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OCCC 2015 News

News stories from 2015

  • Spring 2016 enrollment still open at OCCC

    It's not too late to register for spring classes at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). Whether you are a new or returning student, working adult or recent high school graduate, OCCC offers over 100 degree and certificate options to help set you on a path to success. Spring enrollment continues through the week of Jan. 19 with a variety of daytime, evening and online class options to fit a student's busy schedule. Students can be admitted and enroll online or in person. For more information, visit www.occc.edu or call 682-7580. Read more...

  • OCCC designated as CAE2Y by DHS and NSA

    The Cyber/Information Security Program at Oklahoma City Community College has been re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA). Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI offers workplace violence prevention workshop

    The Professional Development Institute (PDI) will be offering a course entitled "Workplace Violence Prevention - Active Shooter: Homicide in the Workplace Workshop." Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI offers beginning sign language courses

    Ring in the new year this spring with a new knowledge of basic sign language at OCCC's Professional Development Institute. 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...

  • "Queen of Bluegrass" travels to OCCC

    OCCC welcomes "Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent and The Rage as part of the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series. The performance will be held in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Friday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • 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 are expected to be a big hit this holiday season, and Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is offering 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...

  • 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 February 1 to April 6, 2016. Read more...

  • Jazz legend Doc Severinsen show at OCCC rescheduled

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) continues the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series (PAS) with legendary trumpeter and bandleader of "The Tonight Show'" fame, Doc Severinsen, with the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Severinsen sustained a lip injury and was not able to perform on the scheduled date of Oct. 26, 2015, so the rescheduled show will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Read more...

  • Vintage OCCC sign to be dedicated on main campus

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Alumni Hall of Fame member David Puenté once saved a sign in the 1970's that read "South Oklahoma City Jr. College", OCCC's previous name, from being disposed. A replica of this sign will be dedicated Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the college's Main Building on the main campus. Read more...

  • Higher Education Chancellor Presents Legislative Agenda at OCCC

    Oklahoma higher education is soon to face some challenges in the upcoming legislative session with various budget shortfalls and hot-topic issues. Nevertheless, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) remain driven and focused on success. Chancellor Glen D. Johnson will present the OSRHE's FY 2016 legislative agenda to an audience of lawmakers, community leaders, and central Oklahoma educators at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) on Monday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. in the college's union. Read more...

  • "American Idol" alum brings holiday cheer to OCCC

    OCCC keeps on giving with the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series. Season six "American Idol" contestant Melinda Doolittle will bring holiday cheer to all in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma contributes to OCCC leadership programs

    The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma donated $50,000 to Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) to provide funding opportunities for the President's Leadership Class (PLC) and The Leadership Council (TLC). The donation took place at a press conference held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the OCCC College Union. Read more...

  • Guitar quartet strums their way to OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College welcomes the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) to the Performing Arts Series. The performance will be held in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

  • Congressman Steve Russell to host town hall meeting at OCCC

    Congressman Steve Russell will host a town hall meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, November 9, in College Union Room 1 at Oklahoma City Community College. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...

  • OCCC to host leading Syria expert in free public forum

    OCCC is hosting leading Syria expert Dr. Joshua Landis to discuss, "ISIS, Syria, and Identity in the Middle East." This free presentation is open to the public and will be held on the OCCC campus Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bruce Owen Theater. Read more...

  • OCCC's PDI to launch into 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. Despite what you may think about the use of drones, they are here to stay and Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is offering 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...

  • OCCC welcomes the 10th college president

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) welcomes Dr. Jerry Steward as the 10th president of the college Friday, Oct. 30. The Investiture ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater on OCCC's main campus. Read more...

  • OCCC to Honor Six on Nov. 5

    On Thursday, Nov. 5, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will add six distinguished individuals to its growing list of honored Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. Three men and three women were selected this year. The event will be held in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Atrium at 6:30 in the evening. Read more...

  • National Theatre Live takes Skylight to OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) to present the National Theatre Live (NTL) screening of "Skylight" by David Hare on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on the OCCC campus. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project which broadcasts pre-recorded live theatrical productions in HD from London's West End to more than 1,100 venues around the world, now including OCCC. Read more...

  • British jazz star to perform at OCCC

    Jazz singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons is scheduled to perform at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. Read more...

  • The Texas Tenors bring cowboy charm and tunes to OCCC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) kicks off the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series (PAS) with the harmonizing cadence of the Texas Tenors Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. Read more...

  • Professional Development Institute hosts open house

    Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Professional Development Institute (PDI) will host an open house Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. showcasing the facility in which professionals have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge. Read more...

  • OCCC Foundation fundraiser "Crescendo" returns to Arts Festival Oklahoma

    After a successful first year, the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Foundation is bringing the fundraiser "Crescendo" back to the college's annual Arts Festival Oklahoma (AFO), Sunday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Read more...

  • AFO to feature Robert Wardle's work of contemporary realism

    Arts Festival Oklahoma (AFO), held during Labor Day weekend on Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) campus, will host Robert Wardle as the featured artist of the festival. Wardle classifies his astonishing work as contemporary realism in watercolors. Read more...

  • OCCC partners with National Theatre Live to bring world-class productions to OKC

    Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and National Theatre Live (NTL) to show broadcast productions to audiences in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world. Read more...

  • Oklahoma native band will rock Arts Festival Oklahoma

    We The Ghost, an Oklahoma-native band from the Tulsa area, will perform during Arts Festival Oklahoma at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. The unique and diverse sound of the band will be a great addition to the variety of talent to be seen and heard during the festival this year. Read more...

  • Arts Festival Oklahoma set for Labor Day weekend

    In its 37th year, Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Arts Festival Oklahoma (AFO) draws thousands of patrons with an eclectic mix of visual art, performing artists and a mouthwatering array of food choices. Read more...

  • Arts Festival Oklahoma catches air with Squonk Opera's "Pneumatica"

    Arts Festival Oklahoma, held on the Oklahoma City Community College campus in southwest Oklahoma City, welcomes the unique and compelling Squonk Opera show "Pneumatica" to this year's dynamic lineup of entertainment. There will be six different opportunities to see the show during the festival, two including a workshop afterward about the science involved in the production. Read more...

  • OCCC receives $15,000 grant from AT&T

    AT&T will help thousands of students at OCCC become more successful. The college received a $15,000 AT&T Education Aspire grant that allows the college to expand the administration of the StrengthsQuest program. Read more...

  • OCCC Commercial Food Equipment Service Technician Program to host open house

    The Commercial Food Equipment Service Technician (CFEST) program at Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Professional Development Institute is hosting an open house Wednesday, July 15, at 4 p.m. at 7124 I-35 Service Road. Read more...