Oakland County Community College (OCC) has launched a Weekend College to accommodate students who need a more flexible class schedule and to reduce the time it takes to complete a degree or certificate program. The college’s Southfield and Royal Oak campuses began offering all-day Saturday classes in the winter 2010 semester.
OCC Southfield CampusSince the majority of OCC students attend part-time, it can take as long as seven years to obtain a degree. Now, the Weekend College enables students to enroll in a combination of online, Friday evening and Saturday classes to earn associate degrees and certificates in as little as two years. Saturday class hours were also extended to 5:00 p.m. during the summer semester at OCC’s Southfield campus.
In addition to shortening the time to earn a degree, OCC’s Weekend College addresses the needs of dislocated workers and residents who are unable to enroll in classes held during the weekdays. It also increases access to degree and certificate programs. According to OCC, the college-eligible population living within a ten-mile radius of the Southfield and Royal Oak campuses will grow to more than 125,000 people over the next few years.
The Weekend College program makes it possible for students to earn associate degrees in Liberal Arts, General Studies, Business Administration, and Management Development. Microsoft certifications are offered, along with certificates in Business Information Systems and Computer Information Systems. For more information, contact OCC’s Southfield campus at (248) 233-2750.