Points of Pride

#1 Transfer     ADA Compliant   Gold Status Veteran

Ranked Nationally     $200,000 in Scholarships    MCCA Volleyball


Golf Qualifiers    MCCA 2nd Place    Largest Nursing


Sign  Language      100% Surgical Tech    Largest Emergency


 Homeland Security       Perennial ACF Chef Awards      Culinary Ice Caring


 Fire Academy     OCC Dispatch Academy


  • NEW! International / Global Center
  • Largest ESL program in Michigan
  • Headquarters to Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and Consul Generals Corps of Michigan
  • Two signed agreement in Wuhan, China (Polytechnic Institute, Railway Station) to provide student exchange program (2018)
  • Global Literacy Endorsement (beginning Fall 2018)
  • Workforce & Economic Development: Leader in business and industry training currently providing $8 million in contract training to 15 companies
  • HURCO – OCC’s Advance Technology Center hosts HURCO’s first regional sales room providing state-of-the-art equipment and training for students and faculty
  • FANUC – global leader in automation for manufacturing
  • MOPAR Career Automotive Program – one of only four in Michigan
  • Community Partnerships include Pontiac Initiative, Detroit Institute of Arts, Forgotten Harvest and more!
  • Oakland County partner in inaugural MiCareerQuest Southeast (Nov. 2018)
  • NEW! OCC Admission Day at Arts, Beats & Eats for students and employees


  • 2018 AACC National Faculty Award Finalist: Julie Gunkelman, Math Faculty—one of only four nationally
  • 2018 American Academy Chef Service Award: Kevin Enright, Culinary Faculty
  • 2018 Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40: Jahquan Hawkins, Dean of Student Services
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award: Cindy Carbone, Academic Dean
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award: Carole Bennett, Faculty


  • CAFR Financial Award of Excellence since 2015; one of only two community colleges in Michigan
  • First co-branded community college/university digital billboard campaign Athletics
  • New brand campaign (last updated 20+ years prior)


  • Four Academic All-American Athletes
  • 40% of athletes earned athletic and/or academic awards (2016-17)


  • Exclusive live Q&A from International Space Station for students, April 17, 2018
  • Faculty and administration as expert speakers at state, regional and national conferences


  • 2018 Crain’s 20 in their 20s: Paul Gallagher, President and CEO, Genesis In-Home Health Care
  • 2018 Commander, International Space Station: Dr. Andrew Feustel, NASA astronaut
  • 2018 Olympic athlete: Alex Gamelin, skater, OCC summa cum laude, Liberal Arts degree 2016
  • 2018 Distinguished Alumni: Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
  • 2018 Chef of the Year, Michigan Chefs de Cuisine: Chef Rob Coran, executive chef, Walnut Creek Country Club
  • 2018 Pastry Chef of the Year, Michigan Chefs de Cuisine: Chef Mark Slessor, Royal Park Hotel
  • 2018 Chef Educator of the Year, Michigan Chefs de Cuisine: Chef Terri Briggs
  • 2018 Phi Theta Kappa, Distinguished Chapter Officer Award, Joseph Javier