Oklahoma City Community College News

  • OCCC President appointed to American Association of Community Colleges' Commission on Economic and Workforce Development

    OCCC President appointed to American Association of Community Colleges' Commission on Economic and Workforce Development

    The board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) appointed Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) President Jerry Steward to the Commission on Economic Workforce Development. Read more...

  • Firestone donates $5,000 to OCCC automotive program

    Firestone donates $5,000 to OCCC automotive program

    Recently, Firestone Complete Auto Care representatives Ernest Turner and Mike Sampson presented a $5,000 donation to Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) to support the college's Automotive Technology Internship Program (ATIP) degree that prepares students to work in the automotive industry with all makes and models. Read more...

  • Musical royalty Sir James Galway and Lady Galway are coming to OCCC

    Musical royalty Sir James Galway and Lady Galway are coming to OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is excited to present musical royalty Sir James and Lady Galway Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Read more...

  • Presbyterian Health Foundation awards OCCC $40k grant for anesthesia tech program

    Presbyterian Health Foundation awards OCCC $40k grant for anesthesia tech program

    The Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) recently awarded $40,000 in grant funds to the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Foundation. The funds are designated for student scholarships and faculty professional development in the college's anesthesia technology program. OCCC formally recognized PHF at the Board of Regents meeting Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Read more...

  • OCCC offers badge-earning opportunities for local scouts

    OCCC offers badge-earning opportunities for local scouts

    Calling all scouts! Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Office of Community Outreach and Education offers select merit badge classes for Boy Scouts, Adventure Badge classes for Webelos and Bears, along with a wide variety of Girl Scout badge classes for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. Badge classes range from $10 to $15 per scout. Read more...

  • OCCC ventures to Peru (Kansas) for a fossil dig

    OCCC ventures to Peru (Kansas) for a fossil dig

    Do you love fossils? Have you ever wanted to learn more about paleontology? Now's your chance! Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Office of Community Outreach and Education is taking a trip to Peru, Kansas for a fossil dig Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Both children and adults are welcome. Join OCCC in the field and be a paleontologist for a day! Read more...

  • The Music Man is coming to town!

    The Music Man is coming to town!

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and CityRep Theatre are proud to present "The Music Man in Concert" at the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater this September. Read more...

  • Welcome to the Traffic Jam, latest art exhibit to hit OCCC's Inasmuch Foundation Gallery

    Welcome to the Traffic Jam, latest art exhibit to hit OCCC's Inasmuch Foundation Gallery

    "Welcome to the Traffic Jam," a new exhibit of paintings by Alexis Austin, is currently on display at the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Inasmuch Foundation Gallery located in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center. Read more...

  • Local real estate group helps fight campus hunger

    Local real estate group helps fight campus hunger

    Research shows - and direct observation confirms - that college students deal with hunger far too often, and an Oklahoma City real estate agent is helping address food insecurity for students at Oklahoma City Community College. The Markus Smith Real Estate Team recently contributed to the Oklahoma City Community College Foundation to benefit the college's new food pantry. The contribution will help purchase food from the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Read more...

  • The OCCC Foundation's Summer Party celebrates OCCC mentorship program

    The OCCC Foundation's Summer Party celebrates OCCC mentorship program

    In the oasis of their stunning Edmond home, Mistie and Tony Arango hosted over 140 guests at "The Summer Party" Saturday, Aug. 11, an annual fundraiser event supporting the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Foundation. Despite weekend showers, the clouds cleared just in time, as guests arrived wearing breezy, summer-white attire, mingling poolside while enjoying food, drink, laughter and live jazz music. Read more...

  • This year's 2018-2019 National Theatre Live! at OCCC lineup is here

    This year's 2018-2019 National Theatre Live! at OCCC lineup is here

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) announces another great season of National Theatre Live! (NTL) encore presentations at the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. NTL is the National Theatre's revolutionary project to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas around the world. OCCC offers a unique opportunity for Oklahoma City theater aficionados to catch screenings of these incredible performances. Read more...

  • OCCC brings back Capitol Steps to kick off the 2018-2019 PAS!

    OCCC brings back Capitol Steps to kick off the 2018-2019 PAS!

    Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Performing Arts Series (PAS) kicks off with a returning favorite, The Capitol Steps, presenting their latest show "Make America Grin Again" Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Read more...

  • OCCC receives Oklahoma Arts Council grant to fund 2018-2019 PAS performances

    OCCC receives Oklahoma Arts Council grant to fund 2018-2019 PAS performances

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Arts Council has granted funds to help support the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series (PAS), further enriching the community's accessibility to the arts. Read more...

  • OCCC offers a beginner Spanish course for business

    OCCC offers a beginner Spanish course for business

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) offers beginning Spanish for business course this fall for business professionals, providing an opportunity for businesses to expand services to patrons. Read more...

  • GIS technicians are in high demand and OCCC has the degree to help

    GIS technicians are in high demand and OCCC has the degree to help

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is pleased to offer an associate degree in geographic information systems (GIS), a field in which qualified technicians are in high demand. Read more...

  • OCCC celebrates first interns to complete bilingual banking and finance internships

    OCCC celebrates first interns to complete bilingual banking and finance internships

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) congratulates Melissa Hermosillo and Alejandro Miranda as the first students to complete their internship within OCCC's bilingual banking and finance certificate of mastery program. The college partnered with True Sky Credit Union to facilitate the required financial services internship. Read more...

  • Two OCCC students receive National Merit Scholarships

    Two OCCC students receive National Merit Scholarships

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is pleased to announce two students, Salma Morales and James Pierce, have been awarded the Andrew E. Stevenson Kappa Beta Delta National Merit Scholarship among 13 nationwide recipients. Read more...

  • OCCC's 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series' lineup is here!

    OCCC's 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series' lineup is here!

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Cultural Programs is proud to announce its 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series (PAS) lineup for the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. From Broadway to classical to modern dance to Rockabilly music, there is a show for everyone at the VPAC this season. In addition to the PAS, there will be additional performances as part of the Ad Astra Foundation Series (AAFS). Tickets go on sale July 16, so be sure to get your tickets before they're gone! Read more...

  • Women's Foundation of Oklahoma awards grant to OCCC for single mother students

    Women's Foundation of Oklahoma awards grant to OCCC for single mother students

    The Women's Foundation of Oklahoma (WFO) - in their effort to create economic self-sufficiency for Oklahoma women and girls - has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Single Parent Academic Resources Collaborative (SPARC) program. Read more...

  • OCCC Professor Dr. Germain N. Pichop receives 2018 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

    OCCC Professor Dr. Germain N. Pichop receives 2018 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Department Chair of Economics, Marketing and Management and Professor of Business and Economics Dr. Germain N. Pichop has been named a regional recipient of the 2018 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award. The ACBSP recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Read more...

  • Rose State College and OCCC announce partnership

    Rose State College and OCCC announce partnership

    Rose State College and Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) announced a partnership to combine fiscal and educational resources. This new partnership will create better services for students and will alleviate some of the budget issues facing many colleges and universities across the country. The presidents of the two colleges signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to confirm the partnership agreement in a signing ceremony Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 10:00 am in the Governor's conference room at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building. Read more...

  • OCCC Cyber Club competes in National Cyber League

    OCCC Cyber Club competes in National Cyber League

    Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Cyber Club had 10 students who competed in the National Cyber League's (NCL) regular season and postseason games in which over 3000 students from the nation participated. Read more...

  • OCCC Foundation receives Parks and Public Space Initiative Grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

    OCCC Foundation receives Parks and Public Space Initiative Grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $12,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation's Parks and Public Space Initiative. The grant will be used to assist in funding tree plantings in community spaces on campus, which will allow OCCC to further enrich the Oklahoma City community. Read more...

  • OCCC presents ABBA MANIA

    OCCC presents ABBA MANIA

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is excited to present the final performance in the 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series from the musical performance group ABBA MANIA. The show takes place Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. Read more...

  • OCCC's College for Kids summer programs now open for enrollment

    OCCC's College for Kids summer programs now open for enrollment

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) offers two College for Kids programs that provide fun, educational activities for metro kids all summer long. Both are now open for enrollment. Read more...

  • OCCC announces Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years performance

    OCCC announces Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years performance

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is excited to announce Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years, a performance set for Monday, April 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI hosts NIMS ITM Certification Workshop

    OCCC's PDI hosts NIMS ITM Certification Workshop

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will be hosting the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) Instructor Training Tuesday, April 24, through Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college's Professional Development Institute (PDI). Read more...

  • Bob Woodward set to speak at OCCC April 26

    Bob Woodward set to speak at OCCC April 26

    Oklahoma City Community College will host legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. The lecture is free and open to the community. Read more...

  • JPMorgan Chase invests $500,000 in Oklahoma City Community College  automotive training program

    JPMorgan Chase invests $500,000 in Oklahoma City Community College automotive training program

    To spark greater economic opportunity for underemployed and unemployed workers in Oklahoma, JPMorgan Chase is contributing $500,000 to support the expansion of Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Automotive Technician Program. The expansion allowed for the addition of the Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program. Read more...

  • OCCC's final screening for the 2017-2018 NTL season:

    OCCC's final screening for the 2017-2018 NTL season: "Yerma"

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) have again partnered with National Theatre Live! (NTL) to present theater productions to audiences in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. The final NTL screening of the 2017-2018 season is "Yerma" Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 6 p.m. Read more...