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. Please visit the official site of the Delta College Mustangs - Department of Athletics at www.deltacollegeathletics.com
The Mustangs compete in the Big 8 conference, which is arguably the best in California. Six teams in the conference have recently won a State Championship. With a FieldTurf synthetic surface, 300 stadium seats, 80’ dugouts, and full plyo wall, Nick Cecchetti Field is among the finest facilities in junior college baseball. Since 2008, the San Joaquin Delta College baseball program has established itself as one of the best junior college programs in the nation. It currently has produced the most NCAA Division Players of any JC in the country. Delta has been to seven of the last ten California Community College Final Fours. The trips included two State Championships in 2011 and 2018 and three State Runner Up finishes in 2009, 2014 and 2015. Delta has been in the Perfect Game National Rankings eight times, produced 30 professional players, and over 100 NCAA division 1 transfers, and 16 All Americans. Head Coach, Reed Peters, has been recognized as the Junior College National Coach of the Year in 2018, and Regional Coach of the Year three times.
Men’s basketball has made eleven appearances in the Sweet 16, four appearances in the Elite Eight, two in the Final Four, and earned nine conference championships over the past 20 seasons. More importantly, well over 150 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.
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 thirteen of the past twenty seasons and have advanced to the California state Elite Eight Tournament twelve times in the past 20 years. In 2006, 2009 and 2022, they were state runner-up and in 2014, 2015, 2019, and 2022 they made the Final Four in California. The 2020 team finished with the best record in program history (29-1), won the Big 8 Championship and finished the season as the #1 ranked team in California before Covid-19 shut down the State Tournament. In 2022 the Mustangs were Big 8 Champions once again, finished with a 33-3 record, and advanced to the State Championship Game. The most important statistic is the 97% graduation rate since 1997. Participants in this elite program improve skills academically and athletically and have the opportunity to earn scholarships. Over 90 athletes have earned basketball scholarships and transferred to a four-year university to continue their playing careers.
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 Hummel has helped get the program off to a solid start. In 2019 the team had their first doubles team qualify for the State Tournament.
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 is 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 meet for the first time in ten years and have qualified individuals to state every year thereafter. In 2013, 2015, and 2019. In 2021 the women’s teams qualified for the state meet finishing 12th. In the same year the women captured the Big 8 championship team title for the first time in 20 years. Both men and women had individual Big 8 champions as well. 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 multiple conference championships, bowl appearances and bowl championships. The Mustangs were 2001 Shrine Bowl Champions, 2004 Holiday Bowl Champions, 2008 Hawaiian Punch Bowl Champions, 2011 Togo’s Bowl Champion, 2012 Silicon Valley Bowl Champions, and in 2015 they were the Gridiron Classic Bowl Champions. Mustang football student-athletes continue to earn and accept full ride scholarships to major universities each year.
Golf (Men and Women)
Delta College men’s golf teams have gone on to be league champions ten of the last twenty-four seasons. In 1990 and 1997, the teams placed second at state championships and competed in the state championships in 2010 with multiple individual players over the years advancing to State Championships. 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 2012 the women’s team advanced to the State Championship and one of the players set a Northern California Regional playoff record. In 2013, the women’s team had its first all-state player and several players advancing individually to the State Championship. In 2019 and 2021, the women’s team finished 8th at the State Championships. Delta College looks forward to the continued growth of men’s and women’s golf.
The start of 2022 marks Joshua Bradley’s 9th season as head coach of Delta College men’s soccer. In 2019 the team was ranked 5th in the state and 12th in the nation, competing in Norcal Regional Final. The 2018 season was again one for the record books. ranked 8th in the state, boasting a final record of 14-3-4, and finished in the top 20 of the nation. In 2017 the team finished with one of their best records since 1999 and their first playoff appearance in 18 years. The program continues to grow and compete on the national level and looks forward to seeing what the recruiting class of 2022 will bring to the field. The Delta 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 is a powerful soccer program in the Big 8 Conference, winning their first ever conference championship in 2018.
Adrienne Sorenson recently completed her twelfth season as Head Coach of the women’s soccer team. In fall of 2021, the program won their second consecutive Big 8 Conference Championship title and set the program record for winning percentage (.955%) with a 20-0-2 overall final record along with the program record for goals scored in a season (100). During both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the team finished in the Final Four in the CCCAA State Championships. In 2019, the team set numerous program bests including most wins (23) and a 7th place ranking in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. The area is rich in soccer talent and Coach Sorenson has built strong partnerships with coaches and programs in the greater central valley to build a powerful soccer program. Delta is the only California community college to appear in the top 10 United Soccer Coaches Association final national ranking in the last three consecutive seasons. Since Sorenson took over the program in fall of 2010, the team has qualified for the post-season every season from 2011 to the present. In fall 2016, the program opened a state of the art soccer only turf complex, and from that season forward has gone deep into the post season with four State Elite 8 appearances, back to back Final 4 appearances, and back to back Big 8 Conference Championship titles, including winning the first inaugural Big 8 Conference tournament in 2021. Many of the women have received athletic scholarships to play at Division I and Division II schools, including Fresno State University, San Diego State University, New Mexico State University, Cal State Stanislaus, San Francisco State and many others. The student-athletes leave Delta College with an appreciation for the blend of athletics and academics required to be successful.
In 2019, Delta won the Big 8 Championship and finished 4th in the state. The 2017 Delta Squad won the Big 8 Championship, was 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 fifteen seasons, the Lady Mustangs have won conference championships three times, competed in the state tournament five times, earning 2nd and two 4th 5th and 7th 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 runners-up and in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 they finished in the Elite Eight of the state championships.
Swimming/Diving (Men and Women)
Michael Maroney has been at the helm of the Delta’s men’s and women’s swim team since 2008. During his tenure, Delta has continued the school’s storied history of producing some of the finest swimmers in the State. On Maroney’s watch, Delta has produced 10 State Champions, three state meet high-point award winners, 22 Big 8 Champions, and 1 national record. Maroney is accompanied by Todd Herrington, Nate Leroy, Robert Wimberley (Diving), Nate Varosh, and Taitum Herrington on staff. The group is dedicated to creating a spirt of competition and pushing the Delta athletes to meet their potential. In 2018, Wimberley won State Dive Coach of the year honors, while Leroy was given the title of Big 8 Swim Coach of the Year in 2017. Maroney is a seven time All-American in swimming and water polo, and has held the sprint freestyle school records at all schools he attended. In 1992, Maroney became the first swimmer in University of the Pacific’s history to break the 20 second mark in the 50 Free. He was also honored with All-Big West Conference Teams in both sports, and captain the 1992 water polo & 1993 swim teams at University of the Pacific. Michael is married to Stockton-native Sherrie Hammer, and father to his step-son Robert Patrick III, and his three sons; Tyler, Connor, Clay who each have played and swam at Delta College for their dad.
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. In the 2021 season, the teams had multiple top ranked athletes and a few who are on track to have record breaking seasons. Under Head Coach Lauryn Seales and Les Anthony II, the programs are growing and thriving.
The women’s volleyball team has been a perennial powerhouse in California for the past 30 years and has recorded an 80% won/loss record. During that time, they recorded first place finishes in their conference 19 times, second place seven times, and third place seven times. They have participated in the prestigious California State Championships on 20 occasions. The team had a tremendous season in 2017, finishing 2nd in the CCCAA State Championships. Under Head Coach Molly Hummel (2015, 2016 and 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 at the University of the Pacific, CSU Long Beach, CSU Fresno, University of Oregon, UNLV, Cal-Poly SLO, University of Pittsburgh, CSU East Bay, CSU Stanislaus, 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. Participation in the program is highly competitive.
Water Polo (Men)
Delta men’s water polo has one of the richest histories in Northern California. The program has produced three USA Water Polo Hall of Famers and countless team titles and championships. Since Michael Maroney took over the program in the Fall of 2009, he has produced four Big 8 Conference titles (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), and four Big 8 MVP’s. During the five-year span between 2013-2017, Delta teams were ranked in the State final top 4 ranking three times and were never ranked lower than 8th. Maroney has a collegiate coaching record of 402-338 over 19 seasons. He founded three different college teams; University of the Pacific (Women) 1993, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi (Men-club) 1996, and Hartwick College (Women) 1999. He also coached at the California Maritime Academy, and the UOP men’s team from 2003-2007 before taking over for the Mustangs. Maroney is one of the few coaches to win the USA Water Polo Coach of the Year awards in three different zones: Southwest Zone (‘98,’99), Northeast Zone (‘02), and California Central Valley (‘05). He has also been named Coach of the Year by the College Water Polo Association (2000, 2001, 2002), the East Coast Athletic Association (2002), and Big 8 Conference (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). From 1997-1999 Maroney was on the USA National Junior Team coaching staff and traveled international for trainings and competitions during that span.
Water Polo (Women)
Delta women’s water polo team has become a perennial contender for the CCCAA State Championship and a household name in Collegiate Women’s Water Polo. The team advanced to the CCCAA Final Four five of the last six seasons, putting the stamp on the team’s culture and core values that drive athletic success. The team continues to strive into dominance not only in the pool but in the classroom and beyond Delta College. Over 90% of Delta Women Water Polo Players transfer to a four-year institution and continue their playing careers while competing for their future with hard earned academics. Since 2015, 24 Lady Mustangs have moved on to play at NCAA Water Polo at institutions including CSU East Bay, Sonoma State, CSU Long Beach, UC Davis, CSU Monterey Bay, Wagner College, Chapman University, Cal Lutheran, San Diego State and more. This program is rooted in history, culture, and the desire to become the best people we can be every chance we get to work at it.
Michael Sandler has been the wrestling coach since 1992. During those 30 years the Mustangs have had 74 state qualifiers, 40 state placers, 3 state champions, 24 All-Americans, and 35 Academic All-Americans. In 2019 Greg Viloira became our first undefeated State Champion and was the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. During Coach Sandler’s time at the helm, the Mustangs have placed in the top twenty every year with three top ten places finishing in the top 8 twice. Over those 30 years, the wrestling program has had 10 wrestlers go on to wrestle at all levels of NCAA and qualify for their conference championship and their national tournament. Three have become All-Americans at their respective level.
DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151 ext. 6150
AFFIRM is a program designed to increase the retention and transfer rate for students of African descent, 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 educational planning. The AFFIRM program seeks to educate our students by intentional and direct scholastic programing. In addition, we expose our scholars to educational events and university programs, including cultural events, leadership opportunities, and more. An essential component to the success of the AFFIRM Program is the collaboration between students, parents, and community members, as well as the dedicated faculty and staff of San Joaquin Delta Community College.
- Be a full-time student
- 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
DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 204 - (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.
DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 209 - (209) 954-5151 ext. 6209
The CalWORKs Program at Delta College provides services to students receiving cash assistance from the Human Servies Agency (HSA). Our purpose is to support student-parents in progressing toward their county-approved plan while ensuring their success in achieving their educational and career goals. While we work closely with our HSA partners, we are employees of the College and are funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
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 auxiliary aides (accommodations) are based on individual functional and/or educational limitations as supported by documentation from 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 and completing the New Student Group Advising (NSGA) session. Students requiring accommodations for NSGA should contact DSPS at least two days in advance.
Disability verification must be submitted for the initial intake appointment to 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, stop by DSPS or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan early and schedule counseling appointments two weeks in advance. For more information, visit our website at www.deltacollege.edu/department/disability-support-programs-services.
- Accommodated Testing
- Adaptive/Assistive Computer Technology and Instruction
- Adapted Learning Transition to Work Courses (ALTW) Non-Credit Courses
- Adapted Physical Education Classes (through Physical Education Department)
- Alternate Formatting
- Campus/Community Liaison
- Computer Lab with Assistive Technology
- Equipment Loan
- Learning Skills Courses (LS)
- Mobility and Furniture Accommodations
- Specialized Counseling
- 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. Tutoring and small group instruction are available to assist students in developing language proficiency.
Equity-Minded Honors Program
The Equity-Minded Honors Program offers academic leadership and service opportunities through deeper exploration of academic topics, learning through self-discovery and independent investigation, and association with a motivated community committed to the continual pursuit of a higher level of scholarship, knowledge, character development, community service, societal improvement, and greater understanding. For more information, please visit the Equity-Minded Honors Program website: https://www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/academic-support-programs-and-communities/equity-minded-honors-program.
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. EOPS may admit a small number of students with as few as nine units. 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 website 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
- Transportation Assistance
- Outreach and Enrollment Assistance
- Academic Progress Monitoring and Intervention Services
- Transfer Advising
- University Transfer-Related Workshops
- University Campus Tours
- 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 (including supply grants)
- Campus Meal Cards
- Campus and Community Resource Referral
- Emergency Auto Repair Reimbursement
- Special Workshops and Activities
- CARE courses designed for single parents: COUN 18A , COUN 18B , and COUN 18C . 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 20 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.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a financial aid program which provides on-campus part-time employment and an opportunity to earn money needed to attend college. Students apply for Federal Work Study and all other types of financial assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may apply on the web at https://studentaid.gov/.
International Student Program
DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6126
Detailed admission information is available online at https://www.deltacollege.edu/academics/international-student-program/international-students-admissions or from the Delta Connect Center located in the DeRicco Student Services Building. 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.
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 on the College website and in the 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.
- Designated Student Study Center
- Academic Counseling and Advising
- Transfer Assistance
- Professional Development Workshops
- Career Advising
- University and Industry Tours
- Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
- Summer Research Opportunities
Pathway to Law Program
- Website and Program Application: www.deltacollege.edu/program/pathway-law
- Counselor Contacts: Shaun Suy (email@example.com) and Bruce Eigbrett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Faculty Contacts: Joel Blank (email@example.com), Steven McCarty (firstname.lastname@example.org), David Terry (email@example.com)
- Librarian Contacts: Josefina Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Law Department Website: www.deltacollege.edu/program/law
- Law, Public Policy, and Society Program Contact: Steven McCarty (email@example.com)
- Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Program Contacts: Fred Galves (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Steven McCarty (email@example.com)
- Pre-Law Studies Program Contact: Steven McCarty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Social Justice Studies Program Contacts: Evan Wade (email@example.com) and Steven McCarty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interested in pursuing a law-related education and/or a law-related career? Consider joining San Joaquin Delta College’s award-winning Pathway to Law program. Pathway to Law program students major in any major on campus, and they have a variety of education and career goals; however, they are all united with a desire to learn more about law and its role in society.
San Joaquin 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., arts, 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). While many students major in Administration of Justice, Business, Political Science, and a variety of other majors, many major or double major in one or more of the Law Department’s programs, including the following:
In 2019-2020, San Joaquin Delta College’s Pathway to Law program was honored with the prestigious Education Pipeline Award, which represents the first time that a community college program received the statewide award that was originally created by the State Bar of California (the licensing organization for attorneys in California). Additionally, the SJDCTA’s Social Justice and Equity Committee received the prestigious 2019-2020 Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award, partially for their work with the Pathway to Law program. Students regularly earn scholarships reserved for Pathway to Law students, including the local Honorable Franklin Stephenson Memorial Scholarship, the San Joaquin Delta College of Law’s Law Pathway Scholarship, and the statewide Ruthe Catolico Ashley California LAW Scholarship, and they receive a variety of benefits as detailed below.
- 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 can 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 68V or LAW 68V 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 through an annual summit and other events hosted by California LAW, INC. (see https://calawpathways.org/pathways-to-law-summit/).
- 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 and legal research databases 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 and opportunities.
- 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 (e.g., LAW 35A ).
- Waived Fees and Special Attention for Eligible Transfer and Law School Applications: Waived application fees at partner law schools 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).
- Benefits through a Regional MOU and regional partnerships with local institutions, such as Humphreys University and the University of the Pacific (see 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 Mock Trial Team and course (LAW 20 ), the Pathway to Law Scholars Council, the Business and Entrepreneur Club, the Politics, Society, and Law Club, and the Speech and Debate Team.
- 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 of Achievement , 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 San Joaquin Delta College Pathway to Law Scholar and should receive emails related to the above opportunities and more. New Pathway to Law Scholars 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. New Pathway to Law students should also consider enrolling in the LAW 35A Pathway to Law Program Seminar: Orientation course, as well as the COUN 35B Pathway to Law Program Seminar: College Success and Counseling course for academic support and the LAW 20 Mock Trial Team course to join the Mock Trial Team.
Puente - Bridge to Success
DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6267
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. 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.
- Must be a new or current student
- 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 to develop living skills in math, reading, health, and community integration. Courses are limited.
Basic Needs Center
Danner Hall, Room 202
The Basic Needs Center serves as a physical and virtual hub to support students in their educational journey to access essential services and resources that include, but are not limited to, food, housing, clothing, financial, and access to wellness and mental health services. The Basic Needs Center will open in Fall 2022!
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center (CDC) provides quality State Preschool, early childhood education and childcare services for children of eligible families. Priority is given to eligible Delta College students and staff. The Center provides services to children 18 months through 5 years of age; and follows the academic calendar of the campus.
The Center and office are 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. A waiting list is maintained for each school year. 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.
The Center, licensed and funded by the State of California for 144 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, insuring inclusion and success for all. The Center provides a learning environment for students of Delta College, and other community members.
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. Counseling and Special Services increase student access and success by providing new student orientation sessions, education planning and counseling/advising services. General college orientation as well as specialized counseling classes and 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
Delta Connect Center
DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6149
The purpose of the Delta Connect Center at San Joaquin Delta College is to assist students with the application process for college, financial aid, orientation, counseling, and other support services to help them reach their educational goals. Other services include, but are not limited to, helping students understand their placement, connect with Counselors, Student Success Coaches, transfer center, the library, tours, and career services.
Dreamers Success Center
Holt Building, Room 201 - (209) 353-3151
The Dreamers Success Center supports students who are Undocumented, of Immigrant Status, AB 540, and/or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients by offering student support services, including free legal and counseling services. For more information, email the Dreamers Success Center at email@example.com or visit the web site: www.deltacollege.edu/department/undocumented-students-resources-dreamer-success-center
Empowerment Resource Center
Danner Hall, Room 202 - (209) 954-5836
The Empowerment Resource Center at Delta College houses two programs for currently enrolled students:
- The Guardian Scholars Program is for current or former foster youth.
- The Phoenix Project supports students who were formerly incarcerated or in custody.
- Support for buying textbooks
- School Supplies
- Student lounge space for students to study, relax, take breaks, and meet other students
- One-on-one support and advising
- Community-building events and activities
- Workshops, programs, and other activities
- Referrals to campus and community resources
In addition, the Empowerment Resource Center offers two community programs:
- Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program – for current or prospective resource guardians/families (formerly known as foster parents). We partner with the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA) to offer required trainings to become an approved resource family for children in out-of-home care. Additionally, we offer a community of support to help families continue offering welcoming and loving homes.
- Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success/Independent Living Program (YESS/ILP) empowers current and former foster youth to successfully transition into self-sufficiency and adulthood. YESS/ILP 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/ILP classes and receive benefits.
Facility Rental and Reservations
Holt Building, Room 242 - (209) 954-5427 / www.deltacollege.edu/student-life/delta-center-arts/rental-information
Most 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.
DeRicco Student Services Building - (209) 954-5115
Grants, student loans, scholarships and work-study jobs are available to qualified Delta College students. Information is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Department, and on the Delta College website at https://www.deltacollege.edu/department/financial-aid-scholarships. All students needing financial assistance while attending Delta College are urged to apply via https://studentaid.gov/. Many scholarships are also available to Delta College students. The scholarship application deadline is March 2 of each year for the following fall and spring semesters. All students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility: Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California DREAM Act (CADDD) to determine financial aid eligibility including grants, student loans, scholarships and work-study jobs.
Danner Hall - (209) 954-5080 - https://deltacollege.edu/department/food-services
The Delta College Food Service offers a variety of high-quality foods and beverages in a pleasant atmosphere, with friendly service at reasonable prices. Food Service proudly brews Starbucks drinks and offers a great selection of food including pre-made grab and go items, hot items including individual pizzas, burritos, tornados, soups and/or chili, nachos and hot cereal, as well as cold cereal, chips, snacks and a wide selection of drinks. The Java Jitters counter offers espressos, coffee frappuccinos, cream frappuccinos, refreshers, shaken teas, hot chocolate, iced coffee and more.
Danner Hall - (209) 954-5099 - https://deltacollege.edu/academics/academic-divisions/arts-and-communication-division/culinary-arts-program/student-chef
This restaurant, run by Delta’s culinary arts students, is typically open for lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dine-in and to-go options are available. The menu typically includes main dishes, sandwiches, salads, starters, sweets and beverages. For reservations, please call 209-954-5099.
Vending machines are scattered across campus at the following locations:
- Danner Hall
- Shima Center
- DeRicco Student Services Building
- Science and Math Building
- Budd Center
A lactation room is available for all students, faculty, and staff in the Child Development Center, Room 105.
Goleman Library - (209) 954-5139
San Joaquin Delta College Goleman Library has a collection of more than 80,000 volumes and provides a variety of learning resources to students, including both in-person and virtual reference assistance, instruction, a periodical collection, reserve books, textbooks, media materials, and photo-copying equipment. The library has a variety of electronic online databases and video tutorials. Additionally, the Goleman Library offers students access to computer work stations and the internet. Visit the web site at: www.deltacollege.edu/department/library
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.
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
District Police Department Website: deltacollege.edu/department/district-police-department
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.
- 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 any of the following:
- Emergency Blue Phone (located throughout the campus)
- Dial ext. 5000 or 911 from any campus telephone
- Dial (209) 954-5000 from your cellular phone or from off campus
- Rave Mobile Guardian App
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 officers.
Crime Prevention and Crime Reporting
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.
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:
- Initiate a text conversation with the Police Department through the Rave Mobile Guardian app.
- Call the Police Department by using an Emergency Blue Phone or any campus phone and dial 911 or 5000 or call (209) 954-5000 by cellular phone or off campus phone.
- Provide the dispatcher with what happened, where did it happen, and when did it happen
- Provide the dispatcher with suspect information and description
- Advise if a weapon was used or displayed
- Location of the suspect or direction of flight
- Advise if the suspect drove a car or bicycle or was on foot
- Advise if there are any injuries
- 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.
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 through the Mustang Alert! system. 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.
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.
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 utilizes Mustang Alert! powered by Rave Mobile Safety, to provide students, staff, faculty, and visitors with Clery Timely Warnings and emergency notifications. Mustang Alert! utilizes text messaging, email, social media, loudspeaker, and the Rave Mobile Guardian app to convey crucial safety messaging. At the beginning of each semester, and during fire drills, Mustang Alert! is tested to ensure functionality.
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.
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 by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or inquire about property, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (209) 954-5151 ext. 6352.
Danner Hall, Room 202B - (209) 954-5260
The Pride Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students through our three values of service, community, and social justice. We provide direct student support, connect students to important resources, and advocate and work to improve the campus climate for all LGBTQ+ individuals.
Services and Activities:
- A safe space for the LGBTQ+ students
- Support and resources on coming out, transitioning, or other resources for LGBTQ+ persons
- Access to LGBTQ+ literature and films
- Community-buiding events and activities
- Advocacy for LGBTQ+ students
- Peer/Community support network
- Campus-wide initiatives and awareness campaigns
- One-on-one support and advising through our Pride Scholars Program
Veterans Resource Center
(209) 954-5151, ext. 6151, VRC@deltacollege.edu
The Leo P. Burke Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides student military affiliates (veterans, service members, and dependents) a lounge, quiet study area, computer lab, food pantry, peer-to-peer advising (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE)), meetings with Veterans Affairs (VA) representatives, and various workshops. Veterans of the armed forces as well as qualifying dependents, reservists, and service members in approved training programs may qualify for a variety of benefits including veterans educational benefits, state fee waivers, and financial aid.
The VRC provides informational materials, advice on available educational benefits, and guidance on the special satisfactory academic progress requirements for students using educational benefits. Students wishing to apply for veterans educational benefits must apply directly through the VRC by emailing, calling, or visiting during office hours. Any student that submits a VRC Intake Form, VRC Student Contract, VRC Certification Form as well as a “Certificate of Eligibility (COE)”, “NOBE”, “TA Agreement”, and/or “San Joaquin County Authorization Form” will be able to attend or participate in courses while awaiting payment from the VA, Department of Defense, or a fee waiver from the State of California.
Satisfactory Progress Standards for Title 38 Students
Federal regulations state that educational benefit payments must be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of his or her stated goal. San Joaquin Delta College is required to report a termination of benefits if, after 3 semesters of college:
- The student has failed to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- The student has failed to complete at least 50% of units each semester.
- A combination of the above.
Upon termination of benefits, the student must complete at least one term without benefits in which the following conditions are met:
- The student completes at least 50% of units attempted.
- The semester grade point average is at least a 2.00.
Students whose educational benefits have been terminated by the college can receive benefits on a probationary status when they return. However, those students must:
- Reapply for admission to the college prior to contacting the Veterans’ Services Office
- Show progress during that probationary semester by completing at least 50% of units and improving the cumulative grade point average (if previously below a 2.0).
Previously terminated students will continue to receive benefits as long as they continue to show improvement by completing a minimum of 50% of units attempted each term and the semester grade point average continues to be at least 2.00. VA policy is more restrictive than college policy, and may result in benefits being terminated for students who are still eligible to enroll at the college. If you have any questions about the satisfactory progress policy, please contact the Veterans Resource Center.
VA Pending Payment Compliance
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
- Provide a written request to be certified;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies
Statement of Absence Due to Military Service
California Education Code 99130 states the following:
(a) Subject to applicable federal, state, and institutional refund and withdrawal policies, when a student is called to active military duty during an academic term, the student may choose one of the following options:
(1) The student may withdraw from the institution, retroactively to the beginning of the academic term, with a full refund of tuition and fees in accordance with Section 824 of the Military and Veterans Code.
(2) If at least 75 percent of the academic term has been completed, the student may request that the faculty member assign a grade for the course based on the work the student has completed. The faculty member shall make the final decision as to whether to grant the student’s request.
(3) If the faculty member assigns a grade of Incomplete for the student’s coursework, the student shall have a minimum of four weeks after returning to the institution to complete the course requirements. Additional time may be granted if alternative arrangements are made with the faculty member, and provided that the alternative arrangements are consistent with the requirements of Section 824 of the Military and Veterans Code. An institution shall also comply with the requirements of Section 668.18 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or a successor provision, regarding the procedures and timelines for the readmission of a military student.
California Education Code 66023 states the following:
That students called to active military service:
(a) Do not lose academic credits or degree status.
(b) Provide for a refund of fees paid by the student for the term in which he or she was called to active military service.
Holt Building, Room 201 - (209) 954-5297 and (209) 954-5352
The ESL Lab provides free tutoring for students enrolled in any Delta College ESL course. Students interested in working as tutors for the ESL Lab should go to Holt 201 or call one of the numbers above.
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.
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.
- Goleman Tutoring Center, Goleman Library 1st floor - (209) 954-5350
- ESL Lab, Holt Building, Room 201 - (209) 954-5352
- Math/Science Learning Center, Science and Math Building, Room 162 - (209) 954-5542
- Supplemental Instruction Center, Shima Building, Room 207
- Online tutoring is available for multiple subjects. Please see our tutoring webpage or contact Learning Centers Coordinator, Jordan Giannoni Harless, at email@example.com, for more information.
For assistance with most academic subjects, students may obtain tutoring services free of charge in one of the campus learning centers. Students interested in working as tutors should contact the learning centers.
Delta Engineering/Engineering Technology Day
Technical Careers and Trades TrAC Office, 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
Technical Careers and Trades TrAC Office, 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.
Journalism and Mass Communications
Arts, Humanities, and Multimedia TrAC Office, Holt Building, Room 242 - (209) 954-5209
Mass Communication students learn all aspects of the rapidly changing field of digital media, 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
Agriculture TrAC Office, 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
Agriculture TrAC Office, 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, meat goats, 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
Communication and Languages TrAC Office, Goleman Library, Room 101 - (209) 954-5252
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.
Artifact Nouveau is a magazine of works by students, faculty, alumni, and employees of San Joaquin Delta College published by the SJDC Writers’ Guild. Works by writers and artists unaffiliated with Delta College may be selected for publication for up to 40% of the overall content. Literary and visual art submissions are accepted year round. All genres and mediums are welcome. For more information, contact Gabrielle Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts and Entertainment
Delta Center for the Arts - www.deltacollege.edu/student-life/delta-center-arts
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.
- Alfred H. Muller Studio Theater
- Tillie Lewis Theater
- Warren Atherton Auditorium
- Digital Media Center
- L.H. Horton Jr. Art Gallery
The Warren Atherton Auditorium has 1,428-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 youth and families.
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. Both the Stockton Symphony and Lodi Musical Theatre Company perform their full seasons here.
Associated Students of Delta College (ASDC)
Shima Building, Room 101C - (209) 954-5484
The Associated Students of Delta College advocates for students and provides student life programs that represent the diversity of the college. See the website: www.deltacollege.edu/department/associated-students
- Student Identification card photographs
- Assistance with the grievance or complaint process
- Information about campus and community resources
Shima Building, Room 101C - (209) 954-5100
Bicycle lockers for students and staff are available through the Student Activities Office, Shima Building, Room 101C. Bike lockers are available each spring/fall semester and summer intercession. Students must complete an application and pay a NON-REFUNDABLE key deposit fee of $5.00 to gain access to the locker of their choice. There are 14 bicycle lockers located on campus in the Shima and Budd areas.
Students can pay the $5.00 fee at the Cashiers located in the Horton Administration building on the first floor. Please bring your receipt, a copy of your class schedule, and photo ID to register for a bike locker.
All lockers are provided on a first come, first serve basis.
Danner Hall - (209) 954-5085 - bookstore.deltacollege.edu/Home
The Delta College Bookstore is owned and operated by the San Joaquin Delta Community College District. In addition to textbooks and required supplies, the Bookstore has a large selection of apparel, hats, logo merchandise, lab supplies, art supplies, electronics, school supplies, and food and beverages. You may shop the Bookstore in person during our regular business hours, or on our web page bookstore.deltacollege.edu/Home at your convenience. We will ship to your home, or you have the option to pick up your order in the store.
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.
Please see Bookstore’s website for details at bookstore.deltacollege.edu/Home.
- 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.
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.
eBooks are refundable within 14 days of the first day of access or thirty (30) days after the purchase is made, whichever occurs first. Additionally, the Bookstore cannot fulfill refund requests if more than 10% of the product has been viewed and/or if any page(s) of the product has been printed.
Publisher Access Codes
Refunds for McGraw-Hill, Cengage, and Pearson access codes are permitted if requested within fourteen (14) days of purchase.
The Bookstore offers textbook rentals.
- 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 the next business day (during regular business hours) 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 the retail price of a USED textbook.
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.
- 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 the Full Replacement Fee 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 as well as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. THE BOOKSTORE DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKS.
Delta Winds is an annual publication of student essays from courses in the English program of San Joaquin Delta College. The collection of expository writings includes reflective personal narratives and analytical social commentaries. Essays from the magazine have been republished in English composition textbooks by Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, Roxbury Press, Thomson Press, Longman Publishing, Norton and Company, and Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. For more information, contact Eric MacDonald at 954-5519 or email@example.com. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shima Building, Room 101C - (209) 954-5100
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
- Bicycle locker assignments
- Club registration
- Facility reservations for clubs
- Campus activities
- Leadership development
- The Student Food Pantry
Student Food Pantry
Shima Building, Room 101C - (209) 954-5100
The Student Food Pantry provides access to FREE food for ALL currently enrolled Delta College students who may otherwise go hungry because of lack of sufficient income or access to food.
For more information about The Student Food Pantry, visit www.deltacollege.edu/student-life/office-student-activities/student-food-pantry or call (209) 954-5576.
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.
Office of 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.The CTE and Workforce Development center also strives to support the educational and economic success of adult learners. 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 email@example.com
Career Transfer Center
DeRicco Student Services Building - (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: COUN 20 . The Career Transfer Center hosts a variety of transfer-related workshops and events throughout the year.
Courses designed for Career Life Planning:
For more information, visit our web site, www.deltacollege.edu/department/career-transfer-center.
CTE Workforce Development Center
DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 149 - (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 office 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
- Internship Development
- Job-Shadow Development
Occupational Work Experience Program
Technical Careers and Trades TrAC 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 Technical Careers and Trades TrAC 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 Program Areas (disciplines) listed on the Occupational Work Experience web site: www.deltacollege.edu/occupational-work-experience-owe-program.
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.
For detailed information about Workshops and Programs for Adults, including health career programs (Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant Administrative and Clinical, and Pharmacy Technician), the current schedule, and registration information, call or visit the website: www.deltacollege.edu/program/workshops-adults.
For detailed information about Kids College, the current workshops and classes schedule, and registration information, call or visit the website: www.deltacollege.edu/program/kids-college.
San Joaquin Delta WorkNet Center
DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 149 - (209) 954-5151, ext. 6300
In the Center you will have access to computers, internet, telephones, fax machines, copiers, and staff who can assist with job search needs, such as job referrals and job placement. In addition, staff is available to help with your training needs, if eligible for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) the cost of books, supplies, Local and State Certifications, background checks etc. may be covered. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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. 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.
San Joaquin Delta College offers a number of courses and programs online via the Internet, using Canvas. 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 Schedule of Classes will show “Int Lec” for fully online classes. It will display two lines for hybrid classes:
Int Lec - 001A - 12345 TBA ONLINE
Lecture - 001B - 12346 Thursday 12:30-2:30 BUDD 408
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, uploading files (for assignment submission,) using a word processor, and navigating the Internet using a Web browser such as Google Chrome 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. In some online classes, instructors may require that students use Lockdown Browser for taking tests in Canvas. Lockdown Browser is a secure browser that prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. Some instructors may also require the use a webcam to record the online testing session.
To view a list of online classes, refer to the Schedule of Classes on the College website at www.deltacollege.edu.
To log into Delta College’s Canvas system, please refer to instructions here: https://www.deltacollege.edu/academics/online-regional-education/students-how-login-canvas.
Delta College Online Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Help: (209) 565-1050
Evening (after 5:00 p.m.) and Weekend Help: Submit a help ticket here: https://pdcdeltacollege.com/de/student-helpdesk/
Delta College Online Student Services can be found here: www.deltacollege.edu/academics/online-regional-education/online-classes
Holt Building, Room 121 Regional Education (209) 954-5865
Under Regional Education, Delta College offers educational opportunities across the District’s region to meet the needs of high school students, working adults, and incarcerated individuals.
College Early Start
High School students may register for any courses offered at Delta College while in high school, as College Early Start students, if they meet prerequisites. High school students pay no tuition or fees for taking Delta classes, but are responsible for the cost of textbooks and other classroom or lab materials. Students may register for up to 11 units per term under this program. For questions or more information about College Early Start, contact (209) 954-5866 or email CollegeEarlyStart@deltacollege.edu .
Dual Enrollment Program (DEP)
Without having to travel to the Stockton campus, students from local high schools can enroll in free college courses under the Dual Enrollment Program. Established under AB 288, DEP provides high school students with the opportunity to enroll in community college courses as part of partnership agreement that Delta College has established with high school districts. Tuition and fees are waived for dual enrollment students, and there are no textbook costs. DEP aims to improve students’ readiness for transfer to UC/CSU and lead to career pathways. Courses offered range from in-person, hybrid, and fully online courses. Currently, there are 13 partnered high school districts and 32 high schools. Courses scheduled under this program fulfill the IGETC general education pattern to transfer. For questions or more information about the Dual Enrollment Program, contact (209) 954-5866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Programs at Correctional Facilities
Delta College has established partnership agreements with Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Courses are offered by Delta professors in-person. Incarcerated students can enroll in courses that fulfill general education requirements and are working on a Psychology Associate in Arts for Transfer degree.
The Manteca Center is 155-acre site dedicated to agricultural education. Located 15 miles southeast of the Stockton campus, this self-sustaining farm operates as an instructional facility for students to learn about horticulture, agribusiness, animal husbandry, and more. For information about the Manteca Center, please call (209) 239-5814.
South Campus at Mountain House
The South Campus at Mountain House offers a comprehensive catalog of day and evening general education classes, specialized certificate programs for job training and advancement, and hands-on learning at the Cisco Networking Academy. For information or questions, contact (209) 833-7900.