Delgado Adult Education Introduces Success Coaching Program for New Students
July 15, 2021
The Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College (DCCAEP) is excited to release a new and improved registration experience for prospective students. Starting in July 2021, the online registration form will be shorter, and all new students can be paired with a success coach who can help with completing the full enrollment process.
“In looking at our program data over the last three years, we found a clear trend and opportunity for improvement: over 70% of students that enroll in a class are showing skill gains as measured by TABE pre and post-tests. But, there are a significant number of students that aren’t completing the full registration process in order to enroll in their first class,” said Dr. Jancarlos Wagner Romero, Director of Adult Education.
“In response to that analysis, we’ve revised and improved our intake process to simplify the experience for students while also making available new kinds of support to help make it easier for anyone to enroll in our free classes.”
Students that are interested in working with a coach can connect in a variety of formats: phone, email, video chat, or text message. Coaches are then available to help students:
- Schedule orientation and testing appointments
- Build a class schedule
- Set goals and monitor progress
- Reduce barriers to completion
- Develop individual learning paths aligned with each student’s needs and goals
With new classes starting in August, students can register online now at www.dccaep.org.
About the Adult Education Program
The Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College is a free program available to any adult in the Greater New Orleans area looking to build academic and professional skills. Courses are available in four pathways:
- College and Career Readiness (CCR) for students pursuing a high school equivalency diploma and/or college and career pathway programs.
- English Language Learners (ELL) for non-native English speakers that are building reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
- Accelerated Career Education (ACE) where students can enroll in career and technical education courses alongside adult education coursework. Students earn industry-based credentials alongside studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma
- Community Education courses are also available in computer basics, financial literacy, business fundamentals, college readiness, and more.
Due to the ongoing public health emergency, DCCAEP has moved to fully online instruction but will be reopening campuses starting in August 2021.
For more information and to register online, visit www.dccaep.org or call 504-671-5434.
Delgado Community College celebrates 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021-22. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!” www.dcc.edu