Delaware Technical Community College is staying online through Spring 2021, citing the continuing presence of coronavirus.
Delaware Tech will continue to provide targeted student support services on its campuses for those who need to access that assistance in person and will continue to support faculty through professional development and additional resources, to enable them to provide the distance learning experience, a release stated.
The community college’s decision stands in contrast to the University of Delaware, which remains hopeful about adding more in-person classes in the spring. UD has emerged as more of a competitor to Delaware Tech, with its two-year programs showing growth.
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UD is also facing a potential quarter of a billion-dollar budget shortfall, due to an enrollment decline, higher costs and other factors.
“While this is clearly disappointing and frustrating to many students, their families, and College employees, this decision is made with health and safety, first and foremost, being our primary consideration,” said Delaware Tech President Dr. Mark T. Brainard. “The timing of this announcement will allow us to spend these valuable weeks planning and preparing for next year.”
Delaware Tech has campuses in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton-Christiana, and Wilmington.