Instruction Office

Kim Schenk
Senior Administrative Assistant:
Joellen Heaney
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Professional Development includes:

Welcome to the Instruction Office at Diablo Valley College

At DVC, students are our first priority. Our instructional programs are designed to meet your educational and training needs. Whether you are a new or a returning student, you can be confident that we will do all we can to assist you in achieving your academic goals, as well as provide you with many opportunities and enrichment activities that expand your horizons.

The choice of a college is an important decision and we are very pleased that you are interested in Diablo Valley College. DVC has consistently been among the community colleges with the highest transfer rates to the University of California and the California State University systems. DVC also has strong career/technical programs to meet student and employer needs. Career/technical programs range from Sports Medicine to Computer Network Technology to Energy Systems. The college also offers life-long learning opportunities to students to upgrade their job skills, develop personal skills, or pursue individual academic interests.

The Instruction Office coordinates daily, nightly, online and weekend instructional activities for the college. The office provides a wide range of support functions including:

  • Course and Classroom Scheduling
  • Faculty Evaluation Assistance
  • Department and Division Support
  • Curriculum Support
  • Program Review Support
  • Enrollment Management
  • Career/Technical Program Marketing
  • Business/Industry Articulation
  • Professional Development Support
  • Contract Education
  • Accreditation
  • Four Year Articulation
  • High School CTE Articulation
  • Workforce Development Support
  • Catalog Development
  • Community Education

The Transfer and General Education emphasis in the Instruction Office is designed to coordinate and assess the effectiveness of courses and programs to ensure student success in transfer. Increasing student access through flexible scheduling is a major priority.

The Workforce Development emphasis in the office focuses on maintaining the relevancy and currency of career/technical certificate courses and programs.

Both functions work with the Articulation Officer to monitor the status of course articulation with universities and high schools.

Office hours during Fall and Spring terms are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours during Summer are Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

We are proud of our students, the College, and over 50 years of service to the community. Join us in sharing the spirit and excitement of learning, teaching, scholarship and collegiality at Diablo Valley College.

Contact us

Kim Schenk, Senior Dean, Curriculum and Instruction

Tina Dodson, Workforce Development Manager

Liz Cabiles, Community and Educational Partnership Liaison (Interim)

Allison Albright, Student Services and Instructional Support Coordinator

Jessica Martin
Senior Administrative Secretary - Evening Office925-969-2038

Maria Barno
Scheduling Specialist925-969-2039

Teresa Molnar
Scheduling Specialist925-969-2040

Joellen Heaney
Senior Administrative Assistant925-969-2044