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Counselor Update Guide A Quick Reference to Del Mar College

Dear Coastal Bend High School Counselor, Why encourage your students to consider Del Mar College? Small classes, individual attention, affordable tuition, outstanding faculty, just to name a few of our advantages. Let me share some details. • Quality Programs — We offer more than 125 programs ranging from liberal arts to echocardiography, aviation technology to mechanical engineering, law enforcement to digital media. The District recently invested more than $135 million to build and equip classrooms and specialized learning laboratories to promote student success. • Individual Attention — Faculty ensure that your graduates have the best opportunity to prepare to earn a living wage or transfer for a bachelor’s degree. The average class size is 22 students. I recently added two new deans to the College’s staff to concentrate on Student Outreach and Enrollment Services and Student Engagement and Retention. • Outstanding Instruction — Del Mar has more Piper Professors for Outstanding Classroom Teaching than any other community college in the state. Our credit programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, meaning courses applicable to bachelor’s degrees transfer easily. • National Recognition — Del Mar College ranks in the top 2% of community colleges in the country for graduating Hispanic students with associate degrees. • Affordable Costs — Students living in the Del Mar College District pay only $1,095 per semester for a full course load. The District includes Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso Independent School Districts. Del Mar distributed more than $30 million in financial aid and scholarships last year to eligible students. If you need more information before encouraging your students to pursue their dreams at Del Mar College, please contact me at (361) 698-1203. Sincerely,

Mark Escamilla, Ph.D. President


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More than 22,000 credit and noncredit students enroll at Del Mar College each year for academic, business, occupational, professional, and personal development.

Del Mar College includes two campuses and two offcampus centers in Corpus Christi. As a commuter college, both main campuses and the Center for Economic Development are easily accessible to students in the Coastal Bend area. In addition, Del Mar College has the Northwest Center, an off-campus site located in Calallen, Texas, structured to provide credit and continuing education courses to the surrounding communities’ students.


Del Mar College is consistently ranked among the nation’s top community colleges to grant associate degrees to Hispanic students according to Community College Week.


Students can choose from more than 50 Associate degrees that transfer to accredited universities or select Associate in Applied Science degrees or certificates in more than 140 occupational fields to prepare for the working world.

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Three out of four Del Mar graduates planning to transfer to a university do so within one year of College graduation.

The average passing rate for Del Mar graduates is just over 95% in occupational programs that require licensing for employment, such as Registered Nurse Education, Cosmetology and Real Estate.


Del Mar College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 300334097) to award Certificates of Achievement and Associate Degrees.


Del Mar College students traditionally pay less than ¼ the cost of the same semester credit hour load if taken at area universities.


Ready to help achieve dreams? Here’s how to get started! TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMS


Del Mar College is an “open door” institution. This includes anyone who is a high school graduate, received a GED, or may need individual approval for admission due to special circumstances. NOTE: Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to all programs of the College due to limits on space or specialized equipment. Call (361) 698-1290 (East) or (361) 698-1193 (West)


These items should be submitted to the Student Enrollment Center to complete an admissions file: 1. Admission Application: 2. Test Scores: Texas Success Initiative (THEA, COMPASS, etc.) for all first time college students. Some transfer students may be required to provide test scores. 3. Transcript: Official final high school transcript or General Educational Development (GED) test scores for a first time college student. 4. Official college transcripts from all previous colleges attended for transfer/Dual Credit students. 5. Residency: Proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license, student I.D.) from the past 12 months for in-state tuition rates. 6. Vaccine: All new incoming students who are 30 years of age or younger will need to show proof of a bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Del Mar College offers Academic Testing for THEA or COMPASS. To schedule a test call: (361) 698-1645

Dual Credit and Early Admission Programs—High school juniors and seniors can earn college-level credit before high school graduation through these two specialized programs. Call the Del Mar College Dual Credit Office at (361) 698-2424 to learn how to set up Dual Credit courses on your campus!


If your students haven’t earned their high school diploma, contact the Department of GED Instruction at the Del Mar College West Campus for high school equivalency classes which are designed to help pass the GED test. A Transitions Liaison will work exclusively with your student to help them enroll in college upon GED completion. Call (361) 698-1756

COLLEGE COSTS 2011-2012 Academic Year Students living in the following areas qualify for Del Mar College in-district tuition: • Calallen Independent School District • Corpus Christi Independent School District • Flour Bluff Independent School District • Tuloso-Midway Independent School District • West Oso Independent School District Students who live outside the five school districts but have lived in the state of Texas for the past 12 months qualify for out-of-district tuition. If they have lived outside the state or the country over the past 12 months, they will pay out-of-state/foreign tuition. Military personnel or their dependents should contact the Student Veterans Office to establish residency status.

TSI Placement Exemptions TAKS Scores SAT Scores ACT Scores


Reading=2200+ and Writing=3+ Critical Reading=500+ Reading=19+

Math=2200+ Math=500+ Math=19+

Total=1070+ Composite=23+

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FINANCIAL AID Financial Aid Priority Deadlines: January 1: FAFSA Application Available May 1: Fall and Academic year These items should be submitted to Financial Aid Services to complete financial aid packaging: 1. Financial Aid Application: 2. DMC Forms: Submit needed forms through WebDMC E-Forms upon DMC request. Students should check DMC email for needed forms. 3. Award: Accept or Reject Financial Assistance Awards on WebDMC “Financial Aid� Bridge tab. 4. Refund: The Del Mar College HigherOne Refund card is distributed after registration with refund aid deposited after tuition has been paid. Applications for financial assistance will be accepted after January 1 of each year for the following academic year. It is recommended that students apply at least three months before the priority deadline. Call (361) 698-1293 (East) or (361) 698-1726 (West)


District Residents

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*Tuition and fees are subject to change. The Del Mar College Board of Regents has the option to adjust tuition and fees. Texas state legislative action may also change costs. For current tuition and fees, go to:

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Deadline for Scholarships: March 15: Academic Year (Fall and Spring) One Del Mar College Foundation Scholarship application is needed per student, per year. Apply online only for scholarships: Students are notified in May of awarded scholarships via e-mail. Scholarships are awarded once a year for the academic year (Fall and Spring). Call (361) 698-1033, or email:


Engagement and Student Retention Services Del Mar College offers a wide variety of special services and programs geared to help your student reach their education goals. Your students should take advantage of these opportunities to make the most of the community college experience.

SERVICES and RESOURCES Disability Services – The Special Services Office is available for students with disabilities to assist them in attending Del Mar College. A staff disability specialist assesses each student’s needs and eligibility to determine appropriate accommodations and services. Call (361) 698-1292 Child Care – The Morris L. Lichtenstein, Jr. Center for Early Learning is an instructional facility for the Child Development/Early Childhood program. This facility provides on-campus child care for ages two months through 6 years. Professionally trained staff provides part-time and full-time care for days, evenings, and weekends. Rates are competitive with other area facilities. College students may qualify for childcare scholarships. Call (361) 698-1083


Opening and dedication of Student Veterans Office in Harvin Student Center on the East Campus

TRiO Student Support Services Program – TRiO offers a variety of services for eligible students designed to enhance the education experience. Services offered include tutoring, financial aid information, encoring, college transfer assistance, career exploration, assistance with goal setting and attainment and academic and social activities. The goal of TRiO is to assist students in their efforts to successful accomplish their goals. Call (361) 698-1589 (East) or (361) 698-1894 (West) Honors Program – If students have high academic scores, they may want to participate in the Honors Program that allows them to take enriched courses and earn honors credits on their transcript. Call (361) 698-2467

Student Technology Centers – Take advantage of personal computer laboratories located on both the East and West Campus. The student technology fee allows students to access the latest software for completing class assignments or accessing the Internet. Resources for Excellence in Communication (REC) Center – Individualized computer modules, interactive audiotapes and other specialized computer learning aids are available to help with speech and foreign language courses. Call (361) 698-1581 reccenter.html

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Learning Resources – The College keeps more than 180,000 book volumes, along with thousands of audiovisuals and periodicals, in its library resources. Internetaccessible computers, audio equipment, permanent art collections, teleconferencing facilities and selfpaced tutoring are available on both campuses. Student Veterans Office – Del Mar is a designated Service Members Opportunity College dedicated to the education needs of active duty military personnel and their dependents. The College is also approved for benefits under the Veterans Readjustment Act. Call (361) 698-1250 Parking – For safety and the general welfare of the College, a Vehicle Identification Permit (VIP) is needed on a vehicle to park on College property. The first VIP is included in general fees costs. Students are responsible for ensuring that their vehicle is legally parked while on campus. Ride the RTA – Travel across the city for free with valid Del Mar College student I.D. The Regional Transportation Authority operates fixed routes and accessible B-line curb-to-curb bus service in Nueces County and parts of San Patricio County that directly and indirectly serve the College’s campuses. English for Speakers of Other Languages Lab – The College offers special instructional programs and

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free tutoring for students whose first language is not English. Call (361) 698-1695 html Peer Tutoring – If your students need free tutoring help with a specific course or just want one-on-one support to reach their personal or professional goals, contact the Student Tutoring Program. Call (361) 698-2267 Stone Writing Center – Free tutoring on grammar, punctuation and sentence structure, along with help writing that research paper, are offered in the Stone Writing Center on the East Campus or online. Call (361) 698-1364 Reading Lab – If they need to improve their reading skills for college assignments or just want to read with better comprehension, the Reading Center offers free assistance. Call (361) 698-1535 html Math Learning Center – The Center offers help for mathematics classes and are open days, evenings and weekends. Call (361) 698-1579 Retention Alert Program (RAP) – Direct assistance and support is offered to students experiencing barriers that affect their ability to be successful. Through a collaborative partnership

with the faculty, Retention Case Managers offer a variety of direct intervention services including guidance and campus/community resource information to assist students in reaching their academic goals. Call (361) 698-1285 or (361) 698-2317

STUDENT LIFE Intramural Sports – Polish a sports skill or just stay physically fit through intramural sports ranging from soccer, volleyball, tennis and swimming to racquetball, bowling, golf and weight training. Cultural Programs – Del Mar has always been a strong cultural influence on the community. The College presents some 100 musical concerts, dramatic presentations, art exhibits, dance programs, lectures and workshops throughout the year. Many are free and open to the public. Student Activities and Organizations – Student life outside the classroom can enrich college experience. Join a club, get involved in service learning opportunities or volunteer in the community. Freshmen Seminar – This course covers essential College survival skills, such as note taking, test preparation, time management, and College resources which are essential to your success. New Student Orientation – This program offers important information on College regulations, resources, services and student activities. Meet College staff and faculty in one of these sessions before the first semester at Del Mar College.


Outreach and Enrollment Services OFFICE OF ACADEMIC TESTING

The Office of Academic Testing provides placement testing to prospective students. These services can be administered within their high school setting or at the Del Mar College East Campus Multiservice Center. Test schedule includes: Monday COMPASS Placement Exam Tuesday QuickTHEA Placement Exam Wednesday GED Exam Thursday GED Exam Friday COMPASS Placement Exam Schedule is subject to change. Call (361) 698-1645


The Office of Outreach and Off-Campus Programs provides college opportunities to area schools and communities. Some of these services include, but are not limited to: Del Mar College Annual Career Fest • High school juniors and seniors invited to tour campus, meet with professionals of various careers, talk with admissions staff, and get information about DMC programs. Enrollment Workshops • Apply Texas, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Academic Testing, Scholarships and Advising and Registration Presentations • Classroom Presentations to PreK-12, Parent Nights, Non-Traditional Students • Presentations include the Importance of College, Financial Assistance and Del Mar College Campus Tours On-Site High School Campus Visits • Information tables, College Fairs


Outreach and Enrollment staff assisting students at the Del Mar College Northwest Center in Calallen.

Third Thursday Programs • Provides non-traditional students and working parents the opportunity to visit with Del Mar College Outreach and Enrollment Specialists, Admissions representatives and Financial Assistance staff. • Students will have access to full-service computer labs to complete Apply Texas applications, FAFSA PIN applications and FAFSA submission and Del Mar College Foundation Scholarship applications. • Admissions representatives will be on-site to enter transcripts and test scores so that students, if eligible, are able to register for courses! Call (361) 698-2404


The Enrollment Center has Enrollment Specialists who process applications, transcripts and test scores immediately upon arrival. They also advise and register students for Liberal Arts and Nursing majors. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment but walk-ins are welcome. Call (361) 698-1290 (East) or (361) 698-1741 (West)

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Del Mar College Majors Division of Arts and Sciences Advertising Art Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Drama English Foreign Languages Geography Geology History Journalism Kinesiology Liberal Arts Mathematics Mexican-American Studies Music Physics Political Science Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Medical Pre-Medical Technology Pre-Nursing (B.S.) Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology Radio and Television Social Work Sociology Sound Recording Technology Speech Undeclared

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Division of Business, Professional and Technical Education Accounting Administrative Assistant Air Conditioning American Sign Language Architectural/Drafting Technology Auto Body Applied Technology Automotive Applied Technology Aviation Maintenance Banking and Finance Basic Peace Officer Building Maintenance Applied Technology Business Administration Chemical Laboratory Technology Child Development/Early Childhood (EC) Child Dev./Early Childhood Administrator Computer Programming: Digital Media Forensics Information Systems Security Associate Interactive Game Technology Geographic Information Systems Multimedia-Internet Developer Network Support and Administration Computer-Network Electronic Technology Cosmetology Court Reporting Criminal Justice Culinary Arts Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diesel Applied Technology Digital Media Echocardiography Education Majors (Associate of Arts): Art English/Language Arts History/Social Studies

Journalism Life Science Mathematics Music Education Physical Science Speech Special Education Electrical Engineering 2+2 EMS Professions Engineering Fire Science General Office Clerk Health Information Technology Hotel/Motel Management Human Services Industrial Machining Applied Technology Interpreter Preparation Legal Secretarial Specialty Management Development: General Management Marketing Specialization Production/Logistics Quality Assurance/Control Small Business Management Mechanical Engineering Medical Laboratory Technology Medical Secretary Nondestructive Testing Technology Nuclear Medicine Nurse Education Occupational Safety/Health Technology Occupational Therapy Assistant Paralegal Specialty Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapy Assistant Police Science Power Plant Applied Technology Process Technology Radiologic Technology Real Estate Respiratory Therapy Restaurant Management Surgical Technology Welding Applied Technology




Aquatic Center Richardson Performance Hall Coles Classroom Building Lichtenstein Center for Early Learning Creighton Plaza English English Learning Center Fine Arts Center (Art, Drama, Radio/TV) Fine Arts Center (Music)


Gymnasium Garcia Science Building Heldenfels Administration Building Harvin Student Center • Admissions • Registration • Financial Aid Heritage Hall


Kinesiology White Library Maintenance Building Memorial Classroom Multiservice Center Central Plant St. Clair Buiding • Student Success Center Venters Business Building

Please note: There will be construction work on the streets and parking lots of the East Campus through the academic year.


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Auto Body Applied Technology Air Conditioning Technology Aviation Maintenance Technology Automotive Shop Coleman Center Central Plant Diesel Building Emerging Technology Flato Technology

GED GED Education Center (includes PC, PD, and PE buildings) GH Guard House GP General Purpose (formerly West Campus Administration) HS1 Health Sciences 1 (south side) HS2 Health Sciences 2 (center) HS3 Health Sciences 3 (north side) LC Barth Learning Resources Center

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Metals Technology Maintenance Building Nutrition Education and Service Center Public Safety Classroom and Laboratory Public Safety Annex Public Safety Burn Tower Public Safety Simulated Residence Restaurant Management



At A Glance Calendar

Outreach and Recruitment Student Enrollment Center Testing and Assessment Scholarship Foundation Office Financial Aid Cashier’s Office Disability Services Liberal Arts Advising Safety and Security Office Office of the Registrar Student Veterans Office

(361) 698-2404 East (361) 698-1290 West (361) 698-1741 (361) 698-1645 (361) 698-1033 East (361) 698-1293 West (361) 698-1726 (361) 698-1555 (361) 698-1292 (361) 698-1741 (361) 698-1199 East (361) 698-1255 West (361) 698-1738 (361) 698-1250

Outreach Calendar Fall Semester August – December September – November November – January November December – January

DMC Intro Presentations Apply Texas Workshops Financial Aid Nights Career Fest* Underclass Presentations

Spring Semester November – January Financial Aid Nights Late January – April FAFSA Workshops Café con Leche Programs February – March Scholarship Workshops Late April – May On-Site Advising/ Registration Year Round Campus Tours Third Thursdays *Campus Preview Days for 2012-2013 TBA

Fall 2011 November 7, 2011 November 17, 2011 November 24-26, 2011 December 15, 2011 Dec. 16 – Jan. 2, 2012 Spring 2012 January 3, 2012 January 16, 2012 January 17, 2012 January 19, 2012 February 16, 2012 February 25, 2012 March 12-17, 2012 March 15, 2012 April 9, 2012 April 19, 2012 May 1, 2012 May 28, 2012 Summer 2012 June 4, 2012 July 4, 2012

Registration for Spring Opens* Career Fest Third Thursdays at DMC Thanksgiving Break – Campus Closed Third Thursdays at DMC Winter Break – Campus Closed

Tuition Due for Spring* MLK Holiday – Campus Closed First Class Day Third Thursdays at DMC Third Thursdays at DMC Feria para Aprender Spring Break – Campus Closed Scholarship Application Due Registration for Summer and Fall Opens Third Thursdays at DMC FAFSA Priority Application Due Memorial Day – Campus Closed

July 9, 2012

Summer Session I First Class Day Independence Day – Campus Closed Summer Session II First Class Day

Fall 2012 August TBA August 27, 2012

Tuition Due First Class Day

*See Web site for detailed registration dates and tuition deadlines.

© 2011 Del Mar College. All rights reserved. Del Mar College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educational Institution. The College takes affirmative action to endeavor that no person shall be denied the benefits of equal employment or be subjected to discrimination in employment or educational programs and activities of Del Mar College on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or any other constitutionally or statutorily impermissible reason.

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Counselor Update  
Counselor Update  

Basic information about DMC programs, admission, financial aid and campus resources. Intended for high-school counselors, but useful for any...