Delaware Technical Community College
|President||Mark T. Brainard|
United States of America
|Colors||Green and Blue|
Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC or Delaware Tech) is a public community college in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is the only community college in the state. The four component campuses that make up the college are the Jack F. Owens Campus in Georgetown, Delaware; the Stanton Campus in Stanton, Delaware; the Charles L. Terry Campus in Dover; and the Orlando J. George, Jr. Campus in Wilmington, Delaware. Delaware Tech was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1966 by House Bill 529.
Delaware Tech is an open admission institution that is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college offers more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Computer Technology, Culinary Arts, Education, Energy and Engineering, Health and Science, Public Service, Transportation, and Visual Communications. Of these programs, 48 are accredited degree programs with articulation agreements with 61 other institutions of higher learning. In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 23,568 students enrolled at Delaware Tech.
Delaware Technical Community College was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1966 with the approval of House Bill 529, signed into law by then-Governor Charles L. Terry, Jr. The first Delaware Tech campus opened its doors in Sussex County in September 1967 with Dr. Paul K. Weatherly serving as the first president. Three hundred sixty-seven students enrolled in the first year. Enrolment doubled in the second year, and construction of new laboratories and classrooms began. The Southern Campus was renamed in 1995 to the “Owens Campus” in honor of its first campus director, Jack F. Owens. In 1968, a Northern Campus was opened with 375 full-time students enrolled the first year. A multi-campus facility was created and the Stanton and Wilmington locations were opened in 1973 and 1974 respectively. With a Delaware Tech campus in both Sussex and New Castle Counties, it was determined that 47% of high school juniors and seniors in Kent County said they would be interested in a Kent County branch of Delaware Tech. In response to this need, Kent Campus was established in Dover in 1972, and the name was later changed to “Terry Campus” in honor of Governor Charles Terry, who was a motivating force behind the establishment of the College. The President's Office, located adjacent to the Terry Campus, functions as a central office by providing a variety of services in support of the campuses.
Statistics and demographics
Credit Student Enrollment 
- Total Credit Enrollment: 23,568
- Charles L. Terry Campus: 5,257
- Jack F. Owens Campus: 6,662
- Stanton Campus: 5,708
- Wilmington Campus: 5,941
(includes full-time and part-time)
Demographic Information 
- Female Students: 58%
- Male Students: 41%
- Minority Students: 53%
- Part-time Students: 58%
- Delaware Resident Students: 95%
The Delaware Tech Athletic Department operates under the guidance of the Dean of Student Services and follows all bylaws and regulations established by the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX. Students interested in athletic participation must meet NJCAA eligibility requirements.
- The Owens Campus is home of the Roadrunners and has a softball and baseball team. The baseball team won the 2001 NJCAA D2 World Series.
- The Stanton campus has both a men and women basketball team. Their teams are known as the Spirit, and their colors are green and white.
- The Terry Campus is home of the Fighting Hawks. Various athletic programs are available there, including men and women's soccer programs, lacrosse, and women's softball.
- Basketball team 5 time champions
In popular culture
- In the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train, a “Delaware Tech” mathematics professor (John Brown) is too drunk to remember speaking about differentials on a train with tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger}, and is thus unable to confirm Hainea’ alibi in the murder of his wife (Laura Elliot).
Notable former faculty
- James Hutchison - former Mayor of Dover, Delaware (1994-2004)
- Ruth Ann Minner - Former Governor of Delaware
- Tom Wintermantel, Treasurer Dover Downs
- Montrell Teague - Harness racing driver
- Dennis P. Williams -Former Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware (2013-2017)
- "SENATE BILL NO. 222". Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "About Delaware Tech". Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- Denison, Doug (2011-04-06). "Meet the candidates: Dover City Council at-large, 1st and 2nd Districts". Dover Post. Retrieved 2011-10-10.