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George R. Mosher, Jr., OCC's Charter Board Chair, recently passed away at the age of 98.
Your great, great grandma may suggest wrapping half an onion around your neck with a sweaty sock, or covering your chest with raw bacon and gauze to help ward off colds and flu, but Mary Miles, OCC dean of health professions, offers a set of more practical and proven suggestions to keep high school and college students healthy this winter.
Training students about all aspects of "what's under the hood" is where Claude Townsend excels. The head of OCC's Automobile Servicing program, Townsend's students will attest to that fact, most receiving automotive jobs after completing his courses.
Finding the right building or the best place to park on a college campus can be challenging, especially for new students and visitors. OCC has made it easier with Virtual Tours and Maps.
Earning a college degree can be one of the greatest achievements of a person's life. But colleges nationwide are finding that many students who complete the requirements aren't taking the steps needed to be awarded the official degree. They are among students known as the "some college, no degree" population, and according to a recent publication by the National Student Clearinghouse, there are more than 1 million of these students in Michigan
Lynn Cherry brings an extensive background in healthcare education, staff development clinical experience and patient care to her new role as Oakland Community College's associate academic dean of health professions. She joins the College from Beaumont Health, where she specialized in nursing professional development education.
Now that the weather is charging full speed into winter, the fireplace season is heating up and many homeowners are lighting real or gas logs for the first time since spring. But before you gather the family around the fireplace, you should make sure it is not going to be a fire hazard.
If you have ever planned a holiday party, you know the amount of work it takes to ensure it comes off without a hitch. Now take that party and add theme decorations; creative menu planning including themed and five-star options; specialty cocktails; and staffing servers for 100 people and you now have the basis of a unique class taught at OCC's Culinary Studies Institute.
The sounds of Sousa, Swing and seasonal favorites will fill the air as the OCC music department presents two free band concerts in December.
OCC Students Eligible for Free Academic Tutoring Valued at $1,400 per Semester
Unparalleled teamwork, professional case study presentation, expert "phantom" patient exams, a bit of creativity, and a smooth slide of the transducer earned eight OCC students two podium finishes at the inaugural, regional SonoBowl hosted by Henry Ford Hospital.
A simple potato was the stuff of "royalty" or the "very rich" to a young Jewish girl encamped in a Siberian forest where the bitter cold made breathing feel like "swallowing sharp objects."
Weeklong Program Celebrates Our Student Veterans
Dr. Leah Aggison brings an extensive background in STEM education and student success to her new role as Oakland Community College's associate academic dean of mathematics and sciences.
A collection of dark, heartbreaking, funny one-act plays will be featured in OCC's Theatre Program production, "Love Hate and Other Oddities(Again)" at the College's Royal Oak campus theatre Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.
The Oakland Community College millage renewal passed on Tuesday with a resounding X percent of voters approving the measure.
With the academic and personal stress students often face, OCC faculty and staff need to be prepared to recognize potential issues and use front line approaches to guide students to the resources they may need to be successful.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. -MiCareerQuest Southeast, the region's largest career exploration event, hosts 11,000+ students from 160 high schools Nov. 8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace.
Winter Term 2020 registration at Oakland Community College (OCC) begins online Oct. 28, and students now have an easier way to register for classes thanks to the college's new mobile app.
Founded in 1979, Foundation has Raised More Than $10 million for Student Scholarships and Support
With new and emerging domestic terrorism threats becoming more sophisticated, first responders need to be at the forefront of detecting and reacting to these threats to keep our communities safe.
More than 450 students from 17 area high schools visited the OCC Auto Lab recently to explore careers in the automotive industry, learn about educational opportunities and meet with potential employers.
The Oakland Community College Foundation has added another key community stakeholder to its leadership as Tom E. Kimble joins its 11-person Board of Directors.
On Tuesday, November 5, Oakland Community College (OCC) will have a millage renewal proposal on the ballot that will not increase the local tax rate above current levels. The millage would allow the College to continue to provide relevant educational opportunities that meet the needs of our community.
An inspiring, first-hand story of how a Flint doctor was at the forefront of discovery that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to lead in their tap water will be shared at a free event for community, students and employees of Oakland Community College.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Five members of the Michigan Legislature representing Oakland County toured OCC's engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology (EMIT) labs discussing the talent shortage and more.
Jolene J. Chapman has been named OCC's academic dean of engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology (EMIT).
The only cooked goose in this kitchen is the competition, as OCC's Culinary Studies Institute takes home two highly-coveted awards from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) 2019 National Convention.
Mercedes Valencia and 23 other OCC students are continuing their education this fall thanks, in part, to a $1,000 scholarship they each received through the Garden Party Foundation.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - At colleges and universities across Michigan, notable women are the leaders who are building the state's future through higher education. These women are using their passion for education to empower others to advocate for excellence, community impact and student success.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich.--Sept. 17, 2019 - The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top organizations in the country that accredits colleges and universities, has reaffirmed accreditation of Oakland Community College through 2028-2029.
Oakland Community College has elevated Mary Miles, Ed.D. to dean of health professions, from her previous role as associate dean. In this capacity, Dr. Miles will provide administrative oversight and leadership for all 10 of OCC's popular health professions programs.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -A trip to Israel to attend a cousin's wedding set the stage for a recent OCC graduate to ignite her own passions. Leia Serlin, of West Bloomfield, Mich., loved her experience in Israel so much that she vowed to go back and "do something good."
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan-- OCC students and employees with a valid OCC ID will be given free admission to Arts Beats & Eats on Saturday, August 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking for students and employees is also available in OCC's north parking structure on the Royal Oak Campus during OCC Day on a first-come, first-served basis.
With the start of fall term right around the corner, 67 recent Oakland County high school graduates will get some help in paying college costs. Each was awarded a $3,500 Chancellor's scholarship to cover their first academic year at Oakland Community College.
An art professor and mentor at Eastern Michigan University set Tylonn Sawyer on a path to become a full-time artist and, coincidentally, a faculty educator himself. That early counsel set the trajectory for a, then, uncertain student and, today, a newly awarded 2019 Kresge Artist Fellow recognized for his creative vision and commitment to excellence.
It's a cliché to say that if at first you don't succeed, try again. For OCC alumnus and adjunct faculty member Vance Alan Puchalski, it's more than cliché.
OCC alumnus Andrew Baker took Best of Show at the Fresh Coast Homebrew Competition in Traverse City this past month.
Thanks to the generosity of the Randahl Agency and Meemic Insurance Co., OCC educators Dane Bartz and Patrick Harris will be able to expand their knowledge.
-- More than 1,500 students marched across the stage on Saturday, May 18, as Oakland Community College awarded nearly 2,000 degrees and certificates.
The high quality of the respiratory therapy program at OCC has been recognized by the organization that sets the standards across the nation.
Oakland Community College has added a new dean of mathematics and science by subtracting a word from his title: "interim."
Oakland Community College student Kelli Rodocker is headed to Alicante, Spain after receiving the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
The “Good Opportunity” Scholarship is merely the latest impact that OCC faculty, Suba Subbarao, has made on the OCC community.
Enchanted Forest was created by OCC's student Spectrum Club and Prom Committee as a second chance to enjoy prom, celebrate diversity and embrace inclusivity.
Faculty Senate serves as a major component of shared governance at OCC and has announced 2019-2020 college senators and officers.
Starting next school year, Borrayo and Lizardi's investment in students will take the form of actual money as a scholarship from the OCC Foundation.
Food and wine will be served up at the 11th annual Garden Party, a fundraising event to provide professional trade scholarships to disadvantaged young adults.
OCC has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
OCC graduate G'Anglea Roquemore inspires others through her words and actions. "Be your best self" is how she lives and encourages others to live.
What does peace look like from the eyes of an artist? This question was an impetus for a current exhibit at Oakland Community College's Auburn Hills campus.
For Candy Geeter, the mission of Oakland Literacy Council is personal. Growing up, her parents stressed the importance of education.
OCC reports student Justin Tucker, 30, of Ortonville, Michigan, died earlier this evening in an isolated and unfortunate accident on the Auburn Hills Campus.
Earlier this week, Oakland Community College hosted an anniversary and retirement lunch honoring 99 of its esteemed colleagues in one great celebration of excellence.
Stress in law enforcement was the driving force behind "Stress Management for Parole and Probation Agents" presented by OCC Criminal Justice/Psychology faculty
OCC Chancellor Presents on Best Practices for Online Students at Alliance for Online Education Symposium on Friday, April 12, hosted by Walsh College
OCC dental hygiene students placed first at the "It's Hygienic Michigan" competition at Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan, on March 30, 2019.
The Oakland Community College Spanish Club will be hosting a viewing of "Who is Dayani Cristal?" tomorrow night, April 4.
You study all week for an upcoming quiz and feel prepared. The second you look down at the test, you draw a blank. Does this scenario sound familiar?
In addition to offering programs that support a strong educational foundation, OCC's Transfer Day is one large-scale event that helps make transition easy.
When the OCC Math Club celebrated Pi Day, it invited a circle of friends from two nearby schools to pay tribute to that most iconic of mathematical constants.
The College's committee for diversity and inclusion awarded Davis, associate dean for communications arts and humanities, the title of 2019 Diversity Champion.
An internet search gives you what you ask for, but is that what you need? Maybe what you need is the original search engine: the librarian.
OCC's annual daylong event to raise awareness of sexual violence on college campuses is set for noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 4, in Farmington Hills.
Oakland Community College will offer a course titled "Help! My Loved One Has Dementia!" 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
Home for the summer? Keep up with your studies by taking a few summer courses at Oakland Community College, the #1 Transfer Institution in Michigan.
Hohauser, 6, has stage IV neuroblastoma, and is a big fan of firetrucks, police officers and, especially, police dogs.
Salvador Salort-Pons, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, will deliver Oakland Community College's 2019 commencement address on Saturday, May 18.
The OCC theater program is ready to raise the curtain on its 2019 winter production of "The Fantasticks," with five performances scheduled for next month.
Kat Reynolds recently attended the 911 Goes to Washington conference organized by the National Emergency Number Association.
Starting this month, Oakland Community College is offering a series of classes to help you quickly master social media for business.
Join us deep in the French countryside, where food forms a connection—between the people at the table and the history that continues to live on the plate.
The driving force behind one of the largest charitable gaming events in the world is coming to speak at Oakland Community College.
Oakland Community College is offering an official FAA workshop titled Drones and Model Aircraft Operations.
If you're about to begin your career or want to take the next step, it can seem as if the hardest job you'll ever have is actually getting the job.
Buikema, 23, of Rochester Hills, Mich., is expected to graduate in May 2019 with an associate's degree in Library Technical Services. That's epic for someone who has FXS, which is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer will continue her "Home for Opportunity Tour" at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills.
New students considering OCC for the 2019-20 academic year are encouraged to apply for a Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Robin Brose, a specialist at the Academic Support Center at Oakland Community College, offers these five essential tips to help even the busiest of us manage time and maximize success both in and outside the classroom.
To celebrate Black History Month, Oakland Community College invites students, staff, faculty and the public to participate in a read-in to explore books by African-American authors.
Oakland Community College and SOS are offering two safety programs beginning in April at OCC’s Auburn Hills campus.
Oakland Community College nursing student, Saba Putrus changed the life of one of her patients during clinical at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital.
Brown is a semifinalist for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer.
On the heels of launching Michigan's first co-branded billboard campaign with Oakland University and first comprehensive academic program billboard campaign, Oakland Community College is looking to make history again - and possibly change how others view digital outdoor.
Petrosky brings an extensive background in education to his new assignment as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Oakland Community College.
McCulloch was re-elected chair of the Oakland Community College board of trustees by his fellow board members during the board's first meeting of the New Year.
Natalie Turner chose to attend Oakland Community College because it was close to home -- and then discovered her classrooms offered a similar welcoming feeling.
The Oakland Community College theater program has announced auditions for the 2019 winter production of "The Fantasticks."
Equipped with chainsaws and the title of National Ice Carving Champions for 10 of the last 11 seasons, OCC Ice Carving Team sharpens their competitive edge this weekend at the Plymouth Ice Festival.
Don Arsen was a teacher, a counselor, an elementary school principal, a director of adult education. Oh, and half a century ago, he helped found Oakland Community College.
From Detroit to France and everywhere in between, allow our student chefs to take you on a delectable journey around the world with this seasons culinary events. Oakland Community College's (OCC) award-winning Culinary Studies Institute continues its lineup of events open to the community. Join the College's aspiring chefs for an incredible dining experience and enjoy the best in food and service.
OCC invites the public to join faculty, staff and students to listen to more of Cooper’s insights about King at a convocation commemorating his birthday.
Oakland Community College was awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for its commitment to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. This is OCC's third consecutive award, with the first award received for Silver status.
Oakland Community College, in partnership with the Workforce Intelligence Network, Oakland County Michigan Works!, offers a PLC & Robotics Technician Program.
The gift of knowledge passed from excellent instructors to empowered students is the gift that keeps giving as one patient at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital can attest, and is thankful for, in nursing student Saba Putrus. Putrus will graduate from Oakland Community College next month with a degree in nursing, yet already has made a difference in another person's quality of life--in, literally, his breath of life.
Oakland Community College offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs as well as continuing education and advanced training to get you started.
If you don't know the answer to that problem, join the club. If you do know the answer, join the Math Club, which was resurrected at Oakland Community College's Royal Oak campus just before Thanksgiving by Faculty members Jeff Parent and Dan Puig-Pey, in the math department.
Hoping to start a new tradition with a long-established tradition, the theater program at Oakland Community College will stage "It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play," a shortened version of the 1946 Frank Capra film that has become as much a part of the holiday season as Christmas trees and caroling and gift receipts.
OCC’s department of public safety submits the college’s 2018 Annual Security Report which includes campus crime statistics and calls for service from 2015-2018.
At its November meeting, Oakland Community College's Board of Trustee Chair John McCulloch swore in two returning board members with their reelection to office. Their new terms begin January 1, 2019.
Students from 107 high schools will attend the Suburban Collection Showplace for MiCareerQuest Southeast – the region’s largest career exploration event.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Culinary student and 2018 Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association's Student Chef of the Year, Hitome Tomobe, credits her instructors at OCC for her success.
OCC's Women's Volleyball Team won the NJCAA Region XII, District E volleyball Tournament in Port Huron November 1-3, 2018.
Oakland Community College leaders presented an overview of OCC's innovative policy governance model at a national conference Oct. 24-27.
Oakland Community College and Oakland University leaders have signed new articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools.
In a male dominated industry, automotive servicing student Ashley Whitted looks to push the envelope by taking advantage of the opportunities offered at OCC.
OCC business student Robert Moffa presents like a seasoned CEO. When asked what advice he would give students he replies, "Work hard, focus and give 110%, and you will get nothing but great results."
Thanks to a partnership agreement between Oakland Community College and Autodesk Inc., students can start tinkering with tomorrow today.
More than 15 years after he began walking the beat as a public safety officer at Oakland Community College, David Ceci will assume a new leadership role in helping OCC train the next generation of law enforcement.
The Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report presented to the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees at its October board meeting found the college continued to stay on top of its bottom line. The independent auditing firm Plante Moran awarded OCC a clean audit with an "unmodified" opinion.
In the aftermath of any act of terrorism, the heroes often are the ones who, before chaos calls, perform their duties under the title of "first responder."
When Michigan native John Slater graduated from a high school in Georgia and was ready to come home, OCC Athletics offered him a home court.
English Professor Subbarao's work in the classroom to help her students, in the words of a colleague, "find their voice and their place" speaks for itself.
The Human Library gives you an opportunity to ask individuals from different communities the questions you've never been able to ask.
Man Up participates in academic and co-curricular workshops designed to help students achieve personal, educational and professional goals.
Oakland Community College Theatre Program brings 'All My Sons' to life next month on the stage of the Lila Jones-Johnson Theatre on OCC's Royal Oak campus.
OCC students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to a Veterans Day commemoration at Monday, Nov. 12, in room G-240 of the Auburn Hills campus
High school students were reminded that the tools of manufacturing can shape their world just as much as the tools of education can shape their minds.
As an officer for the city of Berkley and a volunteer firefighter in Troy, Roberts trusted Oakland Community College for all his training.
The inauguration of Peter M. Provenzano as Oakland Community College's ninth leader was held on September 27, 2018, with a ceremony in the Smith Theatre.
A daylong STEM QUEST will let young people interact with staff from businesses and organizations such as Legoland and the Michigan Science Center.
OCC Athletic Director Jamie Corona began here as a student studying liberal arts and playing softball, graduating with her associate's degree in 2004.
The entire Oakland Community College community--students, faculty and staff--is invited to participate in the 3rd Annual OCC 5K Run/Walk.
Oakland Community College will host the inauguration of Chancellor Peter M. Provenzano, Jr.. CGMA. At OCC’s Smith Theatre, Orchard Ridge campus
Coming from a small high school, the size of a college campus initially overwhelmed health science student Abby Passalacqua.
Join as Oakland Community College's award-winning culinary studies program hosts "America Coast to Coast" from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
When the OCC K-9 program graduated five dogs and trainers in its latest class, it was a reminder of how man’s best friend can be his best partner.
It has never been easier for prospective students, their families and the community to learn how an education from OCC can empower the future.
For occupational therapy student Joel Zizi, starting at a university didn’t seem like a good fit so he built the foundation of his college experience at OCC.
As a first-time sponsor, 165 OCC students and employees showcased at Arts, Beats & Eats over Labor Day weekend in a major way.
Oakland Community College is helping Katie and Sarah Daniel of Waterford Township get a leg up on their education as they get a leg up on their dreams.
Oakland Community College is welcoming new and returning students and employees later this month with a free celebration picnic on each of its five campuses.
A new Oakland-Macomb chapter of the Alexandria, Va.-based HR society will host their first event later this year at Oakland Community College.
For OCC faculty members, summer was a time for professional development and their support of local community causes.
When looking to start a new career, OCC surgical technology student Hadil Jonna chose OCC as a surgeon might select her team.
The blood drive will be held on Sept. 6 at OCC's Auburn Hills campus, 2900 Featherstone Rd., building H, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Duggan began in OCC’s math department and has dreams of using her Associates degree in Applied Science to one day make water available to everyone.
The Oakland Community College Theatre program announces auditions for the 2018 fall production of Arthur Miller's American Classic, All My Sons.
OCC student Krystal Tucker credits CREST's top reputation, facilities, and instructors with making sure graduates are highly adept in emergency services.
OCC's Respiratory Therapy program was recently awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success by the CARC.
Oakland University, Oakland Community College and Macomb Community College, have signed individual articulation agreements that will benefit students.
If you like amazing food, prepared with skill and dedication, OCC’s award-winning Culinary Studies Institute continues to be best in food and service.
Oakland Community College announces the appointment of Lori Przymusinski to vice chancellor for student services, from interim vice chancellor.
When nursing student and Farmington Hills resident, Ana Pancevska decided saving lives was her calling in life, OCC was her top pick for training.
Two Oakland Community College leaders graduated from the Michigan Community College Association Leadership Academy on July 26.
OCC has created what is believed to be Michigan's first comprehensive outdoor campaign to showcase individual academic programs.
The Garden Party Foundation gift of $116,000 this year will help so many more students like Brandon achieve their educational goals.
Fall semester at OCC starts Monday, August 27. Registration for the start of OCC fall classes closes August 24. New students must apply by August 15.
Growing up, Malcolm Berry looked for ways to connect with the community. OCC was his clear choice based on its mission of serving the community.
Start Here...Finish Here. You may have seen it on billboards across Oakland County this summer. Student Alexandria McGill gives it meaning.
OCC Faculty Michelle May will be honored on July 12, along with 15 other metro Detroit artists selected to receive the 2018 Kresge Artist Fellowships.
Nearly 50 new OCC students are getting a head start with their first-year of tuition and fees fully covered by OCC's Chancellor's Scholarship award.
John P. McCulloch, chair, Board of Trustees, wants the public to know a board’s role is critical to the success of the organization it governs.
Oakland Community College, in partnership with Interact Communications, engaged in Media Prefs, a national survey to understand current media trends.
By earning scholarships to pay for college, Southern can spend the extra time on her studies and volunteer work.
Empowered by a new brand, Oakland Community College's marketing efforts are shifting into high gear these days.
OCC will participate in Ford Arts, Beats & Eats with special live performances, art exhibitions and cooking demonstrations for attendees to enjoy and learn.
Bishop, of Ferndale, MI, jumped on the rare opportunity to showcase her singing chops at a news conference Tuesday to kick-off Arts, Beats and Eats.
Goldman Sachs launched 10,000 Small Businesses in Detroit and Southeast Michigan in November 2013 by committing $20 million for small-business loans, business education and grants for supporting community partners. The program is offered in partnership with Oakland Community College, Macomb Community College and Wayne State University. The curriculum covers accounting, human resources, negotiation, and marketing, among other topics and improved access to funding and capital.
Over the past decade, The Garden Party has brought together thousands of patrons to enjoy fine wine, delicious food and classic cars to help students pursue their dreams of a culinary arts and other professional trade careers. This year's milestone event is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 from 1-4 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens in Rochester.
The Faculty at Oakland Community College are demonstrating their commitment to the local community through expanded charitable efforts aimed at students and others in need throughout Oakland County.
OCC is now home to both the Consular Corps of Michigan and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC).
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today delivered a heartfelt commencement address at two Oakland Community College graduation ceremonies in Rochester, Michigan.
Oakland Community College announces the appointment of Karen L. Bathanti to vice chancellor for human resources and member of the college's executive team.
Oakland University and Oakland Community College have teamed up to create the innovative campaign, START HERE… FINISH HERE.
For the first time in over 20 years, OCC launches a new brand "Excellence Empowered." as part of its larger strategic plan that puts students first.
The life of a recovering addict, a transgender woman and living with schizophrenia are only a few of the “books” taking part in the Human Library on May 12.
Oakland Community College's career placement services department hosted more than 60 employers on its Royal Oak campus, "Connecting Talent to Opportunity."
OCC’s committee for diversity and inclusion awarded Pamela Micallef, a long-time counselor at OCC's Orchard Ridge campus, as 2018 Diversity Champion.
Filmgoers and the community are invited to the 8th annual Oakland Community College Student Film Festival featuring the works of OCC student filmmakers.
OCC and Lake Orion High School students have the rare opportunity to ask questions of two astronauts currently residing on the International Space Station.
OCC announced the appointment of Ted Coutilish to vice chancellor, marketing & community relations, and member of the College's executive team.
For the third year in a row, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to OCC.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Studies say the act of gratitude opens up our thinking, breeds positive emotion, increases our well-being and even leads to greater success. OCC students and their scholarship donors can attest to these effects following a standing-room only event at the College's Orchard Ridge campus.
OCC together with Focus:HOPE and Detroit Promise are holding the “Steps for Success College Fair” on Wednesday, November 16.
Spring and summer are an ideal time to take advantage of local college credits and get ahead. Choose OCC as a place to pick up extra credits.
The Oakland Community College Board of Trustees announced its 2018 audit committee, comprised of three elected trustees and four community members. The committee works to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities for financial reporting, internal control, audit, and compliance with related regulations. This includes external review of the audited financial statements, as well as risk management and the internal control environment.
Journalist, vice president of Preservation Farmington, and the youngest candidate and top finisher elected to Farmington City Council, Maria Taylor carries an impressive resume. Add gracing the recent cover of Time Magazine® among a group of women deemed 'The Avengers,' and 2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year for this OCC Alum.
Ruth Johnson, Michigan's Secretary of State and the first woman ever elected to serve as clerk/register of deeds in Oakland County, will deliver Oakland Community College's 2018 commencement address to over 2,700 graduates on Saturday, May 19. In addition to commencement speaker, Johnson will also be recognized as Alumni of the Year.
Exploring how a young orphan ultimately became Peter Pan, Oakland Community College's production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" opens to the public March 15-24.
Students planning to attend Oakland Community College for the 2018-19 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor's Scholarship awards.
Oakland Community College and Michigan Secretary of State are offering two Motorcycle Safety programs beginning in April.
To protect and serve is a phrase made famous for the more than 200 canines and their handlers who have graduated through OCC’s K-9 program.
Oakland Community College (OCC) has expanded its reach and is now offering its first fully-accredited, completely online degree program in Criminal Justice.
When your teammates and rivals pack chain saws, razor sharp chisels and hand saws: talent, ability and creativity on the ice becomes crystal clear.
Oakland Community College’s award-winning Culinary Studies Institute continues its lineup of events open to the community.
In celebration of Black History Month, OCC is inviting everyone to take part in a four-day read-in to explore books by African-American authors.
A new college scholarship, given by Delta Network Services, has been established to support OCC students looking to surpass their educational goals.
Former student Matthew James Riley chose to acknowledge OCC faculty member Dr. Edward Stotts, coordinator of the Mental Health and Social Work program.
Was one of your resolutions to take better care of your personal finances in 2018? Practice your personal financial wellness at OCC this winter.
Oakland Community College invites the public to join faculty, staff, and students at a special event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oakland Community College announces the appointment of Peter M. Provenzano Jr. to the position of OCC’s ninth Chancellor.
The Board of Trustees were presented with the College's Fiscal Year 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by independent auditing firm Plante Moran.
November 15, Students in the OCC Culinary Studies Program faced off in a "Chopped"-style contest to create recipes using a secret ingredient - pastry puffs.
OCC student leaders devoted the month of November to fun and dynamic educational activities centered on raising awareness about the increasing national debt.
OCC’s Women's Volleyball team went into the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference tournament and finished Co-Champions.
Learn about support and resources for caregivers on Thursday, November 30 at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus.
In a region known for its foodies and talent, winning is important to Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute alumni.
Saudi Arabian educators spent a day immersed in Oakland Early College's educational processes as part of the Galileo-Saudi Arabia Leadership Project.
OCC was awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for our commitment to supporting the needs of student veterans.
OCC has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 100% pass rate on the CST exam.
More than 275 representatives from at least 60 local, state, and national agencies convened to learn more about domestic terrorism.
Deserving OCC students will benefit from funds raised by The Garden Party Foundation at its ninth annual event at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills, Mich.
OCC’s Auburn Hills campus will host the Secretary of State Mobile Office which provides voter registration, license plate tab renewals and more.
The Economic and Workforce Development Department at OCC and Leader Dogs for the Blind are hosting a new leadership training on Sept. 12, 2017.
Three information sessions have been announced for a new PLC (programmable logic controller) Robotics Technician Training Program at OCC.
The Oakland Fire Training Institute at Oakland Community College is hosting a free orientation session for the Fire Academy on August 16, 2017.
OCC is pleased to announce Bobbie Remias, CPA, will join OCC as interim vice chancellor for administrative services, effective July 17.
More than 50 incoming Oakland Community College (OCC) students across the county are getting a head start on their higher education following graduation. These new students will start their first-year with tuition and fees covered by the College’s Chancellor’s Scholarship award.
June 16 is a big day for the OCC Police Academy, which celebrated its 50th graduation since the program’s establishment in 1967.
OCC was one of three finalists out of 1,400 community colleges nationwide to be honored at the American Association of Community Colleges.
OCC’s student government team, SA3, finished top ten in a national campus competition called "Up to Us" against 75 other colleges.
The Oakland Community College (OCC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) recently inducted 169 new members.
Michele Kersten-Hart, manager of multimedia and web services at Oakland Community College, is the new president of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Board of Directors.
Oakland Community College has a new athletic director with long-time Raider's coach and former athlete, Jamie Corona. She joined OCC's athletic department as staff in 2007.
Allison McFadden-Keesling has been selected as Oakland Community College's (OCC) 2017 Diversity Champion by the College's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
OCC will be showing a documentary about the civil rights case of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who refused to go to an internment camp during WWII.
Oakland Community College (OCC) welcomes Eileen Husband as general counsel, formerly general counsel and vice president of legal services at Henry Ford College.
Oakland Community College (OCC) student Gunner Smith, secured a highly competitive appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
Students planning to attend Oakland Community College for the 2017-18 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor's Scholarship awards.
The OCC Foundation celebrated its 25th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them.
Automation Alley, Michigan's leading technology and manufacturing business association, recently elected three new members to its board of directors: Gary Conrad, director of WW Education Customer Engagement at Autodesk; Dr. Timothy Meyer, chancellor of Oakland Community College; and Kristopher Powell, CEO and president of HRPro/BenePro.
Calling all epicureans, foodies and gastronomes. OCC’s Culinary Studies Institute is continuing its lineup of offerings and events open to the community.
Searching for New Career Opportunities? OCC is hosting a number of free information sessions on how to prepare and enter some of the area’s hottest fields.
Student apprentices graduating from the MAT2 program demonstrate high-tech mastery of automated equipment in March at OCC and Henry Ford College.
What started as a simple 5K run/walk for students, faculty and staff ended at the finish line with over 5,000 items donated to six local charities.
An ode to youth and the strange beauty of human connection, Oakland Community College's production of "I and You" opens to the public February 16-25.
At its first meeting of 2017, OCC’s Board of Trustees elected John McCulloch of Royal Oak to Board chair and Pam Davis of Clawson to vice chair.
OCC’s Sustainability Committee and High Tech Recycling invite the community to bring their e-waste to a recycling event at the College’s Highland Lakes campus.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - September 14, 2016 - OCC is inviting former ITT students to a "one stop" workshop designed especially for them, Monday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College's Auburn Hills campus at 2900 Featherstone Road, Building F, Room G-240.
This summer's Olympic medal winners are elite, but not alone, earning bragging rights as our hometown champions with an appetite for winning.
Platinum's 2016 Allied Health scholarship was awarded to Oakland Community College surgical technician student, Samantha Spiewak.
Oakland Community College (OCC) recently opened its doors to area businesses, students and the community to learn about high demand, high-paying jobs at the newly renovated Advanced Technology Center in Auburn Hills.
143 incoming students at OCC will enter the fall semester with full tuition and fees covered their first year by the College’s Chancellor’s Scholarship award.
Focus: HOPE and Oakland Community College (OCC) officially partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber to offer the "Steps for Success" program.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - July 15, 2016 - Their journey started three years ago and now the first cohort of Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) students are college graduates with associate degrees in Technological Sciences. The MAT2 program combined college-level learning with real-world experiences at a company.
OCC is hosting its 25th annual “Golf for Scholarships” outing on August 26 at the beautiful Pine Knob Golf Course.
Registration for fall classes at Oakland Community College (OCC) runs July 13 through Aug. 30. Now is the time to take advantage of OCC’s programs to launch or advance your career. New students must apply by August 15.
“Normal People Scare Me Too” will be presented by OCC on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. at OCC’s Auburn Hills Campus.
Safety, prevention and protection for all children this summer is the focus of Child ID Kit Day sponsored by OCC, June 17.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 90, Oakland Community College's production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh is looking to cast you.
The internationally-acclaimed Taiwanese group Formosa Circus Art put on a special one-night-only performance for over the community and international guests.
Dr. Rosalind Woodson has been named dean of nursing at Oakland Community College, one of the largest and most successful nursing programs in Michigan.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Aronson is OCC’s Class of 2016 commencement speaker. The event marks OCC’s 50th commencement ceremony.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of more than 60 Southeast Michigan small-business owners,
Get your tickets now for OCC's Great Lakes Tasting, celebrating its 21st Anniversary of award-winning wine, craft beer and food!
Dr. Rosalind Reaves has been unanimously selected as OCC Diversity Champion for 2016 by the College Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
Walsh College and OCC have signed a reverse transfer agreement enabling students to earn an associates while pursuing a higher-level degree.
Learn how to market yourself to prospective employers through social media and grow leadership skills at the 7th Annual StudentLIFE Leadership Summit at OCC.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters visited OCC's Royal Oak campus to highlight bipartisan, bicameral legislation he introduced to expand options for high school.
Escape on a culinary trip around the world with OCC’s award-winning Culinary Studies Institute as they host "Around the World in 80 Days" on Thursday, April 14.
Expect the best at OCC’s spring events featuring live music from the Fine and Performing Arts Department and a poetry celebration from the English Department.
The OCC Foundation celebrated its 24th Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring students who received scholarships and the donors who supported them.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Spring and summer are an ideal time to take advantage of OCC's programs and secure college credits ahead of the traditional fall rush.
Doug Smith has been named interim executive director of Workforce Development and Life Long Learning at Oakland Community College.
The students of OCC’s Highland Lakes Campus invite you to “Swing Like a Fool” on Friday, April 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
OCC invites community members, retirees, alumni, employees and students to volunteer throughout the month of March in honor of 2016 Founders Day Celebration.
Students planning to attend OCC for the 2016-17 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor's Scholarship awards.
Edgy and original, OCC’s production of “Elizabeth Rex” follows Queen Elizabeth on the eve of the beheading of her rumored lover, the Earl of Essex.
OCC faculty members Bryan Dubin and Dennis Quist were recently awarded the Randahl Agency Meemic Grant to support academic professional development.
Join the College’s aspiring chefs for a wonderful dining experience, where you can expect the best in food and service at these special winter events.
Searching for New Career Opportunities? OCC is hosting free information sessions on how to prepare and enter some of the area's hottest fields.
Stressed? Worried? Overwhelmed? OCC is hosting a number of free wellness sessions, open to the community. Registration is not required.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - In a visit designed to strengthen global relations, cultural understanding, and prepare for potential policy and business opportunities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan hosted a delegation of Asian-Americans to travel to Japan, including Henry Tanaka, Academic Dean of Art, Design and Humanities at Oakland Community College.
OCC invites the community to join in events and activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with guest speaker Stephen Henderson.
Robert ("Bob") M. Kelly has been named executive director of facilities operations at Oakland Community College effective December 7.
OCC's Sign Language program has been awarded national accreditation for its Associate Degree program by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
Plan ahead for new career in the New Year. Now is the time to take advantage of OCC's programs to launch or advance your career.
Sociology and psychology students and the student body will participate in a simulation of “a day in the life” of a person or family living in poverty.
Parents, educators, teachers, administrators and childcare workers are invited to the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair at OCC.
With a cast of 19 characters, ages 20-something to 70-something, OCC's production of "Almost Maine" promises to be funny, magical, whimsical and completely charming.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is proud to announce 16 students have been awarded certification through the College's new Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department Microsoft IT Academy. OCC launched the program last winter at its Auburn Hills campus and provided the first certification exam offering in September.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC is pleased to present award-winning author, journalist and TV producer Simon Singh for two free public lectures; will appeal to anyone interested in math in the world around us and the "goofy side" of math and mathematicians.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The Oakland Community College (OCC) Board of Trustees approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, at its September 15 regular meeting.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan -Oakland Community College recently entered new agreements with eight companies in Oakland County to provide training and funds for training 693 new employees under the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC's Culinary Studies Institute has kicked off the 2015-16 academic year with a bountiful lineup of offerings and events.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is teaming with Verizon and Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) to sponsor two electronic waste (e-waste) recycling events at the Royal Oak and Southfield campuses. The event is sponsored by OCC's Sustainability Committee in support of Campus Sustainability Month.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College will be celebrating Patriot Week next week with a variety of events in remembrance of the September 11 attacks and the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17.
Oakland Community College will host free orientations on August 4 and August 6, 2015 as an introduction to the 911 Dispatch Academy.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Priority registration for fall classes at Oakland Community College opens July 13 with open registration following July 15-August 12.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College (OCC) received tangible recognition of its role in the Goldman Sachs "10,000 Small Businesses" (GS10KSB) initiative with a renewed consortium agreement.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC's 24th annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing raised more than $35,000 in scholarships. The Aug. 21 outing was held at Pine Knob Golf Course in Clarkston hosting 113 individual golfers.
When OCC students visit the Raiders’ Store to check textbook prices, they will now be able to compare the College’s pricing to online competitors.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - OCC welcomes Dr. Michael M. Goldin as the College's new Dean of Academic Dean of Math & Science.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - The Oakland Community College Chancellor's Scholarship Committee has named Chancellor's Scholarship recipients for 2015-2016.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - July 7, 2015 - Oakland Community College has adopted its first three-year budget and five-year forecast as it positions itself for a strong financial future.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oakland Community College is hosting its 24th Annual "Golf for Scholarships" outing on Friday, August 21 at the beautiful, private Pine Knob Golf Course, 5580 Waldon Road, Clarkston, MI.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - October 5, 2015 - Oakland Community College (OCC) is holding its annual employment event "OCC Work Zone Job Fair," from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 16, on the Royal Oak campus.
OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan - Oct. 15, 2015 - Participants from nine colleges and universities across Michigan recently came to Oakland Community College to participate in a forensic