After more than 10 years of hard work and dedication from elected officials, community leaders, and faculty and staff at Durham Tech we now have a state-of-the-art community college campus dedicated to serving the educational needs of residents in Orange County. Residents throughout Orange County can get to campus from pretty much anywhere in the county in less than 15 minutes!
The Orange County Campus (OCC) focuses program growth around a thematic identity which includes University Transfer, Sustainability Technologies, and Health Care Career Training. Our class sections and programs are continuously growing as more and more residents are discovering the convenience and opportunities offered by their local community college.
We are excited and thankful that you are thinking about taking advantage of the services that the College offers in Orange County. We welcome your feedback and thoughts on how we can best serve your needs.
Keep up-to-date on the latest news about Durham Tech in Orange County. Read the Orange County Campus news blog.
Orange County Campus
The Orange County Campus (OCC) at Durham Tech, opened in May 2008, is a 20-acre campus centrally located in Orange County. The purpose of the campus is to better serve Orange County residents as they pursue their education, workforce training, and lifelong learning. The first phase of the Orange County Campus includes a 40,000-square-foot brick structure located in the Waterstone Development outside of Hillsborough. Prior to May 2008, Orange County was the largest county in North Carolina to not have a community college's facility.
This state-of-the-art building houses 22 instructional spaces, including classrooms, computer and science labs, a library, a Sustainability Technologies lab, flexible use space, instructional and student support services areas, and faculty and student lounges. This facility also has many “green” building features, including aluminum light shelves, photovoltaic systems for solar-assisted water heating, rainwater collection and reuse, waterless urinals, and operable window vents in all classroom areas. All of these features contribute to energy efficiency and cost savings.
Orange County Skills and Development/JobLink Center
This Franklin Street center is a user-friendly facility which provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services all under one roof. The facility houses five instructional spaces including classrooms, a computer lab, a student lounge, and a Nursing Assistant Lab. Durham Tech offers Human Resource Development and Career Readiness training for personal and professional growth at the Orange County Skills and Development Center. The college also offers a selection of Continuing Education courses (for example, American Sign Language), the Nursing Assistant program, the Adult Education and Basic Skills programs (for example, GED diploma), and English as a Second Language courses.
The Center was created so you can make informed choices about your career and employers can make informed choices about their workforce needs.
Durham Technical Community College