College Catalog: Corporate and Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education

Continuing Education provides students with opportunities for training, to respond to the needs of diverse community members, and to inspire a vision of educational success. We offer credential-bearing programs in allied health, public safety, hospitality, lodging and spa services, bio-manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, and construction trades. We also offer individual classes to support professional development, career exploration, and personal growth. It is our goal to help students move forward in their current career pathway, help explore and define a new pathway, or explore a new interest. View the Continuing Education course schedule. To view registration and payment options, please refer to the Continuing Education Procedures section of the website.

Corporate Education

The Corporate Education Department offers continuing education and training to meet the needs of area businesses, industries, and other organizations. Staff can also provide assistance in doing workforce assessment.

We recognize that every organization, no matter how large or small, has unique training and human resource development needs. Program directors work closely with company representatives in selecting the best materials and the most qualified instructors to present cost-effective, performance-enhancing programs. Learn more about customized training through Corporate Education.

Small Business Center

The Small Business Center Network (SBCN), comprised of 58 Small Business Centers located at community colleges throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses as a community-based provider of business training, counseling, and resource information. As part of the Small Business Center Network, the Small Business Center (SBC) at Durham Tech provides business owners with the information they need for success, including–but not limited to–advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and financial management. The SBC offers the following services at little or no cost:

  • Training and technical assistance in starting a business;
  • Business skills seminars, workshops, and courses;
  • Confidential counseling to help develop a business plan or address business needs;
  • Resource and referral services; and
  • A Resource Center with small business publications and literature.

View more information about course and seminar offerings at the Small Business Center.

Workforce Development

WWorkforce Development (HRD) courses provide skills assessment, employment skills training, and career development and enhancement. The courses are offered in short sessions to equip students with the knowledge, values, and practical skills essential to applying for, keeping, and advancing in their job. View class offerings.

Continuing Education Fees

Course fees are noted with each course listing. Payment of these course fees is required before the first class session. Some courses have additional charges for supplies, insurance, or other essential expenses, which are also noted along with the course descriptions. In most courses, students are responsible for purchasing any special materials required for the class. No registration is complete without the payment of all applicable fees or receipt of official authorization for payment from the registrant's employer.

Other fees are a college access, parking, and security fee (CAPS Fee) and a computer use and technology fee.

Self-Support Courses

Some courses are offered by the College on a self-support basis, which means they are not conducted with state funding. The fees for these courses vary. Registration fee exemptions do not apply to self-support courses. More information can be found on the Self-Support Courses web page.