Oregon Coast Community College’s Fall Term begins Monday, Sept. 24.
The term stands out for a number of reasons. First, it features the largest lineup of classes offered in Lincoln City in the College’s history. Second, it marks the launch of the College’s new teaching degree program – produced in partnership with Western Oregon University, the Lincoln County School District, and Tillamook Bay Community College.
Also new this Fall is the Digital Media & Marketing Studio 2, at the Central County Campus in Newport. This workspace follows the launch of the DMMS 1 two years ago at the North County Center in Lincoln City. Like the Lincoln City studio, the Newport studio offers cutting edge photography, video and audio recording equipment and facilities, and is available to students as well as small businesses from throughout the county. Watch for announcements on the College’s Facebook and Instagram accounts about upcoming open house tours of these studio spaces. Both studios were funded by generous grants from the Lincoln County Economic Development Grant Program, made possible by video lottery dollars.
First-time students with questions about everything from where their first classes will be held, to where to find a tutor, to where the restrooms are – not to mention how to order a hamburger at the College Store – can find answers during the first week of the term at the front desks of both the Newport and Lincoln City campus locations.
There’s a welcome back barbecue event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Newport and Thursday, Oct. 4 in Lincoln City. These events offer students a chance to meet one another, ask questions about the College’s various locations and services, and get photographs taken for OCCC student IDs, among other things.
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Oregon Coast Community College is in its 31st year of service to Lincoln County, through locations in Waldport, Lincoln City, and Newport – site of the College’s Central County Campus.
The college offers a number of Career & Technical Education programs, from the medical assisting and nursing assistant programs (based in Waldport) and the College’s one-of-a-kind Aquarium Science Program. This Fall, the Aquarium Science Program is hosting a presentation on ocean acidification and a tour of the AQS Facility, located at the OCCC Central County Campus in Newport. The Aquarium Science Program attracts students from around the country, as well as around the county. In some recent years, the program has notched 100% job-placement rates for graduates (defined as working in the industry within six months of graduation) and each year AQS students are placed at internships at some of the leading aquariums and zoos around the country. The program offers one-year certificate as well as two-year degree programs.
Oregon Coast Community College’s two-year Nursing Program has graduated more than 200 Registered Nurses in its history, many of whom are currently working in Lincoln County. Others choose to matriculate directly to Linfield College as juniors, to spend two additional years earning their Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing.
Follow Oregon Coast Community College on Facebook and Instagram (@occcsharks) to stay up to date on late-breaking announcements and events. Tag your on-campus photos with @occcsharks and you could win prizes or be entered into drawings for various items throughout the term – check the Your College Store for more information about these opportunities. For more information, call the OCCC main switchboard at 541-867-8501.