|CREDIT Online Classes
||How to register for and begin a credit online course
If you want to take a credit online course, please read all of the information on this web page carefully!
Information about noncredit online course registration can be found here.
Step 1 Do your research
Step 2 Check your equipment
Step 3 Get enrolled, get registered, and pay
Step 4 Activate your ConnectMail account
Step 5 Complete your course orientation
||Do Your Research
Make sure that you understand how online courses work and that you have the skills to succeed in an online learning environment.
IMPORTANT: If you're new to online learning, take a quiz: "Is Online Learning Right for Me?" Be sure to print your quiz results and bring them to your advising session (see Step 3).
Take a quiz
to find out
"Is Online Learning Right for Me?"
||Check Your Equipment
Make sure you have the computer access needed for an online course.
In addition to the above, the following courses require special software:
|To take this class online…
|| You must have access to this exact software…
|CIS110 or CIS113
|Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (including Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and Access 2010)
|CTS130 or CTS 230
||Microsoft Excel 2010
||Microsoft Access 2010
|OST136 or OST236
|Microsoft Word 2010
||Get Enrolled, Get Registered, and Pay
The registration process for online courses is the same as for any other credit course: you meet with an advisor, then register and pay.
Like all credit courses, credit online courses are open to students who have completed Durham Tech’s admissions/enrollment process and who meet course pre-requisites.
For more information about advising and registration options for the upcoming semester, see the Advising and Registration section.
Related Topics: Tuition & Fees, Financial Aid
||Activate your ConnectMail Account
Durham Tech provides all students with an email account, called "ConnectMail." Students are required to use their ConnectMail accounts for their online classes. Be sure to activate your ConnectMail account and begin checking it so you don't miss important messages from your instructor or from the college.
||Complete Your Course Orientation
For every online course you take, you MUST complete a course-specific orientation, which explains in detail how that particular course works. You cannot begin your course until you have completed the orientation!
Course orientations are handled differently for different courses.
Click here to find the course orientation requirement for your course—and then be sure to complete your course orientation!
- For some online classes, you must attend an on-campus orientation.
- For other online classes, you must complete an online orientation assignment on the first day of class.
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