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A Campaign Takes Flight

​"Houston, We Have a Lift ​Off​"

According to the Department of Education, the U.S. has fallen behind other countries in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), creating an urgent need for interactive science education at al levels.

​As a leader in science education for six decades, OCC's commitment to STEM has been strengthened with the completion of the College's $60 Million Allied Health, Biology, and Consumer Science complex. This investment ensures that OCC remains a leader in launching the dreams of the future scientists who transfer to four-year colleges and universities throughout​ the world.

​​​Orange Coast College has identified the need for a new planetarium to sere as a vital science center and an extension of the college's commitment to STEM curriculum. By engaging both K-12 students and college students, this one-of-a-kind venue will provide innovative learning experiences that engage, inspire, and illuminate students of all ages.