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Ocean County College Expands Cybersecurity Program with New Courses

June 11, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County College (OCC) Cybersecurity curriculum has adopted two partner courses for the fall 2021 semester. Each is designed to prepare OCC students for valuable industry certifications. The first is CompTIA’s Security+ (SY0-601) course, which is delivered via their CertMaster Learn™ System and includes lab exercises. It will be complemented by.......
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OCC’s Novins Planetarium Reopens to In-Person Shows This Month

June 10, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College is pleased to announce a phased reopening of in-person events beginning immediately. The College continues to follow social distancing, indoor mask policy and reduced capacities for indoor gatherings. Please visit tickets.ocean.edu for the Planetarium’s full June schedule. Reopening In-Person Schedule: Stars in My Backyard: A.......
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OCC to host virtual summer STEAM camps

June 4, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is partnering with Black Rocket to present more than 20 different virtual STEAM camps for kids this summer. Black Rocket has been designing and offering tech-themed camps to summer camps, recreation centers, schools and colleges for nearly 20 years. Students can.......
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New Student Enrollment Building to open at Ocean County College

June 3, 2021

TOMS RIVER — A 16,000-square-foot contemporary-style building has been completed on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, at 2 p.m. on the campus mall. The new Student Enrollment Building will provide a one-stop-shop for all services related to student enrollment. Home to Enrollment.......
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Ocean County College Annual Scholarship Celebration Scheduled for June 18

June 2, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Annual Scholarship Celebration sponsored by the Ocean County College Foundation will be held — in person — on June 18 at 6 p.m. on the Campus Mall in Toms River. “Since 1965, the OCC Foundation has provided support for thousands of deserving students,” says Foundation Executive Director, Ken Malagiere. “In fact, with.......
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OCC Celebrates the Class of 2021

June 1, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Members of the Ocean County College community gathered in person Thursday to celebrate the Class of 2021 with commencement ceremonies on the campus’s Gateway Building Mall. During a long year of remote learning, OCC’s faculty, staff, administration and students all gave more than 100 percent, using their creativity and ingenuity to continue.......
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OCC Celebrates Students’ Accomplishments with 54th Commencement Ceremonies

May 26, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College is pleased to present its 54th Commencement ceremonies this week — in person — on the Toms River campus Gateway Building Mall as well as live-streamed via go.ocean.edu/graduation Students’ accomplishments will be celebrated today at 5 p.m. with the Awards Ceremony. The Commencement will be held Thursday, May 27,.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

May 20, 2021

National Nurses Month The month of May has been designated by the American Nurses Association as National Nurses Month to honor the nation’s nurses. The 2021 theme is Nurses Make a Difference. Given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and into 2021, this recognition is extremely significant this year. In the midst of.......
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OCC’s Pilot Programs in Addictions Counseling Model a New Approach

May 18, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Addictions Counseling Certificate of Completion program at Ocean County College provides a solid first step for students who want to become a drug and alcohol counselor and provides the mandatory core courses for them to earn their New Jersey credentials. To become a state-certified counselor, students need 270 education hours, all.......
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Ocean County College Meets Employers’ Needs through Workforce and Professional Education

April 22, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Meeting the growing need for allied health professionals is one of the areas in which Ocean County College’s Workforce and Professional Education (WPE) excels. WPE delivers purposeful education in Healthcare, Business & Technology and Education, taught by industry-certified staff and instructors. As the population ages, there is a growing need for staffing.......
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