COVID-19 College Update

The College is open virtually to assist you while our physical locations are closed. Remote learning will continue through all spring and summer sessions. Please visit for more information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 5/27/20, 11:35 p.m.

Yes, per Governor Wolf's directive to limit social interaction, the College’s physical locations are closed until at least June 4, 2020. However, the College is open virtually to assist you. Classes are occurring remotely through the remainder of the spring semester and all summer sessions. All clubs, athletics, student-related activities and external events are canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.
The College’s counselor and advisors are working remotely and may be able to help. Plus, there are an array of educational, financial, food/shelter and other resources as well as other specific FAQs available on the Career & Counseling Center FAQ/Resources page.
Registration for summer and fall classes opened in April. Visit for more information about the summer and fall sessions. For assistance with advising or registration questions, please contact your academic advisor or email [email protected]. Please be sure to include the following information when communicating via email to help our advisors best serve you:
  1. Your full first and last name
  2. Your DCCC ID#
  3. Whether you are a current or new student
All support services are available remotely.
After surveying students and reviewing options, the College decided to move Commencement to Fall 2020. Decisions about the ceremony date and location will be informed by the guidance from federal and state authorities and the availability of a suitable venue. Graduates will be notified of the new date and location at least 45 days prior to the rescheduled date.
Please log into deleGATE. Here, you can view registration, financial aid, balance and payment history. If you require assistance making payments, please visit Navigating Your Student Payment Portal.
Yes, as long as you don't have a hold on your account, you can request an electronic or paper transcript at
Yes, all students have unlimited access to our 24/7 online tutoring provider, Smarthinking. In addition, College tutors will be available, by appointment, for virtual tutoring sessions using Zoom. Students wishing to work with a tutor remotely can indicate this when making an appointment.
In-person tutoring is not available while the College is closed due to COVID-19.
Smarthinking has tutors available in all of our key subject areas. Students can use Smarthinking for tutoring in three different ways:
1. Drop-in tutoring: These sessions use a shared whiteboard space on the screen and a text-chat feature.
2.Tutoring by appointment: These sessions can have audio/video capabilities.
3. Drop-off essay review or “submit a question”: You can submit a question or an essay to be reviewed by a tutor. Essays are returned within twelve hours.

To access Smarthinking, log in to delaGATE, click on Apps, then click on Tutoring-Online. To make an appointment for a remote tutoring session, log in to delaGATE, click on Apps, then click on Tutoring-In Person.
While the College is closed, faculty are working collaboratively in developing alternate ways of providing remote laboratory experiences to fulfill the course learning outcomes and properly prepare students for their next step. Details will be provided by your instructor via email or Canvas Announcement.
Faculty and administration in the Skilled Trades and Advanced Technology areas are developing a plan to enable students to complete the training/lab requirements once it is safe for students to return to campus. We know this is a stressful time but the health and safety of our students, instructors and staff is our first priority.

Details and updates will be provided by your instructor via email or Canvas Announcement. Please feel free to reach out to the dean of the Workforce Development division, Dr. Karen Kozachyn, by by email if you have additional questions or concerns. 
Virtual office hours are available as listed below. Use the Email link to request video conferencing information.

Virtual Office Hours
Please use contact forms to request video conferencing links and information

Amy Antrim – Director of Skilled Trades | Email
Carpentry, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Skilled Trades
Tuesdays. 11 a.m.-Noon, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Silvio DeAngelo – Automotive Technology Coordinator | Email
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, 6-7 p.m.

Phil Lachimia – Assistant Dean, Workforce & Economic Development | Email
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-Noon, 6-7 p.m.

Patrick Dougherty, Welding Coordinator | Email
Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sherrod Watson – Director, Advanced Technology | Email
Electro Mechanical, Process Control, Machine Tool Technology, Manufacturing/CNC, Computer-Aided Drafting,, Construction Supervision, Advanced Technology
Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., 6-7 p.m.
Remote learning is learning that can happen anywhere and everywhere via devices that can connect to the internet. For more information on remote learning at the College, you can watch this Remote Learning Tutorial video.

Students are able to access Canvas through delaGATE in the Apps menu or by going to For Canvas help, please email [email protected] or submit a support ticket at and, select ‘Submit a Request’ and then select Canvas from the category list. Students can also text the Office of Digital Learning for Canvas support at 610-359-5158 during the following hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information on Canvas, you can watch this Canvas Learning Management System video.
The Learning Commons and computer labs will be open to students when the College reopens. Please also note that the Learning Commons is available online to assist students. Visit the Learning Commons website.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted permission for some workforce development programs to resume on May 8. At the College, those programs include the Municipal Police Academy, EMT and Paramedic training. Per the Department of Education, “each program must be structured around ongoing social distancing, universal masking, and/or other public health guidance so as not to result in a spike of cases and new stay-at-home and closure orders."
CDL training has been suspended.
The College has suspended classes for as long as the County feels that it is dangerous for people to gather. Once the situation improves we will restart classes where they left off.
Assessment Services has resumed remotely in a limited capacity.
Students should follow the step-by-step instructions found here: How to Reset delaGATE Password. Staff should call the IT Support Center at 610-359-5211 to reset their password.