Career and College Promise Pathways and Programs

Career and Technical Education Pathway

Earn credits toward a certificate, diploma, or degree and gain entry-level job skills.


Eligibility Requirements

Career and Technical Education Pathway students must:

  • Be a HS junior or senior;
  • Have a weighted high school GPA of at least 3.0 for admission OR be recommended by his/her high school;
  • Be making progress toward high school graduation for admission and continued eligibility;
  • Meet minimum prerequisites for the community college course(s) in which they plan to enroll; and
  • Maintain at least a GPA of 2.0 after two community college courses for continued eligibility.

Pathway and Placement Guide

Durham Tech offers both certificate and diploma Pathways of Study within the CTE pathway. Acceptance into some CTE pathways requires meeting course prerequisites. Students can use one or a combination of any of the approved standardized assessments (see CCP Test Score Placement Guide) to verify that they meet this requirement.

Subject NCDAP SAT SAT* ACT PLAN PSAT PSAT**
English 151+ (Combined English/Reading) 500 410 18 15 45 26
Reading 151+ (Combined English/Reading) 500 410 22 18 47 26
Mathematics Students must score a 7 in the required modules.
(See individual pathways for requirements.)

MODULES:
  1. Operations with Integers (DMA 010)
  2. Fractions/Decimals (DMA 020)
  3. Proportion/Ratios/Rates/Percent (DMA 030)
  4. Expressions, Linear Equations (DMA 040)
  5. Graphs and Equations of Lines (DMA 050)
  6. Quadratic Applications (DMA 060)
500 520 22 19 47 24.5

*SAT after March 2016

**PSAT Fall 2015 or later


Programs of Study

Programs followed by * are also offered at our Orange County Campus.


Applied Technologies


Business


Education


Health Technologies


Information Technologies


Public Safety


Translation/Interpretation



College Transfer Pathway

College-ready high school juniors and seniors can begin working on a bachelor’s degree by earning college credits now.

Eligibility Requirements

College Transfer Pathway students must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Have a weighted high school GPA of at least 3.0 for admission.
  • Be making progress toward high school graduation.
  • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses. A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.

Programs of Study


Pathway and Placement Guide

Durham Tech offers both certificate and diploma Pathways of Study within the College Transfer pathway. Acceptance into some courses requires meeting course prerequisites. Students can use one or a combination of any of the approved standardized assessments (see CCP Test Score Placement Guide) to verify that they meet this requirement.

Subject Test Information COMPASS SAT ACT PLAN PSAT
English NCDAP Reading/English: Students must complete all three tests and earn a composite score of 151+ to qualify. The tests include Reading Comprehension, Revising/Editing and WritePlacer, an essay. 70 (Writing) 500 18 15 45
Reading NCDAP Reading/English: Students must complete all three tests and earn a composite score of 151+ to qualify. The tests include Reading Comprehension, Revising/Editing and WritePlacer, an essay. 81 500 22 18 47
Mathematics DAP Math: Six modules Students must score 7 in each module. Operations with Integers, Fractions/Decimals, Proportion/Ratios/Rates/Percent, Expressions, Linear Equations, Graphs and Equations of Lines, Quadratic Applications 47 Pre-Algebra
66 Algebra
500 22 19 47

Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway

  • Middle College High School (MCHS) and City of Medicine Academy (CMA), both in Durham Co. but available to Orange Co. Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools students also, are the two cooperative innovative high schools with which Durham Tech works.
  • MCHS represents a partnership between the Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and Orange County Public Schools systems, and Durham Technical Community College. MCHS is located on Durham Tech's main campus and is currently open to qualified high school juniors and seniors who are able to complete honors high school courses while also enrolled in college courses for credit. CMA represents a partnership between Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College; however, students from other school systems are considered for admission if certain criteria are met. CMA is located across the street from Durham Regional Hospital where its students in grades 9-12 are prepared in a rigorous academic environment and through hands-on health care experiences for demanding careers in various medical communities.
  • You may learn about opportunities at Middle College High School at http://mchs.dpsnc.net/.
  • You may learn about opportunities at City of Medicine Academy at http://www.cma.dpsnc.net/.