It's official -- Aug. 9 marks the date the name change for Delta-Montrose Technical College takes effect. The college will now be known as the Technical College of the Rockies.
Law enforcement training at Delta-Montrose Technical College is on hold pending Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) review.
To serve as a law enforcement officer in Colorado, an individual must successfully complete training through a POST-approved academy.
Governor John Hickenlooper made a brief stop in Delta Saturday afternoon to sign the bill renaming Delta-Montrose Technical College. The new name -- Technical College of the Rockies -- better reflects the broader community served by the technical college, said Michael Klouser, the new director of the technical college.
A bill changing the name of Delta-Montrose Technical College to Technical College of the Rockies has received legislative approval and is waiting for the governor's signature to become official.
Rep. Millie Hamner, Rep. Yeulin Willett, Sen. Kerry Donovan and Sen. Don Coram are sponsoring legislation that would change the name of Delta-Montrose Technical College to the Technical College of the Rockies.
Delta-Montrose Technical College is owned by Delta County Joint School District #50, but the name of the college, and the two other area technical colleges are specified in state statutes.
Delta-Montrose Technical College hosted a scholarship luncheon Tuesday, March 8, for students in the practical nursing program. Through the generosity of the community twenty-five scholarships were awarded to DMTC practical nursing students, for a total of $13,400.
Students in the high school sections of the nursing aide program at Delta-Montrose Technical College recently had an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the physical changes and special care needs of the elderly during a geriatric simulation. Students wore special glasses to experience the vision alterations caused by glaucoma and retinitis.
PEO Chapter BK is pleased to award this year's Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Linda Castillo. Castillo is currently in her final semester of the practical nurse program at Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Students and faculty at Delta-Montrose Technical College (DMTC) will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 5-11. The annual celebration, presented by Carhartt, represents over 300,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE).
The acquisition of the old City Market/Chaco building by Delta County Joint School District #50 has been resurrected with the commitment of additional cash from Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Last week, the school board approved allocating $150,000 in DMTC reserve funds for the purchase of the long-vacant building at 124 E. 6th Street.
The current school calendar that features six weeks of classes, followed by one-week breaks, once included "academy" sessions with fun, unique courses for students of all ages. Courses such as beginning guitar, scuba certification, photography and cooking were offered during the academy weeks in October, February and April.
Karen Edens, barbering instructor at Delta-Montrose Technical College (DMTC), was recently recognized by the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education as the 2016 Faculty Member of the Year at DMTC. Edens has been a barber for 30 years and has taught barbering and cosmetology classes at DMTC for five years.
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