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Why Choose OCC?

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Step 1 - Why Choose OCC
Transfer to a 4-year college/university: start your bachelor's degree

Orange Coast College offers several paths for transfer to California State Universities, University of California campuses, and private and independent universities and colleges. OCC is one of the top transfer community colleges in Orange County to the UCs, CSUs, and private universities. For more information, go to​: 

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees 

Orange Coast College awards the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in 84 program areas. OCC also offers 22 transferable degrees to the California State University system. Find out more below:

Career and Technical Education Certificate

If you are seeking a pathway that offers specialized training for the local workforce, seek to update your job skills, or change careers. OCC offers career and technical classes that lead to a certificate.

> Career and Certificate ​Information & Offerings
​> Career Services Support

Career Development or Lifelong Learning

Orange Coast College encourages all members of the community to engage in learning by taking college classes. It is not necessary to have a specific academic goal such as a college degree or certificate in order to benefit from taking credit or non-credit classes.

Need help deciding?

It's okay to be undecided about your major and educational goals. OCC Counseling Services are available to help students identify personal, career, and educational goals. 

​> Counseling Services