NCCU Expands Partnership with Durham Tech for Business Administration Education

Posted November 18, 2019, 4:18PM

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has extended its partnership with Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) to create a pipeline for the next generation of business leaders.

NCCU will welcome students with an associate’s degree from the Durham Tech’s business administration program into upper-level courses for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This agreement provides a seamless transition from community college into the NCCU School of Business and a chance to complete a B.S. in two years.

Partnering with Durham Tech is of great importance to growth producing successful business leaders. Durham Tech graduates bring an added value to our business school community. This agreement is essential to cultivating a seamless pipeline leading to a business administration bachelor’s degree.

Angela Miles, Ph.D., chair of NCCU Business Administration Department

NCCU will grant full academic credit for approximately 60 hours of courses earned through Durham Tech’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program, as well as provide support services and access to NCCU resources. 

With over 200 companies in the Research Triangle Park, a continuously growing job market has increased demand for market-ready employees.

NCCU and Durham Tech currently have another existing partnership leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration. 

“This collaboration is specifically designed to assist our graduates in having a smooth transition with no credit loss to pursue a bachelor’s degree”, said LaTonya Steele, Ph.D., director of Durham Tech’s Business Administration Program. “We are excited to recognize this agreement in promotion of both schools’ collective student success goals.”

NCCU and Durham Tech collaborate on residential, dual-enrollment and transfer admissions. Through several articulation agreements, combined programs of study include nursing, accounting, criminal justice, public administration and biology with a concentration in pharmaceutical science. 

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