Alert: Durham Tech classes that have shifted to remote instruction will resume Monday, March 30. In-person classes that have not been transitioned to online are suspended until further notice. All campuses and locations remain limited only to essential personnel or persons authorized by the College administration to be present on campus, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
- Gateway to College Adult High School Diploma (Ages 16-24)
- Adult High School Diploma Program (Ages 25+)
- High School Equivalency Diploma (Ages 18+)
- Adult Basic Education (Ages 18+)
Minors (16–17 years of age) must be withdrawn from school at least six months before being admitted into the College and Career Readiness program.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 or pick up a packet at the College and Career Readiness office, White Building (Building 1), room 1-103.
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)
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.