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2012 - 2013 Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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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.


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 2, Room 307, and is open Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Advising Center’s phone number is (504) 671- 5155.

The OAT’s Testing Center offers a wide range of testing, including Delgado placement, Ability to Benefit, ESL proficiency, and CLEP 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. - 6 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 2, Room 103. 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 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 2, Room 103
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 Service for their campus, Building 2, Room 102 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 (504) 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 website 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) 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 original facility located on the City Park Campus in Building10 will be re-established upon completion of the new Library-Learning Resource Building 7 and will include the Office of Faculty and Staff Development and Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (media services).

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.