Admissions Policies

Durham Technical Community College follows an open-door with guided placement admissions policy as established by the State Board of Community Colleges and consistent with 1D SBCCC 400.2. The college is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, American Disabilities Act, Section 504 institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or sexual orientation, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability in admitting students. The college reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant during any period of time that the student is suspended or expelled from any other educational entity.

students photoDurham Tech offers career and technical programs of study leading to Associate in Applied Science degrees, diplomas, or certificates in areas of business, education, and information; health, industrial and engineering technologies; and applied and public service technologies. In addition, the college offers university transfer programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science degree. Admission to any career, technical or university transfer program is available to applicants who are high school graduates or high school equivalency graduates.

The admission process for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees requires the initial application and proof of high school completion and/or transcripts of postsecondary work. If the student received an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, proof of high school completion is not required. If the student is applying for veteran's benefits, all official transcripts (high school, college, or GED) are required. Health examinations, reference forms, and other documents may also be required to participate in clinical or practical training courses in certain programs. All admission documents become the property of the college and are not to be copied for release to students or third parties.

Admission to certain Health Technologies programs is limited. Applicants should review the admissions steps for limited-enrollment health programs for further admissions information. These programs may require developmental and/or preparatory courses prior to admission. As such, the college emphasizes that applicants considering these programs seek career guidance. Through information sessions and counseling conferences held before admission to these programs, applicants may obtain assistance in setting realistic goals.

In addition, the college offers an Associate in General Education degree program. This program is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. This program is not designed as a college or university transfer program. Admission to the Associate in General Education degree program is available to applicants who are high school graduates, high school equivalency graduates, or are at least 18 years of age.

Durham Tech reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant if it appears that this action is in the best interest of the applicant and/or the college.

Although potential students may apply any time, applicants are encouraged to complete the admission process by the priority enrollment due dates. High school students may apply early during their senior year.