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Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Reviews

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  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food was a welcome break on the mornings that I didn't get a chance to grab breakfast before rushing into class. Not a grade A dining experience, but worth the money.

    Academic Rigor

    The Nursing Program is intense, but not to the point that it is overwhelming. All the instructors are on your side, and they will help you with anything that you need further instruction in.

    In three sentences

    Del-Tech Terry Campus has an excellent Nursing program will very knowledgeable instructors. I especially loved the clinical rotation instructors, and how seamless they made it to apply textbook knowledge to an actual clinical setting.

  • 12/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First of all, Deltech does not possess dorms so I believe it is best suited for Delaware residents (although I believe out of state residents are accepted). Aside from that, Deltech is great for a wide variety of students. In my case, I was awarded free tuition if I attended the fall semester directly after I graduated, offering me a way to save a lot of money before attending a four year university. Also, I did not do as well in high school as I would have liked, so it gives me the opportunity to build a better transcript, and possibly be accepted to some universities that might otherwise not have accepted me. Deltech is also very good for nontraditional students or part-time students. Since there are several campuses in Delaware, a person could work a full time job and still be within driving distance of their college. Deltech usually offers courses in two different formats: a twice per week format, or a night class version, where there is only one class per week (however, the class is very long). Deltech also offers some online courses and telecourses, along with 8 week distributed courses (which are essentially a mixture of online tools mixed with fast-paced learning). I have taken a distributed course and two telecourses and found them to be a good experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to continue your education past Deltech, you need to start looking at which colleges you want to attend immediately. Many colleges require that their transfer students have already completely a large amount of core courses before being eligible to apply. A lot of times the requirements are based on what major you would like to enroll in. I started my search rather late, and because of that, I can’t take all of the courses that I would like to make me a more eligible transfer student, and ultimately ended up taking an unnecessary math course.

    Bang for the buck

    Deltech’s tuition is around $2,400 per year, with a few hundred dollars in fees and several hundred dollars in books. My tuition + books + fees for the first year cost about $3,600. However, I was eligible for the SEED scholarship program (a Delaware state scholarship) that paid for the full tuition of Deltech, bringing my cost down to about $1,200. I also spent about $200 to attend two summer classes (tuition was paid by SEED). So, for about $2,600, I’ll receive my AAS degree and be eligible to transfer to a four year college (since Deltech is an accredited college). Although most of my classes won’t transfer, if I can even shave off one year from a four year college, I will have saved much more than $2,600, making Deltech a huge money saver. Note however, that these costs do not cover the cost of living, including food and gas. Also, going to a community college like Deltech allows me to have a college transcript and apply as a transfer student to other universities, causing my high school grades to become slightly less important or even not required at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the main advantages of going to a community college is that it is close to my home. I live at home and drive to Deltech every day (it’s about a half an hour drive) and get to return to the comfort of my own home. Although, I drive through Dover every day...I do NOT like those camera lights. However, it kind of feels like I’m missing out on the whole “college experience” of living in a dorm and meeting a lot of new people. I have a hard time making new friends, and since I have kept some of my old friends from high school (those who didn’t move), I was not very motivated to make new friends. I haven’t made a single new friend with someone at Deltech since I enrolled. However, this is more of a personal problem. A good portion of the students are around my age, but there are also a decent amount of nontraditional students – because it is a community college. I do know that there are several clubs at Deltech, but I haven’t heard of any that interested me. I wouldn’t say Deltech is a bad experience, but I do feel like I’m missing out on a lot of stuff. Even though I’m still a little afraid to move away from home, I’m looking forward to it when I enroll in a four year college.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel that I have learned quite a bit at Deltech so far. I’ve found most of my teachers to be very knowledgeable and very helpful with the content that they teach. I am currently majoring in Computer Network Engineering and find the requirements to be completely reasonable. The major combines a mixture of core courses (such as English, Math, and Physics), computer based courses, and digital electronics based courses. Although I’ve learned a lot, I don’t necessarily feel that I would be able to hold a job as a computer engineer…that is likely because Deltech only offers two year programs in order to obtain an associate’s degree. Analog electronics courses are not required for the computer network engineering major, but I think it would be beneficial to take at least one course in analog circuits. However, I do still have one semester of courses left to take. I am definitely going to continue my education and obtain a bachelor’s degree from another institution, making Deltech a good stepping stone. At the very least, the core courses I have taken at Deltech will transfer to other colleges, saving me about a year of tuition and costs. On a side note, Chemistry is not part of the requirements for Computer Network Engineering, but it is a requirement to be accepted for Computer Engineering majors for many universities that I am looking at. I unfortunately don’t have enough time to take it next semester. Deltech also has a “connected degree” program that allows students to continue their studies at various different universities (depending on their major). However, after looking at the courses I would take for my major in the connected degree program, I decided not to take advantage of it. It seemed like I would have been taking a lot of courses in history and business, which is not what I want to spend my time on.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go to Del Tech to learn, i don't really stay for anything else.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten at the college so i do not know about there food. The cafeteria always smells good though.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure how the dorm life is. I live close to Del Tech so i live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy going, although you should not slack off

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students who are interested in choosing Del Tech should never be scared to ask a question and do not give up when things seem hard.

    In three sentences

    On a 1-10 scale i would rate Del Tech - Terry Campus as a 8. Everything was so easy when i registered. The staff members are very nice and respectful. I enjoy knowing i can ask a question or for help and i don't have to wait forever or do i get an attitude for it. I would definatly recommend Delaware Technical and Community college any day.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    None available

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tutoring center.

    In three sentences

    I do not personally care for this school too much. The grading system is horrible so you might as well go to a 4 year school. Some of the teachers are great and helpful; some of them are horrible and are just there for a paycheck.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety call boxes are located in the hallways and the parking lots are well lit. There are also campus safety officers that ride around.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has clubs for every kind of person. There are also clubs based on majors so if you need any assistance with a class related to your major, the people in these clubs would be a great resource.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost of classes I think the college could provide a little more assistance to students but compared to other local colleges, classes are extremely cheap so you get what you pay for in a way.

    What to do for fun

    Tennis and basketball courts and a gym are all provided by the college

    Food and Dining

    McDonalds, Chik-fil-a and wawa are all within a mile and there is a cafeteria in the main building.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes that I found easy were difficult for older generations in my class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to ask alot of questions and keep finding new people to ask until you get an answer. No one is going to hold your hand and do the work for you.

    In three sentences

    This college is very laid back. It allows you to go at your own pace. The courses are moderately difficult.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Some fun things to do are hang out and study with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is a wonderful place.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study and keep up with your work you will be fine. Talk to your teachers/professors, they will be more than happy to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to keep up with the deadlines and get things done on time.

    In three sentences

    Delaware Technical and Community College is a very nice and friendly campus. I love going here, the people you meet are very sociable and nice. I would definitely recommend this college to other students.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I saw security everywhere I went on campus

    What to do for fun

    study and do hw with my boys together for motivation

    Food and Dining

    haven't tried the food yet

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    I always stive for the best!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up. Research for all the opportunities to help you acheive your goal.

    In three sentences

    I felt very welcome. Being that I have reached my 600% they are trying to help me finance my nursing school.