OCCC responds as resource for Heritage College students


    (Published: 11-03-16)

OCCC PDI Facility

Students affected by the sudden closure of Heritage College’s south OKC campus are invited to attend Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) Resource Day Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

The one-day, free event will include representatives on-site from various OCCC departments and programs to assist students with their educational goals. Students will have the opportunity to speak with individuals from: Division of Health Professions, Commercial Food Equipment Service Technician (CFEST) Program, Professional Development Institute, Academic Advising, Admissions and Student Financial Support Services.

“Students will able to discuss options for degree paths and training programs available at OCCC and PDI,” said PDI Director John Claybon. “We have training opportunities available from commercial equipment repair to pharmacy technician to AutoCAD to alternative fuels. Students have options and our enrollment opportunities are easy and immediate.”

Students may find that programs offered at Heritage College are similar, if not the same, as workforce development programs offered at OCCC. For example, Heritage College offered a Pharmacy Technician course that cost $14,610; OCCC’s Pharmacy Technician course is $595. Students that qualify could go through the Pharmacy Technician program at no cost.

“We want to be a resource, the next steps, for Heritage College students and to show them how to leverage their training with low cost or no cost training opportunities here at PDI,” said Lorri Romero, director of the CFEST program.

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at the PDI building, located at 7124 S. I-35 Service Road. The PDI facility is located next to the Heritage College building. For more information, please contact Kirstin Krug at (405) 682-7856 or kirstin.m.krug@occc.edu.

OCCC’s PDI launched over 15 years ago in response to the growing need for continuing education and workforce development in Oklahoma City, its surrounding cities and in the nation and furthers OCCC’s mission to community outreach and education. The institute’s program includes relevant and innovative training solutions taught by leading, certified professionals that meet the needs of the Oklahoma and national economy. Training complies with industry regulations and satisfies requirements for industry certifications, licensing and credit hours.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.