2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
  
    May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog

Admissions, Records, and Registration


DeRicco Student Services Building


Admissions and Records
Registration
Assessment
Special Admissions Programs

 

 


Admissions and Records Department

DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151
The Admissions and Records Department coordinates the admission and registration process and maintains student records. Students may apply for admission, register for classes, request academic transcripts, or obtain a verification of enrollment by visiting the college website, www.deltacollege.edu.

Admission Regulations and Requirements

San Joaquin Delta College is a fully accredited public, two-year community college that awards credit which may be transferred to four-year colleges and universities. The college offers the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, career and technical curriculum, and Certificates of Achievement through courses offered at the Stockton campus, the South Campus at Mountain House, online, and at other locations throughout the district.

San Joaquin Delta College admits the following students:

  • High school graduates;
  • California High School Proficiency Certificate holders;
  • General Education Development (GED) Certificate holders;
  • High school students eligible to attend under the College Early Start Program; or
  • Other persons 18 years of age or older who can benefit from training offered on the basis of:
  1. a standardized test,
  2. other measurement instruments, or other verifiable indicators (i.e., recommendations from professional educators or counselors who are not employed or affiliated with San Joaquin Delta College).

The Student Success and Support Program was designed to increase California Community College student access and success through the provision of core matriculation services, including assessment/placement, orientation, counseling, and other education planning services, with the goal of providing students with the support services necessary to assist them in achieving their education goal and identified course of study. Completion of admission requirements does not constitute registration. Students applying to San Joaquin Delta College, regardless of location, are required to:

  1. Complete an online Application for Admission at www.deltacollege.edu/apply or by visiting the E-Services Lab located on the first floor of the DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 149.
  2. Submit official transcripts from any U.S. regionally-accredited college or university previously attended. Transcripts should be forwarded directly by that institution to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  3. All new Delta College students enrolling for the first time will receive a skills assessment based on their high school GPA and high school course work taken. The information will be collected through the application process and reading, English composition, and mathematics placement will be applied to the student’s record. Students who do not have high school information available will need to complete an assessment with the Assessment Center

    Other ways to meet the Assessment Requirement:
    1. By having completed an associate degree or higher from a U.S. regionally-accredited college or university and providing official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Department for evaluation;
    2. By having completed English and math courses at another regionally-accredited college or university and providing official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Department for evaluation;
    3. By providing official results with appropriate scores from SAT, ACT, CAASPP, or AP assessments to the Assessment Center;
    4. A waiver from the assessment requirement may be granted to a student who wishes to enroll in a single course with no prerequisite. A student may extend this waiver for another course provided that the previous course to which a waiver had been applied was passed with a grade of “C” or better. The continuance of this waiver shall not exempt the student from other skill or course requisites.
    5. By having completed these services at another community college and submitting official documentation to the Assessment Center.
  4. Attend and complete a New Student Group Advising session (NSGA).
  5. Meet with a counselor and develop a Student Education Plan (SEP).

Placement Requirements: All students are subject to the following placement requirements in reading and English as a Second Language (ESL):

  1. Reading: Students who place at Level I in reading may enroll in any course designated as exempt from assessment. Students who place at Level I in reading and wish to enroll in a course with a prerequisite of reading Level II must achieve Level II before they will be allowed to enroll.
  2. ESL: Students who possess a U.S. high school diploma may either use the ESL assessment or the reading section of the academic assessment and the reading requirements described above.

Admitted Student: An admitted student is defined as one who has:

  1. filed an Application for Admission and has been admitted to the college; and,
  2. has been assessed, submitted equivalent scores, or qualified for an assessment waiver.

Matriculated Student: A matriculated student is defined as one who has:

  1. filed an Application for Admission and has been admitted to the college;
  2. declared a goal of A.A./A.S., transfer, or certificate;
  3. been assessed, submitted equivalent scores, or qualified for an assessment waiver;
  4. been admitted to a specific program, (i.e., nursing, police academy); or
  5. met or is meeting the Level II reading standard; and, continually remained under the declared A.A./A.S., transfer, or certificate goal.

Responsibility for satisfying requirements: Each student must assume complete responsibility for:

  1. Compliance with the instructions and regulations set forth in the College Catalog;
  2. Selecting all the courses which will permit achievement of individual educational objectives; and
  3. Satisfying prerequisites for any course which the student plans to take.

The college, likewise, assumes no responsibility for misinterpretation by students of policies and procedures as presented in the College Catalog. Counselors and advisors are available and willing to assist students in planning their programs. Any questions concerning information contained in this section of the College Catalog should be referred to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.

Admission Requirements for F-1 International Students

International admission information is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/international-student-program or from the International Student Program located in the DeRicco Student Services Building, (209) 954-5151, ext. 6126. A completed International Student Online Application for Admission and required documents must be submitted by April 1 for summer intersession attendance for students with English proficiency; (summer enrollment is not available for ESL students); May 1 for fall semester attendance for students with English proficiency; June 15 for ESL students; or October 1 for spring semester attendance for students with English proficiency; and November 15 for ESL students. Please refer to the International Student Admission Requirements page available online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/international-student-program/international-students-admissions for complete details.

Admissions requirements include:

  1. Completion of the online International Student Application for Admission;
  2. Official transcripts, leaving certificate, or diploma from secondary schools (required) and from any college or university attended (optional);
  3. Proof of English language proficiency demonstrated by either a TOEFL or IELTS score report, OR the applicant may choose to take the college’s ESL placement test on arrival;
  4. Proof of financial support;
  5. A one-page autobiographical essay;
  6. $50 application processing fee; and
  7. Transfer students must also submit a copy of their current I-20, a copy of the F-1 Visa, passport identification page, and I-94, and official transcripts from all schools attended in the United States.

Admission Regulations for College Early Start Program

Students who are currently enrolled in high school and are recommended by their principal (for college level courses only) may be considered for the College Early Start Program. The College Early Start Program allows students to enroll in courses for college credit only. Each school district must determine whether high school credit will be granted for classes completed for college credit at San Joaquin Delta College. All students must meet San Joaquin Delta College’s admissions, academic assessment, and course prerequisite requirements. College Early Start students may not enroll in remedial or developmental education courses. Registration is limited to 11.0 units maximum during a regular semester.

The enrollment of high school students in physical education classes is limited to five percent of all the students enrolled. Therefore, high school students should plan to enroll in physical education classes at their respective high school. Only students officially enrolled during the registration cycle, before classes begin, will be allowed to attend physical education classes. Under no circumstances will College Early Start students be permitted to register for any physical education course once the term begins.

In order to participate in the College Early Start Program, students must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online Application for Admission - Apply online by visiting the Dual Enrollment/College Early Start Admissions page,  in the E-Services Lab located on the first floor of the DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 149, or at the South Campus at Mountain House. Please check the Delta College web site for hours of operation.
  2. Complete a College Early Start Enrollment Form - Students applying to attend Delta College through the College Early Start Program (high school students who are not graduates), must also provide a College Early Start Enrollment Form at the time of application. Signatures of the parent or legal guardian and the high school principal are required. Home-schooled students must also provide a current Private School Affidavit. A College Early Start Enrollment Form and accompanying documentation is required for each term for which the student intends to enroll. For counseling, financial aid and course prerequisite purposes, it is highly recommended that the student submit a high school transcript.
  3. Complete the Assessment Placement. This assessment measures a student’s skill in reading, English, and mathematics application and computation. The test is not timed and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. A student cannot fail the assessment. A “one-course waiver” is available to students who decide to enroll in only one course with no prerequisites. A student may subsequently enroll in one course per term provided the previous course to which the waiver applied was passed with a grade of “C” or better. For more information, please check the Delta College web site.
  4. Attend a New Student Group Advising session - All new and prospective students are encouraged to attend a New Student Group Advising session. These sessions will provide students with the following: general new student information, financial aid information, campus resources, review of assessment test and what the results mean, registration information, and a first semester course list. College Early Start students should work closely with their high school counselor to select appropriate courses (college level ONLY). A student who works closely with the counselor can make significant progress towards both a high school diploma and college degree at the same time.
  5. Register for Courses(s) - To view your registration date and time, or to register for classes, use the online registration system. To ensure that College Early Start students do not displace regularly admitted students, enrollment of students admitted under this program is limited to the last day of priority registration, unless the student is enrolled in a middle college high school as described in Education Code Section 11300.
  6. For additional information and important term dates, please refer to the online Registration Calendar.

College Credit for High School Courses

Students who have completed articulated courses in high school may receive college credit at San Joaquin Delta College. The college is committed to comprehensive articulation of instructional programs with both secondary and post secondary educational institutions, often referred to as 2+2+2 articulation. The 2+2 articulation links the high school or Regional Occupational Program (ROP) with San Joaquin Delta College programs. These articulated programs lead to an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement. The 2+2+2 articulation adds a four-year college or university program that leads to a Baccalaureate Degree where appropriate.

The articulation process is a system designed to help students advance from one course, program, or educational level to the next without unnecessary repetition of essentially similar courses for which credit has already been received.

A listing of the currently articulated courses may be found on the Delta College website at:
www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/articulation-office/2-2-course-articulation-agreements.

If you have completed any of the articulated courses, you may wish to obtain college credit by completing ALL of the following steps.

Step 1. Successfully complete the course according to the articulation agreement between the high school and San Joaquin Delta College
Step 2. File an Application for Admission to San Joaquin Delta College
Step 3. Request credit within two years of course completion or no later than two years after high school graduation
Step 4. File an Application for College Credit AND submit official/sealed transcripts from your high school/secondary school to the Office of Admissions and Records

For further information contact the Admissions and Records Department.

Evaluation Services

DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151
The Admissions and Records Department is responsible for evaluating official transcripts from other regionally-accredited colleges located in the U.S. Transcripts are evaluated to determine the equivalency of other college coursework and how the courses will be accepted at San Joaquin Delta College. Students that have completed courses at other U.S. regionally-accredited colleges or universities should have official transcripts forwarded to San Joaquin Delta College. To be considered official, a transcript must arrive in a sealed envelope from the college at which the courses were taken. For colleges outside of California, students must also submit course descriptions or catalogs from each school at which courses were taken.

Students will be notified of receipt of transcripts via student email account. Upon receiving notification of receipt of all official transcripts, a student may request an evaluation of that coursework. The evaluation will note degree-applicable units and coursework accepted by San Joaquin Delta College. During peak periods applications for degrees and certificates are given priority over the evaluation of transcripts from other colleges, which may extend the time for receiving a completed evaluation. Students should meet with a counselor to discuss progress towards degrees and certificates and for assistance with educational planning. Students may be awarded multiple degrees and certificates at San Joaquin Delta College.

Fees

Enrollment Fees

Active Military Fees - Active military personnel and their dependents living within the District may have non-resident tuition fees waived for classes taken during their stay in California.

California Resident Fees - Students who are California residents are charged $46 per unit, regardless of the number of units. Enrollment fee assistance is available to qualified students through the Office of Financial Aid. Enrollment fees are subject to change.*

Credit by Examination - Credit may be earned by a student who satisfactorily passes authorized examinations. Cost is $46 per unit. The student may initiate a petition to challenge for credit by examination with advisement by a counselor. Credit by examination is not available during the summer intersession.

Non-Resident Fees - Non-resident students, those from other states or foreign countries, are charged $270 per unit for tuition, plus $46 per unit enrollment fee. Fees are due at the time of registration. United States citizens, permanent residents, undocumented persons, and persons holding a visa which allows for the establishment of residency may qualify for an Exemption from Non-Resident Tuition if the following criteria is met:

  1. Three years of attendance in a California high school (documentation required).
  2. Graduation from a California high school or award of GED or CHSP in California (documentation required).
  3. Application to INS for change of status (if applicable).

Student Activity Fee - The Student Activity Fee is a $10.00 optional fee charged at the time of registration during the fall and spring terms. Funds collected are used to support campus life activities, clubs, and scholarships. Students that pay the fee are eligible to receive a student identification card or validation sticker, apply for scholarships funded by the Associated Students of Delta College (ASDC), access the ASDC Food Pantry, and receive discounts at local businesses and on-campus events. Requests to waive the fee must be received no later than the Refund Deadline date as noted in the Schedule of Classes or on the Registration Calendar. Questions regarding the Student Activity Fee should be directed to the Student Activities Office at (209) 954-5100.

Payment of Fees - Enrollment fees are due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) through the online Registration System, in-person at the Cashier’s Office located in the Horton Administration Building, Room 102A or mailed to the Admissions and Records Department. If payment is mailed, please allow additional time for receipt and processing of payment. Access to student records and further registration is prohibited until all fees owed to the District are paid in full.

Refund Policy for Fees - Enrollment fees and/or tuition, laboratory fees, and supply fees are refundable only:

  1. if the class has been cancelled by the college, subsequent to registration;
  2. if the registration has been accepted in error and the class is full;
  3. if the class time was changed subsequent to registration; or,
  4. if the class was dropped by the student no later than the refund deadline date and the Refund Request form was submitted to the Admissions Office by the deadline date.

Refund Procedure - Complete a Refund Request form available under “Fees & Tuition” on the Admissions, Records, and Registration web page. Forms are also available at the Admissions and Records service window, located in the DeRicco Student Services Building. In order to qualify for a refund of fees, courses must be dropped and the Refund Request form received no later than the published deadline date. Refunds will be processed in approximately 4-5 weeks and are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Student Representation Fee - Students are assessed a fee of $1 per semester which is used to provide support for student governmental affairs representation. A student may refuse to pay the fee for religious, political, financial, or moral reasons and shall submit such refusal in writing.

Parking Fees

Parking permits are required to park in regular parking stalls on campus except in marked 30-minute visitor spaces. There are two parking permit options which can be used: semester permits which may be purchased in the Bookstore and displayed on the vehicle’s front windshield; or, a daily permit which may be purchased from a permit machine located near the entrance of every parking lot and Mountain House parking lots and displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard.

Enforcement Hours - Parking permits are required 24 hours a day Monday (12:00 a.m.) through Friday (11:59 p.m.). Parking is free on weekends, holidays, and semester breaks. All other vehicle code provisions are enforced 24 hours each day.

Notice - This is a contract. This contract limits the District’s liability. Parking permits entitle the holder to the rental of space only. No bailment is created. San Joaquin Delta College District is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, the vehicle or any of its contents.

Parking Fees Semester Fee Summer Fee
Automobiles/Trucks $30 $20
Two-wheeled Motor Vehicles $24 $16
Daily dispenser permit $2 $2

Semester Parking Permits - May be purchased at the Delta College Bookstore and Cashier’s Office (Stockton campus). Please note that your Delta College Student ID number is required when purchasing a semester permit at the Bookstore.

Refunds - Parking permit refunds will be given only if all classes are dropped on or before the same deadlines that apply to enrollment fee refunds. It is recommended that students determine actual parking needs before purchasing a permit.

Disabled Parking - Only vehicles with state issued “DP” plates or vehicles displaying a valid Department of Motor Vehicles disabled placard properly are allowed to park in disabled parking stalls. The disabled placard or plate must belong to the driver of the vehicle or a passenger in the vehicle and must provide DMV documentation upon request by an officer. All other vehicles will be cited and the placard may be confiscated. California Vehicle Code requires a minimum $275 fine (subject to change) for such violations.

Residency Determination

Legal Requirement - California State law requires that each student enrolled in or applying for admission to a California Community College provide such information and evidence as deemed necessary by the Governing Board to determine his/her residence classification. Please review the information noted under Fees & Tuition on the Admissions, Records & Registration web page for detailed exemption information.

Rules on Residency - Adults 19 Years of Age and Older-A student 19 years of age or older may establish California residency if he/she meets the following criteria:

  1. Burden - The burden is on the student to demonstrate clearly their physical presence in California, intent to establish California residence, and financial independence.
  2. Intent -
    1. Intent to make California the permanent home may be manifested in many ways.
    2. Objective manifestations of intent to establish California residency include but are not limited to:
      1. Owning residential property or continuous occupancy of rented or leased property in California.
      2. Registering to vote and voting in California.
      3. Licensing from California for professional practice.
      4. Active membership in service or social clubs.
      5. Payment of California State Income Tax as a resident.
      6. Showing California as home address on Federal Income Tax form (permissible if CA State Income Tax return was not filed).
      7. Possessing a valid California motor vehicle registration.
      8. Possessing a valid California driver’s license.
      9. Maintaining permanent military address or home of record in California while in the armed forces.
      10. Establishing and maintaining active California bank accounts.
      11. Being the petitioner for a divorce in California.
  3. One-Year Waiting Period - The one-year residence period which a student must meet to be classified as a resident does not begin until the student is both present in California and has manifested clear intent to become a California resident.
  4. Physical Presence -
    1. A person capable of establishing residence in California must be physically present in California for one year prior to the residence determination date to be classified as a resident student.
    2. Physical presence within the state solely for educational purposes does not constitute establishment of California residence regardless of the length of that presence.
  5. Residence - In order to establish a residence, it is necessary that there be a union of act and intent. To establish residence, a person capable of establishing residence in California must couple his or her physical presence in California with objective evidence that the physical presence is with the intent to make California the permanent home.
  6. Residence Determination Date - “Residence determination date” is the day immediately preceding the opening day of instruction of the quarter, semester, or other session as set by the District Governing Board during which the student proposes to attend college.

Transcripts from Other Schools

All records submitted become the property of Delta College and cannot be duplicated or returned to the applicant. A student who presents an official transcript of previous college or university work in courses parallel to those of Delta College may receive credit towards the A.A./A.S. degree from San Joaquin Delta College. The previous college or university must be a U.S. regionally-accredited institution and listed in the Accredited Institutions of Higher Education.

Registration

  • Registration must be completed via the Internet at: www.deltacollege.edu. An Application for Admission and assessment testing, if required, must be completed prior to registration. A student may register for classes on or after their assigned registration date and time. Please refer to the Registration Calendar for important information regarding term dates and deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation (official transcripts) to show proof of having met a course prerequisite when the prerequisite course was taken at another regionally accredited school within the United States. To avoid delays in registering for class, transcripts must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days in advance of the student’s assigned registration date and time.
  • Past due fees and administrative/academic holds prevent enrollment and must be cleared prior to registration.

Fees are due at the time of registration. Register online at: www.deltacollege.edu

  • STEP 1:
    • From the home page select “Register” at the top of the page.
  • STEP 2:
    • Read all information and instructions carefully. To protect confidentiality, each student should conduct their own registration.
  • STEP 3:
    • LOG-IN: Enter your Delta ID number using nine digits and your birth date or PIN (Personal Identification Number) using six digits.
  • STEP 4:
    • Click the Login button. If the password and PIN is correct, the registration screen will appear.
  • STEP 5:
    • Select the term for which you are registering.
  • STEP 6:
    • To add/register for a course: Select the “Open Class Schedule” link located under “Add Course” to view the available class listings and add to a course or wait list.
    • You may also enter the five digit course code in the box located next to “Add Course Code.” Course codes may be found in the Class Listing Section of the Schedule. If the class is full and space is still available on the wait list, click the “put me on the waiting list” button located at the top of the page. (If the wait list is full, please make another selection).
    • To drop a course: Click the drop button next to the course you wish to drop.
    • To view your Grades/Academic History: Select the “Records” tab from within the Student System and click on “Academic History.”
  • STEP 7:
    • Log-Out: Click the logout button.
    • Be sure to complete this step when using shared/public computers in order to protect your confidentiality

Registering for Online Courses

Students may register on their assigned date and time by using the Online Registration system at www.deltacollege.edu. Students on the waiting list for online courses should email the instructor to request enrollment in the course one week prior to the beginning of the course and include; their full name, student ID number, the five-digit course code number and confirm their request to be moved from the wait list to full enrollment. Students who are not on the waiting list, but are interested in adding an online course, should email the instructor the day the class begins to request permission to be added or attend the optional class meeting (if offered). Refer to the Schedule of Classes to determine if there is an optional on-campus meeting.

Instructor email addresses are the first letter of the instructor’s first name and the instructor’s last name followed by @deltacollege.edu. For example: Ron Smith’s e-mail address would be rsmith@deltacollege.edu. Questions concerning instructor email addresses should be directed to the Division Office.

Helpful Hints for Successful Registration

  • Students must be admitted to the college and meet all assessment and/or course prerequisite requirements prior to registering for classes.
  • An assigned registration date and time is required to use the online registration system, except during open enrollment and after the term has begun. To view your assigned registration date and time, click on “Register” at the top of the home page and log in to Online Registration.
  • Computers are available for student use in the E-Services Lab located on the first floor of the DeRicco Student Services Building.
  • To protect confidentiality, each student should conduct their own registration.
  • Be prepared for registration. A first choice may be full. Therefore, select two or three more sections of the same course before registering.
  • All fees due to the college as well as any administrative and/or academic holds that prevent enrollment must be cleared prior to registering for class. To check holds, log into Online Registration, select the “Records” tab and review the information noted under the Student Holds section. Students must contact the office(s) noted in the Student Holds section in order to clear a hold placed on their records by that office.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation (official transcripts) to show proof of having met a course prerequisite when the prerequisite course was taken at another regionally accredited school within the United States. To avoid delays in registering for class, transcripts must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days in advance of the student’s assigned registration date and time.
  • The registration system will prevent time conflicts, multiple registrations in the same course, and placement on multiple waiting lists.
  • Maximum unit enrollment prior to the beginning of the fall or spring semester is 21 units and 12 units during the summer term. Additional units may be added after the term begins. Student enrollment is limited to 27 units per semester for fall and spring and 15 units for summer.
  • After a student’s assigned registration date and time has passed, courses may be ADDED or DROPPED as often as necessary while the registration system is available.
  • After registration has been completed, fee billing and payment notifications are sent to the student’s Delta College email account. A follow-up email will be sent prior to the opening day of the term reminding students to log in to Online Registration to view/print their class schedule. Students should check their email at least once a week throughout the term and more frequently during registration.

Registration Priority

Priority registration will be provided for students who enroll in a community college for the purpose of: degree or certificate attainment, transfer to a four-year college or university, and/or career advancement. Students who have enrolled in courses at the college prior to the Fall 2014 semester are not required to complete orientation, assessment, or to develop a student education plan for the purposes of priority registration. Priority registration dates and times are based on Board Policy 5055, in accordance with the Student Success and Support Program.

Registration priority shall be provided to students in the order of the groups listed below:

Group One: Special Populations

The following groups who have completed orientation, assessment, and developed student education plans shall have equal priority:

  • Identified active or former members of the Armed Forces of the United States (DD214).
  • Any member or former member of the State Military Reserve.
  • Foster youth who are currently in foster care or emancipated foster youth up to 25 years of age (SB) 906.
  • Homeless youth up to 25 years of age (AB) 801.
  • Students who are eligible and currently receiving services through:
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs);
    • Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
    • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS).

Group Two: Special Populations

The following groups who have completed orientation, assessment, and developed student education plans shall have equal priority:

  • Student athletes that have been verified by the college to be eligible (in season) or capable of being eligible (out of season) for a competitive sport;
  • Students receiving services through the International Students Program; and,
  • Elected Associated Students of Delta College (ASDC) Officers.

Group Three:

The following groups shall be assigned priority based on the points earned for each of the weighted variables listed below. Students with the most points will receive higher priority assignments.

  • Continuing students not on academic or progress probation.
  • Probationary students who have for two consecutive terms (excluding summer): Successfully completed for each term, more than 50 percent of their courses with a term GPA of at least a 2.0 as defined in Education Code Section 55031.
  • Middle College High School students.
  • First-time Delta students who have completed orientation, assessment, and development of student education plans.

Weighted Variables:

  1. Number of Delta A.A.-Appropriate Units Completed:

01 - 15 = +5           46 - 75 = +30
16 - 30 = +10         76 - 90 = +20
31 - 45 = +20         91 - 99 = +10

  1. Highest Degree Earned or Eligible for: Lower Priority will be assigned to students who have received a B.A./B.S. or higher degree at any accredited institution: B.A./B.S. degree = -5
  2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): GPA multiplied by a pre-determined factor established by the Matriculation and Student Access Committee, with a maximum point value of 40:

GPA of 0.00 to 0.99 multiplied by 1
GPA of 1.00 to 1.99 multiplied by 2
GPA of 2.00 to 2.99 multiplied by 5
GPA of 3.00 to 4.00 multiplied by 10

  1. Verified Veteran Dependent = +5

Group Four:

The following groups who have not completed orientation, assessment, and development of student education plans shall have equal priority:

  • First-time Delta students.
  • Returning Delta students who have not been in attendance for two consecutive primary terms (excluding summer).
  • Concurrently-enrolled high school students: This does not include students attending a Middle College High School if the student is seeking to enroll in a community college course that is required for the student’s Middle College High School program.

Registration priority is lost at the first registration opportunity after a student:

  • Is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive terms, as defined in Education Code Section 55031.
  • Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable units at this District.
  • For the purposes of this procedure:
    • A unit is earned when a student receives a grade of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, or P as defined in Education Code Section 55023.
    • The 100 unit limit does not include units for non-degree applicable English as a Second Language or basic skills courses as defined in Education Code.
    • Section 55000(i) or special classes as defined in Education Code Section 55000.
    • Units earned through credit by examination, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, or CLEP are exempt from the 100 unit limitation.

For more information you may contact Admissions and Records at: sjdchelp@deltacollege.edu

Assessment Center

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 110 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6110
The purpose of academic assessment at San Joaquin Delta College is to ensure that the educational experiences of students are productive and rewarding. The college recognizes that it is important for students to become involved in courses for which they are prepared. By measuring existing academic skills, assessment evaluations will direct students to courses that will help them to achieve their goals and ambitions. Students who have completed an assessment but have misplaced their results or have alternative test results from other institutions should contact the Assessment Center: www.deltacollege.edu/department/assessment-center.

Assessment Requirements

All assessments used at Delta College adhere to SB 1456 requirements as expressed in the Student Success and Support Program standards. Assessment results place students in an academic level in reading, writing, and mathematics. Assessment evaluations are offered during the day and on a continuous basis throughout the year. Please refer to the current catalog for information about English, ESL, Math, and Reading Placement Levels and Course Sequencing.

An English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment is required to enroll in ESL courses. Students who speak English as a second language and have a high school diploma or equivalency may elect to take the ESL Assessment or they can opt to take the Assessment Placement.

Students may retake their initial assessments. Refer to the Assessment Center website for retake information.

Exemptions from Assessment

There are a number of ways to qualify for an exemption from assessment. Please note, however, that some courses and/or programs may have specific skill prerequisites where exemptions do not apply and assessment is required. See the Assessment Center website for information regarding exemptions.

Special Admissions Programs

Separate from admission to the college, the following programs require a special application:

  1. Apprenticeship
  2. Basic Peace Officer Academy
  3. Nursing
  4. Psychiatric Technician/Technology
  5. Radiologic Technology
  6. Speech Language Pathology Assistant

To be assured consideration for special programs, all applicants must submit separate applications to the programs (including supporting documents as required). Each of the programs has separate qualifying admission requirements. Applicants must have fulfilled any prerequisite course or experience requirements as prescribed by the different programs prior to admission.

The college advises prospective applicants to supply complete and accurate information on the application for admission. Further, applicants must submit authentic and official documents when requested. Failure to provide complete, accurate, and authentic application documents may result in the denial of admission to the program.

Applicants who have received confirmation of the receipt of their application will be sent notification of acceptance or denial of admission to the program.

Admission to the program will be canceled automatically if the applicant accepted by the college for a given term fails to enroll for that term or fails to satisfactorily complete any work in progress. If the applicant wishes to re-apply at a later date, a new application to the program must be filed and new requirements, if any, must be satisfied.

Apprenticeship

San Joaquin Delta College has been affiliated with apprenticeship programs providing Related and Supplemental Instruction (RSI) for over 50 years. Apprenticeship programs are designed for particular apprenticeship occupations, following the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) approved program standards. All programs are governed by the DAS, Apprenticeship Committee, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Apprenticeship courses are available only to apprentices who are indentured to a particular apprenticeship committee/program.

Apprenticeship programs are designed so that an employer hires the apprentice, and the apprentice increases his/her occupational skills and knowledge while receiving On-The-Job Training (OJT). The apprentice also attends specific apprenticeship courses (RSI) provided or administered by Delta College. The apprentice’s educational program and OJT are under the direction of the Apprenticeship Committee. Apprenticeship programs vary from two to five years in length.

San Joaquin Delta College provides or administers apprenticeship classes (RSI) for the following programs:

Automotive and Related Trades

  • Automotive Collision Repair Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Caterpillar Dealer Engine Technician
  • Caterpillar Dealer Equipment Technician
  • Equipment Technician
  • Fork Lift – Industrial Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • On-Highway Truck Collision Repair Technician
  • On-Highway Truck Technician

Electrical Trades

  • Inside Wireman

Department of Water Resources

  • Hydro-Electric Plant Electrician
  • Hydro-Electric Plant Mechanic
  • Hydro-Electric Plant Operator
  • Utility Craft Worker

Plumbers and Pipe Fitters

  • Pipe and Refrigeration Fitters
  • Plumbers

San Joaquin Regional Transit District

  • Bus Maintenance Technician

Unilateral Programs

  • Calibration and Instrumentation Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Machinist
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mold and Tool Maker
  • Packaging Technician

The apprentice will be recommended for a Journey Level Certificate issued by the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards when the apprentice completes the required apprenticeship courses, meets the minimum number of OJT hours working with an approved employer, and has positive employer evaluations. Some apprenticeship programs also offer national certification and recognition for reaching journey level. Many of the apprentices awarded Journey Level Certificates also earn a Delta College Certificate of Achievement or Associate in Science degree.

Admissions Procedures

Admissions procedures are specified in the Program Standards for each specific state approved apprenticeship program. More information on the specific admission procedures can be obtained by contacting the Applied Science, Business and Technology Division, Holt 140 or by calling (209) 954-5230.

Application Procedure

Anyone interested in applying for an apprenticeship program must apply to the particular apprenticeship program and not San Joaquin Delta College. The apprentice is hired by an employer affiliated with one of the state approved programs prior to attending any apprenticeship classes. Information about apprenticeship programs in the college’s service area is available in the Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division, Holt 140 or by calling (209) 954-5230.

Selection Procedure

The selection of the apprentice is made by the apprenticeship committee or employer according to the state approved Apprenticeship Program Standards. Once the applicant is selected to an apprenticeship program, the apprentice is required to complete a Delta College Application for Admission.

For Additional Information

Interested individuals may contact the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards or the Delta College Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division for more information.

Division of Apprenticeship Standards
160 Promenade Circle, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 298-6800

Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division
5151 Pacific Avenue, Holt 140
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5230

Basic Peace Officer Academy

The Basic Peace Officer Academy is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) to present a basic course to peace officers and pre-service students who qualify for program admission. The course includes fundamental principles, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, including: Criminal Law, Patrol Procedures, Cultural Diversity, Investigative Procedures, Report Writing, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Leadership, Ethics, Community Policing, Police Vehicle Operations, Traffic Enforcement, Accident Investigation, Handling Emotional Situations and First Aid/CPR. The course also includes a challenging physical requirement that will prepare students for police service.

The Delta College POST Academy works in partnership with police and sheriff’s departments throughout an eight county region. This academy is designed for basic entry-level training for the student preparing for a position as a police officer, deputy sheriff, or reserve peace officer assigned to patrol.

Upon successful completion of the Academy, students receive a Certificate of Achievement from Delta College and a certificate of completion by the California Department of Justice, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.

Entrance Requirements

Information concerning acceptance to the Basic Peace Officer Academy may be obtained from the Public Safety Program Office, (209) 954-5151 ext. 5258.

The following checklists will assist candidates to make their final decision to apply for enrollment in the POST Basic Academy program and to seek employment as a law enforcement professional.

  1. Be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development Test (GED) indicating high school graduation level, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The high school shall be either a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or non-public high school. Any accreditation or approval required by this paragraph shall be from a state or local government educational agency using local or state government approved accreditation, licensing, registration, or other approval standards, a regional accrediting association, an accrediting association recognized by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, an accrediting association holding full membership in the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), an organization holding full membership in the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), an organization holding full membership in the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), or an accrediting association recognized by the National Federation of Non-public School State Accrediting Associations (NFNSSAA). (Government Code section 1031(e))
  2. Be at least 18 years of age. Minimum age of 18 years old for peace officer employment.
  3. No felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying for employment as a peace officer [GC§1029; PC§12021(c); 18 USC 922(d)(9)] in the State of California. No restrictions for legal possession of firearms.
  4. Successfully pass the multiple choice POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery examination with a total T-score of 42.0 or higher.
  5. Must possess a valid driver’s license
  6. Successfully pass AJ 094 Peace Officer Academy Orientation course.
  7. Must obtain a medical release from a licensed medical doctor, upon acceptance to the program in order to participate in the rigorous training program.
  8. Must submit a Department of Justice Firearms clearance form and sign a felony disclaimer upon acceptance to the program.

Acceptance Procedure

Any person who meets the minimum qualifications to qualify for participation in the POST Academy Program (minimum qualifications) must complete and pass the multiple choice POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery examination scored by POST with a total T-score of 42.0 or better.

  • STEP 1:
    • Meet the minimum qualifications and pass the entry level examination. Testing is offered through the Public Safety Training Center once a month March through September. Seating for the test is limited. For those who submit applications for the test, be sure to arrive 20 minutes early so the check-in process can be completed before 9 a.m. and the test can be started on time. Once the test begins, no one will be admitted. If you miss the test, you will need to watch the website for the posting of the application for the next test and submit it for the new test. Your old form will not guarantee you a place at the next test.
    • If you take the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery Examination at another facility, mail a copy of your T-score notification to the address below. Information for registering for the A J 094 Peace Officer Academy Orientation  will be mailed to you when available.
  • STEP 2:
    • Successful applicants who pass the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery with a total T-score of 42.0 or better must apply to San Joaquin Delta College as a student by completing the online application for admission to the college or be a current student in good standing with the college.
  • STEP 3:
    • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and pass the entry level law enforcement examination must register in the prerequisite course, A J 094 Peace Officer Academy Orientation , and successfully pass A J 094  before being accepted to attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy. Information for registering into A J 094  is provided in the T-score results letter to applicants who successfully pass the entrance examination. A J 094  meets mid-November through mid-December.
  • STEP 4:
    • All forms and information needed to participate in the POST Academy program, will be supplied during the A J 094  orientation class.

Selection Procedure

Acceptance into A J 094 Peace Officer Academy Orientation  and the January Basic Academy will be on a “First Come, First Serve Basis.” Applicants who earn a passing score on the examination will be provided with the information for registering into A J 094 . If the number of applicants who earn a passing score of POST multiple choice examination exceeds the maximum class size, a class wait list of 20 applicants will be accepted.

Applicants who place himself/herself on the class list will be admitted only with the permission of the Academy Coordinator. The applicants on the Class Wait List must attend the first class meeting and be present to be considered for movement from the Class Wait List to the class; however, it will be at the discretion of the Academy Coordinator to determine if you can be added to the A J 094  orientation class.

For Additional Information

Information regarding the P.O.S.T. Academy is available from the Public Safety Training Center. Mail inquires may be sent to:

San Joaquin Delta College
Attn: Public Safety Training Center (P.O.S.T Academy)
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5258

Nursing, Associate in Science Degree

San Joaquin Delta College offers a state and nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. The ADN program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Once licensed, graduates are qualified to provide patient care in a variety of health care settings within the Registered Nurse scope of practice. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peach Tree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Dameron Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital Manteca, Kaiser Manteca Medical Center, Kaiser Modesto Medical Center, Lodi Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, San Joaquin General Hospital, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital are among the local health care facilities providing clinical training sites as well as assistance in clinical instruction.

Admission Information

Students are admitted each fall and spring semester. Prior to ADN Program admission, the student must:

  • Be admitted to San Joaquin Delta College, in good standing with no holds on college records, and have an “active application” on file
  • Satisfy the college assessment placement test requirements
  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a “C” or better grade
  • Have a minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 in science prerequisites and a 2.50 GPA in the non-science prerequisite courses
  • Complete the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam with a composite score of 62 or better (best score of first three attempts is accepted)
  • Complete the online ADN Program Application
  • Complete all health and safety requirements necessary for admission to hospital clinical practice sites (details will be provided in the ADN Admissions Packet) including:
  1. Background Clearance for criminal history
  2. Physical Exam
  3. Immunizations, TB, and Hepatitis and other disease screening
  4. Drug Screen
  5. Current CPR card - The only CPR accepted is American Heart Association BLS [Basic Life Support] for Healthcare Providers; (Online CPR courses are not accepted)
  6. Professional Liability Insurance
  7. Possess a valid Social Security number (SSN) as required by the State Board of Registered Nursing for licensure

Information concerning requirements and the application process for the Associate Degree Nursing Program (Registered Nurse), may be obtained online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/admissions-health-sciences-programs. Other immunizations and lab tests may be required by the different hospitals. Further information regarding medical screening will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Prerequisite Course Information

Nursing program prerequisites include:

Non-Science Prerequisites:

Science Prerequisites:

The science courses have a prerequisite of CHEM 003A  which requires completion of MATH 090  with a grade of “C” or better. Applicants who have completed at least two semesters of high school chemistry with a grade of “C” or better, and Algebra 1 in high school, with a grade of “C” or better, may have met these requirements. Please see a college counselor to discuss this option. Please note that the MATH 092S  or higher requirement will not be used in computation of science or non-science GPA.

Application Procedure

The online application will be available during posted submission dates at the Health Sciences/ADN Program web site. Applications are accepted twice a year for entry into fall semester and for entry into spring semester. Submission dates will be posted online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/admissions-health-sciences-programs.

Prerequisite courses completed at United States regionally accredited colleges and universities other than San Joaquin Delta College must be comparable in theory and laboratory content, and hours of instruction to Delta College courses. Official transcripts for prerequisite courses taken at other colleges and universities must be submitted in the event that the student meets minimum qualifications and is asked to provide supporting documentation to the online application. Course descriptions must come from the specific catalog year in which the course was taken. Course descriptions may be obtained from the College Catalog or web site where the course was taken or may be obtained at www.collegesource.org Determination of course equivalency will be completed by the San Joaquin Delta College Evaluations Office.

If the student is asked to submit an Official Transcript, it must be presented in an official and sealed envelope from the originating college or university.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure will be a blended combination of multi-criteria screening (90%) and random selection (10%) process. Details are available online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/admissions-health-sciences-programs

Additional Information

Information regarding program requirements and courses is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/admissions-health-sciences-programs

Recognition is given for prior education and training. Psychiatric Technicians (PT) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) who hold a current license may be eligible to enter the program as an advanced placement candidate. Information for PT-ADN and LVN-ADN is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/admissions-health-sciences-programs. Students requesting advanced placement must apply during one of the regular online application periods. Up to fifteen units of credit may be earned through challenge examinations. Refer to “Credit by Examination” in this catalog.

Students requesting transfer to the ADN program from other registered nursing programs must apply during one of the regular online application periods and choose the “transfer” option. Submission of official transcripts from the college where course work was completed along with detailed nursing course syllabi, course outlines, objectives, and catalog descriptions and a recommendation letter from the former Dean/Director is also required. Applications for transfer will be reviewed by the nursing program faculty and Director of Nursing for determination of acceptance and placement in the program. Information for transfer is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/admissions-health-sciences-programs. The San Joaquin Delta College ADN program policy does not permit transfers from students who have not successfully completed courses in prior programs.

Psychiatric Technician/Technology

The Psychiatric Technician Program is a 51-week educational program approved by the State of California’s Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The program prepares graduates to take the State of California licensing examination. Licensed Psychiatric Technicians are qualified to practice in a variety of health care settings and provide patient care within the parameters of the Psychiatric Technician scope of practice. A San Joaquin Delta College certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Associate Degree in Psychiatric Technology provides an additional level of advanced education, which broadens the scope of educational and career opportunities for graduates of the Psychiatric Technician Program. Students who complete one of the general education patterns (AA-GE, CSU-GE, or IGETC-CSU can qualify for an Associate in Science Degree in Psychiatric Technology upon completion of the Psychiatric Technician Program.

St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, Kaiser Manteca Medical Center, California Health Care Facility, San Joaquin General Hospital, and San Joaquin County Mental Health Services are among the local health care facilities providing clinical learning sites.

Admission Information

Additional information concerning requirements for the Psychiatric Technician Program may be obtained online at www.deltacollege.edu/program/psychiatric-technician.

Students are admitted once a year. Prior to admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program, the student must:

  • Be admitted to San Joaquin Delta College, in good standing with no holds on college records
  • Satisfy the college assessment placement test requirements
  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a “C” or better grade
  • Complete the online Psychiatric Technician Program Application
  • Possess a valid Social Security number (SSN) as required by the state Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians for licensure
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED

Prerequisite Course Information

Psychiatric Technician Program prerequisites include:

*This course requires completion of CHEM 003A  which requires completion of MATH 090  with a grade of “C” or better. Applicants who have completed at least two semesters of high school chemistry with a grade of “C” or better, and Algebra 1 in high school, with a grade of “C” or better, may have met these requirements. Please see a college counselor to discuss this option.

Application Procedure

Candidates must be admitted to San Joaquin Delta College or submit a college application for admission online at www.deltacollege.edu prior to submitting the online application to the Psychiatric Technician program.

Candidates must be:

  • 18 years of age
  • A high school graduate* OR possess any one of the following:
    • Official General Education Development (GED) certification (in official, sealed envelope); or,
    • Official California High School Proficiency (CHSP) certificate (in official, sealed envelope); or,
  • All candidates must satisfy the college assessment placement test requirements.

Candidates must complete all prerequisite courses (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or higher AND demonstrate a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for program prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to submitting an online application to the program.

Prerequisite courses completed at United States regionally accredited colleges or universities other than San Joaquin Delta College must be comparable in theory and laboratory content, and hours of instruction to San Joaquin Delta College courses. Official transcripts for prerequisite courses taken at colleges other than San Joaquin Delta College must be submitted with the application along with course descriptions and outlines for these courses. Course comparability will be determined by the college evaluators. A grade of “C” AND a minimal cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required for these courses.

Applications are online and are usually accepted once a year. Submission dates will be posted online at www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences-division/psychiatric-technician/psychiatric-0. Students admitted to the program are required to attend classes during the spring, summer, and fall terms.

Selection Procedure

Students are admitted by random selection from the pool of qualified candidates.

Health, Safety and Background Clearance Requirements

Health and safety requirements necessary for admission to hospital clinical practice sites (details will be provided in the PT Admissions Packet) include:

  • Background Clearance for criminal history
  • Physical Exam
  • Immunizations, TB, and Hepatitis and other disease screening
  • Drug Screen
  • Current CPR card. The only CPR accepted is American Heart Association BLS [Basic Life Support] for Healthcare Providers. (Online CPR courses are not accepted)
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • LiveScan fingerprint clearance through FBI and DOJ

For Additional Information

Information regarding program requirements, application process, and selection procedures is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/program/psychiatric-technician. Other immunizations and lab tests may be required by the different hospitals and clinical sites. Further information regarding medical screening will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Recognition is given for prior education and training. A Licensed Vocational Nurse from an accredited institution may be eligible to enter the program as an advanced placement student. LVN-PT applications will be available online at www.deltacollege.edu/program/psychiatric-technician. Program requirements and procedures may change. Please see SJDC Health Sciences web site for the most current information.

Students requesting transfer to the PT program from other Psychiatric Technician Programs are directed to apply online during one of the regular application periods and select the “transfer” option. Official transcripts of course work completed in other programs in addition to detailed course syllabi, course outlines and objectives as well as a recommendation letter from the former Dean/Director must be submitted for determination of acceptance and placement into the program. San Joaquin Delta College Psychiatric Technician Program policies do not allow transfers from students who have failed or been dismissed from other Psychiatric Technician programs.

Radiologic Technology

The San Joaquin General Hospital-Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program in which graduates receive a certificate. Graduates are eligible to complete state certification examinations qualifying them to practice as a Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRT) in the state of California. With the additional, complementary completion of a degree, graduates are eligible to partake in national boards to become Registered Radiologic Technologists (RT-ARRT). Those accepted without a degree must have completed additional specified general education coursework to assure concurrent graduation from Delta College at the time of graduation from the school. Beginning in 2015 possession of an associate degree became a requirement for taking the National Board Exam (ARRT). Recognizing that Certification and Registration are intermediary to satisfying our program goals–students/graduates will be adequately prepared to become entry-level radiographers/professionals in the field of Medical Imaging–a major focus will be assuring degree completion either prior to or concurrent with program graduation. Radiologic Technologists work in the x-ray departments of hospitals, surgical centers, physicians’ offices, and clinics.

Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org
Website: www.jrcert.org

Admission Procedure

Information concerning requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program can be obtained online at www.deltacollege.edu/program/radiologic-technology.

Admission requirements include:

  1. Satisfactory completion of program prerequisite courses
  2. Completion of health and safety requirements including a medical exam, immunizations, malpractice insurance, and professional level (AHA) CPR
  3. Documentation that the candidate is 18 years of age or older by July of the year of application
  4. Background screening
  5. Any additional requirements identified by the training facilities

Admission is not guaranteed.

Prerequisite Course Information

Prerequisite courses must be complete at the time of submission of the application. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better AND the cumulative prerequisite grade point average (GPA) must be 2.5 or higher.

Prerequisite courses utilized in the GPA calculation include:

*Prerequisite courses to BIOL 032  include MATH 090  and CHEM 003A .

Prerequisite Verification Procedure

  1. Candidates must apply directly to the School of Radiologic Technology. Those accepted into the program must subsequently apply and be admitted to Delta College.
  2. Candidates must provide documentation of high school completion or equivalency by one of the following:
  • official high school transcript (in an official, sealed envelope);
  • official GED certificate (in an official, sealed envelope); or,
  • official High School Proficiency Exam certificate (in an official, sealed envelope).

All certificates or transcripts must be submitted in envelopes sealed at the originating institutions and submitted with the application. Foreign transcripts are not accepted.

  1. Applicants must have completed the seven prerequisite core classes listed and satisfy the San Joaquin Delta College’s general education component. These must be completed prior to applying to the program.
  2. Candidates must complete all prerequisite courses (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or better and obtain a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 2.5 or greater. Prerequisite courses completed at other United States regionally accredited colleges or universities must be equivalent to Delta College courses. Final equivalency determinations will be made by San Joaquin Delta College Evaluations Department. All prerequisites must be completed at the time of submission of the application.

Additional Information

Applications for the Radiologic Technology program and instructions are available at www.deltacollege.edu/program/radiologic-technology.

The School of Radiologic Technology will not discriminate against any candidates because of age, race, creed, color, political affiliation, sex, physical handicap, or national origin. Candidates should be aware, however, that the occupation of radiology technologist requires a considerable amount of lifting, bending, and the operation of heavy equipment. Physical status and mental capabilities must be such that the candidate can perform all the duties of a radiologic technologist, which include, but are not limited to: the ability to participate in patient-technologist communication; give verbal commands; lift objects well over 25 pounds, bend; transfer patients from gurney or wheel chair to table; perform mathematical calculations; interpret written material; and, perform hand/eye coordinated maneuvers.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for radiologic technology courses from other accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine equivalency. Transfers are accepted on a space available basis. Requests for transfer and information should be directed to the Program Director at the address above or (209) 468-6236.

Medical Information

Students entering the program will be required to complete a tuberculosis skin test and verification of vaccine or titers for rubella, rubeola, mumps, poliomyelitis, tetanus, diphtheria, and varicella prior to beginning clinical training. Hepatitis B immunization is also highly recommended. Other immunizations and lab tests may be required by the different hospitals. Further information regarding medical screening will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Program policies and procedures may change at any time. Please consult the SJDC Health Sciences Division, Radiologic Technology website for the most current information.

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist at special education sites, community agencies, health care facilities, and private clinics. Students will be trained to assist in the speech and language rehabilitation of communication disordered children and adults. The Speech Language Pathology Assistant Associate in Science degree program is approved by the State of California Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers (SLPAHAD) Board. Students are prepared to practice according to the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) scope of practice for Speech Language Pathology Assistants. The Associate in Science (AS) degree will be awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of “C” or better. Costs associated with health screenings, immunizations, fingerprinting, and felony disclaimers required for public safety and public health is the responsibility of the student participating in the program. Contact the Health Sciences Division, Speech Language Pathology Assistant website for detailed information.

Admission Information

The student must:

  • Be admitted to San Joaquin Delta College, in good standing with no holds on college records
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Satisfy the Delta College assessment placement test requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of program prerequisite courses
  • Complete all health and safety requirements necessary for admission to clinical practice sites (details will be provided in the SLPA Admissions Packet) including:
  1. Background Clearance for criminal history
  2. Physical Exam
  3. Immunizations, TB, and Hepatitis and other disease screening
  4. Drug Screen
  5. Professional Liability Insurance
  6. Any additional requirements identified by the training facilities

Prerequisite Course Information

Speech Language Pathology Assistant, AS Degree prerequisites include:

Application Procedure

The online application will be available during posted submission dates at the Health Sciences/SLPA Program website: 

Applications are accepted once each year in the fall for Advanced Placement entry into the SLPA program for the spring semester and once each year in the spring for entry into the Speech Language Pathology Assistant, AS degree program for the following fall semester.

Selection Procedure

All applicants who meet the admission criteria will be admitted. Because of limited space to place students in community programs for clinical practicum, some restrictions may exist.

Program procedures and policies may change at any time. Please consult the SJDC Health Sciences Division/SLPA Program website for the most current information.

Information regarding SLPA program requirements and courses is available online at: www.deltacollege.edu/program/speech-language-pathology-assistant.

Students who have completed a BA/BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders may be eligible to enter the program as an Advanced Placement candidate. Please see information and instructions at  www.deltacollege.edu/program/speech-language-pathology-assistant. Other BA/BS degree students are not eligible for this option and must complete all requirements for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant, AS Degree.