Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Office of Academic & Student Affairs

The Office of Academic & Student Affairs is responsible for the academic and student life of the college, focusing on students, faculty, curricula, and learning support and delivery systems. The Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees the five academic divisions at the College: 

Allied Health, Emergency Services & Nursing offers both associate degrees and certificates in nursing, paramedics, health care management, medical coding/billing and more in the health and emergency care fields.

Business, Computing & Social Science offers career, certificate and transfer degree programs in business administration, marketing, information technology, hotel restaurant management, culinary arts, and many others.

Communications, Arts & Humanities offers associate degrees in a number of areas, including journalism, creative writing, theatre, English, world languages, graphic design, photography and music. This division is also home to the General Studies program.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics offers Associate in Science degree programs for students seeking an affordable alternative to fulfilling general course requirements that will transfer to a four-year college or university.

Workforce Development & Economic Development offers courses in automotive technology, carpentry, construction management and supervision, industrial production and mechanical technology, and certifications for electricians, HVAC specialists, plumbers and welders. Additionally, the Municipal Police Academy provides the basic training curriculum required for individuals to work as police officers in the state of Pennsylvania. The division is also responsible for an extensive array of non-credit classes for personal and professional development, as well as specialized training opportunities for businesses.

Additionally, the Division of Innovation, Teaching and Digital Learning Excellence works collaboratively with academic and student affairs, and other key service areas to advance goals to champion student access, retention, equity and student success.

Delaware County Community College is a busy and active place for learning. Student success, retention and educational goal achievement are our priorities. To this end, the College promotes Achieving the Dream initiatives of supplemental instruction, conferencing with students, and the Early Alert program. Our Office of First-Year Experiences and Student Success was established to help increase student engagement and success from day-one through graduation. Accessibility to education is a paramount objective; our branch campuses located throughout Delaware and Chester Counties, and our Online Campus, assures that students have options to participate in classes wherever they may be. 

Through the guidance of our Outcomes Assessment specialists, our faculty and staff are involved in continuous evaluation of our programs. Assessment and data-driven decision making are the driving forces in higher education, and the College has embraced this philosophy as part of our long term strategic planning. The Institutional Effectiveness team helps us identify key characteristics of our student body, correctly interpret data, and develop and monitor the College’s Strategic Plan. Whether it is course assessment, program review, or collectively answering the questions of “what the associate degree” qualifies and enables a graduate to do, each of us will be asked to respond in a meaningful way to the questions of why and how.

Professional development exists at the College in several ways. For faculty, Widener University offers graduate coursework on campus aimed at leadership in higher education. The Virginia M. Carter Center for Excellence in Teaching is a faculty-led center for ongoing professional development, which offers a plethora of teaching resources. The Center also sponsors our Faculty Fellows program and the Faculty Institutes, a two-day immersion experience on a current educational topic, held each May. Professional and personal development is also ongoing for our students. The Career & Counseling Center offers workshops for both students and community members throughout the year.