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Engineering Academy



If you were waitlisted for UCI Engineering and received an email invitation to participate please click here to apply. *Deadline to apply is Friday May 14th, by 11:59pm. 



The Engineering Academy is accepting applications for UCI waitlisted first-time college students each Fall term. Join a group Engineering students with TAG transfer to UCI. The Engineering department will provide access to nine UC-transferable engineering courses created to align with the standard UCI course of study for engineering students. In addition, students who choose to enroll in this program will benefit from guaranteed class seating each semester, book and software stipend and many more benefits. 





Benefits of Joining the Engineering Academy


  • Complete courses for TAG admissions to UCI
  • Gauranteed seats in select STEM courses
  • STEM Peer Mentors 
  • Dedicated STEM counselors 
  • Faculty advisor
  • Promise Program elligible students will get free tuition and textbooks for two years!*
  • Access to academic advisement from a UCI Samueli School advisor
  • Invitation to all Samueli School of Engineering events
  • UCI Engineering tours
  • Notification of scholarships, internship, and research opportunities
  • Private Facebook group administered by UCI




Engineering at OCC provides: 

  • Dynamics 
  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Matlab and Others
    Hands On:
  • Rocket Lab course
  • Courses in Manufacturing Technology
  • Partnership with Nasa for internships
  • STEM club that works with robotics




Engineering Academy requirements: 

Upon submitting the application and being accepted into the Engineering Academy a counselor will review the following requirements/information with you during your first meeting.


  1. Apply to Orange Coast College (Online OCC Application)
  2. Complete the Matriculation Process (OCC Orientation and Counseling Appointment)
  3. Maintain a cumulative UC tranferrable GPA of at least 3.4
  4. Commit to fully participate in the UCI-OCC Engineering Academy full-time with 12 or more units for two to three years
  5. Meet with your STEM Counselor at least once per semester
  6. Fully participate in the UCI-OCC Engineering Academy by responding to all required email correspondence in a timely manner and engaging in any Academy events/activities





For More Information Contact:

The STEM Center at:

stem.center@occ.cccd.edu