Mission, Values & Vision

Through our six-step integrated strategic planning process, OCC systematically reviews our mission, values, and vision statements.  Our current mission, reflective of our stakeholder interests, highlights our commitment to our students and community.  Our values demonstrate who we are as an institution, while our vision clearly identifies our desire to be the college, partner and employer of choice.

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  • OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association since 1971. Exceptionally noted by the HLC for college curriculum, assessment and processes

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  • ACCESSIBLE - We welcome people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • EXCELLENT - We offer high-quality and relevant educational experiences, and celebrate the accomplishments of our people.
  • ETHICAL - We act with respect, integrity, and kindness, and carefully steward the resources entrusted to us.

Vision Statement


  • Become the college of choice.
  • Become the partner of choice.
  • Become the employer of choice.