Delaware Technical Community College has undertaken a variety of initiatives to align our programs with the workforce needs of the future, educate students for environmental and energy efficient careers while reducing our own carbon footprint, and communicate effectively with community and business leaders and the citizens of the state of Delaware. The essence of Delaware Tech is access, opportunity, hope, and excellence, and these initiatives illustrate the College’s commitment to those goals.
- Celebrate 50 Years with Delaware Tech - Since its establishment in 1966, Delaware Technical Community College has been committed to providing access to an affordable, high-quality education that meets the needs of Delaware’s businesses and community and contributes to the economic vitality of our state. In its 50-year history, the College has graduated more than 46,000 individuals and served tens of thousands more through youth camps, dual enrollment programs, workforce training initiatives and community education programs.
- The Center for Industry Research & Workforce Alignment (CIRWA) strives to be Delaware’s key source of labor-market insight to enable educational institutions to better align their program and training resources to meet the skill demands of business and industry.
- Community College Infrastructure Fund - Delaware Tech’s top priority is to identify a long-term capital financing solution for over $153 million in deferred maintenance and expansion needs caused by an antiquated funding formula. Unlike four-year institutions and the 19 school districts, the college cannot issue bonds and has no stable and reliable revenue stream that allows for sound capital project decision making.
- Energy Education - Delaware Technical Community College was awarded $4,297,800 in grants in 2009-10 by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to build energy education facilities at the College’s Owens, Terry, and Stanton campuses.
- EPSCoR - Delaware Technical Community College, the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Wesley College are partners in Delaware’s EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program (RII-3) grant. EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is a federal grant program led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help states develop their research capabilities and institutions.
- Health Sciences Expansion - With health care occupations expected to grow exponentially over the next five years, Delaware Tech is focused on preparing our students for these high-demand fields. Across the state, each campus of the College is making improvements and expansions to produce more trained and skilled workers to boost Delaware’s economy.
- Innovation in Action - On August 13, Delaware Technical Community College faculty, staff and administrators committed to building a culture of innovation during the 2015-16 academic year. While some institutions can survive by doing things the same way for decades, community colleges don’t have that luxury. Community colleges must monitor the trends in the economy, respond to market demands, tackle new challenges and continually look for ways to help our students succeed.
- RN to BSN Program - On April 12, 2016, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program. This additional pathway will allow RNs, including graduates of our associate degree (ADN) program, to obtain a BSN degree right here at Delaware Tech. Offering the baccalaureate degree of nursing at Delaware Tech will provide student with increased opportunities to obtain stacked credentials, which enables a student to earn a credential, gain employment with it, and continue their education. Currently, students are able to complete their education for Certified Nurse Assistant, Practical Nurse, and/or Associate Degree Nurse, and are then eligible to take a licensure exam.
- STEM - Delaware Tech is a proud supporter of Governor Markell’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative to ensure Delaware’s future workforce is ready to succeed.
- Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College And Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program - At Delaware Technical Community College, we recognize the importance of developing strong relationships between the business community and the student community. We have been provided a unique opportunity to engage these two entities through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration's grant program.