Orange Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 204, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U. S. Department of Education.
The college and its instructional programs are also approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and by the State Department of Education for training veterans. In addition, Orange Coast College offers programs which are accredited or approved by recognized accrediting agencies:
2012 Self Evaluation Report
2012 Substantive Change: Professional Mariner's Program
2012 Substantive Change Professional Mariner's Program: Commission Letter