2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
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Athletics - Intercollegiate

San Joaquin Delta College participates in 20 intercollegiate sports, 10 women’s teams and 10 men’s teams. Delta College maintains a program that adheres to institutional, California Community College Athletic Association and Conference policies, and operates in an efficient and effective manner. It is the goal of the Department of Athletics to provide an environment that encourages academic and competitive success. Athletics at Delta College enhances college life, contributes to the retention of our students, and fosters pride in the college and community relations. It also successfully encourages transfer of our athletes to four-year colleges and universities.


San Joaquin Delta College competes in the very competitive Big 8 Conference. Delta College baseball plays and practices on one of the finest facilities in Northern California, the Nick Cecchetti Field. Delta College has sent many athletes on to play at four-year institutions, earning athletic scholarships, and included in the alumni are many fine professional players. The Delta College baseball team participated in the Final Four for California Community College baseball in 2009, taking an impressive 2nd place and followed that up with a state championship in 2011. In 2014 and 2015 they won the Big 8 Championship and finished second in the state championships. The team also qualified for the final four in 2016 and won the state championship for a third time in college history in 2018. Delta is the only CCCAA baseball team to reach the final four in four of the last five seasons.

Basketball (Men)

Men’s basketball has made eleven appearances in the Sweet 16, four appearances in the Elite Eight, two in the Final Four, and earned seven conference championships over the past 20 seasons. More importantly, well over 100 players have come through the program. Players have earned scholarships and transferred to four-year institutions with many going to NCAA Division I colleges and universities, including Washington State University, University of Oklahoma, Gonzaga University, Drake University, Idaho State University, Oregon State University, University of the Pacific, UC-Davis, UC-Santa Barbara, San Jose State University, and CSU-Sacramento.

Basketball (Women)

The Lady Mustangs have been a program to contend with since their Bay Valley Conference Title in 1997. The Delta College Women’s Basketball team has been conference champions for the ten of the past fifteen seasons and has advanced to the California state Elite Eight Tournament seven of the past 13 years. In 2006, they were state runner-up and in 2014 and 2015 they made the Final Four in California. By playing basketball at Delta College students improve skills academically and athletically and have the opportunity to earn scholarships.

Beach Volleyball (Women)

Building off the strength of their indoor volleyball program, Delta College began competing in Beach Volleyball in the Spring 2018.  This gives the college’s volleyball student-athletes an opportunity to compete in both semesters.  Head Coach Molly Mordaunt-Hummel led the team to a solid first season finishing 4-4 in Big 8 conference play.   

Cross Country (Men and Women)

Cross Country has experienced a growth spurt at Delta College in recent years. The number of participants involved in the program are on the rise and successes are mounting. The student athletes participating are experiencing quality personal achievements in their races and in the classroom. In the 2010 fall season, our men’s team qualified for the state tournament for the first time in ten years. In 2013 and 2015, the women qualified for the state tournament finishing 14th in 2015. The coaching staff and the athletes are very excited about their recent victories and look forward to more of the same in the upcoming seasons.


Gary Barlow continues at the helm of Delta College Mustang Football. Since assuming the reins as Head Coach in 2001, Coach Barlow has led the team to many exciting finishes. The Mustangs were named conference champions four times in eight seasons, 2001 Shrine Bowl Champions, 2004 Holiday Bowl Champions, and 2008 Hawaiian Bowl Champions. They hosted the first ever ASBG Delta College Bowl game in 2010, became the Delta Togo’s Bowl Champion in 2011, Silicon Valley Bowl Champions in 2012, and in 2015 they were the Gridiron Classic Bowl Champions. The team continues to sign numerous athletes to scholarships.

Golf (Men and Women)

Delta College golf teams have gone on to be league champions ten of the last twenty-four seasons. In 1990 and 1997, teams placed second at state championships and competed in the state championships in 2010. In 2008, Delta College had its first ever Women’s Golf team. They enjoyed many successes under the coaching of PGA instructor, Tony Troncale. In 2013 the women’s team had its first all-state player. Delta College looks forward to the continued growth of Men’s and Women’s Golf.

Soccer (Men)

In 2017 the team finished with their best record since 1999 and their first playoff appearance in 18 years! In addition, Josh Bradley was named Big 8 Coach of the Year. The Delta College region has a wealth of players feeding into the college’s soccer program. Many players have gone on to play at the Division I, II, and III levels, with several going on to compete at the professional level. Delta’s soccer program unites a diverse population of players with varying skills and backgrounds to compete each season. The team has grown into a powerful soccer program in the Big 8 Conference. In 2016 the team began playing in a brand new turf soccer complex.

Soccer (Women)

Adrienne Sorenson recently completed her seventh season as Head Coach of women’s soccer.  During both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the team finished in the Elite 8 in the CCCAA State Championships. In 2016, the team set numerous program bests including most wins (16) and a 13th ranking in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. The area is rich in soccer talent and Coach Sorenson has tapped this resource to build a powerful soccer program. The team has played in the post-season five of the last six years. Many of the women have gone on to play successfully at Division I and Division II schools including San Jose State University, CSU-East Bay, Martin Methodist College, and University of North Carolina. Players leave Delta with an appreciation of the blend of athletics and academics required to be successful players. In 2016 the team began playing in a brand new turf soccer complex.


In the 2017 season, Delta Softball won the Big 8 Championships, were ranked as high as #2 in the State, and competed in the CCCAA State Championship final four.  In addition, Head Coach Jim Fisher was selected as the CCCAA Softball Coach of the Year in Northern California. The team again qualified for the CCCAA State Championships in 2018 and finished 7th in the State.  In the past fourteen seasons, the Lady Mustangs have won conference championships six times, competed in the state tournament three times, earning 4th, 5th and 2nd place finishes. Several players have earned All-American and All-State honors. With an area rich in softball talent, Delta College continues to produce quality softball teams and sends numerous players on to four-year institutions to complete their academic and athletic careers. In 2011, the team finished as the state runner-ups and in 2014 and 2015, they finished in the Elite Eight of the state championships.

Swimming/Diving (Men and Women)

In the 2018 season, the women’s team finished 6th in the State and the men’s program finished in 12th place. The teams also had three individual state champions, and dive coach, Robert Wimberly, was named Dive Coach of the Year. Head Coach Mike Maroney has led the Delta Aquatics program since 2008, having coached at University of the Pacific for six seasons, and Hartwick College for five. In his time at Delta College, dozens of school records have been broken. Coach Maroney instills pride in the aquatics program at the college by adding and developing local talent each season. 

Track and Field (Men and Women)

The incredible tradition of track and field that began with the coaching of Merv Smith and Raydell Barkley at Delta College continues. During their eras, they turned out numerous track and field athletes many of whom are now coaches. In recent years, Delta College has regained its prominence in Northern California. In the 2014 season, the women’s team was Big 8 champions and both men’s and women’s teams finished eighth in the state. The men’s team finished top ten in the state in both 2017 and 2018. Under Head Coach Lauryn Jordan the program is growing and thriving.

Volleyball (Women)

The team had a tremendous season in 2017, finishing 2nd in the CCCAA State Championships. The women’s volleyball team has been a perennial powerhouse in California for the past 30 years and has recorded an 80% win/loss record. During time, they have recorded first place finishes in their conference 19 times, second place seven times, and third place six times. They have participated in the prestigious California state championships on 16 occasions. Under Head Coach Molly Mordaunt-Hummel (2017 Big 8 Coach of the Year), the program continues to flourish. As a result of participating in the volleyball program at Delta College, many players have gone on to compete at the Division I, II, and III levels including the University of the Pacific, CSU-Long Beach, University of Oregon, UNLV, Cal-Poly SLO, Weber State University, St. Mary’s College, University of Wyoming, CSU-Fullerton, San Jose State University, Fordham University, and East Tennessee State University just to name a few. In 2013, the team finished in the Elite Eight of the state championships. In 2014 and 2015, the team won the Big 8 Championships and finished in the Elite Eight in 2015.

Water Polo (Men)

In 2016 the Mustangs had one of their best season’s ever finishing as Big 8 Champions, 2nd in NorCal, and 4th in the State Championships. In 2017 the team finished 5th in the State Championships. In addition, the men’s water polo team earned conference championships in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1998, and 2002. In the 2013 season, the team finished 3rd in Northern California and 5th in the state. In 2014, they were 4th in NorCal and 7th in the State. In 2015, the team was 3rd in NorCal and 5th in the State. Under the coaching expertise of Mike Maroney, Delta continues to turn out quality student athletes achieving honors both in the classroom and the pool.

Water Polo (Women)

The team has made the final four in the CCCAA State Championship during the last three seasons: 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017 the Mustangs had their most successful season ever. Delta finished as Big 8 Champions, NorCal Champions, and 3rd in the State Championships. Head Coach Nate Varosh was named the Big 8 and NorCal Coach of the Year. The Lady Mustangs have qualified for the Northern California championships nine out of the last twelve seasons. Delta College participates in the prestigious and always strong Big 8 Conference. In only his 3rd season, Head Coach Nathan Varosh led the team to a 4th place finish in NorCal and a 7th place finish in the state championships in 2014. 


In 2017 Delta College hosted the CCCAA State Championship Wrestling Tournament. Delta finished in 8th place, their best finish since 2005. The team had five wrestlers competing in the event, and all five placed in the top eight in the state tournament. Michael Sandler has been the wrestling coach at Delta College for the past 19 seasons. During that time, the Mustangs have steadily improved and earned respect throughout California. Under Coach Sandler, Delta College wrestling has had 65 state qualifiers, 30 place at the state tournaments, 26 Academic All-Americans, and six All-Americans. In 2010, Delta College had a state champion. 


DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 151 - (209) 954-5151 ext. 6150
AFFIRM is a program designed to increase the retention and transfer rate of African American students, as well as other students of diverse ancestries to four-year colleges and universities. Emphasis is placed on the General Educational Curriculum: History, English, Science, Language, Visual and Performing Arts, and core discipline requirements. By using the Student Success and Support Program services, students will have access to counseling services, orientation, assessment, advising, and other education planning. The AFFIRM community seeks to educate our students by attending educational events to universities, cultural events, leadership opportunities and more. An essential component to the success of the AFFIRM program is the collaboration between students, parents, faculty and staff at Delta College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a full-time student with a Level II assessments in Reading and Composition, or the successful completion of  ENG 078A  and ENG 078B .
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the college
  • Complete an application and contract for the AFFIRM program
  • Attend an interview/program orientation session
  • Be planning to transfer to a four-year university
  • Meet with a counselor and complete a Student Educational Plan
  • Participate in scheduled AFFIRM activities
  • Participate in Study Hall activities

CalWORKs Assessment

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 208 - (209) 954-5151 ext. 6335
The CalWORKs Assessment Center provides assessment services required by the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA) for individuals enrolled in the county CalWORKs program. Services are available by appointment only through referral from HSA or its contract agencies.

CalWORKs Program

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 209 - (209) 954-5151 ext. 6209
The CalWORKs Program at Delta College is run entirely by employees of the college. Program staff strive to work closely with the staff members of the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA), but are not funded through the county. The SJDC CalWORKs program helps students, who are receiving cash assistance from HSA, be successful in achieving their educational and career goals.

The mission of the CalWORKs program at Delta College is to provide CalWORKs students with quality service by assisting them in achieving their educational and life goals. This is accomplished through a dedicated, compassionate, and understanding staff.

Developmental Education

The purpose of Developmental Education is to provide courses that will assist students in mastering the basic skills necessary to continue their education. The instructional program includes basic, developmental and advanced courses in reading, writing, study skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and mathematics. These courses are supported by laboratory experiences of individualized, self-paced practice. Laboratories are available with materials, media, and tutorial assistance to help students improve their skills. The laboratories include the Content Tutoring Center, the Writing Success Center, the Pathways Center, the Math/Science Learning Center, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Laboratory, and “The Zone.”

Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 234 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6272
Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) offers specialized services that increase access to academic programs and services for individuals with verified disabilities. Academic adjustments and auxillary aides (accommodations) are based upon individual functional and/or educational limitations as detailed in documentation by an appropriate certifying professional. Students requiring services must self-identify and are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with a DSPS counselor after applying to Delta College, completing assessment and the New Student Group Advising (NSGA) session. Students requiring accommodations for assessment or NSGA, should contact DSPS at least two days in advance.

Disability verification must be submitted for the initial intake appointment so that the DSPS counselor may determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Students who do not bring disability verification will be rescheduled. Accommodations will not fundamentally alter curriculum or certificate, degree, or transfer requirements. To schedule an appointment, please call or stop by DSPS. Counseling appointments are scheduled two weeks in advance. Students are advised to plan early. For more information, visit our website at www.deltacollege.edu/department/disability-support-programs-services.

  • Accommodated Testing
  • Adaptive Computer Technology
  • Adapted Learning Transition to Work Courses (ALTW)
  • Adapted Physical Education Classes (through Physical Education Department)
  • Alternate Formatting
  • Campus/Community Liason
  • Equipment Loan
  • Interpreting/Captioning
  • Learning Skills Courses (LS)
  • Mobility and Furniture Accommodations
  • Note-Taking
  • Specialized Counseling
  • Specialized Courses
  • Workability III/Job Placement

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) maintains a liaison counselor through the DSPS office on campus and provides multiple services to qualified students, including a Workability III program. These services include vocational counseling, assessment, job readiness and development and financial aid. Interested students should contact DSPS for more information and/or for a referral to meet with a DOR Counselor.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Holt Building, Room 201 - (209) 954-5352
The ESL program is designed to teach students the basic structure of the spoken and written language and prepare them to communicate effectively in English for college or employment. Classes are taught day and evening, and students are placed based on their level of English skills. The ESL lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Audio visual materials, tutoring, and small group instruction are available to assist students in developing language proficiency.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 234 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6296
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at Delta College provides a variety of supportive services to enhance academic success for students challenged by income, educational, and/or language barriers. Students participating in EOPS will engage in a series of activities and services designed to strengthen skills necessary to achieve personal and academic success as they complete a certificate, degree or transfer program. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 units), and meet income and educational criteria. Some Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) students may be eligible for a unit waiver, and should speak with an EOPS staff member. For more information, call EOPS, stop by the office, or visit the web site at www.deltacollege.edu/department/eopscare. Please note: all financial services are contingent upon budget availability, program compliance and student “unmet need” as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Individualized Personal and Academic Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Orientation Programs and Registration Services
  • Assistance Purchasing Required Textbooks and College Supplies
  • Textbook Lending Library
  • Grants
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Outreach and Enrollment Assistance
  • Academic Progress Monitoring and Intervention Services
  • Transfer Advising
  • University Transfer-Related Workshops
  • University Campus Tours
  • Tutoring
  • Workshops and Special Events
  • Summer Readiness Program (SRP)
  • Student Success Academy (SSA)

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 234 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6296
CARE provides supportive services to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) students who are at least 18 years of age, single head of household, with dependent (custodial) children who receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or CalWORKs cash aid. EOPS students must complete a supplemental application and provide income verification for CARE services. EOPS/CARE staff will work closely with the student, campus CalWORKs program, and the Human Services Agency to ensure student needs are met without duplication of services. Please note: all financial services are contingent upon budget availability, EOPS/CARE program compliance and student “unmet need” as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

In addition to all EOPS services, CARE students receive:

  • Assistance Purchasing Required Textbooks
  • Grants
  • Assistance Paying Child Care Costs
  • Campus Meal Cards
  • Campus and Community Resource Referral
  • Emergency Auto Repair Reimbursement
  • Special Workshops and Activities
  • CARE courses designed for single parents: GUID 018A GUID 018B , and GUID 018C  . Students must complete each one-unit course with a ‘C’ grade or higher.

EOPS Student Success Academy

EOPS Student Success Academy (SSA) is a semester long learning community designed for first-time college students who are EOPS eligible. SSA offers a personalized and educationally supportive learning experience which nurtures the skills, attitudes and behaviors that enhance students’ ability to achieve academic and personal success. To learn more about EOPS or the Student Success Academy (SSA) contact EOPS at 209-954-5151, ext. 6296, stop by the office located in DeRicco 234, or visit the EOPS web site at www.deltacollege.edu/department/eopscare.

EOPS Summer Readiness Program (SRP)

The EOPS Summer Readiness Program (SRP) is a six-week program designed to assist first time college students who are EOPS eligible in bridging their high school and college experiences. This learning community offers an extensive orientation to college and teaches students to successfully navigate Delta College. SRP serves students holistically by providing opportunities for academic and personal development while introducing participants to university transfer information. Students must have fewer than 12 college units completed, and must meet EOPS program eligibility requirements. To learn more about EOPS or the Summer Readiness Program (SRP) contact EOPS at 209-954-5151, ext. 6296, stop by the office located in DeRicco 234, or visit the EOPS web site at www.deltacollege.edu/department/eopscare.

Foster Youth Services

Budd Building, Room 205 - (209) 954-5836
Guardian Scholars are current/former foster and homeless youth (individuals who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence), up to the age 26 (those over age 25 may receive reduced/ some benefits) and are attending San Joaquin Delta College. Guardian Scholars may be emancipated (aged out of care at 18) or may have elected to remain in some sort of care (until age 21) though AB12 (extended foster care.)

The Guardian Scholars Program is growing to become a comprehensive program to assist former/current foster and homeless youth to successfully transition from foster care to college and independent living.  Our goal is to ensure that these students’ educational needs are met and empowered in achieving academic success toward degree/certificate completion or transfer to a 4-year institution.  We strive to also maintain a social community and various workshops to enrich the academic environment of our students.

Guardian Scholars Benefits

We are committed to assist Guardian Scholars in attaining their educational goals. The following are examples of available resources:

  • Transportation Assistance
  • Book Vouchers
  • Lending Library
  • School Supplies
  • Guardian Scholar Center—study space and lounge area
  • Dedicated and Supportive Staff
  • Referrals to campus and community resources 
Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success Program

The Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) Program empowers current and former foster youth to successfully transition into self-sufficiency and adulthood. YESS empowers youth by providing access to campus and community resources and services, and addressing the specific concerns foster youth face on their path to independence. Current and former foster youth 16-21 years of age, who are enrolled in San Joaquin County Human Services Agency’s Independent Living Program (ILP) are eligible to attend YESS training modules.

International Student Program

DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6126
Detailed admission information is available online at www.deltacollege.edu/department/international-student-program or from the International Student Program office located in the DeRicco Student Services Building. A completed International Student Online Application for Admission and required documents must be submitted by April 1 for the summer intersession, May 1 for the fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester for students with English proficiency, and June 15 and November 15 for English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Summer admission is not available for ESL students.

Learning Communities

Learning Communities provide opportunities for students to combine related courses and assignments. Belonging to a Learning Community fosters student retention, higher grades, and camaraderie. Learning Communities courses are published in the San Joaquin Delta College Learning Communities website and Schedule of Classes.  For more information regarding Learning Communities, visit the website: www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/academic-support-programs-and-communities/learning-communities.

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program

Science and Mathematics Building, Room 163 - (209) 954-5318
Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) is an academic enrichment program that provides support to Delta College students for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting college or university in the areas of mathematics, engineering, and science. Applications available in the MESA office. For more information, visit the MESA website: www.deltacollege.edu/department/mesa.

General Eligibility Criteria: Low income; first generation college students with declared majors in mathematics, engineering or science.

Student Benefits:
  • Designated Student Study Center
  • Academic Counseling and Advising
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Career Advising
  • University and Industry Tours
  • Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
  • Summer Research Opportunities

Mini-Corps Program

Budd Building, Room 316 - (209) 954-5279
Mini-Corps is a program designed for students who have Teacher Education as their goal. Paid work experience and training is available. Students are placed as teacher assistants to help migrant students improve reading and math skills primarily in grades K-3.

Pathway to Law Program

Delta College is one of a limited group of California community colleges competitively selected to partner with the State Bar of California and several four-year universities and law schools to help make a career in law more accessible to a diversity of students.  Regardless of a student’s academic major (e.g., science, math, engineering, social sciences, humanities, law), the Pathway to Law Program can assist in establishing a foundation for learning the law on a path to securing an appropriate career in law or law-related occupations, including the multitude of occupations that benefit from an understanding of law and the legal system (e.g., paralegals, law enforcement, court reporters/stenographers, legal transcriptionists, language translators, law librarian, legal process clerks, court administrators).

Program Benefits
  • Designation as a Pathway to Law Scholar: Upon successful application to the Pathway to Law Program, a student is designated as a Delta College Pathway to Law Scholar (see link to program application at www.deltacollege.edu/program/pathway-law).
  • Fully Transferable Courses: All seven courses required for program completion also fulfill IGETC general education transfer requirements, so they can be completed while completing the other coursework for any major (see course requirements at www.deltacollege.edu/program/pathway-law).
  • Pre-Law Studies Certificate of Achievement : Completing the seven required courses also leads to awarding of the Pre-Law Studies Certificate of Achievement upon successful application for the certificate (see www.deltacollege.edu/admissions/admissions-records-registration/evaluations/application-degrees-and-certificates).
  • Counseling and Pre-Law Advising: Pathway to Law Program counseling and pre-law advising (the Online Counseling Appointment System is linked to at www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/counseling-center/make-appointment-counselor.
  • Scholarship Opportunities: Financial aid counseling and scholarship opportunities and  are available, some of which are reserved for Pathway to Law Scholars.
  • Law-Related Work Experience: Service and civic learning, internship, mentorship, and job shadowing opportunities with potential college credit through enrollment in BUS 068V and the Occupational Work Experience Program (see www.deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/applied-science-business-technology/occupational-work-experience-owe).
  • Law-Related Networking Opportunities: Pathway to Law Scholars meet professionals in a diversity of law-related careers and are exposed to many different fields of law.
  • Law-Related Activities: Pathway to Law Scholars are invited to a variety of law-related activities, including field trips, tours, guest lectures, panel discussions, debates, mock trials, and more.
  • Law-Related Library Materials: Pathway to Law Scholars have access to law-related materials in the library and can consult with librarians aware of the Pathway to Law program, as well as law-related careers and education.
  • LSAT and Law School Application Prep Support: Pathway to Law Scholars receive general Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law school application advice and awareness, including referrals to additional resources.
  • Special Pathway to Law Program Cohort Courses: Pathway to Law Scholars have membership in a cohort of other Pathway to Law Scholars, including through enrollment in learning communities and Pathway to Law Seminar Series courses.
  • Waived Fees and Special Attention for Eligible Transfer and Law School Applications: Waived fees and special attention from admissions officers regarding undergraduate transfer and law school admission applications at partner institutions (some participating undergraduate institutions and law schools have a box on their applications to identify as a Cal-LAW Scholar) (see list of partners at www.deltacollege.edu/program/pathway-law).
  • Potential Priority Registration: Eligible Pathway to Law Scholars could potentially receive priority registration at Delta College (this is currently being looked into)
  • Potential Transcript Notation: Pathway to Law Scholars who complete the required seven courses in good standing and graduate from the program could potentially earn transcript notation at Delta College (this is currently being looked into).
  • Designation as Statewide Cal-LAW Scholar: Upon successful completion of the Pathway to Law Program, each graduate will be designated as a statewide Cal-LAW Scholar.
  • Related Extracurricular Opportunities: Related opportunities in the Business and Entrepreneur Club, the Politics, Society, and Law Club, and the Speech and Debate Team (see www.deltacollege.edu/program/speech-debate).
  • Optional Law, Public Policy, and Society, AA-T  : Although a student may focus on any major while completing the Pathway to Law program and its Pre-Law Studies Certificate, courses required for the AA-T degree in Law, Public Policy, and Society align with the Pre-Law Studies Certificate offered by Delta College and the Pathway to Law Program sponsored by the State Bar of California (interested students can complete the certificate and degree simultaneously with proper planning).  

After a student successfully completes the online application to enter the Pathway to Law Program, the student will be a Delta College Pathway to Law Scholar and will receive emails related to the above opportunities and more. New Pathway to Law Scholars must attend a Pathway to Law Program orientation, if offered, and must meet with a designated Pathway to Law counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan in order to help ensure efficient and effective completion of the required courses along with any other applicable general education or major preparation requirements.

Pride Center

Shima Building, Room 108 - (209) 954-5260
The Pride Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students through programming and educational outreach to improve the campus climate for LGBTQIA+ individuals as well as advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.


  • A safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies
  • Support and resources on the coming out process
  • Access to LGBTQIA+ periodicals and magazines
  • A resource library of books and videos on various LGBTQIA+ topics
  • Awareness events and programming
  • Educational presentations and workshops
  • One-on-one support and campus referrals

Puente - Bridge to Success

DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6255
Puente (Spanish for “bridge”) is a national-award-winning program that has helped thousands of students to reach their dreams of college success. The program is open to all students. Emphasis is placed on the General Educational Curriculum: History, English, Science, Language, Visual and Performing Arts, and core discipline requirements. By using the Student Success and Support Program Services, students will have access to counseling services, orientation, assessment, advising and other education planning. The Puente community seeks to educate our students by attending educational events to universities, cultural events, leadership opportunities and more. An essential component to the success of the Puente Program is the collaboration between students, parents, faculty and staff of San Joaquin Delta Community College. Puente has expanded to 58 community colleges and 33 high schools throughout California, and tens of thousands of students have been served.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a new or current student with Level 2 assessment in Reading and Composition
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the college
  • Complete San Joaquin Delta College’s online admissions application
  • Attend a Puente Information Session
  • Make a one year commitment
  • Meet regularly with a Puente counselor
  • Participate in scheduled Puente activities and Learning Community
  • Plan to transfer to a four-year college or university

Adaptive Learning - Transition to Work

DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6272
Adaptive Learning - Transition to Work (ALTW), formerly Special Education, courses are non-credit educational assistance classes designed specifically for students with intellectual disabilities who need survival level academic skills. Courses are limited.

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center (CDC) provides quality preschool and child care services for the eligible children of students and staff of San Joaquin Delta College. The Center provides services to children 18 months through 5 years of age, and follows the academic campus calendar.

The Center and office is located off of the Pacific Avenue entrance of the campus and may be contacted by calling (209) 954-5700. Hours of operation are set each semester to meet the needs of the majority of the parents–typically 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Summer session days and hours may vary.

The Center, licensed by the State of California for 176 children, provides an environment which encourages the positive growth and development of each child, parent, student and staff member which are associated with the Center. Activities are designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and developmental needs of each child who participates. The Center provides a learning environment for students of Delta College.

The Center is funded by the California State Department of Education. Applications for eligible families are taken and enrollment begins for the school year each fall. A waiting list is maintained for the school year. Summer session has a separate enrollment period. The dates for application periods and other information about the Center are posted on the Child Development Center link on the Delta College website: www.deltacollege.edu/department/child-development-center.

Counseling and Special Services

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 234 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6276
Delta College serves a diverse population of students. People from various ethnic backgrounds, ages, and cultures attend Delta College for many different reasons. Students are focused on developing career choices along with educational plans to support those choices. Counseling staff assist with academic planning, transfer/career development, and personal counseling issues. The Student Success and Support program, within Counseling and Special Services, increases student access and success by providing new student orientation sessions, education planning and counseling/advising services. General college orientation as well as specialized guidance classes and counseling services are available to assist new and continuing students, international students, those on academic probation, student athletes, AFFIRM Program students, Puente Program students, Veterans, and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Additional help in identifying the campus and community resources needed for college success is also available. For more information, visit the web site: www.deltacollege.edu/department/student-services-division

Facility Rental and Reservations

Holt Building, Room 242 - (209) 954-5427 / Events@deltacollege.edu
College facilities are available for use by students and staff of Delta College for non-instructional purposes. Requests for facility use may also be made by businesses, individuals, and community agencies. All requests for use of college facilities must be submitted to the Facilities & Reservations Specialist. Outside entities are required to provide an Insurance Endorsement and a Certificate of Insurance.

Food Services

Danner Hall - (209) 954-5080

  • Cafeteria - located in Danner Hall
  • Vending Machines - located in Danner Hall, Locke Lounge, and the DeRicco Student Services Building as well as the courtyard areas of the Shima Building and the Holt Building.

Learning Disability Services

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 105 - (209) 954-5151 ext. 6105 and ext. 6152
A unit of Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS), the Learning Disability Office serves qualified students with a specific verified learning disability. Individual support services and diagnostic assessments for learning disability eligibility are available through DSPS. Support services and reasonable accommodations are determined on individual need, based on assessment test scores and/or appropriate documentation of a learning disability. For more information, interested students should contact the DSPS Office at (209) 954-5151, ext. 6272, stop by DeRicco 234, or visit the web site at: www.deltacollege.edu/department/disability-support-programs-services.

Library Services

Goleman Library - (209) 954-5139
San Joaquin Delta College Goleman Library has a collection of more than 100,000 volumes and provides a variety of learning resources to students, including reference assistance, instruction, a periodical collection, reserve books, textbooks, media materials, listening stations, and photo-copying equipment. The library has a variety of electronic online databases and offers internet access. Visit the web site at: www.deltacollege.edu/department/library

Mobility/Health Services

Danner Hall, Room 101 - (209) 954-5078
Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) provides limited assistance to students with a verified mobility impairment (based on individual functional limitations) who requires help navigating the campus for academic purposes. Students must meet with a DSPS counselor to request services and provide medical documentation of their disability. Appointments are scheduled two weeks in advance.

Mobility/Health Services also provides limited first aid to any individual who becomes ill or injured while on campus. If you need first aid, go immediately to the Mobility/Health Services Office located in Danner Hall, Room 101, or contact Campus Police at (209) 954-5000 or by using a Blue Emergency Phone located on campus.

Police Services

Stockton Campus, Lourn Phelps Police Services Building, (209) 954-5000 (Voice/TDD)
Location - across from the Shima-1 parking lot

South Campus at Mountain House Police Services Sub-Station, (209) 954-5000 (Voice/TDD)
Location - Building 202 across from the Administration Office

The San Joaquin Delta College Police Department is part of a team effort to ensure students can pursue their educational interests in a safe environment. We are committed to the philosophy of community-oriented policing and providing outstanding customer service. Having your trust and confidence is paramount.

The Mission of the San Joaquin Delta College Police Department is to provide high quality, economical, and responsive services to our campus community.

Core Values

  • Diversity - a commitment to engage, respect, and give equal treatment to all in our organization and community.
  • Integrity - actions are based on honor to create ethical character and a positive reputation.
  • Teamwork - a process built upon common focus, flexibility, cooperation, communication, and the sharing of risk, responsibility and reward.
  • Innovation - demonstrating ‘a civic entrepreneurial spirit by generating new ideas and better ways of doing things and engaging in reasonable risk.
  • Respect - the obligation to treat all with civility by listening, comprehending, empathizing, and valuing opinions and perspectives.
  • Responsive Customer Service - meeting needs in a timely, proactive, courteous, and responsive manner by delivering on promises and commitments beyond expectations.
  • Trust - actions, information and communication are accurate, consistent, open and honest to maintain credibility.

You may contact the Police Department by using one of the following phones:

  • Emergency Blue Phone (located throughout the campus) OR
  • Dial ext. 5000 or 911 from any campus telephone OR
  • Dial (209) 954-5000 from your cellular phone or from off campus

San Joaquin Delta College Police Officers are sworn peace officers of the State of California and are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities. They meet the selection and training requirements set forth by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training under State of California Penal Code Section 13510(a).

In addition, the Police Department is staffed by non-sworn P.O.S.T Certified Dispatchers, Campus Safety Officers, and Student Service Officers.

Crime Prevention and Crime Reporting

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is student and employee awareness of their environment and a true collaboration between law enforcement and the public. It is the willingness to look out for one another and to report suspicious activities immediately to the San Joaquin Delta College Police Department. Students and employees must be aware of their surroundings and develop a perception of what seems out of place, or out of the ordinary. Do not take chances, what may appear harmless could be serious. Fortunately, the right attitude, actions and awareness can help protect you and your belongings.


One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of San Joaquin Delta College Police Department to inform students and staff, in a timely manner, of any criminal activity or security problems which may pose a reasonable threat to their physical safety. Such information will regularly be published and distributed to students, faculty and staff through several campus publications, in house memos or bulletins and electronic mail. Another critical element of a campus safety program is education. The Police Department, in conjunction with the Student Activities Office and the Department of Counseling, sponsor programs of various topics. The Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officer is available to speak at public events regarding crime prevention, or other topics as requested.

Safety Presentations

The San Joaquin Delta College Police Department provides informative Safety Presentations to all members of the Delta College community. The presentations range in time from 30 minutes to 80 minutes and can be modified to address a specific topic. Some of the most popular presentations we have done are “Surviving an Active Shooter Event”, “Police Department Services”, “Crime Prevention and Awareness”, and “Identity Theft”. Presentations are conducted year round upon request.

Crime Reporting

The San Joaquin Delta College Police Department prides itself on being community oriented in its crime prevention strategies. The most beneficial way of preventing crime is through the tips and watchful eye of an informed public. The following is how to report a crime on campus:

  1. Call the Police Department by using an Emergency Blue Phone or any campus phone and dial 911 or 5000 or call 954-5000 by cellular phone or off campus phone.
  2. Provide the dispatcher with what happened, where did it happen, and when did it happen
  3. Provide the dispatcher with suspect information and description
  4. Advise if a weapon was used or displayed
  5. Location of the suspect or direction of flight
  6. Advise if the suspect drove a car or bicycle or was on foot
  7. Advise if there are any injuries
  8. Stay on the phone until the dispatcher ends the call

It is extremely important that you give the dispatcher as much information as possible. The Dispatcher relays all of your information to the Police Officers who are “out in the field” responding to your call. It is imperative for the safety of the officers that you put as much detail into your report as possible, so they know exactly what they are responding to. Your assistance is always appreciated. The information that you provide assists in keeping San Joaquin Delta College a beautiful and safe environment for all.

Lost and Found

San Joaquin Delta College Police Department (209) 954-5000 (Voice/TDD)
Several hundred items of found property are turned in to the Police Department each year, most of which are never claimed by their rightful owners. Property that is marked with a name, address, Delta ID number, phone number, or driver’s license number can be returned to the owner if found and turned in to the Police Department. Owners of property with no identification should check with the Police Department in case it has been found.

Found property that is not claimed within ninety days will be disposed of by the Police Department in accordance with the law.

The Police Department is located on the north side of campus, across the street from the Shima 1 parking lot at the corner of District and Service Roads in the Lourn Phelps Police Services Building. Any person who loses property should check with the Police Department to see if it has been recovered.

Found Property will be released to owners between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Victims of Crime

Students who are victims of a crime, or witness a crime being committed should contact the San Joaquin Delta College Police Department as soon as possible. Time is essential when a crime has been committed or suspicious activity is occurring. The sooner the police are notified, the quicker the response will be. Persons who believe that a crime may be occurring, or who are suspicious that something may be wrong, should contact the Police Department immediately at (209) 954-5000 (Voice/TDD). The Police Department would rather respond to an innocent situation than be notified after an actual crime has been committed. Always be on the safe side and call.


The San Joaquin Delta College Police Department “Lock-out” services are available at no cost to vehicle owners who are locked out of their vehicles while parked on District property.

Transfer Center

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 219 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6219
The Career Transfer Center serves to facilitate a smooth transition to a four-year college or university through various transfer activities. Services include online admissions application workshops, transfer admission agreements, field trips, appointments with visiting university representatives and major preparation advising. The resource library includes a collection of college catalogs for two-year colleges, CSU, UC, and other universities. Course designed for transfer to the 4-year University: GUID 020 . The Career Transfer Center also hosts the annual Transfer Day and College Night programs each fall. For more information visit our web site, www.deltacollege.edu/department/career-transfer-center.

Math/Science Learning Center

Science and Math Building, Room 162 - (209) 954-5542
Tutoring in a supervised setting is offered to all students enrolled in a mathematics or science course. Students interested in working as tutors should contact the Math/Science Learning Center.

Music Lab/Library

Holt Building, Room 105, (209) 954-5250
The Music Lab/Library maintains a collection of audio recordings, musical scores and interactive computer software designed to meet the academic needs of each student enrolled in music courses. In addition, there are music listening stations and computer workstations with midi keyboards, as well as individual practice rooms available for students enrolled in music courses.

Pathways Center and ESL Lab

Holt Building, Room 201 - (209) 954-5297 and (209) 954-5352
The Pathways Center offers free tutoring support to students enrolled in READING 099A , READING 099B , READING 099C , ENG 078A , or ENG 078B  . The ESL Lab provides free tutoring for students enrolled in any Delta College ESL course. Students interested in working as tutors for the Pathway Center or the ESL Lab should go to Holt 201 or call one of the numbers above.

Tutor Services

  • Goleman Tutoring Center, Goleman Library, 1st Floor - (209) 954-5296
  • Pathways Center and ESL Lab, Holt Building, Room 201 - (209) 954-5297 and (209) 954-5352
  • Writing Success Center, Goleman Library, Room 222 - (209) 954-5192
  • Math/Science Learning Center, Science and Math Building, Room 162 - (209) 954-5542

For assistance with most academic subjects, students may obtain tutoring services free of charge in one of the campus learning centers. Students interested in serving as tutors should contact the learning centers.

Academic Teams

Delta Engineering/Engineering Technology Day

Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division, Holt Building, Room 140 - (209) 954-5230
This annual event is hosted by the San Joaquin Delta College Department of Engineering. The day includes drafting competitions for beginning and advanced students. Additionally, students are invited to participate in an engineering design competition or a robotics competition. The event includes a career orientation session. Awards are presented to students in a variety of categories. Participating students must attend high school in the Delta College service area.

Delta SkillsUSA Club

Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division, Holt Building, Room 140 - (209) 954-5230
The Delta College SkillsUSA Club offers regional, state, and national competition for Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. Students compete in CTE areas such as diesel equipment mechanics, drafting, air conditioning, machining, automotive mechanics, electrical, welding, and many others. Students must be enrolled in a course relating to the area in which they plan to compete. They must also join SkillsUSA at the national and state levels.

The Final Draft, Student Literary Magazine

Languages, Library, and Learning Resources Division, Goleman Library, Room 101 - (209) 954-5252
Delta College students are encouraged to submit original poetry, short fiction, essays, or artwork in various media. Students should take submissions to Goleman Library, Room 222, the Writing Success Center, and complete a release form. Students will be notified of acceptance in writing by The Final Draft staff, composed of faculty, tutors, and staff. The magazine is published at the end of the fall and spring semesters. A reading of The Final Draft literary works is also scheduled near the end of each semester. To serve on The Final Draft editorial and production staff, please inquire in the Writing Success Center, Goleman Library, Room 222.

Journalism and Mass Communications

Arts and Communication Division, Holt Building, Room 242 - (209) 954-5209
Mass Communication students learn all aspects of the rapidly changing field of multimedia, while retaining traditional values of objective, fair, and balanced reporting as well as opinion writing across a wide variety of media platforms. Classes are appropriate for any student wishing to improve his or her abilities to communicate with a mass audience. Ethical and legal standards are examined and emphasized. Majors in the field participate in preparing news stories for transmission on a variety of media platforms. Majors also participate in regional and state conferences of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, the largest organization of its kind in the United States. For more information about Journalism and Mass Communications, visit the college website: www.deltacollege.edu/program/journalism-mass-communication.

Livestock Judging Team

Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division, Holt 140 - (209) 954-5230
The San Joaquin Delta College Livestock Judging Team is nationally competitive and highly respected. Team members regularly receive university scholarships and employment opportunities. They learn livestock selection principles that are relevant to breeding and market animal selection as well as communication and decision-making skills that contribute to their educational and social development. The Livestock Judging Team attends numerous state and national competitions each year, and gains valuable insight, knowledge, and networking opportunities in the livestock industry while traveling as a team to practice and compete.

Livestock Show Team

Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division, Holt 140 - (209) 954-5230
The San Joaquin Delta College Livestock Show Team is designed to enhance animal husbandry skills associated with the marketing of livestock. Delta College students learn to select, feed, fit/groom and present beef cattle, sheep, and swine in a competitive market through hands-on experiences at the Delta College Farm in Manteca. Students travel and participate in livestock shows and expositions in California including the Big Fresno Fair and the Porterville Collegiate Livestock Shows. Students are also engaged in volunteering at shows in the local area. Through this class, team members gain valuable experience to develop skills needed in an educational and commercial environment.

Speech and Debate Team

Arts and Communication Division, Holt Building, Room 242 - (209) 954-5209
Students who become members of the Speech and Debate Team at San Joaquin Delta College participate in supervised inter-collegiate speech and debate tournaments throughout California and the nation. Students develop their individual talents and abilities in public speaking, interpreting literature, and formal debate which they accomplish through practice, competition, and analysis of judges’ critiques. Moreover, students develop a sense of team spirit and pride as they represent Delta College throughout the United States.

Arts and Entertainment

Delta Center for the Arts Box Office - (209) 954-5110
L.H. Horton Jr. Art Gallery - (209) 954-5507
Facility Booking Information - (209) 954-5427

Stockton’s Delta Center for the Arts at San Joaquin Delta College is a focal point for the arts in the San Joaquin Valley. The center includes:

  • Fully equipped production facilities, including a costume shop, scene shop with paint frame, chorus and ‘star’ dressing rooms, makeup room, and box office.
  • Recital Halls
  • Alfred H. Muller Studio Theater
  • Tillie Lewis Theater
  • Warren Atherton Auditorium
  • Radio/Television Media Center
  • L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery

The Warren Atherton Auditorium has 1,426-seats with a 60-foot proscenium. The Tillie Lewis Theater seats 393 and features a 40-foot proscenium. Both spaces are equipped with hydraulic pit lifts and fly systems. The Muller Studio Theater is a black box space seating up to 110, with a fixed grid. All three theaters are equipped with modern lighting, sound and projection systems.

The 2,000 square-foot L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery schedules art exhibits and juried shows throughout the year. Exhibits feature established and emerging artists from throughout the region and around the world.

With over 60,000 guests annually, the Delta Center for the Arts is a hub of activity for the campus and community. Students at San Joaquin Delta College perform regularly on its stages in recitals, concerts and plays. Ensembles from the Departments of Music and Dance produce a variety of events including jazz concerts, band concerts, choral concerts and dance recitals. The Department of Drama produces a series of shows that appeal to a variety of audiences, including musicals, plays and theater for children.

In addition to supporting the college’s academic programs, the Delta Center for the Arts has played host to numerous internationally acclaimed artists, cultural figures, and world leaders, including Margaret Thatcher and Shimon Perez, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and General Norman Schwartzkopf. Musically, performers representing all genres have appeared here, including the Yellow Jackets, Poncho Sanchez, Kenny Werner, the Big Phat Band and Kurt Elling, just to name a few. The Stockton Symphony calls the center home too. Throughout the year, they perform a season of Classical and Pops concerts in Atherton Auditorium.

Associated Students of Delta College (ASDC)

Shima Building, Room 101D - (209) 954-5484, FAX - (209) 954-3743
The Associated Students of Delta College advocates for students and provides student life programs that represent the diversity of the college. See the web site: www.deltacollege.edu/department/associated-students


  • Student Identification card photographs
  • Assistance with the grievance or complaint process
  • Information about campus and community resources

Bicycle Lockers

Shima Building, Room 101 - (209) 954-5100
Bicycle lockers for students and staff are available through the Student Activities Office, Shima Building, Room 101. A $10.00 deposit is required.


Danner Hall - (209) 954-5085
The Delta College Bookstore is owned and operated by the San Joaquin Delta Community College District. In addition to textbooks required by the faculty, the Bookstore also stocks a large selection of snacks and drinks, engineering and art supplies, general school supplies, clothing, and gift items.

Book Buy-Back

The Bookstore’s commitment to students is to buy back as many books at the end of each semester as can potentially be resold the following term, usually over 80% of book titles.

Students may sell back books any time, but the best price is offered during the last week of the term for those books that are needed the next immediate semester. Books sold back at ANY OTHER TIME will be bought back for a used book dealer and only at the “wholesale” prices listed in the dealer’s catalog.

  • During the last week of each semester, the Bookstore will pay up to 50% of the purchase price on all copies NEEDED on campus for the following semester - regardless where purchased.
  • Books bought back are then re-priced USED and made available for the next semester at 75% of the current new price.
  • Discontinued books may still have a “wholesale” value, if the edition is current. The Bookstore buys these books for a USED BOOK company that resells them to other schools. “Wholesale” values are approximately 25% of the original new price.

The following are reasons the Bookstore may not buy back certain titles:

  • Faculty changes text for the following term;
  • Publisher changes editions of text; or
  • The Bookstore may be overstocked on a particular title.

Book Refunds/Exchanges

Please see Bookstore’s website for details.

  • First week of each semester (fall and spring): Full refund according to policy.
  • Second week of each semester (fall and spring): Refund only with proof of dropped class and according to policy.
  • Summer session: First week only and according to policy.
  • Late starting six-week classes: Return books within two (2) days of start date. No refunds on classes less than six weeks.
  • Cancelled classes: Return books within five (5) business days from the cancel date.

See Book Buy-Back policy below for books purchased from previous semesters.

To receive a refund, a student must provide:

  • Cash register receipt; and
  • Class schedule; and
  • Valid identification.

To receive a full refund, new books must be in perfect condition. Otherwise, returns are subject to a 25% reduction. The Bookstore reserves the right to make a determination on the condition of books. Workbooks, study guides, syllabi, etc., are only eligible for refunds if returned new and unused. Online bundles with software and access codes are not refundable. There is no refund on supplies, non-required books, plays, software, or electronics.

Textbook Rentals

The Bookstore offers textbook rentals. Students must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • possess a valid credit card that does not expire prior to the end of the current semester
  • possess a valid Delta ID number
  • complete the “textbook Rental Agreement” at the store or register online and pick up the order after one hour or have it shipped to their home

Textbooks that are available for rent will be noted in the price section of the bookstore website and on the shelf tag in the bookstore.

Failure to Return Rentals:

If students fail to return the Rented Materials by the Due Date (see Bookstore’s website for details) or return them in an unsalable condition, students will be charged the Replacement Fee to their credit card on file. The Replacement Fee is 75% of the retail book price. The Delta College Bookstore is not responsible for reminding students of the Rental Return Due Date. Returns will not be accepted after the Rental Return Due Date. After the Replacement Fee is paid, the book belongs to the student. The Replacement Fee is in addition to the original Rental Fee.

Damaged Rental:

If a rented textbook is deemed too damaged for re-rental (e.g., water damage, missing pages, excessive highlighting, underlining or marking, etc.), students will be charged 75% of the retail book price plus applicable sales tax.


Students are responsible if a rental book is not returned by the appropriate time or is not in re-rental condition.

Visit the website at bookstore.deltacollege.edu for more information and to purchase or rent textbooks online.

Students are strongly encouraged to bring their class schedules to the Bookstore and shop early for best selection of lower-priced used books.

The Bookstore accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Debit Cards. THE BOOKSTORE DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKS.

Lactation Room

A lactation room is available for students, faculty, and staff in the Child Development Center, Room 105.

Student Activities

Shima Building, Room 101C - (209) 954-5100, FAX (209) 954-3743
The Office of Student Activities provides services and activities that support student life and student development at Delta College. The Office of Student Activities works closely with the Associated Students of Delta College (ASDC) to coordinate campus events and leadership opportunities for students. For more information, visit the website: www.deltacollege.edu/department/office-student-activities.


  • Information and support for clubs
  • Locker assignments
  • Bicycle locker assignments
  • Posting approval
  • Club registration
  • Facility reservations for clubs
  • Campus activities
  • Leadership development

Student Handbook

The Delta College Student Handbook is available on the college website. It includes important information for students including the College Calendar, policies and regulations, and other important information helpful for student success.

Career Center

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 219 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6338
The Career Transfer Center provides services for students interested in career information and/or transferring to a four-year university. Students are introduced to the career life planning process, activities and resources that support informed decision-making. Resource library includes computerized resources and various printed materials.

Courses designed for Career Life Planning:

GUID 030 Career Self-Assessment  

GUID 031 Career Exploration  

GUID 032 Career Information Interviewing  

GUID 033 Job Seeking Skills  

GUID 034 Extended Activities I: Researching Career Options  

GUID 035 Extended Activities II: Choosing a Career Path  

GUID 036 Extended Activities III: Resources for Program Completion  

For more information, visit our web site, www.deltacollege.edu/department/career-transfer-center.

Career Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce Development

Administration Building, Room 102F - (209) 954-5093
The Office of Career Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce Development provide resources to the college’s faculty to improve the delivery of concepts and to engage in state-of-the-art applications of CTE course content. The target is to increase the number of students that are successfully retained and complete CTE programs. In a similar manner, we strive to bridge and collaborate with industry and businesses to provide a high skilled workforce to our community and state.

For CTE programs information visit: www.deltacollege.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/cte-transitions or email cte@deltacollege.edu

CTE Workforce Development Center

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 208 - (209) 954-5728
The CTE Workforce Development Center is designed to assist current students and recent graduates of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs to advance in academic achievements to professional success. In addition, by empowering the connections and support between faculty, CTE students, and employers, the Workforce Development Center aids in the advancement of our workforce, leading to high-demand, high-wage jobs with technical skill attainment. 

Career preparation and job development is the focus in work-based learning student services:

  • Skills and Needs Assessment
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume Development
  • Cover Letter Development
  • Mock Interview
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Career Fair Information
  • Career Portfolio Development
  • Industry Events
  • Employment Resource Referrals

Workforce Development Center assists employers with the main workforce contact and centralized ofice to employer services:

  • CTE Program and Site Tours
  • Classroom Recruitment Assistance
  • Job Board Announcement
  • Pre-screening Applicants
  • Interview Accommodation
  • Training Resource
  • On-campus Job Fair
  • Intership Development
  • Job-Shadow Development
  • Volunteers

Occupational Work Experience Program

Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division Office, Holt  Building, Room 140 - (209) 954-5230
The Occupational Work Experience (OWE) Program is designed for students enrolled in a course related to their specific job duties while working at a business, industry, or government work site. These duties may be completed as a paid employee or a non-paid volunteer. The OWE Program provides students an opportunity to develop marketable skills, abilities, attitudes, and work habits appropriate to successful employment in a career field. Students acquire sufficient career knowledge to enable them to develop an occupational education plan consistent with their career goals. Students enrolled in the OWE Program may earn one to four (1-4) units of general elective college credit per semester. Students may earn a total of 16 units from the program. Once the student has reached the 16-unit limit, the student is no longer eligible for the program. For more information, contact the Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division office.

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a Delta College course or courses and be working as a paid employee or non-paid volunteer at a business, industry, or government work site. This course must be in a discipline related to the work experience and may be taken concurrently or may have been taken in the semester immediately prior. Job duties at the work site must be related to at least one of the disciplines listed on the Occupational Work Experience web site: www.deltacollege.edu/academics-divisions/applied-science-business-technology/occupational-work-experience-owe.

Workforce Training Institute (Community Education)

Locke Building, Room 107 - (209) 954-5045
The Workforce Training Institute offers a wide variety of affordable short-term, not-for-credit, fee-based workshops, seminars, and training programs designed to meet the needs of our community. Workshops and programs are offered during the fall, spring, and summer terms, in the evenings and on weekends. Workshops and programs may be developed by special request for businesses, community groups, or other organizations. Also see “Workshops and Programs for Adults

Workshops and Programs for Adults

Locke Building, Room 107 - (209) 954-5045
Workshops and Programs for Adults provides a varied array of opportunities for personal growth, health and fitness, professional development, skill improvement, cultural enrichment, and recreational enjoyment. The schedule of Community Education workshops, including Workshops and Programs for Adults, is published each term. For detailed information about Workshops and Programs for Adults, the current workshop schedule, and registration information, call or visit the web site: www.deltacollege.edu/program/workshops-adults.

WorkNet Center

DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 208 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6300
The WorkNet Center provides computers, internet access, telephones, fax machines, copiers, and staff who can assist with job search needs. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kids College - Academic and Enrichment Workshops for Children and Teens

Locke Building, Room 107 - (209) 954-5015
Kids College provides educational opportunities designed to meet the needs and interests of youth. The program offers children and teens, ages 3-17, the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic and enrichment workshops on the Delta College campus in Stockton. Kids College offers a variety of workshops in the areas of Academic Skills and Creative Learning, Arts and Crafts, Computers and Photography, Cooking, Dance and Movement, Foreign Language, Music, Personal Pursuits, Science and Engineering, Sports and Fitness, and Theatre, Acting, and Performance. Workshops are designed to excite students about learning, develop meaningful skills or hobbies, and provide an opportunity to explore possible career choices. Not-for-credit workshops are offered after school, on Saturdays, during school vacations, or by special request. A new schedule of Community Education offerings, including Kids College workshops, is published each fall, spring, and summer term. For detailed information about Kids College, the current workshop schedule, and registration information, call or visit the web site: www.deltacollege.edu/program/kids-college.

Learning in Retirement - Stockton Institute for Continued Learning (SICL)

Holt Building, Room 123 - (209) 954-5045
The Stockton Institute for Continued Learning (SICL) is a member-run learning-in-retirement program for mature adults that holds classes on the Delta College campus and also conducts off-campus tours each semester. Membership is open to all older adults in the Delta College region. Membership dues are $25 per semester and members may attend as many of the programs offered by SICL as they wish. This is a membership-run organization that welcomes and encourages active participation of all involved. For more information on SICL, visit the website: www.deltacollege.edu/department/stockton-institute-continued-learning.

Middle College High School

Holt Building, Room 208 - (209) 954-5790
Middle College High School, a collaboration between Lodi Unified School District and San Joaquin Delta College, is located on the Stockton campus. The high school serves academically proficient students in grades nine through twelve. Recruitment focuses on students who are historically underserved in four-year colleges, first in the family to attend college, and those who may be at risk of not performing to their potential in a large high school setting. The school’s mission is to provide a supportive, academically challenging program that enables students to experience quality college preparatory high school education with direct access to college opportunities, fostering development of independence and success in college and careers. The school is a California Distinguished School and a National Blue Ribbon School.

Online Learning

San Joaquin Delta College offers a number of courses and programs online via the Internet. Numerous online course sections are scheduled each fall and spring semester, and during the summer term. Students access these courses from their own computer and, in most cases, on-campus attendance is not required. Online courses offer an attractive option to those who work full-time, have children to care for during the day, or who live too far from campus to conveniently commute. This option also appeals to those who simply like the online learning environment.

Courses that replace some in-class time with online work are termed hybrid. Fully online courses (those that do not have any on-campus meetings) are referred to as online. The method of instruction to be used is noted in the Schedule of Classes.

Advanced computer skills are not required to enroll in these courses, but students should be familiar with basic operations such as email, copy-and-paste, attaching files (to an email message, for example), using a word processor, and how to navigate through the Web using a Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Delta College promotes and ensures academic honesty in online courses in several ways. Courses are held in password protected online environments that provide the instructor and students with tools to share information, collaborate, discuss, and evaluate learning. Tools such as Turnitin.com are used to teach online students to value and practice academic honesty.

To view a list of online classes, refer to the Schedule of Classes on the college website at www.deltacollege.edu.

Regional Education

Delta College provides education at various regional sites and via the Internet. Regional education offers you the opportunity to complete most or all course work beyond a Stockton campus classroom, in a local community classroom, or in your own home on your own time.

Several modes of instruction are utilized for Regional Education:

  • Off Campus Courses (live off-campus)
  • Distance Learning (online classes via the Internet)

Delta College also offers a selection of classes at the Manteca Center, the South Campus at Mountain House, and other facilities throughout the District. See the Schedule of Classes for offerings at regional sites.

Small Business Development Center

56 S. Lincoln St. Stockton, CA - (209) 954-5089
Through free and confidential business consulting and affordable training, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) assists existing businesses to be competitive in a complex marketplace and helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership. Assistance includes business planning and management, financial management, marketing, loan feasibility and preparation, and access to a variety of resources. The SBDC operates an affordable virtual incubator providing home-based businesses, satellite offices, and emerging businesses part-time office use, a business address, mailbox, and access to all SBDC services.

Voter Registration

Voter registration materials are available for students who wish to register to vote in the following offices: Admissions and Records, Financial Aid and Veterans Services, Student Activities, College Bookstore, and the Counseling Center.