Accreditation is a process by which an institution of higher learning voluntarily agrees to meet the standards set by an accrediting organization that is made up of peer institutions. Accreditation is a way for educational institutions to monitor each other’s performance and, in effect, amounts to a seal of approval. Each educational institution must go through a periodic review to establish that it continues to meet the accreditation standards. These reviews take place every 10 years, with five-year follow-ups to measure progress toward goals.
Delaware County Community College’s competency-based curriculum certifies graduates as possessing the skills, attitudes and values needed to perform competently in their area of study. There are three kinds of competencies that intend to provide an advantage to our students, to any institutions to which you transfer, and to your future employers. Please refer to our College Competencies to learn more about the outcomes expected of all graduates.