More than 850 High School students visited Del Mar College's West Campus on Thursday, Oct. 17 for Fall SUCCESS Day.

Sponsored by Del Mar College’s Division of Student Outreach and Enrollment Services, Fall SUCCESS (Start Understanding College and Career Education for Student Success) Day is an outreach effort designed to promote early college awareness about both academic and technical education opportunities. The event gives students more time to plan their next step before they graduate from high school.

Students from over 15 area high schools, including Agua Dulce, Aransas Pass, Ben Bolt, Bishop, Ingleside, Mathis, Odem, Sinton, Three Rivers, Tuloso-Midway, West Oso, and participating schools from the Corpus Christi Independent School District attended to learn about programs offered at the Del Mar College, and get assistance with admissions and financial-aid applications.

Students were offered the chance to participate in a variety of demonstrations, including a fully-operational diesel engine on display, and the Transportation Training Services (truck driving) allowed visitors to try out their simulators.

Other program demonstrations scheduled during the event included culinary arts, dental assisting, registered nurse education, surgical technology and public safety education for students interested in becoming a fire fighter, paramedic, police officer or an occupational safety and health technician, among other fields.

In all, Success Day gave students an opportunity to explore areas of study they may have never even known existed.