Special Academic Programs

Special Academic Programs

Oklahoma City Community College is a comprehensive educational institution.

The College offers an extensive variety of educational programs and services to meet diverse individual needs. As a result, wide-ranging educational opportunities are available for students interested in maximizing their chances for success in the job market, for students planning to transfer to a university or four-year college, or for students who want to resume studies which were previously interrupted. In addition, services are provided to help students succeed at the College. For example, specific courses and labs are available to help students improve learning skills in areas such as reading, writing, and math.

All educational programs and services are available in a variety of formats so students can choose complementary programs of study which fit their own, unique learning styles.

English as a Second Language

Oklahoma City Community College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for students who seek to improve their English. The mission of the English as a Second Language Program is to provide students who are nonnative speakers of English with opportunities to acquire the English they need in order to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. Courses are offered in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and TOEFL preparation. Non-credit enrollment is available for students who may not yet be eligible for credit enrollment.

Students whose English proficiency scores are within a range of 460 to 499 on the Institutional paper-based TOEFL, 140 to 172 computer-based TOEFL, 48 to 60* on the International TOEFL iBT, or 5.0 to 5.9 on the IELTS may be eligible to enroll in the Academic Bridge Program. The Academic Bridge Program is a full-time schedule of ESL courses at the advanced level. The courses are specifically designed to prepare students for study in an American college or university. The program is available in the fall and spring semesters.

For specific information about admission to the Academic Bridge Program, see the “Criteria for Admission” section of this catalog. For further information about the study of ESL at Oklahoma City Community College, please contact Abra Glenn-Allen Figueroa, ESL Coordinator, at (405) 682-1611, extension 7326, or the Division of Arts at (405) 682-1611, extension 6278.