"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for January 2021

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, 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.

Special Event:

Friday and Sunday, January 15 and 17  
Del Mar College’s Dr. Mark Escamilla Featured Guest on KEDT’s “South Texas Leaders”  

Dr. Mark Escamilla, president and CEO of Del Mar College, will share insights on leadership as the featured guest on KEDT’s “South Texas Leaders” TV program at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 (repeat showing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17). The program, a series highlighting successful local leaders, is hosted by Libby Averyt, DMC regent at large and president and CEO of the United Way of the Coastal Bend.  

  • Friday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., KEDT-TV program “South Texas Leaders”  
  • Sunday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m., (Repeat) KEDT-TV program “South Texas Leaders”  
  • For more information, go to www.kedt.org.  

 

TSI Testing / New Student Orientation / Admissions, Financial Aid & Dual Credit Workshops (Live Chats) / Deadlines & Registration & More:

 

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.

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

Ongoing, Available 24/7
Online New Student Orientation Provided by the DMC Student Leadership & Campus Life Office

As a new Del Mar College Viking, you’ll need to complete the New Student Orientation, which is completely online. In-person orientations are not available. We’re excited that you chose to begin your educational journey here at Del Mar College and encourage you to prepare for your new path by completing our virtual orientation as soon as you can. The online New Student Orientation is available anytime, seven-days-a-week, and is provided by the College’s Student Leadership & Campus Life Office.

To begin the orientation, use this link: www.delmar.edu/orientation

WELCOME!

Get Your Learn On Viking Walking

Saturday, January 16
Del Mar College Online and On-campus/Virtual Assistance Late Registration

Haven’t registered for spring courses? There’s still time! Del Mar College has scheduled online and on-campus/virtual assistance "last chance" late registration for anyone who needed some extra time to register for 2021 spring credit courses. Online and virtual assistance registration is available at the Harvin Student Center, East Campus (Baldwin and Ayers). Students are encouraged to sign in to Viking Virtual Line using the VikingGo app. Spring 2021 credit classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. For more information, visit www.delmar.edu/registration

  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., "Last chance" online and on-campus/virtual assistance late registration.
  • For more information about registration, email enroll@delmar.edu or call 698-1290.

Monday, January 18
Del Mar College Closed in Observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

All operations, including those conducted virtually, at Del Mar College’s East and West Campuses, the Northwest Center in Calallen and the Center for Economic Development will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Office hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Tuesday, January 19

Del Mar College Spring 2021 credit courses begin.

 

Veterans Upward Bound Program:

 

Armed Forces Insignias

Ongoing
DMC Veterans Upward Bound Program Helps Area Veterans Pursue Postsecondary Education Anywhere

Are you a veteran who’s thinking about attending college? Not sure where to start or who to talk with? Del Mar College’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program helps area veterans navigate the process of starting and completing their studies not just at DMC but also at other colleges and universities. Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program and only one of four such programs in Texas (there’s only 49 across the country), the College’s VUB Program focuses on increasing veteran participants’ enrolling and completing their postsecondary education as they transition into the workforce after active duty military service. Among services the College’s VUB provides are assisting with admissions paperwork; paying for college application and testing fees; explaining VA educational benefits; providing free online tutoring, academic instruction and workshops; offering preparation classes for taking the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test; and providing free food gift cards and $40 monthly stipends. Qualifying veteran students can even borrow laptops and books to complete their coursework if they lack technological or other resources. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VUB Program staff interactions are limited to virtual assistance (except when distributing supplies or resources). Contact the VUB office today to set up a virtual meeting (361-857-4390 or VUB@delmar.edu). Del Mar College’s Veterans Upward Bound Program … “We’re dedicated to fully developing the personal potential of all U.S. military veterans.” Learn more about the program by visiting www.delmar.edu/offices/engage/trio/vub.html.

 

Art:

Continuing
DMC Art Program’s Fall 2020 Virtual Exhibit Featuring the Work of Late Department Chair Joseph A. Cain

He had a vision. For over half a century, that vision has attracted artists from all over the country as part of an annual juried exhibit that put Del Mar College (DMC) on the art world’s map. During his younger days as a United States Marine, he led other marines as part of the first combat art team during the Korean War. This award-winning artist also critiqued other artists’ work for the local metropolitan newspaper, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The late Professor Joseph A. Cain began teaching full-time at the College in 1962 and later served as Art Department Chair until his passing in 1980. In celebration of his life and accomplishments, the DMC Art Program with the Art and Drama Department is holding a virtual exhibit of the artist’s work. “Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine” is an online exhibit of more than 100 pieces from his body of work. The collection includes artwork from the 1940s through 1980. To access two videos that celebrate Cain’s accomplishments, go to the Art Program’s Facebook page and click on the video gallery to access the exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/ART4DMC. One video produced by Cain’s granddaughter, Allison Mabe-Elizabeth Calloway, features audio by the artist himself speaking about his philosophy of art. Disclaimer: Currently, the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery is closed due to restricted access. At this time, viewing of the artist’s work is online only.

  • Ongoing, Virtual Exhibit “Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine,” go to https://www.facebook.com/ART4DMC and click on the video gallery.
  • For more information about the virtual exhibit, contact the DMC Art Program at 698-1216 or art@delmar.edu.

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
DMC Continuing Education Offers LIVE Chat for Online and In-class Professional and Personal Enrichment Courses

If you’re interested in gaining new or upgrading your current job skills for a competitive edge, preparing for a career change or just wanting to enrich your life, Del Mar College Continuing Education provides learning experiences geared for personal, professional, cultural and recreational interests. Courses and programs range from adult education, career and industry training and healthcare programs to personal enrichment and senior education. Many courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with programs providing a Certificate of Completion and may lead to the completion of in-demand career and professional credentials. To speak with a live Continuing Education representative between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, click the Live Chat icon at www.delmar.edu/ce. Chat will not be available outside the regular chat hours. Registration Continuing Education courses does not require the same admissions process as for DMC credit courses. Continuing Education at Del Mar College … where you never stop learning!

  • Ongoing, Online and In-class Courses, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, Live Chat available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
  • For more information and to register for Continuing Education courses and programs, call 698-2122 or 698-1328, email ce@delmar.edu or visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

Ongoing
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, 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.

Tuesday, January 19
Online Medical Receptionist Course

Are you interested in becoming a medical receptionist? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers an online Medical Receptionist course, POFM-1006-10124. The course runs Jan. 19 through April 2. This course presents the training, skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce as a medical receptionist. Students will learn the procedures related specifically to the medical office including insurance and coding, financial records, appointment scheduling, mailing procedures, written communications and medical terminology. Participants will also learn about medical ethics and law, billing, reimbursements and overall office management as well as defining basic medical terms and abbreviations.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 (runs through April 2), instruction provided online, $200 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, January 20 
Information Session on Landscape Design Program

Are you interested for a career on landscape design? Register today for Del Mar College Continuing Education’s information session on its Landscape Design Program. This online information session via Microsoft Teams will provide answers to related to the HALT 101N Landscape Design Program promoting the identification of plant material used in the Gulf Coast area including trees, shrubs, vines, annuals and perennials, bulbs, groundcovers, grasses and bamboos, palms and cycads, cacti and other succulents.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 20; 6 to 8 p.m., online information session, free.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Monday, January 25 
Online Medication Aide Refresher Course

Need to renew your medication aide permit? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, Medication Aide Refresher, NURA-1041-10132, starting Jan. 25 through 30. This course offers intensive training in an identified area(s) to meet continuing education and review or update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. This course is designed for Certified Medication Aides who possess a Medication Aide Permit, issued by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which must be renewed on an annual basis and is a condition for employment.  

  • Monday, Jan. 25 through 30, instruction provided online, $50 tuition.  
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Monday, January 25 
Career Exploration and Planning Class 

Do you want to know what career options are available? What are your next steps toward achieving your career goal? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering Career Exploration and Planning class, POFT-1000-15274, scheduled Jan. 25 through March 5. During this in-depth career exploration course, participants will navigate and learn about various career options, including analyzing personal career interests, surveying and researching career fields with related educational and training requirements, practicing the decision-making process and improving job search skills that include completing applications and preparing for the interviews.

  • Monday, Jan. 25 (runs through March 5), online, $40 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Monday, January 25
Basics of Keyboarding or Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Beginners Online Courses 

Want to learn how to type efficiently and use Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFT 1010 Basics of Keyboarding, POFI 1024 Word for Beginners, ITSW 1022 Excel for Beginners and ITSW 1037 PowerPoint for Beginners online courses from Jan. 25 through Feb. 14 for $90 tuition fee for each. Basics of Keyboarding focuses on skill development and demonstrates basic techniques while Word for Beginners introduces students to word processing terminology, editing functions, formatting and special text options. Excel for Beginners teaches several shortcuts and tricks for setting up formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently while PowerPoint for Beginners guides students through planning, design and production of business graphics and charts. Learn how to prepare presentation files and utilize multimedia software as well as concepts and terms, create and run a slide presentation, edit and spell check text, enhance objects and integrate data between presentation and word processing software.

  • Monday, Jan. 25 (runs through Feb. 14), online, $90 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Thursday and Friday, January 28-29
Online COVID-19 Workplace Awareness Class

Do you know how to plan for and respond to a COVID-19-related situation? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers a COVID-19 Workplace Awareness course, OSHT-1091-15266, that addresses workplace issues affiliated with the pandemic. Scheduled Jan. 28-29, this two-day online course covers monitoring procedures and corrective actions as well as verifying procedures and performing detailed recordkeeping to ensure a safe and healthy environment in an occupational health setting. Participants will also be introduced to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendation for “What is An Effective Safety and Health Program,” which utilizes seven core elements. After completing this course, business owners or management and employees will better understand OSHA’s guidance for an effective safety program.

  • Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, course conducted online, $175 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

CORPORATE SERVICES:

Check back for workforce training opportunities.

Music:

Music Xmas Wreath

Originally Posted on YouTube December 2015
Del Mar College Music Department Sound Recording Technololgy Program Presents a Comtemporary Christmas Classic by The Pretenders

The holiday season is here, and what better time than to spread Christmas cheet! In 2015, the DMC Music Department's Sound Recording Technology (SRT) Program performed a cover version of The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" featuring Dr. Paul Bissell, Professor of Music who oversees the SRT Program, performing on all of the instruments. Enjoy this comtemporary Christmas classic. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the SRT Studio!

 

 

Small Business Development Center:

Wednesday, January 20
Small Business Orientation

Thinking about starting your own business? Get the facts and learn about resources provided by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center during their one-hour webinar, “Small Business Orientation,” designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover preparing a business plan, pre-planning and starting up and what it takes to manage a successful business as well as loans and financing requirements for a small business. Participants will also hear about services provided by the College’s SBDC and information covering licensing and permitting for federal, state and county agencies, along with local, state and federal government resources. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 2 p.m. on Jan. 20.

Tuesday, January 26  
“General Overview of SBA’s Business Development and Certification Programs” 

Times are difficult for small businesses, but opportunity still exists! The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office and Corpus Christi Branch Office, in collaboration with the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center, will present information for small businesses to help them grow and prosper during their webinar, “General Overview of SBA’s Business Development and Certification Programs.” Participants will learn how to gain a competitive edge with help from SBA’s Business Development Programs which include women-owned small business federal contracting program, service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, 8(a) business development program, small mentor-protegee program and hub-zone program. Additionally, participants will learn about SBA resources and Resource Partner programs to help small businesses start, grow, expand and recover. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on Jan. 26.

Wednesday, January 27
Small Business Orientation

Thinking about starting your own business? Get the facts and learn about resources provided by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center during their one-hour webinar, “Small Business Orientation,” designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover preparing a business plan, pre-planning and starting up and what it takes to manage a successful business as well as loans and financing requirements for a small business. Participants will also hear about services provided by the College’s SBDC and information covering licensing and permitting for federal, state and county agencies, along with local, state and federal government resources. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 2 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Special Events & Activities:

Ongoing through January 31
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Virtual Library Display

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. Houston ranks as the highest city in the nation for human trafficking victims. There are an estimated 313,000 human trafficking victims in Texas. Del Mar College Libraries has compiled a list of resources for the community to gain awareness on this growing crime, what to look for and how to avoid becoming a victim. DMC Libraries has included state and national data as well as resources available through the libraries' subscription databases such as eBooks, films and articles. Off-campus users can access DMC subscription resources with their WebDMC username and password. 

 

Class of Fall 2020

 

Friday, December 11 (original air date)
Del Mar College “Virtual” Viking Experience Commencement Ceremony

If you missed the Fall 2020 virtual commencement, now is the time to watch the ceremony that aired Friday, Dec. 11.