Welcome to the Fall 2016 Dutchess Community College Online Catalog

This comprehensive and powerful resource will help you find detailed information on the more than 60 academic programs – and hundreds of courses – offered at DCC.

Click a program link to see the courses
you’ll need to complete your degree or certification. Read or download the course descriptions. Learn about the prerequisites for each course and when and where they’ll be offered. Or use our handy search page to find individual programs or courses.

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We’ve also included a section on College policies and procedures to help you through the admissions process, secure financial aid opportunities and enhance your learning experience.

Information is accurate as of August 5, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

Printable PDF Versions

A printable version of the catalog is available in PDF format. Click here, or on the catalog cover above, to download a PDF of the entire Fall 2016 print catalog. (To open the PDF files, you may need to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

To view and print just the course listings, click the “PDF” button on the top right of each course page.

Or you can choose to view or print all course descriptions.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the College’s regulations, procedures, requirements and deadlines as described in official publications. This includes, by way of example only, this course catalog, the College Code of Conduct and class schedules. Questions regarding any of these should be directed to the Dean of Students or Dean of Academic Affairs.

Please note that some classes may not be offered every semester.

To report any problems with online catalog content, please contact Laurie Boris at This online catalog is updated on a regular basis and pertains to credit offerings only. Historical versions are archived each year. 

If you are interested in non-credit or continuing education classes,
please see our latest non-credit brochure.

Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs