About OCC

About OCC

You have a mission for excellence.  You crave challenges. Test yourself at Oakland Community College, one of Michigan's largest multi-campus community colleges and a top transfer institution in Michigan.  Here, you're powered by dedicated, hands-on faculty to dig deeper, think broader and turn potential into professional.  Here, you're empowered to pursue a higher purpose, not just a paycheck.  Dream bigger. Achieve more. Earn an in-demand certificate, degree or transfer credits at OCC.

Lowest Tuition in Metro Detroit

Marketable Career Fields

  • OCC offers nearly 100 programs in high demand fields such as IT, healthcare and advanced manufacturing.

Easy Transfer

Small Class Sizes

  • Most classes at OCC have 25 students or less.

Expert Faculty

  • Quality education taught by experts in their fields.

Innovative Facilities

  • Opened new state-of-the-art Science and Computer Science building on the College’s Auburn Hills campus in August 2021.

Flexible Degree Options

  • We offer a range of 100% online program options in a variety of fields, including the arts, business, sciences, criminal justice and more.


  • OCC has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1971.
  • Exceptionally noted by the HLC for college curriculum, assessment and processes.
  • Fifteen additional program accreditations in specialized fields including nursing, health sciences, EMIT and more.
  • Sign Language Interpreter program is first and only accredited program in Michigan, one of only four accredited associate degree programs nationwide.


Transfer Profile

Over 70 transfer agreements with more than 93 OCC academic programs with 39 four-year institutions throughout the United States. Top transfer destinations include:

  • Oakland University
  • Wayne State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor campus)

A happy OCC Grad Student at commencements

Degree Programs

Oakland Community College offers degree and certificate program to prepare you for your first career or the next phase of your professional life.

Workforce Development or Personal Enrichment

Business utilize our programs to develop a highly-skilled workforce and provide job retraining, while community members can experience a variety of personal enrichment classes.

Community Connect

Oakland Community College offers a high-quality education, but that's only part of our mission. Explore how we are committed to enhancing the quality of life, safety and economy in the communities we serve.