Continuing Education
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who may take a Continuing Education course?

    Continuing Education courses are open to all members of our community (high school age and up) and have been developed to foster personal and professional growth. Classes are conveniently conducted in the evenings and on the weekends.

  • What does a non-credit course mean?

    Students who enroll in a non-credit CE course may request a Pass or Fail grade upon course completion. Students receive continuing education units (CEUs) upon successful completion of a class. CEUS are nationally recognized units earned by participation in qualified CE Programs which document non-credit work completed. One CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of class participation. CEUs are not equivalent to college credits and no letter grade or official transcript is provided for non-credit coursework.

    In addition: students enrolled in a DCAD Certificate Program take a class on a non-credit basis.
    any student (whether in a Certificate Program or not) is welcome to take any class provided pre-requisites are met.

  • Where may I park?

    The Delaware College of Art and Design is located on the Market Street Mall in the heart of Wilmington’s Downtown Historic District, a few blocks from Rodney Square, the Grand Opera House, the Christina Cultural Center, and Delaware History Museum, as well as many other downtown destinations. DCAD is easily accessible by multiple DART buses. Street parking is also readily available at no charge after 6:00 pm.

  • How much is tuition?

    Tuition for each course is indicated as a part of the course description. A one-time per semester, non-refundable registration fee is required. Some courses may require an additional lab fee, which is indicated in the course description. Tuition and fees must be paid in full before the start of class. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • IRS Education Credit

    If eligible, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows students to apply for educational credits. The Lifetime Learning Credit is a tax credit which may be available to help offset the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax. For more information regarding education credit, eligibility, and instructions, please see IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.

    State of Delaware – Governor’s Education Grant for Working Adults

    Students who live and work in Delaware may be eligible for tuition assistance through the State of Delaware. To view qualifications, requirements, and the application, click here.