DOE Vocational Training

Automotive Technology

This prison program provides instruction in Automobile Technology including: detailing, general maintenance, engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle; suspension and steering; brakes; electrical/electronic systems; heating and air conditioning; and engine performance. All instruction focuses on the content needed to receive ASE certification. Students work with the instructor on simulated automotive repair and maintenance activities


Computer classes provide instruction ranging from keyboarding skills to the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher (varies by institution).


Introduction to Network Cabling (C-Tech Copper) provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become certified entry-level technicians in the Network Cabling industry. The course focuses on: proper tool use and construction techniques, the characteristics of various industry standards, troubleshooting, and repair.


The ATSSA Flagger Certification course is required for personnel who are involved with traffic control safety in highway work zones. This course meets all flagger training qualifications for Delaware. Certification for this course is valid for 4 years.


This program provides training in 4 levels of National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), including: a core curriculum introduction to craft skills; skills for basic brick laying; measuring, drawing and design specification; installation techniques; residential plans and drawing interpretation, high rise construction, and specialized materials and techniques.


The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curricula. Modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills, and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the student basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area.

ServSafe/Food Safety

The ServSafe Food Handler course delivers food safety training and assessment to offenders. The program covers five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination & Allergens, Time & Temperature, and Cleaning & Sanitation. Certification that is valid for five years.

Delaware Correctional Industries

DCI is focused on assisting offenders with developing marketable job skills, teaching work ethic and application of these principles to post-prison employment, as well as providing market quality goods and services to its customers at a competitive price. DCI is committed to the Department of Correction’s goal of reducing recidivism and promoting the successful reentry of inmates to the community. Vocational programs in prisons have been shown to reduce recidivism rates among participants and increase future employment prospects.