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Onondaga Community College’s Weekend College now includes a total of four majors! The highly popular accelerated program will give students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree while taking classes on weekends. Weekend College classes will be held Friday nights (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday’s (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on the OCC campus. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Classes begin Friday, August 24.

The four degree programs being offered through OCC’s Weekend College are:

  • Business Administration, A.S.                             12-month program
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.                                        14-and-a-half month program
  • Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.                       14-and-a-half month program
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S.       14-and-a-half month program

“Weekend College is very popular because it’s ideally suited for students who are balancing work, family and personal responsibilities. This allows them to be on-campus two days per week and to complete an associate degree through an accelerated year-round calendar. We are excited to be able to offer students this flexibility through these four degrees,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.

In addition, OCC’s partnership with SUNY Oswego will ensure students majoring in Business Administration or Criminal Justice a seamless transfer into a bachelor’s degree program which is offered through a combination of online and in-person classes at SUNY Oswego’s downtown Syracuse campus at Clinton Square. With this partnership, students can complete their associate and bachelor’s degrees at a SUNY price right here in Syracuse.

More information on Weekend College is available here.


Onondaga Community College is a two-year college located on a 280-acre campus in Syracuse, NY. OCC operates under the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is locally sponsored by Onondaga County. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are available on campus through the Regional Higher Education Center. OCC is an Achieving the Dream college and has been named a “Military Friendly” school by G.I. Jobs Magazine for its service to student veterans. The College’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility has earned it recognition as a “Green College” by the Princeton Review, a “Cool School” by the Sierra Club and a “Sustainable Campus” by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. A 2017 report titled “The Economic Value of Onondaga Community College” shows students enjoy an attractive 18% rate of return on their educational investment. For every dollar of support from state and local governments, taxpayers see a return of $6.70 on their investments. OCC’s 17 athletics teams have won 15 national championships. Learn more about what’s happening on campus at

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Jun 29th 2018