Are all of the Criminal Justice degree programs at OCC offering online degrees?
Is this an accredited online degree program?
|Not at this time. The only degree offered fully online is the Criminal Justice-Generalist
program. However, some courses for our other criminal justice programs (Law Enforcement,
Corrections, and Police Evidence Technology) are cross-listed with the Generalist
program. So, you may be able to complete some of those program requirements online.
Can I transfer classes from other institution and/or other colleges?
|Yes. In fact, all degree offerings, online and traditional, at Oakland Community College
are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Will my online courses transfer to another college or university?
|Yes. In most cases transfers are equivalent in course content and credit hour. Be
sure to check with a counselor prior to enrolling in a program or course that you are unsure about.
How Do I enroll in an online class?
|Yes. Students should work with an OCC counselor to discuss transfer credit and academic
planning. Students considering transfer are strongly encouraged to explore transfer
options through one of the many articulation agreements that OCC has with other four-year colleges and universities.
I’ve taken online classes at OCC before or at another college. Do I still need to
take the Online Learning Readiness Course?
|After you are admitted to OCC as a student, you must successfully complete a free,
one-time, but mandatory Online Learning Readiness Course. Once completed you will be allowed to register for upcoming online (and hybrid)
classes using the college’s online registration system.
Do I need special software or technology to take online classes?
|Yes. OCC does not allow any exemptions or equivalencies. Once you successfully pass
this course you will not be required to repeat it. It generally only takes 3 hours
to complete the course.
Is tutoring available even though the curriculum is online?
|Yes. The learning management system, D2L, has browser and software requirements to
ensure the system functions seamlessly for you. To learn more, please visit Supported Browsers and Technology for D2L. You will be notified by instructors if a particular course has additional requirements
such as a web camera and microphone for virtual lectures and office hours.
|Yes. OCC has partnered with NetTutor to offer tutoring online seven days a week. NetTutor
is currently being offered in many subjects. You can communicate with live tutors
via chat, audio, or audio/video connection. Additionally, on campus tutoring for many
courses is available through OCC’s Academic Support Center.