Community Services

Community Services

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center is the one of the few bilingual community technology centers in the state of Oklahoma. It opened in the fall of 2000 with a mission to provide access to education through computers and technology for all individuals living within the Capitol Hill area. The Center provides internet access and computer training for community members of all ages. Classes are offered in basic and intermediate computer applications, English as a second language, Internet, PowerPoint, Office Skills, GED and job readiness. Instruction is offered in Spanish and English with some classes in Korean. The Center is located at 123 S.W. 25th, Ste. 100, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109. Please call (405) 272-5140 for more information.

Cultural Programs

www.occc.edu/cp/ • (405) 682-7576

Cultural Programs is a Division within the OCCC Office of Community Development which aims to enrich the lives of students, staff, and the south Oklahoma City community by fostering a thriving arts environment through events and arts education activities. Engagement in the performing and visual arts, community development, and arts education are key elements found at the core of its current programs. Cultural Programs’ primary functions include booking and promotion of touring attractions (i.e., OCCC Performing Arts Series); the administration and rentals of OCCC’s theaters and Inasmuch Foundation Gallery spaces;  the presentation of Arts Festival Oklahoma; and booking, mounting and promotion of touring gallery exhibits.

Touring Attractions (Performing Arts Series) - OCCC offers educational and entertaining concerts by professional touring performing artists each academic year (September – April).  Performances are ticketed events, open to the public. A limited number of complimentary student tickets to all attractions booked and promoted by Cultural Programs are available upon request, through the OCCC Box Office located inside the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Most events allow two complimentary tickets per student I.D. Visit www.occc.edu/pas for a schedule of upcoming eligible events, or to purchase tickets. Follow us on Twitter @occcccultural or Facebook www.facebook.com/OCCCculturalprograms.

Inasmuch Foundation Gallery - The Inasmuch Foundation Gallery features temporary exhibitions that change approximately five times each year. Two of the seven exhibitions feature the work of OCCC students. The remaining exhibits are presented by the Office of Cultural Programs, and include exhibitions produced by community arts organizations, shows featuring the work of local artists, and touring exhibits. Admission is free. The Inasmuch Foundation Gallery is located inside the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Visit www.occc.edu/cp/currentgallery.html

Arts Festival Oklahoma - Arts Festival Oklahoma is a three-day arts festival held annually each Labor Day weekend on the campus of OCCC.  It features the work of over 120 fine artists, an international food court, performances by community performing arts groups, and headline entertainment.  Visit www.occc.edu/afo for more information, follow us on Twitter @occccafo, or on Facebook www.facebook.com/OCCCAFO

Theater Rentals - OCCC Cultural Programs administers and operates two theatrical venues. The Bruce Owen Theater, housed inside the College's main building, is a small, intimate proscenium theater that seats 285. The Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater  is a large state-of-the-art proscenium theater that seats 1,049, split between an orchestra and balcony level. Both venues are available for rent when not in use by the College. For theater rental inquiries, please contact Richard Charnay, Assistant Director of Cultural Programs, at (405) 682-1611 ext. 7396, or at richard.j.charnay@occc.edu.

The Professional Development Institute at OCCC

The Professional Development Institute at Oklahoma City Community College recognizes the need for ongoing workforce development to help the business community contend with intense global competition, increasing job complexity and a changing world economy. We partner with employers to offer cost-effective, innovative learning options designed to strengthen organizational effectiveness, promote professional development, enhance technical competencies, improve individual performance, and increase productivity to maximize profitability.
Customized learning programs enable employees to earn college credits and complete associate degrees or certificate of mastery requirements while on the job.

Non-credit certifications include:

-AutoCAD
-Lean Six Sigma
-OSHA
-Paralegal
-Payroll Professional
-Petroleum Landmen
-Pharmacy Technician
-Project Management
-SafeLand USA
Customized staff development programs are available as open enrollment or contract. All classes are delivered in an accelerated and flexible format on campus, on site or online. Visit www.occc.edu/pdi/index.html for more information or call The Professional Development Institute at 405-682-7562.

Online Career Training Courses (Non-credit)

The Professional Development Institute offers online career training courses in partnership with Gatlin Education Services. Career-focused online courses are designed to give you the latest in learning, and to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions in many in-demand occupations.
Choose from courses in Healthcare, Business/Legal, Internet/Computers/IT Certification (Microsoft Official Curriculum), Professional/Technical/Design, Construction and Video Gaming Design and Development.
For a complete listing of all titles, please visit our website at www.gatlineducation.com/occc. To register, please call 405-682-7562.

Online Courses (Non-credit)

Update your skills or discover a new talent at your own pace with our non-credit online courses offered in partnership with Ed2Go. Our catalog features classes in Information Technology, Business and Personal Enrichment and much more.
For a complete list of courses, please visit www.ed2go.com/okccc.
Getting started is as simple as having internet access, an email address and a web browser. Don’t have a computer? No problem. Come to the OCCC Keith Leftwich Memorial Library and use one of the many computers available, free of charge.