"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for June and July 2021

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

Information is correct at the time of release and supersedes previously released 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.

Monday, July 5
Del Mar College Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Operations, both on-campus and virtual, of Del Mar College–– including the East and West Campuses, Center for Economic Development and the Northwest Center in Calallen––are closed in observation of the Independence Day holiday. Remote and campus office hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6. 

 

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.

 

 

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Music

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Sunday Nights, Currently through July 4
Outdoor Sunday Evening Concerts at Del Mar College by the Corpus Christi Municipal Band

It’s been awhile since their last outdoor performance, but they’re back! The Corpus Christi Municipal Band is resuming their FREE traditional outdoor summer evening concerts every Sunday at Del Mar College’s amphitheater currently through July 4. Remaining performances (June 13, 20, and 27 and July 4) will feature a different conductor each week, along with varied music selections that will appeal to participants of every age. Enjoy the fresh air, good music and the talent of volunteer musicians who make up the city’s Municipal Band. Participants will need to bring lawn chairs or blankets. View more details on the Municipal Band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ccmunicipalband. While masks are not required, the College encourages wearing them as well as following DMC safety protocols that include social distancing.

  • Sunday nights, June 13, 20 and 27 and July 4, 8 p.m., Del Mar College Amphitheater, East Campus, Kosar at Ayers, free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving, retired DMC professor of music and Municipal Band business manager, at dirving@delmar.edu or the DMC Music Office at 698-1211 or yrodrig@delmar.edu.

 

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Mondays -Thursdays, June 21-24 and June 28-July 1
Virtual All-State Choir Camp 2021

Students entering 9th through 12th grades can choose from “virtual” or in-person instruction from outstanding experienced music educators. Students will prepare to perform Texas Music Educators Association audition music and can expect sectional and full choral rehearsals, beginning and advance sight-reading sessions and specific instruction on diction and vocal pedagogy techniques. Those who choose the virtual choir camp experience should order their own music packets through an online Texas music retailer of their choice. 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 these camps. The College is currently in Phase III of the Return-to-Campus Plan. Registration for Small and Large Schools is $115 for each student. A Small School concert is scheduled June 24 at 5 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall and a Large School concert is scheduled July 1 at 5 p.m. in Richardson Performance Hall. Both concerts will be livestreamed. Visit www.delmar.edu/offices/music/choir-camp.html to register.

  • Mondays through Thursdays, June 21-24 (Small Schools) and June 28-July 1 (Large Schools), DMC Virtual All-State Choir Camp, Tuition is $115.
  • For more information, contact camp director Dr. Greg Graf at ggraf2@delmar.edu or 698-1352 or 573-915-2109.
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Monday-Thursday, July 12-15
Viking Virtual Summer Music Camp

Due to the nature of the virtual experience, the Del Mar College Viking Virtual Summer Music Camp is offering beginner, intermediate and advanced instrumental music instruction for students of all age levels from 7th grade to adult with some of the finest music educators and performers. Additionally, some amazing percussion clinics will be hosted by world-renowned percussionists Lalo and Julie Davila. These experiences include classes ranging from percussion techniques to marching drum line. Students will also have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from distinguished composer and conductor, Justin Freer, who will offer insights covering numerous topics regarding real-world career opportunities in the music industry. Lastly, this year’s camp also features James Miculka, Fine Arts Director for the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio. This part of the camp was created for all professional music educators for engaging, productive discussions about the effects the global pandemic has had on instrumental music programs. Miculka will present ideas covering how to rebuild culture in music programs and share his insights about the future of Fine Arts. For the camp schedule and registration, visit https://delmar.edu/offices/music/band-camp.html. 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 these camps. The College is currently in Phase III of the Return-to-Campus Plan.

  • Monday through Thursday, July 12-15, Viking Virtual Summer Music Camp, Tuition is $100.
  • For more information, call Yvonne Rodriguez at 698-1211 or email music@delmar.edu.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Friday, June 25 
DMC Livestreaming Regional Police Academy Pinning Ceremony 

The Del Mar College Public Service Department will host a Spring 2021 pinning ceremony virtually for its Regional Police Academy at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 25. The 2021 Regional Police Academy ceremony will recognize cadets successfully graduating after 23 weeks of intensive training. The ceremony will be livestreamed for family members, friends and the law enforcement community to watch. This momentous event recognizes cadets’ achievement, dedication and sacrifice and is their initial qualification as a Texas Peace Officer. To view the ceremony, go to YouTube at https://youtu.be/nzeZ5E9aAeE, Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live or Boxcast at https://boxcast.tv/view/del-mar-college-regional-police-academy-pinning-592721

 

REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES:

Saturday, June 19
DMC On-campus Registration for Summer II and Fall Semesters

Want to get some credit courses out of the way or even start your studies this summer? Del Mar College has scheduled On-campus Registration with a “personal touch” to get admission, class registration, financial aid, Dual Credit, tuition and fee payment and other business out of the way for Summer II and Fall 2021 semester credit courses. Advising and meningitis vaccines will be provided on-site, too. Registration assistance 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. Individuals can also take the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Test between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the DMC Testing Center. To pre-register, go to www.delmar.edu/tsi. TSI Testing fees do apply.

  • Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., On-campus Registration for Summer II and Fall 2021, Del Mar College East Campus Harvin Student Center, Kosar off Ayers at Baldwin.
  • For more information about registration, contact the Student Enrollment Center at enroll@delmar.edu or 698-1290.
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Online Registration for DMC Summer II Credit Courses

Want to get some credit courses out of the way or even start your studies this summer? Online Registration for Del Mar College Summer II credit courses is underway. Summer II courses begin July 12. The College will deliver summer courses online and in hybrid formats, which may include face-to-face classes depending on evolving COVID-19 precautions, with various session lengths based on course scheduling. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page (www.delmar.edu) to view course offerings, which will include frequent updates and additions throughout the registration process. WebDMC is also where students can check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. Current students who plan to take Summer II courses can visit the DMC “Prepare to Register” web page for more information. Prospective students can visit “Becoming a Viking” to complete the admissions process and for other information. Tuition payment deadlines vary depending on the course session length and are due by 6 p.m. online, by mail-in or in-person at the Business Offices in the East Campus Harvin Student Center and the West Campus Coleman Center.. Check the College’s “Academic Calendar” for deadline dates for Summer II sessions.

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

Currently and throughout Summer 2021
Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2021 Credit Courses

Are you ready to register for the fall semester? Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2021 credit courses is underway with courses beginning Aug. 30. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page (www.delmar.edu) to view course offerings, which will include frequent updates and additions throughout the registration process. WebDMC is also where students can check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. Students who plan to take courses can visit the DMC “Prepare to Register” web page for more information. Prospective students can visit “Becoming a Viking” to complete the admissions process and for other information. Check the College’s “Academic Calendar” for tuition payment and other deadline dates for the fall semester.

  • Underway, Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2021 credit courses, visit www.delmar.edu/ for more details, tuition payment deadlines vary.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu.

     

POTENTIAL AND CURRENT STUDENT RESOURCES:

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Computer Labs:

Ongoing through the end of the Summer 2021 Semester
Del Mar College East Campus General Purpose Computer Labs Open

Vikings! Are you taking a class and need access to a computer lab? Visit the Venters Business Building, Room 244 or 248, on the East Campus (Ayers and Baldwin) to complete your coursework. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Follow the steps below to use the computer labs:

1. Students must check in with the lab monitor and have a DMC ID number or current class schedule.
2. Walk-ins are welcome and computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
3. Two hours per session are allowed for students.
4. Please note:
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 while on campus and in the computer labs.

All computers are equipped with a web camera and lockdown browser. Printer access is available. Students going to the Venters Business Building should enter on the south side facing the Garcia Science (GS) and Coles Buildings (CB).

  • Questions? Call Dr. Leonard Rivera at 361-698-2404 or 361-215-6952.

 

Live Chats and Virtual Workshops:

Mondays, June 21 and 28 
Apply Texas Application Virtual Workshop 

Want to know how to get admitted and enrolled at Del Mar College? During the COVID-19 crisis, where do you start and how do you send admission-related documents? Join the DMC Admissions team during virtual workshops scheduled Mondays and Thursdays each week (and one Saturday) in June to get answers to these questions along with other information you need. To participate, go to https://bit.ly/3wxO9xu. To pre-register to enter for an opportunity for DMC Swag, go to https://bit.ly/31QhPrO.

Tuesday, June 22 
Financial Aid Application Virtual Workshop  

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or just have general questions about Del Mar College? This Financial Aid Application virtual workshop will provide prospective students one-on-one assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for summer and fall courses. The virtual workshop is offered through Microsoft Teams and is available to the public. To participate, click here to join us!

Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 and Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27
DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office Representatives Available at the Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center and at the Food Court at La Palmera Mall

Thinking about attending Del Mar College this summer or fall? 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 and June 26-27 (Saturday and Sunday) to assist individuals planning to take credit courses during the summer or coming fall semesters. Learn about the admissions process, registration deadlines, financial aid and more. Reps will 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!

  • Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center, La Palmera Mall, 5488 South Padre Island Drive (between Macy’s and Dillard’s), free.
  • Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, 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.

Wednesday, June 30 
Admissions Form "Drive-thru Drop Off” Recruitment Events for DMC Summer II and Fall 2021 Credit Classes 

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 either Summer II or Fall 2021 credit courses? The DMC Outreach and Recruitment Office has a solution … FREE “drive-thru drop-off” events that allow 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. DMC recruitment specialists will be on-hand to 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. June 30 drive-thru drop-off events include two locations––the Gregory-Portland High School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the DMC East Campus from 3 to 6 p.m. Other drive-thru drop-off events are scheduled in July. Check out the Outreach and Enrollment Services event web page for these and other informational opportunities throughout the summer at https://www.delmar.edu/becoming-a-viking/discover/tours/outreach-events.html. Summer II credit courses begin July 12 with a registration and payment deadline of July 6. Fall 2021 credit courses begin Aug. 30. 

  • Wednesday, June 30, Admissions Form Drive-thru Drop-off Recruitment Events for Summer II and Fall 2021 semesters. 
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gregory-Portland High School, 4601 Wildcat Drive, Portland. 
  • 3 to 6 p.m., Del Mar College East Campus, Baldwin Blvd. and Ayers Street, use entryway on Edwards Street off Ayers Street. 
  • Questions? Contact recruitment specialists with the DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office at recruit@delmar.eduor email enroll@delmar.edu. 

Tuesdays, July 6 and 20
Financial Aid Application Virtual Workshop

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or just have general questions about Del Mar College? This Financial Aid Application virtual workshop will provide prospective students one-on-one assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for summer and fall courses. The virtual workshop is offered through Microsoft Teams and is available to the public. To participate, click here to join us!

Wednesday, July 7 
Admissions Form “Drive-thru Drop Off” Recruitment Event for DMC Fall 2021 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 Fall 2021 credit courses? The DMC Outreach and Recruitment Office has a solution … a FREE “drive-thru drop-off” event at the College’s Center for Economic Development 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. DMC recruitment specialists will be on-hand to 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. Another drive-thru drop-off event is scheduled July 21 at DMC’s East Campus. Check out the Outreach and Enrollment Services event web page for other informational opportunities throughout the summer at https://www.delmar.edu/becoming-a-viking/discover/tours/outreach-events.html. Fall 2021 credit courses begin Aug. 30. 

  • Wednesday, July 7, 3 to 6 p.m., Admissions Form Drive-thru Drop-off Recruitment Event for Fall 2021, DMC Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples 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

Wednesday, June 23
4th Annual Hospice Symposium, “Reflections at the End of Life: “The New Normal” 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth modalities and other changes in service delivery forged a “new normal.” To address issues pertaining to the shift in “normal,” Del Mar College Continuing Education will host their 4th Annual Hospice Symposium, “Reflections at the End-of-Life: The New Normal,” a virtual eight-hour event addressing end-of-life care and changes resulting from the pandemic. This symposium explores how hospice physicians, social workers, nurses and chaplains adapted to the “new normal” over the past year. 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. End-of-life care has three types of service delivery in the United States: serious illness care, palliative care and hospice. Speakers from interdisciplinary teams will discuss the multiple areas and various settings to apply therapeutic interventions for comfort and quality improvement. 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 which is also open to nurses, social workers, medical multidisciplinary professionals, healthcare workers and caregivers. Participants may register through June 22, and the link for Microsoft Teams will be emailed to registered individuals. The symposium is free, but registration is required at www.delmar.edu/webdmc. (Log-in is not required to register. Click on the Continuing Education box , then click on “Search and/or Register/Pay for Continuing Education Classes.” Enter HPRS 1091 in the Course Code Number box.) Participants can earn 8.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

  • Wednesday, June 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4th Annual Hospice Symposium, “Reflections at the End-of-Life: The New Normal,” free, but registration required at www.delmar.edu/webdmc (follow instructions given above).
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 29 - 30
(NEW Safety Course) Disaster Response Hurricane Preparedness

Are you prepared for a hurricane if one heads to the Coastal Bend? Del Mar College Continuing Education has scheduled a two-day course, HMSY 1025-15070 Disaster Response Hurricane Preparedness, which offers training that’s essential for city officials, disaster relief staff members, emergency management staff members, employees and family members. Designed also for emergency management personnel who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system, this new 16-hour safety course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. Other topics covered are a study of emergency management and preparedness, unique world events, highway safety, emergency escape evacuation route assignments, logistic management, vulnerability assessment and continuity of operations, along with OSHA’s Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Response, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Procedures and Emergency Operation Center (EOC) procedures. Participants will also learn about hazard recognition and assessment upon return, strategies for community readiness, information on disasters, disaster kit preparation and terrorism issues. Additionally, the course covers the evacuation procedures for families and pets, traveling and coping with special needs. It’s important everyone is prepared and ready! Participants will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Certificate of Completion for their participation in this course.

  • Tuesday and Wednesday June 29-30, 8 to 5:50 p.m., Room 117, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $110 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, July 6
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, OSHT 1015-13312 OSHA 30-Hour Construction, scheduled July 6-9. During this course, students will address the common occupational hazards; describe the components of effective workplace design and accident prevention program; and demonstrate correct selection and safe use of Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 6-9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Off-Campus Location, Room TBA, DMC Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., $35 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  
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Through Summer 2021
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, Summer 2021, 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 698-2122 or 698-1328, email ce@delmar.edu or visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

 

Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, June 22
“Women-owned Small Business Certification and Ascent Program for Women”

Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s one-hour webinar, “Women-owned Small Business Certification and Ascent Program for Women,” covers the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program application process, discusses the latest changes to the WOSB/EDWOSB certification process and explores how to optimize and successfully complete the application on the new portal: beta.certify.sba.gov. Cecilia Orozco from the SBA will also provide information about the new, innovative web-platform “Ascent,” which is designed to assist women-owned small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, expand, or recover their business. Topics covered include information by a special guest from PTAC (Resources Overview), Beta.certify.gov, DUNS/NICS CODES, Walk-Through of WOSB/EDWOSB Application process and Ascent Program. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on June 22. 

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Wednesday, June 23
“Do it Anyway-Personal Growth Road Map”

Don’t wait for the waters to be calm before you learn to take on a new adventure, a new skill or a new creative idea. Don’t drift away from what’s calling YOU! Time is a precious commodity, so use it wisely with the people and things that make you a better YOU! Learn how to develop a new sense of discipline that will give you the confidence to move forward on your new career path or personal journey. Identify one thing you can strive toward and accomplish. During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s one-hour webinar, “Do it Anyway-Personal Growth Road Map,” presenter Anna Hay with Learn The Ropes will help you identify your successes and strengthen areas where you need some extra guidance. Sometimes we need some accountability and encouragement to help us focus on the changes we want to implement and ultimately achieve. We have the perfect guide to help you achieve your success. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the “Do it Anyway-Personal Growth Road Map” training session. Funded by the CARES Act, this webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on June 23. 

Wednesday, June 23
“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 by 8 a.m. on June 23. 

Thursday, June 24
“Brick and Mortar Retail—What Now?” 

During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s “Brick and Mortar Retail—What Now?” one-hour webinar, presenter Marc Willson from The Willson Company will discuss several topics, including “Three waves of retail,” “Omnichannel stores will thrive,” “The four must haves,” “Establish convenience,” “Personalized customer service,” “Boomers and Millennials,” “Pamper your existing customers,” “Take care of your employees,” “Use technology to your advantage,” “Be involved in your community,” “Make the experience memorable” and “Welcome to the new WWW.” Funded by the CARES Act, this webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on June 24. 

 

Workforce Programs and Corporate Services

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Friday, June 18
Ten-hour Forklift Operator Safety Training Course Offered by Del Mar College Corporate Services as part of Upskill Coastal Bend

The construction industry is expected to grow 21% in Texas over the next 10 years. Currently, the median annual income for construction equipment operators is $42, 550. This introductory one-day, 10-hour course will cover 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 West Campus facility. Provided through a limited-time grant awarded to DMC Workforce Programs and Corporate Services, cost is only $25 per person.

  • Friday, June 18, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Hands-on Forklift Operator Safety Training Course, West Campus facility, Old Brownsville and Airport Road, 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, Administrative Assistant, at sgarcia319@delmar.edu or 361-698-2415.