Corequisite Courses

Corequisite courses provide enhanced support and instruction so that you can complete college-level courses within your first year of study.  This helps to eliminate barriers and builds academic bridges to success.

  • As a student new to Oakland Community College, you have the opportunity to complete your English and Math sequence faster, often in one or two semesters. This means you will graduate faster, use less financial aid, and have more course options during your first semester at OCC.
  • For the academic year 2021-22, students who enroll in these courses will be awarded a scholarship to help with costs.

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How Corequisite Courses Work

A "corequisite course" is a course students take with additional credit hours for instructor time and support. Corequisite courses can save both time and money. Here's how it works:

  • STEP 1PLACEMENT - For Math, placement is determined by your ALEKS or SAT score. For English, placement is determined by completing the English Guided Self-Placement. Check the Exemptions lists for Math and English
  • STEP 2OCC COUNSELOR - Students new to OCC are required to meet with an OCC Counselor before enrolling in any courses, including a corequisite course. Every student is different, and the recommended course for you will depend on several factors: your placement score, intended career pathway, transfer plans, comfort level with the subject and previously completed prerequisite courses. 
  • STEP 3 | REGISTRATION - Enroll in the “Enhanced” support sections. The additional credit hours are designed to enhance your academic success and help you navigate the course material with more time and support from your instructor in a smaller group setting. Corequisite courses that offer enhanced support are noted with an “E” in the course number.
  • STEP 4 | COST - Thanks to the OCC Foundation, a scholarship is available to help cover costs of the enhanced support. Specific scholarship amounts for each course are listed below.  (Note: This scholarship is not awarded until mid-October.)

Corequisite Course Offerings

MATH 1100 + MATH 1100E

  • COREQUISITE COURSE DESCRIPTION: MATH (MAT) 1100E ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA – Enhanced (2 credit hours) is taken along with MAT 1100 Elementary Algebra (4 credit hours). The weekly enhanced support sessions meet before or after MAT 1100.
  • HOW TO ENROLL - Register for MAT 1100E. You will automatically be enrolled in the companion support course. Total number of credits : 6
  • OCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - available for MAT 1100E: $200 for 2021-22 academic year.

MAT 1125E

  • COREQUISITE COURSE DESCRIPTION: Math (MAT) 1125E Math Literacy – Enhanced (5 credit hours). The weekly enhanced support sessions meet before or after the main MAT 1125 instruction.
  • HOW TO ENROLL - Register for MAT 1125E. The support component is included. Total number of credits: 5
  • OCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - available for MAT 1125E: $100 for 2021-22 academic year.

MAT 1150 + MAT 1150E

  • COREQUISITE COURSE DESCRIPTION - Math (MAT) 1150E Intermediate Algebra – Enhanced (2 credit hours) is taken along with MAT 1150 Intermediate Algebra (4 credit hours). The weekly enhanced support sessions meet before or after MAT 1150.
  • HOW TO ENROLL - Register for MAT 1150E. You will automatically be enrolled in the companion support course. Total number of credits: 6
  • OCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - available for MAT 1150E: $200 for 2021-22 academic year.

MAT 1540 + MAT 1540E

  • COREQUISITE COURSE DESCRIPTION - Math (MAT) 1540E College Algebra – Enhanced (2 credit hours) is taken along with MAT 1540 College Algebra. The weekly enhanced support sessions meet before or after MAT 1540.
  • HOW TO ENROLL - Register for MAT 1540E. You will automatically be enrolled in the companion course. Total number of credits: 6
  • OCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - $200 for 2021-22 academic year.

ENG 1510E

  • COREQUISITE COURSE DESCRIPTION - English (ENG) 1510E  Composition I Enhanced (4 credit hours). The weekly enhanced support sessions meet before or after ENG 1510.
  • HOW TO ENROLL - Register for ENG 1510E. The support component is included. Total number of credits: 4
  • OCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - $100 for 2021-22 academic year.

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CONTACT INFORMATION & SERVICE HOURS

Auburn Hills Campus
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B Building
Phone 248.232.4350
Fax 248.232.4355

Highland Lakes Campus
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Woodland Hall
Phone 248.942.3050
Fax 248.942.3055

Orchard Ridge Campus
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M Building
Phone 248.522.3450
Fax 248.522.3696

Royal Oak Campus
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Phone 248.246.2450
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Southfield Campus
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Phone 248.233.2750
Fax 248.233.2740

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