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Non-Degree Seeking

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Oregon Tech offers online courses for non-degree seeking students who:

  • Would like to take an online course for professional or personal development purposes.
  • Are off-campus and need to take prerequisites for your future program.
  • Need to take an Oregon Tech class to transfer to another institution.
  • Are completing the 3B admission option.

A successful applicant and Oregon Tech student will:

  1. Take responsibility for their education and success.
  2. Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  3. Review the presented material thoroughly before asking follow up questions

Required for Medical or Nursing School

Intro to Anatomy and Physiology I, II, and/or III - BIO 231, 232, 233
A fully online, three-term course sequence.

Intro to General Chemistry and Laboratory - CHE 101, 104
An introduction of chemical concepts including atomic structure, chemical equation, and more.

Medical Terminology - BIO 200
Basic structure of medical works including prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms.

Principles of Biology - BIO 211
Principles of modern biology emphasizing form and function of multicellular plants, major invertebrate phyla and general vertebrate morphology and physiology. 

Nutrition - BIO 205
A study of the relationships of food and nutrition to health. An overview of the basic nutrition principles including the nutrients and how they function in the body, nutrient requirements, diet planning and energy balance. Syllabus

Human Genetics - BIO 235
Genetic concepts using human examples, including the molecular and cellular basis of inheritance, patterns of inheritance, basic pedigree analysis, mutation, single-gene and polygenic diseases, and an introduction to genetic biotechnology.

Essentials of Pathophysiology - BIO 336
Study of dynamic aspects of disease process with emphasis on abnormal physiology. Detailed discussion of cellular alternations, normal immunology, neoplasia, inflammation and alterations of the respiratory and skeletal systems and Diabetes Mellitus.

Pathophysiology I - BIO 346
Study of the dynamic aspects of the disease process with emphasis on abnormal physiology. Detailed discussion of cellular alterations, normal and abnormal immunology, neoplasia, inflammation, atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiac and vascular diseases.

Pathophysiology II - BIO 347
Study of the dynamic aspects of the disease process with emphasis on abnormal physiology. Detailed discussion of alterations of respiratory function, liver and digestive system, neurologic, urinary, musculoskeletal disorders, and Diabetes Mellitus.

Popular Courses

Intro to Dental Hygiene I - DHE100
A required prerequisite for Oregon Tech's Dental Hygiene program.

Intro to Medical Imaging - MIT 103
A required prerequisite for Oregon Tech's Medical Imaging program.

Intro to Renewable Energy - REE 201
Ideal for students interested in the field of renewable energy.

First Year Spanish - SPAN101, 102
An introduction to elementary Spanish.

Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Oregon Tech Online does not offer an undergraduate engineering degree, but does offer select core or required courses used in it's ABET accredited engineering and engineering technology programs.


MRI Specialization
A 20 credit specialization for radiology or non-degree students that explores the science behind magnetic resonance imaging.

Picture Archiving & Communications Systems (PACS) Specialization
An 18 credit specialization that trains and prepares you for the managing of digital medical image networks.

Ready to Apply?

Note that Non-degree seeking students:

  • Do not pay an application fee
  • Are not granted admission to the university
  • Can take up to 8 credits per term
  • Are not eligible for financial aid

Complete the Non-Degree Seeking Application if you are ready to get started, or contact us with any questions you might have.

Once the application is submitted:

  1. An email confirmation will be sent. If you do not see it, check your junk mail or spam folder.
  2. Admissions staff will process the application.
  3. You will be registered in the class(es) you have requested.

Once registered:

  • You are fully responsible for the tuition and fees.
  • You will not be dropped from your class(es) unless you send an email or fax requesting to be dropped ( or fax 541.885.1139). 
  • To receive a 100% refund, you must drop your course(s) before the 12th calendar day of the term (Second Friday of the term) at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. If you drop your course(s) after this time, you will receive a partial refund.

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