P.O. Box 610, Georgetown, DE 19947
Georgetown, DE 19947
Accrediting Agency:Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Four colleges make up the Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) system, which serves about 15,000 students annually. These campuses include DTCC-Wilmington, DTCC-Stanton, DTCC-Owens, and DTCC-Terry. The DTCC system began educating Delawareans when the Owens campus opened its doors in 1967. Today it confers associate degrees and certificates to students. About 4,700 students call the Owens campus home.
The DTCC system provides students with the option of 100 two-year degree, certificate, and diploma programs. Academic disciplines vary from communications to the culinary arts, providing students with the education they need to succeed in the career or academic path of their dreams. In addition to its traditional programs, DTCC-Owens offers a very impressive distance education program. It offers web-enhanced courses in which students attend classes on campus more than 50% of the time, hybrid courses in which students attend classes on campus less than 50% of the time, and fully online courses in which students complete their entire course online. Distance students utilize the DTCC learning management system in order to submit assignments, access course materials, and communicate with their classmates and teachers.
DTCC-Owens received accreditation by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education in 1972. Its accreditation was approved for another 10 years in 2008.
Those who wish to attend DTCC-Owens should complete an application and provide DTCC a $10 application fee. Applications can be completed online or submitted as a paper application. Those who have never attended college or took a few courses in high school are considered new students, and must provide proof of high school graduation and complete the Accuplacer test, ACT, or SAT. Those who attended college in the past are considered transfer students. They do not have to provide proof of graduation but instead submit an official college transcript, which waives them from the Accuplacer test, ACT, or SAT requirement.