The Summer College @ DelVal offers students in grades 7-12:

  • The opportunity to experience college on our beautiful campus
  • Transferable college credit in a variety of areas
  • Noncredit courses that are fun and engaging

July 7-July 25

Three-week credit classes for students in grades 9-11

DelVal is excited to offer credit courses designed especially for high school students in grades nine through 11. These three-week classes provide the perfect opportunity for students to get a taste of college academics, earning credits from DelVal faculty in an interactive and relaxing summer environment.

Credit courses run July 7 through July 25 (three-week term) unless otherwise noted
All course meet Monday through Friday for three hours

BY 9904-242  Cells: The Masters of Transport, Manufacturing and Communication
This course will introduce students to the molecular basis and structure of a typical Eukaryotic cell and how structure relates to key cellular processes such as membrane Transport, energy conversion, motility, and communication. Additionally, this course will explain some key differences in the four primary tissue types observed in animals: epithelial tissues, connective tissues, muscle tissue and nervous tissue.
8:30-11:30 a.m., 2 credits, lecture = $1,058

BY 9905-242  Insects in our World
This course will introduce students to the importance of the Insecta to our world. Additionally, students will learn hands on techniques to capture insects as well as create a collection.
July 7 through July 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1 credit, lecture = $536

CH 9901-242  Environmental Chemistry
This course is a survey in chemistry with an environmental and analytical emphasis that examines geochemical cycles, aqueous equilibria, redox, bacterial processes, heavy metals and atmospheric chemistry.
12:30-3:30 p.m., 2 credits, lecture and lab = $1,138

EN 9904-242  Graphic Design
Often one of the first courses students take in associate-and bachelor-level graphic design programs, this class introduces students to the hardware and software required to work in the digital design field. Assignments will require students to apply visual design techniques, such as page layout, digital image processing and illustration, while incorporating design vocabulary and applying design theory in their work.
8:30-11:30 a.m., 3 credits, lecture = $1,580

EN 9905-242  Graphic Myths: Myth and Storytelling in Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga
This course will explore the theories of myth in the graphic novel genre. We will also consider how historical modes of storytelling and classical literature are adapted and remythologized for this uniquely 20th century medium.
12:30-3:30 p.m., 3 credits, lecture = $1,580

LA 9901-242  Modern Germany
This course examines German history during the modern era through the lens of unification. Topics include the Thirty Years’ War and its impact, the rise of Prussia, the emergence of the imperial state, nationalism and the Nazi era, Cold War division, and the struggle to unify in the aftermath of the Cold War. Part of the course includes a role-playing simulation exercise highlighting issues raised in the course.
12:30-3:30 p.m., 3 credits, lecture = $1,580

To register, complete and return the Summer College @ DelVal credit registration form. The registration form should be completed under the student name (not parent or guardian name). Tuition for Summer College @ DelVal classes is $522 per credit plus fees and billed upon registration. Visit for an overview of payment options. Textbooks are for purchase from

Students will be welcomed on their first day by DelVal staff and assisted with finding their classes and instructors. Details on drop-off location will be included with the registration confirmation.

Please contact the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at 215.489.4848 with questions. We look forward to having your children be a part of the Summer College @ DelVal learning community!

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June 30-July 18
Three-week noncredit classes for students in grades 7-12

Introduction to Music Technology
Introduction to Music Technology is an entry-level course in music recording taught by 2011 Grammy-winning music producer and 2011 Grammy nominee, Jim Cravero. You will learn about the components of a digital audio workstation (DAW) and the various equipment used in music production including: microphones, effect units, pre-amps, mixers and much more. In addition, you will learn the primary functions of two of the industry’s top recording software programs: Pro Tools and Logic. Students will leave the course with a basic understanding of recording, mixing and mastering many different types of media, giving them the ability to record their own music without the hefty expense of paying a studio to record it for them. The course will commence with the last week of class being held at East Coast Recording Company in Warminster, Pa., where you will work in an actual studio setting and complete your final project while having full use of the studio’s instruments and recording equipment, and upload their recording onto an online music distribution site for downloading ( e.g., iTunes, Amazon, Google Play). Students should bring their own USB drive. Instructor: Jim Cravero

Course # YOU 112 001 
No. of sessions: 12
Day(s) Monday-Thursday
Dates:  June 30, July 1, 2, 3
             July 7, 8, 9, 10
             July 14, 15, 16, 17 at East Coast Recording Company
Times: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Main Campus and East Coast Recording Co.
Tuition: $580
No class on July 4. All transportation is the student’s responsibility.


July 21-25
One-week noncredit classes for students in grades 7-12

TV Hosting and Broadcasting

Start the fun developing your own stories by researching current events in the news and entertainment world. Next you will work in teams and work as hosts, reporters, camera operators and directors delivering under “deadlines” just like the pros.  We have a full lineup of news anchoring and hosting projects and you will deliver reports ranging from serious to comedic. Projects change daily:  talk shows, sports announcing, weather, consumer reports, medical reports, field and traffic reporting and TV hosting in music, entertainment, cooking, decorating and home shopping formats.  Student should bring a notebook and pen or pencil. A one-hour lunch has been scheduled. It is recommended that you bring a brown bag lunch. Instructor: Wickline Casting Staff,

Course # YOU 106 001
No. of sessions: 5
Day(s) Monday-Friday
Dates:  July 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Tuition: $375

Acting for the Camera
This camp is for the aspiring young “stars.” You will learn real auditioning skills by working with scripts for commercials and film readings. You will learn how to characterize and follow direction, block for camera and read with their “co-stars.” Improvisation an ad-libbing (off the script) will be taught as a basis of creating characters and trusting instincts. One of the quickest ways to gain experience in this industry is by doing “extra” work, otherwise known as “background artists.” Included in this camp is a take-home tutorial showing you ways to find acting jobs as well as a list of legitimate talent agencies. Student should bring a notebook and pen or pencil. A one-hour lunch has been scheduled. It is recommended that you bring a brown bag lunch. Instructor: Wickline Casting Staff,

Course # YOU 107 001
No. of sessions: 5
Day(s) Monday-Friday
Dates:  July 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Tuition: $375

Art Exploration: Observational and Abstract Techniques
Learn to draw and see as an artist! We will unlock the keys to improve your drawing by working on a variety of exercises and artistic projects in pencil, pen, charcoal, ink and brush.  We will also explore abstraction through collage. Our subjects will include still life, the figure and the beautiful campus of Delaware Valley College. You will also begin the practice of recording observations in a sketchbook.  All materials are included in the price of the course. Instructors: George Thompson, and Emily Thompson,

Course # YOU 114 001
No. of sessions: 5
Day(s) Monday-Friday
Dates:  July 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
Times: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Main Campus
Tuition: $339

From the Cow to the Cone: Ice Cream Making Course
This course is a fun and tasty, boots-on-the-ground, hands-on ice cream making experience. During this course, you will visit and work in an active creamery and create frozen desserts, which will allow your taste buds to explore the intense and diverse flavors, ingredients and inclusions of homemade ice cream. Throughout this course you will make ice cream alongside industry professionals in a safe and fun environment and learn the ins and outs of ice cream manufacturing including the safety and sanitary regulations. This course is hands-on and you will be encouraged to design, develop and process your own ice cream flavors to take home and share with your friends and families. A one-hour lunch has been scheduled. You may dine at the Farm Market or choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Instructor: Dave Adami,

Course # YOU 116 001
No. of sessions: 5
Day(s) Monday-Friday
Dates:  July 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Market at DelVal
Tuition: $625
This is not an allergen-free environment. Course includes proper food safety attire and supplies.

Pin It… Sew It… Post It! Introductory Sewing
Whether you are inspired by your favorite designer or by something you’ve pinned online, turn that inspiration into your own creation in our new introductory sewing class. Students can expect to design and sew up to four projects, choosing from yoga pants, a pillow, a messenger bag, ties, a simple jacket and more! Classes are held at Sew Smart in Doylestown. Patterns and fabric are available for purchase at a discount from Sew Smart for those enrolled in the class. Unleash the designer in you! Instructor: Kathleen Gastgeb, Sew Smart Fabrics,

Course # YOU 118 001
No. of sessions: 4
Day(s) Monday-Thursday 
Dates: July 21, 22, 23, 24
Times: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Sew Smart Fabrics, 30 W Oakland Ave, Doylestown
Tuition: $375


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