College and Career Readiness Programs

Durham Tech College and Career Readiness programs focus on developing basic reading, writing, and math skills to allow students to obtain a high school credential.

Programs include:


Minors (16–17 years of age) must be withdrawn from school at least six months before being admitted into the College and Career Readiness program. A minor’s application packet must be completed and submitted to the dean for approval. Download the application packet

Orientation Workshops

Before enrolling, all applicants must complete a structured orientation that includes placement testing. Students are enrolled in courses based on placement test results.

Learn more about workshops and placement testing.

View the chart of Options for Students without a High School Credential (pdf). (en español, pdf)

Other Options

Durham Tech has a number of options for students who are interested in developing academic skills and have not yet earned a high school diploma. Whether you are an adult looking to improve your skills and earn a high school diploma or its equivalent, a high school student interested in dual enrollment in college-level classes, or English as a Second Language (ESL), Durham Tech is here to serve you.