Oakland Community College

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Oakland Community College (OCC) is located in Oakland County, Michigan, and is the largest community college in the state. OCC operates two campuses, both of which opened in 1965. The Auburn Hills campus is housed in a renovated Army Nike missile site and the Highland Lakes campus is a former hospital in Union Lake.

Many students from across the region attend OCC for its highly regarded paralegal program, which is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). OCC also hosts an active performing arts program, which hosts regular theater engagements and a two-day performing arts festival every February. OCC’s competitive speech and performance team, The Forensics Team, has claimed both State and National championships.

OCC has an active athletics program and the team name is the Raiders. Male students can participate in varsity sports that include golf, cross-country skiing and basketball; while female varsity programs include softball, volleyball, tennis, cross-country skiing and basketball. OCC also has a variety of club sports, including soccer. The OCC Raiders participate in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA).

General Information

Admission Office

2480 Opdyke Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266

(248) 341-2200

Fax: (248) 341-2099

Contact: Maurice McCall

Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar
Main Address

2480 Opdyke Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266

(248) 341-2000


Total undergrads: 24,957

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,006

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,116


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Landscaping A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Ceramics A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Graphic Design A
Interior Design A
Music – General C
Music – General Performance A
Music – Voice/Opera A
Music Theory/Composition A
Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Accounting/Business Management A
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Business A
Office Management A
Restaurant/Food Services Management A

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia C

Communications Technologies

Photographic/Film Technology A,C
Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Computer/Systems Security A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Database Management C
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Electrician A,C
Pipefitting A,C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Computer Hardware A,C
Computer Systems A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Electromechanical Technologies A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
IND specialist C
Industrial Technology A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C
Robotics A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services A
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health System Administration A,C
Histologic Technology A
Management/Clinical Assistant C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Office Assistant C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Transcription A,C
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Optometric Technician/Assistant C
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Phlebotomy C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Polysomnographic technology A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A
Science A

Library Science

Library Assistance A,C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Industrial Electronics C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C
Medium/Heavy Vehicle Technology A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Beauty Salon Management A
Cosmetology A
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Milwright A,C
Numerical control A,C
Pattern Maker – Wood A,C
Sheet Metal Technology A,C
Tool/Die Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,C
Criminalistics/Criminal Science A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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