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.
Stanton and Wilmington Campus
At the Stanton and Wilmington Campus, the Dental Health Center has undergone a more than $1 million renovation in Wilmington, while a project to expand Stanton’s nursing wing by 20,000 square feet is now complete.
The Stanton nursing department has operated out of the same 10,000 square foot “C” wing space for many years even as the number of enrolled students has nearly doubled over the last 10 years. A 20,000 square foot addition to the "C" Wing was designed which incorporates four state-of-the-art nursing labs, clinical simulation space, and additional classrooms.
The Dental Health Center is a clinical educational facility supporting the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program, which is unique in the state of Delaware. The renovations which were supported by the State Bond Bill updated the facilities with new technology and equipment, such as digital x-rays and ultrasonic cleaning tools, and incorporated electronic medical record technology to meet a 2015 mandate that all medical and dental records be electronic.
At the Owens Campus in Georgetown, two new laboratories and prep rooms – for Biotechnology and Food Safety - have increased the College’s capacity to provide state-of-the-art science programs for students – especially in the areas of biotechnology and food safety. The impact of these new buildings is far-reaching and represents a significant asset to Delaware Tech.
The Science and Engineering Technology Building project includes biology and chemistry labs that are scheduled to open in August. Adding these labs will allow more students access to courses that prepare them for admission into competitive nursing and allied health programs such as Surgical Technology, Paramedic, and Associate Degree Nursing (RN).
Another project at the Terry Campus, funded by a grant received by the Nursing Department, will be used to purchase state-of-the-art simulation lab equipment, which supports the education of healthcare professionals to meet the employment needs of the State of Delaware. The grant is funded through Highmark Delaware’s “BluePrints for the Community” grant program.