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Extended Learning

United Tribes Technical College

Office of Extended Learning

United Tribes Technical College Office of Extended Learning (OEL) offers a combination of opportunities for individuals to obtain online degrees, dual-credit, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Coursework and degree programs are offered through the Office of Extended Learning. Extended Learning is defined by our college as teaching and learning that occurs when the learner and teacher are in different locations or when the learning and teaching occur asynchronously.

Online Diplomas & Degrees

UTTC provides a student-centered online experience through a user-friendly platform to full-time and part-time students. UTTC’s online programs provide students the option of completing assignments and study on their own time, in a self-selected environment. Students are guided through their coursework by weekly, posted deadlines. Online courses are offered over the Internet, therefore; basic computer skills requiring a web browser and word processor with continuous online participation and communication with the course facilitator are essential for student success. Using a computer and reliable Internet service, students can access course resources, collaboration room forums, assignments, and assessments through, the learning management system.

UTTC offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees completely online, in addition to being offered on the UTTC campus:

  • Criminal Justice
  • General Studies

Dual Credit Program

The United Tribes Technical College Dual Credit Program provides high school students the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school and college credit by taking academically challenging and culturally relevant college courses in an online format.

Upon completion of the dual credit course, students receive a grade report from United Tribes Technical College. Students who have earned a “C” or higher receive 3 credit hours from UTTC in addition, they will receive ½ High School credit.

To be eligible to participate in the Dual Credit Program at United Tribes Technical College, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Junior or Senior
  • Present 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Recommended by their school counselor or Principal
  • Receive parent or legal guardian approval to take dual credit courses
  • Completion of dual credit application
  • Exception – 10th graders going into their junior year are eligible to enroll if they are recommended by their school administrator/counselor and have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability.

Continuing Education Units

The UTTC Office of Extended Learning provides campus entities and non-UTTC organizations the opportunity to offer United Tribes Technical College Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as an added value to the employee and personal development. The continuing education unit allows United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to record an individual’s successful completion of various activities, allowing individuals to earn CEUs in order to maintain or increase expertise in a career field or renew professional licenses. It is solely up to the certifying agency — not UTTC — whether to accept or decline UTTC CEUs.

The CEU is a uniform unit of measurement for non-credit continuing education activities that meet certain requirements. According to the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, one CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.

A CEU is not equivalent to undergraduate or graduate credit and CEUs are only recorded to one decimal point (i.e., 15 contact hours is equivalent to 1.5 CEUs). Individuals who successfully complete approved programs are awarded a certificate for United Tribes Technical College CEUs.

In order to offer UTTC CEUs the applicant must apply through the UTTC Office of Extended Learning.