Oakland Community College

Oakland Community College
Oakland Community College
Motto Get anywhere from here.
Established June 1964
President Dr. Gordon F. May
Students 74,000 degree and non-degree seeking students
Location Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Campus Highland Lakes Campus
Colors Green and White
Website http://www.oaklandcc.edu

Oakland Community College (OCC) is a community college established June 8, 1964 in Oakland County, Michigan. It opened September 1965 with two campuses - Highland Lakes, a renovated hospital in Union Lake, and Auburn Hills, a former Army Nike missile site in Auburn Hills.

OCC is the largest of Michigan's community colleges.[1]

The teams are known as the Raiders and compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). Men's varsity sports include basketball, cross-country, and golf; women's varsity sports include basketball, cross-country, softball, tennis, and volleyball; men's club sports include soccer. OCC also has a competitive speech and performance team (the forensics team) that has had both State and National champions. OCC also has a vibrant and growing performing arts program with a free 2-day Performance Festival event each February and regular theater shows. [1] OCC also has a nationally acclaimed Culinary Studies Institute. [2] OCC also is regionally recognized for its outstanding ABA [3] approved paralegal program. [4]

Orchard Ridge Campus



In September 1967, the award-winning Orchard Ridge Campus opened. First leased in temporary facilities in Oak Park, the Southeast Campus System expanded through the purchase and remodeling of buildings at a second site in Royal Oak.

In 1980, the Oak Park facilities were replaced by a new campus in Southfield.

The Royal Oak buildings were replaced by a new campus complex which opened in the fall of 1982. [2]

Other Facts

OCC is the largest of Michigan’s 28 community colleges

OCC enrolled 77,136 (combined) students in the four semesters (calendar year) of 2009.

Four of OCC’s five campuses are the size of an average community college in the rest of the country

OCC has the state’s largest freshman class and the 3rd largest undergraduate enrollment, following The University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

More than 11% of Oakland County high school graduates attend OCC

OCC awarded nearly 2,000-plus degrees and certificates at its May 2009 commencement

OCC has one of the highest transfer rates, among all Michigan community colleges.

OCC has the state’s largest English as a Second language, Nursing and Workforce Development programs

100% of OCC’s Nursing graduates pass the state licensing exam

OCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

With over 850 full-time employees and almost equal number of part-time staff and adjunct faculty, OCC is one of Oakland County’s larger employers

OCC’s 298 full-time faculty members, 93% hold advanced degrees and 19% have doctorates

OCC is among the top 35 Associate Degree Conferrers in the Nation[3]

Campuses & Locations

OCC has 8 Metro Detroit campuses

1. Auburn Hills Campus 2900 Featherstone Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845

2. Highland Lakes Campus 7350 Cooley Lake Road Waterford, MI 48327-4187

3. Orchard Ridge Campus 27055 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579

4. Royal Oak Campus 739 S. Washington Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898

5. Southfield Campus 22322 Rutland Drive Southfield, MI 48075-4793

In addition there are 2 administration buildings to serve the college

1. The Pontiac Center 17 S. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI 48342-2227

2. District Office - Bee Administration Center 2480 Opdyke Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266[4]

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