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. 

Online Course Changes - 11/6/2023

We're transitioning away from CCCOnline partnership for online courses.

  • Many math and science courses will remain on CCCOnline at present.
  • We're introducing the Montana Virtual Campus for more online course options.
  • We're here to assist with any questions during this transition.

As a small college, we've taken pride in offering a wide range of online courses through our partnership with Colorado Community College Online (CCCOnline). However, we are now in the process of transitioning away from CCCOnline due to their new organizational structure called Colorado Online.

Here's what you need to know:

Montana Online Course Exchange:

We are excited to introduce the Montana Online Course Exchange in partnership with other Montana institutions, such as Helena College, Miles Community College, Montana Technological University, and the University of Montana. Powered by Quottly (Parchment), a course search and registration platform, this program makes it easier for our students to find and register for transferrable online courses across institutions.

Benefits of the Montana Online Course Exchange:

  • Access courses when our campus sections are full or unavailable in our sequence.
  • Advisors will ensure these courses count toward your general education requirements.
  • Cross-enrollment simplifies the registration process.
  • Tuition is added to your home institution's bill, making payments seamless.
  • Search and register for courses at this link: courseshare.mus.edu. Select Dawson Community College as your home college and search by keyword or subject.
  • To register for course share classes you will need to be a current DCC student and have an accessible student email account. To apply, click HERE. If you have trouble accessing your student email account, contact help@dawson.edu.

Dual Enrollment Students:

DCC Moodle courses for dual enrollment students cost half the tuition rate with no applicable course fees. Please visit our Dual Enrollment section to learn more.

Key Information:

Registration and drop/add dates for online courses will vary between CCCOnline, Moodle, and the Montana Virtual Campus. Please check each platform for specific timelines.

We understand that this transition may raise questions and concerns. Rest assured, we are dedicated to helping you find courses among CCCOnline, Moodle, and the new Virtual Campus that will help you meet your degree requirements. Please contact online@dawson.edu with questions.

DCC Online Degree Options

Whether you're seeking to complete your degree fully online or transfer to a four-year institution, DCC Online offers quality programs tailored to your needs. Our online programs include:

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. 

Get Started with 3 Easy Steps:

  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. 

Spring 2024 CCCOnline Partnership Course Information

DCC Moodle and CCCOnline Partnership FAQs

  • What is CCCOnline?

    DCC Online has partnered with CCCOnline (Colorado Community College Online) to provide students with a variety of online course options available in different sessions. Through our partnership with CCCOnline, 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. 

  • What are DCC Moodle Courses?

    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 offers a variety of CCCOnline partnership courses at a flat rate fee of $231.75 per credit, plus a $37.50 non-refundable handling fee. Please note that this fee does not include textbooks and other required course materials. However, each course includes a $76 digital content fee, which provides you with a digital textbook for the course, eliminating the need for a physical textbook. For further details, please contact our Online Specialist.

      It's important to note that DCC Online classes are not eligible for payment plans, and the full payment must be made before the last day to pay for each session. Failure to make full payment by the deadline will result in the student being dropped from the course.

  • Do I get credit from DCC or CCCOnline if I take a CCCOnline partnership course?

    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
    • You can see current important refund and drop dates HERE

MUS Online Course Exchange FAQs

  • What is Montana Online Course Exchange?

    The Montana University System has partnered with Quottly, Inc. (Parchment Connect) to create Montana Online Course Exchange, a course search and registration platform that makes it easy to find and register for online transferable courses. Montana Online Course Exchange provides students with convenient and affordable access to online courses offered at other Montana universities

  • How do I search for classes?

    Go to https://courseshare.mus.edu/. Montana Online Course Exchange makes course searching easy and accessible. To search, first choose your home institution so your search results populate transferable courses. Then enter the keyword related to your course, ie. Math, and select ‘Go’ to browse through your course options. Once on the search results page, take advantage of search filters to help you find the exact course you need!

  • How do I register for my course?

    Montana Online Course Exchange uses cross-registration to allow you to easily register for your course. Once you find the course you want to register for, simply click the add class button. This will prompt you to log in through your home college. After you’re logged in, you will fill out a Student Consent Form and you’re registered!

  • Do I need to confirm that the course I registered for on Montana Online Course Exchange transfers to my home institution?

    Yes, once you’ve found the course you want to take online, please meet with your General Education Advisor to ensure that the course will count towards your general education requirements. Quottly support staff are also available to assist you to assist with this process.

  • How can I drop my course?

    You can drop your course through the Dashboard on your Montana Online Course Exchange account. Please make sure to follow the guidelines outlined by each individual university regarding their policies for dropping courses.

  • How do I pay for my course?

    When you register for your course, the tuition fee is added to your home institution’s tuition bill. During your regular tuition billing cycle, you will be able to pay for your course together with your home institution tuition fees.

  • How do I dispute a grade for a course I enroll in via Montana Online Course Exchange?

    To dispute a grade you must follow the guidelines provided by the teaching institution. Should you need assistance, contact their advising office

  • I registered for a course, now what?

    When you register for your course, you will be sent a welcome information email that contains a student ID number for the teaching institution of your course and instructions to set up a student account. This email could be sent immediately after registration or right before your course starts; it all depends on the teaching institution's procedures.

    Your course information will then be accessible through your student account at the teaching institution. If you are taking the course with DCC as the teaching institution, Moodle is the learning management system used. Basic course information will also appear in your Class Schedule tab in your Montana Online Course Exchange account.

  • I'm so confused! Who can I reach out to for help?

    We know this can be very confusing, but we are here to help! Please reach out to Online Specialist, Courtney Wuethrich at 406-377-9411 or online@dawson.edu

    Alternate contact: Registrar Virginia Boysun, 406-377-9412 or vboysun@dawson.edu.

Log into DCC Online Courses on:

Log into CCCOnline Partnership Courses on:

Log into MUS Course Exchange Classes on:

You will receive an email from the teaching institution with all of the information you need to log in and take the course prior to the class start date. Please reach out to the teaching institution for assistance with login. 

We're happy to answer any questions!