| Admission, Registration, and Fees
Admission to all publicly offered Adult, Corporate Education, and Continuing Education programs is open to adults 18 years and older on a first-come, space-available basis unless special admission requirements must be met. Payment of registration fees and any additional fees must also be made prior to attending class. See the college’s noncredit course schedule for current registration fees. All high school students who participate in concurrent enrollment must be at least 16 years old. There are no exceptions.
Course fees are noted with each course listing. Payment of these
course fees is required before the first class session. Some courses
have additional charges for supplies, insurance, or other essential
expenses, which are also noted along with the course descriptions. In most courses,
students are responsible for purchasing any special materials required
for the class. No registration is complete without the payment of all
applicable fees or receipt of official authorization for payment from
the registrant's employer. Methods of payment include:
- Fax – credit card only (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover)
- Onsite* – check, money order, or credit card
*Cash can only be accepted by the cashier 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the Cashier's Window in the White Building,
Please be aware that Durham Tech verifies checks and credit cards to ensure that accounts are active
and in good standing.
Note: The N.C. General Assembly has changed the fee structure and increased fees for continuing education courses offered through the N.C. Community College System. The new Continuing Education fee schedule is $65 for 1-24 hours, $120 for 25-50 hours, and $175 for 51 hours or higher. Colleges were authorized to charge the new rates beginning July 1 for Fall Semester courses that begin on or after August 15, 2009.
College access, parking, and security fee (CAPS Fee) is $4 per class for a maximum of $12 per semester.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Durham Technical Community College is authorized to award continuing education units (CEU) for the successful completion of noncredit Occupational Extension/Continuing Education courses. One CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” The number of CEUs awarded for a course is recorded on the Continuing Education transcript and on the certificate of completion. The CEU is widely accepted as a recognized standard of professional development.
If a Continuing Education course is cancelled, a complete refund is
made automatically. Refunds are otherwise subject to the current policy
and procedures in effect at the time of registration and consistent
with state law. The Continuing Education refund policy is available
at all registration sites, is published in the noncredit course schedule, and is outlined below.
North Carolina legislation states that community colleges may permit
a student to repeat a course more than once within a five-year period
if the course repetition is required by standards governing the certificate
or licensing program in which the student is enrolled. The policy applies
to Occupational Extension courses ONLY.
State regulations require that students, including senior citizens, who take the same job-related
course more than twice during a five-year period pay additional charges
for the course unless they are required to repeat the course for certification
or license renewal.
The state authorizes legal residents of North Carolina age 65 or older to
receive free tuition for one noncredit course each academic semester. Fees,
however, must be paid by the student.
Some courses are offered by the college on a self-support basis,
which means they are not conducted with state funding. The fees for
these courses vary. Registration fee exemptions for senior citizens
do not apply to self-support courses.
Refunds for registration fees for noncredit courses are subject to the
If a course is cancelled, a complete refund is issued automatically within
four to six weeks. A 100 percent refund of occupational extension
registration fees is issued upon the request of the student if the student
officially withdraws in writing from a course prior to the first class meeting.
A 75 percent refund of occupational extension registration fees is issued
upon the student's request if the student officially withdraws and requests
a refund prior to the 10 percent point in the course. For courses with
10 or fewer class meetings, refund requests must be submitted to the
college no later than the first class meeting. No partial refunds are given
for courses with one class meeting.
- No refund is issued after the 10 percent point of the class.
- Student fees, including administrative, supplies, or insurance fees,
are not refunded unless the college cancels the class for which the
fee is collected. Fees for specific instructional materials collected
at registration are refunded unless the student receives the materials.
Please note: Refund forms are available online and at all Durham Tech locations.
The college refunds only by check to students regardless
of the payment option used. The tuition refund check is
mailed to the student's address on record at the college.
|Registration is open to high school graduates
and adults who are at least 18 years old. You may register any time
before the course begins in one of the following ways:
- In person at the Corporate Education Center on Durham
Tech's Main Campus located on Lawson Street (easily accessible
from the Briggs Avenue exit of the Durham Freeway) or fax your registration
- At Durham Tech's Corporate Education and Small Business Center, located
on the third floor of the SOUTHBank Building (SBB) at 400 West Main
Street, Mondays – Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., or fax your registration to
- At the Northern Durham Center (NDC) located at 2401 Snow Hill Road or fax your registration to
- At the Orange County Campus (OCC) located at 525 College Park Drive
in Hillsborough or fax your registration to 919-536-7297.
- By fax and paying by credit card (use registration
form and allow several days for processing). Please be aware
that no receipts or confirmations are issued for mailed or faxed
- By mail (use registration form and
allow several days for processing).
Please read below before completing the Continuing Education registration
form. Mail or fax registration before the starting date of the course(s).
Allow several days for processing.
Mail or fax the registration form to register for Continuing Education and Small Business Center courses.
You may begin registering for Continuing Education courses upon
viewing the Noncredit Schedule and continue until before the first
class meeting or until the class is full.
To register, you must be at least 18 years old and/or a high
school graduate, unless an exemption is permitted by law.
Durham Tech waives tuition for NC residents 65 or older unless the
course is conducted on a self-supporting basis. Senior citizens are
responsible for paying any additional fees or expenses. Waiver applies
to one course per semester.
If a class is cancelled because of low enrollment, a complete
refund is made. For additional refund information, see "Course
Cancellations and Refund Policy for Noncredit Courses." Please note: Classes which
have not met minimum enrollment three days prior to the start date may
Durham Tech reserves the right to cancel courses, change meeting
places, or make other necessary and appropriate changes to the