Middle East Partnerships

For the past three years, Ocean County College played a vital role in providing students in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) access to American higher education as a pioneer community college in the region. We at Ocean County College take very seriously our responsibility to be effective global citizens, and starting from our mission to increase student access to educational programs internationally, we pride our current partnerships with some of the prestigious universities in the region.

 

For more information on any of OCC's Middle East partnerships, please click on the partner image below.

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IMI Management & Training Institute / ECCO Outsourcing

Cairo, Egypt – Partner since 2015
OCC and the IMI are partnered to offer hybrid based language training to future call center agents working for ECCO Outsourcing.  Language training includes provisioning of OCC’s Learning Management System, course content, trainer instruction, and completion certificates in non-credit instruction.  Currently supported languages are English, French, Spanish, and German.

Future partnership development includes utilizing IMI and ECCO contacts to serve as a primary partner in project OCC-Cairo a joint venture between OCC, IMI/ECCO (potentially under a different entity besides IMI/ECCO) and the Ministry of ICT in Egypt.  OCC-Cairo is intended to be a fully functional additional location of OCC inside the Maadi Technology Park in Cairo, Egypt.

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Ain Shams University

Cairo, Egypt – Partner since 2016

OCC and Ain Shams University are partnered, along with Kean University, to offer a triple-degree program for the students of Ain Shams.  In this partnership students at Ain Shams will earn 45 credits from OCC through an innovation hybrid / online learning model whereby they are taking OCC online courses, instructed by OCC faculty, and supported by Ain Shams faculty.  The students will also earn 72 traditional credits from Ain Shams University and in their last year 33 credits from Kean University online.  At the end of four years, students will earn a bachelor’s degree from Ain Shams, a bachelor’s degree from Kean, and through reverse transfer, an OCC associates Degree.

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Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Cairo, Egypt – Partner since 2016

OCC and AASTMT are partnered to offer a triple-degree program. In this partnership students at AASTMT will earn 45 credits from OCC through an innovation hybrid / online learning model whereby they are taking OCC online courses, instructed by OCC faculty, and supported by AASTMT faculty.  The students will also earn 72 traditional credits from AASTMT and in their last year 33 credits from Kean University online.  At the end of four years, students will earn a bachelor’s degree from AASTMT, a bachelor’s degree from Kean, and through reverse transfer, an OCC associates Degree. The program is intended launch date is Fall 2017.

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Ahram Canadian University

Cairo, Egypt – Partner since 2016

OCC and ACU are partnered to offer a triple-degree program.  In this partnership students at ACU will earn 45 credits from OCC through an innovation hybrid / online learning model whereby they are taking OCC online courses, instructed by OCC faculty, and supported by ACU faculty. The students will also earn 72 traditional credits from ACU and in their last year 33 credits from Kean University online.  At the end of four years, students will earn a bachelor’s degree from ACU, a bachelor’s degree from Kean, and through reverse transfer, an OCC associate's degree. The program is intended launch date is Fall 2017.

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