Durham Tech provides accommodations and services designed to create equal access to the many aspects of education. Students have the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify as having a documented condition that may affect their access to programs and activities.
Students 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 supported in the process of using their diverse abilities to succeed.
View the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities policy and procedure and the Accessibility Services section of the website for more information and forms. To make an appointment students may email email@example.com or visit Counseling, Accessibility, and Resources, located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10), room 10-209.
Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) provides curriculum students at Durham Tech with the academic support they need to be successful. CAE tutors and staff strive to do the following:
- Provide students with an alternative learning environment for individualized and small group tutoring sessions.
- Empower students to achieve academic success and to challenge them to become independent and critical thinkers by modeling effective examples of clear communication.
- Collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the CAE to share best practices in tutoring, academic support, and general higher education.
- Provide online tutoring 24/7 through Upswing.
Child Care and Support for Parenting Students
The Durham Tech community offers a range of support to parenting students, including resources for students and their families. Parenting students can connect to resources and a community of support through the Student Parent Success Network. Child care assistance is also available, along with support for students during and after pregnancy. View the Support for Students with Children section of the website.
Computer and Internet Assistance
Durham Tech offers loaner laptops at no charge, and students can purchase discounted, refurbished computers using financial aid or personal funds. Internet assistance is also available, including hotspots and internet service discounts. Visit the Computer and Internet Assistance webpage for details and to request support.
As an active community partner in educational, workforce, and economic development, Durham Tech is committed to establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between our students, staff, alumni, and the Durham community.
Volunteerism is dedicated to providing opportunities - both on and off campus - for students, employees, college partners, and the public at large to participate in activities that support the growth and advancement of our communities. Volunteering at service events is a great way to make new friends and help your community. Interested individuals can learn more and sign up for volunteer opportunities on the Volunteerism webpages.
Campus Harvest Food Pantry
The Durham Tech food pantry offers free bags of groceries, fresh produce, snacks, frozen family meals, personal hygiene products, and diapers to employees and currently enrolled students. Snacks are offered daily Monday-Thursday, and grocery pickup is available weekly. Employees and students can submit their online pantry requests or visit Phillips (Building 3), room 3-110.
Counseling Services helps students explore their best options for academic and personal success. Counselors are available to meet with students individually to discuss a wide range of personal concerns, provide encouragement and support, intervene in times of crisis, make referrals when necessary, and help students identify and resolve personal issues.
To make an appointment with a counselor, students may email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Counseling, Accessibility, and Resources office in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10), room 10-209.
Additional Financial Support Services
Durham Tech is committed to supporting students by providing the resources needed to succeed. Students may connect to resources at Durham Tech and in the community, by completing a Student Support Intake Request. Durham Tech offers Emergency Financial Assistance for students with additional financial needs to help them persist and complete their goals. This support includes on-campus resources such as the Campus Harvest Food Pantry, the Finish Line Grant, and the Emergency Financial Assistance Program, as well as referrals to community agencies.
Durham Tech libraries support the mission and goals of the College by providing staff, services, and resources to support learning, research, engagement, and success.
Library collections on Main Campus, Orange County Campus, and Northern Durham Center include approximately 40,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, and other audiovisual materials. The library subscribes to more than 120 online databases for students to access articles, streaming videos, e-books, digital audiobooks, and other resources.
The Library homepage contains hours, policies, research guides, databases, search tools, an online chat service, instructional tutorials, a link to the library blog, and more. Chromebooks and tech tools are available for borrowing. Many reserve textbooks are available for use in the library.
Library facilities include individual and group study areas, computers, printers, copiers, and scanners. The recording room is a space for audio or video recording, interviews, meetings, or conferences.
For questions about library services, resources, spaces, or events, call 919-536-7211 or email email@example.com.
The Transfer Center serves all Durham Tech students at all stages of their education and is dedicated to providing students with information and advising to facilitate transfer to baccalaureate-level institutions.
The Transfer Center supports transfer students in the following ways:
- Providing students with transfer planning and information through individual advising sessions, transfer preparation workshops, and degree-specific information sessions.
- Facilitating opportunities for students to meet with four-year university representatives to discuss admission procedures, academic programs, transfer credit, funding, and other issues concerning transfer.
- Developing and maintaining course selection guides to inform students and advisors of general education and pre-major course requirements.