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).
Buildings and Grounds
Durham Tech’s facilities are at the following locations: Main Campus, located in southeastern Durham with primary access off the Briggs Avenue South exit of the E.L. "Buck" Dean 147 Freeway (East-West Expressway). The Main Campus includes the:
- Nathaniel B. White Building (Building 1), built in 1961
- Harold K. Collins Building (Building 2), built in 1969
- Edward L. Phillips Building (Building 3), built in 1977
- Newton Industrial and Engineering Technologies Center (Building 4), built in 1976
- Educational Resources Center (Building 5), built in 1987
- Corporate Education Center (Building 6,) built in 1988
- Facility Services Center (Building 7), purchased in 2005 on Lawson Street
- Building 8, purchased in 1994 and formerly the Basic Skills Center
- Durham Tech/GlaxoWellcome Technology Center (Building 9), built in 1998 on Cooper Street
- The Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10), completed in 2006 is the central hub between the Main Campus facilities located on Lawson Street and Cooper Street.
- 807 Bacon Street (Building 20), purchased in 2001
The college’s Northern Durham Center, a two-building facility (both built in 1993), is located on Snowhill Road.
The Small Business and Continuing Education Center is located in leased space in the SouthBank Building in downtown Durham.
The college has instructional space in the Orange County Skills Development Center located on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.
The college offers Nursing Assistant classes in leased space at Northgate Mall in Durham.
The Orange County Campus (built in 2008) is located in the Waterstone Development outside of Hillsborough.
Campus Safety and Health
The College has an ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of its employees, students, and visitors as well as to the preservation of a healthy and safe environment.
Facility Services staff, Campus Police and Public Safety personnel, faculty members, and others play important roles in ensuring that the campus environment is conducive to learning and that the college is in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations related to health and safety. A Health and Safety Advisory Committee also provides input, shares concerns, advises, and makes recommendations in matters and procedures related to providing a healthy and safe college environment and in revising the College’s Health and Safety Manual and safety programs.
Local fire codes prohibit smoking in college buildings, and smoking on campus is now limited to designated smoking areas. The college is planning to become a tobacco-free campus to create an even healthier environment. Eating and drinking are also prohibited in classrooms, laboratories, and meeting rooms. Safety regulations are posted in certain areas, and all employees and students must observe any posted safety regulations. The College’s Safety Compliance Officer should be contacted about any environmental safety questions or concerns.
Maintenance, Repairs, Painting, and Housekeeping Services
College buildings and grounds are maintained through local county funding and operated following local building and fire codes. Maintenance and housekeeping personnel, working together with faculty, staff, and students, are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe operating environment. Employees must contact the appropriate building coordinator to complete a Facility Services Work Order Request for any needed maintenance, repairs, painting, and housekeeping services in their area or in common areas of the College. Concerns about buildings and grounds should be reported to the Facility Services Director or the Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services.