OCC Offers Free Information Sessions on Hot Career Fields

Searching for New Career Opportunities? Oakland Community College is hosting a number of free information sessions on how to prepare for and enter some of the area’s hottest fields.

911 Dispatch Academy – Michigan’s only 911 Dispatch Academy provides the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on training to work in a public safety communications center. Upon completion of the seven-week program, graduates receive a “911 Dispatch Academy” certificate provided by the Oakland Police Academy. Program admission requires attendance at one of the following mandatory orientations at OCC’s CREST Center in Auburn Hills, Tuesday, Feb. 2 or Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to participate in the orientation; advance registration is required. For more information and to reserve a seat, call (248) 232-4220 or e-mail 911training@oaklandcc.edu.

Culinary Studies Institute – Learn about program requirements, meet some of the renowned faculty and get a tour of the facility at one of these sessions:  Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, Mar. 9, 5:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, Apr. 6, 5:30 p.m. Each session lasts for approximately 1 hour and is held at OCC’s Orchard Ridge campus in Farmington HillsContact the office at (248) 522-3700 to reserve a seat.

Construction Management Veteran’s Training – OCC in collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of Michigan, Home Builder’s Association of Michigan and the Naadee Development Corporation, to provide a special construction management training for all U.S. military veterans. This short-term training includes college courses that lead to a Certificate in Construction Management from OCC and includes work experience and/or full-time employment through local contractors. Those with a degree from another college or university may be able to transfer credits allowing options for associate degree(s). For more information contact Melanie Myers, OCC construction management program coordinator at (248) 522-3407 or email mamyers@oaklandcc.edu.

Nursing – Information sessions on OCC’s Nursing program will be held at OCC’s Royal Oak campus, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.; Highland Lakes campus, Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. Additional sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m., on March 17 and May 18 at OCC’s Royal Oak campus and April 20 and June 16 at OCC’s Highland Lakes campus.

Radiology Tech – Information sessions will be held at OCC’s Southfield campus, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Topics will include a description of professional responsibilities, program requirements and demands, wait list information and question and answers session. Contact OCC’s health professions and technology department at (248) 233-2916 to schedule an appointment.

Respiratory Therapy– Information sessions will be held at OCC’s Southfield campus: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, Mar. 11, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Contact OCC’s health professions and technology department at (248) 233-2916 to schedule an appointment.

About OCC

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965.

Contact: Bridget M. Kavanaugh | Marketing & Communications | Oakland Community College | T (248) 341-2020 | bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu