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:
*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,
College access, parking, and security fee (CAPS Fee) is $4 per class for a maximum of $12 per semester.
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.
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
do not apply to self-support courses.
Refunds for registration fees for noncredit courses are subject to the following requirements:
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:
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.
Students who require academic accommodation s due to any physical, psychological, or learning disability are encouraged to request assistance from a disability services counselor within the first two weeks of class. Likewise, students who potentially require emergency medical attention due to any chronic health condition are encouraged to disclose this information to a disability services counselor within the first two weeks of class. Counselors can be contacted by calling 919-536-7207, ext. 1413 or by visiting the Student Development Office in the Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center, room 1209.
Student applicants and other visitors must obtain a temporary visitor’s permit at Campus Police and Public Safety office located on Main Campus in Building 8. The visitor permit should be clearly displayed inside the left front windshield of the vehicle. For additional information, please review the information located on in the parking section.
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