Beginning Aug. 27, San Joaquin Delta College will once again offer classes at Lodi High School as well as Estrallita High School in Galt through their Regional and Distance Education program.
“Delta has offered courses in Lodi since 1997, though there were a few years during the recession that those classes were not available. We use classrooms at Lodi High School to offer evening classes,” Delta spokesman Alex Breitler said in an email. “This past year was actually our first year offering courses in Galt.”
Breitler said that 155 students took at least one Delta course in Lodi during the fall and spring semesters in the 2017-18 school year, and 165 students took at least one Delta course in Galt during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
“The bottom line is, we’re pleased that students in the north county have taken advantage of the courses that Delta is offering, and we certainly want to encourage even more to do so,” Breitler said.
Public speaking has been one of the most popular courses in years past, Breitler said, and seems to be just as popular this year along with history of the United States based on preliminary enrollment numbers.
New courses offered in Galt include health education, history of the United States and elementary Spanish, Breitler said, and criminal justice in society, real estate principals and history of the United States are three new courses offered in Lodi.
Many of the courses meet general education requirements for California university and state schools, Breitler said, and there may be more new courses offered in the coming years.
“The college is always evaluating ways to expand course offerings in the north county,” Breitler said.
Delta College will also hold an application workshop from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 12935 Marengo Road, Galt. For more information and a complete list of courses offered in Lodi and Galt, visit www.deltacollege.edu/department/regional-distance-education.