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Orange Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:  

Third party comments:

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at the its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The Comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

Third party comments form can be found at:

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 have specialty accreditations or external approval by recognized agencies:

Accreditation Liaison Officer:

Vice President, Instruction
Administration Building
Phone: (714) 432-5015

2017-Substantive Change: Online Education

2017 Substantive Change: Online Education
2017 Substantive Change: Online Education -Commission Letter

2016-Midterm Report

2016 Midterm Report 
2016 ACCJC Action Letter   

2015-Follow-up Report

2015 Follow-up Report

2012-Self Evaluation Report

2012 Self Evaluation Report

2013 Site Visit Report
2013 Commission Action Letter
2013 College Status Report on Student Learning Outcomes Implementation

2012 Substantive Change: Professional Mariner's Program