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

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).

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Take a quiz to find out
"Is Online Learning Right for Me?"

Step 2

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 or equipment:

CIS110 or CIS113
Microsoft Office 2013 Professional (including Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013 and Access 2013
CTS130 or CTS 230 Microsoft Excel 2013
DBA110 Microsoft Access 2013
OST136 or OST236
Microsoft Word 2013

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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. 

  • 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.
Click here to find the course orientation requirement for your course—and then be sure to complete your course orientation!

NEXT >  After registering . . . what's next?

About online learning
What you need to succeed
Schedule of online courses
How to register
After registering... what's next?
Online Course Orientation
Frequently Asked Questions
State authorization information

NONCREDIT Online Classes

Online/Hybrid Classes
AMA Certificates

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