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    Delgado Community College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Catalog

College-Wide Resources


Alumni Association

The Alumni Association of Delgado was organized and officially chartered in 1972. The affairs of the association are handled by a board of directors, which elects its own officers.

The purpose of the Alumni Association, as stated in its charter, is to promote the educational, physical, and athletic growth of the college, and to preserve and strengthen the bonds of friendship existing among former students, and between them and the college.

Membership is open to graduates and friends of the college who help to develop the college. The Alumni Board may also confer honorary membership on others who are interested in furthering the development of the college.

Bookstore

The college, through Barnes & Noble, maintains a bookstore on each campus as a service to students, faculty, and staff. Textbooks, school supplies, and other course-related materials are available, as well as clothing, gift items, and snacks.

Dolphin Card

The Dolphin Card is the official photo identification card of Delgado Community College, as well as a multifunctional purchasing and access card. The Dolphin Card is valid for as long as the student is enrolled in classes at Delgado. Effective Spring 2017 Semester, $5 is available on each student’s Dolphin Card account no later than the first day of class for free printing at all libraries and computer labs.

If the student chooses to deposit additional money to his/her Dolphin Card, the student will be able to purchase food, beverages, vending items, and merchandise, where available, and copies at libraries and computer labs, all with a swipe of the Dolphin Card. All deposited funds are available to the student as needed; however, refunds are not issued under any circumstances.

The Office of Advising and Testing

Through efficient and accurate service, the Office of Advising and Testing academically assesses, advises, and collaborates with other members of our diverse college community to assist our Delgado students in achieving their educational and career goals.

Advising

The Office of Advising and Testing’s (OAT) Advising Center is designed to serve the needs of the student population through a multifunctional office that provides guidance services to students who are first-time freshmen, students in developmental education, students planning to continue their education at a four-year institution, students on academic suspension, students entitled to veterans educational benefits, students with disabilities, and students in need of career assistance. The center is located on the City Park Campus in Building 2, Room 307 and on the West Bank Campus in Larocca Hall.           

First-Time Freshman Advising and Registration Sessions
The OAT’s Advising Center offers First-Time Freshman Advising and Registration Sessions to assist new students with class selection and navigating the LoLA registration system. Sessions are offered at various times and days of the week throughout the registration period at all Delgado locations. Students should be prepared to spend approximately four to five hours on campus if they choose to complete testing, advising, and registration on the same day. To attend a First-Time Freshman Advising and Registration Session students must (1) be a new student (have never attended any college previously), (2) complete a Delgado Admissions Application, (3) complete Delgado’s Online Orientation; and (4) complete the Delgado Placement Test or have sufficient ACT scores for class placement. Students sign up for a session with the Testing Center at their Delgado location.

Developmental Education Advising
Students who are placed into or are required to take any READ and/or ENGL developmental course are classified as Basic Education students and are advised in the OAT’s Advising Center until eligibility for ENGL 101 is attained and developmental READ is completed. Students who only require developmental MATH are not classified as Basic Education students and are advised in the division of their major.

Basic Education students must complete all developmental READ and/or ENGL courses prior to enrolling in most college-level courses (non-developmental courses that require college-level reading and writing skills). Basic Education students must meet with an advisor in the Advising Center to discuss course options before scheduling their classes.

All Students classified as Basic Education are strongly encouraged to complete CCSS 107 - College Success Skills within the first 12 hours of coursework. It has been demonstrated that the single most important factor in student success in college is the completion of an “orientation” course that familiarizes the student with college resources, policies, and necessary academic skills, such as studying, note-taking, test-taking, and other relevant skills.

Transfer-Out Advising
The OAT’s Advising Center assists students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to further their education beyond the programs offered at Delgado. Some of the services provided include the following:

  • Helping students interpret various admissions requirements for four-year schools
  • Helping transfer students locate and use online resources
  • Housing transfer literature from various colleges/universities
  • Maintaining a computer lab for students to complete admissions applications online
  • Assisting students with class selection that maximizes transferability
  • Serving as a liaison between Delgado Community College and a student’s potential school
  • Organizing and scheduling campus visits by representatives from individual colleges/universities and hosting the annual Transfer Fair that brings multiple colleges/universities to campus at one time

Academic Suspension Advising
The OAT’s Advising Center advises students who have been academically suspended from Delgado. Students are advised on the options available to them given their academic status. Students are assisted with identifying ways to overcome current obstacles to their education and are provided with the information and resources necessary to regain good academic standings.

Veteran’s Educational Benefits Assistance
The OAT’s Advising Center houses Veterans Affairs Advisors who strive to provide quality service to students at Delgado who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Services extend to the dependents of veterans as well. Delgado’s Veterans Affairs Advisors serve as certifying officials who act as liaisons between the Department of Veterans Affairs and veteran students. This service involves assisting with a variety of processing and information needs, such as documentation requirements, correspondence, and the certification of benefits.

Office of Disability Services
Delgado Community College provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to qualified students. It is the general policy of Delgado to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified persons. Reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities will be made, provided that the students have self-identified with the Office of Disability Services on their campus/site and have provided required documentation. Individual instructors will modify the methods, requirements, and procedures of courses and examinations appropriately to accommodate the special needs of students with disabilities, provided that the academic integrity of the course or examination is not violated, and the health and welfare of all students are safeguarded.

Students who need special support services are advised to see the Coordinator of Disability Services for their campus/site: Building 2, Room 102 on the City Park Campus and Larocca Hall, Room 145 on the West Bank Campus. Students enrolled at Charity School of Nursing should contact the City Park Campus office at (504) 671-5161. Students enrolled at the Delgado Jefferson Site in Metairie and the Delgado Sidney Collier Site in New Orleans East should contact the West Bank Campus office at (504) 762-3191.

Career Services
Career Services provides students and alumni with information regarding full-time and part-time employment and offers them assistance in developing effective job search skills and strategies. Career advisors offer individual career guidance as well as help in beginning a specific job search. The office maintains employment listings. Career inventories are offered in order to provide career exploration and development to students. Occupational opportunities, salary ranges, and goal-setting information are also available. Students are given assistance in organizing their resumes and preparing for interviews. Seminars on job search, as well as job readiness techniques are offered.

Although the College can provide instruction for many educational and career objectives, the student is ultimately responsible for selecting and defining career goals and for obtaining employment. Faculty and staff members assisting students cannot assume responsibility for educational and career decisions or for employment.

Testing

The OAT’s Testing Center administers a wide range of academic and professional tests such as the ACT Compass Test, which is used for initial class placement in English, math and reading at Delgado; the HiSET Exam for those seeking to earn a high school equivalency certificate; and the HESI Exam for students seeking admission to the Delgado Nursing and Surgical Technology programs. Other tests administered in the Testing Center include but are not limited to the following:

  • The Ability to Benefit Test
  • The ESL Proficiency Exam
  • CLEP Exams
  • The ACT National Exam
  • American Council on Exercise Certification Exams       

The Testing Center is located in Building 2, Room 302 on the City Park Campus. At the West Bank Campus, the Testing Center is located in Building 3, Room 303. The Testing Center also offers an array of programs to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, and industry. The Testing Center offers extensive certification and competency tests and also offers services through Castle Worldwide, Inc., and PSI Inc., which include certification and licensure testing, workplace assessments, continuing education, skill-specific training, and educational and career guidance.

The Testing Center offers students, faculty, staff, businesses, and the community the opportunity to assess their work skills using the ACT WorkKeys assessments. The nine subject areas include Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Business Writing, Listening, Locating Information, Observation, Reading for Information, Teamwork, and Writing. The nine subject areas directly relate to employment skills levels. Students or job seekers may receive a Louisiana Work Ready Certificate indicating that they have met the basic score on the WorkKeys core assessments, which are Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. The WorkKeys Certificate exemplifies to employers quality performance on the job. One or all the assessments may be helpful in evaluating one’s job skills. The ACT WorkKeys assessments are available by appointment. A fee may be required.

The Testing Center is also a certified National Center for Competency Testing. The competency exams are given in Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Insurance Coding Specialist, Surgical Technician, ECG Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Bookkeeper, Assistant in Surgery, and College Instructor. Those who are interested must register in the Testing Center, City Park Campus. There is a fee for each test.

Test proctoring services are available for community members. Correspondence course exams, both written and Internet-based, are administered. Appointments are required to schedule. An hourly fee is charged for non-Delgado students.

The Testing Center in coordination with the Office of Disability Services offers testing with reasonable ADA, IDEA, 504, and Rehabilitation Act (1973) Accommodations. To receive special testing accommodation the student must do the following:

  • Self-identify and sign up for the services through the Office of Disability Services;
  • Provide appropriate, current documentation of the disability/disabilities and accommodations; and
  • Schedule a test appointment with approved accommodation(s) in advance.

The Testing Center welcomes students, faculty, alumni, community members, and businesses to contact us regarding our services.

City Park Campus

Delgado Community College
Office of Advising and Testing
Testing Center
615 City Park Avenue
Building 2, Room 302
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 671-5080 or (504) 671-5086
Fax: (504) 483-4361

West Bank Campus

Delgado Community College
Office of Advising and Testing
Testing Center
2600 General Meyer Avenue
Building 3, Room 303
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 762-3198 

Office of Disability Services

Students who need special support services are advised to see the Coordinator of Disability Services for their campus: Building 2, Room 102 at City Park Campus and the Student Life Center at the West Bank Campus. Students enrolled at Charity School of Nursing and Delgado Jefferson Site should contact the City Park Campus office at (504) 671-5161. Students enrolled at the West Jefferson Site should contact the West Bank Campus office at (504) 762-3191.

Delgado Community College provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to qualified students. It is the general policy of Delgado Community College to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified persons. Reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities will be made provided the students have self-identified with the Office of Disability Services on their campus and have provided required documentation. Individual instructors will modify the methods, requirements, and procedures of courses and examinations appropriately to accommodate the special needs of students with disabilities, provided the academic integrity of the course or examination is not violated, and the health and welfare of all students are safeguarded.

Veterans Upward Bound Program

The Veterans Upward Bound is a free program designed to assist honorably discharged veterans in continuing their education. The Veterans Upward Bound Program includes a Pre-College Refresher Program for veterans who wish to attend college or receive special training. The program offers career, academic, and financial aid counseling, workshops, assistance in college enrollment, and class instruction. Enrollment is limited to allow time for personalized instruction. Additional information can be obtained by calling (504) 671-5606 (City Park Campus).

Career Services

Career Services assists students in securing employment while enrolled at Delgado and after graduation. The Career Counselor administers career inventories in order to provide career exploration and development to students. Occupational opportunities, salary ranges, and goal setting information are also available. Students at the West Bank Campus are encouraged to register with the City Park Campus Career Services at the beginning of their final academic semester. This entitles them to participate in on-campus interviews with prospective employers and review current job listings. Résumé critiques, career expos, and employer literature are also available to them. Notices of employment opportunities processed at the City Park Campus are also provided at Delgado’s West Bank Campus and Charity School of Nursing. Seminars on job search, as well as job readiness techniques are offered at the City Park, Charity, and West Bank Campuses.

Although the college can provide instruction for many educational and career objectives, the student is ultimately responsible for selecting and defining career goals and for obtaining employment. Faculty and staff members assisting students cannot assume responsibility for educational and career decisions or for employment.

Students who wish to work on campus should complete an initial application at the appropriate campus. Each new student employee is required to complete a PARTNERS training session before the end of the first semester of employment.

Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services

The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services provides information about the college to a wide variety of populations, such as high school groups, new students, adults, returning students, and community-based organizations. This office handles career days, college nights, high school visits, information booths at area malls, hospitals, and personnel offices, and many other Delgado recruitment activities within the Greater New Orleans area. It offers group and individual tours of the college by appointment. The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services coordinates scholarships for entering freshmen students. The scholarship deadline is February 15; scholarships are awarded for the fall semester at the Honors Convocation in April.

New freshmen who have never attended college can have their application for financial assistance (FAFSA) processed on the web by Admissions and Enrollment Services advisors.

Admissions and Enrollment Services sponsors a number of postsecondary transitional initiatives (PTI) to increase enrollment, such as the Delgado On Site Mentorship (DOS), which helps high school students make a smooth transition to college; the annual summer Community Festival; the Create Your Future seminar to help adults enroll in college; Navigating New Waters, which brings parents and students together on campus; the Health Career Fair and the Culinary Arts/Hospitality Fair, for juniors and seniors from eleven different parishes, designed to link education to careers.

Health Services

The Office of Health Services is dedicated to providing quality emergency medical services to the Delgado community with a special attention to the concerns of our diverse, commuter-based student body. Health Services offers a fully equipped and nationally registered EMT-Paramedic, who responds to all medical incidents involving students, faculty, or staff members on campus.

Health Services is also available for general wellness check ups, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, and basic first aid. Any student in need of additional treatment or the services of a physician is referred to a local hospital, doctor’s office, or community-based clinic in the surrounding area where services are available.

To contribute to the educational experience, the Office of Health Services offers a variety of quality health and wellness activities, sponsors annual health fairs college wide, provides alcohol and drug programs, and offers a list of community-based facilities where additional types of health-related services can be obtained.

Finally, the Office of Health Services is responsible for tracking, recording, and monitoring the immunization and health record for each student. With the assistance of Delgado’s Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, the Office of Health Services notifies students of noncompliance status and then assists them with updating their records.

Media Services

The Office of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology supports the faculty, academic staff, and administrators in a quest for excellence in teaching and learning. The Office of Media Services, a component of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology, serves to facilitate classroom instruction through the use of multimedia equipment and media support. Media Services Offices are located on the City Park Campus and on the Charity School of Nursing Campus. 

Public Relations and Marketing

The Public Relations and Marketing Office facilitates communication between Delgado Community College and its stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community at large. The Office issues news and information to the media, responds to requests from journalists, an electronic newsletter, and plans and implements all advertising and marketing campaigns. The Office also coordinates the design and production of the website and all college-wide promotional literature. Major activities include communications planning and professional writing, editing, and photographic services, and coordinating publicity, advertising, and marketing campaigns.

The Gail T. Jones Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Technology (CATT)

The Gail T. Jones Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Technology (CATT) was established to address the technology integration needs of Delgado’s academic community. The purpose of the CATT is to provide training sessions and development activities through faculty and staff development. The Center is located in Building Two on the City Park Campus, and houses the student open computer laboratory.

Miscellaneous Services

The College offers its facilities and parking areas for special events to the community at large. Arrangements may be made through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs.

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