Durham Technical Community College

1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC

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Durham Technical Community College, located in Durham, North Carolina, was founded in 1961 and was originally Durham Industrial Technical Institute. Within four years the school changed its name to Durham Technical Institute to as the focus and offerings of the school expanded. The name was again changed in 1986 when the school was approved to offer university transfer programs, resulting in the name it has today. The school is one of the charter members of the North Carolina Community College System which oversees operations of all two year public institutions in the state.

Durham Technical Community College offers a number of programs that serve the needs of its current and future students. Career and technical programs allow students to pursue an education in an industry or field, receiving training and skill development that allows for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree. Academic transfer programs mirror the first two years of a four year program, followed by having the student transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn their bachelor's degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual interested in enrolling at DTCC may do so by completing the application for admission and paying all fees. Students must be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma, and should supply transcripts and SAT or ACT scores if possible. Meeting a counselor prior to registration is also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined through the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,000-$2,300
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,419
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $72-$86 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$320 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$4,157
Receiving Student Loans23%$6,764

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Durham Technical Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in North Carolina, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Durham Technical Community CollegeDurham CountyNorth Carolina
Graduation Rate11.6%-20.3%
Transfer-out Rate18.7%-19.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Laboratory Technician Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2010)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in North Carolina
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2010)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1994)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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