DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Requirements for a Certificate of Achievement
A Certificate of Achievement is a validation of employability
of students with specific work-related skills. Candidates for
a Certificate of Achievement must have completed the
specified courses identified within the academic program
section of the catalog with an overall 2.00 grade point
average and a minimum of 10 credit hours at OCC.
Requirements for a Certificate
Most OCC certificate programs require between 30 and 45
credit hours. Candidates for a certificate must complete a
minimum of 15 credit hours at OCC as well as satisfy the
requirements in their selected program indicated in the
Degree Programs section of this catalog with a minimum
cumulative 2.00 grade point average.
Requirements for an Associate Degree
Eligibility for a certificate or degree rests upon the satisfaction of these requirements:
- Complete all academic requirements of the program. Academic requirements for each certificate program are listed with the parallel degree program description in this catalog.
- Upon completion of 30 hours toward a degree (15 hours toward a certificate), students should consult with a counselor.
- Upon preparing to enter the final semester, students should again consult with a counselor to determine degree eligibility.
- Complete a minimum of 62 credit hours for a degree with a minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall.
- All transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at OCC.
- Meet all General Education Distribution requirements.
- Successfully complete POL 1510.
- Successfully complete a minimum of one credit hour from the Physical Education courses listed in the General Education Distribution list.
Students leaving OCC who have completed 15 or more
OCC credits may apply for graduation upon submission
of transfer credits to complete degree requirements.
- If the break is longer than three years, the effective
catalog for the determination of degree requirements
becomes the one in effect at the point at which the
transfer credit is applied. NOTE: An Application for
Admission is needed before the transfer credit can be
processed. (Also see Procedure for Graduation.)
- If the break is less than three years, the effective catalog
remains unchanged for determining the completion
of program requirements.
Reverse transfer is an opportunity in which students who attended OCC in the past and then transferred to a four-year college or university will transfer credits from the four-year school
back to OCC to determine eligibility for an associate degree or certificate at OCC. Several agreements exist between OCC and four-year colleges and universities to promote these
opportunities. Students may also pursue a reverse transfer on their own by meeting with an OCC counselor.