Answers to Common Questions

Listed below are frequently asked questions. Scroll down to find your question and click it to see the answer. If you still have unanswered questions, please email Oregon Tech at

Oregon Tech offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees along with certificate programs. Visit the Degrees page to see what programs Oregon Tech Online offers.

Oregon Tech is on the quarter system with four terms each year. Fall, winter, and spring are 11 weeks long including a finals week and the summer session is 8 weeks long. Visit the Academic Calendar for more information.

Yes, Oregon Institute of Technology holds regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Some programs may hold additional, specialized, accreditation.

For students who wish to complete a certificate program, or an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree with Oregon Tech:

For students who are seeking a certificate in PACS from Oregon Tech, or those who need a few classes to meet requirements for an Oregon Tech program, or at another university.

Online tuition is at the same rate regardless of the state or country you live in.

Admitted, degree seeking, students may qualify for financial aid. Determine your eligibility by filling a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information on financial aid and filling a FAFSA is on the Financial Aid page.

Oregon Tech also offers a payment plan.

Thank you for your service! Oregon Tech has two VA Certifying Officials to assist you with your benefits. A Student Veterans Program is located on our Klamath Falls campus, you are welcome to reach out there for support from fellow veterans.

In some cases the application fee can be waived for veterans. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Yes, you can! Most students who work full time attend Oregon Tech part time. Our online programs are designed to accommodate your busy life!

Online classes follow the same course outcomes and standards as their campus-based counterparts. The table below is an estimate of how much time you need to devote to your studies per week in order to be successful.


Course Material


Total Hours Per Week

1 credit class

1 hour

2 hours

3 hours

2 credit class

2 hours

4 hours

6 hours

3 credit class

3 hours

6 hours

9 hours

4 credit class

4 hours

8 hours

12 hours

Online classes are generally taught so you don't have to be at your computer at a given time. Your instructors will provide a structured learning experience with deadlines to help you keep on track, but will offer you a range of times in which to complete your assignments.

Online classes may take advantage of our web conferencing program called Zoom to schedule live help or office hours. Your instructor will attempt to choose times that allow everyone who wishes to attend these optional sessions to participate. Your instructor may record the web conference sessions for those who cannot attend at the assigned time.

Oregon Tech’s Center for Academic Resources and Engagement Services includes Disability Services, Career Services, Peer Consulting (tutoring), and Testing Services. We encourage you to utilize all the services available.

Online classes are available on the first day of the term, and students are expected to access any online class they are registered in on that day.

Oregon Tech uses Canvas to deliver our online courses. Canvas is available through the TECHweb portal.

For general computer issues, contact Oregon Tech’s ITS Service Desk at or 541.885.1470.

The ITS Service Desk staff can help you with logging into Canvas or logging into your email account and can reset your password if you have forgotten it. They can provide some basic troubleshooting for you.

If you need help with using the tools in Canvas though, please click the Help link in the bottom left corner of Canvas.  In that area, you will find a phone number, chat link and email link to contact the Canvas support team.  (They are available 24/7/365.)  There is also a link to the Canvas guides for you to look up answers.

TECHweb allows you to log into all of your Oregon Tech accounts in one location including Oregon Tech Email, Canvas, Web for Student and CASHNet.