OCCC’s health care programs are by acceptance only and are highly competitive. Regular admittance to OCCC is required and each program has its own unique application and requirements. Application to the program must be completed and submitted by the deadline date that is listed. Applications are available on-line and completed applications must be turned in to the Recruitment and Admissions Office.

The Traditional Nursing Program accepts applications for the Spring and Fall semesters. Baccalaureate to Associate Degree Nurse Accelerated Pathway (BADNAP) program begins in the Summer semester. CLP, OTA, PTA, and SLPA programs accept applications for the Fall semester only.

Classes will be selected from eligible applicants and ranked according to preference points and GPA according to program requirements. Remaining applicants will be placed on an alternate list.

For additional information regarding OCCC’s Health Professions, please visit the website at:


Informational sessions for each program are offered to students to help prepare for applying to the programs.  A list of the sessions can be found here:  2016 Selective Health Program Information Sessions


Nursing Career Ladder Pathway Application - Fall 2016
Application Deadline:  May 6, 2016 - 12:00 Noon

Baccalaureate to Associate Degree Nurse Accelerated Pathway Application – Summer 2017
Application Deadline:  February 3, 2017 - 12:00 Noon

Traditional Nursing Application - Spring 2017 - UPDATED 9/26/16
Application Deadline:  September 2, 2016 - 12:00 Noon

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant Application (Flex Track Option) - Spring 2017
Application Deadline:  November 4, 2016

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 24, 2016!

Speech Language Pathology Assistant Application - Fall 2016
Application Deadline:  June 3, 2016 - 12:00 Noon

Physical Therapist Assistant

Fall 2016 Physical Therapist Assistant Application 
Deadline: March 4, 2016 - 12:00 Noon

Paramedic Program

For Information about the Paramedic Program contact:

Ron Feller, Sr., MBA, NRP
EMS Program Director
(405) 682-1611, Ext. 7343 

Special admission procedures exist regarding advanced placement, admission of licensed LPN and Paramedic applicants for the nursing program, transfer of credit from other schools, and re-enrollment for students previously admitted into the program. Specific information regarding the procedures and eligibility for licensing can be found in the Curriculum section of the Catalog. For application forms, contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

*A background check will be required of all students applying for special admission programs.

*Should the college be closed on the deadline date for a health application, the deadline will automatically be extended to noon on the next operating business day.