For more than 80 years, Delgado has served the various educational needs of the New Orleans community. In 1909, a New Orleans businessman and philanthropist, Isaac Delgado, donated funds to establish a manual trades school for boys. Since Delgado’s opening in 1921 as a school for vocational education in the metal and woodworking trades, the school’s mission has changed dramatically. Today, the students are men and women of all ages who reflect the diversity of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Delgado is a comprehensive community college and a major institution of higher education in the State of Louisiana. It is a center for professional and advanced technology career education, education in the arts and sciences, and traditional occupational education. From its original location on City Park Avenue, in the heart of New Orleans, the College has expanded to numerous sites, including the West Bank Campus, the historic Charity School of Nursing, and the Northshore.
Delgado Community College is a diverse, dynamic, comprehensive community college committed to student success through innovative leadership, excellence in teaching and learning, and the cultural enrichment of the community it serves.
At Delgado Community College, we value:
- The worth of each individual
- Lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge
- Excellence in teaching in an accessible, learning-centered environment
- Meeting the needs of a changing workforce
- The cultural diversity of our students, faculty, staff, and administration
- Public trust, personal and professional integrity, and accountability
- Our responsibility to community, state, nation, and world
Delgado Community College provides a learning-centered environment in which to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to attain their educational, career, and personal goals, to think critically, to demonstrate leadership, and to be productive and responsible citizens.
Goals for 2007-2012
||Facilities – Recover and strengthen the college’s infrastructure.
||Faculty and Staff – Build the faculty and staff.
||Programs – Strengthen programs to meet students’ educational, career, and personal goals.
||Workforce Development Education – Lead workforce and economic development in the region.
||Funding – Increase organizational capacity to raise additional revenue.
Strategic Plan – Update the college-wide Strategic Plan annually, complete the associated annual tactical plans, and implement all other tactical plans as needed.
||Public Relations – Strengthen marketing efforts and build promotional publications.
||Diversity – Enhance efforts to promote diversity to achieve excellence.
Development of the College and the Campuses
Delgado Community College is an institution of higher education managed by the Board of Supervisors for Community and Technical Colleges. Located in the center of the metropolitan area surrounding the City of New Orleans, the College serves more than 17,000 credit students each semester and another 7000 non-credit students each year. With a full-time faculty of more than four hundred, Delgado is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Louisiana. September 2006 marked Delgado’s 85th anniversary.
The original benefactor of the College was Isaac Delgado, a nineteenth-century Jamaican immigrant who became a wealthy New Orleans businessman and sugar planter. Among the beneficiaries of his philanthropy were the arts, medicine, and education. In a 1909 codicil to his will, Mr. Delgado bequeathed the residue of his estate to the City of New Orleans to establish a manual trade school for young boys. With funds from this bequest, land was purchased for the current 57-acre City Park Campus adjacent to New Orleans Municipal City Park. The original building on City Park Avenue was constructed and furnished with the bulk of the bequest. In September of 1921, Delgado Central Trades School opened its doors with a program of vocational trades for 1300 boys and young men. After thriving in the 1920s, Delgado was left without adequate funding during the years of the Great Depression. Revived during World War II by the need for technically skilled workers in aircraft construction and maintenance, and in the metal and woodworking trades, Delgado had a brief period of glory in the 1940s, only to once again fall into desperate financial straits during the 1950s.
In the mid-50s, under the leadership of Director Marvin E. Thames Sr., Delgado began to search for a new mission and adequate funding. In 1956-1957, Tulane University conducted a survey of Delgado’s role and scope in the changing local economy. Its recommendations included the following: Delgado should be expanded to a technical institute at the junior college level; its main function should be to provide post-high school educational programs for technicians; and the school should be properly funded. The recommendations were adopted by the Delgado Board of Managers and the New Orleans City Council. As a result, the name of the institution was changed to Delgado Trades and Technical Institute, and a technical two-year college program was implemented. In 1960, the first graduates of Delgado Institute received their college degrees.
By action of the Louisiana State Legislature and the New Orleans City Council, in 1966 Delgado Institute became Isaac Delgado College and then Delgado Vocational-Technical Junior College and was recognized and approved as a model multi-campus, comprehensive community/junior college for Louisiana. Dr. Thames became its first President. Four years later, in 1970, Act 446 of the State Legislature (based on a 1969 New Orleans City Council Resolution) transferred control of Delgado College from the City of New Orleans to the Louisiana State Board of Education. Delgado was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1971; the accreditation was reaffirmed in 1975, 1986, 1996, and 2008. The College name was changed to Delgado Community College by Legislative act in 1980. In 1982 the central administration of the College was moved into a new building at 501 City Park Avenue, adjacent to the City Park Campus. Since the early 1970s, with state funding for students and facilities, not only has the original City Park Campus developed dramatically, but other new campuses and learning sites have brought Delgado Community College to all areas of metropolitan New Orleans.
City Park Campus
Centrally located on City Park Avenue, the City Park Campus serves the urban area of the city of New Orleans. This campus is the original site of Delgado Community College and remains the largest campus, with approximately 10,000 students. Delgado offers more than 45 associate degree programs, more than 70 certificate, diploma, and technical competency area options, and almost 200 non-credit courses in areas that include professional and workforce development, intensive services, and continuing education.
The City Park Campus consists of more than 16 buildings that house classrooms, laboratories, and support areas. Two major buildings were constructed and opened in 1970: the Francis E. Cook Building and the Moss Memorial Library Building.
During the 1980s, many of the facilities on the City Park Campus were expanded and renovated. In 1981, the first phase of a complete renovation of Isaac Delgado Hall was completed. In this phase, a three-story structure was built to fill in the original building’s central courtyard, valuable lecture and laboratory facilities were added, and the South Wing was renovated to include a splendid art gallery. In late 1984, renovations were finished on the East and West wings of Delgado Hall, and in 1987 all other Delgado Hall renovations were finished.
Until 1982, Delgado’s central administrative offices were in two buildings on the City Park Campus. In early 1982, a new administration building was opened on the periphery of the City Park Campus. This facility centralized the college’s administrative functions and freed considerable office and classroom space on the City Park Campus.
In early 1984, the Henry S. Braden Sr. Vocational Technical Center, located adjacent to Delgado Hall, was completed. This three-story technical shop complex contains the Adam R. Haydel Sr. Automotive Lab and other buildings used for College operations and services.
In the 1990s, extensive renovations were completed on the City Park Campus. A gymnasium in the Michael L. Williamson Building allows the Delgado basketball teams to play home games on campus. Additionally, the City Park Campus is a leader in telecommunications, with a fiber optic network that connects several hundred computers across the campus.
Responding to developments in higher education across the country, the success of comprehensive community colleges in workforce education, the documented success of community college graduates, and the need to manage physical and capital resources, in 1997 the Louisiana Legislature enacted legislation merging the Louisiana Technical College-New Orleans Campus and Delgado Community College. Subsequent legislation and a constitutional amendment created a community and technical college system which currently includes Delgado Community College and six other community colleges, two community and technical colleges, and one technical college with forty statewide campuses under a new management Board of Supervisors, effective July 1, 1999. The purpose of the 1997 legislation, Act 917, was to merge the “Orleans Regional Technical Institute” (LTC-NOC) with Delgado Community College effective July 1, 1997, and to transfer “the funds, property, obligations, programs, and functions” of LTCNOC from the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to Delgado. The building housing the LTC-NOC and the property on Navarre and Orleans Avenues have been incorporated into the City Park Campus as Building 2. This building is a multi-functional classroom, laboratory, administrative, and faculty office building of more than 150,000 square feet, including Student Affairs and Workforce Development offices.
Charity School of Nursing Campus
The Charity School of Nursing, which has been in continuous operation since 1894, joined with Delgado Community College in 1990 to develop a new Nursing program offering an associate of science degree. The school quickly reached full capacity enrollment of 500 students. In December 1992, 118 students graduated, the first class with an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. Upholding the proud heritage of nursing education upon which this new program was modeled, the Delgado Community College Charity School of Nursing offers excellence in nursing education and a strong commitment to serve the citizens of the State of Louisiana.
In the 1997 merger of the Louisiana Technical College, New Orleans Campus, with Delgado Community College, the Practical Nursing Program moved to the Nursing Campus. The School of Nursing is located in downtown New Orleans and is part of the city’s major medical complex. The Education Building, completed in 1972, houses classrooms, an audiovisual center (including a television studio), a library, conference rooms, faculty and administrative offices, and a gymnasium. The library holdings include more than 100 periodicals in addition to books and other reference materials to serve the academic needs of students. A computer lab is available to students to provide enhanced learning experiences.
In January of 2008, Delgado partnered with the Louisiana Technical College (LTC) Region 1 to open an Allied Health and Practical Nursing Center of Excellence at the LTC Jefferson Campus in Metairie. Delgado’s Charity School of Nursing Practical Nursing program expanded its capacity to about 80 students per session with its move from the downtown Nursing Campus to the LTC Center of Excellence.
West Bank Campus
The West Bank Campus serves students from several adjacent parishes, including Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Charles, and St. John. The Campus currently serves more than 3,000 students enrolled in a variety of day, evening, and Saturday classes. To accommodate the needs of a diverse community, all courses and programs are offered in several convenient formats: classroom lecture, labs, and online courses. Additionally, the Campus schedules a variety of evening classes at John Ehret High School in Marrero.
The Delgado West Bank Campus was established in 1967 on 13.7 acres of land acquired from the U. S. Navy Surplus Property department. During its first year of operation, approximately 500 students were enrolled. Unfortunately, in 1970, the Campus was destroyed by a fire, and as a result of limited financial resources, the Campus was closed and operations ceased.
In August 1974 a new classroom building was completed, and educational services resumed on the West Bank Campus, with an initial enrollment of 750 students. The following year, enrollment more than doubled to 1550. Building 1 now houses Business, Technology, and Math Division programs, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, the Greater New Orleans Region GED Adult Education Program, a state-of-the art Compressed Video Center, the Office of Distance Learning, a learning resource center, and labs. The Annex to Building 1 accommodates the current Student Life Center and a large multi-function room used for special events. The Vocational-Technical facility (Building 2) was completed in 1978 and expanded in 1991. Currently housed in Building 2 are several large classrooms and labs, an art studio, the Massage Therapy Program, the library, the Testing Center, and a Fitness Center.
Constructed in 1999, LaRocca Hall houses administrative offices, the Bursar’s office, the Student Affairs Department, the bookstore, classrooms, and faculty offices. Currently, plans are underway for the construction of a new Student Life Center.
Whether students seek an associate degree or certificate, the West Bank Campus offers access to academic and technical programs at a convenient location. In its commitment to meet the educational and technical training needs of its students, Delgado’s West Bank Campus contributes to the economic and cultural growth of the entire West Bank community.
Delgado Community College has been offering courses on the Northshore for more than 30 years, initially using St. Tammany Parish Public School facilities. Since 1988, the College has operated a permanent site, the Slidell Learning Center; the SLC (now Northshore/Slidell) has been successful in attracting the majority of the more than 2300 students who attend Delgado on the Northshore. An additional site in Covington was opened in the summer of 2002. Since then, Delgado has expanded to three other buildings in downtown Covington, including an Allied Health building that enables students to complete a number of programs entirely on the Northshore: Pharmacy Technician, Respiratory Care Technician, Surgical Technician, and Veterinary Technician.
As a prime example of the College’s response to community needs, Delgado Northshore represents two ideals: providing easy access to higher education for all of our citizens and serving new aspirations and new populations in southern Louisiana.
As prescribed in Act 506 of the 2005 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session, a plan to reconfigure the state level technical resources on a regional basis was developed by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The plan received final approval with modifications by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System in March, 2006. Included in this plan was the establishment of Delgado Community College as an integrated regional multi-campus institution charged with ensuring delivery of vocational technical education in the greater New Orleans region. In accordance with the timeline for implementation of the plan, the initial phase for the region took place shortly after final approval of the plan. This phase established a management agreement (memorandum of understanding) for the delivery of operational services through a linkage between Delgado and the Louisiana Technical College Region 1 campuses. The agreement was limited to business services, human resources and other administrative support services, but did not include instructional services or full delivery of student support services.
Act 521 of the 2010 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session authorized the transfer of all programs and courses of study offered through the Jefferson, Sidney N. Collier, Slidell, and West Jefferson campuses of the Louisiana Technical College Region 1 to Delgado Community College, along with relative funds, facilities, property, obligations and functions effective August 15, 2010. As a result, Delgado’s newly created Technical Division has become the seventh academic division of Delgado Community College. With the new division, Delgado is now better positioned to offer residents of the New Orleans region a comprehensive program of transfer, technical and occupational programs, customized workforce development training and adult and continuing education programs and services.
College Boards,COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES
Board Of Regents For Higher Education
Sally Clausen, Ed.D.
Commissioner of Higher Education
1201 N. Third Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
FAXs: (225) 342-9318 or 342-6926
PO Box 3077
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Artis L. Terrell, Jr., Shreveport
Robert W. Levy, Ruston
Mary Ellen Roy, New Orleans
Member at Large
Scott O. Brame, Alexandria
Charlotte Bollinger, Lockport
Robert J. Bruno, Covington
Richard E. D’Aquin, Lafayette
Maurice C. Durbin, Denham Springs
Donna Guinn Klein, New Orleans
Ingrid T. Labat, New Orleans
W. Clinton “Bubba” Rasberry, Jr., Shreveport
Victor T. Stelly, Lake Charles
Harold M. Stokes, Metairie
Roland M. Toups, Baton Rouge
Joseph C. Wiley, Baton Rouge
Marc A. Guichard, Delgado Community College, Student Member
Louisiana Community And Technical College System
Board Of Supervisors
Dr. Joe D. May
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Stephen C. Smith, Shriever
Vincent St. Blanc, III, Franklin
First Vice Chair
Michael “Mickey” Murphy, Bogalusa
Second Vice Chair
Edwards Barham, Oak Ridge
Helen Bridges Carter, Greensburg
Tommy Clark, Bossier City
Keith Gamble, Shreveport
Deni Grissette, Sunset
Brett Mellington, Lafayette
Woody Ogé, Avondale
Paul Price, Jr. Winnsboro
F. “Mike” Stone, New Orleans
Allen Scott Terrill, Bossier City
Stephen Toups, Baton Rouge
Brock Dubois, Student Member, Abbeville
Anna Hernandez, Student Member, Sulphur
The College Council is the primary planning and management group for Delgado Community College. The College Council provides the leadership for developing college administrative policy; provides a forum for discussing college/campus/community relationships; ensures an understanding and clarification of Board of Supervisors’ policies; and serves as an advisory group to the Chancellor of the College.
Academic Affairs Council
The Academic Affairs Council is the primary academic planning and management group for the College. The Council provides academic leadership in all areas of the college; provides a forum for discussing academic issues related to academic programs; develops and proposes academic policies; and, serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development.
The Admissions Council serves as a vehicle for deliberating and conveying decisions concerning implementation of policies and procedures regarding admission practices and special admission programs. The Council serves as an advisory group to the College Director of Admissions.
The Advising Council makes recommendations to improve coordination of academic advising for new, transfer, returning, and continuing students. The Council reviews and approves revisions, as needed, to the policies and procedures related to academic advising, including but not limited to those published in the Academic Advising Procedural Guide.
Business and Administrative Affairs Council
The Business and Administrative Affairs Council is the primary planning and management group for business and administrative affairs at the College. The Council provides business and administrative leadership in all areas of the College; provides a forum for discussing issues affecting the College’s business and administrative operations; develops and proposes business and administrative policies for the College; and serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs.
Coordinating Council on Institutional Effectiveness
The Council on Institutional Effectiveness oversees and coordinates the efforts involved in the planning and assessment of the academic and administrative activities of the College and carries out the policy on Institutional Effectiveness for Planning and Assessment. It serves in an active capacity by reviewing and revising planning and assessment functions and activities. It also serves in an advisory and support capacity to faculty, staff, and administrators in responding to the challenges of change, and in preparing for the future. The Council on Institutional Effectiveness ensures the integration and reinforcement of assessment, planning, and budgeting as outlined in Institutional Effectiveness for Planning and Assessment, Policy and Procedures Memorandum AA- 1210.1E. The Council works with the College Council and Academic Affairs Council in this regard.
The Deans’ Council is a college-wide planning and advisory group comprised of the Deans of all academic divisions across the College. In support of the one-college identity, the Deans’ Council provides a forum for Division Deans to address academic issues related to maintaining consistency in academic offerings, programs, policies, and practices across the College’s campuses; makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council related to academic policies and practices; and serves as an advisory group to the Academic Affairs Council on matters pertaining to the responsibilities and scope of the Division Deans.
Developmental Education Council
The College-wide Council on Developmental Education conducts research, consults with experts in the field of developmental education, analyzes data collected by the Committee on Developmental Education Assessment, and engages committee members and faculty members in dialog intended to evaluate the best approaches for achieving success with developmental students.
Council on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology
The Council on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology serves in an active advisory capacity to the College’s Distance Learning and Instructional Technology program. The Council reviews policy, procedure, program, and technology recommendations of the College’s various councils and committees, including the Committee on Instructional Technology, and addresses issues and challenges related to the delivery of distance learning and instructional technology. The Council makes policy and procedure recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council, and recommendations regarding the College’s technology resources to the Information Systems Council. The Council on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology also serves in a support capacity to faculty, staff, and administrators in responding to the challenges of changes in technology affecting distance learning.
Enrollment Services Council
The Enrollment Services Council is responsible for college-wide planning, coordination and implementation of the recruitment/outreach efforts of the College. The council serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development.
Grants and Development Council
The Grants and Development Council serves as an advisory group to the College’s Grants Development Office and Development Office. This Council is a vehicle for coordinating, developing, reviewing, and communicating policies and procedures that impact institutional advancement initiatives to the College. The Grants and Development Council meets quarterly to review the status of grants that have been developed and those that are being developed; review current policies and procedures related to grant approvals and contract negotiations; develop an annual strategic plan related to the grant and development management processes; provide a forum for discussing grant issues related to the College strategic plans; collect relevant information on College needs for use in solicitation of gifts; coordinate and centralize all fund-raising activities for the College to avoid overlap or duplication; develop relationships with, conduct research on, correspond with, and entertain and solicit prospects including faculty, staff, foundation directors, alumni, friends of the College, and business and industry leaders; and partner with faculty and staff to identify donor prospects.
Information Systems Council
The Information Systems Council provides the direction for information technology support in all areas of the College including administrative computing, academic computing, instructional technology, networking and communications, and technological infra-structure. The Information Systems Council: 1) biennially evaluates and makes recommendations for college-wide policies and procedure for the allocation and use of information technology resources that are consistent with the purpose and goals of the College; 2) develops an institution-wide strategic plan for reviewing and coordinating college-wide information technology-related to needs and services; and 3) recommends and reviews an ongoing plan for information technology resources and for reviewing technology resources/network access and security.
International Student Advisory Council
The International Student Advisory Council serves as an advisory group to the College Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services and as a vehicle for communicating policies and procedures to faculty and staff who serve the needs of international students.
Job Placement Council
The Job Placement Council is responsible for college-wide planning and coordination of the job placement efforts of the College. Emphasis will be placed on development of a system for compiling data on the placement of students into jobs (both part- and full-time) related to their chosen fields of study. Follow-up reporting of job placements or graduates will be emphasized.
The Library Council includes the librarians of each campus and a representative from the Northshore/Slidell Site. It serves as the coordinating body of all College libraries.
The Provosts’ Council is a college-wide planning and advisory group comprised of all Campus Provosts. In support of the one-college identity, the Provosts’ Council provides a forum for provosts to address issues related to maintaining consistency in academic offerings, programs, policies, and practices across the College’s campuses/sites and makes recommendations to the appropriate councils and committees related to college policies and practices.
The Registrar’s Council serves as a vehicle for communicating policies and procedures to staff on all campuses and at all sites. The Council serves as an advisory group to the College Registrar.
The Retention Council is responsible for college-wide planning, coordination and implementation of the College’s student retention efforts. In order to accomplish this, the Retention Council reviews student data to determine improvements needed in retention efforts, develops effective activities for retaining “at risk” populations, coordinates College-wide retention activities, and pursues external/grant funding opportunities that enhance retention efforts. The council serves as an advisory group to the Chancellor.
The Safety Council is the primary planning and advisory group for the College’s Safety Program. The Chancellor has appointed the Chief of Campus Police to serve as the College’s Safety Program Coordinator, who oversees all components of the program and serves as chair of the Council. The Safety Council addresses all components of the college-wide Safety Program and (a) makes policy and procedural recommendations for improvement on an ongoing basis, (b) serves as an advisory group to the College Safety Program Coordinator in the oversight of the Safety Program, and (c) provides opportunity for representation of Campus/Site Safety Committee issues, challenges, and recommendations.
STEP (Student Technology Enhancement Program) Council
The Student Technology Enhancement Program Council is charged with offering input on all major technology efforts of the College, both academic and administrative, making recommendations on new initiatives, and evaluating progress toward the completion of initiatives. The Council solicits proposals for the use of the Technology fee, evaluates proposals, and makes recommendations to the Chancellor of the College on the expenditure of the Technology fee.
The STEP Council consists of three students from the City Park Campus Student Government Association (SGA), two students from the West Bank Campus SGA, two students from the Charity School of Nursing Campus SGA, one student from Delgado Northshore SGA, the City Park Campus Provost/Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the West Bank Campus Provost, the Charity School of Nursing Campus Provost, the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer, a Distance Learning and Instructional Technology representative, and the Faculty Senate President or representative. The Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development serves as the Chair of the STEP Council.
Student Affairs Council
The Council meets regularly and serves as the primary student planning and management group for the College by providing leadership in all student affairs functions; provides a forum for discussing issues related to student affairs functions, offices and staff; developing and proposing student affairs policies for the College; and serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development.
Student Government Council
The Student Government Council includes the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development, four SGA Presidents, and the SGA Advisor for each campus and learning center. The Student Government Council is the coordinating body for college-wide policy and procedures for the Student Government Association. It also provides a forum for discussing issues of importance to students and an opportunity to give student input to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development.
The Testing Council is responsible for researching and recommending to the College the appropriate standardized and computerized nationally normed academic, certification and assessment instruments. It is also obligated to review current policies and procedures of existing tests and to recommend new testing policies and procedures including but not limited to fees, structure, programs, college cut-off scores, and procedures followed at each campus and/or site. Council members are charged with the responsibility of informing their departments and other divisions of the College of the various tests offered in the Office of Advising and Testing.
Workforce Development and Education Council
The Workforce Development and Education Council will address the constantly evolving workforce training needs of business and industry within New Orleans and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Workforce Development and Education Council will: develop flexible college-wide workforce development and education policies that will ensure a rapid response to the needs of business and industry; design and review new certification, training and education programs that meet the needs of Louisiana’s current and emerging workforce; provide leadership and become a training resource to the college and the business community; identify emerging business trends and technologies; and serve as regional liaison and college-wide advisory group regarding workforce development issues.
The function of the councils on each campus is to discuss and coordinate College and campus policies, procedures, and activities.
College Standing Committees
Academic and Admissions Standards Committee
The Academic and Admissions Standards Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and makes recommendations concerning academic standards, admissions standards, probation and suspension policies, and graduation requirements. The Committee ensures that SACS requirements are met and oversees the implementation of policies established by the Board of Regents and the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Academic Appeals Committee
In accordance with the College’s Academic Appeals Procedures policy, an Academic Appeals Committee is formed from a pool of committee members to hear academic appeals.
Academic Articulation Committee
The Committee on Academic Articulation is established to assist the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development in developing, reviewing, and renewing articulation agreements with other institutions in accordance with the College’s Articulation Agreements with Other Institutions policy.
The Athletics Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs and promotes the college athletic programs; reviews athletic policies, budgets, and schedules of athletic events; resolves students’ athletic-related grievances; and reviews all academic progress of student athletes and ultimately their eligibility.
College Campus Ministry Committee
The College Campus Ministry Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and coordinates spiritual and religious student activities, ensures application of ethical values to student development, promotes fair treatment of religious groups, and protects students from inappropriate religious persuasion and solicitation of funds on campus.
The Catalog Committee serves to advise the Editor of the College Catalog for the academic year in which it is appointed. It ensures that all approved changes in the curriculum, in academic standards, and in student affairs policies and procedures are reflected in the Catalog. The Catalog Committee receives and makes recommendations regarding format and style.
The Commencement Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and plans, coordinates, and manages the arrangements for graduation ceremonies.
The Curriculum Committee serves as an advisory committee and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and meets regularly to review curricula and evaluate proposed curricular changes including: new courses and master syllabi, prerequisites or corequisites for courses, changes in course titles and credit hours, additions or deletions of programs, revisions in degree and certificate programs, deletion of courses and programs. It ensures appropriate master syllabi are in order for all proposed courses and evaluates its own processes, including receiving and reviewing reports on program assessment.
Developmental Education Assessment Committee
The Committee on Developmental Education Assessment is established to work with Developmental Education faculty in assessing the developmental education program of Delgado Community College. The Committee has the responsibility of assisting faculty in defining the goals, outcomes and criteria for assessing each discipline.
Excellence in Teaching Committee
The Excellence in Teaching Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development. In accordance with established procedures, the Committee reviews the nominees for the Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching Award and selects the recipient. Each year the Committee reviews the selection process and reports any suggestions for revisions.
Faculty and Staff Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs and the College Council has responsibility for faculty and staff enrichment activities at Delgado Community College. Faculty and staff enrichment activities include but are not limited to: in-service training, continuing education, and support for new faculty. The Committee develops, recommends, and organizes a calendar of activities which promote the professional growth of faculty and staff on a regular basis.
Faculty Employment Policies Committee
The Faculty Employment Policies Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development on policies pertaining to faculty and academic professional staff, including employment, promotion, tenure, compensation, leave, and other benefits.
Faculty Evaluation and Improvement of Instruction Committee
The Committee on Faculty Evaluation and Improvement of Instruction serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and guides and monitors implementation of a comprehensive faculty evaluation system for both the improvement of instruction (formative) and for summative purposes.
General Education Assessment Committee
The General Education Assessment Committee provides leadership and coordination of assessment efforts to measure the effectiveness of General Education at the College.
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board is charged with reviewing each request to conduct research using Delgado students and/or employees.
Instructional Technology Committee
The Committee on Instructional Technology promotes and oversees the development and evaluation of technology in teaching and learning. Specifically, the Committee: recommends faculty and staff development activities in instructional technology; recommends policies and procedures regarding student, faculty, and staff access to technology for research, communication, and teaching/learning purposes; develops and periodically reviews student evaluation of instructional technology and distance learning; explores and recommends new technology, particularly to enhance and develop new forms of distance education; and collaborates with appropriate College units to recommend policies and procedures for the monitoring and review of distance education courses and programs to ensure compliance with regional and/or state accrediting/governing agencies’ standards.
Library and Learning Resources Committee
The Library and Learning Resources Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and continually reviews the capabilities of the campus libraries and other learning resources to respond to instructional needs of the faculty and educational requirements of the students of the Delgado Community College System. Specifically, the committee: studies the needs of divisions for library and other learning support for their instructional programs; evaluates the College’s ability to respond to these needs; evaluates new technologies in multimedia and distance education for possible implementation within the Delgado Community College System, in coordination with the Instructional Technology Committee; evaluates acquisition policies of the libraries and procurement plans for learning resources to ensure that journals, books, technology, and other materials procured best serve the needs of the faculty and students; recommends ways to expand the use of technology and other resources in the classroom; and recommends ways to stimulate students’ use of the library.
Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee
The Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee continually reviews and makes recommendations to the Chancellor on College policies and programming that relate to the issues of diversity. The Committee is proactive in fostering an appreciation of diversity across all College campuses.
Program Review Committee
The Committee on Program Review coordinates and implements comprehensive outcome review processes for degree programs following the guidelines developed and as directed by the Coordinating Council on Assessment. Duties of the Task Force include: (1) the designation of programs for review each semester in five-year assessment cycles, (2) coordination and assistance in the execution of the assessment procedures, (3) evaluation of the findings, and (4) support for program-based efforts in utilizing the results of the reviews.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance Committee
The Scholarships and Financial Assistance Committee serves as an advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development. It evaluates and validates criteria for scholarships and financial assistance; selects recipients of academic scholarships; recommends policies and standards for granting student aid, academic scholarships, and awards, other than those policies and standards set by law or donor; and serves as a resource for information on scholarships.
Special Needs and Health Services Committee
This committee functions as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and seeks ways to meet needs of special students, including the physically handicapped and the culturally disadvantaged, and provides guidance in planning programs on drug abuse and stress management.
Student Affairs Assessment Committee
The Committee on Student Affairs Assessment coordinates and implements comprehensive outcome review processes for all Student Services programs related to Student Services following the guidelines set forth in the Assessment Handbook and as directed by the Coordinating Council on Assessment. Duties of the Committee include the designation of Student Services programs for review each semester on four-year assessment cycles, assistance in the execution of the assessment evaluation of the findings, and support for program-based efforts in utilizing the results of the review.
Student Grievance Committee
The Student Grievance Committee hears complaints and grievances of students regarding any problem pertaining to student life and development and makes recommendations for resolving substantiated problems.
Student Judicial Committee
The Student Judicial Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and conducts disciplinary hearings in all cases referred to the committee by the Director of Student Life, as well as appeals by students challenging the decision of the Director of Student Life. It also evaluates procedures for such hearings and recommends changes as appropriate.
Student Organizations, Activities, and Intramurals Committee
This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development and works with the SGA to evaluate and recommend policies relating to student activities, student organizations, cultural events, and intramural athletics. The committee is also charged with the responsibility for implementing policies and activities that enhance student participation in organizations, activities, and intramurals.
Student Publications Committee
The Student Publications Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor of Learning and Student Development and provides guidance for the future growth of The Dolphin (the student newspaper) and Images (the student literary magazine), and for developing and implementing strategies to increase student participation.
Delgado Community College Foundation was organized in the early 1980s. The Foundation is comprised of a distinguished cross-section of business men and women from the New Orleans metropolitan area who provide guidance and support to the mission of the College.
The mission of the Foundation is to develop private financial resources for the College. These resources are used to promote and enhance educational programs, fund scholarships, and to seek external revenues, private philanthropic investment and advocacy support as supporting funds for the College.
The Foundation works to raise funds to sponsor the Seymour Weiss Scholarship Fund and to assist the College with events that cannot be funded from the general fund, such as political fundraising/contributions and other College-wide projects. In addition, the Foundation enhances the community’s awareness of the College’s needs and acts as a catalyst to build business and community partnerships.
Delgado Community College Alumni Association
The Alumni Association was organized to promote the educational, physical, and athletic growth of the College and to cultivate and preserve the bonds of friendship among existing and former students and friends of the College. The association is managed and handled by a Board of Directors, which consists of former graduates who have demonstrated an interest in serving the College.
The Endowed Professorship Program is a major effort by Delgado, the community, and the College Foundation to demonstrate commitment to quality instruction by recognizing and fostering faculty excellence. The college has thirteen endowed professorships in four areas funded through the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund and the following donors:
Delgado Foundation – Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching
Meadowcrest Hospital, Jo Ellen Smith Hospital - Nursing
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation - Nursing
Chalmette Medical Center - Nursing
East Jefferson General Hospital
Diane Benitez - Nursing
East Jefferson General Hospital
Harry Collins - Nursing and Allied Health
East Jefferson General Hospital
Frank Ciciro - Nursing and Allied Health
East Jefferson General Hospital - Allied Health
Slidell Memorial Hospital - Allied Health
Terrebone General Medical Center - Allied Health
Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital - Allied Health
Nursing and Health Science Empowerment - Allied Health and Nursing
New Orleans Food and Wine Experience - Culinary Arts
Workforce Development And Education
Professional & Continuing Education
The Workforce Development and Education programs enhance the quality of life of diverse populations through comprehensive educational programs and services that promote personal, professional, and economic development. Through targeted outreach and utilizing a variety of traditional and non-traditional delivery systems, Delgado provides flexible educational services, including non-credit continuing education, workforce development, and customized professional training for business, industry, and governmental agencies.
The Workforce Development and 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 will also serve 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 Education approach will allow employers to retrain, upgrade and attract a skilled workforce pool to our region.
We offer flexible scheduling for programs that are portable, modular, accessible and affordable with the ability to be delivered through a variety of methods including on site, on campus, online and through compressed video.
Workforce Development and Education provides programs and services such as:
- Assessment Packages
- Skill Set Training
- Incumbent Worker Grants
- Customized Training Courses
- Short-Term, Compressed Courses
- Industry Based Certification Courses
- Educational Outreach Community Programs
- Continuing Education and Professional Development
The Covington site is adding a second building at 207 E. Lockwood Street. Now, through our locations in Covington and Slidell (320 Howze Beach Road), people north of Lake Pontchartrain can participate in credit, noncredit, and specialized professional/technical training without a lengthy commute to the southshore.
In addition to classroom-based credit and non-credit courses, Delgado Northshore is equipped to offer incumbent worker training for businesses needing to upgrade the skills of their employees. We can develop specialized training programs to assist specific businesses or address larger industry needs. Through our continuous acquisition of new technology, Delgado Northshore is prepared to assume an integral role in community outreach and workforce development.
In addition, Delgado Northshore is pursuing community partnerships to support efforts in homeland security training, horticulture, health care, economic and community development, business and the arts. We maintain relationships with other educational institutions on the northshore to provide pathways through post-secondary education which serve the entire northshore population.
Delgado Northshore also participates in community outreach efforts on a larger scale through Chamber of Commerce activities, regional economic development committees and other organizational efforts where higher education representation is needed. Contact Northshore/Slidell at (985) 646-6420 or Northshore/Covington at (985) 671-6624.
Delgado West Bank
Conveniently located on the West Bank Campus of Delgado Community College is the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC). The LSBDC is a network of nine service centers statewide that provide small business owners with face-to-face consultation. The network is paid for by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Louisiana Economic Development Office. Delgado West Bank Campus is one of the participating colleges statewide and is designated to serve the Greater New Orleans region.
Part of the LSBDC program includes a wide variety of business seminars, almost all of which are free. Business owners can continue their education by attending seminars on everything from “Exceptional Customer Service” and “Hiring and Training Employees,” to “Financing Your Business Idea” and “Developing a Web Site Strategy.” The most beneficial aspects of the center are “the face-to-face interviews, the availability of consultants, the wealth of knowledge, and the free training.”
The resources provided through the partnership between the LSBDC and Delgado contribute greatly to the success of small businesses, the lifeblood of a community. The sole underlying goal is to provide small business owners all of the tools and information necessary for success and to turn their expertise into a profitable business.
Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in making an appointment with the West Bank LSBDC can call (504) 831-3730 for more information or visit the campus at 2600 General Meyer Avenue, Building 1, Room 108, New Orleans, LA, 70114.
Business And Industry Training
The Workforce Development and 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 also 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 Education approach will allow employers to retrain, upgrade and attract a skilled workforce pool to our region. For more information please call (504) 671-6710.
Incumbent Worker Training Program
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.
Delgado’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.
Marine Firefighting And Emergency Preparedness Courses
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, emergency preparedness, etc. These courses are designed to meet the specific requirements of barge, ship, and offshore platform personnel.
Completion of the 51-hour combined basic and advanced courses is accepted by the Coast Guard in lieu of examination. Industrial Fire Brigade training is also available. Fire scenarios designed by industry simulate in-plant situations and provide training in Incident Command.
In addition to fire fighting, courses such as U.S. Coast Guard-approved STCW, crane operator and rigger, 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.
Marine Radar School
The Delgado Community College Marine Radar School is a United States Coast Guard-approved facility featuring a 240 degree Full Mission Bridge Simulator. Delgado’s Full Mission Bridge Simulator is equipped with the most modern equipment available in the world today. This simulator was designed to train maritime personnel in the region, but also has the ability to train personnel on vessels in waterways around the world.
Delgado Radar School also has new facilities with modern labs to instruct students in Coast Guard-approved ARPA, Radar, GMDSS, and Celestial Navigation, offering professional certifications in many areas. Delgado Radar School is also able to design comprehensive, customized training for companies in the maritime industry.
Community Education’s mission is to make education more accessible to the public and to meet community needs not served by traditional college programs. Delgado offers noncredit courses for individuals who want to enrich their cultural experiences or improve their professional or occupational skills. Through the continuing education and noncredit programs, the college developed the following three distinct clusters to meet the needs of our community: corporate training, life long learning, and global view learning. Corporate training programs are offered for individuals and businesses. The Lifelong Learning cluster includes both personal enrichment and art courses and is designed for personal development in order to enhance the quality of one’s life. The Global View Learning cluster offers courses in the Languages and English for speakers of other languages.
Noncredit 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.
Classes are offered on both City Park and West Bank campuses. For more information, contact the Office of Community Education at (504) 671-6474.
Community-Based Workforce Training Initiatives
In response to the need for workforce training in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area, the W.I.A., Y.O.S.T., S.T.E.P., and Intensive Services programs promote economic independence, self-respect, and confidence. Collaborations with various agencies and businesses facilitate the success of our clients. These programs provide training to acquire marketable skills, continuing education in an environment that is student-oriented, and instruction that utilizes innovative technology.
Workforce Investment Act (W.I.A.)
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. Delgado Community College offers several education programs that can help in overcoming employment barriers. For more information, please contact your Business and Career Solutions Centers:
Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center
New Orleans Business and Career Solutions Center
364-5625 and 568-7280
Youth Occupational Skills Training (Y.O.S.T.)
The Y.O.S.T. program provides free training for eligible youth (ages 17-21) in carpentry, certified nursing assistant, culinary arts, health unit coordinator, Microsoft office assistant, patient care technician, phlebotomy, truck driving, and welding. For more information on these programs, contact the Y.O.S.T office at 361-6542.
Strategies To Empower People (S.T.E.P.)
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) 671-6465.
The Intensive Services program provides a learning-centered environment to prepare students to attain educational, career, and personal goals. These services are provided through classes and workshops based on the needs of each participant. The classes offered consist of strategies for résumé writing, job search, business etiquette, business office support, customer service, Microsoft office, and various skills and academic assessments. For more information call (504) 361-6542.
Important Phone Numbers
Important Phone Numbers At Delgado Community College
ADA Compliance Office
Office of Information Technology
City Park Campus
Advising and Testing
Workforce Development And Education
Charity School Of Nursing
Dean of Learning and Student Development
Retention and Academic Counselor
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West Bank Campus
Student Government Association
Arts and Humanities
Business and Technology
Science and Mathematics
More information is available on the College website: www.dcc.edu.
Delgado Police Department
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