Academic Catalogs

Career Education and Services

Career Education:

OCC offers over 40 cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education certificate and degree programs that prepare you for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in established and emerging fields.  Many degree and certificate programs can be completed in two years or less.  Our CTE students are supported by knowledgeable, caring faculty and mentors from local business and industry.  Career Education students are guided by a team of dedicated, specialized counselors who help you find the career that's right for you, map out your education plan and skill training so you get you where you want to go on your timeline, at a fraction of the cost of private institutions.   Financial aid is available and applicable to career education programs.  The Career Education office is located in Watson Hall, on the third floor adjacent to Counseling and the Career Center.   

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The Internship Academy

OCC Career Education offers students a variety of opportunities to learn and connect with a network of professionals and mentors in business and industry through internships.  Career Education offers the Internship Academy course  which gives students an opportunity to earn college credits while participating in a qualifying internship position. In addition to "on the job" training and experience gained on the internship "job" site, Internship Academy students also receive guidance and mentoring from a faculty member in their chosen major field of study, and career preparation and success guidance from the internship course instructor. Together, the employment experience and educational aspects enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to confidently select, enter and progress in a chosen career. The Internship Academy complies with Title 5 regulations for accredited field experience. 

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Career Center

The Career Center offers OCC students a broad and diverse set of resources and services to help you explore and discover your best education and career path, identify and understand your strengths and interests and develop the skills that will help you reach and succeed in your career goals after college:


  • career/major exploration
  • resume and cover-letter writing
  • job/internship search
  • interview preparation
  • guest speakers
  • industry panels
  • career-readiness topics

The Career Center staff and resources can help you browse job and internship opportunities offered by local employers (see Pirate Job Lookout below),  prepare for your job or internship search, write a resume and cover letter, prepare and practice for your interview.  The Career Center workshops can help you "Design Your Life,"  explore careers and interact with industry professionals to get the information you need to choose the path that's right for you and build a network of career professionals and mentors in local businesses who will be there for you when you're ready to launch your career. 

For more information or to access workshop information, career counseling appointments and other resources directly,  go to

Pirate Job Lookout 

The Career Center hosts the "Pirate Job Lookout" online portal with listings of temporary or permanent part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities.  All OCC students have full access to the portal.  Take a look at