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

Online Course Changes

Significant changes to our online course offerings will begin in Summer 2024. Our partnership with CCCOnline for online course delivery will have ended due to their organizational restructuring. We are actively working to address any resulting gaps in our course catalog.

We are optimistic about our ability to meet your needs through an expanded selection of online courses. These courses will be taught by DCC faculty using the Moodle learning management system and through the newly implemented Montana Online Course Exchange.

However, it's important to note that due to these changes, we cannot continue offering fully online Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Criminal Justice or Business Management at this time. Students can still take all general education classes needed for an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree online. 

2024 Summer and Fall registration is currently open.

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 Moodle and the Montana Online Course Exchange. Please check each platform for specific timelines.

We understand that the transition away from CCCOnline may raise questions and concerns. Rest assured, we are dedicated to helping you find courses among  Moodle and the new Montana Online Course Exchange 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.


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. 

2024 Online Course Information

DCC Moodle and Montana Online Course Exchange FAQs

  • What is Montana Online Course Exchange/How to search for clases?

    The Montana Online Course Exchange is a course search and registration platform powered by Quottly (Parchment), this program makes it easier for our students to find and register for transferrable online courses across Montana institutions.

    To search for course share classes, go to https://courseshare.mus.edu/. 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!

  • 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. After you apply to DCC, 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.

    Moodle course offerings can be found via our advanced course search tool on our website, Dawson.edu, HERE. Choose the correct semester, click on a subject and then ctrl + a to select all. Moodle courses will have "0AC" after the course name. To easily search for Moodle classes, it is recommended to press ctrl + f and search 0AC. 


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


    • Students pay their home college's tuition rates for Montana Online Course Share classes.

  • What should I do if I experience technical issues?


    • For Moodle classes, contact Online Specialist, Courtney Wuethrich at online@dawson.edu or 406-377-9411 for assistance.
    • If you are taking a MUS course share class, please contact the teaching college for assistance with their online learning management system.
    • For student email issues, please submit a helpdesk ticket by emailing help@dawson.edu with your name, D16#, and a detailed explanation.
  • What kind of time commitments should I expect?

    When engaging in online classes, it's essential to allocate sufficient time for learning. We advise dedicating at least as much time to your online coursework as you would to an on-campus class. As a general guideline, we recommend allocating approximately 2.5-3 hours per credit hour, per class, per week for each online course you are enrolled in.

    However, please note that this recommendation represents the minimum time requirement. Depending on your individual learning style and course demands, you may find it necessary to invest additional time in each course to achieve your academic goals effectively.

    Your commitment to dedicating adequate time to your online studies will greatly contribute to your success in the course and your overall academic journey.

  • Do I need to purchase a textbook for my course?

    *For DCC Moodle courses, your instructor will provide information regarding required course materials. However, it's anticipated that you'll utilize a digital online textbook available through Cengage.com.

    Once you've registered for an online course, you will receive comprehensive instructions on accessing your textbook and other necessary course materials via Cengage.com. These materials will seamlessly sync with your Moodle account, ensuring easy access to all resources needed for your coursework.

    Should you have any questions or require further assistance regarding course materials, please don't hesitate to contact your instructor.

    *For MUS Course Share classes, you'll receive specific textbook information when you first access your course. Reach out to your instructor for specific textbook 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
    • 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
  • 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 do I pay for my course share classes?

    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's tuition fees.

    There are a few options to send payment:

    • Payment can be sent via check to 300 College Drive, Glendive, MT 59330.
    • Cash payment at the Accounts Receivable counter in the main building.
    • Pay online via our Make a Payment LINK.
    • Call DCC Accounts Receivable at 406-377-9423 and make a credit card payment over the phone.
  • How do I drop my course?

    For Moodle course drops, please email online@dawson.edu and indicate what course you are dropping.

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

  • I'm so confused! Who do 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.

  • How do I pay my tuition for Moodle courses?

    You will be sent a bill in the mail. You can also check billing information on your MyInfo page. 

    There are a few options to send payment:

    -Payment can be sent via check to 300 College Drive, Glendive, MT 59330.
    -Cash payment at the Accounts Receivable counter in the main building.
    -Pay online via our Make a Payment LINK.
    -Call DCC Accounts Receivable at 406-377-9423 and make a credit card payment over the phone.

  • I registered for a course, now what?

    For Moodle courses: You will be sent a registration confirmation email to your personal and/or student email address. As the course starting date draws nearer, you will receive another email from online@dawson.edu with login information and additional information about your online course.

    For course share classes: 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.

Log into DCC Online Courses on:

Search for 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!