Instructor & Student Featured In Respected Magazine

Health & Fitness Magazine features Delta College Covington instructor, Craig Simon, and student, Dana Hunter, in the article titled, Finding Your Flow: Careers in Massage Therapy. The article highlights the growing field of massage therapy by spotlighting the personal stories of Delta College’s own! You can read the article here. The article appears in the July 2014 issue of the magazine.

Covington Campus Announces Walmart Gift Card Winners

$50 – Sabrina Warner, PN(D)
$25 – Karen A. Smith, PN(D)
$25 – Stacie Pines, TM(N)

Delta College enters all graduates who return a graduate biography into a bi-monthly drawing for a Walmart gift card.  Delta College wishes all graduates to succeed and aim to support graduates by keeping up with how the are doing after graduation.  The graduate biographies help Delta College help students.

When you get your biography in the mail/email, please complete it and return to us.  You’ll be helping us help you and, who knows, maybe you’ll be our next gift card winner!

Academic Year Retention Rate Hits 82%

For the Academic Year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013, the Delta, Covington campus served 341 students, graduated 157 and had 124 still in school pursuing graduation – resulting in a retention rate of 82%.  Congrats to all faculty, staff, and students for jobs well done!

Enrollment Deadline Day:  Thursday, January 7th! 

The cut-off date for enrolling for the next class start is fast approaching for those interested in Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Medical Office Assistant.  To enroll or schedule a tour, contact admissions today at 985-643-7730!

Meet Cherelle McClain

Monday, August 11, 2014, Cherelle was the recipient of a scholarship from the Slidell Elk’s Auxilary for her licensed practical nursing program here at Delta College, Slidell campus.

Before coming to Delta College, Cherelle was attending Delgado Community College taking nursing courses and working with her Dad at McClain’s Electric as his Office Manager. She then decided to begin the nursing program here at Delta College in January 2014.

Cherelle has one daughter, age 8, and is a native of New Orleans. She attended Salmen High School in Slidell and graduated in the top 10 of her class. Once she receives her license, she would like to work in home health nursing. Cherelle will graduate in spring 2015. Ultimately, she wants to continue her education by pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Congratulations Cherelle!

Delta College Graduate Hired by Innovative Medicine with Dr. John Barton

Delta College medical assistant graduate, Kathryn Doss, completed her externship at Innovative Medicine in Slidell, Louisiana and found herself with a job shortly after. Dr. John Barton and his staff at Innovative Medicine hired Doss immediately upon completion of her externship stating Doss was one of the best extern students to ever work for them.

An excellent externship site, Innovative Medicine uses one or two medical assistant/medical office assistant externship students every six weeks. The students practice the skills learned at Delta College in an environment that allows them to grow in confidence as they learn from the staff at Innovative Medicine.

Doss explained Innovative Medicine hired her despite originally saying they would not be hiring. She worked hard hoping only for a strong reference to place on her resume. She gave it her best and the reward far surpassed her expectations.

Doss spoke to Delta College professional development students and urged students to show respect while on externship sites. “Say ‘Yes, Ma’am’ and ‘Yes, Sir’… and use your best manners.” She stressed the importance of presenting yourself in a respectful manner. “If you respect them, they respect you.”

She advised students not to see their externships as free labor for the externship site, but explained the knowledge you gain from completing an externship is pay in itself. “…You are getting paid with experience and gaining valuable knowledge.”

Doss took her certification exam on July 25, 2014, and passed with a high score. She is now a certified medical assistant with a diploma and a job!

Congratulations to Kathryn Doss!

Slidell Campus D.A. Program Snapshots


Sarah Melton, D.A. student with patient: Ms. Andrea Trout, Instructor

Ashley Wagner, D.A. student replacing ortho bands

Jordan Ficken and Olivia Wilson: skills practice in the Dental Lab