333 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE 19801
Accrediting Agency:Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) system provides Delaware residents with their only community college options in the state. The DTCC system offers associate degree and certificate program options to its 15,000 students. It is comprised of four campuses in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, and Wilmington, Del. The community college system was founded in 1966 and opened its first campus in Sussex County in 1967. Though Stanton and Wilmington are technically two separate campuses, they are in the same city and combined have an enrollment of about 7,000 according to DTCC.
DTCC-SW students have the choice of more than 100 associate certificate, degree, and diploma programs. Aside from being prepared for a variety of careers, students are also prepared to enter into various Delaware universities’ bachelor’s programs; according to DTCC, 100 of the college system’s programs are affiliated with many Delaware institutions to make DTCC students transition to four-year programs simple. Some of DTCC-SW’s programs’ curriculum can be completed at a distance through its fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. Distance students enjoy flexibility as some or all of their course work can be completed from the comfort of their homes. Students access class materials and submit course work through DTCC’s learning management system.
In 1972, DTCC-SW was granted accreditation by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education. In 2008, the college was granted an additional 10 years of accreditation.
Prospective DTCC-SW new students have two options in terms of applying, namely online or with a paper application; both require a $10 non-refundable application fee. Along with their application, students should submit an official high school transcript or GED document and either take the Accuplacer test or submit their ACT/SAT scores. Those who took college courses in high school should also submit an official college transcript. Transfer students must submit all of the above with the exception of their high school transcript. In lieu of taking the Accuplacer test or submitting ACT/SAT scores, transfer students may simply submit their official college transcript.