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Frequently Asked Questions


What are Community Education Classes?

Community Education classes complement the academic curriculum by offering short-term, fee-based classes that are not-for-college credit. Community Education classes for children and adults are developed and offered in response to community, business, and educational needs as identified by feedback from participants, enrollment history, popularity of similar programs offered elsewhere, and current trends.

Orange Coast College Community Education classes are not equivalent to credit classes and cannot be used to meet prerequisites at Orange Coast College in the credit programs.


Where are classes held?

Unless otherwise indicated on the class information or in the class brochure, all classes are held on the Orange Coast College campus.

Click on this link to access the college map.


How do I register for Community Education classes?


To register online, please follow the steps below for individual and families registering as households. Log on to to get started.

For individual registration click on sign in and create a new student profile (using the student’s name), complete the form and submit.

For households with multiple children, you will need to create a household profile. Click on sign in, then create a student profile and create a household profile, complete the form and submit.


After you have created either your individual or household profile, click on Courses & Registration on the left menu and start shopping.


Classes may fill up quickly or cancel early due to low enrollment.




Go to the Orange Coast College Bursar’s Office at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626. The Bursar’s Office accepts cash, check, money order, and credit card. There office hours are listed below. 



(714) 432-5880 ext. 1

Phone registratants must pay using either Visa, Mastercard or Discover.



Complete a registration form​.  Use one registration form per person.

Return the registration form with the required Visa, Mastercard or Discover information OR your check or money order to:


Orange Coast College Community Education

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Why do I need to create a profile?

Creating a profile will provide you with your own personal, password-protected account. Having an account will allow you to register online and track your course selections. Click on “sign in” on the menu bar to the left and follow the prompts. Items in blue are required information. Please choose a login that you will remember easily. The demographic information is optional, and is used by Community Education strictly for planning and statistical purposes. You will receive a copy of your profile via email.


What are your office hours?

By phone:

​​Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Bursar’s Office Walk-in hours:

Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday – 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


What is your refund policy?

Refund requests for classes/workshops must be made at least three (3) full business days prior to the start date and MUST be done in person or by calling our office at (714) 432-5880 ext 1. All requests will be charged a $15 cancellation fee per person/per class. Refunds will NOT be granted if you cancel less than three (3) business days prior to the start date. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment or class cancellation, a refund will be issued within 6 weeks. Insufficient funds/returned checks are subject to a $25 service charge per check.


Refunds are not available after the class begins or for excursions, special events, one-day workshops and no-shows.

Can I register on the first day of class?

Yes, if space is available. We encourage you to register early as many classes fill prior to the class date. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled prior to the first day of class. Please Note: Instructors are not permitted to accept cash at the door for any classes, so you must go first to the OCC Bursar’s Office to register for the class if on the same day.


What about parking?

Weekday parking is by permit only in all lots. Meters are available for 50 cents for 1 hour or you can buy a daily parking permit at the yellow ticket dispensers for $3.00. The yellow ticket dispensers are located in  Lot E off of Merrimac, at the entrance of the campus off of Fairview and Arlington, and at the north end of the Adams parking lot. You may also purchase a semester parking permit at the Bursar’s Office for $35 or a Summer parking permit for $15.

Weekends- Parking is FREE on weekends and after 5pm on Fridays.

Will I get a Confirmation Letter?

If you register on our online registration system you will receive an automatic email confirmation. If you register any other way, we cannot guarantee you will receive a confirmation letter in a timely manner but we expect you to attend class. For those mailing in their registration, if you send a self-addressed envelope along with your registration form we will be happy to mail you a confirmation letter. If you register over the phone with a credit card, you will receive an immediate verbal confirmation.

Be sure to mark your calendar with date, time and location of your classes so you don’t forget!

*We encourage everyone to register online at to ensure accurate registration and confirmation is received.


Why do class schedule changes occur?

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of our schedule of classes. However, the schedule is prepared months in advance and changes inevitably occur. Classes, programs, dates, times, locations and instructors are subject to change without notice. The college reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of its rules, regulations, policies or procedures consistent with applicable laws.

Do you have a website privacy statement?

Yes, we do. Please see our privacy policy .