Occupational Student Support Services

CTE programs are geared toward preparing students with necessary employability skills needed to thrive in the workforce by combininging academic and career skills.

The CTE, Special Populations Engagement and Success Coordinator at Delta College is committed to increasing retention and graduation rate of students from Special Populations in State of Michigan approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to support career readiness.

This work provides comprehensive, student focused services and support to promote equity, enhancement of the academic experience and increase employment opportunities for graduates.

Do I qualify?

This program assists occupational students in qualified programs, who meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • English learners
    • Out of workforce individuals
    • Individual with a disability
    • Economically disadvantaged
    • Nontraditional training and employment participant
    • Single parent, including single pregnant women
    • Homeless individuals
    • Individuals aged out of the foster care system
    • Member of armed forces on active duty
    • OR are enrolled Delta College students in an approved occupational program

Available services

  • Occupational Student Support Financial Contribution (WI'23 APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED)
      • NEWLY AVAILABLE. Starting Winter 2023 occupational students who fit in the above criteria are eligible to apply for a financial award to go towards tuition, fees and supplies. To apply use the link available above. 
      • NOTICE: Eligible applicants will be placed on hold and their payment due date will be extended until January 5th. If you are not chosen for the award, you will be liable for the payment of your courses at this time. Non-payment will result in being dropped.
      • ACCEPTING means agreeing to responsibility for the cost of your courses in the instance you decide to drop. If you’re worried about being successful in your course reach out to the CTE Success Coordinator for support early.
      • PRIORITY given based on financial need and to applications submitted before due date: December 5th, 2022. Submission after the due date will be evaluated if funds are still available. 
    • Liaison for when you’re not quite sure who to contact
    • Help finding resources for both educational and non-educational needs (Childcare, transportation, supplies)
    • Career goal planning
    • Monitoring of academic progress
    • Graduation planning
    • Guidance with MDHHS assistance applications
    • Workshops
    • Career and program alignment
    • Soft skills upskilling

Approved programs

Art & Communication

    • Art + Design
    • Communication
    • Deaf Studies
    • Electronic Media 
      (Broadcasting or Film)
    • Journalism
    • Writing

Business & Administration

    • Accounting
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Entrepreneurship/
    • Small Business Management
    • Legal Support Professional
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Office Management
    • Virtual Assistant

Computer Technology

    • Business & Information Technology
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Science
      IT Support
    • Network Administration
    • Programming
    • Web


    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Clinical Medical Assistant
    • Dental Assisting
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Health Fitness Specialist
    • Health Foundations
    • Health Insurance Claims Specialist
    • Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Medical Scribe
    • Nurse (LPN or RN)
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Personal Trainer
    • Plant-Based Nutrition
      Phlebotomy Technician
    • Radiography
    • Respiratory Care
    • Sonography
    • Sterile Processing Technician
    • Surgical Technology

Human Services

    • Child Development
    • Educational Paraprofessional
    • Global Peace Studies
    • Youth Services

Public Safety

    • Corrections
    • Digital Forensics
    • Fire Science Technology
    • (Firefighter or EMT)
    • Law Enforcement
    • Security Loss Prevention

Science & Engineering

    • Agricultural Technology
    • Architectural Technology
    • Computer Aided Drafting
    • Chemical Technology
    • Environmental Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Water Environmental Technology

Technical Trades & Manufacturing

    • Automotive Service
    • Chemical Process Technology
    • Computer Numerical Control
    • Construction (Residential)
    • Construction Management
    • Diesel Service (Heavy Duty)
    • Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance
    • Electrician
    • HVAC/R Service Technology
    • Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    • Mechatronics
    • Skilled Trades Apprenticeship (various)
    • Welding Engineering
    • Wind Turbine Technology

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710