Oklahoma City Community College News

  • OCCC's PDI continues to lead the way in alternative fuels training for technicians

    OCCC's PDI continues to lead the way in alternative fuels training for technicians

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) continues to fill the gap with training for technicians in the alternative fuels industry. OCCC's Professional Development Institute (PDI) now offers both a compressed natural gas (CNG) Compressor Level 1- Operator course and a Compressor Level 2-Mechanic certification. Read more...

  • small Unmanned Aerial System Part 107 training

    small Unmanned Aerial System Part 107 training

    The latest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule now allows drone operators to use small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), commonly known as drones, for commercial use without a pilot's license. Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is taking the cue to expand its innovative sUAS program at the college's Professional Development Institute (PDI) in order to provide businesses with the resources they need to engage in this exciting new technology. Read more...

  • AutismOklahoma hosts red carpet premiere for animated short film at OCCC

    AutismOklahoma hosts red carpet premiere for animated short film at OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with AutismOklahoma to host a red carpet premiere for "Even in Death," an animated short film produced by Invisible Layers Productions, a group of young, autistic filmmakers and artists. The film will screen at the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Friday, June 24, 2016, at 7 p.m. Read more...

  • Summer 2016 College for Kids Program

    Summer 2016 College for Kids Program

    Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) College for Kids program is now open for enrollment for summer 2016. This dynamic summer enrichment program offers a unique learning opportunity for students during the summer break and is open to first-grade through eighth-grade students based on their fall 2016 enrollment. Read more...

  • The Byron Berline Band plays to benefit early childhood education

    The Byron Berline Band plays to benefit early childhood education

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and OKnStyle present The Byron Berline Band for a benefit concert Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. Sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation, a portion of the proceeds will go to Special Care (www.specialcareinc.org) an organization that provides high-quality early childhood education, specialized care and on-site therapeutic services to children with and without special needs. Read more...

  • Williams' desired timeless masterpiece to screen at OCCC

    Williams' desired timeless masterpiece to screen at OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) to present screenings of National Theatre Live (NTL) performances in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. OCCC will conclude this season's partnership Sunday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. with a broadcast screening of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece "A Streetcar Named Desire." This classic stars Gillian Anderson from "The X-files" as Blanch DuBois, Ben Foster from "Lone Survivor" as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby from BBC's "Great Expectations" as Stella. Read more...

  • OCCC's 43rd commencement ceremony set for May 13

    OCCC's 43rd commencement ceremony set for May 13

    Forty-three years ago, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) congratulated its very first graduates, a group of only five students who received their associate degrees in May 1973. This year, OCCC alumni, faculty, family and friends will celebrate with over 2,100 OCCC graduates at the 43rd annual Commencement Ceremony to be held Friday, May 13, at the Cox Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • OCCC to discontinue annual arts festival

    OCCC to discontinue annual arts festival

    A Labor Day tradition for 37 years, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has announced it is ending Arts Festival Oklahoma due to a variety of factors. Read more...

  • OCCC's Professional Development Institute offers drone operator training

    OCCC's Professional Development Institute offers drone operator training

    Turn on any news program and more than likely you'll hear some story involving the use of a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS), or as they are more commonly known as--drones. These small systems continue to grow in popularity, and Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers an innovative program to help operators learn how to properly use them and stay in compliance with the ever-changing rules that drone operators are required to follow. Read more...

  • Visual Arts Reception and Film and Video Production Student Showcase

    Visual Arts Reception and Film and Video Production Student Showcase

    On Friday evening, April 22, two exciting events are planned. At 6:00 pm, you are invited to attend the Visual Arts Portfolio Reception in the Inasmuch Gallery, located near the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Then at 6:30, come enjoy the Film and Video Production Student Film Showcase In the theater. Both events are free to attend, so come see some of the amazing work of your fellow students. Read more...

  • OCCC will screen witty and humorous production of Man and Superman

    OCCC will screen witty and humorous production of Man and Superman

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) to present screenings of National Theatre Live (NTL) performances in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. The next broadcast is an exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw's witty, provocative classic "Man and Superman" Sunday, Apr. 17, 6:00 p.m., starring well-known actor and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes as Jack Tanner. Read more...

  • Oklahoma native jazz star returns to her roots

    Oklahoma native jazz star returns to her roots

    Young and extremely talented Champian Fulton returns to her Oklahoma roots with the Champian Fulton Jazz Quartet at the Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Tuesday, Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • DJ and music producer brings graphic novel to life at OCCC

    DJ and music producer brings graphic novel to life at OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) concludes the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series (PAS) with an intriguing and innovative performance. Montreal-based scratch disc jockey and music producer Kid Koala will present a magical, multidisciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel, "Nufonia Must Fall," in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • OCCC's Third Annual

    OCCC's Third Annual "OCCC's Got Talent!" tickets now on sale

    The Future Alumni Network at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to present the third annual "OCCC's Got Talent!," a performance showcase for the entire OCCC community and a fundraiser for OCCC student scholarships. Read more...

  • Encore screening of The Audience at OCCC

    Encore screening of The Audience at OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) to present screenings of National Theatre Live (NTL) performances in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. An encore screening of "The Audience", starring Academy Award and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, will be shown Sunday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI offers safety course for oil and gas professionals

    OCCC's PDI offers safety course for oil and gas professionals

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will be offering the Safeland USA Orientation course at the college's Professional Development Institute (PDI) this spring. Read more...

  • Find a new career with OCCC's Spring 2016 Pharmacy Technician Course

    Find a new career with OCCC's Spring 2016 Pharmacy Technician Course

    Equip yourself with knowledge and the ability to have a successful future as a pharmacy technician with Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Pharmacy Technician Course Apr. 18 to Jun. 15, 2016. Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI offers beginning sign language course

    OCCC's PDI offers beginning sign language course

    Broaden your professional skills this spring with a new knowledge of basic sign language at Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Professional Development Institute (PDI). Whether sign language is something you've always wanted to learn, or a tool you would like to use to better serve your clients and friends, this course is a great catapult into learning the language. Read more...

  • President Steward recognized for commitment to diversity

    President Steward recognized for commitment to diversity

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) President Jerry Steward has been selected to receive the 2016 INSIGHT into Diversity Giving Back Award. This is the only award that honors presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and communities. Read more...

  • OCCC Promotes CNG Programs at OKC International Auto Show

    OCCC Promotes CNG Programs at OKC International Auto Show

    As fuel emissions are an ongoing concern for the environment, more and more fleet systems are switching to the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel source. Oklahoma City Community College's Professional Development Institute (PDI) is embracing this movement with CNG training and certification programs for automotive technicians. Read more...

  • Jim Brickman: The Platinum Tour comes to OCCC

    Jim Brickman: The Platinum Tour comes to OCCC

    Contemporary pop artist Jim Brickman is scheduled to perform at Oklahoma City Community College as another brilliant addition to the college's 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series (PAS). The performance will be held in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Tuesday, Mar. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • OCCC's Got Talent!

    OCCC's Got Talent!

    The Future Alumni Network at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to present the third annual "OCCC's Got Talent!," a performance showcase for the entire OCCC family and a fundraiser for OCCC student scholarships. Read more...

  • Lean and six sigma breakfast at OCCC's PDI

    Lean and six sigma breakfast at OCCC's PDI

    Are you interested in learning about best management practices for implementing the Lean and Six Sigma initiatives? Join other professionals for a light breakfast at Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Professional Development Institute (PDI) Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Read more...

  • Los Lobos embarking on

    Los Lobos embarking on "Fiesta México Americana" tour with the ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno at OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Performing Arts Series (PAS) presents the Fiesta México Americana tour featuring Los Lobos with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Their performance at OCCC will be the only Oklahoma appearance on this tour. Read more...

  • A production of tales from the slums of India at OCCC

    A production of tales from the slums of India at OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) to present screenings of National Theatre Live (NTL) performances in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. The encore presentation of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," adapted from Katherine Boo's non-fiction work, will be shown Sunday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m. It was previously scheduled for Feb. 7. Read more...

  • OCCC welcomes Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars

    OCCC welcomes Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars

    Opera fans in Oklahoma will have the unique opportunity to hear artists from the Metropolitan Opera, when Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) presents The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. Read more...

  • Vibrant

    Vibrant "Estamos Aquí" exhibit showcased at OCCC

    A collection of contemporary serigraphs by more than three dozen artists recently opened in the OCCC Inasmuch Foundation Gallery. The exhibit, entitled "Estamos Aquí (We Are Here)," will run until March 4 in the gallery, located in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC). Read more...

  • Mentorship program at OCCC connects students with professionals

    Mentorship program at OCCC connects students with professionals

    A positive mentor relationship has the power to make a difference in the life of a student. Connecting students with professionals in the Oklahoma City community is only the starting point for OCCC's newly launched program entitled Students Connecting with Mentors for Success (SCMS). Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI fosters workplace safety with OSHA course offerings

    OCCC's PDI fosters workplace safety with OSHA course offerings

    A safe work environment yields an efficient production level and positive atmosphere among employees. Oklahoma City Community College is a host site for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Region VI Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute Education Center, and will be offering three courses at the college's Professional Development Institute (PDI) this spring. Read more...

  • EEOC new federal investigator training available at OCCC

    EEOC new federal investigator training available at OCCC

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires training for new federal investigators, and the Professional Development Institute at Oklahoma City Community College will be offering the required 32-hour course this spring. EEOC investigators perform work involving the handling of inquiries and complaints of employment discrimination under the federal statutes enforced by the EEOC. Read more...