Accessing Capital

Chester County Economic Development Council:

Low-interest debt financing and creative debt restructuring  CCEDC utilizes professional expertise to design loan packages and blend various funding programs together to offer clients a customized, business-specific funding structure.



Advanced Manufacturing Career Training with DCCC

Please see the attached flowchart outlining the FREE or reduced cost training opportunities for MACC/DC Member employees or prospective employees that follow a path from:

  • Pre-employment (pre-apprenticeship)
  • New hire training
  • Incumbent/ Semi-skilled training
  • Incumbent/ Skilled training
  • Apprenticeships, (in conjunction with NTMA)

For further information, please see:     dccc-advanced-manufacturing-training

For courses eligible for this program for Spring 2017, please see:


Or contact:

Karen P. Kozachyn Ed.D.
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
Office T202
Voice: 610.359.5362
Fax: 610.359.5054


Join us for a  day at the TCHS Pickering Campus to get high school students, their parents and adults excited about careers in advanced manufacturing. Our direct engagement can demonstrate the connection between our field and STEM education to get the future STEM workforce pumped about advanced manufacturing!

See attached flyer for details:

TCHS0617002 AMP Partner Flyer- no contact person

AON’s Report on How to Prepare for the Top Global Risks of 2017

Please see this useful information for manufacturers, taken from “The ONE Brief”,  from AON.





Breakfast With the Port of Philadephia : June 21, 8:30AM

Notice date:



The regional sea ports, along with logistics and transportation services, are an integral part of our global supply chain.

Join Delaware County Community College as we welcome Sean E. Mahoney, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, for “Breakfast with the Port”, on:

June 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM.


Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know our area’s regional port authority, hear updates on port activities, and learn about the latest port developments affecting your ability to compete globally.

8:30    Registration and Breakfast

9:00    Welcome

9:10    Guest Speaker

9:40    Q&A

10:00  Conclusion

Right click here for more information: Port of Philadelphia Breakfast Invite

Business Development

Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry:

The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry is to be a member-driven chamber of influence, providing effective connections that enhance advocacy, business development and community investment in the Chester County area and the surrounding region.




Delaware County Chamber of Commerce:

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is committed to enhancing businesses throughout the region and promoting the economic well-being of the county. The Chamber of Commerce provides valuable benefits, strengthens the quality of life within the community, serves as a liaison between business and government, and prepares the future workforce.




DCCC’s FREE Electro-Mechanical Technologies Certificate Program

Funded By a Grant From JP Morgan Chase

Funded By a Grant From JP Morgan Chase

Electro-Mechanical Technician Jobs Are in Demand
Manufacturing employers right here in southeastern Pennsylvania are having difficulty finding a highly skilled workforce.


Not only are these jobs open and in high demand, they’re also high-paying. At Delaware County Community College, we’re prepared to train you for a career as an Electro-Mechanical Technician, so you can help meet industry demands right in your backyard.


Our Electro-Mechanical Technologies Certificate Program can be completed in less than a year and will help you transition seamlessly into a career in advanced manufacturing technology. Classes are available in Delaware County at the Marple Campus and in Chester County at the Exton Center.


• Align, fit and assemble component parts using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates and microscopes
• Analyze and record test results and prepare written testing documentation
• Install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies using soldering equipment and hand tools
• Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly
• Repair, rework and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and systems to meet operational specifications and tolerances

Gain Skills Related to:

Electronics Mechanical devices Instrumentation equipment Pneumatics
Hydraulics Industrial computers Sensors Automated Systems

Training Grants Available

Through the generosity of JP Morgan Chase, the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation is pleased to offer training grants support to selected students choosing to pursue a program of study in Electro-Mechanical Technologies. The grant will complement any financial aid for which a student might be eligible, or meet expenses for students not eligible for financial aid. Regardless, the intent is to ensure students can complete the Electro Mechanical Technologies program for free. Training grants will be renewable for students who are able to make satisfactory academic progress in their studies. Right click here to Apply Now »

Certificate of Competency

The Electro-Mechanical Technologies program is designed to prepare students for employment as Electro-Mechanical Technicians who assemble, install, troubleshoot and/or repair mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems. The program includes instruction in electrical controls and programmable controllers, manufacturing and operational testing, as well as system analysis and maintenance procedures.


ELT 204 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
IST 105 Industrial Systems Drawings Interpretation
MAT 110 Technical Mathematics I
MTT 108 Mathematics for Occupational Technologies
TEL 101 D C Analysis
TEL 102 A C Analysis
TEL 110 Electronics I
TEL 200 Electro/Mechanical Systems
TME 115 Basic Technical Skills

DCCC’s Spring Schedule of Manufacturing Classes

Delaware County Community College has posted its Spring 2018 schedule of manufacturing classes. These are eligible for MACC/DC reduced tuition benefits.

DCCC Spring 2018 Schedule

Please contact Karen Kozachyn with any questions:

Karen P. Kozachyn Ed.D.
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
Office T202
Voice: 610.359.5362
Fax: 610.359.5054

Delaware County College Receives $765,224 Grant from National Science Foundation to offer industry apprenticeships

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • August 16, 2016)—Delaware County Community College has been awarded a $765,224 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.

Titled “Strengthening the Teaching and Learning of Electro-Mechanical Technology,” the ATE project is designed to address a critical demand for highly skilled advanced manufacturing technicians in southeastern Pennsylvania. With over 92 percent of manufacturing employers responding to a 2014 regional survey citing difficulty finding highly skilled workforce as a critical need, this project is designed to use an early college to university career preparation pathway to train electro-mechanical technicians to meet industry demands.

The three-year project addresses four key objectives. First, the ATE program’s strengthened curriculum and expanded access to an industry-aligned, early college-to-university pathway will offer entry-level, advanced skill career opportunities. Second, the program will work with area employers to offer industry apprenticeships that will support student learning and provide employment for students to earn as they learn. Third, the project will develop and implement a technical teacher-educator professional development program to improve the teaching competencies of technical education faculty, many of whom are adjunct instructors whose full-time employment is in industry. Fourth, a comprehensive program evaluation will be done to ensure continuous program improvement and industry alignment.

The College’s Electro-Mechanical Technologies certificate program begins on October 20 at the Exton Center (906 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA). Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9:30 p.m. The program is designed to prepare students for employment as electro-mechanical technicians who assemble, install, troubleshoot and/or repair mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, electro-mechanical technicians make a median annual salary of $53,340.

For more information, contact Dr. Radecka Appiah-Padi, Assistant Dean for Workforce Development and Community Education, at 610-723-4031 or Susan Shisler Rapp, Director of Grants Management, at 610-359-5040.

Delaware County Community College Offers Lean Certification Program

Lean Certification Program

This 56-hour program is offered at your place of business or here at Delaware County Community College. At the end of this dynamic program your employees will be able to apply principles of Lean to the everyday business environment. In addition, they will enhance their team building skills and develop facilitation techniques that will ultimately affect the company’s bottom line.

Please see the attached link for more information: dccc-leantraining

Please call 610-359-5137 and ask for Frank Agovino for more details and costing.