San Joaquin Delta College ("Delta College" or SJDC) is two-year community college located in Stockton, California. Delta College offers associate degrees, professional certificates, and college transfer programs for students planning to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions.
Delta College has a partnership with the University of the Pacific, and together the two institutions are able to offer students four-year educational opportunities, as well as graduate studies. Delta College also has a cooperative partnership with California State University, Stanislaus.
San Joaquin Delta College was founded in 1934 as College of the Pacific Junior College. In the beginning, courses were listed in the College of the Pacific catalog and there were 73 students enrolled. A more formal partnership was established with College of the Pacific in 1935. Under the jurisdiction of the Stockton Board of Education, instructors from College of the Pacific taught junior college students at "Stockton Junior College. The two colleges shared facilities through WWII.
In 1948, Stockton Junior College changed its name to Stockton College. Classes were moved to a 43-acre campus south of College of the Pacific. In 1963, the junior college separated from the Stockton Unified School District and began to serve all of San Joaquin County and parts of three neighboring counties. The Delta College District developed from that point, and the name of college changed its name again to San Joaquin Delta College. The partnership between University of the Pacific and Delta College has continued throughout its history.
The academic calendar for San Joaquin Delta College follows a semester format, with fall and spring sessions, as well as shorter summer "intersessions."
Colleges and Schools
The academic units for Delta College are organized into divisions and departments, as follows:
- Agriculture, Science & Mathematics
Agricultural Tech, Animal Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Ornamental Horticulture, Physics, Plant Science
- Applied Science, Business & Technology
Architectural Tech, Automotive Tech, Business , Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Construction Tech, Diesel Tech, Electrical Tech, Electron Microscopy, Electronics, Engineering Tech, Fluid Power Tech, General Electrician Certification Program, Heating & Air Conditioning, Industrial Tech, Machine Shop Tech, Mill Cabinet, Welding Tech
- Arts & Communication
Art, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Fashion, Graphics Arts, Interior Design, Journalism & Mass Communication, Music, Photography, Radio/Television, Speech and Debate
- Athletics/Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics (PERA)
Health Education, PE/Recreation
- Health Sciences
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nurse Assistant Training, Psychiatric Technician, Radiologic Technology, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Vocational Nursing
- Humanities, Social Science & Education
Correctional Science, Early Childhood Education, Education, Fire Science, POST Academy
- Languages, Library & Learning Resources
English, ESL, Foreign Language, Learning Resources, Library, Reading
Students at Delta College have many opportunities to get connected to other students and activities beyond the classroom. The Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) is a good starting point for involvement, and there are also opportunities for international students, student media (the college TV station, radio station, magazine and newspaper), and numerous student clubs and organizations.
Venues of interest on the Delta College campus include:
- Clever Planetarium
- Delta Center for the Arts
- Horton Gallery
- The Market at Delta College
- The Student Chef
Student Services at Delta College include:
- Career Center
- Transfer Center
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Work Experience Program
- Work-Study Program
- Assessment Center
- Articulation Office
- Counseling Center
- Transfer Center
- Online Classes
The San Joaquin Delta College colors are gold and black, with white as an accent color. The school mascot is the mustang, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the Delta "Mustangs."
The San Joaquin Delta College "Mustangs" athletics teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
In addition to its main campus in Stockton, San Joaquin Delta College has the following satellite locations:
- Manteca Center
- South Campus at Mountain House (formerly Tracy Center)
Courses are taught by Delta College instructors at various locations in the region, including local communities as follows:
- Rio Vista
- San Andreas
- Sutter Creek
The Outreach & Community Relations Department connects the surrounding communities with the many programs, services and resources at San Joaquin Delta College. Programs assist potential students and community organizations, and help businesses become better acquainted with the educational opportunities and services available within the California Community College (CCC) system.
Delta College also provides community education, a kid's college, and workshops and programs for adults.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,900. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $6,300-$7,574
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $260-$320 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$4,843|
|Receiving Student Loans||7%||$1,585|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, San Joaquin Delta College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares San Joaquin Delta College against community colleges in California.
|Delta||San Joaquin County||California|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1969)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in California
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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