Fall registration now open at Oakland Community College

College students can take OCC’s online classes at a lower cost while staying safe and learning from home

Demand for home delivery of high-quality, cost-effective products has grown higher than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, and college students now have the same option when it comes to their learning.

College students can stay safe at home this fall, stay on track and advance their education at a fraction of the cost by registering for classes at Oakland Community College, Michigan’s number one transfer institution. Online registration for fall classes at OCC runs through August 30, 2020; fall classes begin Monday, August 31. 

Online and remote classes make up the majority of OCC’s fall offerings with four different options available. These include:


·         Online: coursework and lecture materials available for students 24/7 without specific class meeting times.

·         Remote: online classes with specific class meeting times that students are expected to log on.

·         Hybrid: online or remote classes that include some scheduled time on campus, such as for labs and demonstrations.

·         In-Person: classes that take place entirely on campus.

Hybrid and in-person classes will only be offered for those programs that require hands-on learning to meet their course outcomes, such as Dental Hygiene, Nursing,Welding and Automotive Servicing. All students and faculty must adhere strictly to social distancing guidelines, including wearing face coverings and maintaining six feet of distance from one another. Classrooms will have hand sanitizer available and will be thoroughly disinfected at least daily. In addition, all students, employees and visitors to OCC buildings will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening prior to entering an OCC building.

“We understand many students are not comfortable with face-to-face classes right now, and others who were planning to go away to college this fall are looking for an alternative to stay home and stay safe,’” said OCC Chancellor Peter Provenzano, Jr. “By offering high-quality online and remote classes, we want to ensure our students can stay on track with their academic pursuits while staying safe, including guest students who want to transfer credits.”

Provenzano said the remote and online formats are also excellent for adult learners who may be unemployed due to the pandemic and want to increase their job skills or find a new career by obtaining a certificate in a variety of career-focused programs in half the time it takes to earn an associate’s degree.

To help incoming and guest students get ready for the fall semester, the OCC Admissions department has been conducting a series of Virtual Live Admissions sessions using Zoom. Details and registration for Virtual Live Admissions events are posted online. 

For additional information on applying to OCC visit Admissions.  OCC counselors are taking online and phone appointments for both newly admitted and returning students for academic counseling. To schedule an appointment, contact the appropriate campus counseling office listed on the Counseling page.

About OCC

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.


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