Academic Catalogs

President’s Welcome

Welcome to Orange Coast College!

OCC President Angelica Suarez Picture 2024

We are excited to share with you the new college catalog for the 2024-2025 year. You will find various exciting and innovative programs that lead to different degrees and certificates. This catalog, and the wealth of information it contains, represents our shared vision, to be the standard of excellence in transforming lives through education.

With this commitment in mind, you will have access to comprehensive student support services to help you in your journey at Coast. Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year university/college, receive training and certification in high-demand fields, enhance your skills, or love to learn, we value your unique educational journey at OCC.

Since 1947, Orange Coast College has been at the forefront of higher education locally, nationally, and globally. The College has supported countless students, like you, in reaching their academic and career goals, impacting multiple generations of families. This is a testament to not only OCC's world-class facilities, extensive student support services, stellar academic programs, but to the dedicated and caring faculty, classified professionals, and administrators, whose commitment to your success is consistently demonstrated.

Students who attend OCC will find a continuously evolving campus to meet our community's needs with innovative state-of-the-art facilities, including a College Center, Student Union, Community Planetarium, Kinesiology and Athletics Building, and Literature & Languages/Social & Behavioral Sciences Building. Next year, Orange Coast College will continue to enhance its facilities with the opening of a new Chemistry Building, that includes expanded lab capacities, interactive technology, and individual student workstations. Speaking of exceptional facilities, OCC is the first community college in Southern California to offer a large-scale student on-campus housing facility—The Harbour @ OCC.

Orange Coast College is a global institution, where diverse cultures, traditions, and perspectives are celebrated in creating a rich and inclusive student learning experience. The College is renowned for excellence, ranking among the top community colleges in California. As a multicultural and multinational academic institution, OCC is a leader in international education, serving international students representing more than 70 countries.

The faculty, administration, and classified professionals are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence and increasing resources for you, our students, so that you may continue to succeed at a campus that cares about you.

Thank you for choosing Orange Coast College.


OCC President Angelica Suarez Signature

Angelica L. Suarez, Ph.D.