Events Calendar

Upcoming Virtual and In-person Events for September and October 2021

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 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. The College is currently in Phase III of the Return-to-Campus Plan.

FINE ARTS/CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:

Art

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Ongoing 
Virtual Slide Show Featuring the Del Mar College Art and Drama Department’s 55th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

Even though the Del Mar College Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the juried 55th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show virtually. Juried this year by Robbie Barber, who is an art professor at Baylor University, the competitive art show attracted 612 entries from artists across the country and includes 29 two-dimensional drawings featuring a variety of mixed media and a diverse and healthy selection of 29 three-dimensional sculptures. 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 55th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.

 

 

Music

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Tuesday, October 5
A Cultural Program Series Chamber Music Recital with DMC Pianist David Sutanto and Guests Artists Violinist Pablo Donatti and Clarinetist Ivan Petruzziello

Del Mar College’s Cultural Programs Series and the Music Department present a Chamber Music Recital featuring DMC Professor and Pianist David Sutanto and guest Violinist Pablo Donatti and Clarinetist Ivan Petruzziello. The evening’s program will include Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Astor Piazzolla’s History of Tango and Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. Recently performing as a soloist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra (CCSO), Sutanto was winner of the 1997 Artists International Audition and 1996 Chopin Foundation Piano Competition in New York. Currently, he is the Principal Pianist of the CCSO. A long-time member and former CCSO Concertmaster, Argentine Violinist Donatti is also the Concertmaster of the ECHO Orchestra in Houston as well as First Violinist of the Opus4 String Quartet. Italian-born Clarinetist Petruzziello is a Yamaha Performing Artist and currently serves as the Assistant Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Principal Clarinetist of the CCSO. Free admission to limited seating available by reservation only. Audience is required to follow DMC’s Safety Protocols. The recital will also be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/ez0WGiJz5A8 or www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College Heritage Campus, Baldwin Blvd. and Ayers St., free but reservation is required. To view the live-stream recital go tohttps://youtu.be/ez0WGiJz5A8 or www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.  
  • For reservations and more information, contact DMC Professor of Piano Dr. David Sutanto at dsutanto@delmar.edu or 361-698-1614.

 

Del Mar College Libraries

BBW2021

Beginning Sunday, September 26 and running through Saturday, October 2
Banned Book Week Virtual Library Display - Del Mar College Libraries 

Join DMC Libraries for the 2021 virtual celebration of the right to read! Banned Book Week is an annual event launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Banned Book Week highlights the value of free and open access to information.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Ongoing through Thursday, October 15 
Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Library Display

Join Del Mar College Libraries in celebrating and learning about Hispanic Heritage Month. DMC Libraries has created a LibGuide to highlight resources about the month-long event. Resources include eBooks, films, articles and links to websites. Current students and employees can access the resources on the page at home with their DMC username and password to view the articles and films. Community members are encouraged to view the HHM information at https://libguides.delmar.edu/hispanicheritage. Or, go to the DMC “Virtual” Events page in Viking News at https://vikingnews.delmar.edu/event-calendar/. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Ongoing through Thursday, October 15 
“Food and Culture: Vignettes from South Texas Family Life,” a Virtual Presentation Provided as Part of Del Mar College’s Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

Del Mar College History Professor Dr. Mark Robbins and Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-coordinator of Southwest Borderland/Mexican American Studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, will provide a virtual presentation, “Food and Culture: Vignettes from South Texas Family Life,” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. For many of us, “food” is symbolically at the heart of our family and heritage, a connection between generations and across the many communities of which we are a part. This presentation explores food as an important window into South Texas family life, focusing on ‘living recipes’ shared by anthropology students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and oral history remembrances of farm workers. Drs. Robbins will discuss how viewers might preserve their own food heritage by conducting their own living recipes. This virtual presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. 

  • Ongoing through Oct. 15, accessible online throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, a virtual presentation titled “Food and Culture: Vignettes from South Texas Family Life,” go to YouTube at https://youtu.be/m8ZxVeoq_DU
  • Questions or for more information, contact DMC faculty member Dr. Mark Robbins at mrobbins1@delmar.edu or 361-698-1370. 
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Ongoing through Thursday, October 15
“A Poetry Duet Recorded in Anzaldúa Plaza,” a Virtual Presentation Provided as Part of Del Mar College’s Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

Interested in poetry? Del Mar College will present “A Poetry Duet Recorded in Anzaldúa Plaza” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. DMC faculty members Sara Kaplan, Associate Professor of English, and Alan Berecka, Professor of Learning Resources, will read a conversation in poems that they both wrote. The presentation includes a few memories of their late mentors and friends Professors Emeriti Mike Anzaldúa and Noe Guerra. This virtual presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. 

  • Ongoling through Oct. 15, accessible online throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, “A Poetry Duet Recorded in Anzaldúa Plaza,” go to YouTube at: https://youtu.be/C3l2JCrpsHQ.
  • For more information, contact DMC Professor of Learning Resources Alan Berecka at aberecka@delmar.edu or 361-698-1933.
Diana Lopez 2021

Ongoing through Thursday, October 15
Author Diana López Presents “¡Viva Corpus Christi!,” a Virtual Presentation Provided as Part of Del Mar College’s Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances, Del Mar College presents “¡Viva Corpus Christi!” with Corpus Christi native Diana López. An author of several novels and stories set in her hometown, López’s one-hour virtual presentation will examine how the city has shaped her identity as a Mexican American and how it has inspired her stories. Using a combination of personal narrative and readings from her works, López’s presentation will explore Corpus Christi, not just as a setting, but as a character—one with a rich Hispanic Heritage. This virtual presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. 

  • Ongoing through Oct. 15, accessible online throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, “¡Viva Corpus Christi!,” go to: https://youtu.be/2I_IHqwMs5w.
  • Questions or for more information, contact DMC Professor of Spanish Javier Morin at jmorin@delmar.edu or 361-698-1582. 

Ongoing through Thursday, October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month: Poetry from Corpus Christi, a Virtual Presentation Provided as Part of Del Mar College’s Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College presents three poets—Juan Manuel Perez, Alex Salinas and Zoe Ramos—who have ties to Corpus Christi. As an eclectic blend of Latinx poets, each poet has a distinct voice that shows how diverse the culture and poetry can be.

  • Ongoing through Oct. 15, accessible online throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, a virtual presentation titled, “Hispanic Heritage Month, Poetry from Corpus Christi,” go to: https://youtu.be/CAS_mbrFXG0
  • For more information, contact DMC Assistant Professor of Learning Resources Jennifer Jimenez at jjimenez14@delmar.edu or 361-698-1977.

 

POTENTIAL AND CURRENT STUDENT RESOURCES:

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Computer Labs

Ongoing Fall 2021 Semester
Computer Labs Open for DMC Vikings’ Use for Coursework

 Students attending Del Mar College this fall 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, St. Clair Building, Room 111 

  • Hours: Monday: 8-11 a.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8-11 a.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-2259

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, General Academic & Music Building GENC, Room C117 

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

Information: 361-698-1581
 

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.

 

Live Chats and Virtual / In-person Workshops:

Wednesdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27
DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office Representatives Available at the Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center 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 the Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center every Wednesday to assist individuals planning to take credit courses during the coming spring semester. Learn about the admissions process, registration deadlines, financial aid and more. Reps will provide information packets when you visit us in the Coastal Compass Center (between Macy’s and Dillard’s) 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. Don’t wait to get the information you need to become a DMC Viking!

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center, La Palmera Mall, 5488 South Padre Island Drive, Suite #1572 (between Macy’s and Dillard’s), free.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office at recruit@delmar.edu.
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Wednesday, October 13
Financial Aid Live Chat with DMC Representatives

Do you have financial aid questions and not sure where to turn? Go online to hear Del Mar College Financial Aid staff provide a live chat and respond to your questions via a Livestream Q&A session. Listen in while they discuss the financial aid process and explain how you can monitor your application status using the WebDMC portal. Also, learn more about the College and get ready to start your dream career. To participate go to YouTube at : https://youtu.be/n88tWfVz5yM or Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.

Tuesday, October 19 
Discover Del Mar Campus Virtual Preview Day with DMC Representatives 

Want to know more about Del Mar College—how to get admitted, get financial aid or about our majors and programs? Join the DMC Admissions team during this virtual event. Live chat, presentations and departmental question and answer sessions will also be available—from the convenience of your device! 

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Wednesday, October 27
“Drive-thru Drop Off” Recruitment Event for DMC Spring 2022 Semester 

Need to complete the admissions process or get more information about registration, courses and resources at Del Mar College? Short on time to get the admissions form turned in to register for Spring 2022 credit courses? The DMC Outreach and Recruitment Office has a solution … a FREE “drive-thru drop-off” event that allows you to stay in your vehicle while turning in your competed admissions form or getting an information packet so that you can complete the College’s admissions process before registering for credit courses. Scare your holds away as DMC recruitment specialists answer your questions and get you started at Del Mar College. And, you’ll also get some really cool swag! The admissions process is your first step toward registering and enrolling for the College’s credit courses. Spring 2022 credit courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

  • Wednesday, October 27, 3 to 6 p.m., Admissions Form Drive-thru Drop-off Recruitment Event for Spring 2022, DMC Heritage Campus, Baldwin Blvd. and Ayers Street, free. 
  • Questions? Contact recruitment specialists with the DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office at recruit@delmar.edu or email enroll@delmar.edu.

 

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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

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Monday, September 27 
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course 

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, OSHT 1015-15065 OSHA 30-Hour Construction, scheduled Sept. 27-30. 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. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 30-Hour Construction Department of Labor course completion card. 

  • Monday, Sept. 27 (runs through Sept. 30), 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. 

Monday, October 4
Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Beginners Online Courses 

Want to learn how to use Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFI 1024 Word for Beginners, ITSW 1022 Excel for Beginners and ITSW 1037 PowerPoint for Beginners online courses from Oct. 4 –24 with a $90 tuition fee for each. Word for Beginnersintroduces 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, Oct. 4 (runs through Oct. 24), online, $90 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Monday, October 4
Business Spanish Course  

Hablas Español? No? Interested in learning Spanish? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, SPNL 1042-18017 Business Spanish, scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 4 through Nov. 29. 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. 

  • Monday, Oct. 4 (runs through Nov. 29), 6 to 9 p.m., Room 136, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $85 tuition with a textbook required.  
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  
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Tuesday, October 5
Basics of Keyboarding 

Want to learn how to type efficiently for office or personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFT 1010-16005 Basics of Keyboarding course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 5 –21 with a $90 tuition fee. Basics of Keyboarding focuses on skill development and demonstrates basic techniques.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5 (runs through Oct. 21), 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. 

Monday, October 11
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-1000-15153, scheduled Oct. 11 through Nov. 19. 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, Oct. 11 (runs through Nov. 19), online, $40 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Monday, October 11 
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course 

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, OSHT 1015-15073 OSHA 30-Hour Construction, scheduled Oct. 11-14. 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. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 30-Hour Construction Department of Labor course completion card. 

  • Monday, Oct. 11 (runs through Oct. 14), 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.  

Monday, October 11
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-1006-10089 Medical Secretary, scheduled Oct. 11 through Dec. 17. This course highlights the training, skills and knowledge needed to prepare for a medical secretary position. 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 covering insurance and coding, billing reimbursements and health record compliance as well as defining basic medical terms and abbreviations and producing insurance claims forms. Textbook required book. NOTE: No class during Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 24-26.

  • Monday, Oct. 11 (runs through Dec. 17), instruction provided online, $200 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, October 13
Microsoft Office Word for Beginners Offered as Senior Citizen Education Course 

Want to learn how to type efficiently use Microsoft Office Word for personal use? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering POFI 1004N-11011 Microsoft Office Word for Beginners as part of its Senior Citizen Education Program. The class is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Oct. 13 through 27 with only a $5 tuition fee for those 55 years or older. If you are familiar with a computer, this course may be your next step. Learn to create, format and edit documents. This course introduces students to word processing terminology, editing functions, formatting and special text options.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 13 (runs through Oct. 27), 9 a.m. to noon, Room 124, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., $5 for senior citizens over 55 years
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Monday, October 18 
Spanish for Medical Professionals - Intermediate Classes 

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-1002-10125 Spanish for Medical Professionals-Intermediate classes, scheduled Oct. 18 through Nov. 19. 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 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. 

  • Monday, Oct. 18 (runs through Nov. 19), online, $100 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.

Ongoing
DMC Continuing Education LIVE Chats 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 361-698-2122 or 361-698-1328, email ce@delmar.edu or visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

 

Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, September 28
“Financial Statement Presentation: How it Affects Bond Capacity” Webinar

Does your business have a good understanding of bond capacity? The Del Mar College Contractor Resource Center’s (CRC) webinar, “Financial Statement Presentation: How it Affects Bond Capacity,” will cover specific points such as financial statements, accounting methods, levels of assurance, selecting a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), involved costs and how to interpret financial numbers. Presenter Jim Swindle, AFSB (Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding) from Alamo Surety Bonds, will share information about how to maximize working capital and advance participants’ understanding of bonding. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on Sept. 28. 

Wednesday, September 29
“Where’s the Money Now? Financing Your Small Business in 2021” Webinar

The Southwest Texas Border Region Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have partnered together to bring you expert content to help your small business grow and succeed. During 2020, employers struggled to hire workers, and the coronavirus crisis has resulted with rapid changes to small business lending. Learn about the current lending landscape, including who is lending and what has changed. How do you find financing for your business as we move beyond PPP (Payment Protection Program) and EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan)? During the Del Mar College SBDC’s one-hour webinar, “Where’s the Money Now? Financing Your Small Business in 2021,” presenters Gerri Detweiler, Nav Education Director, and Main Street business advocate and author Ty Kiisel, will cover a myriad of financing options, identifying crucial factors lenders are evaluating now and steps needed to position businesses for financing in the coming months and years. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Registration deadline is 8 a.m. on Sept. 29. 

Thursday, September 30
“Make It Happen All Year Long” Webinar

Do you know what it takes to create steady traffic and excitement in your store (and town) year-round through intriguing events, celebrations, anniversaries and promotions? During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s one-hour webinar, “Make It Happen All Year Long,” participants will learn to rethink retail by exploring local events, authenticity, traditional verses new media, why to concentrate your marketing to new visitors on new media, Google my business, Yelp and Trip Advisor, doing the basics all year long, the big three to get customers into your stores, doing something special, creating a buzz, restaurant tips and rethinking your business. Funded by the CARES Act, this webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on Sept. 30.

Workforce Programs and Corporate Services

Monday through Friday, Oct. 4-15  
NCCER Level I Scaffold Building Training

Scaffold builders are in high demand nationwide. In efforts to fill the gaps in industry, Del Mar College Corporate Services is offering the community an opportunity to learn new skills and get back into the workforce. The NCCER Level I Scaffold Building Training will teach participants how to master all concepts and processes involved with scaffold building. The two-week program includes handling various conditions in a responsible manner, developing a safety plan and inspecting scaffold equipment on a regular basis in order to interpret safety and hazard warnings while ensuring proper handling of scaffolding is performed. Training objectives include covering introduction to the trade, safety, trade tools and equipment, trade math and various types of scaffolding, including supported, mobile and suspension scaffolds. This program begins Monday, Oct. 4, and runs through Friday, Oct. 15, with instruction held weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The NCCER Level I Scaffolding Training program is made possible through the Texas Mutual Grant, and full scholarships to cover tuition are available. Requirements include a 10-panel drug test prior to registering and an interview screening with Director, Dara Betz, or Program Manager, Christine Benavides. Contact DMC Corporate Services Program Manager Christine Benavides about tuition waiver eligibility by calling 361-698-1966 or emailing cbenavides18@delmar.edu. Registration ends Friday, October 1. 

  • Monday through Friday, Oct. 4-5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Windward Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport Road. No cost tuition available to eligible participants, October 1 deadline to register. 
  • For more information or to register, contact Corporate Services coordinator Christine Benavides at 361-698-1966 or cbenavides18@delmar.edu. 

Saturday, October 16 
Hybrid (Online/In-person) NCCER Core Course 

Need to complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core training? As a pre-requisite toward earning the credentials needed for work in the construction industry, Del Mar College Corporate Services, as part of the Upskill Coastal Bend initiative, is offering NCCER Core, CNBT 1010-98049, a self-paced, partially-online “introductory to craft skills” course beginning Oct. 16 and running through Nov. 20 with in-person review and testing only. In-person instruction and testing is scheduled on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon at the Workforce Development Center on the DMC Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport). NCCER credentials belong to participants once they finish the core course, and these qualifications will follow them wherever they go. Additionally, credentialing records are maintained with the NCCER National Registry where industries can track and verify qualifications and credentials of current and prospective employees. Del Mar College is an officially-recognized NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor. Partially covered through a special grant awarded to DMC Workforce Programs and Corporate Services, this hybrid NCCER course is only $25 per person. 

  • Saturday, Oct. 16, NCCER Core Course, hybrid course with online and in-person instruction and testing at 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 bit.ly/dmcworksregister. 
  • Questions and for more details, contact Dara Betz, Corporate Services Director of NCCER and Workforce Programs, at dbetz@delmar.edu or 361-698-1093. 
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Friday, October 22
Ten-hour Forklift Operator Safety Training Course

Del Mar College is offering a Forklift Operator Safety Training course, CNSE 1091-98045, an introductory one-day, 10-hour course covering forklift design, controls and instrumentation, comprehensive preuse 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, October 22, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Hands-on Forklift Operator Safety Training Course, 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 bit.ly/dmcworksregister.
  • Questions and for more details, contact Sandra B. Garcia, Corporate Services Administrative Assistant, at sgarcia319@delmar.edu or 361-698-2415.