Aug 17, 2018  
2010 - 2011 Catalog (Amended) 
    
2010 - 2011 Catalog (Amended) [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Instructional and Support Services


Articulation And Transfer Agreements

The College provides educational services to the area through consortia and articulation arrangements with local universities, colleges, and public and private agencies and institutions. In the fall of 1972, Delgado Community College became a member of the Gulf Regional Interstate Collegiate Consortium (GRICC). This consortium is composed of ten colleges and universities from Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama.

Delgado has had articulation agreements with the University of New Orleans, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Loyola University in New Orleans, Dillard University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Xavier University, Regents College of the State University of New York and Nicholls State University for the last ten years. In 1998, Delgado updated and expanded the articulation agreements with Dillard University, University College of Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. In 2001 Delgado has signed expanded articulation agreements with Northwestern State University and the University of Phoenix. The Louisiana Board of Regents has published an equivalency guide for all public higher education institutions in the state of Louisiana.

Students who plan to transfer may receive copies of these programs and course equivalencies from the Transfer Center at the City Park Campus or from any academic advisor on any campus. Students are also encouraged to contact a counselor at the receiving institution for up-to-date information on curriculum requirements. Students who are enrolled in programs articulated with a four-year institution should be aware that they may complete the last six hours toward a degree at the four-year institution and transfer the credits back to Delgado to complete the associate degree.

Cross Enrollment - UNO, SUNO, SLU, NUNEZ (NCC)

In 1991, Delgado entered into agreements with the University of New Orleans and Southern University in New Orleans so that students in each of the institutions may enroll in courses not offered on their home campus, on the other campuses. In 1997, Delgado developed a cross-enrollment agreement with Southeastern Louisiana University, and in 2000 signed a cross-enrollment agreement with Nunez Community College. Cross-enrolled students have access to the library and other facilities of the host campuses while enrolled there. Tuition is paid at the student’s home campus for the combined total of hours for the semester; fees may be charged at the host institution. Students must bring their schedule to the Bursar’s Office on the day they are registered to pay their assessed fees, or their classes will be dropped.

A Delgado student must have completed 24 hours of non-developmental courses at Delgado and have a Delgado cumulative average of at least 2.5 to be eligible to cross-enroll at UNO. A Delgado student must have completed all developmental courses to be eligible to cross-enroll at SUNO. A Delgado student must have completed 12 hours of non-developmental courses and have at least a 2.0 Delgado cumulative average to be eligible to enroll at SLU. Enrollment at Delgado must be maintained for the semester. A cross-enrolled student will follow the appropriate college or university’s academic calendar and the academic policies of the college or university in all matters related to the course(s).

Learning Communities

Delgado Community College offers special programs that have been found to increase student success and completion of academic goals. One such program is Learning Communities. A learning community is a unique program that promotes student success by offering an improved approach to learning. Students register for two or three classes that are linked together by a common theme, such as an English class and a history class that have similar assignments and the same students enrolled in each class. Student learning improves in both courses in this kind of environment, and students’ engagement, retention, and success improve when they work together as a community.

Students register for Learning Community courses the same way they do for traditional classes. In addition, almost all Learning Communities are composed of at least one transferable course. Interested students should still check with an advisor to be sure, as all Learning Communities are unique and serve different academic needs. For more information, email the Learning Community Coordinator at lcs@dcc.edu.

Experiential Educational Programs

In recognition of the importance of “on-the-job training” as part of the occupational and professional preparation of students, Delgado Community College offers four experiential educational programs: Apprenticeship Programs, Cooperative Educational Programs, Internships, and Practicum. These provide supervised work experience in the various curricula while granting academic credit according to the standards of the accrediting agencies. Students gain occupational experience to help prepare them for meaningful employment.

The programs offer the opportunity to:

  1. Learn outside the classroom where that knowledge is used in the work setting to develop skills and add meaning to studies.
  2. Explore, confirm, or modify career choices.
  3. Develop professional experience and contacts.
  4. Earn money while working.
  5. Receive academic credit toward a degree for work experience while attending school.

Apprenticeship

Culinary Arts, through its Chef Apprenticeship program, gives its students the best of culinary on-the-job experiences in the haute cuisine of New Orleans as well as Europe.

College Cooperative Education Program

College Cooperative Education is an educational plan in which paid employment is integrated into the college curriculum. The student works 200 hours during the entire semester. Students on scholastic probation are not eligible. Agreements involving the student, the college, and the employer must be confirmed prior to registering for a co-op course. Students must submit all required forms to the coordinator before credit may be awarded.

Internship

Internship programs help to orient students to the world of work, emphasize practical aspects of the business world, and provide closer liaison and cooperation among the student, college, and work environment.

Although this program is administered by the Business and Technology Division, it is open to qualified students in all divisions.

Practicum

Supervised work experience is offered in several fields of study, including Care and Development of Young Children, Criminal Justice, and most Allied Health programs.

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.

The Office of Advising and Testing

The Office of Advising and Testing’s (OAT) Advising Center is designed to serve the needs of the student population through a multifunctional advising office that provides guidance services to first-time freshmen, students planning to continue their education at a four-year institution, students on probation or suspension, veterans, students with disabilities, and special populations.

The Advising Center works closely with the Office of Enrollment Services in providing Orientation — Advising — Registration and Support Services (OARS). The center is located in Building 10, Room 117, and is open Monday and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The Advising Center’s phone number is 671- 5156.

The OAT’s Testing Center offers a wide range of testing, including Delgado placement, Ability to Benefit, ESL proficiency, CLEP and ACT residual exams. In cooperation with many national educational, contract, and certification testing companies, the testing office offers a complete array of tests to fulfill the academic and professional needs of our students and the community throughout the year. On a contractual basis, the testing staff proctors several national tests such as the ACT National Exam, Automotive Service Excellence, and American Council on Exercise. In order to take these exams the examinees must register with national test providers. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Monday and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  At the West Bank Campus, the Testing Center is located in Building 10, Room 131B. The hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m..

The Testing Center is a full-service testing and training center that offers an impressive 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 includes 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 basis 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. 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.

In collaboration with the Career Tech Office, area high schools, and the academic divisions, the Testing Center coordinates the administration of the Career Tech Proficiency Exams.

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:

  • 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 10, Room 131
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 10, Room 131B
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 762-3232
Fax: (504) 361-6257

Office of Disability Services

Students who need special support services are advised to see the Coordinator of Disability Service for their campus, Building 10, Room 120 at City Park and LaRocca Hall Room 145 on the West Bank Campus. Students enrolled at the Northshore should contact the City Park campus. 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 671-5606 (City Park).

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 and at the Northshore 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 expo’s, 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, Northshore, and Charity School of Nursing. Seminars on job search, as well as job readiness techniques are offered at the City Park, Charity, Northshore, 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 Enrollment Services

The Office of 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. 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 Enrollment Services advisors.

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.

OARS (Orientation Advising Registration Support Services) is an orientation program designed to assist new students in making the transition to Delgado. Each session includes orientation, individual advising, registration (scheduling of classes) and a campus tour. OARS is required of all new students entering Delgado in a degree or certificate program. Appointments for OARS are made at the conclusion of placement testing.

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, the Office of Health Services notifies students of noncompliance status and then assists them with updating their records.

Media Services

The Delgado television production facilities provide instructional support for all courses, a special classroom for televised learning, and production of college informational programs.

Public Relations and Marketing

The Public Relations Office facilitates communication between Delgado Community College and its stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community at large. The P.R. Office issues news and information to the media, responds to requests from journalists, publishes an external magazine, an electronic newsletter, and plans and implements all advertising and marketing campaigns. The Office also coordinates the design and production of the web site and all college-wide promotional literature. The Office also includes the College’s Information Center telephone switchboard and support services operations. 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) functions as a central facility 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 sponsored staff development. The Center also provides personalized assistance to faculty and staff for technology development in the CATT resource room.

The CATT is an 8,000 square foot facility housing two academic computer labs and one dedicated staff development computer lab, each with Internet access. It also operates a conference room and a microwave-linked “electronic classroom.”

The CATT sponsors many professional development conferences and seminars in various disciplines.

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.

Learning Resources

Campus Libraries

The Moss Memorial Library, representing all Delgado campus libraries, holds membership in LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium), a partnership of participating libraries whose primary purpose is to develop cooperation and foster resource sharing among Louisiana libraries. LALINC membership enables access to the electronic resources acquired through the services of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. The Delgado campus libraries strive to provide resources for the educational needs of students and the instructional needs of faculty.

Moss Memorial Library at the City Park Campus is temporarily located in Building 10, Room 116. The facility, with 6700 square feet, currently houses over 12,000 volumes and a wide selection of magazines, media materials, and newspapers, with new acquisitions continuously added. The remainder of the library’s print collection (108,841 volumes) is temporarily stored on-site with access to this stored collection available to users through a closed stacks system. User requests for stored materials are accepted at the Circulation Desk and online, with a 24-hour turnaround period for delivery.

Despite space constraints the library continues to support the college curriculum by providing college-wide access to 101 online databases to assist students and faculty with their educational and research needs. Computer access includes the online catalog, ISAAC, which provides access to over 51,000 electronic journals and over 73,000 electronic books, including a virtual reference library of reference books that are commonly found in print on library shelves. The computers also provide access to the Internet, Blackboard, numerous electronic databases, and Question Point, a 24/7 virtual reference tool.

Other library services include—but are not limited to—the following: reference assistance; circulation; bibliographic instruction; interlibrary loan; access to reserved materials, a computer print station, print and microform copiers, magazines and journals in both microfiche and print; and audio-visual materials and equipment.

During the fall and spring semesters, the library is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Intersession hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The library on the West Bank Campus has a collection of over 22,000 volumes. The library subscribes to more than 460 journals, magazines and newspapers in print and microform, and provides access to the Internet and college-wide online research tools, including ISAAC (the library catalog) and electronic databases. Reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan, copiers, printers, and access to reserved materials are also available.

The West Bank Campus Library is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Intersession hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Charity School of Nursing library has 2136 volumes and subscribes to more than 80 professional journals. Students, faculty, and staff have access to ISAAC (the library catalog), the Internet, and other college-wide online research materials, such as the electronic databases that include titles specific to medicine and nursing: Medline, Proquest Medical Library, CINAHL Plus, and Nursing and Allied Health. Other services include reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, reserves, copiers, and printers.

The library lobby is open at 7 a.m. for copying purposes. Other areas of the library are open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library’s hours are subject to change every semester.

The Northshore/Slidell site library has approximately 4161 volumes, 50 current periodicals, and a variety of other research materials such as videotapes and DVDs for classroom use. The library provides computer access to the Internet, the online catalog (ISAAC), and to the college-wide system of electronic databases. Other services include a copier, a printer and an AV viewing area.

The Northshore/Slidell library is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Student Open Lab

The City Park Open Lab consists of computers with Pentium chips, dual disk drives, CDROM drives, dot matrix printers, and desk jet printers. The Center has software to support courses offered in the Computer Information Technology discipline and also software to support various other disciplines. The Open Lab is located in the CATT Center in Building 10, first floor. During a regular semester, the Center is open on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learning Laboratories

On the City Park Campus, there are a number of learning laboratories for students.

The Reading Lab, located in the west wing area on the second floor of Isaac Delgado Hall (Building 1), provides tutoring and computer services for students in reading courses. The Individualized/Prescriptive Lab in 212W4 offers one-to-one tutoring in reading problems and the Computer Assisted Lab in 221W offers specialized reading software and programs, word processing, Internet research, and reading skills tutorials.

The Writing Center, which houses the English Composition and Grammar Labs for the Communication Division, provides one-to-one tutoring in writing, as well as computer resources—word processing, Internet access for writing-related research, and software tutorials for grammar and writing. Located on the second floor west wing of Isaac Delgado Hall (Building 1/216W), the Writing Center is open to students with writing projects in all disciplines. The Writing Center is open Monday through Saturday. The American Sign Language Skills Lab is also located within the Writing Center (Building 1/216W) and provides software and video services for students enrolled in American Sign Language courses in the Communication Division. Hours for this lab vary.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Listening/Speaking Classroom is located on the second floor of Delgado Hall (211W). When not in use for ESL conversation classes, the room serves as an open laboratory for students enrolled in the ESL program to work on listening, speaking, and pronunciation activities. Students should see an ESL instructor for current lab hours.

The Mathematics Learning Center is located on the first floor of Building 1 (CP01), Rooms 113W17 and 113W18. Paraprofessional tutors are available to assist students enrolled in mathematics courses at Delgado. Videotapes and computer tutorials for most mathematics courses are available for student use at home or in the lab. The Center is open only when classes are in session. During the fall and spring semesters, the Learning Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone number for the Center is 504-671-6424.

The Hibernia Enrichment Center is located on the City Park Campus in Building 1, Room 108W. The Center provides computer-based instruction in reading, English, and study skills. In addition to computer-based instruction, the Center offers students enrolled at Delgado a place to study, access to multimedia study skills programs, Microsoft Office programs, and the Internet. The Center is open Monday through Friday.

The West Bank Campus Learning Resources Center is in Room 107 of Building 1. The Center provides a number of services, including tutoring in mathematics, English, and science; computers and instructional software; word processing programs and printers; workshops on writing term papers; and telecourse materials and videotapes on mathematics and other subjects. The computers are available to all students. The Learning Resources Center is open Monday through Friday, including evenings, and on Saturday morning. The telephone numbers are 762-3131 (English) and 762-3103 (Math); the FAX number is 361-6411.

The Charity School of Nursing Computer-Assisted Learning Laboratory was initiated through a grant from the Helene Fuld Foundation. In addition to 36 computers, it houses a file server, printer, scanner, and 236 software programs. The computer laboratory is available from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Charity Nursing Skills Laboratories are equipped with hospital beds, furnishings, and equipment arranged in simulated patient units. There are medical mannequins, models, and durable disposable equipment and supplies for students to practice and demonstrate nursing procedures. The laboratories are open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Charity School of Nursing Dr. J. Terence Kelly Human Patient Simulator Lab is equipped with computer-driven lifelike models that speak, breathe, have heartbeats and pulses, and respond to nursing interventions just as real humans would. This technology provides opportunities for students to use nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills in real-to-life scenarios.

Both of Delgado’s Northshore locations offer a student learning resource center where students can receive assistance in math, English, and reading. The Covington and Slidell sites also house computer labs that offer open lab hours for students.

Media Centers

The audio visual collection at the Moss Memorial Library, City Park Campus, and the media centers at the West Bank and Charity School of Nursing Campuses serve the educational needs of students and faculty with an extensive resource of audio visual materials. The resources are available for individual or classroom use at all facilities, with restrictions on group use at the City Park Campus only. Contact the media staff at the following locations:

Moss Memorial Library, Circulation Desk, City Park Campus

Learning Resources Center, West Bank Campus

Audio-Visual Department, Charity School of Nursing

The Charity School of Nursing Media Services department maintains a color television studio, digital editing facilities, an in-house library of over 600 nursing-related programs, and a selection of over 160 “streamed” programs that are available to nursing students 24/7 via internet connection. In addition, there are two compressed video classrooms at the School of Nursing that allow two-way live video and audio communication with similar classrooms located nationally or internationally.