"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for November and December 2020

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

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

Please check back often for updates.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday through Sunday, November 25-29
Del Mar College Closed in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

All operations, including those conducted virtually, at Del Mar College’s East and West Campuses, the Northwest Center in Calallen and the Center for Economic Development will be closed in observation of the Thanksgiving break. Remote office hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Both library facilities will be closed Nov. 25-29. However, DMC Librarians will be providing library services remotely, and the LibGuides on the library homepage will provide assistance with research. For additional library information, please go to the library homepage at https://delmar.edu/library. 



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



Ongoing through the end of the Fall 2020 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) or the Barth Learning Resources Center on the West Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport Roads) 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: Face coverings are required at all times while on campus and in the computer labs.

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.



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

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

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



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

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

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


Get Your Learn On Viking Walking

Currently through Wednesday, December 9
"Get Your Learn On." Online Early Advising and Registration Available for Spring 2021 Credit Courses

Don’t wait. “Get Your Learn On” at Del Mar College.Online registration is underway for Spring 2021 credit courses courses with 8- to 16-week options available. And taking classes at Del Mar College is about 64% less than attending local universities. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page 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 Dec. 9. Registration will reopen on Dec. 10 with a Jan. 6 payment deadline for tuition and fees. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19.



Wednesday, December 2
Student Services for Mastering Finals Live Chat 

Gearing up for finals? Want to know how Del Mar College student services can help? Learn about academic support tools available and tips on managing stress. Find out about available resources from the Student Success Center, Stone Writing Center, Math Learning Center or Counseling! Join the College’s Student Services representatives for a Q&A live chat session to get responses to your questions. For a full list of upcoming live opportunities from different DMC programs and departments, visit delmar.edu/live. To participate, use YouTube at https://youtu.be/l7Rf2x6IRKU or Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.

Monday, December 7
“Del Mar. Delivered.” Admissions and Financial Aid Workshops

Need assistance completing your admissions or financial aid applications, seeking information about testing or just have general questions? This “Del Mar. Delivered.” virtual workshop will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with campus representatives after normal working hours to take a closer look into financial aid assistance and a program of interest. Learn more about the College’s enrollment process and various programs available to start your career. The virtual workshop is offered through Microsoft Teams and is available to the public.

  • Monday, Dec. 7, 4 to 7 p.m., “Del Mar. Delivered.” workshop offered through Microsoft Teams online by visiting: https://bit.ly/3cE9Wdk
  • For more information, call 698-1290 or email enroll@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, December 16
Admission/Enrollment Process Live Chat

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 for a live chat to get answers to these questions as well as other information you need. Learn about the College’s enrollment, orientation process and various programs available to start your career. Join DMC representatives each week to find out about other services, including financial aid, academic programs and student services. For a full list of upcoming live opportunities from different DMC programs and departments, visit delmar.edu/live. To participate, use YouTube at https://youtu.be/Lwce71NPSdU or Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.



Ongoing through December 4
DMC Art Program’s Fall 2020 Virtual Exhibit Featuring the Work of Late Department Chair Joseph A. Cain

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

  • Ongoing through Dec. 4, Virtual Exhibit “Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine,” go to https://www.facebook.com/ART4DMC and click on the video gallery.
  • For more information about the virtual exhibit, contact the DMC Art Program at 698-1216 or art@delmar.edu.

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


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

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

Continuing Education:

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

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

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

Fast-Track Career Training Programs Available

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

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

Thursday and Friday, December 3-4
Online COVID-19 Workplace Awareness Class

Do you know how to plan for and respond to a COVID-19-related situation? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers a COVID-19 Workplace Awareness course, OSHT-1091-15418, that addresses workplace issues affiliated with the pandemic. Scheduled Nov. 5-6, this two-day online course covers monitoring procedures and corrective actions as well as verifying procedures and performing detailed recordkeeping to ensure a safe and healthy environment in an occupational health setting. Participants will also be introduced to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendation for “What is An Effective Safety and Health Program,” which utilizes seven core elements. After completing this course, business owners or management and employees will better understand OSHA’s guidance for an effective safety program.

  • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4, course conducted online, $175 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Beginning Monday, December 7  
Online Medication Aide Refresher Course  

Need to renew your medication aide permit? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, Medication Aide Refresher, NURA-1041-10056, from Dec. 7 through 12. 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, Dec. 7 through 12, instruction provided online, $50 tuition.  
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  



Ongoing During Fall 2020
Heavy Equipment Operator Courses Offered for Growing Construction Industry Needs

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. You can get trained and get started as a heavy equipment operator through Del Mar College Corporate Services as part of the Upskill Coastal Bend initiative. Train to operate a backhoe, excavator or forklift as well as earn your NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) credentials and more. Upskill your career now and learn more about training opportunities to become a heavy equipment operator by visiting www.delmar.edu/ce or upskilcoastalbend.org for course schedules or contact DMC Corporate Services at 883-9775 or corporate@delmar.edu.



Originally Streamed on Saturday, November 7
Virtual South Texas Brass Symposium: Student Ensembles Concert

This year’s South Texas Brass Symposium at Del Mar College went virtual! Among masterclasses, workshops and performances during the annual symposium, student brass ensembles from across South Texas performed a concert online. If you missed it ... don't worry! You can watch and listen to these talented musicians now.


Small Business Development Center:

Tuesday, December 1
“Year-End Tax Planning for Small Businesses” Webinar Hosted by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center

It’s never too early to start your year-end tax planning? Get started by attending the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s one-hour webinar, “Year-End Tax Planning for Small Business” presented by Certified Public Accountant Kellie Shipley, who will discuss planning techniques that businesses can implement to potentially reduce their income tax. Information will also pinpoint areas where tax law changes my impact your business as well as help you understand some of the most pertinent tax law changes from last year. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required and runs through 8 a.m. on Dec. 1.

Goals 2021 Blocks

Tuesday, December 1
2021 Marketing Planning (It’s Got To Be Better Than This Year)” Webinar Hosted by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center

It’s an understatement. 2020 has been a rough year for small businesses. But, it’s not too early to start planning your marketing efforts for 2021. The Del Mar College Small Business Development Center will host a one-hour webinar, “2021 Marketing Planning,” to help small businesses navigate COVID-19 general support and marketing and sales efforts. Presenters will review the most important aspects of planning your marketing strategies for the year. Participants will receive a marketing calendar and walk through the document together, along with a list of focused marketing areas to address each month. Taking time to work on a marketing plan will help create a path for promotion and keep your business “top of mind” with customers and prospects. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required and runs through 8 a.m. on Dec. 1.

Wednesday, December 2
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. 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 and runs through 2 p.m. on Dec. 2.


Special Events & Activities:

Native American Heritage

Currently through November 30
Native American Heritage Month Virtual Library Display at Del Mar College

Native American Heritage Month is recognized throughout the month of November and brings awareness of the unique challenges faced by Native people and how they have worked to conquer them. The month-long celebration is an opportunity to learn about the cultures, accomplishments and contributions of indigenous tribes. In observance of Native American Heritage Month, Del Mar College Library staff have created a webpage of resources available online. The Native American Heritage Month Virtual Display features eBooks, publications, media and web resources that highlight the rich ancestry and traditions of Native people. Current DMC students and employees can access DMC Library materials online with their DMC username and password. Community members are encouraged to view the Native American Heritage Month virtual display at: https://libguides.delmar.edu/nativedisplay2020