Owl Link: How to Search the Course Catalog Using Advanced Search (Continuing Education)

There are multiple methods you can use to search the Course Catalog. You can search by keywords, subject or perform an advanced search using specific criteria. Use the Advanced Search feature to aid in searching for specific terms, schedules, locations and/or days.

This knowledge article demonstrates how to search the Course Catalog using the Advanced Search feature.

Step 1

While logged into Owl Link, click Course Catalog on the Home page.

An arrow pointing to Course Catalog on the Home page

The Search for Courses and Course Sections screen appears. 

An image of the Course Catalog in Self Service

Step 2

Click the Academic Level drop-down list and select Continuing Education Level. This shows all Continuing Education courses.

Continuing Education Level highlighted under Academic Level drop-down list


Click the Term drop-down list and select your desired term, e.g. C E Spring 2021. Note: Selecting any term which begins with "C E" displays all Continuing Education courses for that specific term.

C E Spring 2021 highlighted under the Term drop-down list

Step 3

Scroll down and click Search.

An arrow pointing the Search button

Step 4

The search results are displayed. To narrow down the results, apply additional filters such as Availability, Locations, etc. To hide the filters pane, click Hide.

A box surrounding the Filter Results pane with an arrow pointing to the Hide button

Step 5

Locate your desired course then click Add.

A box surrounding a course with an arrow pointing to the Add button

Step 6

The Section Details dialog appears. Click Add Section.

The Section Details dialog with an arrow pointing to the Add Section button

A notification message appears at the top of rhe screen, the Add button is disabled, and the course displays as Planned.

An arrow pointing to the notification message and a box surrounding the course showing it as planned

Step 7

To return to the Course Catalog landing page, click the Back to Course Catalog link.

An arrow pointing to the Back to Course Catalog link

Attached is a quick reference guide entitled How to Search the Course Catalog. To access the guide, scroll down to the Attachments area, located below the Related Articles section, and select the PDF to download it or click View to view it. 

Note: After planning your course(s), you must enroll and register. For additional knowledge articles, scroll up to the Related Articles section.


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