HERE 

  • For more information, call the DMC Small Business Development Center at 698-2422 or email mbenavides11@delmar.edu.

 

Special Events & Activities:

Currently and Ongoing
Del Mar College Foundation’s “Virtual” Bernie’s Spring Bash

The world now operates in a “new normal” defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Del Mar College students already faced many challenges without the impacts created by this world-wide crisis, and now our students must deal with additional hurdles as they juggle unexpected changes to their lives. The Del Mar College Foundation is continuing efforts to support DMC student success and has developed an innovative way to “virtually” offer “Bernie’s Spring Bash” to raise funds for the Student Emergency Aid fund. “Bernie’s Spring Bash” offers donors insight into some of the College’s signature programs with faculty and staff demonstrating their expertise and talent. Listen to traditional Irish fiddle tunes or a piano performance, relax during a yoga session or learn tips and tricks to work from home more effectively. You can even download a coloring book featuring DMC’s mascot, Valdar the Viking. By donating to the Foundation’s Student Emergency Aid fund, you’re supporting Del Mar College students in crisis and who are facing unprecedented financial setbacks that may force them to delay or cancel their dreams of higher education. While virtual this year, “Bernie’s Spring Bash” is an “online party with purpose!” Visit www.delmar.edu/foundation to access this virtual fundraising event, and check back often for new additions featuring Del Mar College programs and departments. You can also give directly using the following link: https://give.delmar.edu/bvsb2020.