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New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Four Join College Staff
Academic and leadership staff additions.

Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

Charter Oak awards 2013 Community College Transfer Scholarship
Charlene Hill of Meriden, CT is awarded annual scholarship

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, April 21.

NCPDLP Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to own a computer to take a distance learning course?
  2. Do I need to come to campus if I take a course?
  3. How long is each semester?
  4. Am I going to have an instructor and how can I get in touch with him/her?
  5. How many students are in a class?
  6. How are courses graded?
  7. How do I get my course materials and how much do they cost?
  8. Who do I contact if I have questions?
1. Do I need to own a computer to take a distance learning course?
You need reliable access to a computer if you want to take an online course.

2. Do I need to come to campus if I take a course?
For online courses, you do not have to ever physically visit Charter Oak State College.  Courses can be conveniently completed via  computer with Internet access.

3. How long is each semester?
The semester runs for 15 weeks. However, the College also offers 5-week and 8-week accelerated online courses. Summer semester is 8 weeks.

4. Am I going to have an instructor and how can I get in touch with him/her?
Yes, all courses have instructors who are available by telephone or e-mail to answer questions about the course. Their e-mail addresses can be found in the course syllabus and at the bottom of the course descriptions, which can be accessed by visiting the Course Search page, searching for the course, and then clicking on the resulting link.

5. How many students are in a class?
Class size varies from 6 - 40 students. Charter Oak's faculty to student ratio is 8:1.

6. How are courses graded?
The grading policy for a course can be found in its syllabus, which can be accessed by visiting the Course Search page, searching for the course, and then clicking on the resulting link.

7. How do I get my course materials and how much do they cost?
The College has arranged with MBS Direct to inventory the required materials for most courses. Visit the Virtual Bookstore for more information.

8. Whom do I contact if I have questions?
Contact the Bob Frederick, Military Admissions Counselor, navy@charteroak.edu; 1.866.788.NAVY (6289).