Oregon Coast Community College celebrated 25 years of helping residents of all ages get the most out of life. Whether it’s personal enrichment, a career change, a first career, or just gaining credits toward transferring to a four year college or university, Oregon Coast Community College is ready to help.
During today’s 25th birthday party at the Newport College, there were special events, special historical oratory, great food, wonderful music, both inside and out. A silent auction, raffle prizes, special tours of science classes dealing with botany, biology, and aquarium sciences. Acting OCCC President Bruce Koicke said Aquarium Science graduates are having little trouble finding work. He says the growth of aquariums like Oregon Coast Aquarium, in the U.S.and around the world, are looking for those who understand about fish habitat and other aquatic sciences to help provide the visiting public the proper education about the marine environment that covers the vast majority of the Earth.
Koicke said the college will continue to offer personal enrichment courses, most of which don’t carry college credit, but which draws the community into the college so that as many people as possible learn first hand the value of higher education and how affordably priced it is at OCCC.
Koicke says they’re especially proud of their nursing program and their initial offerings of law enforcement classes as well as many others that transfer directly into other Oregon four year colleges and universities. Koicke also reminds residents that attending a local community college is far less costly than going straight into a regular college or university.