Honors Program at Durham Tech

The Honors Program at Durham Technical Community College provides advanced opportunities for learning, leadership, and service within the arts and sciences curriculum for academically motivated students to enrich their (and others’) experience in the classroom, on campus, and in the community and to prepare them for meaningful participation in the global economy.


To be eligible to participate, the student must submit an academic reference letter and be finished with all developmental course work prior to the semester in which they attempt an honors option.


The deadline for submitting proposals for Fall Semester 2014 is Friday, August 29. You will be notified of your acceptance by Friday, September 5.
Please review the Honors Proposal Guidelines and complete the Proposal form.

How to Participate

Each semester, the student will:

  • Enroll in a designated Honors course*;
  • Contact the instructor on the first day of class and indicate your desire to complete an Honors project; and
  • Collaborate with the instructor to design an Honors proposal. All proposals will be reviewed and approved by the Honors Program Committee. (Submitting an Honors proposal does not a guarantee approval.)

*If you wish to participate in an Honors course, please check this web page regularly for course offerings. All courses are not offered every semester.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to do in-depth research and writing related to a particular subject;
  • “Honors” indication on grade report;
  • Eligibility for Honors designation on transcripts and diploma upon completion of a minimum of 12 hours of Honors course credit with an A or B in each course and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Special recognition at graduation;
  • Enhanced transfer opportunities; and
  • Participation in Honors Program functions.
Honors seats are limited and very competitive.  Register early and plan accordingly.

Allie Cox

Congratulations to Alexandra Cox, the first student to graduate "with Honors" from Durham Tech!

Fall Semester 2014 Courses with Honors Options

BIO 168-107A/BIO 169-107B
BIO 169-101, 102, 104, and 105 (Fogarty)
BIO 271-101 and 271-760 (Leadon)
ENG 231-101 (DelVecchio)
GEL 111-101 and 102 (Hoover)
GIS 111-190 (Hoover)
HIS 131-102 (DePalma)
HIS 132-101(DePalma)
HIS 132-190A (Long)
HUM 150-90 (DelVecchio)
PHI 240-101 and PHI 240-102 (Tilson)
PSY 150-760 and PSY 150-107 (Tolin)
PSY 241.475 (Sullivan)
REL 211-190 (Mancini)
SOC 225-190 and 225-191 (Gladman)
SPA 211-101 (Carpenter) 
SPA 211-102 (Kurdi) 

Fall Semester 2014 Honors Courses (the entire section is an Honors course)

CHM 151-104H (Just)
SPA 112-101BH 

If you would like more information about the Durham Tech Honors Program, please contact Ms.Julie Hoover or Ms. Marina DelVecchio.

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