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    Student success is Delta College’s mission all day,
   every day. Delta is proud of its students and proud
    to have a role in helping them reach their goals –
  and often beyond. Delta graduates are everywhere.
      Nurses, teachers, police officers, skilled trades
  professionals, business leaders – people just like you –
   who came to Delta with a dream to succeed in life.
        Whether you’re here to fulfill your general
    education requirements before transferring, or to
    quickly train for a new career, we take your plans                                                                               For me Delta was an
                                                                                                                                     amazing springboard.
   very seriously and strive to provide the knowledge                                                                                I was able to learn not
   and individualized support needed to reach them.                                                                                  just the skills I needed
      In fact, we’re so good at this that it’s become                                                                                to do what I do, but also
             known as “the Delta difference.”                                                                                        develop my ideas about
                                                                                                                                     my work.
          If you’re ready for success, take a look at how
                   Delta can help you get there.

                                                                                                    In 1961 when Delta
                             Delta College Board of Trustees                                       College opened, 1,800
         Bay County: Kim A. Higgs, Jack R. MacKenzie, Edith (Dee Dee) Wacksman                      students attended.
                                                                                                                                     Tim Speaker
Midland County: Kimberly R. Houston-Philpot (Chair), Dr. Thomas H. Lane, Robert B. Stafford, ‘83    Today, enrollment is
 Saginaw County: Dr. Robert L. Emrich (Vice Chair), Karen L. Lawrence-Webster, R. Earl Selby       about 16,000 annually,            Multi-media Artist
                               President: Dr. Jean Goodnow                                            with more than                 Assistant Professor of Art
                                                                                                     45,000 graduates.               Anderson University, South Carolina

     Delta offers more than
    50 tr ansfer progr ams and
100 career degree and certificate
                                                   For success
    progr ams in today’s most                      Transfer Programs
                                                   Delta offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science
          desir able fields.                       degrees in many professional fields that easily transfer
                                                   to bachelor degree granting institutions. At many
No matter what profession you                      universities, these freshman- and sophomore-level
have in mind, Delta college has                    courses are taught in big theatre-style lecture halls. At
                                                   Delta, you’ll receive more faculty attention because our
the progr ams to help you make                     average class size is 25 students.
 your career dreams a reality.                     Career Programs
                                                                                                                                                 56% 44%
                                                                                                                                                 part-time   full-time

                                                   Delta offers an array of associate and certificate programs
                                                   which are designed to teach the skills and knowledge
                                                   students need for successful entry-level employment                                            The majority of
                                                   in business, industry, health and service-related jobs.                                        Delta students
                                                   Advisory boards made up of local professionals working                                        attend part-time
                                                   in each field provide input which ensures you’re taught
                                                   what employers are seeking.

                                                   Undecided about your future direction?
                                                                                                                        Delta offers great
                      When I started I didn’t      Delta is a great place to start earning fundamental credits       academic opportunities,
                      know exactly who I was,      while exploring your options with our career guidance                as well as an array
                                                   experts. You’ll be in good company – about 20 percent                of extracurricular
                      and by going through                                                                           activities from athletics
                                                   of first semester students at Delta College have not yet
                      these classes I learned a    decided on a career.                                                  to volunteering.
                      lot about the subjects and
                      a lot about me.
                      I learned what I’m capable
                      of, and it’s more than I
                      gave myself credit for.
                                                     Nearly 50% of Delta
                                                       students plan to
                                                   transfer on to earn their
                                                      bachelor’s degree.

                      Elizabeth Simon
                      Dental Assistant

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Faculty who care
You’ll find a personalized learning experience unlike any
other. Delta’s talented and dedicated faculty will help
you cultivate your individual talents and potential – all
within a state-of-the-art interactive environment.
Delta College offers world-class scientists, authors,
artists, business leaders, and trade professionals – highly
regarded professors who are at the top of their game.
Yet those same professors hold one other key trait in                                   I am most grateful to my Delta students – from honors
common, they’re devoted to passing on their knowledge.                                  to developmental – who have always responded
Our faculty come here to teach and engage students.
                                                                                        wholeheartedly to my invitation to work hard, strive for
Modern Facilities                                                                       excellence, and think critically and creatively.
From the library and science labs to the professional
trades wing and the wellness facilities, the main campus
                                                                                        Mary Beth Looby
has been expanded and renovated – with more than
$68 million in changes in the last ten years – to provide                               English Professor
students with the tools they need to succeed.                                           2009 Michigan Professor of the Year
                                                                                        The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
                                                                                        and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
                                                                                        selected Looby from more than 300 top professors across
                                                                                        the United States as 2009 Michigan Professor of the Year.

                                                                                                                                                         Delta College employs
           You can fit college into your Life                                                                                                           217 full-time faculty and
                                                                                                                                                         94% have a master’s or
                           Delta understands you need flexibility for your busy life,                                                                      doctorate degree.
                                  and sometimes, a little help along the way.
                                                  So we offer:
                                • Classes days, evenings, weekends and online
                       • Off-campus learning centers in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw                                                                                               Student population
                                                                                                                                                                                        by gender
                                            • Free tutoring services
                                              • Career counseling
                                    • And, an average class size of 25 or less
                                                                                                                                                                                     46% 54%
                                                                                                                                                                                      male    female

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 Arts &
communications                                                                                                  I knew exactly what
                                                                                                                I wanted to do. I was
                                                                                                                accepted at a state
                                                           Are you imaginative and innovative?                  university, but Delta
                                                           Have a knack for communicating original ideas?       seemed the better choice
           For me it’s about allowing the                  A job in this field may be perfect for you.
                                                                                                                for me.
           students to know themselves                     Careers in this grouping are related to
           through art. And then, honoring                 communications, performing arts, and visual,         I ended up getting my
           the creativity and the uniqueness               literary and media arts.                             internship at the radio
           of the individual.                                                                                   station in my second
                                                                                                                semester at Delta.
                                                           Delta College Programs                               If I didn’t go to Delta I
           Larry Butcher
           Professor of Art
                                                           (Certificate, Associate or Transfer)                 don’t think I would have
           2009 Bergstein Award                            Art+Design                                           gotten to where
            for Teaching Excellence                        Communication                                        I am so quickly.
                                                           Digital Film Production - NEW
                                                           Electronic Media/Broadcasting
                                                           Electronic Media/Graphic Design
                                                           Foreign Language
                                                           Liberal Arts
                                                             General                                            Matt Bingham
                                                             Technical Writing                                  WKQZ Assistant Program Director,
                                                                                                                Afternoon Host & Music Director
                                                                                                                Electronic Media Broadcasting

Potential Yearly Earnings                                                                                                        The source for all salary
                                                                                                                                 information in this publication:
Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $40,000                                                                             Michigan Department of
                                                                                                                                 Labor and Economic Growth,
Broadcast Technician . . . . . . . . . .     $38,210                                                                             Labor Market Information,
Reporter/Correspondent . . . . . .           $44,180                                                                             Average Annual Wages by
                                                                                                                                 Occupational Groups, 2008.
Graphic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $43,460                                                                   
Interpreter/Translator . . . . . . . . .     $50,700                                                                             67&SUBID=124

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                                                                                                    The Bureau of Labor
                                                                                                       The Bureau of Labor
                                                                                                        Statistics reports
                                                                                                       Statistics reports
                                                                                                   business professionals,
                                                                                                     business professionals,
                                                                                                   because they work inin a
                                                                                                      because they work a
                                                                                                                                 Management, Marketing &

                                                                                                     largevarietyof sectors,
                                                                                                   large variety of sectors
                                                                                                      can expect
                                                                                                   can expect faster than
                                                                                                                  faster than
                                                                                                       average job growth.
Are you analytical and outgoing? Try marketing.                                                     average job growth.
Analytical and introverted? Maybe accounting
is for you. Got a great idea and a lot of nerve?
You’re the perfect entrepreneur. Enjoy problem
solving and systematic operations? Information
technology may be in your future.                                         Delta had the classes and
                                                                          transfer agreement with
                                                                          Northwood University to get
Delta College Programs                                                    me where I wanted to go.
(Certificate, Associate or Transfer)

Business Administration
Computer Science
Computer Science & Information Technology
Computer Science & Information Technology
  Business & Information Technology
  Computer Applications
  Information Security & Technology/Criminology Technology
  Information Security & Technology/Financial Security
  Information Security & Technology/Information Assurance
  Network Technology
  PC Systems Support & Technology                                         Alex Zarazua
  Web Information Technology                                              Business Administration (3+1 program)
Entrepreneurship                                                 - Sales & Support Specialist
Interior Design                                                           Phoenix, Arizona
International Studies
Legal Support Professional
  Law Office Foundation
  Law Office Specialist
  Cosmetology Management
  Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
  General Management
  Marketing Management
  Merchandising Management
  Office Services Management
  Retail Management                                                                                                                                   Potential Yearly Earnings
Management-Subsequent Degrees
                                                                                                                                                      Sales Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $102,020
  Business Management
                                                                 Office Professions                                                                   Accountants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,050
  Northwood 3+1
                                                                   Administrative Assistant                                                           Computer Support Specialist . . $44,690
Medical Office Professions
                                                                   Office Assistant                                                                   Tax Preparers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,610
  Health Insurance Coding & Claims Specialist
                                                                   Office Specialist                                                                  Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,660
  Medical Secretary
                                                                   Office Skills Core
  Medical Transcription Specialist
                                                                 Professional Studies in Office Administration

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                Manufacturing & Industrial

                                                                                                                                            Delta’s Chemical Process
                                                                    Are you curious about how things work?                                      Technology Program
                                                                                                                                             brought Vice President
                                                                    Careers in this collection are related to engineering,                     Joe Biden to campus.
                                                                    mechanics and repairers, manufacturing technology,
                                                                    precision production, electronics and construction
                                                                    trades. If you are mechanically inclined and enjoy
                                                                    working on a project from start to finish, consider a
                                                                    profession in this field.                                                   Delta prepares you
                                                                                                                                                very well for any type
                                                                                                                                                of job. I’ve been to a
                                                                    Delta College Programs                                                      lot of different training
                                                                    (Certificate, Associate or Transfer)                                        centers. The amount
                                                                                                                                                of hands-on time that
                                                                    Alternative Energy/Wind Turbine Technology – NEW
                                                                    Architectural Technology                                                    Delta provides – and,
                                                                    Architecture                                                                really, the approach
                                                                    Automotive Service Educational Program GM (ASEP)                            the instructors take –
                                                                    Automotive Service Technology                                               gives students the skills
                                                                    Aviation Flight Technology
                                                                    Chemical Process Technology
                                                                                                                                                they’re going to need in
                                                                    Chemical Technology                                                         the field.
                                                                      Laboratory Science
                                                                    Computer Aided Drafting
                                                                    Computer Numerical Control
                                                                    Construction Management
                                                                    Electrical Utility/Line Worker
                                                                    Industrial Technology Education
                                                                    Lean Resource Management
                                                                    Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
                                                                    Mechanical Engineering Technology
                                                                    Refrigeration/Heating/Air Conditioning Service Technology
                                                                    Residential Construction
                                                                    Skilled Trades (including Carpenter, Electrician and Pipefitter)            Lori Kuiper
                                                                    Welding Engineering Technology                                              Welding Engineer

Potential Yearly Earnings
Plumber/Pipefitter . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,590                                                                                                                           Local industry
Mechanical Engineer Technician . . $50,230                                                                                                                              relies on Delta to train
                                                                                                                                                                       the workers they need to
Auto Service Technician . . . . . . . $41,210
                                                                                                                                                                       expand their production.
Chemical Equipment Operators. . . $40,20
Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38,190

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                                                            Would you enjoy using science to help others?
                                                            Humans have always been in need of solutions to
                                                            address illness, injury and various health related
                                                            issues such as childbirth. With modern technology
                                                            and science, the scientific accuracy of these fields
                                                            has greatly improved. Put your compassion and
In high school I was much
                                                            technical knowledge to work.
more interested in English.
At Delta, I took a huge
variety of courses and                                      Delta College Programs
became more interested                                      (Certificate, Associate or Transfer)
in science. Now I’m in my                                   Dental Assisting
first year of residency, and                                Dental Hygiene
I think it was meant to be                                  Dentistry
the whole time.                                             Diagnostic Medical Sonography
                                                            Massage Therapy
                                                            Medical Technology
                                                            Mortuary Science
                                                              Nursing Transition/
                                                                Licensed Paramedic to RN
                                                                Licensed Practical Nurse to RN
                                                              Practical Nurse
                                                            Physical Therapist Assistant
                                                            Physical Therapy
Tina Metropoulos, D.O.                                      Radiography (X-Ray)
Resident Physician                                          Respiratory Care
Metro Health Hospital,                                      Surgical Technology
Grand Rapids
                                                            Veterinary Medicine

                                                                                                                    My reward is watching those
                                                                                                                    I’ve taught continue learning,
                                                                                                                    growing and helping patients                        Potential Yearly Earnings
                         According to the Bureau                                                                    recover to their fullest potential.                 Radiographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $48,820
                         of Labor Statistics, ten of
                          the 20 fastest growing                                                                                                                        Surgical Technician . . . . . . . . . . . .      $40,160
                              occupations are                                                                       Jamie Duley                                         Dental Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $33,990
                            healthcare related.                                                                                                                         Registered Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $63,100
                                                                                                                    Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
                                                                                                                                                                        Physical Therapy Assistant . . . . .             $40,920
                                                                                                                    Board Certified Neurologic Specialist
                                                                                                                    2009 Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence

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     Services                                                                 This is a group of professions in which you’d use
                                                                              proven methodologies, data and your observational
                                                                              experience of human life and human activities to
                                                                              advance society, one community at a time. You must
                                                                              enjoy working with people, and remember, the work
                                                                              environment can sometimes be stressful.                          One of the things I
                                                                                                                                               use most on the job
                                                                                                                                               is the confidence in
                                                                              Delta College Programs                                           public speaking that
                                                                              (Certificate, Associate or Transfer)                             I gained through my
                                                                              Child Development
                                                                                                                                               Delta speech class.
                                                                                 Educational Paraprofessional - NEW
                                                                              Criminal Justice
                                                                                 Law Enforcement
                                                                                 Police Academy
                                                                                 Security/Loss Prevention
                                                                              Education (Art, Business,
                                                                                 Elementary, Home Economics,
                                                                                 Industrial Arts, Music, Physical,
                                                                                 Pre-School, Secondary, Special)                               Yvonne Brantley
                                                                              Fire Science                                                     Michigan State Trooper
                                                                                 Fire Fighter Technology
                                                                                 Fire Investigation/Prevention
                                                                                 Fire Science Technology
                                                                                 Emergency Medical Services
                                                                                 Industrial/Commercial Security & Safety
                                                                                 Leadership & Training
                                                                              Group Fitness Instructor
                                                                              Health Fitness Specialist
                                                                              Legal Support Professional
                                                                                 Law Office Foundation
                                                                                 Law Office Specialist
                                                                              Occupational Therapy
                                                                              Personal Trainer
Potential Yearly Earnings                                                     Social Work                                                   As the region’s
                                                                              Sociology                                                 only police academy,
Police Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,260                                                                         Delta’s 17-week
                                                                              Youth Services
Fitness Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,380                                                                        training program is
Fire Fighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,010                                                                    Michigan Commission
Elementary School Teacher . . . . . . . $57,180                                                                                         on Law Enforcement
                                                                                                                                        Standards approved.
Paralegal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,300

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                                                                                     Natural Resources &
                                         Would working outdoors suit you? Does
                                         using science and data to save natural
                                         resources, to understand your world or
                                         to improve crop production sound like
                                         something you’d like to spend your life
                                         doing? Consider a career in these fields.

                                         Delta College Programs
                                         (Certificate, Associate or Transfer)

Through work that I’ve done              Environmental Science
Delta has decreased junk                 Environmental Technology
mail by nearly a ton, literally          Forestry
1,700 pounds.
Each day there’d be less                 Natural Resources
and less sitting on my desk              Water Environmental Technology

waiting to be processed. I
really enjoyed seeing the
                                             Interested in
                                         renewable resources?
                                       Delta offers an Alternative
                                         Energy/Wind Turbine
                                          Technology degree.

                                                                                                           Potential Yearly Earnings
Samantha Langston
                                                                                                           Wildlife Biologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,410
Student working in Delta’s                                                                                 Conservation Technician . . . . . . $65,080
Sustainability Department                                                                                  Forester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,380
Associate’s in Science                                                                                     Food Science Technician . . . . . . $39,550
Working on Writing Certificate                                                                             Water Treatment Plant Operator . .$40,840

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 Delta college

Student Life
                                                                                                                                                                         Delta students
                                                                                                                                                                      participate in events
                                                                                                                                                                        that inform and
                                                                                                                                                                       entertain, from the
                                                                                                                                                                       Governor’s visit to
                                                                                                                                                                         talent shows.

                                                                                                                Delta college students are encour aged to
                                                                                                            explore new horizons for learning and personal
                                                                                                              growth. Delta organizes numerous activities
                                                                                                             and oversees various student groups that can
                                                                                                             help you meet people with similar interests and
                                                                                                                  discover a new world of opportunity.

                                             Get involved!
                                             Clubs and Organizations                                     The ‘Collegiate’
 Our Delta experiences
                                             From Bowling to Phi Theta Kappa, Delta clubs and            There’s something for everyone at Delta, including
 helped us grow up. We                       organizations are there for you to meet fellow students,    a student newspaper. There are opportunities for
 learned we could be leaders                 get involved with the community, and build your résumé.     writers, photographers and graphic designers. Find
 in our community. We’ve                                                                                 out what it’s like to get your ideas published.
 gotten probably five to seven               Sustainability
 of our friends to come here.                Delta College is very proud to have made significant        Community Outreach
 We tell them, if we can do                  progress toward the development of an environmentally       Make a difference. The Service-Learning Office
                                             sustainable campus. We actively engage in practices         encourages students, faculty and staff to donate
 this, you can do this.                      which will contribute to a healthier college and a          their time and energy to non-profit agencies in
                                             healthier world. There are opportunities for students to    the surrounding communities. The office provides
                                             not only participate but lead these initiatives.            information and referral services to all students
                                                                                                         interested in committing their time to worthy causes.
                                             Honors Program
                                             You could be eligible to apply for membership in the        Athletics
                                             Delta College Honors Program. Honors offers students        Students have the opportunity to compete at the
                                             an opportunity to take specially designed courses which     college level in women’s softball, volleyball and
                                             emphasize advanced creative and critical thinking,          basketball and in men’s soccer and basketball. We
 Armando Flores III and Lyle Flores          providing a unique learning experience – and make a good    are a member of the National Junior College Athletic
 President, and Vice President of the        impression on employers or university admissions officers   Association and the Eastern Conference of the
 Society of Hispanic Leaders                 reviewing your transcript.                                  Michigan Community College Athletic Association.
 Co-op Advisory Board
 Hispanic Youth Association
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       Funding Your                                                                                                             Financial Aid By the Numbers
education                                                                                                               In 2008-2009, 60% of all Delta students received some type of financial aid

                                                                                                                     Delta endowed and institutional scholarships – $389,767 to 397 students ($981/student)

                                                                                                                               Community scholarships – $609,958 to 456 students ($1337/student)

                                                                                                                                Federal Stafford loans – comprised almost $9 million in student aid.
                                                                                                                                           2,556 students borrowed an average of $3521.
                                                                                                                                Federal student aid – $21 million total to all Delta College students

                                                                                                                               State aid in a variety of forms – $2.8 million total to all Delta students

An exceptional value                                                                                                                                                  The full-time to part-time
The annual cost to attend Delta College is nearly half the average cost at                                                                                             faculty ratio is higher at
a public four-year university – and that doesn’t include room and board.                                                                                             Delta than at many colleges.
                                                                                                                        There were some
Still, paying for college can be difficult so the Financial Aid and Student
                                                                                                                        semesters I wasn’t
Finance offices work together to provide valuable assistance to help you
                                                                                                                        sure I’d be able                                  43%
finance this investment in your future. In addition to our low tuition rates,                                                                                             part-time   57%
we offer a wide range of federal, state and institutional financial aid                                                 to afford to go to                                            full-time

programs, awarding over $18 million in aid annually.                                                                    school. But Financial
Also, a convenient, interest-free payment plan is available, allowing students                                          Aid helped me find
to spread the cost of their tuition and fees over multiple payments.                                                    a way – without any
                                                                                 Students of all ages                   loans or debt.
                                                                                    choose Delta

                                                                                            45 and older

                                                                                   31% 30-34 yrs old 18%
                                                                                  0-19 yrs old

                                                                                                     25-29 yrs old
                                                                                        20-24 yrs old

                                                                                                                        Dagan Stephenson
                                                                                                                        Delta graduate, transferred to
                                                                                                                        Central Michigan University

                                                         Visit us
                                                      Delta College welcomes you to visit our campus and explore
                                                        Delta for yourself. To schedule an appointment, contact
                                                       our Admissions Office at 989-686-9093 or visit us online at
                                               and be sure to check out the virtual tour.

                                                                                   1961 Delta Road, University
                                                                                        Center, MI 48710

It is the policy of Delta College not to discriminate in employment, education, public accommodation or public service on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, height, weight, arrest record, veteran status, disability, or other classifications as required by applicable U.S. federal, state or local law. Direct inquiries to the Equity/Compliance
Officer, Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, Office J101, University Center, MI 48710, telephone 989-686-9547, or email: