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Onondaga Community College is providing expanded options to students of all ages interested in taking college classes this fall. Registration is now open for fall semester courses offered in a highly concentrated, 7-week period. These condensed fall semester courses begin Monday, October 19.

Courses are being offered in more than two dozen disciplines. The list can be viewed by clicking on this link. The 7-week semester is a great option for students who began the semester at another college but found it wasn’t the right fit, high school students who want to get ahead, current OCC students interested in moving from part-time to full-time enrollment, or anyone interested in taking a college class.

“Students of all ages have told us they want more options outside of the traditional semester format. As a community college we are very aware of our students demands outside the classroom. Approximately 80% of our students work 30 hours a week or more. We’ve worked hard to create learning opportunities which fit everyone’s lives,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.


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. We are the first public college in the nation to partner with Barnes & Noble College on the “Box of Books” program which provides students with flat-rate, predictable pricing for textbooks and technology. 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 2019 report titled “The Economic Value of Onondaga Community College” shows students enjoy an attractive 21.7% rate of return on their educational investment. For every dollar of support from state and local governments, taxpayers see a return of $3.90 on their investments. The average annual rate of return for taxpayers is 9.3%. OCC’s 17 athletics teams have won 16 national championships. Learn more about the College at

Post Date

Sep 10th 2020