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Study at Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College is also known as OCC. It was established in the year 1948, and is a community college providing two-year associate of art and science degrees, as well as lower-division classes transferable to other colleges and universities. The college offers education in the fields of accounting, business, child development, construction, photography and welding.

The athletic teams of OCC are known as the Pirates. Blue and orange are the official colors. Teams compete in soccer, tennis, water polo, cross-country, golf, swimming, track and field, volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Journalist Pham Xuan, actor David Denman, politician Ross Johnson, singer Habib Quderi, actor Patrick Warburton and fashion designer Paul Frank are among the notable alumni of Orange Coast college.

Profile of Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College is found in Costa Mesa, California. Costa Mesa is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Orange Coast College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Orange Coast College Selectivity

Orange Coast College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Orange Coast College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 24, 424 in 2007 at the school.

Orange Coast College Tuition and Affordability

Orange Coast College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Orange Coast College enhances student success by providing exemplary programs leading to associate degrees, transfer to other institutions of higher education, occupational certificates and continuous workforce improvement, as well as quality instruction in basic skills and English as a Second Language. Additionally, Orange Coast College is a partner in contributing to the economic vitality of the community and serving the community's diverse needs for lifelong learning. Administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to the development of students as individuals and as citizens of the world. We value close teaching and learning relationships, support services, and strong co-curricular programs that contribute to meaningful personal growth in our students and to their quest for knowledge. "

Orange Coast College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 215liberal arts and sciences, minority and gender studies, sociology, foreign language and literature, history, social services, speech and rhetoric, geography, . . .
Medical Support and Technology228radiographer, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, audiology and speech pathology, dental assistant, cardiovascular tech, electrocardiograph tech, health diagnostic professions, . . .
Science64biology, chemistry, physics, geology, biological and physical sciences
Design38interior design, fashion design
Cooking and Culinary Arts32culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Photography and Commercial Art24cinematography, commercial photography, commercial art, film studies, photography
Transportation23airline flight attendant, commercial pilot and flight crew
Construction Trades20construction, apparel and textile marketing, apparel and textiles, construction manager, masonry, electrician, carpentry, apparel and textile manufacture
Family and Social Work20child development, foodservice management, food and nutrition, family and consumer science, family studies
Production Trades15machinist, welding
Business and Management15international business, accounting, sales and marketing, merchandising and sales, retail, business, sales, business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12sports and fitness management, dietetic technician, health and physical Education
Landscaping and Horticulture8applied horticulture
Architecture and Planning7architectural tech
Music6music management, music
Engineering Technician5HVAC tech, mechanical drafting, drafting, electrical drafting, engineering technician
Media4advertising, digital communications, journalism, mass communication
Hospitality3hotel management, travel services
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer graphics, computer science, webmastering, database administration, web design, computer programming, computer networking
Drama and Performing Arts2theatre design, dance courses, dance, drama
office and Administration1administrative assistant, data entry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0EMT paramedic
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy, religion
Medicine0public health courses
Therapy and Counselling0psychology
Art Studies0art studies
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, early childhood special ed
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Mechanics and Repair0industrial electronics tech, aircraft powerplant tech, aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance, computer repair, communications install and repair, electrical installation and repair
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Contact: Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, California 92628-5005

General Phone: (714) 432-5072


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