Apr 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Catalog

Services for Students



Bookstore

The Bookstore makes available on campus and online the textbooks, lab materials, access codes and other items directly related to their courses. Along with a selection of new textbooks, the Bookstore also has eBooks, used books and rental books available in some of the titles. A broad selection of supplies, snacks and novelty items are also available.

A “Book Buy Back” period will be held during the fall, spring and summer. Textbooks will be purchased daily for wholesale or as needed for the Bookstore. Typically, limited quantities of current edition textbooks to be used in the next terms and semesters will be bought, provided they are in clean condition and the Bookstore is not overstocked. The Bookstore does not buy old editions, books not selected for the next terms and semesters, books in poor condition, overstocked titles, and books with software licenses or online pass codes.

The Bookstore reserves the right to determine (1) the titles to be purchased, (2) the quantities to be purchased, and (3) the price to be offered.

Bus Service

Embark Metro Transit (Buses 12 & 13) makes regular stops at the college, approximately one every 30 minutes. Brochures listing specific times and schedules are available by calling EMBARK at (405) 235- RIDE. Schedules are also available at the Circulation Desk in the Library and online at https://embarkok.com/ . Information regarding evening routes and EMBARK link are also available in the Library. Student Life provides free bus passes on a limited basis, while supplies last.

(405) 235-7433

Campus Traffic and Parking Policies

Parking and Vehicle Permits

It is recommended for a student’s vehicle to have an Oklahoma City Community College parking permit. Reserved parking areas are set aside for faculty/ staff and disabled students may park in handicap spaces with the proper permit. Special parking permits for vehicles transporting permanently or temporarily disabled persons may be obtained from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

All other parking permits may be obtained in the Records and Registrar Office, which is located on the first floor of the Main Building. Violators will be ticketed and fined.

Automobiles parked in “No Parking” areas or fire lanes are subject to towing, fines, and impound fees. Vehicles and/ or equipment left on college property for three or more days will also be removed at the owner’s expense.

Disabled Parking - Oklahoma City Community College has reserved parking for individuals with disabilities. These reserved parking spaces are located near accessible building entrances and exits. International handicapped signage is used on Campus.

Individuals parked in Handicapped Parking Areas must display a regular college parking permit and a valid state-issued handicapped parking permit or vehicle tag. The state-issued handicapped parking permits and vehicle tags are issued by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Handicapped Parking Certificate Section. This office may be contacted at the following location:

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Handicapped Parking Certificates
3600 Martin Luther King Boulevard Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
Telephone Number: (405) 425-2290
Monday through Friday-Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Applications are also available through a local Oklahoma State Tag Agency. Website: www.dps.state.ok.us.

Traffic and Parking Enforcement - The following regulations have been developed in order to ensure safety and efficient access for students, employees and visitors on OCCC properties. Traffic and parking regulations are in effect at all times. Questions about parking procedures should be directed to the Campus Police Department.

Enforcement - The OCCC Main Campus and other properties are continuously patrolled 24 hours each day of the year. Campus Police Officers are charged with enforcing OCCC traffic and parking regulations. Parking enforcement is conducted according to the Oklahoma City Community College Traffic and Parking Regulations except for Section B offenses. Section B parking offenses and Section C moving violations are subject to enforcement under Title 47 of the State Statutes.

Violations - The following are examples of traffic and parking violations:

Parking in:

  1. Unauthorized areas.
  2. Handicapped parking without official State permit or license tag.*
  3. Fire lanes.*

Moving Citations:

  1. Failure to stop at a “Stop” sign.
  2. Speeding, and speed too fast for conditions.
  3. Going the wrong way on a one-way street.
  4. Failure to yield to a pedestrian.
  5. Reckless driving.

The OCCC Campus Police Department has a no tolerance policy regarding driving without a license, driving under suspension or revocation and failure to have proof of liability insurance. These violations are referred to the Oklahoma County District Court for disposition.

Fine Payment - College fines may be paid in the Bursar’s Office. When paid, the issued receipt should be taken to the Campus Police Department. Once verified the associated restrictions on the person’s records will be removed.

*Law Enforcement agencies other than OCCC Campus Police have jurisdiction and may also issue citations for similar offenses. Students and visitors will need to follow instructions provided on any District or Municipal Court violation issued on the OCCC campus. The Campus Police will assist with any questions you have regarding contact with these courts.

Disciplinary Actions for Failure to Pay Campus Parking Fines - Students who have not paid or appealed OCCC parking and traffic fines within 15 calendar days of the date of the citation will be sent a letter detailing if the fine is not paid on time. The student will be prevented from receiving a transcript and from registering for future classes. In order to be cleared and to have access to official transcripts, the student must pay the listed fine. Students receiving four citations within a calendar year may be referred to the office of Student Affairs. Disciplinary action is possible and may include the suspension of parking and driving privileges on campus for the remainder of the calendar year.

Student Traffic and Parking Appeals

  1. Students with questions about a citation can informally discuss the matter with the Campus Police Department. Students should call 405-682-7872 to arrange an appointment.
  2. If the issue is not resolved with a representative of the Campus Police Department, the student must pay the fine or file an appeal. To submit an appeal, the student must
  3. complete a Student Traffic and Parking Appeal Form, available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. This form must be submitted to the Director of Student Relations within 15 calendar days after the citation was issued.
  4. The Student Traffic and Parking Appeals Committee generally meets to hear appeals which have been submitted. The committee is comprised of three college students, one college staff member, and one college faculty member.

This committee meets at least once per semester. This committee will be randomly selected from a list of persons volunteering to serve in this capacity at the beginning of the fall semester of each school year. The Committee will be established at the beginning of the fall, spring and summer semesters for membership during that semester. In the event that it is impossible to gather the entire committee, a substitute committee member will be selected, in the appropriate classification.

Under no circumstances may a college student, staff or faculty member serve on the Committee if such person is directly involved with or personally knowledgeable of a particular incident to be discussed.

Career Transitions

Career Transitions (CT), in cooperation with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OK DHS), assists OK DHS-referred participants in obtaining training for entry-level employment. CT provides participants with short-term vocational, educational, and job readiness skills that lead to employment. Each CT participant follows an Individualized Education and Employment Plan (IEEP) and attends 35 hours of educational, professional, skills development and work-related activities each week. Core instruction areas include job readiness skills, computer literacy, professional management, and vocational training.

OCCC learning labs assist in providing support in academic classes. Vocational training programs, depending on student interest and background, include most college certificate programs, associate degrees, and partnership programs. Students are assisted in obtaining employment through the Career Transitions office. After employment, participants are supported through follow-up activities by CT staff and other community partners.

The Career Transitions office is located on the second floor of the Main Building in area 2R8.

www.occc.edu/career/ • (405) 682-7844 • Fax (405) 682-7824

Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

www.occc.edu/c4lt/ • (405) 682-7838 • CLT@occc.edu

The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is a resource center for all faculty and students at OCCC. Students are provided with Moodle and other technical support and can contact the CLT by email or phone, walk in (SEM 2G3, across from the Math Lab/Learning Hub), or set up a Zoom appointment. Students may also take advantage of resources created to assist them with Moodle at https://www.occc.edu/moodlesupport-2/

Civic Honors and Service Learning

The Civic Honors Program at OCCC recognize students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to both civic involvement and personal life development.  Current OCCC students are given the opportunity to serve both on and/or off campus. OCCC has over 140 diverse community partner agencies with volunteer options like the United Way, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City Public Schools, and many more.  Service opportunities may also be found on campus including voter registration, event support, and the OCCC Clothing Closet and Food Pantry.

Civic Engagement-30 hours of service
Civic Impact-50 hours of service
Civic Excellence-80 hours of service

All programs include the following requirements:

  • Creating a portfolio with beneficial items for future educational and career endeavors
  • One required online mid-program assessment throughout your service program
  • Completion of an online reflection of service learning experience including submission of resume and academic transcript
  • Award with recognition at the Awards Ceremony and Commencement in the Spring

Contact the Office of Student Life for more details and to enroll in the program. Studentlife@occc.edu

College Union

Students, community organizations, and business groups make use of the facilities and services available in the College Union. Meeting areas and conference rooms are available for large and small groups. The food service operation provides grill service and catering, as well as cafeteria dining. Students are encouraged to use College Union Rooms 4 and 6 for small study groups or informal gatherings.

Community Outreach and Education

Community Outreach and Education offers a variety of non-credit education classes including adult basic education, English as a second language, HSE (High School Equivalency prep, College for Kids (grades 1 through 8), ACT prep workshops and a variety of personal and professional enrichment classes. 

www.occc.edu/coe • (405) 686-OCCC (6222)

Adult Basic Education and HSE Prep/English as a Second Language

The Adult Learning Center provides free High School Equivalency Prep (HSE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to community members throughout the Oklahoma City Metro Area. Classes meet twice a week for six hours. Morning and evening classes are available. Students must be at least 16 years old and attend a new student orientation prior to enrollment.

College for Kids/ACT® Prep/Scouts

College for Kids is a summer early college awareness program for children in grades first through eighth. Subject groups include music, drama, science, math, language, arts and crafts, reading, and writing.

ACT® test preparation workshops review terminology, concepts and test-taking tips.

Scouts can earn a variety of Merit Badges on campus. Classes are also available for Webelo Scouts. Contact Kristi Carlucci at kristi.l.carlucci@occc.edu for more info.

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center (CHC) is one of the few bilingual centers in the State of Oklahoma. It opened in the fall of 2000 with a mission to provide access to adult education through computers and technology for all individuals living within the Capitol Hill area. The CHC offers a variety of non-credit adult education classes including Bilingual classes (English-Spanish), ESL (English as a second language), HSE (High School Equivalency) prep, ServSafe Food Manager certification and a variety of personal and professional enrichment classes such as basic and intermediate computer courses and job readiness classes. Instruction is offered in Spanish and English. The CHC also hosts credit classes. Please check the OCCC Class Schedule for additional information. The CHC is located at 325 SW 25th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

www.occc.edu/capitolhill (405) 272-5140

Community Services

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center

Oklahoma City Community College Capitol Hill Center (CHC) is one of the few bilingual centers in the State of Oklahoma. It opened in the fall of 2000 with a mission to provide access to education through computers and technology for all individuals living within the Capitol Hill area. The CHC offers a variety of non-credit education classes including adult basic education, English as a second language, HSE (High School Equivalency) prep, College for Kids (grades 5 through 8), ACT prep workshops and a variety of personal enrichment classes such as basic and intermediate computer applications and job readiness. Instruction is offered in Spanish and English with some classes in Korean. The CHC also offers credit classes. Please check the OCCC Class Schedule for additional information. The CHC is located at 325 SW 25th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

www.occc.edu/capitolhill/ • (405) 272-5140

Cultural Programs

The Department of Cultural Programs aims to enrich the lives of students, staff, and the south Oklahoma City community through cultural arts and arts education activities. The Department’s primary functions include: administration, scheduling, and rentals of OCCC’s two theater venues; booking and promotion of touring attractions; and the administration and scheduling of art shows and exhibits showcased in the Inasmuch Foundation Gallery.

Touring Attractions (Performing Arts Series) OCCC offers educational and entertaining concerts by professional touring performing artists each academic year. Performances are ticketed events, open to the public, and are also sold as a subscription. To see the current lineup, visit www.occc.edu/pas. For the latest information, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/VPACOCCC

Inasmuch Foundation Gallery - The Inasmuch Foundation Gallery features temporary exhibitions that change approximately five times each year. End of semester exhibitions feature the work of OCCC students. The remaining exhibits showcase works produced by community arts organizations, local artists, and touring exhibits. Admission is free. The Inasmuch Foundation Gallery is located inside the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Visit www.occc.edu/cp/currentgallery.html

Theater Rentals - OCCC Cultural Programs oversees the rentals of two theatrical venues (The Bruce Owen Theater and the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater), and the lobby of the VPAC Theater, known as the Sarkeys Atrium. The Bruce Owen Theater is housed inside the College’s main building and is a small, intimate proscenium theater that seats 285. The Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater is a large state-of-the-art proscenium theater that seats 1,049. The Sarkeys Atrium has a warming kitchen and is available for special events when the theater is not in use.

Student Tickets - A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to current students for many special events taking place in the OCCC Theaters. Most eligible events allow two complimentary tickets per student I.D. Student tickets must be reserved in advance with an @my.occc.edu email address, using the online form located at https://occc-deazd.formstack.com/forms/strs. With a valid Student ID and based on availability, tickets may also be secured 30 minutes before each event from the Theater Ticket Office located inside the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

(405) 682-7576

Counseling Services

Student Accessibility and Support houses licensed mental health counselors who offer short-term individual and group counseling and referrals to community agencies and resources. OCCC recognizes that a student’s academic success depends on their personal development and emotional health. Counselors provide a supportive environment to foster the intellectual, emotional, and personal development of students.

If you have any questions, regarding counseling services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Student Accessibility and Support at (405) 682-7520.

www.occc.edu/support/Counseling.html • (405) 682-7520

Degree Check/Audit

Program evaluations (degree checks), ability to review progress if a major change is made, course selection and registration are available to students through the student portal.

Disability Services

Accommodations are available to students with disabilities as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008, if that disability substantially impairs the student’s ability to participate in educational programs and activities. For additional information, contact or visit Student Accessibility and Support located on the first floor of the main building near SEM Entry 3, or visit our web site. For an accommodation grievance procedure contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at (405) 682-7520 or visit http://www.occc.edu/support/disability/index.html

www.occc.edu/support/ • (405) 682-7520

Display and Distribution of Information

Title: Administrative Procedure No. 5005

Internal organizations of the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and external organizations or individuals may distribute and display informational literature, materials, or banners on campus with the approval of the Director of Student Life or the designated administrator in the Office of Student Life. Contact the Director of Student Life or the designated administrator in the Office of Student Life, and provide copies of materials or other pertinent information to seek written approval to display or distribute information. The Office of Student Life will designate which areas will be set-aside for display and distribution of information.

By serving as a Representative of an internal organization of OCCC or external organization for the display and distribution of information, the Representative(s) acknowledges and agrees to the following:

Tabling and Bulletin Boards

  1. The Representative(s) of external organizations may not engage in commercial activities to solicit funds on campus.
  2. The Representative(s) must provide proof of the written approval to display and distribute information if asked to do so by an OCCC official.
  3. The Representative(s) must display or distribute information in English or have an accompanying English translation.
  4. The Representative(s) may only display and distribute information at a table. All Representatives must be present at the table at all times, may not verbally or physically approach others with the information, and must remain behind the table at all times.
  5. The Representative(s) must follow all OCCC policies.
  6. The Representative(s) must request permission through the Office of Student Life at least 14 days prior to information being displayed and distributed.
  7. The Representative(s) will be granted approval to display and distribute information no more than five days per month, for no more than five consecutive days.
  8. The Representative(s) will be granted approval through the Office of Student Life for display of banners for no more than 30 days per year.
  9. The Representative(s) must display all information on bulletin boards themselves.
  10. The  Representative(s) must remove all information immediately following the distribution and display period.
  11. The Office of Student Life has established bulletin boards for the use of individual students, student organizations, and outside organizations or individuals. See Administrative Procedure No. 5006 for more details.

Title: Administrative Procedure No. 5006

The Office of Student Life has maps available showing the locations of all bulletin boards on campus. Bulletin boards are available for use by internal and external organizations.

Bulletin boards labeled for the purpose of campus events and activities are used for posting of information regarding internal events and announcements. Permission to post information on these boards, located throughout the campus, must be given by the Director of Student Life or designee. Contact the Office of Student Life for permission and locations of these bulletin boards.

Bulletin boards labeled for general public use are available throughout campus. Items posted on these bulletin boards will be removed after the date of an advertised event or within approximately one month. Contact the Office of Student Life for the locations of these bulletin boards.

Bulletin boards are located throughout campus outside of individual offices and departments. Please check with appropriate department personnel for permission to display information on these bulletin boards within the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) campus.

Items posted on campus bulletin boards that are found to be in violation of local, state or federal laws or in violation of OCCC policies may be removed immediately.

Drug Education

Drug information and referral services are provided through Student Accessibility and Support. New and returning students may pick up a pamphlet containing the following information in Recruitment and Admissions or in Student Accessibility and Support. The information is also available online at www.occc.edu/support/drugtreatment.html

  • Standards of conduct that prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus or at campus activities (provided in detail in the Student Handbook).
  • Description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, and federal law for unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
  • Description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
  • Description of drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs available to students in the area.

Information, counseling and referrals to community programs and services are also available. For further information, contact Student Accessibility and Support at (405) 682-7520.

Early College Awareness

Concurrent Enrollment

High school students who wish to concurrently enroll can receive assistance with the paperwork and process through the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. On-site concurrent enrollment at the high schools is coordinated from the Office of Early College Awareness as well. For more information call (405) 682-7580 or email admissions@occc.edu

Pathways Middle College

Santa Fe South Pathways Middle College on the Oklahoma City Community College campus is an innovative alternative to traditional public schools and the result of a partnership between Oklahoma City Community College and Santa Fe South Charter Schools. This program, the only one of its kind in Oklahoma, is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an Associate degree or up to two years of college credit, by taking a mixture of high school and college classes. Opportunities are provided for students to participate in many College activities and programs. For more information, contact (405) 682-1611, extension 7840.

Educational and Career Planning

Individuals who need assistance selecting a college program/major or setting a career goal, can get help in the Office of Student Success Advising. Career assistance is available for students who are just beginning the college experience, as well as those who are experiencing uncertainty after selecting a program/major. For more information, contact the Office of Student Success Advising at www.occc.edu/acs or call (405) 682-7535.

Career Development and Planning consists of guided use of a career interest inventory and follow-up individualized meetings with an Academic Advisor, reviewing and discussing interest results. Discussion may include related majors to careers, steps to continue exploration, and/or referral to other OCCC departments for additional information and services.

Graduation and Transfer Information Through Records and Graduation Services

The Office of Admissions, Records, and Graduation Services provides assistance to students in degree completion and future planning. Students can find more information at www.occc.edu/get/ or calling (405) 682-7512.

Graduation Services

Students may visit Records and Graduation Services to apply for graduation, request a degree check, and receive information about graduation events such as commencement or Graduation Fairs.

Health Services

The college provides health information about health issues and access to health providers in the Student Accessibility and Support office. Resources include information about specific student health insurance companies. For more information, contact (405) 682-7520 or visit the website at www.occc.edu/support/health.html

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) performs international student recruitment and admissions, provides international student success advising, assists international students with immigration needs and oversees the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) reporting compliance.

ISS engages in international recruitment, processes international applications, issues SEVIS I-20 documents (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status), provides immigration counseling and assists international students in filing for Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and reinstatement with USCIS. Furthermore, ISS performs all international student academic advising, degree planning, enrollment, and ultimately transfer to four-year institutions.

The main objectives are to create a welcoming and supportive environment for international students to help them achieve their academic goals while also ensuring that both students and the College comply with federal immigration regulations. Through these efforts, ISS supports the institutional goals of increasing student enrollment and retention while celebrating diversity. For International Student Services, please visit: https://www.occc.edu/international/index.html

Keith Leftwich Memorial Library

Located on the first two floors within the clock tower building, the Library is accessible to Oklahoma City Community College students, staff, faculty and members of the community.

Printers, scanners, and copy machines are available on the 1st floor of the library, as well as 60+ computers. Login is required for computer use.  Students, faculty, and staff must use their OCCC user name and password.

Thousands of journals, magazine and newspaper are available through the Library website: www.occc.edu/library.  Also available are books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, maps, streaming film and video and many more electronic resources.  Online instructional tutorials are also available in the Help section of the website. To check out materials faculty, staff and students use their physical or digital OCCC ID cards.

The 2nd floor is a designated quiet study area and is also the location of small-group study rooms and individual study cubbiesm, all of which are reservable online ro by walk-up if not already reserved.  The campus medication Room is also located on the 2nd floor of the library. 

Circulation Services

  • The reserve collection provides access to some textbooks for in-library use.
  • The checkout period for books is two weeks with up to two renewals, if the item is not on hold. Renewals may be made by phone, in person, or online through the library webpage.
  • Laptops and hotpots are available for check out to currently enrolled OCCC students. Inventory is limited.
  • OCCC students, staff, and faculty are provided a $20 printing credit for use of the library printers. Both black and white and color printing is available.
  • Faculty, staff and students may use libraries at other Oklahoma higher education institutions through the OK-Share program. Obtain an OK-Share card at the OCCC Library Circulation Desk. 
  • All library policies and details on services are available on the library website: www.occc.edu/library.

For more information please visit the Circulation Desk or call x7564.

Information/Reference Services

  • Use the Library Catalog to search for books, ebooks, and other materials.
  • Electronic resources include journal, magazine, an newspaper databases, streaming film and video, image collections, and other reserach platforms. 
  • Online tutorials, Library Research Help and other help guides are available and tailored to OCCC resources and courses at OCCC. 
  • Off-campus access to online resources is available to OCCC students, staff, and faculty by using their OCCC username and password.
  • Many books and articles not available through the OCCC Library can be requested through Interlibrary loan (ILL) and borrowed by another library. 
  • Professional librarians are available to instruct students on research skills and information literacy.
  • Librarians are available in person, over the phone, via chat, or through the Email-A-Librarian feature on the library webpage.

 

Lactation Room Guidelines

In support of students and employees who are nursing mothers, College Union Room 5 and Health Professions Room 148(A) offer secure and private places for lactating mothers.

  1. These rooms are provided so that nursing mothers may have a comfortable and private place to express breast milk.  Please do not use these rooms for any other purpose. Failure to comply with this rule can lead to a revocation of your access.
  2. Each space is not scheduled but is offered on a first-come, first served basis.  The door can only be locked from the inside. Do not knock on or unlock the door when the sign reads Occupied
  3. Please clean up after yourself and leave the rooms as clean as you found them. Violators may lose their access to these spaces.
  4. Do not leave any items in the room. The college is not responsible for materials you leave behind intentionally or by accident.
  5. Other individuals and acquaintances are not permitted to be in the room with you.
  6. If you notice that any of the supplies are running low, please send an e-mail to sss@occc.edu so that replacements can be secured before items run out.

Learning Labs and Centers

Several learning labs and centers are available for use. Students must present their current student I.D. card to use the labs and centers. Some of the labs/centers require students to be enrolled in certain courses for use. 

Absolute Lab - 2E4 (A) in Arts and Humanities Center

Absolute is the literary and artistic journal of Oklahoma City Community College. Absolute has been published by the Division of Arts and Humanities annually since 1972. The journal includes a variety of styles, including essays, fiction, poetry, photography, and art.

Student editors seek works of short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art. No payment is offered. Contributors are invited to the April sessions for writers and artists. https://www.occc.edu/aeh/absolute.html

Accounting Lab - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7286, Room 322 in Library

The Accounting Lab provides students enrolled in Accounting courses at the college with free services intended to assist them in their study of basic Accounting. www.occc.edu/bit/accountinglab.html

Art Labs - 106 and 107 in Visual and Performing Arts Center

VPAC 106 is a well-furnished lab for all Drawing and Painting courses. Foundations I: 2D Design and Color, and Foundations II: 3D Design are taught in VPAC 107. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Biological Sciences Center - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7269

The Biological Sciences Center is an interdisciplinary area designed to accommodate the independent study needs of students in the biological sciences. Free tutoring is available and appointments are required for lab exercises. www.occc.edu/sem/biologylab.html

Broadcasting Lab - 1F1 in Arts and Humanities Center

The Broadcast News Lab is the central hub of the Journalism, Broadcast and Public Relations programs. The lab provides all equipment and software needed for the programs’ video and audio production courses as well as the programs’ public relations and news writing and photojournalism courses. http://www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Business Lab - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7286

The Business Lab, located in Room 322 of the Library, provides students enrolled in Business courses at the college with free services intended to assist them in their study of a variety of our Business classes. Lab attendants are available during these hours. Tutoring will be available through your course faculty. www.occc.edu/bit/business-lab.html

Ceramics/Mosaics Lab - 101 in Visual and Performing Arts Center

The Ceramics/ Mosaics lab offers students enrolled in either Ceramics or Mosaics to use the lab outside of regularly scheduled classes to complete their projects. There will be a lab tech available to answer questions and problem solve with the students. The lab tech will also oversee access to lockers. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Child Development Workroom - 1H3 in Social Sciences Center

The Child Development Workroom is located in SSC 1H3, and may be accessed via SSC Entry 1 or Entry 2. The Child Development Workroom is for Child Development Academic Programs.

This workroom offers Child Development students the equipment to complete projects including Ellison die cuts, paper cutters, computers and a printer and supplies too numerous to enumerate. Some equipment may be checked-out for observation/laboratory/fieldwork use only from Social Sciences Division office staff. To access the workroom, visit with Social Sciences Division office staff located across the hall in SSC 1H4, 7:30-5:45 Monday-Thursday and 7:30-5:00 Fridays. Monday -Thursday evening access may be obtained by prior arrangement via the professor. http://www.occc.edu/socialscience/workroom.html

Digital Media Lab - 1C1 and 1C2 in Arts and Humanities Center

The DMD computer labs provide the students access to MacIntosh computers and software for students enrolled in the DMD program to complete their projects and assignments. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Editing Lab - 108 in Visual and Performing Arts Center

The Editing lab provides DCP students access to computers with Avid Media Composer and Protools to complete required class projects. Lab assistance is given during posted hours. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Engineering Lab - 1T1 in Science, Engineering and Math Center

The Engineering Lab is an interdisciplinary area designed to accommodate the independent study needs of students in the engineering classes. Within the Engineering Lab we have a Group Lab, Materials Lab, outdoor instructional area, Classroom 1R1, and a common study area. The study area provides computer access, whiteboards, free tutoring, and a convenient setting for students to work on projects or in groups. www.occc.edu/sem/engineeringlab.html

Math Lab - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7291

The Math lab is available for students who need help with any math course or solving mathematical problems. Computerized tutorials are also available for your use. www.occc.edu/sem/mathlab.html

Music Lab and Music Library - 147 and 160 in Visual and Performing Arts Center

The music lab offers OCCC music students an opportunity to hone their skills in music technology. Each of the twelve iMac stations features a recording interface, piano keyboard, and a suite of music software. Practice rooms, in the music hallway, are also available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Newswriting Lab, Pioneer - 1F2 in Arts and Humanities Center

The Pioneer is a student publication of Oklahoma City Community College through the Division of Arts, English, and Humanities. It is published throughout the fall, spring, and summer terms. http://pioneer.occc.edu/

Nursing Campus Clinical Laboratories - Health Professions

The Simulation and Nursing Campus Laboratories at Oklahoma City Community College provide a rich hands-on learning environment for the Nursing Program students. www.occc.edu/nccl/

Photography Lab - 113 in Visual and Performing Arts Center

The DMD Photo Lab provides students access to MacIntosh computers, software, and lighting equipment for students enrolled in the DMD Photography program to complete projects and assignments. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Physical Sciences Center - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7711, 1C2 in Science, Engineering and Math Center

Students in such courses as Chemistry and Physics are provided opportunities to view lab videos and complete lab activities. Free tutoring services are also available, see posted schedule. www.occc.edu/sem/physicallab.html

Soundstage and Equipment Room - 136 and 114 in Visual and Performing Arts Center

Equipment room and Soundstage provide DCP students with cutting edge equipment and facilities for use on their student projects to include Camera, Lighting, Grip, and Sound equipment. Equipment room and soundstage are only available during posted hours. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Speech Lab - 1D4 in Arts and Humanities Center

The Speech Lab at Oklahoma City Community College offers students the opportunity to practice and record their speeches and view them immediately or take them home on a USB drive to critique themselves and make improvements to their public speaking for classes such as Introduction to Public Speaking. www.occc.edu/aeh/labs.html

Student Computer Center - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7397

The OCCC Student Computer Center, which can be found on the 3rd floor of the library, gives access to current students, to work on assignments with the latest software available for their classes. www.occc.edu/bit/scc.html

Testing and Assessment Center - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7321

The Testing Center and Assessment at Oklahoma City Community College supports the student-centered mission of the college by providing a professional, safe, inclusive, and minimal distraction testing environment for test takers. www.occc.edu/testing/

Virtual Learning Center - (405) 682-7838

The Virtual Learning Center (VLC) is an OCCC resource that provides support to students as they learn. This resource has many online components but we also have some on-campus resources as well. www.occc.edu/online/

World Languages and Cultures Center - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7560

The World Languages and Cultures Center employs an array of resources and technologies in order to support students who are learning foreign languages and exploring cultures. Our state of the art resource center is equipped with Rosetta Stone in eleven languages, satellite television in eight languages, and over 150 foreign films. Students may choose to learn another language individually, in a group, or with help from tutors. In addition, lab visitors can practice language skills and enrich their global awareness by participating in language and culture events sponsored by the lab. www.occc.edu/world/index.html

Writing Center - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7379

The Writing Center is available for students needing help with basic reading and writing skills and essay construction. http://www.occc.edu/writingcenter/

Learning Support

Student Success Advisors work with students seeking more individualized assistance to identify resources and strategies to improve course-specific or general academic success skills. The types of skills that might be addressed include time management, study habits, self-care for academic success, navigating OCCC technologies, identifying appropriate internal and external academic resources, and establishing a balance between school and work.

The Student Success Advisors also respond to flags in the Starfish Early Alert System. This system allows faculty to express concerns about student performance in their classes. If a professor expresses a concern, a student will receive an automated email explaining why the alert was raised and steps that can be taken to address the concern. In addition, a Student Success Advisor will reach out to the student through a phone call and/or email to offer assistance.  This program is in place to give faculty and Student Success Advisors an opportunity to help students identify potential barriers to success, and to explore strategies and resources to overcome them.

For more information, contact Student Success Advising at (405) 682-7535 or by visiting www.occc.edu/advising

New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO is an online program designed to on-board all new, first time registered students attending OCCC. NSO provides students with an introduction to educational resources and encourages student success. Student Success Advisors will register for NSO prior to beginning classes their first semester. To register for an NSO please go to http://www.occc.edu/nso/registration.html

Recreation and Fitness

The goal of Recreation and Fitness is to provide access to recreation and fitness programs that will aid in the development of healthy lifestyles.

Recreation and Fitness provides non-credit wellness and fitness programs to students, staff, faculty and the community. Enjoy variety, flexibility, and fun in the Group Exercise classes. These classes are designed to provide a balanced workout regime by providing a mixture of cardio, strength and flex workouts. The cardio and weight rooms are currently equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, steppers and stationary bikes. The fitness center also includes a Smith Machine and Power-Lift free weight stations, strength-circuit machines and a full set of dumbbells and a functional training unit that is handicap accessible, which includes ten attachments with 18 different exercise options. An air-conditioned two-court gymnasium is available for OCCC students, faculty, staff and the community to use during designated times. Open recreational times are available for students with current I.D. at no additional charge including use of the gymnasium and weight room. Community members including families of students may access facilities with the purchase of a day pass or membership. Contact the Recreation office at (405) 682-1611, Ext. 7310.

www.occc.edu/rf/

Single Parent Academic Resources Collaborative (SPARC)

Through a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma, the Single Parent Academic Resources Collaborative (SPARC) Program supports single parents realizing their educational dream. Parents who participate in the SPARC Program are empowered through information for available resources that provide emotional and educational support as they balance school, work and family schedules. Previously known as the SMART Program, the SPARC program is now incorporated in the Student Accessibility and Support Office and housed on the main campus, but also available to visit other OCCC locations as needed. If you have any questions about SPARC, please contact Student Accessibility and Support at (405) 682-7520.

www.occc.edu/sparc/ • (405) 682-7561

Student Assistance Programs

Food Pantry

OCCC students can visit the pantry once a week to select food for themselves and their family. Students must show a current OCCC student ID. Quantity of food will depend on current guidelines and family size.

For more information call 682-7860

Tuesday: 10 am-2 pm
Wednesday: 10 am-2 pm
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM) Building, Room 1N1

Hours of operation may change based on student demand.

Clothes Closet

OCCC has taken one more step in helping students by opening the OCCC Clothing Closet. The endeavor, which is in partnership with the Sharing Tree, serves as a complement to the OCCC Student Food Pantry. OCCC students can visit the Clothes Closet once a week. Students must show a current OCCC student ID.

Sharing Tree

Clothes Closet Hours

MONDAY: 10 am-2 pm
THURSDAY: 10 am-2 pm

Hours of operation may change based on student demand.

OCCC Clothes Closet is located in Social Science in room 1H12

WCD WIC Program

Located at the OCCC Family and Community Education Center, 6500 South Land Avenue, WIC provides healthy foods and nutritional education to women and children. Call 682-1611 x 7690 or more information.

www.wcdwic.org

Student Clubs and Organizations

Participation in student clubs and organizations provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to get acquainted with faculty, staff and students; as well as make connections to the campus community. Clubs and organizations allow students to form connections with professionals in their field of study, experience new opportunities and develop important leadership and planning skills. A list of currently active clubs and organizations, along with information on how to get involved, can be found in the Office of Student Life or on our student engagement platform, Presence (https://occc.presence.io/organizations). Student Life is located on the first floor in the Main Building next to the Bursar.

studentlife@occc.edu

(405) 682-7523

Students Connecting With Mentors for Success (SCMS)

The purpose of the SCMS program is to improve the academic achievement, retention, and graduation rates of our students, with the goal of preparing them to transfer to a four-year university or successfully enter the workforce. We achieve this by providing professionals from the community who serve as mentors and provide one-on-one supportive relationships to our students. Mentors offer advice, insight, and guidance to mentees regarding academic and professional pursuits and general life matters. The SCMS program is currently for any interested full- or part-time student who is in an academic program that results in an associate degree or certificate of mastery.

www.occc.edu/scms  - (405) 682-1611, ext. 7652

Student Engagement Platform

Welcome to our student engagement platform called Presence. Presence is a one stop shop for students to get involved on campus through campus wide events, clubs/organizations, and other departments on campus. Be sure to check out all of the different resources and ways to get involved. You can access Presence here (occc.presence.io). Contact the Office of Student Life for any questions.

studenlife@occc.edu

405-682-7523

Student Publications

The College publishes several student publications. These include a college newspaper, The Pioneer, available bi-weekly at various locations around campus; a literary magazine entitled Absolute, for sale at the Bookstore; the Activities Calendar, available from the Office of Student Life or via the Student Life homepage; and the Student Handbook, available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Success in College and Life Course

Students will be introduced to some of the best practices for success in college and life. General topics include: Making Connections; Time Management; Major and Career Exploration; Setting Educational, Financial, and Personal Goals; as well as other topics. It is a required course to be taken during the student’s first semester at OCCC.

TRIO Programs

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that serves students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or have a disability. This comprehensive program is designed to promote student success and improve academic performance with the goal of graduating from OCCC and transferring to four-year institution.

SSS provides participants with academic and support services in a friendly environment that seeks to ensure their retention, successful transfer to another college or university, and completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Services include:

Advising: class enrollment, degree planning, major/career exploration, midterm grade checks
Coaching: study skills, time management, organization, how to reach out to your professors
Financial Aid Support:  FAFSA completion, appeals, scholarships
Transfer Support: campus visits, transfer application fee waivers, application assistance
Resources & Referrals: online tutoring (TutorMe), Moodle classroom, disability services, counseling services
Social & Cultural Activities:  student lab/lounge, museums, performances, volunteer activities

ALL TRIO services are provided at no charge to eligible students. Applications are accepted year-round however admittance is based on eligibility requirements and space available at time of application.

For more information or to apply visit https://www.occc.edu/trio/sss/ or call (405) 682-7865.

TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to encourage and support students grades 9 through 12 in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound currently serves students attending U.S. Grant High School, Capitol Hill High School, Southeast High School, Pathways Middle College, Moore High School, Southmoore High School, Santa Fe South High School and Westmoore High School. Upward Bound provides students with academic and support services through personal, financial aid, and career counseling and academic tutoring in a year-round program. Participants may earn a stipend for participation in all monthly activities. Each summer, Upward Bound students attend a six-week mini-college held at Oklahoma City Community College.

All TRIO Upward Bound services are provided at no cost to eligible students. For more information or to find out if you are eligible to receive services, call or stop by the office located on the second floor in the Main Building 2N4.

https://www.occc.edu/trio/upwardbound/ • (405) 682-7865

Guidance for Realizing Individual Transformation (GRIT)

GRIT is a federally-funded TRIO Educational Opportunity Center program designed to assist adults seeking to enter or re-enter post-secondary education. The program works with adults 19 and older who may be either first-generation college students, low-income, or veterans. GRIT serves Grady, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, and parts of Oklahoma County to meet the educational needs of adult populations. GRIT staff are dedicated to providing all resources, expertise, and efforts available to assist adult participants into GED/HSE certifications, career technical school admissions, or college and university.

 

GRIT services include:

• Career Exploration

• Academic Coaching

• GED/HSE Referrals

• Trades/Vocational Program Assistance

• College Admissions Application Assistance (2 and 4 years schools)

• FAFSA Completion Assistance

• Financial Literacy Skill Development

• ACT Prep Courses

• College Visits

 

www.occc.edu/grit  ||  405.682.7865

Veterans Services

Oklahoma City Community College Veteran Services Office is the primary point of contact to assist veteran, service members, and their family members with enrollment certification and referral to other available services.

Oklahoma City Community College’s degree programs are approved for payment of benefits by the Veteran’s Administration. Apply for veteran education benefits online at: www.va.gov. Assistance in completing the education benefits application and certification of enrollment for VA benefits is available in the Veteran Services Office. In addition, special advising and referral services are available to individuals receiving veteran benefits.

Payment of VA Educational Benefits is made by the VA directly to the student once the College OCCC Veteran Services Office certifies the enrollment and number of credit hours. Payments are normally made on a monthly basis and prorated based on start and end dates of the term. Students must be actively pursuing a degree program and begin attendance in the courses for which benefits are certified each semester.

Veterans Education Benefits

Applications for Veteran Education Benefits are available online at: www.va.gov  Assistance with the application is available at the OCCC Veteran Services Office.

Veterans are also encouraged to complete a FAFSA application to determine if they may be eligible for federal or state financial aid at: FAFSA.gov

For more information on GI Bill® Benefits, to include eligibility criteria, and pay charts please visit: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Reporting to OCCC Veteran Services Office

If you are claiming Veteran’s Education Benefits for the first time, OCCC Veterans Services will need a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter (COE), a copy of all OFFICIAL transcripts from any previously attended colleges, regardless if benefits were used. This includes your military transcript available through https://jst.doded.mil/jst/ or airuniversity.af.edu/barnes/ccaf

If you are claiming benefits through the Veteran Readiness and Employment program, OCCC Veteran Services will need a PO from your Veteran Readiness and Employment Counselor.

You must notify the OCCC Veteran Services of the following:

  • Adds
  • Drops
  • Total withdrawals
  • Canceled courses
  • Degree changes
  • Non-attendance

Late Finance Charges

OCCC will not access late/finance charges if the following requirements are met.

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) submitted to OCCC Veteran services before the first day of classes. In this case, a hold will be placed on the student’s account; late/finance charges will not be accessed.
  • If a student does not comply with this requirement, the student could be accessed late/finance charges.

Failure to notify the OCCC Veteran Services of changes could result in a delay of your payments from the VA or an overpayment, which will cause you to have a debt with VA. There is also potential for debt with OCCC for proration of tuition payments.

If you are claiming benefits as a dependent, OCCC Veterans Services will need a copy of your letter of eligibility, including the eligible veteran’s VA claim number/social security number, and all OFFICIAL transcripts from any previously attended colleges.

Assigned Student Success Advisors are available for course review each semester. OCCC Veteran Services will need you to complete a Certification Request Form. These forms are available in the Veteran Services Office. Courses must be approved through OCCC Veteran Services before a certification is sent to the VA Regional Office. Veterans are assigned to a Student Success Advisor specializing in Veteran Students while pursuing their degree with Oklahoma City Community College. To schedule an appointment with a Student Success Advisor contact the Office of Student Success Advising. 

For additional information on Veteran Services, contact the Veteran’s Certification Office at (405) 682-7694 or 7695, or visit our web page at http://www.occc.edu/veterans/.