Register for Non-credit (Continuing Education) Courses

Non-credit programs are 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. All high school students who participate in dual enrollment must be at least 16 years old.

Online Registration

Online registration is available most courses. You will need to know the six-digit section number for the course. Refer to course descriptions for information. You do not need to have a WebAdvisor account or to login to register. Please note that payments will be listed on your credit card statements as “OPC DURHAM CC.”

Courses with prerequisites require submitting proof of completion of prerequisites before registration may be completed online. Review the program webpage you are interested in for registration instructions.

First-time online registration for non-US citizens cannot be completed online. Please use the mail option listed below.

Register by mail or fax

Complete the appropriate registration form. Use the address and fax numbers on the form to mail in your registration.

Mail the registration form with payment to:
Durham Technical Community College
Attn: Admissions, Registration, and Records
1637 E. Lawson St.
Durham, NC 27703

Paying for Courses

Payment must be received before the first class. The most efficient and real-time way to pay is using the following:

Pay with a credit card, pre-paid card, or by check while registering online. View Payment Instructions via Self-Service (PDF).

The third-party authorization letter: Some courses may be paid for by an outside agency (vocational rehabilitation, JOCCA, or WIOA). Students must provide a copy of the “authorization to pay” letter from the agency along with their registration form.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). Durham Tech verifies checks and credit cards to ensure that accounts are active and in good standing.

Third-Party authorization letter: Public Safety and some health care courses may be paid for by an outside agency (vocational rehabilitation, JOCCA, or WIOA). Students must provide a copy of the authorization to pay letter from the agency along with the registration form.

If options 1 is not possible, use option 2:

Mail a money order or certified check to the following address:
Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27701
ATTN: Business Office

Student Administrative Fees

Students enrolling in non-credit courses may have to pay a College Access, Parking, and Security fee (CAPS), a computer use and technology fee, a materials fee, an insurance fee, and a fee for exams and certifications, depending on the requirements of the course. Students enrolled in classes for which tuition is waived are not required to pay the CAPS fee.

Computer Use and Technology Fee: $5.00 per course

College Access, Parking, and Security (CAPS) Fee: $5.00 per course

Student Accident Insurance: $1.25 per course

Students are responsible for at cost fees paid directly with outside vendors as they relate to program specific requirements, e.g., uniforms, criminal background checks, drug screenings, immunizations, requirement tracking, clinical placements. These requirements are specified on the program webpage.

Auditing a Course as a Senior Citizen

Senior citizens (age 65 years or older on the first day of the course) may audit courses with the following guidelines as outlined in 1E SBCCC 1000.2:C:

Tuition and Non-credit registration fees will be waived. Students will be responsible for local fees associated with the course. Auditing a course depends on the space available in the course. The auditing student cannot displace students enrolling or registering in the course to receive a grade, academic credit, continuing education unit, or certificate of completion.

Email to obtain an Audit Request form.

  • Students must complete the audit registration within the schedule adjustment period during a term or session. Schedule adjustment is generally the first two days of a term or session.
  • Self-supporting courses are not eligible.

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