2014-2015 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Message from the President

General Information


Performance Measures

Mission, Purpose, and Core Values

Vision, Strategic Initiatives, and Strategic Goals

Accreditation and Approbation



Admissions Information

Admissions Policies

Enrollment Due Dates

International Admissions

Advising, Registration, and Placement

Advising and Registration

Student Withdrawals, Faculty Withdrawals, and Class Absences

Course Placement

Developmental Education

Tuition, Fees, and Refunds

Books and Supplies


Financial Aid

Financial Aid


Veterans Information

Academic Information

Academic Calendar for Credit Courses

Enrollment Limitations

Classifications of Programs of Study

Classification of Students

Plans of Study

Course Descriptions

Semester Length and Credit Hour Calculation

Transfer Credit and Information

Grading System

Standards of Progress

Academic Recognition

Student Information and Records

Grade Reports and Reporting

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Credit for Certifications

Requirements for Graduation

Transcripts and Student Records

Learning Resources and Services

Center for Academic Excellence


Distance Learning

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student-Faculty Responsibilities


Tardiness and Early Departure

Academic Honesty Policy

Student Code of Conduct

Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Appropriate Use of Computing Resources Policy

Student Grievance and Academic Appeal Procedure

Safety and Security

Student ID Cards

Consumer Information on Graduation Rates and Crime Statistics

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Counseling, Student Development, and Activities

Academic and Personal Counseling

Career Services

Disability Services

Student Activities

College and Career Readiness

Adult Basic Education

Adult High School Diploma (AHSD)

Compensatory Education

Gateway to College

High School Equivalency (GED®)

Center for the Global Learner

English as a Second Language

Continuing Education Programs

Small Business Center

Human Resources Development

Registration and Refund and Procedures

College Personnel

Application for Credit Program Admission

Equal Opportunity Policy
Durham Technical Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, ADA, Section 504 Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability.

Publication Information
The provisions of the 2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Durham Technical Community College. The college reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, courses, fees, and other matters of policy and procedures as and when deemed necessary. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes might create for students.

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Durham, NC 27703

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