Durham Technical Community College

Coordinates: 35°58′30″N 78°52′52″W / 35.975°N 78.881°W / 35.975; -78.881
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Durham Technical Community College
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Former names
Durham Industrial Education Center (1961-1965)
Durham Technical Institute (1965-1986)
TypePublic community college
EstablishedSeptember 5, 1961; 61 years ago (September 5, 1961)
Parent institution
North Carolina Community College System
PresidentJohn B. Buxton[1]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Other students

35°58′30″N 78°52′52″W / 35.975°N 78.881°W / 35.975; -78.881
75 acres (0.3 km2)
Colors    Green, orange, white[2]
NicknameDurham Tech
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Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) is a public community college in Durham, North Carolina. The college serves Northern Durham County at its Northern Durham Center, and in Orange County at its Orange County Campus completed in 2008.

Durham Tech serves nearly 20,000 students with curriculum and continuing education offerings. It offers career programs leading to more than 100 degrees, certificates, and diplomas and university transfer programs. Durham Tech is a charter member of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

As of 2014, the college had nearly 500 full-time and part-time faculty members and 3,900 matriculated students. A large portion of Durham Tech students are part-time. To give them flexibility, the college has a large distance education program, offering numerous online courses and hybrid courses.


On September 5, 1961, the institution was founded as Durham Industrial Education Center. On March 30, 1965, the institution changed its name to Durham Technical Institute, at the specification of the State Board of Education. On July 22, 1986, the institution changed its name to Durham Technical Community College, when the North Carolina General Assembly approved Durham Tech's request to add a university transfer program.

Presidents and directors[edit]

  • 1961–1975: Harold K. Collins
  • 1975–1980: John Crumpton
  • November 1980–December 2007: Phail Wynn, Jr.
  • January 2008–June 2020: Bill Ingram
  • July 2020–present: John B. Buxton[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "J.B. Buxton Named New President of Durham Tech". Durham Technical Community College. June 5, 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Durham Tech unveils new logo" (PDF). Durham Technical Community College. March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Crystal Gail Mangum: Profile of the Duke Rape Accuser | Fox News
  4. ^ Elizabeth Fenn | History | University of Colorado Boulder

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