"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for July and August 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 through the end of the summer I semester, 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.

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

 

TESTING CENTER:

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

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

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

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

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

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

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

WELCOME!

 

CARES ACT EMERGENCY RELIEF AID GRANT:

Currently
CARES Act Emergency Relief Aid Grant Appplication Acceptance by DMC Financial Aid Services

Hey, Vikings! As a DMC student, have you been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Need financial help to continue your studies? Del Mar College is ready to implement our second phase of awarding CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund grants, but you need to have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application on file and fill out DMC Financial Aid Services’ request application. Even if you don’t qualify for financial aid, you can still apply for this grant if you’re enrolled in summer or fall credit courses. Follow these easy steps to apply for the grant:

  1. Go to https://www.delmar.edu/becoming-a-viking/afford/index.html
  2. Complete your FAFSA application (www.fafsa.gov)
  3. Download and complete the CARES Act Emergency Relief Aid application.

If you didn’t receive a CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund grant this spring, don’t wait! Apply now! DMC is committed to ensuring you achieve your educational goals.

 

REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES:

Now Underway and Throughout the Summer
Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2020 Credit Courses

Are you ready to register for the fall semester? Online Registration for Del Mar College Fall 2020 credit courses continues with courses beginning Aug. 24. The College will deliver fall courses online, hybrid or face-to-face formats depending on evolving COVID-19 precautions. 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” on the College’s website 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 semester credit courses, visit  for more details, tuition payment deadlines vary.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, July 15
Early Registration and Payment Deadline for Fall Credit Courses at Del Mar College

Haven’t registered for fall credit courses at Del Mar College, yet? Don’t wait. July 15 is the tuition and fees payment deadline for courses registered on or before July 15. Regular fall semester credit courses begin Monday, Aug. 24. Get details at www.delmar.edu/registration. Other registration and payment opportunities will be available, but classes may be limited. So, don’t wait!

 

WORKSHOPS/LIVE CHATS:

Wednesday, July 22
Live Chat with Del Mar College Student Services Representatives

Did you know Del Mar College provides counseling, disabilities and veterans’ services? The College’s Counseling Center provides individual, group and couple counseling sessions and a safe, confidential place for students while honoring their unique strengths and challenges. The Disability Services Office provides services for qualified students with documented disabilities. During this session, participants will learn about different types of disabilities, review the process students must follow to request accommodations and find out about types of accommodations. The Veterans Upward Bound program assists in making a smooth transition for eligible veterans who want to return to college. Services include assistance with applying for college or education benefits and registering for a placement test. All services are free as long as participants qualify for the program. To join the live chat, go to Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live or www.delmar.edu/live.

Thursday, July 23
Live Chat: “What does it take to get into Computer Science?” Hosted by DMC Computer Science Program Representatives

Computers and technology are part of our daily lives, especially now. Have you ever been curious about how they work, where we get the software that makes our favorite programs run, how the websites where we shop are created or how digital mapping works? If so, you may have what it takes to be one Del Mar College’s Computer Science majors. Let’s face it, computers aren’t going anywhere and neither are the jobs. They’re only continuing to grow. Join DMC Computer Science representatives to learn about Computer Programming, Network Administration and Information Security, Web Development and Geographic Information Systems, along with some of the potential career opportunities should you choose this path. To participate, go to www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live or www.delmar.edu/live.

 

Art:

Currently and Ongoing
Virtual Slide Show of the Del Mar College Art and Drama Department’s 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

If you missed the opening reception or couldn’t visit the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery before Del Mar College closed for Spring Break and has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the juried 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show virtually. Juried this year by Oklahoma artist Katherine Liontas-Warren, who is an art professor at Cameron University in Lawton, the exhibit features 62 artworks––including 29 two-dimensional pieces and 33 sculptures––selected from 700 entries submitted by 193 artists representing 41 states. The exhibit represents the work of 61 artists who made this year’s national show. 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 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. Access the video slide show on the Art Program’s Facebook page using the following link: www.facebook.com/ART4DMC/. Or, you can view the video below produced by Assistant Professor of Art Kerstin Dale, who used artists' slides submitted for juror selection. You can also view gallery shots taken during the Feb. 21 opening by clicking here.

 

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

DUE TO RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACCESS, THIS EXHIBIT IS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

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

 

 

Continuing Education:

Ongoing, Summer 2020
DMC Continuing Education Offers LIVE Chat for Summer 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 registration, Summer 2020 Online and In-class Courses, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, Live Chat available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
  • For more information and to register for Continuing Education courses and programs, call 698-2122 or 698-1328, email ce@delmar.edu or visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

Ongoing, Summer and Fall 2020
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 Summer and Fall 2020, 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.

Monday, July 20
DMC Continuing Education Offering Spanish for Medical Professionals - Beginner Classes

Do you work in a medical setting and come into contact with Spanish-speaking patients? Need to brush up on medical terms in Spanish? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online Spanish for Medical Professionals-Beginner course, SPNL-1001-10046, scheduled July 20 through August 28. 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 practical Spanish communication skills for the health care employee, including medical terminology, greetings, common expressions, commands and phrases normally used within a hospital or a physician’s office.

  • Monday, July 20 through Aug. 28, online, $60 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

CORPORATE SERVICES:

Ongoing During Summer and Fall 2020
Heavy Equipment Operator Courses Offered for GrowingI Construction Indusry 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.

Beginning Tuesday, July 14
“Hospitality - Level-Up” Online Return to Work Academy Hosted by DMC Corporate Services as Part of Re-Charge Coastal Bend

The impact of COVID19 to the workplace and local businesses has changed the expectations of all hospitality positions. Join Del Mar College Corporate Services to “level up” your hospitality skills. Whether you are looking for a new position or want to build your skills, this Hospitality Academy will challenge you to do your best. Be an important part of Corpus Christi’s experience for visitors. Training objectives of this academy include learning how to take charge of your career development, participating in a communication assessment to check your skills, understanding how to deliver a WOW experience for customers and creating an action plan to be a key part of the Coastal Bend visitor experience. This two-day online academy begins Tuesday, July 14. The Hospitality Academy is made possible through a Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative grant, and you may qualify for funding assistance to attend the academy. Contact a DMC Corporate Services program advisor about eligibility by calling 361-883-9675 or emailing corporate@delmar.edu. Cost for non-eligible registrants is $199 per person.

  • Beginning Tuesday, July 14, 8:30 a.m., Online Hospitality Academy offered by DMC Corporate Services, academy link provided upon registration, cost is $199 per person or free for registrants eligible for grant funds.
  • Questions, ready to register or need to check for funding eligibility, contact DMC Corporate Services at 361-883-9675 or corporate@delmar.edu.

Beginning Tuesday, July 21
“Management Accelerator” Online Return to Work Academy Hosted by DMC Corporate Services as Part of Re-Charge Coastal Bend

Management and leadership roles are hard enough to navigate when you’re not facing a pandemic. The addition of COVID19 has added new challenges that have left many individuals filling these roles looking for ways to effectively move forward. If you find yourself trying to track your course through these unpredictable times, Del Mar College Corporate Services and their Re-Charge Coastal Bend initiative is here to help! Whether you’re a leader with years of experience or new to management, the “Management Accelerator” Online Return to Work Academy will provide tips and tools to get through these trying times. Training objectives of this academy include creating a strong resume, reviewing and strengthening your management skills for excellence, determining where you are with your interpersonal skills so you can track your course forward and building an action plan for moving forward. This two-day online academy begins Tuesday, July 21. The Management Accelerator Academy is made possible through a Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative grant, and you may qualify for funding assistance to attend the academy. Contact a DMC Corporate Services program advisor about eligibility by calling 361-883-9675 or emailing corporate@delmar.edu. Cost for non-eligible registrants is $199 per person.

  • Beginning Tuesday, July 21, 8:30 a.m., Online Management Accelerator Academy offered by DMC Corporate Services, academy link provided upon registration, cost is $199 per person or free for registrants eligible for grant funds.
  • Questions, ready to register or need to check for funding eligibility, contact DMC Corporate Services at 361-883-9675 or corporate@delmar.edu.

Friday, July 24
Ten-hour Forklift Operator Course

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 hands-on training and get started as a forklift operator through Del Mar College Corporate Services as part of the Upskill Coastal Bend initiative. This 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 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, July 24, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Hands-on Forklift Operator 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 Dara Betz, Director of Institutional Accreditations, at dbetz@delmar.edu or 361-698-2415.

Beginning Tuesday, July 28
“Career Resilience” Online Return to Work Academy Hosted by DMC Corporate Services as Part of Re-Charge Coastal Bend

The impact of COVID19 to the workplace continues to unfold. If you have been impacted and need to find other employment, Del Mar College Corporate Services’ “Career Resilience” Return to Work Academy offered through the Re-Charge Coastal Bend initiative may be your answer. Whether you’re looking for another position or a new career field, this two-day online academy will help you get organized and ready to approach the job market with relevant skills to complete a successful job search. Even if you’re new to the job market or have been working for years, “Career Resilience” will cover tips and tools to give you a competitive edge. Training objectives include discussing the impact of COVID19 on the job market and job search skills required, completing a career inventory and creating a strong resume, developing interview skills that will build self-confidence and building your career action plan. The academy begins Tuesday, July 28. The Career Resilience Academy is made possible through a Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative grant, and you may qualify for funding assistance to attend the academy. Contact a DMC Corporate Services program advisor about eligibility by calling 361-883-9675 or emailing corporate@delmar.edu. Cost for non-eligible registrants is $199 per person.

  • Beginning Tuesday, July 28, 8:30 a.m., Online Management Accelerator Academy offered by DMC Corporate Services, academy link provided upon registration, cost is $199 per person or free for registrants eligible for grant funds.
  • Questions, ready to register or need to check for funding eligibility, contact DMC Corporate Services at 361-883-9675 or corporate@delmar.edu.

 

Beginning Tuesday, August 11
“HR Toolkit” Online Return to Work Academy Hosted by Del Mar College Corporate Services as Part of Re-Charge Coastal Bend

Wearing multiple hats can be tricky, especially when one of those hats includes Human Resources duties. Hiring, payroll and making sure employees know the rules can take a lot of time. As part of Del Mar College Corporate Services’ “Re-Charge Coastal Bend” initiative, their two-day online “HR Toolkit” Return to Work Academy will help you organize multiple duties with best practices and helpful hints. The academy includes reviewing quick checklists to ensure you’re covering all the important items that support a healthy and positive work environment. Whether you’re the office coordinator with several duties or the HR staff member who could use a little refresher, “HR Toolkit” was designed with you in mind. Training objectives include starting with you taking a communications skill assessment to understand how others experience you; reviewing a checklist and best practices for hiring, employee files, employee handbooks and onboarding processes; evaluating your COVID-19 Return to Work Safely Checklist; serving as an advocate for creating a positive company culture; and creating your action plan for Human Resources-related items. The academy begins Tuesday, Aug. 11. The HR Toolkit Academy is made possible through a Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative grant, and you may qualify for funding assistance to attend the academy. Contact a DMC Corporate Services program advisor about eligibility by calling 361-883-9675 or emailing cororate@delmar.edu. Cost for non-eligible registrants is $199 per person.

  • Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m., Online HR Toolkit Academy offered by DMC Corporate Services, academy link provided upon registration, cost is $199 per person or free for registrants eligible for grant funds.
  • Questions, ready to register or need to check for funding eligibility, contact DMC Corporate Services at 361-883-9675 or corporate@delmar.edu.

Music:

Monday through Thursday, July 13-16
Virtual Viking Summer Band Camp

For 7th through 12th grade musicians interested in continuing their pursuits during the summer, Del Mar College’s Virtual Viking Summer Band Camp provides an opportunity to meet new friends during this virtual experience. The Viking Band Camp is partnering with Musically Yours, a company that is designed for teaching music and leadership skills. The camp also features some amazing percussion clinics hosted by well-known percussionists Lalo Davila and Julie Davila with student experiences including classes ranging from percussion techniques to marching drum line. Additionally, students will have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from world-renowned composer and conductor Justin Freer, who will offer insights about numerous topics regarding real-world career opportunities in the music industry. The four-day camp runs Monday through Thursday, July 13-16. The virtual conferencing platform used during camp will be Zoom. Online registration fee of $75 is due by July 11. To register online, visit www.delmar.edu/offices/music/band-camp.html. Inquiries can be directed to band camp director Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez at aramirez136@delmar.edu or 361-774-7210.

  • Monday through Thursday, July 13-16, virtual camp provided through Zoom teleconferencing platform, registration is $75 per student.
  • For more information, email camp director Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez at aramirez136@delmar.edu or 361-774-7210.

Monday through Thursday, July 20-30
Virtual All-State Choir Camp 2020

Students entering grades 9 through 12 will receive "virtual" instruction from outstanding experienced music educators. This year’s camp is offered through a virtual platform with participants preparing to perform Texas Music Educators Association audition music. Participants can expect sectional and full choral rehearsals, beginning and advance sight-reading sessions and specific instruction on diction and vocal pedagogy techniques. Private voice lessons with DMC voice faculty are also available at an additional cost. Registration for Small and Large Schools is $15 for each student. Due to the virtual nature of this year’s camp, DMC cannot provide music packets. Everyone is encouraged to order their own music packets through an online Texas music retailer of their choice. The virtual conferencing platform used during camp will be Zoom. No final concert is scheduled this summer. To register online, visit www.delmar.edu/offices/music/choir-camp.html. Inquiries can be directed to camp director Dr. Greg Graf at 698-1352, 573-915-2109 or ggraf2@delmar.edu.

  • Monday through Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m., July 20-23 (Small School) and July 27-30 (Large School), virtual camp provided through Zoom teleconferencing platform. registration is $15 per student. 
  • For more information, call the DMC Music Office at 698-1214 or camp director Dr. Greg Graf at 698-1352, 573-915-2109 or ggraf2@delmar.edu.

 

While performances by DMC Music Department students and faculty are not currently held on the College’s East Campus, check back frequently for updates as we provide videos featuring their talent.


CURRENTLY POSTED: DMC Guitar Ensemble

Under the instruction of Music Professor Philip Hii, students making up the DMC Guitar Ensemble perform composer Gaston Rolland’s “Toccata” (arranged by Masataka Sano). The ensemble incudes John “Rocky” Esquivel, Gabriel Luna, William Roca, Jacob Ramos, Jacob Villarreal, Vincent Beanes, Kiya Vance, Gabriel Bradt and Bijan Viloria. Enjoy!

 

Small Business Development Center:

Thursday, July 16
“Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish With Confidence” 

Publishing your website can feel like a daunting task. Even with a template that takes care of the look and feel of your website, you still need to create the content for your pages. It is easy once you know where to focus. You can publish your website quickly with just the essential pages you need to get yourself online. Join us for this great presentation where we will show you the best practices you should follow for your website. While this webinar is provided at no cost, registration is required.

Thursday, July 23
A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success 

As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging and how to get results—all with a limited amount of time and resources. That is why in this session we will provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. You will learn how to get started, choose the right social networks for your business and learn a 15-minute social media plan. While this webinar is provided at no cost, registration is required.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2 p.m., instruction provided online using your browser; no cost but registration is required by CLICKING HERE 
  • For more information, contact the DMC Small Business Development Center at 698-1021 or email mbenavides11@delmar.edu.

Thursday, July 30
How to Grow Your Business With Google Search Ads” 

For many, the thought of creating Google Search ads can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re not sure how they work and you don’t want to waste money trying to figure them out. But what if you could ease that sense of overwhelm by knowing how to create Google Search Ads that cost-effectively drive the right traffic to your website? That’s what we’ll show you in this engaging presentation. We’ll discuss how to create Google Search Ads designed to grow your business. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required.

  • Thursday, July 30, 2 p.m., instruction provided online using your browser; no cost but registration is required by CLICKING HERE 
  • For more information, contact the DMC Small Business Development Center at 698-1021 or email mbenavides11@delmar.edu.

 

Special Events & Activities:

Monday, August 3
Application Deadline for Del Mar College Fire Academy Fall 2020 Cohort

Serving in the public safety sector can provide a rewarding career. If you have considered becoming a firefighter, the Del Mar College Fire Academy with the Public Safety Education Department is taking applications now for their Fall 2020 academy cohort. The program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree, which includes two semesters of fire science training and a semester-long emergency medical technician (EMT) training class, and prepares cadets for careers with Coastal Bend and other Texas employers seeking firefighters. The program is prepared to provide training that includes health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic and may include face-to-face or hybrid training as well as online instruction for portions of the academy. In addition to Del Mar College’s admissions process, interested individuals will need to complete the Fire Science program’s application process by Monday, Aug. 3, and meet program requirements. The Fall 2020 DMC Fire Academy cohort will begin Aug. 24. To learn more about the program and to access Fire Academy requirements, go to www.delmar.edu/degrees/fire-science/index.html.

Currently and Ongoing
Del Mar College Foundation’s “Virtual” Bernie’s Spring Bash

The world now operates in a “new normal” defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Del Mar College students already faced many challenges without the impacts created by this world-wide crisis, and now our students must deal with additional hurdles as they juggle unexpected changes to their lives. The Del Mar College Foundation is continuing efforts to support DMC student success and has developed an innovative way to “virtually” offer “Bernie’s Spring Bash” to raise funds for the Student Emergency Aid fund. “Bernie’s Spring Bash” offers donors insight into some of the College’s signature programs with faculty and staff demonstrating their expertise and talent. Listen to traditional Irish fiddle tunes or a piano performance, relax during a yoga session or learn tips and tricks to work from home more effectively. You can even download a coloring book featuring DMC’s mascot, Valdar the Viking. By donating to the Foundation’s Student Emergency Aid fund, you’re supporting Del Mar College students in crisis and who are facing unprecedented financial setbacks that may force them to delay or cancel their dreams of higher education. While virtual this year, “Bernie’s Spring Bash” is an “online party with purpose!” Visit www.delmar.edu/foundation to access this virtual fundraising event, and check back often for new additions featuring Del Mar College programs and departments. You can also give directly using the following link: https://give.delmar.edu/bvsb2020.