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Student Handbook

The Handbook published on the website includes the most current College policies and procedures.

Getting a quality education isn't a matter of chance . . .it's a matter of choice. Attending Delaware Tech opens your world to choices, possibilities and opportunities. Delaware Technical Community College is your statewide institution of higher education. The College is fully committed to serving every part of the state through its four conveniently located campuses: Dover, Georgetown, Stanton and Wilmington. Delaware Tech educates more than 40,000 students each year, 92% of whom are Delawareans. More than 25% of Delaware residents have taken courses on one of Delaware Tech's four campuses. Delaware Tech offers various distance learning opportunities including online courses, telecourses and interactive classroom courses.

Accreditation Statement

The College and its campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In addition, several curricula have earned program-based accreditation by various professional organizations.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Delaware Technical Community College is the governing body of the institution. All members are appointed by the Governor of the State of Delaware with the consent of a majority of the State Senate. Six members are appointed for three-year terms - one from the City of Wilmington, one from New Castle County outside of the City of Wilmington, one from Kent County and one from Sussex County, with the remaining two from anywhere in the State. The seventh member, the Chairperson, is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor. No more than four members may be of the same political party. The Board of Trustees sets policy for the College and is responsible for ensuring that the institutional mission is carried out. Among its numerous responsibilities, the Board approves the College plan, is responsible for the management and control of the institution, has the power to appoint administrative and teaching staff, sets the tuition rate, and approves fees. The Board also reviews fiscal matters and approves budgets.

Statement of Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of the College that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age disability, sexual orientation (defined exclusively as heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality), or genetic information be subjected to any discrimination prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended; Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and other applicable laws, regulations and Executive Orders. This policy applies to recruitment, employment and subsequent placement, training, promotion, compensation, continuation, probation, discharge and other terms and conditions of employment over which the College has jurisdiction as well as to all educational programs and activities.

The College has designated a Civil Rights Coordinator, who serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator and the College’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, to carry out its commitment to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.  Inquiries or complaints by students or employees regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies may be addressed to: 

Barbara Mignon Weatherly, Esq.
Civil Rights Coordinator, Office of the President
P.O. Box 897
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 857-1903
civilrights@dtcc.edu

Mission Statement

Delaware Technical Community College is a statewide multi-campus community college committed to providing open admission, post-secondary education at the associate degree level. The College offers comprehensive educational opportunities that support economic development and are relevant and responsive to the needs of the community including career, general, developmental, and transfer education; workforce training; professional development; and lifelong learning. The College believes in the practical value of higher education as a means of economic and personal advancement. The College respects its students as individuals and as members of diverse groups and is committed to fostering student success.

Goals

The College will achieve its mission through the goals listed below:

  • Academic programs will prepare students for successful employment upon completion and/or transfer to a senior institution.
  • Developmental education will prepare students in mathematics, reading, and writing to be successful in entry-level College courses and workforce training.
  • Workforce training and professional development programs will prepare and support a competitive workforce.
  • Personal enrichment programs will provide lifelong learning opportunities for the community.
  • Programs, activities, and services will create a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes respect for diverse cultures, backgrounds, and points of view.
  • The College will provide an environment that cultivates student learning and success.
  • Public and private resources will be sought, obtained, and utilized to advance the College Mission and Goals.