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Onondaga Community College is starting Weekend College! The accelerated program will give students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree in just one year. 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 first degree program being offered through OCC’s Weekend College is Business Administration, a major which provides students with the highly-valued knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a variety of positions.

“Weekend College is ideally suited for students who are balancing work, family and personal responsibilities, allowing them to be on-campus two days per week and to complete an associate degree in only one year through an accelerated year-round calendar. With so many people in our community looking for a convenient, affordable way to quickly get into or move up in the business field, the Business Administration degree from OCC is a great fit,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.

In addition, OCC’s partnership with SUNY Oswego will ensure students 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. OCC is planning to add more majors pending approval by SUNY and the State Education Department.

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 14 national championships. Learn more about what’s happening on campus at www.news.sunyocc.edu.

Post Date

May 9th 2018