The Accelerated Career Education (ACE) program at Delgado Community College integrates basic skills with career and technical instruction. ACE includes a set of certification and credit classes that are co-taught by an adult basic skills instructor and a career content instructor based on the I-BEST model.
Pathways in Healthcare, Technical Trades, Culinary Arts/Hospitality, and Information Technology are available to all interested individuals ages 18 and up who would benefit from enhanced academic and student support as they enter college.
Earn industry-based certifications and college credits towards your degree.
Develop valuable academic and professional success skills.
Earn your high school equivalency (HiSET) through co-enrollment in the Adult Education Program.
Benefit from wrap-around academic and student support services.
Explore academic and professional opportunities.
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|Wednesday, September 27 @ 4:00 pm||Building 7 | Room 175 | Delgado City Park Campus|
You can register online at www.dccaep.org OR register in person on September 22nd between 8AM and 12 noon at Delgado’s City Park campus (615 City Park Dr.), Building 7 (Marvin Thames Hall), Room 170. At orientation, you’ll learn about the various classes and services we offer and the next steps for each.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) Core Career Cluster
Academic Programs: The IT Core Cluster is designed to prepare you to start your career or pursue additional education in the pathways of network technology, health information technology, and advanced manufacturing. This cluster sets you on the path toward a Precision Machining CTS, Computer Network Technology AAS, Computer Information Technology AAS, Registration Specialist CTS, or Medical Coding CAS.
HEALTHCARE Core Career Cluster
Academic Programs: The Healthcare Core Cluster is designed to prepare you to build credit for a career or education in pathways of within the Allied Health fields. This cluster sets you on the path toward concentrations in Surgical Technology CTS, Phlebotomy TCA, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic CTS, Massage Therapy CTS, Physical Therapy Assistant AAS, Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS, or Pharmacy Technician CTS.
Jobs: Example occupations include: Surgical Technician/Assistant, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapy Assistant/Aide, Emergency Medical Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistants/Aides, Massage Therapist, or Pharmacy Technician.
TECHNICAL TRADES Core Career Cluster
Academic Programs: The Technical Trades Core Cluster is designed to prepare you to build your skills for a career or pursue additional education in the pathways of welding, HVAC, and electrical work. This cluster sets you on the path toward concentrations in Welding CTS, HVAC/R CTS, or Electrician CTS.
Jobs: Example occupations include: Welder, Fabricator, HVAC Technician, or Electrician/Helper.
CULINARY ARTS Core Career Cluster
Academic Programs: The Culinary Arts Career Cluster is designed to prepare you to build your skills for a career or pursue additional education in the Culinary Field. This core leads to concentrations in Pastry Arts, Line Cook, and Culinary Management, as well as the Culinary Arts A.A.S
Credit for Prior Learning (also known as "Non-Traditional Credit) is an opportunity available to students at the college to earn college credit for the stuff you already know. If you already know the content in a course you may not have to take the full class in order to be awarded credit. You can prove your knowledge by earning credit through an examination, previous study, a national certification or test, or a portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge.
Credit for Prior Learning can allow you to earn credits faster, accelerate your path to your career, and earn credits for a fraction of the price of full tuition. If you have been in the workforce for years and possess a skill, if you were in the military and received training, or if you hold a certification in your industry, then this may be for you.
These opportunities to be awarded credit are broken into different categories:
Each category has a specific policy, procedure, requirements, and fees associated with it. You can find more information at Credit for Prior Learning Policies and Procedures or in the college catalog at this link: Delgado Community College Catalog: Placement and Credit. Also, see the College's Prior Learning Assessment Matrix for additional information.