Accelerated Career Education (ACE)

The Accelerated Career Education (ACE) program at Delgado Community College integrates basic skills with career and technical instruction. ACE includes a set of core classes that are co-taught by an ABE instructor and Content instructor based on the I-BEST model. Pathways in the Healthcare, Technical Trades, Culinary Arts, and Information Technology Career Clusters are available to all interested students.


  • 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.

  • Enroll in college-level courses in your career field while building your foundational skills.

  • Benefit from wrap-around academic and student support services.

  • Explore academic and professional opportunities.