Oakland Community College

Oakland Community College

Oakland Community College, also known as OCC, was established on June 8, 1964 in Oakland County, Michigan. It is the largest community college of Michigan. OCC offers a Teaching Learning and Technology Center (TLTC). It serves as a resource for the staff to incorporate technology into classes. OCC has 7 campuses which are:

  • Auburn Hills Campus
  • Bee Administration Center
  • Highland Lakes Campus
  • Orchard Ridge Campus
  • Pontiac Center
  • Royal Oak Campus
  • Southfield Campus

The athletics teams of Oakland Community College are known as the Raiders. They participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). Basketball, cross-country, and golf are offered at OCC.

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Oakland Community College
2480 Opdyke Rd
Bloomfield Hills , MI 48304-2266
General Phone: (248) 341-2000

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Oakland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts902sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, library assistant
Business and Management254business management, accounting technology, accounting and management, entrepreneurship, international business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine233EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology145dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, ...
Law82legal assistant, court reporting
Security and Law Enforcement81corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, criminal science, fire-fighting
Therapy and Counseling70mental and social health services, massage therapy
Engineering Technician66architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, robotics tech, HVAC tech, computer hardware tech, mechanical drafting
Family and Social Work57adult development and aging, child care management
Computer Science and Engineering54information technology, computer programming, systems analyst, database administration, network management, computer security, webmastering, computer services management, computer support ...
Photography and Commercial Art35photography
Design33interior design, graphic design
Cooking and Culinary Arts27pastry, chef training
Medical Administration25health care administration, medical transcription, medical office assistant, clinical assistant
Mechanics and Repair22autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Landscaping and Horticulture13landscaping
Beauty and Cosmetology11cosmetology, salon management
Office and Administration10office management, office data entry
Production Trades8machinist, tool and die tech, welding, precision metal working
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6exercise science
Media5digital communications, radio and TV tech
Art Studies5art studies
Hospitality3hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Real Estate and Construction Management1construction management
Construction Trades1carpentry
Music1music theory and composition
Drama and Performing Arts1stagecraft
Fine Arts1ceramics

Number of programs and degrees for Oakland Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year10519
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12224
Associate's degree1,93267

Oakland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oakland Community College had a total enrollment of 24,532 students (25,731 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 15%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Oakland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 47 %

Oakland Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Oakland Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,121
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,351
Books and supplies $ 960

Financial Aid:
Oakland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 230300)

Oakland Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track118123

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year118$86,705123$84,011
All faculty totalacademic year118$86,705123$84,011

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oakland Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports167

Oakland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care and Support Services Management

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music Theory and Composition

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Precision Metal Working, Other
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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