Interested in getting ahead by earning college credit while still in high school? Look no further than OCCC’s concurrent enrollment program. Concurrent enrollment is open to incoming high school juniors and seniors. If you are a high school freshman or sophomore, please see our early start program. Students can enroll in courses at OCCC, which allows them to earn high school and college credits at the same time, saving both time and money.
Why Choose Concurrent at OCCC?
Your success in college is important to us. That’s why we focus our resources on providing you with the best educational experience possible. Oklahoma City Community College is affordable, accessible and a great place to get a college education.
- Earn both college and high school credit at OCCC! OCCC is centrally located to many high schools, and concurrent students can take classes on OCCC’s Main Campus, online (which are accessible statewide), and even in some local high schools.
- Begin your college career early. The concurrent courses you take may be applied towards a degree and/or may transfer to other institutions. OCCC offers a variety of programs and state-of-the-art technology that prepares students for a career or transfer to a 4-year institution.
- Save money. Concurrent students are eligible for up to 18 hours of tuition waiver per year during their Junior and Senior years in high school. However, concurrent students are responsible for fees and textbooks for all courses in which they enroll at OCCC, which are substantially lower than at 4-year institutions.
- Small class sizes. OCCC class sizes are much smaller than at 4-year institutions, which means you will receive individualized attention providing a smoother transition and adjustment to academic life in higher education.
Glossary of College Terms
- Course Title/Course Number: Every course has a title such as English Composition I. The complete course title includes the prefix and number (i.e. ENGL 1113=English Composition) The last number of the course number is the number of credits the course carries. For instance, ENGL 1113 is a three-credit course.
Associate of Arts/Science (AA or AS): A 2-year degree that will transfer to a 4-year institution and can be used towards a bachelor’s degree
Associate of Applied Science (AAS): A 2-year degree that will prepare graduates to enter a career immediately after graduation.
Credit Hour: A credit hour is the amount of credit offered for each course that a student completes. It represents the equivalent of an hour (50 minutes) of instruction per week over the entire 16-week term or the equivalent for a shorter term. It is applied toward the total number of credit hours needed for completing the degree