Orange Coast College

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Orange Coast College is a community college in Costa Mesa, California, which is located in Orange County. Also known as OCC, it is a two-year school offering Associate of Art and Science degrees and professional certificates. Students may also enroll in transfer programs, taking general courses at OCC and transferring credits to a four-year university.

OCC was founded in 1947. Today it is the third largest college in Orange County, with more than 24,000 students. There is no on-campus housing and students commute to campus. Many students participate in athletic teams, campus clubs and the Associated Student Body.

General Information

Admission Office

2701 Fairview Road
Box 5005
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
(714) 432-5072

Contact: Efren Galvan
Director of Admissions & Records
Main Address

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
(714) 432-5072


Total undergrads: 24,783
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,585
Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,728


Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fashion Design A,C
Film Production/Cinematography A
Film Studies A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A
Ecology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Accounting technician C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Bookkeeper C
Business – General A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Business A
Management Information Systems A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism
Advertising A
Broadcast Journalism A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
.Net application development C
Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Convergence technology C
Data Entry Applications A,C
Data Processing Technology C
Database developer associate C
Database developer professional C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C
Pipefitting A,C
Power/Electric Transmission A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Robotics C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A
Technical/Business Writing A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A,C
Institutional Food Production C

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Italian A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A,C
Cardiovascular Technology A,C
Dental Assistance A,C
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Electroencephalograph Technology A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Respiratory Therapy A
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant A

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A
Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation A,C
Flight Attendance 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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