Welcome to the Associated Students of Orange Coast College Leadership Development and Governance Program.
We are the student governing body of Orange Coast College comprised of elected and appointed leaders along with numerous student staff members. The ASOCC has a rich history of service to Orange Coast College and the community. These efforts include the founding of the Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center, the Associated Students Bookstore, the Recycling Center, the Student Center, support of extra-curricular programs, and volunteer projects.
The program provides students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through coursework and hands-on experience. Students' creativity, motivation, and talent drive all ASOCC program events and activities.
The ASOCC experience reaches beyond the notion of just being "more involved" at one's college. Students participating in ASOCC make decisions affecting the campus through service on college-wide committees, plan and execute events and activities, work alongside administrators, faculty, staff and peers, and study the art of leadership through hands on experience.
Scholarship and student participation is the cornerstone of the ASOCC - so come and join in on the experience by joining the ASOCC Program, enrolling in the student leadership courses or visiting our office!
Please feel free to give me a call at (714) 432-5185, or stop by our office.
LEADERSHIP STUDIES COURSE OFFERINGS
Start your leadership experience now by enrolling in Leadership Studies courses.
Personal Leadership (3 units) Leadership Studies 180:
This is the introductory course for the Certificate of Completion in Leadership Studies. An introduction to the concepts and personal skills related to leadership on campus, in the community, and in business. The course progresses from a study of leadership traits and models to assessment and analysis of personal skills and attitudes. The course concludes with the development of individual student plans for leadership development.
Leadership in Action (3 units) Leadership Studies 200:
Explore advanced topics in leadership and apply them to personal lives, and careers in private or public sector organizations. Topics include the crisis in leadership, change and chaos theory, conflict resolution, power and influence, diversity and leadership and leading teams. Students develop and implement a plan to apply new skills and knowledge to an organization to which they belong.
Certificate of Completion in Leadership Studies:
Leadership Studies 180 - 3 units
Leadership Studies 200 - 3 units
Speech 100 - 3 units
Total: 9 units
* (All courses must be completed at Orange Coast College)
ASOCC Leadership Conference - Members of student government in the Leadership Development Program enjoy the privilege of attending a Leadership Development Symposium. Last year, over 70 student leaders attended with close to 20 members of OCC's faculty, staff and administration. Students learn in intensive workshops how to be an effective leader in the Twenty-First Century. The ASOCC Leadership Conference is held each fall.
The Fall 2014 conference will be held:
Friday, TBD, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kellogg West Conference Center, Cal Poly Pomona.
Students also have the opportunity to attend various leadership development conferences held throughout the state. Other experiences have included lobbying activities in Sacramento on behalf of student related legislation.