skip navigation

Career and College Promise Pathways

Career and Technical Education Pathway

  • College awarded “Career and Technical Education” certificates or diplomas align with defined Career Clusters offered at the high schools Durham Tech serves.
  • There are many options for CTE certificates, diplomas, and degrees at Durham Tech and the credits earned via the CTE pathway are “stackable” to those.
  • Local and State Articulation credit will be:
  • Used to meet course prerequisites;
  • Used toward completion of CTE certificate or diploma; and
  • In some cases, used by the high school and college to demonstrate college readiness.

College Transfer Pathway

  • Students receiving credit for the “College Transfer Pathway” requires the completion of specific semester hours of defined college transfer (CT) courses.
  • DPI and the State Board of Education require that all college transfer courses receive weighted honors credit when college courses are applied to high school transcripts.
  • Advanced Placement credit will be:
  • Used with qualifying scores to satisfy course prerequisites;
  • Used toward the completion of transfer pathway and future completion of appropriate college degree; and
  • In some cases, with qualifying scores and other objective criteria, to demonstrate college readiness.

Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway

  • Middle College High School (MCHS) and City of Medicine Academy (CMA), both in Durham Co. but available to Orange Co. Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools students also, are the two cooperative innovative high schools with which Durham Tech works.
  • MCHS represents a partnership between the Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and Orange County Public Schools systems, and Durham Technical Community College. MCHS is located on Durham Tech's main campus and is currently open to qualified high school juniors and seniors who are able to complete honors high school courses while also enrolled in college courses for credit. CMA represents a partnership between Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College; however, students from other school systems are considered for admission if certain criteria are met. CMA is located across the street from Durham Regional Hospital where its students in grades 9-12 are prepared in a rigorous academic environment and through hands-on health care experiences for demanding careers in various medical communities.
  • You may learn about opportunities at Middle College High School at
  • You may learn about opportunities at City of Medicine Academy at