Delta College offers a variety of classes and programs designed to meet the needs of the diverse communities it serves through non-credit offerings. These programs and classes do not lead to a degree but are designed to assist individuals with professional and personal goals and development.
Delta views education as a lifelong process that takes place in a wide variety of environments. Classes are taught on main campus, at Delta College Centers, in public schools, in industrial plants, and commercial office buildings as well as other locations.
The College is assisted by program advisory committees; professional, civic and church organizations; governmental agencies; business; the labor industry; and other groups in determining needs and providing education and training to the community.
At Delta College continuing education is called LifeLong Learning because we believe that learning never stops. LifeLong Learning provides diverse, quality, short-term job training programs and professional and personal development courses for both traditional and non-traditional students interested in increasing their career-based knowledge or enriching their lives. Special emphasis is placed on programs that expand Delta College’s community engagement and outreach to make Delta the first choice to learn and grow.
Healthcare job training has been a part of Delta since the doors opened in 1961. Taking a short-term training class is a great way to jump in to this growing industry. Classes average between 6 and 15 weeks in length; are taught by local professionals; contain practical, hands-on experience; complement many of the College’s credit programs and several contain clinical experiences with local community partners.
Technical Trades & Safety
Quality job training, continuing education, personal enrichment and exam preparation programs taught by Technical Trades & Safety experts are offered to individuals currently working in industrial trades, those wanting to start a new career or those simply interested in the field.
Delta College LifeLong Learning makes it easy for individuals to add to their resume by offering a wide variety of career training, professional development, state-approved continuing education and exam preparation programs. Whether a business professional, small business owner or employer, LifeLong Learning offers programming suited to meet your business needs.
Life & Leisure
Life & Leisure programming offered through Delta College LifeLong Learning can be taken just for fun or to learn about something new. Life & Leisure classes are designed to enhance personal growth and enrich the quality of life of our Lakes Bay Region community members.
Delta College’s academically based, innovative Summer Camps provide our community’s youth the opportunity to build, create and explore in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), the arts and so much more. Campers learn new skills, experience new things, and, of course, have fun! Experienced camp staff and instructors challenge campers through hands-on learning activities and provide them with a glimpse of life on campus. Summer Camps at Delta College are designed to inspire creativity and a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.
Individuals needing accommodations to access programs, camps, or other non-credit events should contact the LifeLong Learning office.
Financial assistance may be available for students enrolling in LifeLong Learning short-term training programs through the Board of Trustees Grant or Michigan Works!.
The Board of Trustees Grant
The Delta College Board of Trustees Grant is intended for individuals supported by some type of public assistance or employed at a very low income level. Students must be residents of Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties. Funds are limited. An application should be completed at least two weeks prior to expected enrollment. Applications completed later than this may not be considered. Please call the Financial Aid Office at 989-686-9080 with questions or to make an appointment. For an application, please visit the LifeLong Learning website at www.delta.edu/lifelonglearning and review the section on Financial Assistance & Refunds.
Michigan Works! may be able to assist in funding job training programs. Eligibility requirements apply. Contact offices in Saginaw at 989-249-5232, Bay at 989-667-0500 or Midland at 989-631-3073.
Delta College LifeLong Learning
1961 Delta Road, H Wing
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: (989) 686-9444
Fax: (989) 758-3639