Degree Requirements

OCC has several academic divisions. Each division offers a variety of degrees and certificates.  

Within each of the three degrees are several choices of programs (or majors). Students should choose a program best suited for their educational objectives.

What degrees/programs do I have to choose from?

OCC offers four different types of programs:

  1. Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.): Degree awarded to students who successfully complete programs that emphasize the liberal arts, humanities, and fine arts. Such programs are designed to transfer to a four-year college/university.
    See the course catalogue for a list of programs, or majors, in the A.A. Degree.
  2. Associate in Science Degree (A.S.): Degree awarded to students who successfully complete programs that emphasize mathematics, sciences, business, public service or engineering. Such programs are designed to transfer to a four-year college/university.
    See the course catalogue for a list of programs, or majors, in the A.S. Degree.
  3. Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.): Degree awarded to students who successfully complete programs which emphasize preparation in the applied arts and sciences for careers, typically at the technical or semi-professional level.
    See the course catalogue for a list of programs, or majors, in the A.A.S. Degree.
  4. Certificate of Proficiency /Certificate of Completion: Certificate programs are designed to equip students with skills to become immediately employable in a wide range of job possibilities.
    See the course catalogue for a list of proficiency programs and certificates of completion.
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