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com·mu·ni·ty col·lege: "U.S. higher education institution offering 2-year programs leading to associate’s degrees, certificates and transfer to 4-year universities in a wide range of academic and technical fields."


2 years at OCC + 2 years at a university = 4-year bachelor’s degree

Transferred to Cal Poly Pomona
Major: Industrial Engineering
 

Hani was selected to be the student

speaker at the 2015 Graduation

Commencement. LEARN MORE ABOUT

HIS INCREDIBLE STORY FEATURED IN THE

ORANGE COAST REGISTRY the OC's largest

newspaper.
 

Hani Mufeed Al-Farais 

[Yemen]

Top Community College in Southern California Edsmart
 

International Students

Hani

SUNNY ORANGE COUNTY (OC),

California

FAST FACTS

LOCATION: Costa Mesa, California
ESTABLISHED: 1947
TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 24,000 
TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 1,286
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED: 76
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS: 135+
NUMBER OF BUILDINGS: 80

Distinctions:
 

 

Orange Coast College is located in the city of Costa Mesa, nearby

the coastline of Orange County one of the safest and most desirable

communities in Southern California. 

OCC is minutes from some of Southern California most popular

beaches such as Newport, Huntington, and Laguna Beach and

Disneyland Resort. 

The city of Costa Mesa is a vibrant and diverse community home to the Orange County Fairgrounds, the , Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the largest luxury mall in the west coast, South Coast Plaza.

Welcome to Orange Coast College!

#2 HOST COMMUNITY COLLEGE for international student enrollment in Southern California (IIE Open, Doors 2017)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE US for return on investment (valuecolleges.com)

NAMED TOP COMMUNITY COLLEGES in Southern California (edsmart.org)

#1 COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN ORANGE COUNTY and #2 IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE US FOR RETURN ON INVESTMENT and #3 IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA for the number of transfers to UC and Cal State combined.

Natan

Natan Nogueira
[BRAZIL
Major: Business Administration

Accepted to and earned scholarships to Florida International University and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Fall 2018.

MyOCC Experience

SUNNY ORANGE COUNTY (OC),

California

Orange Coast College is located in the city of Costa Mesa, nearby

the coastline of Orange County one of the safest and most desirable

communities in Southern California. 

OCC is minutes from some of Southern California most popular

beaches such as Newport, Huntington, and Laguna Beach and

Disneyland Resort. 

The city of Costa Mesa is a vibrant and diverse community home to the Orange County Fairgrounds, the , Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the largest luxury mall in the west coast, South Coast Plaza.

Yusuke

Meiji Gakuin High School, Japan-> NIC English Language School, Japan -> 
Orange Coast College Fall 2015 – Spring 2017 -> UC Berkeley Fall 2017

 

LEADER IN TRANSFER 

DOWNLOAD THE INTERNATIONAL

STUDENT PROFILE FOR A

COMPLETE LIST OF WHERE

OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

TRANSFERRED TO

OCC INTERNATIONAL

STUDENTS TRANSFERRED TO NEARLY 200

UNIVERSITIES FROM 2015-2017!!!

Yusuke Odai

[JAPAN
 

TRANSFER PROGRAMS

UC TAG- University of California Transfer Admission Guarantee
CAL STATE ADT- California State University Associate’s degree for transfer
UCLA TAP- Transfer Alliance Program
ASSIST.ORG- complete database of transfer credit articulation and transfer requirements for all majors to UC and CSU)

                                        ...AND MUCH MORE!

Transferred to UC Berkeley, Fall 2016, also accepted to UCLA, Bentley University, Boston University, George Washington University, Loyola Chicago

#1 IN ORANGE COUNTY AND #3 IN CALIFORNIA

FOR TRANSFER TO UC AND CAL STATE COMBINED

Jimmy Lin

[TAIWAN]

Transferred to UCLA , Fall 2016, also accepted to UC Berkeley, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Alvin Kim

[SOUTH KOREA]

Jimmy

Alvin

Transferring to Berkeley

Meiji Gakuin High School, Japan-> NIC English Language School, Japan -> 
Orange Coast College Fall 2015 – Spring 2017 -> UC Berkeley Fall 2017

 

LEADER IN TRANSFER 

Gabriele

Gabriele Simonti
[ITALY

Second year student, Gabriele Simonti is a psychology major and water polo player for Orange Coast College.

“I chose OCC because it’s high transfer rates to the CSU [California State] and UC [University of California] system and I also play water polo...I contacted the coach and he immediately replied to me.”

Gabriele is the captain of the men’s water polo team and considers his teammates his best friends.

“It is an honor to be the captain and it was easy to build chemistry with my teammates.”

He credits the Global Engagement Center and his coach Adam Lee for helping him enroll at OCC.

“As an international student, the biggest challenge I faced was navigating through the admission and visa process but the Global Engagement Center and Coach Adam really helped me.”

He also credits his professors for allowing him to balance his athletic pursuits and academic aspirations.

“[Most] think it’s challenging to be a full-time student and an athlete but you just have to be organize…[OCC] is very supportive of athletes...and my professors have been flexible and help me after classes during their office hours.

Gabriele is a proud “Pirate” and will graduating in the Spring 2019 and hopes to transfer to UC.

“Being part of the OCC community and serving as the team captain for the water polo team is something I am very proud of...I recommend OCC to everyone [as it provided me] a strong foundation for academics and being a successful athlete.”​

Gabriele led the men’s water polo team to 19 wins during the 2018 season and a 3rd place finish at Southern California Regional Water Polo Championships.

Being a Student Athlete

Visit www.occpirateathletics.com and complete the
prospective athlete form. 

Interested in competing for the Coast Pirates?

PROGRAMS COVERING

                 LAND, AIR, and SEA!

Associate Degree Programs

•  Accounting* 
•  Advanced Culinary Arts 
•  Advanced Baking and Pastry* 
•  Airframe*
•  Airframe and Power Plant* 
•  Apparel Construction*
•  Architectural Design 1* 
•  Architectural Design 2*
•  Architecture 
•  Astronomy 
•  Art 
•  Aviation Science* 
•  Biology 
•  Business Application Development* 
•  Business Employee - Visual and

   Performing Arts*
•  Chemistry 
•  CNC Machine Operator* 
•  CNC Machine Programmer* 
•  Computer Information Systems* 
•  Computer Programming* 
•  Construction Technology
•  Corporate/Contract Flight Attendant 
•  Culinology – Level II Professional Level 
•  Dance 
•  Dance Instructor* 
•  Dietetic Technician
•  Digital Graphics Production 
•  Display and Visual Presentation*
•  Early Childhood Administration*
•  Earth Science
•  Electronics Engineering Technician*
•  Engineering
•  Fashion Design*
•  Fashion Merchandising*
•  Film and Television*
•  Fitness Specialist* 
•  Flight Attendant and Airline Travel

   Careers* 
•  Foreign Language 
•  General Marketing* 
•  Graphics Design 
•  Horticulture* 
•  Health Education 
•  HVACR Technology 
•  Industrial Automation Technician* 

 

•  Infant and Toddler Teacher* 
•  Interior Design Assistant – Level 2
•  International Business*
•  Liberal Studies 
•  Machinist* 
•  Management and Leadership Studies*
•  Marine Science
•  Mass Communications/Media Studies
•  Master Construction Specialist +

   Multimedia
•  Musical Entertainer – Instrumental*
•  Musical Entertainer – Vocal* 
•  Musical Instrument Digital Interface*
•  Narrative Illustration*
•  Nutrition Education*
•  Natural Science
•  Residential Construction Development* 
•  Photography – Still 
•  Power plant 
•  Preschool Teacher* 
•  Production/Product Development

   (Fashion)*
•  Professional Mariner* 
•  Restaurant (Food Service Management)
•  Real Estate Broker* 
•  Retail*
•  Room Operations Specialist 
•  Studio Guitar Performer*
•  Tooling* 
•  Travel and Tourism
•  UX (User Experience) Design*  
•  Welding Technology
•  World Dance*

•  Athletic Training
•  Athletics
•  Catering
•  CSU General Education
•  Culinary Arts –Basic
•  Culinary Food Science Assistant – Level I
•  Design/Build (Architectural Technology)
•  Digital Fabrication for Architecture
•  Electronics Reliability Technician 
•  Front Office Specialist (Hospitality, Travel,

   and Tourism)
•  Human Resource Management
•  IGETC (Intersegmental General Education

   Transfer Curriculum to UC)
•  Integrated Project Design (Architectural

   Technology)
•  Interior Merchandising – Level 1
•  Interior Design – Professional Level 3
•  Meeting and Event Management
•  Nutrition and Fitness
•  Pilates/Dance Conditioning Instructor
•  Restaurant Supervision (Food Service

   Management)
•  Sales and Marketing Specialist

   (Hospitality, Travel and Tourism)
•  Spa Management
•  Sustainable Design (Architectural

   Technology)
•  Travel Specialist

*Certificate of Achievement

•  Geology 
•  Global Studies
•  History
•  Kinesiology 
•  Math 
•  Music 
•  Nutrition and Dietetics 
•  Philosophy 
•  Political Science 
•  Physics 
•  Public Health Science
•  Sociology 
•  Theatre Arts 
•  Spanish 
•  Studio Arts

•  Anthropology 
•  Art History 
•  Business Administration* 
•  Communication Studies 
•  Computer Science 
•  Early Childhood Education 
•  Elementary Teacher Education 
•  Economics 
•  English 
•  Film, Television, and Electronic Media
•  Geography 

 

California State Univeristy Associate Degrees for Transfer

OCC offers more than 130 programs that lead to associate degrees, certificates, and transfer to 4-year universities.

Aoi

Aoi Aihara
[Japan

“One of the reasons why I chose OCC was because it offers a strong dance program. As a student, I was able to enroll in different styles of dance classes such as modern, hip-hop, ballet, tap, Latin, flamenco and middle eastern.”

One of her highlights as an OCC student was being able to use dance as a platform to serve the community.

“I performed a contemporary solo

piece for an HIV and AIDS Charity

 event at OCC. I also

        performed at local high

             schools to inspire the

               youth to pursue dance

               and what it’s like to be

              a college student.”

Dance, Dance, Dance

She credits her professors for helping her adjust to life as a student in the U.S.

“When I first came to the U.S. from Japan, I was very shy and did not speak up in class. My professors for both academic and dance classes were very nice which gave me a lot of confidence and help me grow as a person.”

Aoi was accepted to several universities and is now pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and hopes to become a professional dancer.

OCC offers more than 130 programs that lead to associate degrees, certificates, and transfer to 4-year universities.

Enzo

OCC AWARDS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS EACH YEAR!

Enzo Flores from Brazil is the founder of PI TAU EPSILON an honor society for film majors and served on Student Senate. In recognition of his leadership and hours of volunteer service, he was awarded several scholarships during OCC's Honor's Night and named "MAN OF THE YEAR". Enzo transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  

OCC'S HONORS NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Viktoriia 

Viktoriia Vasilyeva,

Viktoriia is an honors student and serves as Student Senator for ASOCC, Orange Coast College’s student government and talks about the many benefits of getting involved in extracurricular activities on campus.

“Being part of student government was a great way to develop networking, social, and leadership skills. I had a chance to have lunch with OCC President Dr. Dennis Harkins and learned that we both shared a passion for photography...”.

One of the reasons why Viktoriia chose OCC was because of the Honors Program.

“OCC offers honors programs in 20 disciplines and the classes are typically smaller which [facilitates] class discussions. It also provides opportunities to give presentations which helps us learn from each other and not just from the textbooks… The honors program has provided me many opportunities to share insight about the culture and politics of my country, Russia.”

Viktoriia developed a mentorship program to help build a stronger campus community and to provide more access for students to connect.


“The best part about being involved on campus is serving the community…I want students to know what services are available and how they can access them, especially for international students who are adjusting to a living in a new country and a new environment.”

Viktoriia earned an Associate’s Degree in Economics is currently on OPT (Optional Practical Training), authorizing international students to work for one year in a professional setting related to their major.

OCC offers more than 60 student clubs from honors societies, cultural clubs, and leisure clubs. Every year "club rush" (featured in the background) is an opportunity for students to promote their clubs and recruit new members.

"BREAKING THE

GRAY WALL"

BY VIKTORIIA

VASILEVA

[RUSSIA] 
 

SENATOR FOR THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF ORANGE COAST COLLEGE

Inquiry Form
Gender:

International Admission Requirements

1.  At least 18 years or if underage show proof of high

     school/secondary school completion
2.  OCC international student application and $55.00

     application fee
3.  Proof of English Proficiency for non-native speakers 
4.  Academic transcripts
5.  Proof of Financial Ability for the first year of study
6.  Copy of Passport Biographical Page

7.  Immigration documents for transfer students only (copies

     of I-20, I-94 card, F-1 visa)

For details, including deadlines, cost of attendance, accepted ways to meet English proficiency, and country specific information for high school completion visit the International Admissions website. 
 

IEC@OCC

Orange Coast College offers an intensive English program. Student who enroll receive conditional acceptance to OCC and will be fully accepted after completing the highest level Advanced B. IEC@OCC offers five 8-week sessions and for details including cost, session dates, and deadlines visit www.iec-occ.edu

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER

MAILING ADDRESS:

2701 Fairview Road    
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 USA

 

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Cloris

[BRAZIL]


Student Assistant, Global Engagement 
Center - International Admissions 
Major: International Studies

ABOUT THE WRITER

Misaki

The articles in this brochure were written

by international student, journalism major,

Coast Report writer, and cancer survivor

Misaki Yoshimura. Her incredible journey at

OCC is well documented in her article "Take

A Minute for Positive Reminders”

+1 (714) 432-5940

Cloris Ioanna Junges,
 

PHONE:
 

WEBSITE:
 

EMAIL:

Misaki Yoshimura 
 

[JAPAN