The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) occupations program prepares graduates for employment with HVAC&R installation and service contractors and/or facilities maintenance positions. Students completing the program also receive EPA Refrigerant Certification. Having achieved the competencies of this program, students are prepared for full-time employment at an entry-level position or, if already in the fields, to advance in their organization.
In this program, students will learn to manage computer systems for drawing production, information storage, retrieval and communication in the engineering and design workplace. As they develop computer aided drafting skills, they will explore manufacturing, mechanical and architectural engineering and construction applications.
This program is intended, primarily, to serve as computer training for individuals who have previous experience as manual “board” drafters and who already possess a working knowledge of technical drawings. However, though there is no requirement of prior technical experience, individuals desiring an elementary introduction to the fields of engineering drafting and design will be well served by this curriculum.
Students may, through the use of specified course alternatives, choose to pursue a basic 2D option with added emphasis in elementary blueprint reading and construction applications, or a 3D parametric modeling option with emphasis on advanced software features and mechanical/manufacturing applications.
The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment as entry-level surgical technologists functioning under the supervision of professional registered nurses or licensed physicians. The program - accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education - includes courses in general and technical education. Selected clinical experiences are provided in local hospitals under the supervision of a member of the surgical technology clinical faculty.
To complete the Delaware County Community College Surgical Technology Program Surgical Technology students are required to complete 120 surgical cases. Thirty cases are required to be in General Surgery. Ninety procedures may be in various surgical specialties.
Delaware County Community College has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing since 1968. Full approval is based on pass rates for first-time takers of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The PA State Board of Nursing requires that all nursing programs maintain an 80% or higher overall pass rate for first time examinees. While DCCC nursing graduates have consistently been above the 80% benchmark, we have been notified that in 2022 our pass rate dropped to 77.50% which has resulted in the program being placed on provisional status for a period of one year until the 2022-203 results are reported. We anticipate that this is a temporary situation and anticipate returning to full approval status at that time.
It should be noted that provisional program approval does not negatively impact instruction, clinical placements or the ability of graduates to qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Rather, it provides an opportunity for faculty to review admission criteria, curriculum, assessment processes, academic supports and related policies that will enable graduates to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination on the first attempt and expeditiously transition to professional nursing careers.
Delaware County Community College’s Medical Coding and Billing Program is approved by the AHIMA Foundation’s Approval Committee for Certificate Programs. This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process against a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals.
This process allows academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and private companies to be acknowledged as offering an ACCP Approved Coding Certificate Program. AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA’s 56,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.
Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, the American Health Information Management Association is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. To learn more, visit the AHIMA website at ahima.org.
The College’s Medical Coding and Billing Certificate is a stackable credential that offers a career pathway into Health Information Technology. Visit hicareers.com to find out how you can continue your education in Health Information Technology.
The goal of our Medical Assistant Program is “to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”
Medical assistants work in the health care field as assistants to physicians and other professionals in a variety of ambulatory care settings. The responsibilities of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical duties. The College's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education under recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
Delaware County Community College - Exton Center is a prestigious school recognized for its top-notch Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) qualification program. The center is deeply dedicated to offering superior educational opportunities, employing a thoughtfully crafted syllabus centered on vital healthcare components. The program provides hands-on training, enabling students to apply their knowledge directly to real healthcare situations. Learners easily comprehend complex theories due to the use of contemporary teaching techniques. The center also exhibits its innovative training facilities that mimic real-world medical settings. It prioritizes providing a holistic education experience, focusing equally on scholarly and ethical growth. A noteworthy benefit at Exton Center is its ties to a broad array of healthcare providers, opening up job prospects for its students. The center reports impressive graduation figures, reflecting a conducive educational environment focused on student achievement. The CNA qualification program at the center effectively fosters a high degree of assurance, erudition, and professional competence in students, preparing them for the medical field's demands.
At the Delaware County Community College - Exton Center, we acknowledge the changing nature of the academic landscape and commit to providing an innovative and supportive environment. We offer comprehensive college programs designed to fit a wide range of career desires for both high school graduates and adult learners. Our modern classrooms are designed to mirror real-life work settings and are equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment. Furthermore, students on our campus have access to beneficial resources, including a first-rate library, top-notch computer labs and practical classroom instruction, all purposed to enhance their college experience and help them reach their educational goals. Collaborative workspaces are another unique feature of our campus, providing a platform for students to engage and collaborate with their peers. Experience a new way of learning at Delaware County Community College - Exton Center.
906 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341