Southern Education Center (SEC)

Southern Education Center (SEC) offers one stop access to Ocean County College.

SEC Building

At the SEC, students can process:

  • Applications
  • Registrations
  • Add/Drop Forms
  • Degree Change
  • Transcript Request
  • Tuition Payments
  • Personal Information Changes

In addition, students can find:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career and Personal Counseling Services
  • Tutoring Services
  • Work Study Program

With day and evening credit and non-credit classes year-round, there are courses to meet the needs of everyone in Southern Ocean County.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Southern Education Center (SEC) is to provide leadership, support, academic excellence, and personal growth opportunities while continuously strengthening and improving Ocean County College's comprehensive student-centered culture. We accomplish this through collaboration with all college departments, by offering an academic extension site that includes credit and non-credit courses, educational, career, and personal development programming, as well as a wide range of student services tailored to develop student strengths, increase the college's student retention and student success rates, and to meet the needs of all constituents in the southern portion of Ocean County.

The Southern Education Center of OCC is located in Manahawkin, New Jersey. Our eleven acre site includes state of the art facilities and offers a convenient location for students to apply to the college, register for courses, schedule advising appointments and make tuition payments in one central office. The Southern Education Center's proximity to Long Beach Island offers miles of the best, cleanest, white sandy beaches and ocean on the East Coast. Our location is accessible to the Garden State Parkway.