|The library supports the college’s
mission and assists the full institutional community toward achieving its
goals. In addition, the library strives to promote lifelong learning, provide
academic learning experiences, and share new ideas and resources; participate
in the college’s teaching and learning process; and
provide varied materials and services for students, faculty,
and staff in a flexible and caring environment.
The library’s collection includes more than 40,000 books, magazines,
newspapers, videotapes, and a variety of other audiovisual materials.
Also, students use online databases and the Internet to find information
on topics of interest.
The library’s website contains
links to the college’s online catalog and full-text databases. Passwords
for remote access to databases are available at the library or by the
email link “Ask a librarian.”
Library hours, policies, research guides, and a guide to citing sources
are also available in this website.
Durham Tech participates in a consortium of community college libraries
in North Carolina. The holdings of all consortium libraries may be searched
simultaneously from the online catalog. Also, students may borrow books
from those colleges in person with a valid Durham Tech identification
card or via interlibrary loan.
Most materials may be checked out for three weeks. Reference and reserve
materials may be used only in the library. Members of the staff are always
available to help students locate and use the library’s resources.
To borrow materials, a user must present a valid Durham Tech identification
Library facilities include individual and group study areas as well as
an area where students may read newspapers, popular magazines, professional
journals, and paperback books. A quiet room is also available for individual
Library hours are posted on the library’s website.
The Northern Durham Center library houses the collections on criminal
justice and fire protection as well as general reference and circulating
materials. In addition, library materials are available at the Orange
|The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) offers students a number of alternatives to the traditional classroom setting for education. Skills centers offer students individualized, cost-free tutoring.
The Math-Science-Accounting Center provides personalized tutoring in all levels of mathematics, including developmental math, math for sciences, and university transfer math. DVD’s and online resources offer additional assistance in all levels of math. Tutoring for anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry computers, physics, and statistics are also offered on a limited basis in the Math-Science-Accounting Center.
The Writing Center can help students at all levels improve their skills in grammar and writing. Handbooks, handouts, and other materials are also available in the Writing Center. The Reading Center provides assistance to students who are preparing for the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment. Materials are offered to assist with vocabulary and pronunciation.
The Foreign Language Center offers students enrolled in Spanish courses the opportunity to practice their pronunciation and to consult a tutor about grammar questions.
In the Computer Center, students may use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, or other software available on the machines. A lab monitor is available to assist students who are not familiar with computers or who need help with software. Students are asked to present a current Durham Tech identification card to access the lab.
Depending on tutor availability, the Center for Academic Excellence may offer assistance with other subjects. Look for fliers each semester or view tutor hours and availability in the Center for Academic Excellence section of the website.
|The experience of being a student can be both exciting
and challenging. Counseling and Student Development staff are aware
of the diverse experiences of Durham Tech students and provide many
services that foster their academic success and personal growth. From
admission to graduation, students have found these services to be an
important part of their success.
Hours of Operation
The Counseling and Student Development office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Students may also make an appointment to meet with a counselor at other
times by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 919-536-7207.
and Personal Counseling
In keeping with Counseling and Student Development’s commitment
to student success, counselors also realize that a student’s academic
performance is affected by pressures of many types and degrees. For
this reason, Counseling and Student Development staff members are available
to meet with students individually to discuss a wide range of personal
concerns. Counselors provide encouragement and support, intervene in
times of crisis, make referrals when necessary, and help students identify
and resolve personal issues.
Durham Technical Community College provides disability accommodations and services designed to create equal access to the many aspects of education. Students have the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify with the college as having a disability or medical condition that may impact access to programs and activities.
Students with disabilities may achieve educational access through the effective use of accommodations or services such as individualized educational planning; support staff including note-takers and interpreters; assistive technology; alternative testing arrangements; and priority assistance during registration. Through a process of individual planning, students are encouraged to use their diverse abilities to succeed.
Students interested in services or accommodations should review the steps for students requesting disability services to learn more about the process, appropriate documentation, and the required impact statement.
Copies of this document are also available in the Counseling and Student Development office, located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 1209.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to learn more about available services by calling a disability services staff member at 919-536-7208 or by emailing disability services at email@example.com.
The experience of college goes far beyond the classroom. Successful
students acquire skills to manage their education, career, and personal
lives. To foster the full development of students, Counseling and Student
Development staff are involved in all aspects of college life. They
answer questions and provide information about college activities, provide
support to curriculum programs, and create support services which address
the needs of the college’s diverse student population. Counselors
often facilitate relationship skills through effective student and instructor
Visit the college’s
events calendar for a list of upcoming activities and events.
|Durham Technical Community College encourages and supports an active student body. To ensure consistency, oversight, and transparency in chartering clubs, promoting membership participation, and providing funding through the use of student activity fees, the college sets forth in policy and in published guidelines the expectations and requirements for such activities and funding.
Student Clubs and Organizations Policy
Durham Technical Community College provides a variety of activities, clubs, and organizations for students and the broader community. Educational, cultural, and social activities must support the college's mission, values, and strategic goals. The college establishes and follows processes and guidelines to encourage student engagement; foster student leadership; charter official student clubs and organizations; coordinate and provide administrative oversight of activities, clubs, and organizations; provide access to and information about related funding and expenditures; maintain a safe learning environment; and ensure compliance with college policies and with state, and federal laws.
Student Activities Procedures
Procedures related to this policy are included in the Student Activities Guidelines and Procedures publication. This publication outlines the purpose of student activities, college employees who are responsible for student activities, characteristics of successful student organizations, requirements for student clubs and organizations, information about how to request a club charter, expectations and responsibilities of Student Senate members and club officers as well as club advisors, guidelines for requesting and requirements for using student activity fee funds made available through the Student Senate, fundraising ideas, available college resources, regulations involving serving or the sale of food, and other pertinent information.
The Mentor Project is a nationally acclaimed program designed to help
students who are new to Durham Tech gain the skills that will help them
be successful in their college career. Second-year students who have
maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are trained and then
matched with new students to help them develop the skills necessary
to be successful in college. These skills include, but are not limited
to, taking notes and tests, making oral presentations, and managing
time. Attendance at weekly meetings reinforces
Student Clubs and Organizations
Durham Tech acknowledges the importance of student life outside the
classroom and supports a variety of social, cultural, and professional
opportunities to enhance a student’s in-class educational experiences.
The following organizations are among those currently available to students
at Durham Tech: Amigos Unidos (Spanish Club), Durham Tech Association for Education of Young Children, Gamers of Durham, Gamma Beta Phi (academic honor society),
International Student Club, Literary Guild, NOVA, Phi Beta Lambda (business society), Paralegal Technology Club, Practical Nursing
Students’ Organization, Respiratory Therapy Students Club, Science Club,
Sigma Delta Mu (academic honor society for students in the spanish curriculum), Single Parent Club, Spectrum, Student Nurses’ Organization,
Student Occupational Therapy Association, Student Clinical Research Association, Student Occupational Therapy Association, Student Veterans of America, Tau Eta Sigma (dental), VISIONS Leadership Initiative.
Some of the activities and special events on campus include the following:
fall and spring campus festivals; Career Days; plays and other cultural
events; and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration.
More information can be found in the student
clubs and organizations section of the web site.
Recognizing the importance of a public forum for the written expression
of ideas as well as the development of effective communication skills,
Durham Tech supports student involvement in campus publications. Students
produce Final Draft, a student literary
While the views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect
those of the college, faculty and staff advisors assist students in
developing the publications in a manner consistent with responsible
journalism, acceptable English composition, and the stated purposes
of the college.
The Student Senate provides input to the college’s administration
on decisions affecting students, makes decisions regarding the allocation
of student event funds, and plans student activities and events. The
Senate also approves and provides support for student organizations.
Student senators represent academic departments and student organizations.
Student interest and leadership are necessary for the Student Senate
to function effectively; students are encouraged to become actively
involved. Additional information about the Student Senate is available
from the Counseling and Student Development office or on the Student
Student Participation in College Decision Making
Durham Tech encourages and provides for student involvement in institutional
governance and decision making through various means. These include
- The Student Senate consists of student representatives who provide
input and recommendations to the college’s administration.
- A student serves as a non-voting member of the college’s
Board of Trustees.
- Student involvement also occurs through membership on advisory
committees, task forces, and other campus committees.
- Students participate in college decision making through involvement
in the evaluation of courses and services.
- Student involvement is promoted through on-going interaction with
faculty and staff and through participation in student organizations