Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College is part of the California Community College system. OCC is based in Orange County, CA. The school has 24,000 undergraduate students enrolled. The following programs are available: Business and Computing, Consumer and Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Athletics, Literature and Languages, Mathematics and Sciences, Social and Behavioral Studies, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts. Career and Certificate Programs include the following: College Credit for High School classes, and Career and Technical Programs such as; Accounting, Airline and Travel Careers, Architectural Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Science, Business Administration, Business Application Development, Cardiovascular Technology, Commercial Art, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Programming. Learn more:


Other courses include Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Culinology and Food Science, Dance, Registered Dental Assistant, Digital Media Arts and Design, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Technology, and Emergency Medical Services. More courses available include Fashion, Film and Video, Fitness Specialist, Commercial Food Service Management, Institutional Food Service Management, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, (HVAC). Still more coursework includes Horticulture, Hotel Management, Information and Communication Technologies, Interior Design, Management and Leadership Studies, and Manufacturing Technology. Course offerings also include Marketing, Medical Assisting, Music, Neurodiagnostic Technology, Nutrition Careers, Photography, Polysomnographic Technology, Professional Mariner school, Radiologic Technology (Diagnostic), and Real Estate. Further available courses include Respiratory Care, Spa Management, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Travel and Tourism, and Welding Technology. Learn more:


The coursework can transfer to State Colleges or University of California schools. The difference between the two is that State Colleges have slightly lower standards than UC schools. UC transfer requires Statistics while liberal arts majors can get away with not having as much math to transfer to a State College. Orange Coast College is 40 miles south of Los Angeles with many industries pertaining to the careers that can be profitable in Southern California. California residents must pay $46 a unit and non-residents pay $150 per unit. A typical two-year program has 60 units that must be completed. OCC maintains accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. OCC is accredited by the American Dental Association (Commission on Dental Accreditation) as well as the American Dietetic Association (Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education), and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

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