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Study at Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College is located in Onondaga County, New York. It is an accredited two-year educational institution and comprises of three campuses. The college was established in the year 1961 in Syracuse, New York. It is one of the 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York. The college offers degree courses and programs in business studies, arts, biology, electronic media communication, chemistry, library sciences, mathematics and nursing.

The athletics teams of OCC are called the Lazers. Its men s lacrosse team won the NJCAA national championship in 2006 and 2007. The college also has separate women s and men s basketball teams.

Profile of Onondaga Community College

The main campus of Onondaga Community College is in Syracuse, NY (a large suburb). The school is a public school. Onondaga Community College offers degrees up to the Associate s degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to media, music, photography and commercial art, family and social work, and security and law enforcement.

Onondaga Community College Selectivity

Onondaga Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Onondaga Community College are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, the school had 10,637 enrolled students.

Student Life

Onondaga Community College makes available a lot of student housing.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Onondaga Community College makes high quality educational programs and services accessible to our diverse citizenry, empowering individuals to explore and discover their inherent potential and to transform themselves to live, work and thrive in our global community. "

Onondaga Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts270humanities, liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement98criminal justice and administration, fire services administration, security and protective services
Business and Management89 business management, accounting technology, labor relations
Family and Social Work76community organization, child care management, social service professions
Media 46broadcast journalism, photo and film tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing
Engineering Technician43architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Photography and Commercial Art 40commercial art
Medical Support and Technology30surgical tech, respiratory care tech
Music25music performance
Mechanics and Repair19automobile mechanics, communications install and repair
Computer Science and Engineering 17information science, computer and info science
Medical Adminstration12medical records tech
Architecture and Planning8interior architecture
Therapy and Counseling7physical therapist assistant
office and Administration7administrative assistant
Education and Teaching7elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Engineering6 engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6 parks and recreation management
Cooking and Culinary Arts4restaurant and catering management
Hospitality2hotel management
Conservation and Resource Management2conservation
Production Trades1machine shop assistant

Contact: Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College

4585 West Seneca Turnpike

Syracuse, NY 13215-4585

General Phone: (315) 498-2622


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