Online Learning

Welcome to Dawson Community College’s Online Education page. Online courses at Dawson Community College are designed and developed in accordance with best practices to emphasize communication, collaboration, and engagement. 

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If you are wanting to complete your degree fully online or thinking of transferring to a four-year institution, DCC Online can provide you with quality programs to fit your needs.

For a non degree-seeking student, Dawson Community College offers a large catalog of courses to choose from. Navigate to our Class Schedule Page for a full list of online and on-campus courses.

DCC Online has partnered with CCCOnline to provide students with a variety of online course options available in different sessions. Through DCC Online, you can take courses in 15-week, 10-week, or accelerated 6-week sessions to fit your schedule. CCCOnline is part of the Colorado Community College system and provides online courses to 13 other community colleges in Colorado. 

Getting Started

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email from online@dawson.edu with information on how to sign in and enroll in your online courses
  3. When your enrollment has been processed, you will receive a second email from online@dawson.edu with information on how to access your class. 

Fall 2022 Important/Critical Dates

  • 15-Week Session
    • Classes Begin – August 29, 2022
    • Last Day to Add a Class – August 31, 2022
    • Last Day to Pay for Classes & Drop w/Refund – September 6, 2022
    • Last Day to Drop Classes w/o Refund - September 13, 2022
    • 1st Time Borrower Loan Disbursement – September 28, 2022
    • Late Fee Added to Unpaid Accounts - September 29, 2022
    • Last Day to Withdraw from Classes w/o Grade – November 21, 2022
    • Last Day of Classes – December 10, 2022
  • 1st 6-Week Session
    • Classes Begin – September 12, 2022
    • Last Day to Add a Class – September 13, 2022
    • Last Day to Pay for Classes & Drop w/Refund – September 14, 2022
    • Last Day to Drop Classes w/o Refund -  September 19, 2022
    • 1st Time Borrower Loan Disbursement – October 12, 2022
    • Late Fee Added to Unpaid Accounts - October 13, 2022
    • Last Day to Withdraw from Classes w/o Grade – October 14, 2022
    • Last Day of Classes – October 22, 2022
  • 10-Week Session
    • Classes Begin – October 3, 2022
    • Last Day to Add a Class – October 4, 2022
    • Last Day to Pay for Classes and Drop w/Refund - October 7, 2022
    • Last Day to Drop w/o Refund – October 13, 2022
    • 1st Time Borrower Loan Disbursement  – November 2, 2022
    • Last Day to Withdraw from Classes w/o Grade – November 28, 2022
    • Last Day of Classes – December 10, 2022
  • 2nd 6-Week Session
    • Classes Begin – September 12, 2022
    • Last Day to Add a Class – September 13, 2022
    • Last Day to Pay for Classes & Drop w/Refund – September 14, 2022
    • Last Day to Drop Classes w/o Refund -  September 19, 2022
    • 1st Time Borrower Loan Disbursement – October 12, 2022
    • Late Fee Added to Unpaid Accounts - October 13, 2022
    • Last Day to Withdraw from Classes w/o Grade – October 14, 2022
    • Last Day of Classes – October 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Courses and Estimated Fees

CCCOnline partnership classes are not eligible for DCC payment plans.  DCC Online classes must be paid in full, upfront by the last day to pay for each specific session, or students will be dropped.  If students have incoming aid or an in-process consortium agreement with their home college, they are encouraged to communicate progress with the online specialist.

CCCOnline partnership classes do not count toward the "any amount of credits above 15 is free" credit policy we have for on-campus and Moodle classes.  These are billed separately and in addition to the on-campus and Moodle classes.  These classes are not eligible for student waivers.

Online Courses Provided in Partnership with

Dual Enrollment Students

Dual enrollment students interested in taking DCC Moodle or DCC Online courses will be charged the following rates:

  • DCC Moodle courses for dual enrollment students cost half the tutition rate with no applicable course fees. 
  • DCC Online courses for dual enrollment students cost $130 per credit plus a $76 digital content fee per course and any applicable lab kit fee. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between DCC Moodle and DCC Online?

    DCC Moodle classes are courses that are developed and taught by faculty members of Dawson Community College. These courses will be offered through the online learning platform Moodle. You will receive an email with your Moodle login information from Online Specialist, Courtney Wuethrich, who you may contact with any questions at online@dawson.edu.

    In addition to the DCC Moodle courses, students can also take DCC Online courses, which are taught through our partnership with Colorado Community College Online (CCCOnline.) Although these courses are taught by CCCOnline instructors, you will receive credit from DCC. DCC Online courses will be offered through the online learning platform Desire to Learn (D2L.) You will receive an email from online@dawson.edu with your DCC Online login information. 

  • How much will online classes cost?
    • DCC Moodle courses are charged at the same per credit rate as DCC’s on-campus courses. 

     

    • DCC Online (CCCOnline partnership) courses are available for a flat rate fee of $225 per credit with a $37.50 non-refundable handling fee. This cost is not inclusive of textbooks and other required course materials. All courses include a $76 digital content fee, which includes a digital textbook for your course, eliminating the need for a physical textbook. Please contact our Online Specialist for more information. DCC Online classes are not eligible for payment plans and must be paid in full before the last day to pay for each specific session- otherwise, the student will be dropped.
  • Do I get credit from DCC or CCCOnline?

    Although you will be taking classes with a CCCOnline instructor, you will receive credit from DCC that will show on your transcript from DCC. 

  • What is my username and password?
    • For DCC Moodle: To login to Moodle, your username is your last name, first initial, and the last 3 digits of your D16#. Example: smithj123. If you do not know your Moodle password, please contact the IT Department at 406-377-9422 or help@dawson.edu. 

     

    • For DCC Online: To login to your DCC Online courses, you will use your D0000# and password that you used to register for your DCC Online classes. For assistance, please contact our Online Specialist at 406-377-9411 or online@dawson.edu.
  • If I take a science course with an attached lab component, am I required to take the lab?

    Yes, we are unable to enroll you in the science course without the lab component.

  • How do I access my DCC Online class?

    To access your DCC Online class, you will use your D0000# and password to login. Please use the following link to login to your class via Brightspace by D2L:   https://mycourses.cccs.edu/d2l/login?noRedirect=1

  • I've logged into D2L, but I can't see my classes. Why?

    You will not be able to see your classes or have access to course materials until the first day of classes. Please check the Semester Dates to Remember to see when each session begins.

  • What should I do if I experience technical issues?
  • What kind of time commitments should I expect?

    You should expect to spend at least as much time on your online class as you would an on-campus class. It is recommended that you spend at least 2.5-3 hours per week on each online class you are enrolled in. However, this is a minimum recommendation and you may need to spend more time on each course. 

  • Do I need to purchase a textbook for my course?
    • For DCC Moodle courses, please contact your instructor for information on required course materials.  However, you will likely be using a digital online textbook via Cengage.com.

     

    • DCC Online courses include a $76 digital content fee, which includes a digital textbook for your course, eliminating the need for a physical textbook. Please contact our Online Specialist for more information. 
  • What is DCC's refund policy?

    The various session lengths have different refund policies as follows:

    • 15-week Fall and Spring semesters  – through the 8th day of classes: 100% refund; after the 8th day of classes: no refund
    • 10-week Fall and Spring semesters – through the 5th day of classes: 100% refund; after the 5th day of classes: no refund
    • 6-week Fall and Spring semesters – through the 3rd day of classes: 100% refund; after the 3rd day of classes: no refund
    • Sessions less than 6 weeks in length – through 10% of class days that have occurred: 100% refund; after 10% of class days that have occurred: no refund
    • Refunds for Summer term – 1st through 3rd day of classes: 100% refund; after 3rd day of classes: no refund

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