Office of Admissions and Records
DeRicco Student Services Building (209) - 954-5151
The Office of Admissions and Records 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:
- a standardized test
- 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 placement, orientation, counseling, and other education planning services. These support services are provided to assist students in achieving their educational goals 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:
- Complete an online Application for Admission at www.deltacollege.edu/apply or by visiting the Delta Connect Center located on the first floor of the DeRicco Student Services Building;
- Submit official transcripts from any U.S. regionally-accredited college or university previously attended. Transcripts should be forwarded electronically by the institution to the Office of Admissions and Records;
- All new Delta College students enrolling for the first time will receive math and English placement based on their high school GPA and high school coursework. The information will be collected through the application process and English Composition and mathematics placement will be applied to the student’s record. For more information, see the Placement web page: www.deltacollege.edu/placement;
- Students who do not have high school information available will be able to take appropriate English and mathematics courses with support classes.
For more information, see the Placement web page: https://deltacollege.edu/placement.
Other ways to meet the Assessment/Placement Requirement:
- Complete an associate degree or higher from a U.S. regionally-accredited college or university and providing official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records for evaluation;
- Complete English and math courses at another regionally-accredited college or university and providing official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records for evaluation;
- Provide official results with appropriate scores from AP assessments to the Office of Admissions and Records;
- Attend and complete a New Student Orientation;
- Meet with a counselor and develop a Student Education Plan (SEP); or
- ESL: Students who possess a U.S. high school diploma may elect to take the ESL assessment for placement into ESL courses.
Admitted Student: An admitted student is defined as one who has filed an Application for Admission and has been admitted to the college.
Matriculated Student: A matriculated student is defined as one who has:
- Filed an Application for Admission and has been admitted to the college;
- Declared a goal of A.A./A.S., transfer, or certificate;
- Been admitted to a specific program, (i.e., Nursing, Police Academy); or
- Continually remained under the declared A.A./A.S., transfer, or certificate goal.
Responsibility for satisfying requirements: Each student must assume complete responsibility for:
- Compliance with the instructions and regulations set forth in the College Catalog;
- Selecting all the courses which will permit the achievement of individual educational objectives; and
- 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 Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services.
Admission Requirements for F-1 International Students
International admission information is available online at https://www.deltacollege.edu/academics/international-student-program/international-students-admissions or in person from the Delta Connect Center located in the DeRicco Student Services Building, or by calling (209) 954-5151, ext. 6126. A completed International Student Online Application for Admission and required documents must be submitted 12/1-3/1 for the summer intersession, 2/1-6/1 for the fall semester, and 7/1-11/1 for the spring semester. Students should complete admission for their desired term as soon as possible due to visa processing times. Summer admission is not available for ESL students. For complete details, please refer to the International Student Admissions page available online at https://www.deltacollege.edu/academics/international-student-program/international-students-admissions.
Admissions requirements include:
- Completion of the online International Student Application for Admission;
- A copy of the passport identification page;
- Official transcripts, leaving certificate, or diploma from secondary schools (required) and from any college or university attended (optional);
- Proof of English language proficiency demonstrated by either a TOEFL or IELTS score report, OR the applicant may choose to take the college’s online ESL Self-Guided Placement at https://www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/assessment-center/esl-guided-self-placement;
- Proof of financial support;
- A one-page autobiographical essay;
- $50 application processing fee; and
- F-1 transfer students in good academic standing must also submit a copy of all I-20s, a copy of the F-1 Visa, I-94, official transcripts from all schools attended in the United States, and a completed Transfer Form.
English, ESL, and Math Placement
San Joaquin Delta College adheres to Title 5 California Code of Regulations subsection 55522 requirements. High school GPA and math courses completed are utilized for placement into English and <athematics courses. Please refer to the Graduation and Transfer Requirements area of the catalog for information about English, ESL, and math Placement, and ESL Course Sequencing. An English as a Second Language (ESL) guided self-placement is recommended to enroll in ESL courses. Students who speak English as a second language with or without a high school diploma or equivalency may elect to take the ESL Guided Self-Placement.
College Credit for High School Courses
The articulation process is a system designed to help students advance from one course, program, or educational level to the next without the unnecessary repetition of equivalent courses for which credit has already been received.
Students who have completed an articulated course or courses in high school, with the minimum grade required, may have those courses accepted in lieu of comparable courses at San Joaquin Delta College. The articulated high school courses may also be used to satisfy requirements for a certificate program or major requirements in a degree program. The college is committed to a 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) programs with San Joaquin Delta College programs. These articulated courses may lead to an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement when combined with courses taken at San Joaquin Delta College. The 2+2+2 articulation adds a four-year college or university program that leads to a Baccalaureate Degree where appropriate.
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-articulation-agreements.
If you have previously completed any of the above linked articulated courses, you may wish to obtain college credit by completing all of the steps, which can be found at: www.deltacollege.edu/how-claim-articulated-credit.
For further information contact the Office of Admissions and Records.
College Early Start Program
Students who are currently enrolled in high school may be considered for the College Early Start Program only if they are recommended by their principal or designee. The College Early Start Program allows students to earn college credit. Each school district may decide to also grant high school credit for classes completed for college credit at San Joaquin Delta College. College Early Start students may not enroll in remedial or developmental education courses.
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 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.
Registration is limited to 11.0 units maximum per semester.
As of Fall 2020, tuition and fees are waived for all high school students participating in the College Early Start Program. However, students are responsible for the cost of textbooks and other classroom or lab materials. For questions or more information about College Early Start, contact (209) 954-5866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Regional Education Center in Holt 121C.
All students must meet San Joaquin Delta College’s admissions, academic placement, and course prerequisite requirements.
Admission Steps for Dual Enrollment and College Early Start Programs
In order to participate in Dual Enrollment or College Early Start Program, students must complete the following steps:
- Complete the online Application for Admission – Apply online by visiting the Dual Enrollment/College Early Start Admissions page: https://deltacollege.edu/admissions-records-registration/apply-delta-college/pre-college. For in person assistance with the admissions process, students are encouraged to visit 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. For course prerequisite purposes, it is highly recommended that students submit a high school transcript during the admissions process.
- Complete the appropriate College Early Start Form – dual enrollment or college early start. Signatures of the parent or legal guardian and the high school principal or their designee are required. Home-schooled students must also provide a current Private School Affidavit to Admissions staff. A College Early Start (CES) Form is required for each term for which the student intends to enroll. Dual enrollment students complete a CES form only once, and are cleared for dual enrollment courses through graduation from high school.
- Register for Course(s) – To view your registration date and time, or to register for classes, use the online registration system. For dual enrollment course offerings, students should contact their counselor or dual enrollment coordinator at their high school.
- For additional information and important term dates, please refer to the online Registration Calendar. For assistance with the admissions or registration process, high school students should contact (209) 954-5866 or email CollegeEarlyStart@deltacollege.edu or email@example.com.
DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151
The Office of Admissions and Records 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 sent electronically from the institution or by mail (and remain in a sealed envelope from the institution). 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 the receipt of transcripts via their student email account and can view accepted transfer credits in their My Delta account (Academic Records > View Transfer Credit Report). Students should meet with a counselor to discuss progress toward degrees and certificates and for assistance with educational planning. Students may be awarded multiple degrees and certificates at San Joaquin Delta College.
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 $46.00 per unit, regardless of the number of units. Enrollment fee assistance is available to qualified students through the Financial Aid and Scholarships Department. Enrollment fees are subject to change.*
Credit by Examination - Credit may be earned by a student who satisfactorily passes authorized examinations; the cost is $46.00 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 $278.00 per unit for tuition, plus $46.00 per unit enrollment fee. Fees are due at the time of registration. United States citizens, permanent residents, undocumented persons, and persons holding a T or V visa may qualify for an Exemption from Non-Resident Tuition if the following criteria are met:
- Three years of attendance in a California high school (documentation required);
- Graduation from a California high school or award of GED or CHSP in California (documentation required); or,
- 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 semesters. 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 to the Student 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.
Student Representation Fee - Students are assessed a fee of $2.00 per semester which is used to provide support to 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.
Payment of Fees - Enrollment fees are due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) through My Delta or in person at the Cashier’s Office located in the Horton Administration Building, Room 102A.
Refund Policy for Fees - Enrollment fees and/or tuition, laboratory fees, and supply fees are refundable only if the:
- Class has been canceled by the college, subsequent to registration;
- Registration has been accepted in error and the class is full;
- Class time was changed subsequent to registration; or,
- Class was dropped by the student no later than the refund deadline date.
Refund Procedure - refunds will be processed automatically to students who have dropped their course prior to the refund deadline.
(BP/AP 5030, 4/16/13, 3/7/19)
Parking permits are required to park in regular parking stalls on campus except in marked 30-minute and 60-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 including Mountain House parking lots and displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard.
Enforcement Hours - Parking permits are required 24 hours a day Monday through Friday (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 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.
|Two-wheeled motor vehicles
|Daily dispenser permit
Semester Parking Permits - May be purchased at the Delta College Bookstore and Cashier’s Office (Stockton campus).
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 $275.00 fine (subject to change) for such violations. A parking permit or semester permit is not required while parked in a disabled parking stall or time parking stall while displaying a valid disabled parking placard or DP license plate.
(AP 6750, 3/6/12)
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 their 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 they meet the following criteria:
- Burden - The burden is on the student to clearly demonstrate their physical presence in California, intent to establish California residence, and financial independence.
- Intent to make California the permanent home may be manifested in many ways.
- Objective manifestations of intent to establish California residency include, but are not limited to:
- Owning residential property or continuous occupancy of rented or leased property in California
- Registering to vote and voting in California
- Licensing from California for professional practice
- Active membership in service or social clubs
- Payment of California State Income Tax as a resident
- Showing California as home address on Federal Income Tax form (permissible if CA State Income Tax return was not filed)
- Possessing a valid California motor vehicle registration
- Possessing a valid California driver’s license
- Maintaining permanent military address or home of record in California while in the armed forces
- Establishing and maintaining active California bank accounts
- Being the petitioner for a divorce in California
- 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 a clear intent to become a California resident.
- Physical Presence
- 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.
- Physical presence within the state solely for educational purposes does not constitute the establishment of California residence regardless of the length of that presence.
- 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 their physical presence in California with objective evidence that the physical presence is with the intent to make California the permanent home.
- 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.
Official transcripts of courses taken at San Joaquin Delta College are prepared by the Office of Admissions and Records and issued according to the following regulations:
- Each transcript request must be submitted via the College web site, or in writing by the student to the Office of Admissions and Records;
- Pursuant to CA Education Code Section 76223, “that no charge shall be made for furnishing up to two transcripts of students’ records…” Therefore, students are entitled to receive two free transcripts only if requested by mail or in person. Important Note: “two free transcripts” does not apply to orders requested through the Online process;
- After the first two complimentary copies, copies are available for a fee payable in advance;
- Each transcript will include the student’s entire record of courses completed at Delta College;
- Official transcripts or records earned at other institutions which have been presented for admission or evaluation become part of the student’s permanent record and are not issued or copied for distribution;
- To expedite the forwarding of transcripts, all financial obligations to the College and administrative holds must be cleared;
- Due to the large number of transcripts requested at the end of each term, a minimum of two weeks should be allowed for requests to be filled during those periods. Transcripts verifying degrees may take longer.
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 must be completed in My Delta. An Application for Admission 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 classes, transcripts must be submitted a minimum of 15 working days in advance of the student’s assigned registration date and time.
Administrative/academic holds prevent enrollment and must be cleared prior to registration.
Helpful Hints for Successful Registration
- Students must be admitted to the college and meet all placement 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 My Delta and log in;
- Computers are available for student use in the Delta Connect Center 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;
- Administrative and/or academic holds that prevent enrollment must be cleared prior to registering for class;
- 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.
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 spring 2014 semester are not required to complete orientation, assessment, or to develop a student education plan for the purposes of priority registration.
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:
- Homeless Students (AB 806);
- Identified active or former members of the Armed Forces of the United States (DD214);
- Any member or former member of the State Military Reserve;
- Dependents of Disabled Veterans
Some priority consideration will be awarded to dependents of a disabled veteran whose verified disability is 100 percent service-related, dependents of a veteran who died as the direct result of military service, and dependents of a currently held and verified prisoner of war;
- Foster youth who are currently in foster care or emancipated foster youth up to 24 years of age. This priority registration shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed by the State of California, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date (AB 194);
- Students who are eligible and receiving services through California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs); Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS); and 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 Officers of the Associated Students of Delta College.
Students who have completed orientation and developed a student education plan will have priority in the following order:
- Students who have earned: 0 - 15 units
- Students who have earned: 45 - 60 units
- Students who have earned: 16 - 44 units or 60 - 79 units
- Students who have earned: 80 - 100 units
- Students who have not completed orientation and developed an educational plan
- Students who are on probation or have reached 100 units
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 and from other colleges or universities attended by the student.
- For the purposes of this procedure, a unit is earned when a student receives a grade of A, B, 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.
- Has not been in attendance for two terms (excluding summer).
A student may file a General Petition with the Admissions and Records Office to appeal the loss of priority enrollment status due to extenuating circumstances, or where a student with a disability applied for, but did not receive reasonable accommodation in a timely manner or where significant academic improvement has occurred. Significant academic improvement is defined as achieving no less than the minimum grade point average and progress standard established in Education Code Section 55031 for the term or terms.
Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student.
(AP 5055, 10/6/20)
Special Admissions Programs
Separate from admission to the college, the following programs require a special application:
- Basic Peace Officer Academy
- Psychiatric Technician/Technology
- Radiologic Technology
- 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(s) 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.
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 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
- Forklift – Industrial Technician
- Heavy Equipment Technician
- On-Highway Truck Collision Repair Technician
- On-Highway Truck Technician
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
San Joaquin Regional Transit District
- Bus Maintenance Technician
- Calibration and Instrumentation Technician
- Electro-Mechanical Technician
- 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 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 CTE and Workforce Development Office located in Admin 102F or by calling (209) 954-5093.
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 CTE and Workforce Development Office located in Admin 102F or by calling (209) 954-5089.
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 for 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 CTE and Workforce Development Office for more information.
Division of Apprenticeship Standards
160 Promenade Circle, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95834
CTE and Workforce Development Office
5151 Pacific Avenue, Admin 102F
Stockton, CA 95207
Basic Peace Officer Academy
The Basic Peace Officer Academy is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) 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: Principled Policing in the Community, Criminal Law, Patrol Procedures, Cultural Diversity, Investigative Procedures, Report Writing, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Leadership, Professionalism, Ethics, Use of Force/De-Escalation, 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.
Information concerning acceptance to the Basic Peace Officer Academy may be obtained from the POST Academy Office, (209) 954-5258.
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:
- 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)).
- Be at least 20 years of age. Minimum age of 21 years old for peace officer employment.
- 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.
- Successfully pass the multiple-choice POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery examination with a total T-score of 42.0 or higher.
- Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
- Successfully pass AJ 94 Peace Officer Academy Orientation .
- Must obtain a medical release from a licensed medical doctor, upon acceptance to the program in order to participate in the rigorous training program.
- Must submit a Department of Justice Firearms clearance form and sign a felony disclaimer upon acceptance to the program.
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: Pass the PELLETb Test
- Take the Test at Delta College
- The PELLETb test is also offered several times a year through San Joaquin Delta College Post Academy. You must pre-register online. Registration is open generally three weeks prior to the test date.
- Take the Test at an Off-Campus Facility
- You can take the PELLETb exam at any facility that offers the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery Examination. Please refer to the POST Website for a listing of departments/agencies post.ca.gov.
- Once you have a passing total T-score letter of 42.0 or higher, email a copy of your T-Score notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you submitted a qualifying T-score, you should receive an email notice with registration information for the next AJ 94 orientation class.
- STEP 2: Apply as a Delta College Student
- Independent applicants who pass the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery with a total T-Score of 42.0 or better, as well as sponsored cadets 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 (deltacollege.edu).
- STEP 3: Register for the AJ 94 Course
- All applicants must register in the prerequisite course, AJ 94 Peace Officer Academy Orientation , and successfully pass AJ 94 before being accepted to attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy. Information for registering into AJ 94 is provided by email to the applicants who have successfully passed the PELLETb exam with a score of 42.0 or higher and provided the Academy office a copy of your test results.
- STEP 4: Prepare for the AJ 94 Peace Officer Academy Orientation Class
- All independent applicants must have the following prior to the beginning of the AJ 94 Peace Officer Academy Orientation :
- Physical Medical Clearance
- DOJ Clearance Via Live Scan
- California Driver’s License
- Uniforms/Duty Gear as Specified in Uniform Requirement
Applicants who are hired as a peace officer trainee and sponsored by a law enforcement agency shall have priority registration.
Applicants who earn a passing score on the PELLETB examination will be provided with the information for registering into the Academy orientation. If the number of independent applicants who earn a qualifying score on the POST PELLETB examination exceeds the available seats allowed, a class wait list will be established.
Independent applicants who place himself/herself on the class wait 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 AJ 94 Peace Officer Academy Orientation class.
For Additional Information
Information regarding the POST Academy:
San Joaquin Delta College
Attn: POST Academy, Holt Building 134
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
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, 3390 Peach Tree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Dameron Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital Manteca, Kaiser Manteca Medical Center, Kaiser Modesto Medical Center, Adventist 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.
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.
- 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 passing attempts is accepted).
- Complete the online ADN Program Application.
- Complete all health and safety requirements necessary for admission to hospital clinical practice sites (including a criminal background clearance; details will be provided in the ADN Admissions Packet) including:
- 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
- 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/program/registered-nursing. 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:
- MATH 37EX /MATH 37 — College Algebra with Support or a higher-level math course; and
The science courses have a prerequisite of CHEM 3A which requires completion of Beginning Algebra or a higher-level math course 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 Beginning Algebra 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 37EX /MATH 37 or higher requirement will not be used in computation of science or non-science GPA.
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/program/registered-nursing.
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 website where the course was taken or may be obtained at cso.collegesource.com. 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. Electronic transcripts must be transmitted from a secure site linked to the sending college or university.
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/program/registered-nursing.
Information regarding program requirements and courses is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/department/health-and-fitness.
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/department/health-and-fitness. 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 for Prior Learning” 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/program/registered-nursing. The San Joaquin Delta College ADN program policy does not permit transfers from students who have not successfully completed courses in prior programs.
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.
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;
- 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; and
- Have a High School Diploma or GED
Prerequisite Course Information
Psychiatric Technician Program prerequisites include:
*This course requires completion of CHEM 3A which requires completion of Beginning Algebra 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 Beginning Algebra in high school with a grade of “C” or better may have met these requirements. Please see a college counselor to discuss this option.
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);
- All candidates must satisfy the college placement 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/transfer-and-career-pathways-tracs/health-and-fitness/psychiatric-technician/psychiatric. Students admitted to the program are required to attend classes during the spring, summer, and fall semester.
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 (including a criminal background clearance; 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; and
- 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.
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.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Information concerning requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program can be obtained online at www.deltacollege.edu/program/radiologic-technology.
Admission requirements include:
- Satisfactory completion of program prerequisite courses;
- Completion of health and safety requirements including a medical exam, immunizations, malpractice insurance, and professional level (AHA) CPR;
- Documentation that the candidate is 18 years of age or older by July of the year of application;
- Background and drug screening; and
- 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 32 include CHEM 3A .
Prerequisite courses not utilized in the GPA calculation include:
Prerequisite Verification Procedure
- Candidates must apply directly to the School of Radiologic Technology. Those accepted into the program must subsequently apply and be admitted to Delta College.
- 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.
- Applicants must have completed the seven prerequisite core courses listed and satisfy the San Joaquin Delta College’s general education component. These must be completed prior to applying to the program.
- 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.
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:
- Ability to participate in patient-technologist communication
- Give verbal commands
- Lift objects well over 25 pounds
- Transfer patients from gurney or wheel chair to table
- Perform mathematical calculations
- Interpret written material; and
- Perform hand/eye coordinated maneuvers
San Joaquin General Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not accept transfer students.
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 and Fitness TrAC, 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 and Fitness TrAC, Speech Language Pathology Assistant website for detailed 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;
- Satisfactory completion of program prerequisite courses; and
- Complete all health and safety requirements necessary for admission to clinical practice sites (details will be provided in the SLPA Admissions Packet) including:
- Background Clearance for criminal history
- Physical Exam
- Immunizations, TB, and Hepatitis and other disease screening
- Drug Screen
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Any additional requirements identified by the training facilities
Prerequisite Course Information
Speech Language Pathology Assistant, AS Degree prerequisites include:
Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Advanced Placement Certificate pre-requisites include:
- Completion of a bachelor’s program in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders or related field (applicants may apply for conditional acceptance in the last semester of their bachelors program) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
The online application will be available during posted submission dates at the Health Sciences/SLPA Program website: www.deltacollege.edu/program/speech-language-pathology-assistant.
Applications are accepted in the spring and fall for enrollment the following semester.
All applicants who meet the admission criteria will be admitted. Due to limited space in the program, it may be necessary to establish a wait list for some semesters. Wait listed students will be considered accepted to the program and waiting for an available spot. Wait listed students will not need to re-apply. All efforts will be made to enroll waitlisted students within one year of their application. When a wait list is necessary, enrollment will be decided by random selection.
Program procedures and policies may change at any time. Please consult the SJDC Health and Fitness TrAC/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.