Delta College, Stockton, CA - page 2

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  1. by   mollymil
    I don't know about any with particularly good online programs...I took a few courses through Las Positas and Chabot. I know American River in sac has a good selection, Modesto Jr. College...lots...really, you just have to check out all the schools until you find the course you need.

    To find out if credits are transferable go to assist.org. There you can put in the school you are taking a course in and the school you want to transfer it to and it will let you know if it is transferable.
  2. by   MA Nurse
    Hi. I graduated from Delta in 1989 with my ADN... wow I'm feeling old, esp. since I don't recognize ANY of the teacher's names you mentioned. I liked going to school there, it was close to home and I feel I received a good education. The clinicals were especially challenging...I know I got a lot of experience with patients before graduating.

    Good luck!
  3. by   PhilGN
    Hi Kimbalou. I had Costa for anatomy this last semester, and I thought he had been at Delta since the early 80s. Did you stay in the area after graduating? I heard that almost all of the nurses around San Joaquin county graduated from Delta.
  4. by   soon2be
    how hard was costa for anatomy?
  5. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from soon2be
    how hard was costa for anatomy?

    Costa is good, *WARNING* write this name down, lol..DO NOT TAKE DR ITAYA the male, not his wife..he is the worse teacher EVER!!!
  6. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from soon2be
    how hard was costa for anatomy?

    O and go to www.professor.com and look up Delta and the ratings on the instructors..you'll see for yourself, Best wishes.
  7. by   soon2be
    yeah, I've heard the horror stories...

    I heard Costa is tricky... so does this mean an 'A' is do-able in his anatomy class?
  8. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from soon2be
    yeah, I've heard the horror stories...

    I heard Costa is tricky... so does this mean an 'A' is do-able in his anatomy class?

    well what part of the year are you planning, he teaches all semester in spring & fall but in the summer, he does half the summer and the other half is with someone called Parks and he is very hard. he don't teach out the book at all and all his lectures are oral and you have to try to keep up...very difficult
  9. by   soon2be
    registered for Costa for Spring 2008, he be doing both lecture & lab - just not sure what 2 expect... any tips?
  10. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from soon2be
    registered for Costa for Spring 2008, he be doing both lecture & lab - just not sure what 2 expect... any tips?

    Oh wow lucky you! Hes a great great guy, very approachable too. I thin he is 100% fair and his grading is amazing, it is not 90-100 an A it is more like an 85-100 an A he curves it. His bone & muscles tests are challenging but do-able..I said, do everything he asks, listen carefully. Try to get a front row seat since he talks in a low tone and in lecture sit up front also, he makes anatomy come to life! I think you'll really like him!
  11. by   PhilGN
    Costa was pretty easy for anatomy, or at least as easy as any of the anatomy teachers at Delta can be. His tests can be a little tricky, so just make sure you go over the test a couple of times when you're finished. I actually had Mr. Parks for the lab, and his lab was harder than Costa's. Parks actually took time at the beginning of the dissection to show us what to look for and was there to help us find it. I had friends in Costa's lab who said he basically told them to get out the cats and then wandered off. I ended up getting an A so its definitely doable.

    As far as the other classes, I took medical micro with Acquistapace over the summer, very crunched time wise, I'd suggest taking it during the regular year, but she was a very good friendly teacher. Right now I've got Adamson for physio. The class has dropped in size quite a bit, and the class is tough, but I've heard horror stories about the other physio teachers, hehe.

    Quote from soon2be
    how hard was costa for anatomy?
  12. by   soon2be
    So how's Adamson coming along? I hear he's a nightmare, and this is from GOOD students who say this.... maybe u might have a different opinion?

    Well thanks for all the replies & tips everyone... I really appreciate it.
  13. by   PhilGN
    Quote from soon2be
    So how's Adamson coming along? I hear he's a nightmare, and this is from GOOD students who say this.... maybe u might have a different opinion?

    Well thanks for all the replies & tips everyone... I really appreciate it.
    I don't think he's that bad. The two main suggestions I can give are 1) don't tape his lectures and 2) learn how to take really good notes. His test material comes from his lectures. I know a lot of people who tried taping his lectures, but they don't want to go over the stuff and they never listen to the tapes. Also, make sure you do the required AND recommended reading. It is a tough class for a lot of people. The class started with 100 people in the class and others on the wait list. Right now there's about 20-25 people in lecture and 7 in my lab.

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