The opportunities for fun, school spirit, and hands-on engagement are available to students at Delta Technical College on a daily basis. With so many varied programs at Delta Tech, the trade school students’ daily routines vary, but each program at Delta Tech is very hands-on, experiential, and interactive. Students will also be able to actively participate in and enjoy various campus activities, which can be rewarding for educational and social reasons.
A Hands-On Trade School Education at Delta Tech
As a trade school, Delta Tech is committed to giving their students hands-on workforce training that they may use to begin a successful career. Each day at Delta Tech, students in any program are in the lab, or on the CDL range, or in the field, practicing the skills they have learned.
All allied health programs practice the “tell, show, do”  education model, which allows students to learn a skill in class, be shown that skill by instructors, and then practice that skill in the lab. This method of training can be essential to helping a student fully learn and execute the skills of their trade.
There are many instances at Delta Tech where students have the opportunity to be hands-on and share or practice their skills in a real world setting, including:
- In the CDL Training Course , students practice maneuvers on the range after a week of classroom instruction.
- An externship is a short-term training program in a workplace, usually offered to students as part of a program or course. At Delta Tech*, our allied health programs, like medical assisting, have an externship included.
*Not all programs and courses at Delta Tech offer an externship.
Student Life at Delta Tech
Although the students may be working very hard in their respective programs, there is also time for fun activities and experiences. Many students enjoy lunch in the student lounge, where there may be school-sponsored activities like a resume workshop, Popcorn Day, or cookout. Students can attend designated “Lunch and Learns,” which can range from interview dos and don’ts to money management.
Lunch may also be a good time to stop by the Cosmetology Lab for a haircut. Students receive a discount on services at the “Cosmo Lab.”
Delta Tech has a designated charity each month that students raise money for. Last year students successfully collected items to take to Houston, TX, for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This community involvement extends to events like Easter egg hunts and local sports team sponsorships.
Spirit Week  is also a fun time at Delta Tech, and in the past has included several days of dressing up, including jersey day, pajama day, wacky tacky day and patriotic day.
Individual program instructors may celebrate a special accomplishment with a treat or event, like the Dental Assisting Program, which held an ice cream party  to celebrate the students’ hard work, or the Ridgeland campus Cosmetology Program, which held a student-led fashion show .
A Day in the Life of a Delta Tech Trade School Student Can Be Very Rewarding
Students at Delta Tech are given the opportunity for a hands-on education where they can learn a trade or allied health career, while also having fun and enjoying student life. If you’re interested in experiencing the Delta Tech “day in the life” contact the Admissions Team for information or to schedule a campus visit.
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