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​Academia at Orange Coast College translates to assisting students in the accomplishment of their career and life goals; moreover, it means contributing to the personal growth of students as individuals and citizens. Academics at OCC is about encouraging students to find where their passions lie, and inspiring a life-long desire for knowledge.
OCC offers experienced instructors with different teaching methods for different learners, as well as various lectures and labs that are often transferable to other institutions like Universities of California and California State Colleges and Universities. OCC offers online classes, honors classes, and more than 50 programs which lead to certificates of achievement and/or the Associate in Arts degree. The academic community at OCC is just one more way the college works to contribute to the lives of its students, in addition to society as a whole.