Apply: New Students

College Options for Students Without a High School Credential

Durham Tech has a number of options for students who are interested in developing academic skills and have not yet earned a high school diploma. Whether you are an adult looking to improve your skills and earn a high school diploma or its equivalent, a high school student interested in dual enrollment in college-level classes, or a learner of English as a Second Language (ESL), Durham Tech is here to serve you. View a complete list of our options for students without a high school credential.

Career and College Promise (CCP)

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment opportunities for eligible NC high school students to earn college credits that may be applied toward the completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees.

The three pathways available to high school students are Career and Technical Education, College Transfer, and Cooperative Innovative High Schools.

Learn more about the Career and College Promise Program.


Middle College High School (MCHS)

High School students photo MCHS at Durham Technical Community College is a Durham Public Schools high school for juniors and seniors. Located on Durham  Tech.'s campus, MCHS consists of students from three school districts: Durham Public Schools, Orange County Schools, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Students apply for admission to MCHS (see How to Apply), and once accepted, take both community college courses and honors level high school courses.

All Durham Tech classes and the use of required textbooks are free to MCHS students.

MCHS received an “A” on the 2013-2014 State Report Card – one of only two awarded to Durham Public Schools.

Congratulations to Middle College High School (MCHS) student Aaliyah Y. Douglas for being named one of this year's Achievement Scholarship recipients! The Achievement Scholarship honors black students who have shown consistently high academic performance, received endorsements from their high schools, and earned exceptionally high scores on the PSAT and the SAT.

More information can be found at http://mchs.dpsnc.net/

City of Medicine Academy

The City of Medicine Academy is designed for highly motivated Durham high school students who are ready to undertake serious academic work and career-related internships. We provide a four-year health career curriculum for students interested in pursuing health care careers  It is expected that these students will be able to enter college with advanced credits and earn industry standard certification.

More information can be found at http://cma.dpsnc.net/


Other High School Options

Durham Tech also offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education, which includes Gateway to College Adult High School Diploma (GtCAHSD) and High School Equivalency (GED®).

Learn about free GED® testing for Durham or Orange County residents!

More information can be found in the College and Career Readiness section