2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook

(printable version)

Message from the President

Welcome to Durham Tech – where our students and graduates do great things. We are the community college of the City of Medicine, Durham, and Orange counties, and the Research Triangle Park. Whether you’re looking to build lifelong skills, gain career experience, achieve certifications, or take the first steps towards a bachelor’s degree from one of our prestigious neighboring universities, Durham Tech has what you need.

Since 1961, the College has provided high-quality, affordable, and convenient technical and career education. We have provided higher education and a second chance at success to thousands of Triangle residents.

The quality of our educational programs can be measured in many ways. Durham Tech has more than 100 credit certificate, diploma, or degree programs and has guaranteed admissions pathways to eligible students wanting to attend University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill or North Carolina State University. The College offers a plethora of Continuing Education classes for students looking to acquire new skills relevant to their current or aspiring careers or personal interests. Durham Tech also serves international students wanting to learn English, high school students wanting to get a jumpstart on their college education, and adults wanting to earn their high school diploma.

I encourage you to review the College Catalog and Student Handbook to learn more about our services, what you can access as a Durham Tech student, and how we can help you excel during your time with us.

I also invite you to explore our website to find out more about Durham Tech, our programs and courses, and what you can look forward to as one of our students.

We as a college are dedicated to enhancing student learning and fostering community growth and development. We are excited to have you be a part of the Durham Tech community.

Dr. William G. Ingram

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