Welcome to the Real School for the Real World!

Delaware County Technical High School has two main locations,  Aston and Folcroft Campuses, as well as the following satellite programs: 

Culinary Arts and Food Service Management at the Marple Education Center

Emergency & Protective Services at the Delaware County Emergency Training Center

Medical Careers at our four partnering hospitals.

Students from the fifteen (15) area school districts have the opportunity to enhance their educational program with career and technical experiences that are directly connected to the real world. Business and Industry members review and update the career and technical education (CTE) programs offered by DCTS on a yearly basis.



Key Highlights

  • Earn while you learn! Co-ops available in every program.
  • Learn on professional equipment taught by pros in the field.
  • Earn college credits while still in high school in some programs.
  • Still able to participate in after-school sports and activities.
  • Make valuable connections and gain resume building experience.
  • Now enrolling for the spring, DCTS NEW Adult Education Programs.

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Program Spotlight




Starting Fall 2014, Medical Assisting, will join the other career and technical education healthcare programs at DCTS. 

This is a great educational program/career choice for people interested in the healthcare field, but may not necessarily want to primarily provide direct patient care. 

Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. People who work in this occupation generally are interested in working & communicating with people, value routines, and practical hands-on problems and solutions, learn more about being a Medical Assistant here

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Event Calendar

School Closing Information

The closing number is #469 for all DCTS campuses/programs. Tune into KYW 1060 or visit KYW School Closing Center during inclement weather.


Download printable copy of DCTS 2013-2014 School Calendar



DCTS Culinary Arts students compete as finalists in the C-CAP Scholarship Competition

On Friday March 29th, students from all three culinary arts program traveled to Drexel University to compete in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Top Chef style culinary competition for up to $100,000 in college scholarships. 



Read the article the Philadelphia Inquirer front page article


2014 PA State FCCLA Awards

2014 PA State FCCLA Awards

Family Career and Community Leaders of America

Delaware County Technical High Schools – Marple

Culinary Arts & Food Service Management


Pastry Arts & Baking – AM Silver Medal – Isaiah Cheatham, Academy Park High School

Pastry Arts & Baking – PM Bronze Medal – Brandon Mercer, Cardinal O’Hara High School

Culinary Arts Three member Team – AM Silver Medals

Shane Foye – Academy Park High School

Kenny Naulty – Interboro High School

Brian Smith – Garnet Valley High School


Culinary Arts Three member Team – PM Bronze Medals

Quenisha Brown – Penn Wood High School

Ashlynn Waters – ChiChester High School

William Sheehan – Upper Darby High School


Cake Decorating – Alex Poole – Garnet Valley High School AM – Bronze

Cake Decorating Nicholas Gabriele – Ridley High School – PM – Silver Medal

Food & Beverage Service – Anje’ Steele-Cumbee – Upper Darby High School AM– Silver Medal

Food & Beverage Service – Richard Myers – ChiChester High School PM – Silver Medal In addition to the Silver Medal Rich won a $4,000.00 Scholarship to Sullivan University.


Elected to 2nd Term on the PA FCCLA State Executive Council (State Officer)

Anthony Kennedy – ChiChester High School





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John Laganosky Medical Careers 2011

Learn how DCTS has prepared these alumni for succesful careers.