Durham Tech's Orange County Campus

Orange County Campus photo 2 The Orange County Campus (OCC) at Durham Tech 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 40,000-square-foot brick structure, located in the Waterstone Development outside of Hillsborough, holds 22 instructional spaces, including classrooms, computer and science labs, a library, 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.

The campus provides free wireless access. Connect to the account labeled "Durham Tech Students." Enter your ConnectMail account for verification before accessing the system.

Curriculum (credit) programs offered at OCC

Many credit courses are available to current Durham Tech students and visiting students at the Orange County Campus. See the credit schedule web page for the most current schedule of classes, then review the advising and registration information. If you're new to Durham Tech, get started here.

University Transfer Associate in Arts (AA) Degree Program

Interested in quality courses that seamlessly transfer to four-year schools? Our University Transfer Associate in Arts (AA) degree courses are rigorous and comparable to those at the local universities. Plus, you have the advantage of small classes, personal attention, experienced instructors, and the convenience of the Orange County Campus. So start your pursuit of the AA degree at the Orange County Campus today. To learn more about earning the Associate in Arts degree at Durham Tech, visit the University Transfer section.

Health Care Core Pathways

Students who complete the Health Care core curriculum have the option to then complete an Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical Trials Research Associate, Respiratory Therapy,Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, or Practical Nursing degree. Students also have the option to finish their AA or AS degree in University Transfer since many of the courses in the Health Care Core Pathway are transferable to four-year colleges. Which program is right for you?

Sustainability Technologies Program

A solar photovoltaic installation certificate will cover energy use analysis and solar photovoltaic system installation. The intended audience is electricians or people who are working in facilities services under the supervision of an electrician. This certificate can build on the existing skills of students who are enrolled in or who have completed the Electrical, Architectural, or Industrial Systems associate degree program. An associate degree and a diploma program will begin this academic year and includes electrical and math courses for students without previous electrical experience. The diploma program will include work experience with a local company. View the Sustainability Technologies plans of study which can be completed entirely at the Orange County Campus.

Continuing Education (noncredit) courses offered at OCC

Noncredit offerings vary based on workforce development needs and community interest. Examples of courses include Automotive, Business, Career Training, Communication, Computer, Emergency Medical Services, Heath, Wellness, and Fitness, Languages, Nursing Assistant, Personal Enrichment, Photography, and Workforce Transition. For a complete list of noncredit course offerings view the course schedule.

Human Resources Development/Workforce Transition

These courses provide skills assessment, employment skills training, and career development and enhancement. View the course schedule.

Health Care Careers

Adult Basic Education

These courses are designed to improve basic skills and prepare students to move into the Adult High School Diploma or GED program. This program is limited to adults at least 18 years old who have not had the opportunity to complete the eighth grade or who are functioning below a ninth-grade reading level. View the schedule.

High School Equivalency

The GED® is the legal equivalent of a traditional high school diploma and serves the same purpose in meeting most college admission and job requirements. Students may take courses to prepare for the battery of Official GED® Tests (reading, social studies, science, math and writing). View the schedule.

Compensatory Education

Free classes are available for adults diagnosed with an intellectual disability or function on an equivalent level as a result of a head injury. View the schedule

English as a Second Language (ESL)

These free courses give non-native speakers of English the opportunity to develop their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in classroom and real-life situations. View the course schedule

Small Business Seminars

These seminars are free and are offered in partnership with the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber, the Hillsborough/Orange Chamber, and Chapel Hill SCORE. View the schedule.

Map and Directions

The Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278, 919-536-7238.

*Please note that most GPS system software has not been updated to include the Orange County Campus. It is important that you use the print directions to the Orange County Campus.

Bus Service to the OCC: The Orange County Campus is served by Chapel Hill Transit (#420) which conveniently runs approximately ten buses daily from UNC Hospital Campus in Chapel Hill to the front door of The Orange County Campus and back.  View the bus schedule and route map.

Contact us: Orange County Directory

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