Are all of the Criminal Justice degree programs at OCC offering online degrees?

Not at this time. The only degree offered fully online is the Criminal Justice-Generalist program. However, some courses for our other criminal justice programs (Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Police Evidence Technology) are cross-listed with the Generalist program. So, you may be able to complete some of those program requirements online.


Is this an accredited online degree program?

Yes. In fact, all degree offerings, online and traditional, at Oakland Community College are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


Can I transfer classes from other institution and/or other colleges?

Yes. In most cases transfers are equivalent in course content and credit hour. Be sure to check with a counselor prior to enrolling in a program or course that you are unsure about.


Will my online courses transfer to another college or university?

Yes. Students should work with an OCC counselor to discuss transfer credit and academic planning. Students considering transfer are strongly encouraged to explore transfer options through one of the many articulation agreements that OCC has with other four-year colleges and universities.


How Do I enroll in an online class?

After you are admitted to OCC as a student, you must successfully complete a free, one-time, but mandatory Online Learning Readiness Course. Once completed you will be allowed to register for upcoming online (and hybrid) classes using the college’s online registration system.


I’ve taken online classes at OCC before or at another college. Do I still need to take the Online Learning Readiness Course?

Yes. OCC does not allow any exemptions or equivalencies. Once you successfully pass this course you will not be required to repeat it. It generally only takes 3 hours to complete the course.


I’ve never taken an online class before, what is it like?

Many students enjoy the flexibility that online learning offers. Visit How Online Learning Works to learn more.


Do I need special software or technology to take online classes?

Yes. The learning management system, D2L, has browser and software requirements to ensure the system functions seamlessly for you. To learn more, please visit Supported Browsers and Technology for D2L. You will be notified by instructors if a particular course has additional requirements such as a web camera and microphone for virtual lectures and office hours.


Is tutoring available even though the curriculum is online?

Yes. OCC has partnered with NetTutor to offer tutoring online seven days a week. NetTutor is currently being offered in many subjects.  You can communicate with live tutors via chat, audio, or audio/video connection. Additionally, on campus tutoring for many courses is available through OCC’s Academic Support Center.