Delaware Technical & Community College is introducing several new programs of study to connect Delawareans with jobs in high demand areas like energy, IT and healthcare. According to College President, Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr., these new offerings address the issue that matters most to Delawareans – jobs.


Delaware Technical & Community College is introducing several new programs of study to connect Delawareans with jobs in high demand areas like energy, IT and healthcare. According to College President, Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr., these new offerings address the issue that matters most to Delawareans – jobs.

The following new programs will be offered this fall:

Renewable Energy – Solar:  In response to Delaware’s growing use of solar energy by both businesses and residents, this program prepares students with the skills and knowledge to sell and install photovoltaic and solar thermal hot water systems as well as perform site design. This degree program is the next phase in the College’s Applied Energy offerings following the launch of a two-year degree program in Energy Management last fall. Surgical Technology: This degree program prepares students to become surgical technologists; these allied health professionals are an integral part of the medical team working under the supervision of a surgeon—handling the instruments, supplies, and equipment during the surgical procedure while monitoring the environment to maximize patient safety. Food Safety:  Given an increase in the market for exotic foods, the rapid growth of farmers’ markets, and recent outbreaks of food-borne disease, the College’s new Food Safety program will prepare trained professionals who can help ensure that our food supply is safe for consumption. Health Information Systems (HIM): This degree program prepares students to work with electronic health records in order to provide timely patient information, protect patient privacy and maintain effective health information systems. Information Security: With the increase of viruses and other security breaches, companies need professionals who can protect their data and equipment from internal and external security threats; this degree program prepares students to enter the field of information systems security. Computing & Information Science: The Computing and Information Science program provides students with the skills necessary to design computing and information technology solutions and prepare them for successful transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.  Middle School Mathematics Education: In response to a continuing shortage of math teachers in Delaware, the College has developed an associate degree in Middle Level Mathematics Education to help students get started on a teaching career and prepare them for successful transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Direct Support Professional: Direct Support Professionals help individuals with developmental disabilities lead self-directed lives and contribute to their communities; this certificate program is for those new to the field and for those already working in the profession.

To learn more about each of these programs, visit www.dtcc.edu/connect.