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Weather Update - 6:12 am Saturday, Feb. 28

Due to inclement weather, OCCC is closed today, Saturday, February 28. All classes are canceled. This includes the main campus, FACE Center, Capitol Hill Center and Professional Development Institute (PDI). Events in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, the Bruce Owen Theater and the Aquatic Center will still go on as scheduled, but all other activities have been canceled.

Please practice caution when coming to and leaving campus as secondary roads, driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks may be icy and slippery. 

Campus closings and delayed openings will be announced through local radio and television stations and posted on the college’ s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. They will also be announced through the college’s Campus Alert Notification (CAN) System.

For information about how to sign up to receive text messages and add email addresses via the CAN system, please visit


GED Information

GED Testing

GED Classes

The General Educational Development program offers persons who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to enhance and develop abilities which normally would have been gained through secondary education. The introduction program (GED Classwork) provides introduction to concepts required to high school diplomas. The GED Test shows, if the student receives a passing score, competency in those areas.

Most colleges and universities accept the GED Certificate as an indicator that high school level abilities have been met. Those institutions may still require college-level assessment.

The GED also provides evidence that a person has the ability to benefit from a college education and may receive financial aid. College degrees, which can be attained more easily because of a person's prior preparation and readiness for education, have been shown, on an average, to increase a person's productivity, income and self-worth.

Effects of successfully completing a GED program impact self, current or future family and a person's own community. Education frees everyone to contribute.