Durham Technical Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1637 Lawson Street

Durham, NC 27703

(919) 686-3333

Fax: (919) 686-3669

Contact: Penny Augustine

Director of Admissions & Student Records
Main Address

1637 Lawson Street

Durham, NC 27703

(919) 686-3300


Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,050


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Placement testing required. ASSET and COMPASS used. Admission to some allied health programs based on placement test and completion of prerequisite courses.

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural Technology A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Operations Management A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Systems Security A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Technology A,C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Power/Electric Transmission C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Teacher Assistance A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Environmental Health A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance C
Medical Office Administration A,C
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Pharmacy Assistance C
Respiratory Therapy A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Security & Protective Services

Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Durham Technical Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (919) 536-7200
Website: www.durhamtech.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www1.cfnc.org/applications/nc_community_college/apply.html?application_id=1495
Address: 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703-5023
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,665
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,034 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,958
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,566
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,933

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Durham Technical Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Durham Technical Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 65
Construction Trades 21
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 45
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 914
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 21
Precision Production 3
Grand total 4438

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Durham Technical Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,958
Out-of-state $6,566
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 204 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 204 85% $3,933
Student loan aid 12 5% $4,787

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,365 44% $4,037
Federal student loans 555 10% $7,163

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Durham Technical Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Durham Technical Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Durham Technical Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,665
Undergraduate enrollment 5,665
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Durham Technical Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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