Diablo Valley College is a two-year public community college located in Pleasant Hill,
California. DVC is a leader in transfers to four-year institutions in California,
offering over 45 majors and over 40 certificate programs. As the number one feeder
institution, every year, DVC transfers more domestic AND international students to
the University of California, Berkeley than any other college in California. We are
the number 4 feeder institution to ALL public institutions in California. Our international
students have admitted to Georgetown, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie
Mellon, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California and many
other prestigious universities.
Diablo Valley College also offers numerous Associate degrees and certificates and most of these can be completed within two years of study or less. Although an Associate degree is not necessary for transfer F-1 international students who complete an Associate degree can take part in Optional Practical Training (OPT) which is a work benefit for F-1 students who maintain their status. Many students may choose to compete an associates degree take part in OPT and then transfer to a four year college where they can take part in OPT again after completing a Bachelor's degree. For more information on Optional Practical training please go to http://dev.dvc.edu/international/jobs.htm. For more information on the Associate degrees and certificates offered by Diablo Valley College please visit the pate below.