The City Park Campus of Delgado Community College in New Orleans announces that its Evening and Weekend College is offering courses on Saturdays and Sundays this fall—the right choice for people whose employment or other obligations prevent them from attending college on other days of the week.
The Evening and Weekend College offers general education courses—required for most programs at Delgado—as well as courses in three concentration areas leading to the Louisiana Transfer Degree: Business, Criminal Justice and Sociology.
A student can earn the associate’s degree in two years (four semesters) by taking weekend courses only, provided no developmental coursework is required.
The Louisiana Transfer Degree program enables students who successfully complete their first two years (60 credit hours) of study at a Louisiana two-year college, thereby earning an associate’s degree, to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at one of the state’s four-year public universities with junior status.
This means that a student enrolled in Saturday or Sunday courses at Delgado for 15 credit hours per semester can begin studies at a four-year school after two years.
Students whose ultimate goal is a bachelor’s degree are able to save money, and they have access to developmental courses if they need to improve basic skills before starting a degree program. Admission to Delgado is non-competitive, making higher education accessible to anyone with a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Delgado Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates. The college has held this accreditation since 1971. Individual programs at Delgado are also accredited by industry-specific accrediting agencies.
By enrolling in classes through the Evening and Weekend College, Delgado students attain their educational goals with minimal disruption to their current lifestyles. The flexibility and convenience of evening and weekend scheduling enables the student to gain the knowledge and skills needed for career advancement, or to begin the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in a convenient, cost-effective way.
The Evening and Weekend College assists students seeking professional advancement, a career change, or personal growth and fulfillment.
Support services are available at the Delgado City Park Campus for students enrolled through the Evening and Weekend College.
Fall 2015 classes at Delgado Community College begin on Saturday, August 15. Including the City Park Campus, the college offers instruction at nine locations in the New Orleans region. For information about applying and enrolling, as well as financial assistance, visit www.dcc.edu or call (504) 671-5012.