Credit-free Continuing Education

Thank you for your interest in our credit-free programs!

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus instruction and activities are suspended until further notice. You can still register online for available courses that will be conducted remotely.

We are not accepting cash or any other in-person payments at this time.

To register immediately, select the course from the categories below and complete the prompts. Make sure you have your credit or debit card handy.

If you are not able to pay with a credit or debit card because:

  • You are requesting a payment plan (only available for courses that cost more than $500, or the EMT Refresher course.)

  • You have been approved for 3rd-party funding (for example, from Dutchess One Stop or ACCESS-VR).

  • You can only pay by check or money order

Then please scroll to the bottom of this page for alternate registration instructions.

Please Note: Students wishing to register for High School Equivalency (HSE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses should follow a different process. Click the buttons below for more information on how to register for those programs.


If you cannot pay by credit or debit card, then please download and complete the Registration Form, save it, and email it to along with a photo/copy of a photo-ID. Once received, Ms. Niet will confirm with you and provide next steps to complete your payment/registration. Leave this webpage open as you work on the form - you will still need to click the boxes above to find and select the course that you plan to register for in order to include the start date, course name, start time, and fee information on this form.

Click Here to download the Registration Form.

If you plan to pay by check or money order, you must explicitly notify Ms. Niet, with your completed form, at least 10 days prior to the intended course start date. Ms. Niet will notify you when you are registered for the course. Once you have received that confirmation, you will have 48 hours to email Student Financial Services letting them know that your check is in the mail. You must do this to ensure you are not dropped from the course for non-payment. Please note: Because we are working remotely at this time, there could be up to a week's delay in receiving and processing your payment. You will receive another confirmation email from Student Financial Services once your payment is received. Please mail the check or money order to Student Financial Services, Orcutt Student Services Center, Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

NOTE: If you need help or have questions about how to register, please call Crystal Niet at 845-431-8646. If you have questions about our programs, please contact Paloma Krakower at 845-431-8902.