Academic Catalogs

About the College

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. For more than 75 years, OCC has served the needs of its community, providing exemplary programs leading to Associate in Arts degrees and Associate in Science degrees, as well as certificates in more than 150 career programs. The College's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa, just minutes from some of Southern California's most popular attractions. To learn more visit

Vision Statement

To be the standard of excellence in transforming lives through education.

Mission Statement

Orange Coast College serves the educational needs of a diverse local and global community. The College empowers students to achieve their goals by providing high quality, culturally responsive, and innovative programs and services through pathways leading to degrees, transfers, certificates, foundational skills, workforce development, and lifelong learning. The College promotes student development, learning, and equitable outcomes by fostering a respectful, inclusive, caring, and participatory campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry.

Institutional Commitment

Orange Coast College is committed to providing a unique learning community where freedom of thought and personal and intellectual growth is valued by all. As an outcome of their academic study, graduates of Orange Coast College possess proficiency in four core areas: Communication, Thinking Skills, Global Awareness, and Personal Development and Responsibility. Administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to the development of students as individuals and as citizens of the world. We value teaching and learning relationships, support services, and co-curricular programs that contribute to meaningful personal growth in our students and to their quest for knowledge.