Course/Program Policies

Open Enrollment

A student is enrolled upon receipt of payment, provided there is space in the class. All programs require pre-registration and registration can be completed in person at each campus, via fax, phone or using the College online registration system.

Pre-Enrollment Policies And Selective Process

Longer-term career training non-credit programs may require that program specific pre-enrollment and eligibility requirements be completed by each individual. Campuses provide information sessions to explain criteria requirement and the selection process which may include, but not be limited to, application completion, documentation of residency, income or need, an interview process and a basic skills assessment. Programs that require this process are noted in the course catalog or on the Delaware Tech Website.

Membership Programs

Fee based membership programs are offered at some campus locations and provide opportunities for lifelong learning and enrichment on an on-going basis. Details on membership can be located at the following link: https://www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment

Academic Honesty

Students and staff of Delaware Technical Community College have an obligation to participate in the academic life of the college in a responsible and intellectually honest manner. As members of the Delaware Tech community, the students have responsibilities and duties commensurate with their rights and privileges. One of these responsibilities is to be honest and forthright in their academic work. To falsify the results of one's work, to steal the words or ideas of another, or to cheat on an examination corrupts the academic process. This policy was developed to define academic dishonesty and to outline sanctions for those rare occasions when academic honesty is breached. Students concede to the College the right to require the withdrawal of any student at any time when it is necessary to safeguard the College's ideals of scholarship and character.

Please follow this Link to learn more about academic honesty and adjudication procedures: https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/academic-policies

Grading Policy

In courses which require demonstration of competency development, students must demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives at least to the 75 percent level to successfully complete a course. If the student meets all objectives, a grade of “Y” is awarded; otherwise a grade of “N” is awarded. Achievements of measurable objectives may include the following means, but are not limited to:

  1. Exam and quizzes
  2. Hands-on demonstration
  3. Written Mid-term exam
  4. Written Final exam
  5. Daily hands-on exercises demonstrating competency with tool application

A limited number of courses follow a specific grading system for exercises within the classroom, in these cases, a letter grade will also be assigned. The letter grade will be determined using the College Grading System:

  • 92 - 100 = A
  • 83 - 91 = B
  • 75 - 82 = C
  • 0 - 74 = F

At the conclusion of the courses where this applies, the ultimate recorded “grade” for the non-credit transcript is either a “Y” for completion at the above criteria or an “N”, indicating non-completion of the above mentioned measurable objectives. Please refer to the following link for information regarding grade change policies: https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/academic-policies

Grading Change Policy

A student who wishes to challenge an academic grade given in any course must initiate the challenge by submitting a written request, including the basis of the challenge, to the course instructor by the end of the semester following the term in which the grade was received. Spring grades may be challenged until the end of the next fall semester. If the student is not satisfied with the instructor's written response and ultimate decision, the student may appeal that decision to the Program Manager/Director, in writing, within seven (7) days of the instructor's decision. The Program Manager/Director will meet with the student and instructor, discuss the written challenge and review any documentation, including coursework and exams, necessary to render a decision. If the student is not satisfied with the Program Manager/Director's written decision, the student may appeal the decision to the Workforce Development and Community Education (WDCE) Division Director by submitting a written request within seven (7) days which shall include a copy of the instructor's and Manager/Director's decision. The final investigation of the challenged grade and subsequent decision rests with the WDCE Division Director, who shall notify the student, program manager and instructor in writing of the final determination. Once a student has challenged a grade through this process, all academic appeals have been exhausted. No other College process may be utilized to challenge that specific grade or decision.

Transcripts

A transcript is a record of all courses for which a student has registered. A copy of this record may be obtained from the Registrar's Office at the Campus. Contact the Registrar's Office at the campus in which the course was taken to request a transcript. Requests will be accepted via phone, fax, e-mail or in person.

Clinical and Internship Components

Longer term and job related training sometimes includes an unpaid internship or clinical (if healthcare related) component to obtain the certificate of completion for the program. Internships or clinical sites are provided by the College and students are provided guidance upon enrollment into the program.

Non-Credit to Credit Pathways

Internal Career Education Pathways Guidelines provide a bridge for completion of Workforce Development and Community Education (WDCE) non-credit programs/courses to advanced standing in designated Instructional Division credit programs/courses. A list of these approved opportunities is available from the campus WDCE office, the campus Registrar and academic counselors. To receive advanced standing, the student must:

  • Successfully complete the approved WDCE course(s) and demonstrate mastery of course objectives as required for advanced standing.
  • Request to receive advanced standing within the credit program's time frame for credit course transfer.
  • Be admitted into the credit program.

Advanced standing for a non-credit course(s) does not exempt students from demonstrating college readiness. If the student's Accuplacer scores indicate that developmental course work is needed, the completed non- credit course(s) does not exempt them from the required developmental courses.

Parent Policies for Youth Programs

Delaware Tech provides a wide-range of youth programming for the community. Due to the nature of this type of programming, we encourage parents to review policies to learn about safety issues, code of conduct, registration fees, etc. The following links will provide guidance on parent policies for youth programs:

Priority of Service Policy for Veterans and Eligible Spouses

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) provides certain funds to Delaware Technical Community College to provide employment and training services to eligible residents and workers. As a condition to receiving those funds, priority of service (POS) shall be given to veterans and eligible spouses in training and placement services. In accordance with the implementation of the Veterans' Priority Provisions of the "Jobs for Veterans Act" (PL107-288), qualified veterans and eligible spouses will receive priority referral to services over non-veterans as determined by each program's mandatory eligibility criteria, if any. Veterans and eligible spouses must meet all eligibility and program requirements for participation in order to receive priority for a program.

The veteran or eligible spouse shall be identified at the point of entry, whether in person or virtual, so that the priority of service may be implemented over the full range of services available including,but not limited to registration, training and placement. Veterans shall be asked to self-identify upon application.

Priority of service means that a covered person receives access to the service or resource earlier in time than a non-covered person or if the service or resource is limited, the covered person receives access instead of or before a non-veteran.

Eligibility

For purposes of this policy only, the following definitions will apply.

Veteran: a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable, as specified in 38 U.S.C. 101(2). Active service includes full-time duty in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time duty for training purposes.

Eligible Spouse: The spouse of any of the following:

(1) Any veteran who died of a service-connected disability;

(2) Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days:

(i) Missing in action;

(ii) Captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or

(iii) Forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power;

(3) Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs;

(4) Any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in (3) above, was in existence.

The status of a veteran or an eligible spouse can be verified by referring a variety of official documents, including, but not limited to:

  • A DD 214 (issued following separation from active duty);
  • An official notice issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs that establishes entitlement to a disability rating or award of compensation to a qualified dependent;
  • An official notice issued by the Department of Defense that documents the eligibility of an individual, based on the missing or detained status of that individual’s active duty spouse; or
  • An official notice issued by a State veterans’ service agency that documents veteran status or spousal rights,provided that the State veterans’ service agency requires Federal documentation of that information.

Implementation

Priority of service shall be provided in course registration and in acceptance into selective admission programs with waiting list and competitive ranking admission procedures.

Admission –Veterans and eligible spouses will be asked to self-identify on the application to the College. The academic counselor who provides ancillary services to veterans will contact the veteran/spouse to discuss priority of service and request documents to verify eligibility, if applicable.

Course Registration –Online and in-person registration shall open one day earlier for eligible veterans and spouses than for other students.

Admission into Programs with Waiting Lists – Eligible veterans and spouses who have met all the program admission requirements shall be placed at the top of the waiting list and admitted in the next program cohort offered seats.

Admission into Programs with Competitive Ranking – Each program shall establish and publish the program admission minimum score/requirements for eligible veterans and spouses to be admitted to the program, independent of the regular competitive ranking admission process. The minimum score/requirements shall be determined based on the program’s student success data. As expectations for the workforce and curriculum requirements change, changes may be made to the minimum score/requirements established for priority of service. Eligible veterans and spouses who meet that minimum shall be admitted.

Inclement Weather/Emergency Closing

Cancellations may occur during inclement weather or campus emergencies. Students should check the Delaware Tech Website at www.dtcc.edu or local media sources to determine opening schedule at each campus.

Campus

Radio Station

Phone Numbers

Owens Campus

WDEL (1150)

(302) 259-6600

Terry Campus

WDEL (1150)

(302) 857-1109

S/W Campus

WDEL (1150)
WSTW (1450)
WJBR (99.5)
WDSD (94.7)

(302) 577-5555 (S/W)
(302) 454-3900 (Stanton)
(302) 571-5300 (Wilmington)

Course Cancellations

If an open enrollment course has not met the minimum enrollment requirement, the course may be cancelled. In the event of a course cancellation, registered students will be notified within 24 hours of the course start time/date and student will be provided the option of transferring to another course or be provided a full refund.