Accreditation, Approbation, and Governance

Accreditation

Durham Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Durham Technical Community College. For other inquiries, including general admission questions, individuals should contact Durham Technical Community College directly.

The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, and the following programs are accredited by national associations:

The Associate Degree Nursing and the Practical Nursing programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The Automotive Technology Systems program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

The Dental Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-2719 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA.

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, 817-283-2835.

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited for pharmacy technician training by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The Opticianry program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation and approved by the North Carolina Board of Opticians.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national certification exam for Surgical Technologists which is administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

The Health Information Technology Associate Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national certification exam which is administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Ste. 1575, Chicago, IL 60606.

Approbation

Durham Technical Community College is approved by and a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The following programs are approved by state agencies: the Emergency Medical Sciences program is approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services; the Opticianry program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Opticians; the Nursing Assistant I program is approved by the North Carolina Division for Facilities Services; real estate courses are approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission; insurance pre-licensing courses are approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance; and the Basic Law Enforcement Training program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Justice.

Governance

The statutes of the State of North Carolina provide for the organization and administration of a community college system under the direction of the State Board of Community Colleges. The 21-member board has full authority to adopt all policies, regulations, and standards it deems necessary for the operation of the system. Members of the State Board are appointed by the Governor and the General Assembly. The State Board has three major functions: equitable distribution of funds and fiscal accountability; establishing and maintaining state priorities; and educational program approval and accountability.

Durham Technical Community College is governed by a Board of Trustees. Four members of the Board are appointed by the Governor, four are appointed by the Durham County Board of Commissioners, four are appointed by the Durham Public Schools Board of Education, and two are appointed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Trustees serve four-year terms and set local policy for the college. A representative of the college’s Student Senate also serves as a non-voting member of the Board.

To contact the Board of Trustees, email trustees@durhamtech.edu.

All Board of Trustees meetings (regular or special) include a period of up to fifteen (15) minutes for public comment. Persons who wish to provide public comment shall notify the Board Chair of the intent to speak at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of regular meetings or at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of special meetings. Each person will have a total of up to three (3) minutes to speak. Each person shall speak and submit written comments concurrently to the Board Chair at the meeting. To request the opportunity for public comment, email the Chair of the board at trustees@durhamtech.edu.


Board of Trustees
Appointed by the Governor
Roderick Adams

Mr. Roderick D. Adams, Jr.

Gracie Johnson-Lopez

Ms. Gracie Johnson-Lopez

Barker French

Mr. Barker French

Todd Addison

Mr. Todd Addison

Appointed by the Durham County Commissioners
Jenna Bryant

Ms. Jenna Bryant

Geoff Durham

Mr. Geoff Durham

Tara Fikes

Dr. Tara L. Fikes, Vice Chair

Ellen Reckhow

Hon.Ellen Reckhow

 
Appointed by the Orange County Commissioners
Marc Marcoplos head shot

Hon. Mark Marcoplos

Lee Storrow

Mr. Lee Storrow

   
Appointed by the Durham Public Schools Board of Education
Dr. Pat Ashley

Dr. Pat Ashley

John F. Burness

Mr. John F. Burness, Chair

Head photo of Rev. Michael Page

Rev. Michael Delano Page

Charles T. Wilson

Mr. Charles T. Wilson, Jr.

Durham Technical Community College President Student Trustee
Bill Ingram

Dr. William G. "Bill" Ingram

  Jailyn Gales head shot

Jailyn Gales