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2015-2016 CATALOG Stockton Campus 5151 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95207 (209) 954-‐5151 South Campus at Mountain House 2073 South Central Parkway Mountain House, CA 95391 (209) 833-‐7900 Manteca Center 5298 Brunswick Road Manteca, CA 95336 (209) 954-‐5151 Visit our Web Site at: SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE President’s Welcome Welcome to San Joaquin Delta College! Whether you are a new student or a continuing one, the Board, the faculty, the staff, and I want to thank you for choosing Delta. We hope that you will find this catalog informative and useful as you pursue your studies here at the College. If you are a prospective student but still undecided about whether to attend Delta, we believe this catalog has all the information you will need to help you make your choice. This catalog provides a wealth of information about Delta College. You can read about the mission, vision, accreditation, rich traditions, and history of the College. You can learn about all of the transfer, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Career and Technical Education Certificate programs, and the wide variety of courses the College offers. You can find out about how to apply for admission, how and when to register for classes, how to pay for college, and how to transfer to a four-‐
year university. You can also learn about College policies and regulations that you will be expected to follow. Finally, you will be able to find information about all the services the College offers and whom to ask for help when you need it. Delta is a great "first choice" college. Delta is very affordable, particularly if you are preparing to enter the workforce or to transfer to a bachelor's degree-‐granting institution. To help you finance your work at Delta, we offer many scholarships and other financial aid options. Our excellent, hardworking faculty are widely known for their strong teaching skills and their personal interest in students and student success. We also have a highly-‐skilled, friendly staff and very strong student support services for all students including those with special needs. Assessment of your entering skills guides appropriate placement into courses, Orientation helps you "learn the ropes," and highly-‐trained counselors assist you in developing focused, realistic student educational plans that ensure that you realize your educational and career goals without delay. These three steps, all part of California's Student Success Initiative, will give you the foundation you need to be successful. The College also offers a wide array of clubs you can join, sports you can participate in and sporting events you can attend, and arts and cultural events that will enrich your college experience. In short, we at San Joaquin Delta College are eager to serve students and our community and we are fully committed to student success. We hope you will choose to join the Delta family. Sincerely, Dr. Kathleen Hart, Ph.D. Superintendent/President 2 San Joaquin Delta College 2015-2016 Catalog SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE Board of Trustees C. Jennet Stebbins Area 1, South Stockton Claudia Moreno Area 2, Central Stockton Janet Rivera Area 3, North Stockton Richard Vasquez Area 4, Lodi Steve Castellanos Area 5, Northern District Teresa Brown Area 6, Tracy Catherine Mathis Area 7, Manteca/Escalon Administration
Kathleen Hart, Ph.D. Superintendent/President Michael Kerns, M.A. Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services Matthew Wetstein Ph.D. Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction and Planning Gerardo Calderon, M.A. Vice President, Operations Lisa Cooper, Ed.D. Dean, Enrollment Services and Student Development Dianna Gonzales, J.D. Director of Human Resources Ginger Holden, Ph.D. Dean, Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness Charles Jennings, D.M.A. Dean, Student Learning and Assessment Delecia Nunnally, M.B.A. Dean, Counseling and Special Services Salvador Vargas, M.S. Dean, Career Technical Education and Workforce Development Jessie Garza-Roderick, Ed.D. Associate Dean, South Campus at Mountain House San Joaquin Delta College 2015-2016 Catalog 3 SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE ·
· Mission Statement
San Joaquin Delta Community College District serves the needs of students and the District community by providing excellent post-‐secondary education to the associate degree level, general education and preparation for transfer to other post-‐secondary institutions, career and technical education, economic development, and the development of intellectual autonomy. To achieve this objective, the faculty and staff are committed to offering high quality instructional programs, student services, and efforts to enhance the public good. · Using the institution’s governance and decision-‐making process, the institution reviews its mission statement on a regular basis and revises it as necessary. Vision Statement
The faculty, staff, and students of San Joaquin Delta Community College District envision a community of lifelong learners, passionately pursuing and achieving ever-‐higher educational goals, and fully appreciating the diverse and dynamic world around them. In fulfilling its mission and vision, San Joaquin Delta College acts upon the following principles: · The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students believe excellence requires · Open and honest communication, · Commitment to high academic standards, · Respect for intellectual and ideological diversity, · Appreciation of historical perspective, · Appropriate application of advancing technologies, · Investment in career and technical education, and economic and workforce development, Accreditation
San Joaquin Delta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA. 94949, (415) 506-‐0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The District has two educational centers recognized by the Commission to offer 50% or more of a degree or certificate program: the Stockton Campus at 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207, and the South Campus at Mountain House, 2073 South Central Parkway, Mountain House, CA 95391. Programs accredited or approved by professional organizations and/or national and state agencies: · Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing · California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training · California State Board of Registered Nursing 4 San Joaquin Delta College 2015-2016 Catalog · ·
· A vital connection to the arts, Celebrating and embracing the cultural diversity of the community, and · Opportunities for physical development and competitive athletics. Institutional renewal includes continuous improvement through · evidence-‐based institutional research concerning student access, retention, success, · effective methods of developing and revising educational programs and services, · the study and application of effective methods of teaching and learning, · commitment to clear outcomes and effective assessment to enhance student performance, · the enhancement of appropriate student-‐centered support services, · the effective application of technologies, and · the continual professional development of all faculty and staff. Student success and equity at the post-‐secondary level may require appropriate developmental instruction as well as instruction in English as a second language, through an institutionally-‐integrated developmental education program that leads directly toward completion of a degree, certificate, and/or to transfer to another post-‐secondary institution, or viable employment. Appropriate educational resources are available to all qualified students. Delta College commits to encouraging good citizenship, responsible leadership, and wise stewardship of resources through ethical leadership, and respect for education as a lifelong endeavor. ·
· California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians California State Department of Education California State University National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation University of California Student Learning Outcomes
San Joaquin Delta College Philosophy on Student Learning
The purpose of Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment (SLOA) is to improve student learning. It is driven by San Joaquin Delta’s Institutional Mission and is a professional responsibility of faculty, staff, managers and administrators. Outcomes and assessments are primarily developed and implemented by faculty and student service professionals. SLOA requires that the institution provides clear and measurable outcomes, authentic learning experiences, and assessment of student learning that includes the systematic collection, collaborative analysis SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE speaking, signing, performing and visual arts, and utilizing electronic media). and interpretation, and use of assessment information to understand and improve teaching and learning. Student Learning Outcomes for all programs and courses are published on the college web site: Institutional Learning Outcomes
San Joaquin Delta College is committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as productive members of society. Degree programs are designed to foster development of citizens and students who demonstrate and apply the principles in the five areas below. I. HUMAN CULTURE AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD
A. Awareness and Appreciation of Social Institutions 1. Historical Perspectives: Understand the growth and evolution of social, political, economic, religious and cultural systems. 2. Arts and Culture: Recognize the essential nature of the arts in affecting thriving cultures. 3. Cultural Diversity: Appreciate the primary significance of cultural diversity as a factor in the formation and success of society. B. Environmental Responsibility 1. Understand how to use resources responsibly. 2. Understand why human population growth is an important environmental issue. 3. Understand how natural processes and human activities contribute to climate change. II. DISCIPLINE, CAREER AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
A. Discipline-‐specific knowledge Develop knowledge of a discipline, set of related disciplines, or a career/technical field. B. Application and analysis of knowledge Apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate concepts, principles, and practices in a variety of real-‐world settings. III. QUANTITATIVE, SCIENTIFIC AND COMMUNICATION
A. Quantitative Competency 1. Apply mathematical concepts and principles in a variety of real-‐world contexts. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of 21st century economic, business, and personal financial concepts, principles, and processes and effectively apply it in real-‐world settings. B. Scientific Competency Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental scientific principles, concepts, and processes (e.g., scientific method), and effectively apply it in real-‐world settings. C. Communication Competency Demonstrate effective and appropriate methods of communication (e.g., reading, writing, listening, IV. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
A. Development and Demonstration of Responsibility: Personal; Civic and Social; Interpersonal and Intercultural 1. Personal Responsibility 2. Demonstrate responsibility for one’s own health, safety, and well-‐being. 3. Develop economic self-‐sufficiency. 4. Prioritize family, work, and leisure effectively. 5. Manage the college experience to achieve academic and personal success. 6. Set and achieve personal, educational, and life goals. B. Civic and Social Responsibility 1. Demonstrate a commitment to public life through engagement in organizations. 2. Exercise leadership and appropriate behavior as a member of groups. 3. Practice ethical behavior through appropriate choices. C. Interpersonal and Intercultural Responsibility 1. Act with civility and respect for people of diverse cultures, socioeconomic and political backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, ideas, and viewpoints. 2. Engage in meaningful relationships with peers, instructors, and others. 3. Demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with others in academic, artistic, athletic, and other settings. V. LIFELONG LEARNING
A. Information and Technological Competency Find, evaluate, ethically use, and appropriately cite information in a variety of formats (e.g., print, multimedia, and electronic resources). B. Intellectual Competency Think, reason, and reflect critically; generate questions and explore ideas; and analyze and synthesize information. C. Engagement in Lifelong Learning 1. Update knowledge and skills to maintain currency in a discipline(s) or a career/technical field. 2. Engage in learning for intellectual stimulation and recreational activities. San Joaquin Delta College 2015-2016 Catalog 5 SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE How to Use This Catalog
Use this catalog to find about:
· What Delta College offers · How to apply for admission · When and how to register for classes · When classes begin · Associate in Arts degrees and requirements · Associate in Science degrees and requirements · Career and Technical Education Certificates and requirements · How to pay for college · College Policies and Regulations · How things work at Delta College · Who to ask for help History
The first junior college in California was established in Fresno in 1910, stirring interest in the concept across the state including attempts in Stockton in 1917, which failed due to inadequate enrollment, and in 1920, when the Stockton Board of Education formally agreed upon an institution but provided no funds. It was at College of the Pacific, a private, Methodist College located in Stockton since 1924, that things began to happen. In 1934 and under the direction of Dr. Tully Knoles and Dr. Dwayne Orton, head of the Pacific Speech Department, the College of Pacific Coordinating Committee recommended the formation of a lower division program to admit high school students not fully qualified for regular Pacific admission, and for Pacific students who failed to maintain satisfactory performance. The committee put the plan into motion in February of 1934, naming Dr. Orton, as principal of the College of the Pacific Junior College. The program's courses were listed in the Pacific catalog of 1934-‐35, and 73 students were enrolled in the private junior college that fall. Thus began the formative years. Pacific officials offered to turn the program over to the Stockton Board of Education, which was paying $30,000 annually for local students to attend distant public junior colleges, and just days before the start of the 1935 fall semester the State Board of Education authorized the partnership between the two entities. Stockton Junior College was formed in the fall of 1935 with space and equipment rented from College of Pacific. Faculty from College of the Pacific taught classes but were employed and responsible to the Stockton Board of Education. The success of the operation was so notable that Pacific abandoned freshmen and sophomore instruction in the spring of 1936, bequeathing all such instruction to the junior college. The two institutions shared facilities through World War II, when the junior college added another unique, although temporary, feature: running an aviation school in Nevada. Science instructor Dr. Arthur T. Bawden succeeded Dr. Orton in this period. 6 San Joaquin Delta College 2015-2016 Catalog Successful leadership ensued with Dr. Bawden, followed by a triumvirate of three individuals Lorraine Knoles, Burke W. Bradley and Louis Windmiller in 1948. Stockton Junior College became Stockton College in 1948, with Dr. Leon Minear as president and a total student body of just under 2,000. The physical change was even more evident, with classes being moved to a 43-‐acre site to the south of College of the Pacific's campus. The educational pattern changed as well, as the Stockton school system restructured into six years of elementary instruction, four years of junior high, and an additional four years combining the junior and senior years of high school with the freshman and sophomore years of college. The physical separation of Stockton College and College of the Pacific was followed in 1951 by the resumption of lower division class offerings at Pacific. In the decade of the 1950s, the educational needs of the area became greater than the geographical focus of Stockton College. In 1952, Dr. Julio Bortolazzo took charge of the campus as the College began a different approach. It expanded its vocational programs and implemented the 6-‐
4-‐4 plan. Dr. Burke Bradley, Jr., followed Bortolazzo as president after which San Joaquin Delta College became the successor to Stockton College. Legally separated from Stockton Unified School District in 1963, the College encompassed virtually all of San Joaquin County and portions of three other counties. Dr. Bradley remained as Superintendent/President of the newly formed San Joaquin Delta Community College District. The separation from Stockton Unified School District made Delta College a tenant on land owned by SUSD. In 1966, a bond election failed to develop a multi-‐campus college district. In 1968-‐69, Dr. Bortolazzo returned for one year to head a successful bond campaign that provided funding for a portion of construction of a new $50 million campus. The Rio Vista-‐Isleton area in Solano County was annexed during this time as well. Dr. Joseph Blanchard was named Superintendent/President of Delta College in 1969. He combined $19.8 million in construction bonds with funds from six other sources, and over the next seven years directed the building of Delta’s first permanent home. With the addition of part of Calaveras County in the summer of 1976, the San Joaquin Delta Community College District grew to 2,300 square miles, larger than the states of Delaware or Rhode Island, and now serves approximately 23,000 students. Dr. Blanchard’s retirement in 1976 prompted college trustees to make a nation-‐wide search for a new leader that resulted in the selection of Dr. Dale Parnell, former Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District and Superintendent of Public Instruction in Oregon. Dr. Parnell, resigned on July 1, 1981, to assume a position as SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. In June of 1981, the Board of Trustees chose Lawrence A. DeRicco as Superintendent/President. Dr. DeRicco, a graduate of the old Stockton College, had been an educator and businessman throughout the District before serving as Delta College’s Business Manager and Vice President/Management Services for 18 years. Under Dr. DeRicco, the College entered a new era of limitations and consolidation with many foreseeable changes. During that time, DeRicco received an honorary Doctorate in Education from his alma mater, the University of the Pacific, for his contributions to the field of education. Dr. DeRicco retired in June of 1987 after 24 years of service to the District. In 1987, Dr. L. H. Horton, Jr., was appointed Superintendent/ President. During his tenure, he oversaw the construction of a new central plant and Child Development Center, and initiated the development of a new learning center in Tracy. Horton, the longest serving President to date, retired from the College in 1999 after 13 years of service. The millennium brought a new Superintendent/President, Edward O. Gould, Ed.D, in February 2000 to guide the College into the 21st century. He had served as Vice Chancellor of Student Services at the California Community College Chancellor’s Office where he developed and recommended policy for the state’s 107 colleges and 71 districts in the areas of student services and services...
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