Academic Advising at OCC

Academic Advising at OCC consists of a combination of professional and faculty advising.

Professional Advising

The Academic Advising Center consists of four full-time professional academic advisors, as well as several part-time academic advisors. 

The professional advising staff provides students with the following services:

Faculty Advising

Full-time students are assigned to a faculty advisor.  Faculty advisors assist students in exploring short and long-term academic goals and help students to understand OCC's curricular requirements.

What can students expect from their advisors?

  • Guidance in selecting courses and navigating degree requirements
  • Prompt responses to questions
  • Availability in person and via email to discuss questions and issues
  • Assistance in resolving problems and issues
  • Referral to appropriate people and offices for non-advising issues

Advisors expect students to:

  • Take a proactive role in the academic advising experience
  • Ensure that  they are in the appropriate degree program.
  • Understand degree requirements.
  • Understand and follow academic policies in the catalog and on OCC's website.
  • Adhere to academic calendar deadlines in the catalog and on OCC's website.
  • Check Ocean Cruiser account to read email and announcements, view grades, register for courses, complete Program Evaluations, etc.
  • Register for "My Cruiser Alert" through Ocean Cruiser to receive campus-wide Emergency Alerts on mobile devices.
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