The Tennessee Board of Regents continues to broaden instructional offerings online through the portal http://www.rodp.org known as the Regents Online Campus Collaborative. Within the technology center system, three programs and some short courses are offered through the Regents Online Degree Program (http://www.rodp.org/degree-programs-courses/technical-diplomas and some continuing education classes are offered through the Regents Online Continuing Education program (http://www.rodp.org/continuing-education/course-schedule.
The three preparatory, career track programs offered online are:
Business Systems Technology. The program offers online equivalents of the four on-ground diplomas. All diplomas are one-year in length.
Computer Information Systems. This track features a greater emphasis on troubleshooting system operations, software issues (Microsoft Office suite of products), JAVA, Photoshop, web page design with Dreamweaver, and preparation for CompTIA’s A+ hardware and software tests.
Drafting and CAD Technology. This full-year program is offered only through the statewide, online collaborative, not on-ground at TTC Dickson. Students seeking in-depth information about online classes should visit http://www.rodp.org and become familiar with all the resources available through the website.
While TTC Dickson is no longer enrolling online students in Computer Information Systems or Drafting and CAD Technology, students wanting to take those courses can choose another homeschool from among the Tennessee Technology Centers. TTC Dickson is continuing to enroll online Business Systems Technology students.
To begin the registration process, students must click on the Enroll Today button, then click on the Tennessee Technology Center listings and follow the enrollment steps. Once the prospective student submits the Student Profile, the RODP system will automatically send an alert to the home campus the student selected.
Simultaneously, the prospective student needs to have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov). Once the student receives confirmation that the FAFSA has been processed by the federal government, the student should then contact the financial aid office at TTC Dickson to complete processing of the financial aid file.
When the registration period opens for an upcoming term, TTC Dickson’s Student Services department will contact prospective students to register for classes and collect tuition or use the financial aid award toward tuition and book costs.
Students must complete the classes they register for within the term. There is no carry-over of coursework in an individual class from one term to the next.