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“Pathways Nights” Providing Opportunities to Explore DMC Programs and Career Possibilities

Several open houses scheduled this summer focused on degree and certificate options within College’s program pathways; qualified participants can even register for credit courses offered during Summer Session II and Fall 2023 semester

Article by Melinda Eddleman

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or someone seeking a career change, Del Mar College’s (DMC) “Pathways Nights” are one way to explore the possibilities among its associate degree and certificate programs. These open house events focus on the programs grouped within specific “pathways” with several scheduled during June and July for prospective students and for those who are already Vikings.

Organized by the College’s Student Enrollment Center, all “Pathways Nights” are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at different DMC campus locations (get online directions and campus maps). Participants can expect program tours and demonstrations, onsite advising, admissions and financial aid application assistance and checks, along with much more information provided by DMC Student Services staff. Program representatives will also be on-hand to answer any questions participants have.


“Pathways Nights” are currently scheduled as follows:

June 6: Industrial Education
• Programs: environmental and petrochemical lab technology, industrial instrumentation, millwright, nondestructive testing, process technology and welding
• Location: Workforce Development Center, DMC Windward Campus, 4101 Old Brownsville Rd. (78405)

June 13: Architecture, Aviation and Automotive
• Programs: air conditioning; airframe and power plant technology; architecture and drafting; auto body, automotive and diesel technology; building maintenance; carpentry; construction management and avionics electronics
• Location: STEM Building, DMC Oso Creek Campus, 7002 Yorktown Blvd., (78414)

June 20: Kinesiology and Education
• Programs: child development and early childhood education, kinesiology, personal training, teaching grades 8-12, EC-12 (other than Special Education) and teaching EC-6
• Location: Gymnasium, DMC Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404)

July 11: Health Sciences
* Programs: dental assisting and dental hygiene, sonography and echocardiography, health information technology, medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, nursing (LVN through BSN), occupational and physical therapy, radiology, respiratory therapy and surgical technology
* Location: Health Sciences Complex, Building 2, DMC Windward Campus, 4101 Old Brownsville Road (78405)

July 25: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Programs: biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer information systems, computer programming, engineering (electrical, industrial and mechanical), geographic information systems, geology, interactive game technology, mathematics, network and administration, physics and web development
Location: Garcia Science Building, DMC Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404)

For qualified participants who have completed the admissions process and other requirements and for current students, registration for Summer Session II and Fall 2023 credit courses is also available. Classes begin July 10 and Aug. 28, respectively. More information about current registration opportunities is available at www.delmar.edu/registration.

Questions? Contact the Student Enrollment Center at enroll@delmar.edu or 361-698-1290. 

Interested individuals can also view the current agenda for DMC “Pathways Nights” at www.delmar.edu/pathwaysnights, which is subject to schedule changes and/or updates.



About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.