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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."


     

    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: 1,433
    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 Disneyland resort and some of California most

    popular beaches, including Huntington, Newport, and Laguna Beach.

    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 2018)

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

    NAMED TOP COMMUNITY COLLEGE 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
    Transferred to Florida International University Fall 2018

    [Attending] OCC was one of the best decisions I ever made...OCC helped build me up and I look back 2-years ago and today I am a completely different person...

    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 Disneyland resort and some of California most

    popular beaches, including Huntington, Newport, and Laguna Beach.

    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

    Transferred to UC Berkeley , Fall 2017 and founder of "Ho He Nalu" , OCC Stand-Up Paddle-boarding Club.

     

    LEADER IN TRANSFER 

    DOWNLOAD THE INTERNATIONAL

    STUDENT PROFILE TO VIEW THE

    COMPLETE LIST OF UNIVERSITIES

    OCC'S INTERNATIONAL

    STUDENTS HAVE TRANSFERRED TO NEARLY 200

    UNIVERSITIES IN THE LAST 2 YEARS.

    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- comprehensive database of transfer credit requirements and transfer requirements for all majors to UC and CSU)

                                            ...AND MUCH MORE!

    #1 IN ORANGE COUNTY AND #3 IN CALIFORNIA

    FOR TRANSFER TO UC AND CAL STATE COMBINED

    Rena 

    Rena Ichimura

    [JAPAN]

    "I love OCC a lot,I visit often even after transferring

    [to UCLA].I had a close relationships with my [former]

    professors and dassmates, and I definitely miss it."

    Trandferred to UCLA, Fall 2017

    OCC Students Transferring to ULCA

    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 was easy to build the team chemistry and it was an honor being the captain.”

    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 graduate in Spring 2019 and accepted an offer to compete in the NCAA Division I for George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


    “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.

    MyOCC JOURNEY

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

    Interested in competing for the Coast Pirates?

  • PROGRAMS THAT COVER

                     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.”

    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.

    MyOCC JOURNEY

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

  • 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 the visual and performing arts 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

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  • 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]

     

    Graduated from OCC Fall 2018

    Transferred to the University of
    Wisconsin - River Falls

    ABOUT THE WRITER

    Misaki

    The articles in this brochure were written

    by OCC alumna, 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”

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    Misaki Yoshimura 
     

    [JAPAN

    MyOCC JOURNEY

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