Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College is a public, two-year accredited institution of higher education and technical training. It was founded on September 5, 1961, as the Durham Industrial Education Center. DTCC is located in Durham, North Carolina and its main campus is situated in downtown Durham.

DTCC offers classes at centers in northern Durham County and in Orange County. Some Durham Tech classes are also taught at Chapel Hill High School and Orange High School. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students every semester.

DTCC's campus is home to several student clubs and organizations like Amigos Unidos, the Gamers of Durham, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and the International Students Club.

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Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson St
Durham , NC 27703-5023

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Durham Technical Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts119language translation, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Medical Support and Technology89dental lab tech, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, health diagnostic professions, phlebotomy, clinical and medical lab science, opticianry, optometric tech ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement44criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire protection
Education and Teaching40elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher aide
Engineering Technician25architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, occupational safety tech
Computer Science and Engineering20information technology, computer programming, information science, computer networking, network management, computer security
Law18legal assistant
Business and Management12business management, operations management, accounting, MIS
Medical Administration11medical office management, medical records tech
Mechanics and Repair9automobile mechanics
Construction Trades7electrician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5occupational therapist assistant
Production Trades4machine shop assistant
Office and Administration3office management

Number of programs and degrees for Durham Technical Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year12829
Associate's degree29931
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years368

Durham Technical Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Durham Technical Community College had a total enrollment of 5,170 students (3,720 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 36%
Black 41%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 11%
20-21 10%
22-24 12%
25-29 17%
30-34 13%
35-39 10%
40-49 14%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Durham Technical Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 34 %

Durham Technical Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Durham, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Durham Technical Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,494
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,625
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Durham Technical Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 544800)

Durham Technical Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year66$54,45184$53,424
All faculty totalacademic year66$54,45184$53,424

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Durham Technical Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection, Other

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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