Accreditation and Approbation

Durham Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Durham Technical Community College. For other inquiries, including general admission questions, individuals should contact Durham Technical Community College directly.

The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Program Accreditation

Program Accrediting Agency
Automotive Systems Technology National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Dental Laboratory Technology Commission on Dental Accreditation
Early Childhood Education National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
English for Academic Purposes Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
Health Information Technology Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Medical Assisting Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Occupational Therapy Assistant Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Pharmacy Technology American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Opticianry Commission on Opticianry Accreditation and approved by the North Carolina Board of Opticians
Respiratory Therapy Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
Surgical Technology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


Approbation

Durham Technical Community College is approved by and a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The following programs are approved by state agencies: the Emergency Medical Sciences program is approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services; the Opticianry program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Opticians; the Nursing Assistant I program is approved by the North Carolina Division for Facilities Services; the Paralegal Technology program is approved by the North Carolina State Bar; insurance pre-licensing courses are approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance; and the Basic Law Enforcement Training program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Justice.