DCCC FacadeDelaware County Community College (DCCC) is an accredited, public two-year college located in Media, Pennsylvania. The College serves 12,500 students, including more than 200 international students from over 50 countries. DCCC students enjoy a safe, high-tech campus surrounded by nature, with easy access to the dynamic and historical city of Philadelphia, 22km away. The College offers 40+ degree programs to international students. Students can complete a 2-year Associate degree and transfer to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree program if they wish. Our Transfer Office has partnered with over 40 colleges and universities to form dual and guaranteed admission agreements and core-to-core articulation agreements. Our location in suburban Philadelphia gives students to opportunity to visit these and many other schools on the East Coast of the U.S. DCCC gives international students access to an excellent ESL program; individual attention from professors through small class sizes (20 students on average); and one-on-one advising for academic, immigration, and personal issues.

Open Admissions Policy

To be admitted to the College, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT scores are NOT required. During Orientation, students will be tested and placed in the appropriate levels of English and Math classes. We offer an ESL program for students who may need additional English-language studies. Although they are not required for admission, if you do have test scores, they may be used for placement purposes. Scores must be current within 5 years. - A TOEFL iBT score of 80+, TOEFL PBT score of 550+, or IELTS score of 6.5+ will qualify you to take the English placement test (and not the ESL placement test.) - An SAT Reading score of 500 or ACT Reading score of 18 qualifies students to register for English Composition I (ENG 100). - An SAT Math score of 500+ or ACT Math score of 20+ qualifies students to register for Math classes at the appropriate level. DCCC Students

Campus Life

Media, Pennsylvania is a comfortable suburban community known as “Everybody’s Hometown.” It is safe and quiet with convenient shopping, theaters, restaurants, and apartments. Easy-to-use public transportation from Media links you to the vibrant city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is famous for its history and is one of America’s important global centers for business, healthcare, education, and culture. The city offers historical and cultural treasures such as the Liberty Bell and world-class museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Constitution Center, and the Barnes Foundation. From DCCC, students can explore New York City (2 hours), Washington, D.C. (2.5 hours), Baltimore, and Boston, as well as beautiful beaches and mountains. A well-rounded education that includes activities, sports and community involvement impresses potential transfer schools, increases your opportunities for transfer scholarships and appeals to future employers. That is why Delaware County Community College offers an array of activities to help enhance your learning experience, bolster confidence and give you a true sense of community. Extracurricular activities, from athletics to academic clubs and student government, bring you together with people from all walks of life—people like you who are transforming their lives and opportunities through the pursuit of new knowledge and skills. DCCC Campus

Student Housing

DCCC is proud to offer a number of housing options to students including the assistance of the Housing Coordinator who works in the International Student Services office. Students who want to true American experience of living with a family can choose our Homestay Program. Students in the program will live with a host family and will have a private furnished bedroom, use of the home’s facilities, and interaction with the host family. Bedding, towels, all utilities and 2 meals per day are included. In addition to regular host family placements, there are a limited number of homestay placements without meals available. These placements provide all of the above except meals. The student will be responsible for his or her own grocery shopping and cooking. Some students prefer to live in independent, shared housing with other students and no host – which is known as student house-share. The house is fully furnished and equipped. Each student has a private bedroom and shares all other rooms, including bathrooms, living and dining areas, and kitchen. Students are responsible for their own meals. The specific arrangement and monthly fee are determined by the homeowner. There are also numerous options for apartment living in the communities surrounding the College. Towns near the College include Media, Newtown Square, Broomall, and Havertown. DCCC CampusDCCC Campus

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Associate of Applied Science

Delaware County Community College

The career program in Accounting prepares students for various entry-level positions in the field of accounting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to purs ... [+]

The career program in Accounting prepares students for various entry-level positions in the field of accounting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue further studies at a four-year institution immediately after graduation to major in Accounting take the Business Administration with the Accounting Concentration program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Perform all steps in the accounting cycle for business entities; Analyze financial statements, recognize potential problem areas, and suggest appropriate actions to alleviate or eliminate problems; Prepare a federal income tax return and other tax forms for representative individuals including the person who is operating the business as a single proprietorship; Record representative cost accounting transactions and subsequently reflect the effect of these transactions in appropriate financial statements; Recognize special needs of business; Prepare various operating budgets leading to the preparation of a master budget; Prepare variance reports; Demonstrate a knowledge of capital budgeting; Discuss the importance of ethical behavior in business operations; Demonstrate efficient utilization of appropriate accounting software; Apply basic economic principles in the business decision-making process; Describe the contemporary legal environment in business. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for employment in various segments of the foodservice industry in positions such as restaurant chef, banquet chef, sous chef, ... [+]

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for employment in various segments of the foodservice industry in positions such as restaurant chef, banquet chef, sous chef, kitchen manager, production cook, line cook and prep cook. The program includes academic courses, skills development in kitchen lab courses, and practical internship experience.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and use of foodservice and culinary terminology; Exhibit the ability to identify various food products and their common uses; Demonstrate various cooking methods and appropriate presentation techniques; Demonstrate the ability to properly use and care for professional food service equipment and culinary tools; Produce foods that meet employers' standards and satisfy consumer demands; Exhibit ability to produce various ethnic and regional cuisines; Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of good nutrition in producing foods that meet consumer demands; Demonstrate knowledge of safe and food handling practices; Receive food handlers' sanitation certification; Seek successful employment in a wide variety of commercial and non-commercial food service operations; Demonstrate accepted practices and procedures required for planning, operation and record keeping as applied in a restaurant, catering or food service operation. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) program is designed for individuals seeking specialized training and knowledge as preparation for a career in the vast hospitali ... [+]

The Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) program is designed for individuals seeking specialized training and knowledge as preparation for a career in the vast hospitality industry. The successful graduate can enter the industry at a supervisory level and perform management functions and duties to this industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Apply federal, state and local laws and regulations specific to this industry; Use generally accepted accounting practices in the efficient and cost-effective operation of the enterprise; Communicate effectively with employers, employees, customers, vendors and the community using appropriate technology; Awareness of terminology, common supervisory skill-sets and the need for life-long career planning for success; Use of sales and marketing techniques to enhance acceptance of the product/service the industry provides. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer ... [+]

The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer analyst and computer engineer to analyze, design, develop, test, implement and maintain computer applications to meet the functional objectives of a business.

It is the job of the computer programmer to design and update the software that runs on the computer. A programmer generally works with an analyst to help determine the best way to approach a problem or implement a desired feature for a new version of a software package.

A programmer codes the changes and then tests and debugs the software. The Computer Programming specialization emphasizes the more popular computer programming languages used in business today.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Game Development specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in game development. Courses emphasize the specific skills necessary for ... [+]

The Game Development specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in game development. Courses emphasize the specific skills necessary for the design, development, marketing and testing of computer games. Industry standard programming languages and development tools are utilized in this specialization.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate the use of web and programming languages relevant to game development; Apply the computer video game development process to create games using a variety of current tools and technologies; Create computer games using industry standard development tools; Utilize industry standard tools to create audio and/or visual elements; Develop a game portfolio. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer en ... [+]

The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer environment. The program reflects the growing emphasis on assessment of skills and skill levels.

The learning sequence established by this curriculum is designed to prepare students to qualify to take certification examinations including, Net +, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Service Technician (A+), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Novell Certified Netware Administrator(CNA), and Cisco (CCNA).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of application software; Demonstrate proficiency in the use of integrated office software; Communicate effectively using appropriate computer terminology; Demonstrate the skills necessary to support customers and troubleshoot microcomputers; Install and troubleshoot microcomputers in a networked environment; Maintain the hardware and software in a networked environment; Discuss the hardware and software needs found in a modern business environment. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual eleme ... [+]

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation and video. The Interactive Multimedia specialization emphasizes the more popular multimedia development tools and programming languages used in industry today.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Utilize essential steps of the multimedia design and development process including but not limited to needs assessment, target audience profile, media selection, storyboarding, materials development, and evaluation; Determine the appropriate hardware, software, and equipment specifications for multimedia programs or websites; Use industry standard applications to create text, graphics, audio, animation, and/or video for multimedia programs or websites; Use scripting, programming and markup languages required for multimedia programs or websites; Create multimedia programs or websites that illustrate appropriate use of text, color, sound, video, and/or interactivity; Examine requisite skills and careers related to multimedia and web development. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Network Engineering specialization prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network En ... [+]

The Network Engineering specialization prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete many of the exams required for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft (MS) certifications.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Install and configure a Linux network operating system; Install and configure a MS Windows Network operating system; Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a Linux operating system; Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a MS Windows operating system; Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network cabling, hubs, servers, workstations, and other physical network devices; Analyze, test, and propose solutions relating to network printing; Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network protocols, including the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP). ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Web Development specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a web professional. Completion of this program option will provide students ... [+]

The Web Development specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a web professional. Completion of this program option will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions as web designers/developers.

Concepts covered include information design, network administration, database management, interface design, and programming.

Students learn to create websites using current industry standard software and technologies. In addition, students learn how to incorporate media technologies such as sound, video and animation into websites.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Develop a professional website including graphics design, structural analysis, and data gathering; Design and create intuitive, usable interfaces for desktop and mobile devices; Create websites using current HTML and CSS standards; Create responsive web applications that display appropriately on a variety of mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop screens; Upload files to a web server and update and maintain websites; Incorporate scripting languages into web documents to add control and interactive elements; Support current Unix systems. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus

Associate of Arts

Delaware County Community College

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human ... [+]

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field.

The Communication Studies option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in human communication including, but not limited to, interpersonal, intercultural, public speaking, and media studies.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Apply basic theories and principles of human communication; Construct messages that demonstrate use of critical thinking and organization skills; Identify, evaluate, and apply ethical principles as a communicator; Demonstrate and adapt appropriate forms of verbal, nonverbal, and mediated expression. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of rece ... [+]

The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a PA Public School Teacher's Certification.

This degree is designed to transfer to middle grades, secondary education, special education, or other four year certification degree programs. Among colleges and universities there are variances within the first two years at some schools contingent upon the area of PA Public School Certification pursued. Additionally, each of these areas of certification involves different course selections.

All of these conditions necessitate working closely with a transfer counselor in the Career and Counseling Center to ensure a seamless transfer process to a four-year institution.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The major in Global Studies will give students interdisciplinary perspectives on the interplay of local and global communities as well as prepare students to participate ... [+]

The major in Global Studies will give students interdisciplinary perspectives on the interplay of local and global communities as well as prepare students to participate effectively in this global environment.

The program is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in areas such as International Relations, International Studies, Global Affairs, National Security Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Locate regions of the world accurately and understand their environmental, anthropological, sociological and cultural attributes; Demonstrate knowledge of the history of human culture, including the effects of the interrelationships between various cultures; Recognize various cultural organizations; such as political, religious, economic, or philosophical, and how they influence their native culture and other cultures; Discuss the impact of artistic expression within specific cultures and across cultures; Demonstrate at least an elementary ability to speak and understand a foreign language in both oral and written form; Understand the concept of globalization in its environmental, anthropological, sociological, or cultural connotations and consider the benefits and detriments attached; Demonstrate a self-awareness and an understanding of other's cultural values, beliefs, and communication styles and an appreciation for this diversity. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Liberal Arts curriculum provides the core liberal arts component of most bachelor’s degree programs and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges or univer ... [+]

The Liberal Arts curriculum provides the core liberal arts component of most bachelor’s degree programs and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The interdisciplinary curriculum is well-suited for students who are either undecided about their major or who are seeking a broad, general education before narrowing the focus of their course of study. After completing this program, students will be well-positioned to pursue any number of different Bachelor of Arts programs at four-year institutions. Since the curriculum requirements of other institutions vary, students should meet with a transfer advisor at DCCC to obtain information concerning entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested in.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and p ... [+]

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and produce intelligent visual communication solutions to client problems or self-authored work.

Visual communication skills are developed within the constraints of time, budget, and technology. These solutions may include a variety of print based and digital media materials.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree program in graphic design will challenge students and prepare them to transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Fine Art programs while still supporting students who seek career positions such as entry-level designers, freelance designers, and print production artists.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused with traditional app ... [+]

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused within traditional approaches of the genre. Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media. Personal growth and the development of both technical skills and conceptual ideation will be encouraged. The Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts will prepare students to transfer into a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses as well as a broad choice of art history courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus

Associate of Science

Delaware County Community College

The Business Administration program provides students with the necessary courses to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in busi ... [+]

The Business Administration program provides students with the necessary courses to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in business. This curriculum is fully compliant with Pennsylvania Statewide Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement (TAOC) as stated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

This Agreement assures that the Business Administration student can transfer their full degree into a baccalaureate program at a participating Pennsylvania affiliated institution, transferring with full Junior class standing. (This includes all PASSHE institutions.)

Transfer Students in this program may emphasize accounting, marketing or sport management. ... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Computer Science program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in ... [+]

The Computer Science program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in the computer science field. This curriculum is fully compliant with Pennsylvania Statewide Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement (TAOC) as stated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

This Agreement assures that the Computer Science student can transfer their full degree into a baccalaureate program at a participating Pennsylvania affiliated institution, transferring with full junior class standing.

Students enrolled in this degree are strongly encouraged to choose their transfer school as soon as possible, then consult that institution, their Faculty Advisor and the DCCC Transfer Office to ensure that their course of study will be consistent with the requirements of their transfer institution.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Engineering program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in an e ... [+]

The Engineering program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in an engineering science field.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in the physical, mathematical, and computational sciences; Apply mathematical and scientific concepts and principles to engineering problems; Present technical information in written or graphic form; Demonstrate an understanding of the academic and career aspects of various disciplines within engineering or engineering technology, select a particular discipline, and develop an academic plan consistent with the chosen discipline. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Mathematics and Natural Science Program provides a strong foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in mathematics or one of the na ... [+]

The Mathematics and Natural Science Program provides a strong foundation for students who plan to attend a four-year institution and major in mathematics or one of the natural sciences.

Students who complete the program requirements will be prepared to continue their education in order to pursue academic, research, or industrial careers in such diverse areas as biology, biotechnology, ecology, wildlife biology, chemistry, biochemistry, astronomy, geology, physics, mathematics, and applied mathematics.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a mathematics or natural science faculty advisor and consult with the DCCC Transfer Office prior to course selection to determine the appropriate sequence and level of courses.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College - Marple Campus
Address
901 S. Media Line Rd, Media
PA 19063 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Phone
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