Terms you need to know

Academic Building

The Academic building is the largest of the four main buildings on the Marple (or main) campus, tucked just behind Founders Hall, and attached to the north-western wing of the new STEM Center. See a campus map >>

Banner

Banner is the system that records and organizes employee, class and student data.

Branch campuses

Delaware County Community College currently has six campuses: the main campus, known as the Marple campus, is in Media. Branch campuses include Southeast Center (Sharon Hill), Downingtown, Exton, Pennocks Bridge (West Grove), and Upper Darby. There are also multiple teaching sites throughout Delaware and Chester counties. Learn more >>

CAH

An academic division of the College: Communications, Arts and Humanities.
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CAPP

Curriculum Advising and Program Planning: A tool for students to plan their course / degree path.

CAS

College Advisory System
The College Advisory System (CAS) at the College is a system of representative committees composed of students, support staff, administrators, and faculty. Its mission is to provide:

  • A vehicle so that ideas from all constituencies will receive consideration
  • Dialog on substantive educational issues
  • A forum to deliberate and reach consensus on items of College-wide interest

The College Advisory System consists of seven standing committees and a Steering Panel. All members of the committees and the Steering Panel are to be elected.

Standing Committees

  • Academic Affairs
  • Institutional Resources
  • Student Affairs
  • Curriculum Review
  • Assessment Processes
  • Professional Development
  • General Education

More information about the CAS can be found on the Faculty tab and on the About DCCC tab in delaGATE.

CRN

Course Reference Number
A unique course identifier for credit courses.

delaGATE

delaGATE is the College's secured digital portal designed to facilitate communications with staff and students. It provides employees with access to specfic HR payroll and policy links, students with access to WebStudy and financial aid links, and a plethora of other helpful datum.

Login by visiting dccc.edu and click on “delaGATE” located at the top the page. Login and password information is provided by Human Resources: your login credential begins with “P00...”  If you have any issues with access, call the help desk at 610-359-5211.

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: The FAFSA is the most important document for students seeking financial aid, grants, scholarships and a variety of other mechanisms. Students with finacial aid issues are encouraged to call the Financial Aid Office. View information >>

Founders Hall

Located on the main campus, it is home to most administrative offices, the bookstore, campus life, First Year Experience, a cafeteria and library.
See the campus map >>

Grade Codes

See the Campus Information file in the Provost channel on the faculty tab within delaGATE.

Groupwise

Groupwise is an enterprise software platform that manages email, personal calendars, document management and other communication requirements.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons houses library, tutoring, writing and technology services for students at the Marple Campus and most branch campuses.

MCO

Master Course Outline
The MCO for a course is the official college document that defines and governs that course.  It contains the constitutive elements of the course, namely the description and the competencies.  It also contains many other elements that are necessary for the assessment and review of the course. Additional information can be found in the CAS section of the faculty tab in delaGATE. Faculty members are encouraged to talk to the faculty delegate or members of the Curriculum Review or Academic Affairs committees for further information.

Q-Time

Q-Time was originally developed to reserve time for meetings and events on the Marple campus. Q-Time begins at 11:10 AM and ends at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Smarthinking

 An on-line tutoring service that provides students in traditional and online learning courses with tutoring assistance anytime, anywhere. This service is available 24/7. Students can schedule an appointment with an e-structor, connect and interact with a live tutor, submit an essay to the on-line writing lab or submit a question and receive a reply from an e-structor.

STEM Building / Tech Building

Delaware County Community College's $60 million STEM Complex positions the College as a regional leader in STEM education, attracting more students to rewarding fields in high-growth, high-demand occupations. The two buildings that form the complex, the STEM Center and the Advanced Technology Center, are a magnet for the study of STEM fields. Together, the centers house 11 science laboratories and 12 specialized laboratories for customized education and training developed in partnership with local industry leaders. Learn more >>

Teaching Sites

In addition to its principle locations (Marple, Chester County Hospital, Downingtown, Exton, Pennocks Bridge, Upper Darby, and the Southeast Center), Delaware County Community College also offers classes at various teaching sites.

WebStudy

WebStudy is an interactive course management system that teachers can use to post lesson plans, curriculum and course materials for students.