Continuing Education Policies and Procedures


Admission to all publicly offered Adult, Corporate Education, and Continuing Education programs is open to adults 18 years and older on a first-come, space-available basis unless special admission requirements must be met. Payment of registration fees and any additional fees must also be made prior to attending class. See the college’s noncredit course schedule for current registration fees. All high school students who participate in concurrent enrollment must be at least 16 years old. There are no exceptions.

Registration Options

Payment must be received before the first class. There are four ways to register:

  • Online

    Online registration is available for most courses. Refer to course descriptions for information. You do not require a WebAdvisor account or to login to register. Please note that payments will be listed on your credit card statements as OPC DURHAM CC.

  • By mail

    Complete the Registration form and mail with payment to:
    Durham Technical Community College
    Attn: Continuing Education
    P.O. Box 11307
    Durham, NC 27703

  • In person

    Corporate and Continuing Education Center at Durham Tech's Main Campus
    1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703
    Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., 919-536-7222 x4011

    Small Business Center
    SOUTHBank Building (SBB), third floor
    400 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Mondays–Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., 919-536-7241

    Northern Durham Center (NDC)
    2401 Snow Hill Road, Durham, NC 27712
    Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., 919-536-7240

    Orange County Campus (OCC)
    525 College Park Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. –5 p.m., 919-536-7238

  • By fax

    Complete the (use registration form and fax to: Corporate and Continuing Education Center at Durham Tech's Main Campus

    Small Business Center

    Northern Durham Center (NDC)

    Orange County Campus (OCC)


Course fees are noted with each course listing. Payment of these course fees is required before the first class session. Some courses have additional charges for supplies, insurance, or other essential expenses, which are also noted along with the course descriptions. In most courses, students are responsible for purchasing any special materials required for the class. No registration is complete without the payment of all applicable fees or receipt of official authorization for payment from the registrant's employer.

College access, parking, and security fee (CAPS Fee) is $4 per class for a maximum of $12 per semester. A computer use and technology fee is $5 per Continuing Education course.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Please be aware that Durham Tech verifies checks and credit cards to ensure that accounts are active and in good standing.

  • By mail

    Check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa)
  • In person

    Check, money order, credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa), or cash. Cash can only be accepted by the cashier 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Mondays–Thursdays, and 8–11:30 a.m. on Fridays in the White Building, Main Campus.
  • By fax

    Credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa)
  • Online

    Credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa)

Self-Support Courses

Some courses are offered by the college on a self-support basis, which means they are not conducted with state funding. The fees for these courses vary. Registration fee exemptions do not apply to self-support courses.

Course Cancellations and Refund Policy for Noncredit Courses

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Durham Tech reserves the right to cancel courses, change meeting places, or make other necessary and appropriate changes to the noncredit schedule. Courses that have not met minimum enrollment three days prior to the start date may be canceled. Refunds for registration fees for noncredit courses are subject to the following requirements:

  1. If a course is cancelled, a complete refund is issued automatically within four to six weeks.
  2. A 100 percent refund of occupational extension registration fees is issued upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws in writing from a course prior to the first class meeting.
  3. A 75 percent refund of occupational extension registration fees is issued upon the student’s request if the student officially withdraws and requests a refund prior to the 10 percent point in the course. For courses with 10 or fewer class meetings, refund requests must be submitted to the college no later than the first class meeting. No partial refunds are given for courses with one class meeting.
  4. No refund is issued after the 10 percent point of the class.
  5. Student fees, including administrative, supplies, or insurance fees, are not refunded unless the college cancels the course for which the fee is collected. Fees for specific instructional materials collected at registration are refunded unless the student receives the materials.

The Continuing Education Course Withdrawal/Request for Refund form for noncredit courses is available online and at all Durham Tech locations. The college refunds only by check to students regardless of the payment option used. The tuition refund check is mailed to the student’s address on record at the college.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Durham Technical Community College is authorized to award continuing education units (CEU) for the successful completion of noncredit Occupational Extension/Continuing Education courses. One CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” The number of CEUs awarded for a course is recorded on the Continuing Education transcript and on the certificate of completion. The CEU is widely accepted as a recognized standard of professional development.

Disability Services

Students who require academic accommodation s due to any physical, psychological, or learning disability are encouraged to request assistance from a disability services counselor within the first two weeks of class. Likewise, students who potentially require emergency medical attention due to any chronic health condition are encouraged to disclose this information to a disability services counselor within the first two weeks of class. Counselors can be contacted by calling 919-536-7207, ext. 1413 or by visiting the Student Development Office in the Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center, room 1209.