Delaware Technical & Community College

Delaware Technical & Community College
Delaware Technical & Community College
Established 1966
Type Community college
President Dr. Orlando J. George
Students 20,349
Location Dover, Delaware, USA

Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC or Delaware Tech) is the community college system in the state of Delaware with locations in four cities. It was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1966 by House Bill 529. The college is fully accredited and several curricula have been accredited by various professional associations. The college currently offers over 120 programs leading towards associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates.[1] Of these programs, 48 are accredited degree programs with articulation agreements with 61 other institutions of higher learning. In the 2007-2008 school year, there were 20,349 students enrolled in accredited classes and 20,246 students attending non-credit courses. The component campuses are the Jack F. Owens Campus (or simply 'Owens Campus') in Georgetown, Delaware; the Stanton Campus in Newark; the Charles L. Terry Campus (or simply 'Terry Campus') in Dover; and the Wilmington Campus in Wilmington.[2]

The current president of the college is Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr.[3]



Delaware Tech was founded by Dr. Paul K. Weatherly, who served as president from 1967-1980. The Southern Campus was the first to open in September 1967 with 350 students, and renamed as the Jack F. Owens campus in May 1995. The Northern Campus was the second to open in a temporary location in 1968. The Northern Campus was then replaced by the Stanton Campus in the fall of 1973 and the Wilmington Campus in the spring of 1974. The Terry Campus in Dover was opened in 1972. The Presidents Office is situated adjacent to the Terry Campus. The president also keeps an office on the Wilmington campus.[4]

Statistics and Demographics

Credit Student Enrollment

  • Total Credit Enrollment: 20,349
    • Charles L. Terry Campus: 4,386
    • Jack F. Owens Campus: 5,655
    • Stanton Campus: 5,667
    • Wilmington Campus: 4,641

Demographic Information

  • Female Students: 64%
  • Male Students: 36%
  • Minority Students: 31%
  • Part-time Students: 58%
  • Delaware Resident Students: 95%


Delaware Tech also has a small sports program over its campuses. The Owens Campus, whose teams are known as the Roadrunners, has both a baseball and a softball team. The baseball team won the 2001 NJCAA D2 World Series. The Stanton and Wilmington campuses combine for men's soccer, women's softball and men's basketball. Their teams are known as the Spirit, and their colors are green and white. In the early 1990s, a golf team was created for a local high-level amateur golfer, Tom Borsello, who had won the state amateur title on multiple occasions, and who was taking adult courses, to compete on the college level.

Delaware Tech's Terry Campus, located in Dover, is home to the fighting Hawks. Various athletic programs are available there, including men & women's soccer programs, lacrosse, and women's softball.

Notable former faculty


President George Pay Compensation

A May 31, 2009 Exposé from the Wilmington News Journal focused on President Orlando George Jr's pay compensation. George will receive $455,000 in compensation for 2009, the highest of any Delaware State employee. This breaks down to $360,000 in base salary, $90,000 bonus and a $5,000 expense account. In addition, George receives 8 weeks of paid time off, exclusive use of a 2008 Buick Lucerne, free gas and maintenance for said Buick Lucerne and membership to Wilmington's University & Whist Club; membership to Wilmington's University & Whist Club costs $2,380 a year.

When George retires his annual pension would be $372,200, twice as much as the four living former Presidents of the United States.


  1. ^ "Delaware Tech Programs". Retrieved November 29, 2006. 
  2. ^ "About Delaware Tech". Retrieved December 6, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Dr. George's Inauguration Speech". Retrieved July 23, 2006. 
  4. ^ "About Delaware Tech". Retrieved July 23, 2006. 
  5. ^ Denison, Doug (2011-04-06). "Meet the candidates: Dover City Council at-large, 1st and 2nd Districts". Dover Post. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 


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