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Equity Center

Welcome to the Equity Center for Career and Technical Education

The Equity Center works to increase student participation and completion in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Specific areas of focus, as they align with the New Jersey Department of Education in CTE, are the following groups:

  • Race/ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Individuals with varying abilities
  • Migrants
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Displaced homemakers
  • Individuals preparing for nontraditional fields[1]

In our attempt to address equity in Career and Technical Education at Ocean County College, we offer professional development opportunities for our staff and faculty members on equity and inclusion. Furthermore, we will be hosting events on campus for students and faculty members to participate in to raise awareness throughout the academic year.


Career and Technical Education Programs

American Sign Language – English Interpreting
Business Programs
Computer Science Programs
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
Graphic Arts, Design, and Media and Visual Communications
Health Administration
Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Paralegal Studies
Web Marketing
Sports Management


Career and Technical Education Certificates

Addictions Counseling
Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics
Exercise Science
Fire Science
Forensic Accounting and Fraud
Holistic Health and Wellness
Information Technology
Office Management and Bookkeeping
Sports Management


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Contact Information

Susan O’Connor, Program Director
Administration Building, Room A209
732-255-0400 ext. 2978


On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) expert Dr. Shaun Harper presented how OCC can promote a more inclusive campus culture. If you could not attend, we encourage you to watch this recording of Dr. Harper’s presentation.

Equity versus equality
[1] Fields where, traditionally, one gender is underrepresented. For example, occupations or fields of work, where women comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed are in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high-skill occupations, like criminal justice. And, for men, nursing and paralegal studies. Click here to find out more information on nontraditional career track programs:
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