How Remote Classes and Services Work
Face-to-Face (On-Campus, In-Person):
- Classes will take place on campus per published schedule.
- All CDC and NJ DOH guidelines will be enforced during the onsite meetings.
- Larger classes may be divided into smaller sections to meet the social distancing requirement.
- The designated location for these sections is “Ocean County College Campus” on the schedule.
- Students taking Remote classes will experience the convenience of taking a class from home, while still benefitting from personal engagement and support from their professors. Students enrolled in Remote sections should be available to meet with their classes online at designated class times. In addition, Professors may tape lectures and allow students to view them at times convenient for them. Professors will hold weekly office hours over the internet during which students can have live, video, one-on-one sessions with their professor to ask questions, discuss issues, and talk about their assignments. Students will use the Canvas learning platform while enrolled in Remote classes to post their assignments.
- Sections are listed as “Remote” on the schedule.
- Hybrid instruction, is a combination of taking a class from home with optional, limited on-campus instruction. The on-campus instruction will be defined by the professor at the beginning of the semester. Students that choose not to attend the on-campus instruction, will have the option of pre-recorded science labs.
- Sections are listed as “Hybrid” on the schedule.
- All course material will be delivered asynchronously (see the definition below).
- Sections are indicated on the schedule by the location being listed as “Online”.
Definition: Asynchronous communication is when the communication does not take place in real-time. OCC uses the Canvas learning platform that allows the student to post their assignments, participate in discussions, and interact with their professors.
After completing the New Student Advising & Registration Form, an Advisor will build your Summer/Fall 2020 schedule for you and complete your registration based on your preferences. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and phone call after it is processed.
If you would rather OCC plan your schedule for you based on your preferences, complete the New Student Advising & Registration Form. Then an Advisor will build your Summer/Fall 2020 schedule for you and complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and phone call after it is processed.
Contact the HUB for assistance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 732.255.0482.
OCC continues to accept Accuplacer, SAT, PSAT, PARCC, and ACT scores for college readiness in accordance with Policy #5165. Your high school transcript can also be used for placement. Be sure to have documents sent to email@example.com. Please Note: High school transcripts cannot be utilized to meet placement requirements for NJ STARS or Veteran funded students as these programs require a standardized test for placement.
High School Transcript Placement Requirements for English
Requires a high school GPA of 2.5, 75%, or C+ or a GED
High School Transcript Placement Requirements for Math
Math 265: Calculus; requires high school Calculus grade of 80%, or B (3.0)
Math 191: Pre-calculus; requires high school Pre-calculus grade of 80%, or B (3.0)
Math 165: Algebra; requires grade in high school Algebra II of 80%, or B (3.0)
Math 161: Algebra; requires grade in high school Algebra II of 80%, or B (3.0)
Math 156: Introduction to Statistics; requires grade in high school Statistics of 80%, or B (3.0) or high school GPA of 2.5, 75%, or C+ or a GED
Math 151: Survey of Math; requires high school GPA of 2.5, 75%, or C+ or a GED
If you do not meet the aforementioned placement standards, you can register for developmental courses or schedule a remote session of the Accuplacer exam.
Yes, student services in areas such as the HUB, Admissions, Registration, Advising, Career, Counseling, Disabilities Services, the EOF program, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Library, Testing, Tutoring, Student Support Services, Student Life, and Veterans Services are available during business hours.
For more information on each service visit our Remote Student Services page.
No. Remote lab sections will not require the purchase of a lab kit, however, Online Distance Learning sections will.
While we are all eager to return to campus, a measured and gradual approach must be taken to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Given the continued complexities of COVID-19, the College will offer most fall 2020 semester for-credit and non-credit courses online or remotely.
At this time State regulations permit very limited on-campus instruction under strict socially distant conditions. This fall we will offer on-campus instruction in areas such as Nursing and the lab portion of some Science courses. In addition, the lab meetings of some courses that require hands-on components such as, Criminal Justice and the Arts will be offered in person.
Classes will be available in Canvas which can be accessed through Ocean Connect under “My Courses”. Canvas is a cloud-based online learning management system that organizes classes, making course content, assignments, and grades easily accessible to students. View our online orientation to Canvas.
Please note, classes will not show up in Canvas until the semester starts. Students are encouraged to monitor their OCC email account closely and view existing Canvas tutorials.
Ocean County College is committed to maintaining the transferability and integrity of your courses. To that end, all students will be assigned grades in their courses.
Students can access their OCC email through Ocean Connect. Go to www.ocean.edu and click “My Ocean” then “Ocean Connect” and log in and then click “OCC Email”. Visit our resource page for login issues with Ocean Connect.
Please note: Students do not have an Ocean email account until you are registered for classes.
Ocean County College is providing loaner laptops and there are a number of community resources available for internet access. Visit the Coronavirus Information Page for more information.
Students can view their financial aid through the Ocean Connect “Student Financial Aid” link. Students are encouraged to check OCC email for important messages from the Financial Aid Office.
Most Financial Aid questions can be answered by the HUB. To reach the HUB call 732.255.0482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Financial Aid page for more details.
Current OCC students can make an appointment through the Tutoring Services webpage.
Students can request an official transcript for a small fee by completing a request through the National Student Clearinghouse.
Students can also print a copy of their unofficial transcript for free through Student Planning.
For a listing of available resources and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic visit our Coronavirus Information Page and view the list of resources along the sidebar.