Durham Technical Community College

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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)
Type Public
Established Sept. 5, 1961
President Dr. William "Bill" Ingram
Academic staff
499
Administrative staff
281
Students 19,697
Location Durham, North Carolina, United States
35°58′30″N 78°52′52″W / 35.975°N 78.881°W / 35.975; -78.881Coordinates: 35°58′30″N 78°52′52″W / 35.975°N 78.881°W / 35.975; -78.881
Campus Urban
75 acres (0.3 km2)
Colors Green, Orange, White[1]
              
Nickname Durham Tech
Affiliations
Website www.durhamtech.edu
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Durham Technical Community College (often Durham Tech) is a public two-year accredited institution of higher education and technical training school located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Durham Tech's main campus is near downtown Durham, Research Triangle Park, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. 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. Durham Tech offers career programs leading to more than 100 degrees, certificates, and diplomas and university transfer programs. As of 2014, the school boasted nearly 500 full-time and part-time faculty members and 3,900 matriculated students.

A large portion of Durham Tech students are part-time. In order to give them flexibility, the college has a large distance education program, offering numerous online courses and hybrid courses.

Durham Tech is a charter member of the North Carolina Community College System, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

History[edit]

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/Directors[edit]

  • 1961-1975: Harold K. Collins
  • 1975-1980: John Crumpton
  • November 1980-December 2007: Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr.
  • January 2008–present: Dr. Bill Ingram

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Dan Curia - City of Durham Fire Chief [2]
  • Scott J Neal - Co-wrote an episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine and co-authored a component in the Health IT Workforce Curriculum; a program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to support health information technology curriculum development.[3][4]
  • Elizabeth A. Fenn - 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History winner and Chair of History Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Durham Tech unveils new logo" (PDF). Durham Technical Community College. March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
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