A Message from the Chancellor

Welcome to Oakland Community College

Peter Provenzano, Jr., Interim ChancellorAt OCC, we are committed to student success. Founded in 1964, the College has served one million students since we opened our doors. We provide academic and developmental experiences that encourages our students to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities in which they live and work. 

OCC is a multi-campus system with five beautiful, well-maintained campuses strategically located throughout Oakland County - Auburn Hills, Highland Lakes in Waterford, Orchard Ridge in Farmington Hills, Royal Oak and Southfield. Each campus is the size of an average stand-alone community college, and at each campus, we take pride in our emphasis on student-centered instruction. 

OCC offers approximately 100 certificate and degree programs, including university transfer degrees in liberal arts, science, and business. The College’s unmatched array of career offerings ranges from one of the most well-regarded nursing programs in Michigan to an award-winning culinary program boasting many renowned executive chefs regionally and nationally. 

Students intending to transfer to four-year schools make up nearly half of OCC’s student body. Last year, the top 12 institutions to which OCC students most frequently transferred were:

  • Oakland University
  • Wayne State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Western Michigan University
  • University of Michigan Dearborn
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Walsh College

Explore OCC’s website and experience firsthand the extensive career paths and services the College offers. Fostering student success and fulfillment is the primary goal of OCC’s professional and dedicated faculty and staff. 

Visit our campuses, talk to our educational counselors, and see the magnificent learning environment OCC presents to all who come here. 

Thank you for your interest in Oakland Community College. We hope to see you soon. 

Peter Provenzano, Jr.
Interim Chancellor