Events Calendar

Upcoming Virtual and In-person Events for May and June 2022

Information is correct at the time of posting and supersedes previously posted information. For more details about scheduled "virtual" and/or in-person events and activities, contact the respective department or program for which information is provided.

Please check back often for updates.

The health and safety of DMC students, faculty and staff, and visitors are a priority for Del Mar College. In compliance with Texas Gov. Abbott’s executive order, the College no longer requires but encourages wearing masks or other face coverings, along with following other DMC safety protocols such as social distancing and hand washing, during in-person participation of campus activities. 

 

FINE ARTS/CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:

Art

 

Check back at a later date for future Art Program exhibits. To learn more about the College's Art program, visit www.delmar.edu/degrees/art/index.html.

Drama


Check back for future performances. To learn more about the College's Drama Program, visit www.delmar.edu/degrees/drama/index.html.

 

Music


Check back for future public performances. 

Currently the DMC Music Department is taking registration for their summer youth music camps, including the Viking Summer Band Camp, All-State Summer Choir Camp, Summer Orchestra Program and Classical Guitar Summer Camp. Visit the Music Department web page at https://www.delmar.edu/offices/music/index.html and click on the links under “SUMMER CAMP” in the right column.

Detailed postings about these camps coming soon.
 

ADMISSIONS, ADVISING AND REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES:

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 - 22 
DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office Representatives Available at La Palmera Mall
 

Thinking about attending Del Mar College? Need more information about the College or want to speak with someone in-person? DMC Outreach & Recruitment representatives will be at La Palmera Mall to assist individuals planning to take credit courses during the summer and fall semesters. Learn about the admissions process, registration deadlines, financial aid and more. Reps will give away DMC swags and provide information packets when you visit the DMC table while shopping at La Palmera Mall. And, if you have more questions after visiting with DMC reps, you can reach a Recruitment Specialist at recruit@delmar.edu. You can also access a list of DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office events https://www.delmar.edu/becoming-a-viking/discover/tours/outreach-events.html. Don’t wait to get the information you need to become a DMC Viking!

  • Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Food Court at La Palmera Mall, 5488 South Padre Island Drive, free.  
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office at recruit@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, May 24  
“Pathways Night—Industrial Education” for DMC Summer and Fall 2022 Credit Classes 
 

Have questions about what types of careers to pursue? Learn about the various options available for you during Del Mar College’s Pathways Night for Industrial Education programs. Organizers will provide tours and demonstrations while others will answer your questions and assist with providing more information about DMC programs. Majors highlighted include environmental and petrochemical lab technology, industrial instrumentation, millwright, nondestructive testing, process technology and welding. What about questions about financial aid, academic advising or becoming a DMC student? Join representatives from DMC Student Services to get answers to these questions and obtain other information during the “Pathways Night.” Don’t miss this session and get registered early for summer and fall credit classes.    

  • Tuesday, May 24, 5 to 7 p.m., “Pathways Night – Industrial Education,” Workforce Development Center, DMC Windward Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport Rds., free. 
  • Questions? Contact the Student Enrollment Center at enroll@delmar.edu or 361-698-1290. 
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Ongoing through Tuesday, May 24
Online and On-campus/Virtual Registration and Early Advising for Summer I, II and Fall 2022 Credit Courses 
 

Online and on-campus/virtual registration gets underway April 4 for Del Mar College Summer I, II and Fall 2022 credit courses with 5-, 6-, 9-, 10- and 12-week options available. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page (www.delmar.edu) to view course offerings, which are frequently updated throughout the registration process. Current students can also use WebDMC to check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. The first early registration period ends on May 24 at 6 p.m. with tuition payment due on same day. Registration will reopen on May 25 with a May 31 payment deadline for tuition and fees. Summer I classes begin Tuesday, May 31.

 

DEL MAR COLLEGE LIBRARIES:

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Currently through May 31
Virtual “Buc Days History” Display by Del Mar College Libraries
 

Del Mar College Libraries’ “Buc Days History” virtual display commemorates Corpus Christi’s historic annual festival. Buc Days began in 1938, and its predecessor, Splash Days, marked the beginning of bathing season with a swimsuit contest. However, Buc Days added more events to the celebration, including the much-anticipated annual parade. In most recent years, Buc Days includes a multitude of events over the span of eleven days and encompasses a rodeo, night parade, children’s parade, carnival, BBQ competition, robotics competition, Las Donas De La Corte coronation, ideas challenge and a leadership program. Everything you need to know about Buc Days, past and present, is accessible in one place: https://libguides.delmar.edu/Buc_Days.

Hearing Speech Month

Currently through May 31
“Better Hearing and Speech” Month Virtual Awareness Display by Del Mar College Libraries
 

As an initiative created by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), every May marks the observance of Better Hearing and Speech Month. The yearly campaign is designed to educate the public about speech and hearing issues while also encouraging early screening for hearing loss and language disorders referred to as communication disorders. The initiative focuses on the role of speech language pathologists and audiologists in treating those with communication disorders. This year, ASHA’s Better Hearing and Speech Month theme is “Connecting People,” and each week focuses on audiology and speech language pathology services in various settings including school bases services, inpatient services, outpatient services and home and workplace settings. Visit the Del Mar College Libraries’ virtual Awareness Display for “Better Hearing and Speech” Month at https://libguides.delmar.edu/BHSM.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Continuing Education Health Care Programs Pinning Ceremonies for Area High Schools (Schedules and Livestream Links)
 

Del Mar College Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs offers area high school students the knowledge and skills in health care fields that give them a head start in the health care industry with employment opportunities upon completion or to further their studies toward associate’s degrees and beyond. Continuing Education offers Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Phlebotomy Technician and Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician Training Programs and holds pinning ceremonies for high school students who complete them.

Inquiries about the programs and the pinning ceremonies can be directed to Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

The following schedule provides links to watch these events via livestreaming from the College’s Richardson Performance Hall for several area high schools participating in the DMC Continuing Education Health Care Program, including:

Monday, May 23, at 4 p.m.
Corpus Christi Independent School District’s Ray, Miller and Veterans High Schools

Boxcast Link: www.delmar.edu/live
Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/FyPpQNi9Mcw

Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m.
Corpus Christi Independent School District’s Foy Moody

Boxcast Link: www.delmar.edu/live
Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/-j8uVReLtIM

Thursday, May 26, at 4 p.m.
Corpus Christi Independent School District’s Carroll and King High Schools

Boxcast Link: www.delmar.edu/live
Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/8xMmVcmVw7Y 

 

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Friday, May 20
Del Mar College Holding Spring 2022 Commencement at American Bank Center
 

It’s been more than two years since Del Mar College has held an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time the College’s “prospective” graduates walked the stage was December 2019. On Friday, May 20, the College will hold its Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony at the American Bank Center beginning at 7 p.m. with 786 out of 1,022 individuals participating during the event. Out of those participants, 236 are May 2020 through December 2021 graduates who have taken the College’s offer to “walk the stage” as part of this spring’s “in-person” event. Before College officials confer approximately 1,256 associate’s degrees and certificates, the potential graduates and pre-Spring 2022 graduates will hear a keynote address given by CHRISTUS Spohn Health System’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Osbert Blow, who also serves as President and Chief Medical Officer. For family, friends and fellow classmates and pre-Spring 2022 graduates who can’t make the ceremony, Del Mar College will stream live from the American Bank Center all the “Pomp and Circumstance” activities that make up this traditional milestone for individuals who have completed their studies at DMC.

   

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Ongoing through Thursday, May 26
Opening Reception for “Captured Visions,” An Exhibition of Digital Photography at Del Mar College
 

Take the opportunity to view over 50 photographs created by 10 students enrolled in the advanced digital photography class offered by Del Mar College Continuing Education. Captured Visions, a student photo exhibition, features the work of digital photography students including Jenny Aguilar, Richard Cruz, Monica Fabie, Joel Martinez, Sarah Martinez, Nicole Serrao, Cherie Smith-Causey, Daniel Solis, Tiffany Villanueva and Lety Berlanga. See the world through each student’s lens and how they personally interpret what’s around them. The exhibit is available through Thursday, May 26, in the lobby of the DMC Center for Economic Development. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. until noon on Fridays. 

  • Ongoing through Thursday, May 26, Captured Visions Digital Photography Exhibition, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, free   
  • For more information about the exhibit, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Monday, May 30
Del Mar College Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
 

All operations and facilities, including those conducted virtually, at the Del Mar College Heritage and Windward Campuses, Center for Economic Development and the Northwest Center in Calallen, will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Office hours will resume and Summer Session I credit classes will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, May 31. 

Tuesday, May 31
First Day of Summer I Classes at Del Mar College

Classes for 6- and 12-week summer sessions begin at Del Mar College. For more information about schedules, go to www.delmar.edu

 

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Held April 21 (full video of ceremony)
DMC Formal  Dedication and Celebration of the General Academic and Music Building Phase II
 

On April 21, Del Mar College leadership and the DMC Board of Regents officially dedicated the Mike Anzaldúa Plaza during a ceremony recognizing the new General Academic and Music Building Phase II (GAMB II) on the Heritage Campus. Anzaldúa family members––including brother Jack and sister-in-law Alma Anzaldúa—friends, former colleagues and students and community leaders attended the event, which included tours within the 141,129 square foot complex after the plaza dedication.  Read the news release and see photos by clicking here.

Watch  the plaza dedication and celebration of GAMB II below:

 

POTENTIAL AND CURRENT STUDENT RESOURCES:

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Computer Labs
 

Ongoing Spring 2022 Semester
Computer Labs Open for DMC Vikings’ Use for Coursework

 Students attending Del Mar College this spring can now access computer labs to complete coursework while on campus. The following labs are now open:

Heritage Campus (Baldwin Blvd. & Ayers St.)

Student Success Center, Room 111, St. Clair Building
Technology Resource Center, Room 120, St. Clair Building

  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-2259 or 361-698-2234

Student Technology Center, Venters Business Building, Room 238 and Room 237

  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-1310

Speech Communication Center, Room C117, General Academic & Music Building GENC 

  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m.. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-1581

Reading Center, Room 121, Coles Classroom Building

  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-2259 or 361-698-2234
 

Windward Campus (Airport & Old Brownsville Roads)

Barth Learning Resources Center

  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.  - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Information: 361-698-1754

Need a map to find these labs? Click here.

 

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

 

Testing Center
 

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.

 

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Veterans Upward Bound Program
 

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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.

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Continuing Education

Monday, May 23  
Online Medication Aide Permit Renewal Course
 

Need to renew your medication aide permit? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, Medication Aide Permit Renewal, NURA-1041-10067, starting May 23 through 28. 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, May 23 (runs through May 28), instruction provided online, $50 tuition.   
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  
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Monday, May 23 
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course 
 

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, OSHT 1015-15021 OSHA 30-Hour Construction, scheduled May 23-26. During this course, students will recognize and evaluate hazards in the workplace and learn how to implement control measures including engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment (PPE). Students will also address the common occupational hazards; describe the components of effective workplace design and accident prevention program; and demonstrate correct selection and safe use of PPE. 

  • Monday, May 23-26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 117, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., $35 tuition.   
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.   

Tuesday, May 24
Introduction to Administrative Assistant    
 

Interested in becoming an administrative assistant? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers POFT 1022-15159 Introduction to Administrative Assistant. Scheduled through June 9, this course prepares students to serve as an administrative assistant and learn how to work Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

  • Tuesday, May 24 - June 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 118, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $90 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Monday, June 6
Introduction to Pipeline and Petrochemical 

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, PTRT 2005-15070 Intro to Pipeline and Petrochemical, scheduled June 6 through July 3. The Introduction to Pipeline and Petrochemical provides students with the various aspects of petroleum processes such as gas production, petrochemical, refining and operations. NOTE: No class on June 20 holiday).            

  • Monday, June 6 (runs through July 3), online, $180 tuition.     
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Monday, June 6 
Online Spanish for Medical Professionals Class 

Do you work in a medical setting and come into contact with Spanish-speaking patients? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, SPNL-1001-10184 Spanish for Medical Professionals classes, scheduled June 6 through July 6. This course is designed for the development of practical Spanish communication skills for the health care employee. The course emphasizes instruction in selected vocabulary of technical and medical terms, pronunciations and basic structures used by those employed in the medical field and translate medical terminology. Students will also verbalize Spanish terms, phrases and commands necessary for conducting general medical procedures and examinations along with using Spanish phrases for greetings, common expressions and directions. NOTE: No class on June 20 or July 4 holidays).     

  • Monday, June 6 (runs through July 6), online, $100 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Monday, June 6
Basic Medical Coding Course 

Are you interested in medical coding? Need to know what skills you need for that position? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFM-1000-10016 Basic Medical Coding, a course scheduled June 6 through July 27. This course highlights the presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines and conventions utilizing various coding systems. Textbook required. NOTE: No class on June 20 or July 4 holidays).     

  • Monday, Wednesday, June 6 –July 27, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 118, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $225 tuition plus textbook cost.   
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Monday, June 6
Spanish for Business Course  

Hablas Español? No? Interested in learning Spanish? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, SPNL 1042-18022 Spanish for Business, scheduled June 6 through Aug. 3. This course covers the development of Spanish oral and written communication skills related to the business environment including medical, business and commercial. This course also covers legal terminology, including a review of basic Spanish grammar. Students will compose business letters in Spanish using proper terminology, utilize proper Spanish grammar rules and apply proper international business etiquette in letter composition. NOTE: No class on June 20 or July 4 holidays).     

  • Monday, June 6 (runs through Aug. 3), 6 to 9 p.m., Room 136, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $85 tuition.  
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Tuesday, June 7
PowerPoint for Beginners Course 

Want to learn how to use the Microsoft program PowerPoint for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering ITSW 1037 PowerPoint for Beginners course from June 7-16 with a $90 tuition fee for each. 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.

  • Beginning Tuesday, June 7 through 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 123, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $90 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7-30
Photography-Beginning Course 

Del Mar College’s Continuing Education is offering the four-week course, PHTC-1004-18038 Photography-Beginning, scheduled Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning June 7. This course provides an introduction in camera functions, types of lenses, choosing recording media and filters, flash photography, printing, exposure, production, print finishing and retouching. Classes are open to participants age 17 and up. Tuition for all eight classes is $125.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7-30, 7-30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 124, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $125.      
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Monday, June 13  
Substitute Teacher Course 

Interested in teaching? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Substitute Teacher course, EDTC 1002-18010, from June 13 through 16. This course is an exploration of the role of the substitute, 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 13-16, 6 to 9 p.m., Room 132, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $70 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Tuesday, June 14
Word for Beginners Course    

Want to learn how to use Microsoft programs such as Word for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFI 1024-16458 Word for Beginners, from June 14-23 with a $90 tuition fee for each. Word for Beginners introduces students to word processing terminology, editing functions, formatting and special text options.

  • Tuesday, June 14-23, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $90 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Tuesday, June 14
Online Medical Secretary Course 

Are you interested in working as a medical secretary? Need to know what skills you need for that position? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, POFM-1006-10144 Medical Secretary course, scheduled June 14 through Aug 18. This course highlights the training, skills and knowledge needed to prepare for a medical secretary. The course covers medical ethics and law, scheduling and monitoring patient appointments, mailing procedures, managing health information and overall office management skills. Students will also receive basic training over insurance and coding, billing reimbursements and health record compliance as well as define basic medical terms and abbreviations and produce insurance claims forms.            

  • Tuesday, June 14 (runs through Aug. 18), online, $200 tuition.     
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu   

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14-July 7
Basics of Keyboarding    

Want to learn how to type efficiently for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFT 1010-16402 Basics of Keyboarding course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 14–July 7 with a $50 tuition fee. Basics of Keyboarding focuses on skill development and demonstrates basic techniques.    

  • Tuesday, June 14 (runs through July 7), 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 123, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $50 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Wednesday, June 15
Records and Filing Management Online Course 

Do you want to know an efficient way to organize records with the best filing system? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering Records and Filing Management class, POFT-1019-15138, scheduled June 15 through Aug. 3. During this online course, participants will explore basic records information management systems, including manual and electronic filing. Topics include records management, alphabetic indexing, electronic filing management along with storing, retrieving and transferring records. NOTE: No class on June 20 or July 4 holidays).       

  • Wednesday, June 15 (runs through Aug. 3), online, $100 tuition tuition plus textbook cost.   
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Wednesday, June 22
5th Annual Hospice Symposium, “New Beginnings for End-of-Life Care,” Hosted by Del Mar College Continuing Education

“New Beginnings,” the title reflects the overarching professional gap in the interdisciplinary world of serious illness, hospice and palliative care since the COVID-19 pandemic started, including multiple variants, long-haul symptoms and after-effects. Del Mar College Continuing Education is hosting their 5th Annual Hospice Symposium with RNSG 1093, “New Beginnings for End-of-Life Care,” which is an eight-hour event addressing current end-of-life care brought on by the pandemic. Experts will share the latest and best practices in end-of-life care from an inter-professional perspective. The goal of this educational opportunity is to increase the number of professionals and family caregivers who have the knowledge and tools to foster ethical, compassionate and culturally competent end-of-life care in diverse settings. End-of-life care has three types of service delivery in the United States: serious illness care, palliative care and hospice. Members of an end-of-life care team, professionals who desire to work in serious illness care, palliative care and hospice settings, or who want a better understanding of death and dying issues, are the target audience for this symposium. This learning opportunity is also open to nurses, social workers, chaplains, physical and other therapist, healthcare workers and caregivers. Participants will learn about improved teamwork and communication, including use of telehealth, comfort priorities and patient care—especially ethics. The course covers the compassionate use of withdrawing treatment, pediatric care and how to determine level and types of care. Spiritual and social worker aspects will also be discussed as they apply to new beginnings, such as grief and bereavement moving to the forefront. Topics will address recently identified event, skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. The course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. The symposium is free, but registration is required at www.delmar.edu/webdmc. (Login is not required to register. Go to REGISTER, then click on “Search and/or Register/Pay for Continuing Education Classes.” Enter RNSG 1093 in the Course Code Number box.) Participants can earn 8.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with 1 hour Ethics and 1 hour Pharmacotherapy (Opioids). Note: Disregard request for payment during registration.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5th Annual Hospice Symposium, “New Beginnings for End-of-Life Care,” Room 157, Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College Heritage Campus, Ayers and Kosar, free but registration required (follow provided instructions).    
  • For course information and to register, contact Rebecca DeLaGarza at 361-698-2115 or rdelag3@delmar.edu or DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

Monday, June 27  
Online Medication Aide Permit Renewal Course 

Need to renew your medication aide permit? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, Medication Aide Permit Renewal, NURA-1041-10156, starting June 27 through July 2. 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. NOTE: No class on June 20 holiday).      

  • Monday, June 27 (runs through July 2), instruction provided online, $50 tuition.   
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu  

Tuesday, June 28
Excel for Beginners Course 

Want to learn how to use Microsoft programs such as Excel for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering ITSW 1022-16410 Excel for Beginners from June 28-July 7 with a $90 tuition fee for each. Excel for Beginners teaches several shortcuts and tricks for setting up formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently.

  • Beginning Tuesday, June 28 through July 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 123, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $90 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu

 

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Ongoing
Construction Skills Training Program
 

Interested in learning the skills needed to secure a successful career in the construction industry in the Coastal Bend? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering the Construction Skills Training program that provides hands-on training to participants preparing for high-demand industry occupations such as dry walling, woodworking, house wiring and plumbing. The program offers multi-trades courses in two to 16 weeks covering several aspects of construction, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- and 30-Hour Construction courses encompassing basic concepts of safety and health related to the construction industry. Upon completion, participants will receive a Department of Labor OSHA 10- or 30-Hour Construction course completion card. Other courses offer training in carpentry and framing, trim and stairs, cabinetry and blueprint reading. For a complete list of courses and descriptions, go to delmar.edu/continuing-education/continuing-education-program--course-descriptions.html.

  • Ongoing, DMC Continuing Education Construction Skills Training Program, 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.

Ongoing
Fast-Track Career Training Programs
 

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.

 

Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, May 25
“Construct Connect Orientation" Webinar

Want to find out an easier way to access the local construction market? The Del Mar College Contractor Resource Center’s (CRC) webinar, “Construct Connect Orientation,” will cover how to obtain instant access to commercial projects across the Coastal Bend by becoming a CRC client. Participants will be able to identify project leads and construction bids that need their services in their area. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 11 a.m. on May 25. 

Wednesday, May 25
“Small Business Credit” Online Webinar 

Explore the importance of credit scores and reports and learn how to access information about credit scores and reports. During Del Mar College’s Small Business Development Center, “Small Business Credit” one-hour webinar, Laura Estrada, LiftFund and the UHV SBDC advisors will discuss strategies to build and improve credit and identify how to protect credit from incorrect claims and fraud. This webinar is offered at no cost but registration is required by 8 a.m. May 25.

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2 to 3 p.m., “Small Business Credit” Online Webinar Provided by DMC Small Business Development Center, no cost but registration required at https://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/events/34303.    
  • For more information, contact Stacie Campanile with the SBDC at 361-698-1021 or sbdc@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, June 1
“Small Business Orientation" Webinar

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.” This webinar is designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover how to prepare a business plan 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. Participants will also learn about 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 8 a.m. on June 1. 

Thursday, June 2
“Construct Connect Orientation” Webinar 

Want to find out an easier way to access the local construction market? The Del Mar College Contractor Resource Center’s (CRC) webinar, “Construct Connect Orientation,” will cover how to obtain instant access to commercial projects across the Coastal Bend by becoming a CRC client. Participants will be able to identify project leads and construction bids that need their services in their area. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 4 p.m. on June 2. 

Wednesday, June 8
“Creating a Bankable Loan Proposal” Webinar 

Borrowing money has gotten a lot harder due to COVID-19. Lenders everywhere are not only working with borrowers struggling with cash flow but dealing with an unprecedented amount of loan activity from government loan programs. To get your proposal processed quickly, it’s important that it’s well thought out and contains critical elements required by the lending institution. During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s webinar, “Creating a Bankable Loan Proposal,” participants will receive tips, tools and techniques for completing and submitting a strong loan proposal. Other highlights include a look at the standard loan package documents and how they are used by the lender, preparing budgets and cash flow projections that support your business and the lender’s goals. You’ll also learn how to structure your loan package to address the lender’s needs. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on June 8.

Wednesday, June 15
“DIY Graphics, Photos and Video for Small Business Websites and Social Media" Webinar 

Learn how to create your own graphics, edit photos and even create videos that will help enhance your website or promote your business on social media. During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s webinar, “DIY Graphics, Photos and Video for Small Business Websites and Social Media,” presenter Doug Mansfeld will share a number of free and low-cost tools designed to help beginners create their professional-level visual media to engage new customers and strengthen their company’s brand. Please note: This webinar does not include Adobe Photoshop instructions. Funded by the CARES Act, this webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on June 15.

Wednesday, June 15
“Small Business Orientation" Webinar 

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.” This webinar is designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover how to prepare a business plan 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. Participants will also learn about 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 8 a.m. on June 15. 

Thursday, June 16
“Construct Connect Orientation” Webinar

Want to find out an easier way to access the local construction market? The Del Mar College Contractor Resource Center’s (CRC) webinar, “Construct Connect Orientation,” will cover how to obtain instant access to commercial projects across the Coastal Bend by becoming a CRC client. Participants will be able to identify project leads and construction bids that need their services in their area. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 4 p.m. on June 16. 

Tuesday, June 21 
“Wholesale 101” Webinar 

Do you have a product line that you’d like to sell in retail shops either locally or nationwide? Or, are you a business looking to purchase product to resell in your store? During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s one-hour webinar, “Wholesale 101,” presenter Nikki Riojas with Made in Corpus Christi will walk you through the basic wholesale process from both the seller and buyer perspectives. For SELLERS, she’ll delve into pricing your merchandise for both a retail and wholesale environment and terms and conditions as well as payment expectations. For BUYERS, the webinar will focus on how to find the best products for your business, consignment versus wholesale as well as partnership opportunities. All attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how wholesale purchasing, production and fulfillment works. Funded by the CARES Act, this webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Registration deadline is 8 a.m. on June 21.

Wednesday, June 22
“Small Business Orientation” Webinar

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.” This webinar is designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover how to prepare a business plan 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. Participants will also learn about 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 8 a.m. on June 22. 

Workforce Programs and Corporate Services

Friday, June 10 
Forklift Operator Safety Training Course  

Del Mar College is offering a Forklift Operator Safety Training course, CNSE 1091-98024, an introductory one-day, 8-hour course covering forklift design, controls and instrumentation, comprehensive pre‐use inspection and forklift stability. The course will also demonstrate safe forklift operations, including operating requirements, use of controls, steering and drive mechanism, lifting techniques and safety measures. Students will receive hands-on training and will be expected to demonstrate beginner’s proficiency in operating a forklift. Training will be conducted at a DMC Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport) Campus facility. Provided through a limited-time grant awarded to DMC Workforce Programs and Corporate Services, cost is only $25 per person.

  • Friday, June 10, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Forklift Operator Safety Training Course, Room 120, Workforce Development Center, DMC Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport), cost is $25 per person. 
  • To register, call the DMC Center for Economic Development at 361-698-1328 or go online at Registration 
  • Questions and for more details, contact Sandra B. Garcia, Corporate Services Administrative Assistant, at sgarcia319@delmar.edu or 361-698-2415. 
Maritime Safety Artwork

Monday through Friday, June 20 - 24
40-hour Maritime Basic Safety Training Course


Ever thought about entering the maritime industry? Del Mar College Corporate Services’ Maritime Program can get you started with their 40-hour Maritime Basic Safety Training course that is U.S. Coast Guard approved and required of all mariners. This summer’s course runs June 20-24  and covers four disciplines––basic firefighting, personal survival techniques (swimming pool), personal safety and social responsibility and first aid/CPR. Participants will receive a certificate for each class successfully completed during the five days but not a Coast Guard license. Additionally, students completing the first aid/CPR discipline will receive a certificate from the American Red Cross. The Maritime Basic Safety Training course provides the knowledge and skills leading to entry- level jobs in the industry. Completion of this course could lead to employment with a barge or tug/tow company, stevedore/longshoreman organization, or several others. The course has no prerequisites, but students must have basic swimming skills, and men must be clean shaven for the live burn training (mustaches are okay). A DOT 7-Panel Drug test is required prior to the start of the course. This course is currently being provided through a limited-time grant awarded to DMC Workforce Programs and Corporate Services. Out-of-pocket cost for students is $200. Please contact Jalyn Stineman (jstineman@delmar.edu) to ensure grant availability. Future courses are planned for September and October. Check the program’s webpage for dates: www.delmar.edu/maritime.

• June 20-24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 126, Dell Mar College Windward Campus (except for training in swimming pool), 4101 Old Brownsville Road (use Airport Road entryway), out-of-pocket tuition cost is $200 after available grant funds applied.
• To register, call Del Mar College’s Center for Economic Development (3209 S. Staples) at 361-698-1328 or REGISTER online. 
• Questions and for more details, contact DMC Maritime Programs Coordinator Jalyn Stineman at 361-698-2181 or jstineman@delmar.edu.

Friday, June 24
Backhoe/Excavator/Backhoe Operator Safety Training Courses 

Del Mar College is offering a Backhoe/Excavator Operator Safety Training course, CNSE 1091-98028, an introductory one-day, 8-hour course covering Excavator/Backhoe design, controls and instrumentation, comprehensive pre‐use inspection and Excavator/Backhoe stability. The course will also demonstrate safe Excavator/Backhoe operations, including operating requirements, use of controls, steering and drive mechanism, lifting techniques and safety measures. Students will receive hands-on training and will be expected to demonstrate beginner’s proficiency in operating an Excavator/Backhoe. Training will be conducted at a DMC West Campus facility. This course is only $25 per person.

  • Friday, June 24, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Backhoe/Excavator Operator Safety Training Course, Room 120, Workforce Development Center, DMC Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport), cost is $25 per person. 
  • To register, call the DMC Center for Economic Development at 361-698-1328 or go online at Registration 
  • Questions and for more details, contact Sandra B. Garcia, Corporate Services Administrative Assistant, at sgarcia319@delmar.edu or 361-698-2415.