May 20, 2018  
2013 - 2014 Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Workforce Development and Technical Education



Delgado’s Workforce Development and Technical Education seeks to enhance the quality of life for all by providing educational programs and services that promote personal, professional, and economic development in the Greater New Orleans area.

Through targeted outreach and utilizing a variety of traditional and non-traditional delivery systems, Workforce Development and Technical Education provides flexible educational services, including continuing education, professional development, and customized training for business, industry, and governmental agencies.

Workforce Development and Technical Education provides programs and services such as

·         Customized Training Courses

·         Short-Term, Compressed Courses

·         Industry Based Certification Courses

·         Professional Development and Continuing Education

·         Incumbent Worker Grants

·         Educational Community Outreach Programs

·         Competency Based Training

Courses and training are offered at the City Park and West Bank Campuses, the Maritime, Fire, Radar, and Industrial Training facilities in New Orleans East, the East Jefferson and West Jefferson sites, on the northshore at the Covington and Slidell sites, and the Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center in Gretna. For more information, call (504) 671-6457.


The Workforce Development and Technical Education unit is designed to provide customer-driven assessment and training programs as an inducement to secure new value-added businesses to our region, to respond to permanent closures and layoffs, as well as to provide existing businesses with the necessary training for expansion. This unit serves as a forecasting mechanism for industry growth by providing leadership to the business community in identifying and training for emerging workforce trends and technologies. Through these comprehensive initiatives, the Workforce Development and Technical Education approach will allow employers to retrain, upgrade and attract a skilled workforce pool to our region. For more information please call (504) 671-6457.

The unit offers flexible scheduling for programs that are portable, modular, accessible and affordable with the ability to be delivered through a variety of methods both on site and on campus.


Delgado Community College offers U.S. Coast Guard-approved basic and advanced courses that provide maritime employees with specialized training in marine fire fighting, industrial safety, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, and more. These courses are designed to meet the specific requirements of inland waterway, offshore vessels, and offshore platform personnel.

Successful completion of any U.S. Coast Guard  approved training is accepted by the Coast Guard in lieu of examination. Industrial Fire Brigade training is now offered at this facility. Fire scenarios have been designed by industry partners to simulate real-life, in-plant situations and provide training for Incident Commanders.

In addition to fire fighting, courses such as U.S. Coast Guard-approved STCW Basic Safety, Medical Care Provider, Vessel Security Officer, and a variety of OSHA/Industrial Safety courses are also taught on a regular basis. Courses can be customized to suit the needs and schedule of the sponsoring company. For more information call (504) 671-6620.


The Delgado Community College Marine Radar School has relocated to 13200 Old Gentilly Road in New Orleans, La., and is now housed together with the fire training. This is a U.S. Coast Guard-approved facility featuring a 240 degree Full Mission Bridge Simulator, along with a 180 degree simulator. Delgado’s Full Mission Bridge Simulators are equipped with the most modern equipment available in the world today. These simulators were designed to train maritime personnel in the region, but also have the ability to train personnel on vessels in waterways around the world.

Delgado Radar School also has facilities with labs to instruct students in Coast Guard-approved ARPA, Comprehensive Radar, GMDSS, and Apprentice Mate/Steersman, offering professional certifications in many areas. Delgado Radar School is also able to design comprehensive, customized training for companies in the maritime industry. For more information call (504) 671-6620.

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses helps small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing entrepreneurs with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services. Participants will gain practical business knowledge and skills that can be put to work immediately, such as contract negotiation, marketing, accounting and people management.

Participants attend a highly practical 11-session business management education program that meets all day on Fridays and some Saturdays at Delgado Community College. Participants also commit six to eight hours per week for out-of-class activities geared towards their business. The benefits of the program include:

Practical Business Education: Learn practical and immediately applicable skills to grow your business

Business Support Services: Receive one-on-one business advising to help develop a strategic and tailored plan for growth

Potential Capital to Expand: Opportunity and tools to position your business to access capital

Network of Support: Access to a team of entrepreneurs (nationally and locally) with similar experiences and challenges

Alumni Services: Opportunities to participate in business services and networking events after completing the program 

Target Applicant: The program at Delgado Community College is designed for owners of small businesses who



  • Generate revenues between $150,000 and $4 million (in the last fiscal year)
  • Have been in business for at least 2 years
  • Employ at least four people, including themselves (full- or part-time)
  • Operate a business with potential for growth


Delgado Community College staff is available to assist you through the application process. For more information, call (504) 671-5555 or e-mail


Continuing Education’s mission is to make education more accessible to the public and to meet community needs not served by traditional college programs. The Continuing Education department offers non-credit courses for individuals who want to enrich their cultural experiences or improve their professional or occupational skills.

Non-credit students are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each course successfully completed. The Continuing Education Unit is a nationally accepted unit of measurement. The earned CEUs become part of the student’s permanent records and are often used by employers as a means of evaluating professional development.

The former Digital Media Education Center is now part of the Continuing Education Program, and offers training in software such as 3ds Max, Maya, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite.

For more information, call (504) 671-6474 or email


The Incumbent Worker Training program provides grant funding for customized training to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees. Through this customer driven training, companies are able to effectively upgrade and retain their current workforce, thus enhancing economic development.

Workforce Development and Education’s collaborative efforts in Incumbent Worker Training provide a viable relationship among business, government, and the College to ensure a properly trained workforce and the opportunity for career advancement. For more information, call (504) 671-6733.


In response to the need for workforce training in the Greater New Orleans Area, the W.I.A., Y.O.S.T., S.T.E.P., and Intensive Services programs promote economic independence, self-respect, and confidence. These programs provide training in an environment that is student-oriented and instruction that utilizes innovative technology.


The W.I.A. program promotes employment and training designed to provide services that will increase skills for adults and youth that will result in employment and increased earnings. Workforce Development and Education offers several education programs that can help in overcoming employment barriers.


The Y.O.S.T. program provides free training for eligible youth (ages 17-21) in Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Billing and Coding (ICD-10), and Communications Technology (C-TECH). For more information, call (504) 361-6542.


The S.T.E.P. program offers academic and short-term vocational skills for participants referred by the Office of Family Support. Course work must be completed within one year. For more information on these programs, call the STEP Coordinator at (504) 671- 6749.


The Intensive Services program provides a learning-centered environment to prepare students to attain educational, career, and personal goals. These services are provided through academics and skills assessments. classes and workshops based on the needs of each participant. Classes and workshops are offered to assist students in résumé writing, business etiquette, business office support, customer service, and computer training. For more information call (504) 361-6542.