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Oakland Community College (NU)

4000 Whiting Dr, Midland, MI

Oakland Community College (OCC), located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the largest community college in the state.  OCC offers more than 100 two-year associate's degrees, and 45 one-year certificates, and has one of the highest transfer rates among all of the 28 community colleges in Michigan.

OCC has excellent programs in English as a Second Language, Workforce Development, and Nursing. A full 100% of OCC's nursing graduates pass the states licensing exam.  The Workforce Development programs at OCC include degree and certificate programs that are designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. While many careers require a higher-level education, not all careers require a bachelor's degree.  OCC's programs are career-focused so that students who earn an associate's degree or professional certificate are prepared for their chosen career.

History

In 1964,the Oakland Community College District was established in Oakland County, Michigan. The first community college in the district opened in 1965 with an enrollment of more than 3, 000 students on two campuses: Highland Lakes and Auburn Hills.

In 1967, a third OCC campus was established at Oak Park, which in 1980 replaced by a new campus in Southfield.  A new Royal Oak campus opened in 1982.

Academics

The academic calendar of Oakland Community College follows the semester format, with four short "semesters" in the academic year.

Colleges and Schools

Because it is a two-year community college, OCC is not divided into colleges and schools, but rather into programs.  OCC offers programs leading to five degrees:

  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Business Administration
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate in Liberal Arts
  • Associate in Science

Student Life

OCC students who study at the Orchard Ridge Campus will enjoy its three restaurants, two of which are student teach labs for the acclaimed Culinary Studies Institute.

OCC students also will enjoy the athletics facilities at each campus, which are open to all enrolled students for fitness and recreation.

One of the services provided to OCC students are the childcare facilities at each campus. These centers are run by trained caregivers and provide interactive care for small children while their parents are attending classes. Fees and schedules for childcare vary slightly at each campus; so interested students should contact the campus of their choice for details.

The Womencenter is a college program that provides resources for female students of OCC and women in the community.  The goal of the center is to help women identify and achieve their personal, social and professional needs through education. The center offers workshops, seminars, support groups, peer counseling and more.

Athletics

The OCC "Raiders" athletics teams participate in nine intercollegiate sports, with past championships for the men's basketball team and the women's softball team.

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The OCC has five campuses located throughout Oakland County of Michigan:

  • Auburn Hills
  • Farmington Hills
  • Royal Oak
  • Southfield
  • Waterford

Community Life

There are 13 parks and recreation areas in Oakland County, Michigan, offering many outdoor activities.  Visitors can enjoy horseback riding, boating, skiing, golf and miniature golf, picnics, swimming, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Oakland Community College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$2,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $2,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,700
    • Out-of-State: $4,400-$5,270
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $95-$110 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $180-$220 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid44%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships38%$5,491
Receiving Student Loans12%$3,670
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Oakland Community College may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Oakland Community College - Highland Lakes

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1976)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1990)

Campus: Oakland Community College - Southfield

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)
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Programs Offered

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