The fall term at Oregon Coast Community College began Monday, Sept. 30, and all indications are that a busy, successful new school year is in the cards.
For the first time, OCCC students, faculty and staff are being issued student ID cards. The cards will be useful when the students avail themselves of the growing collection and services provided in the college’s library and media services department, as well as for transactions at the new Your College Store, the new purveyor of food, clothing and academic supplies that opened at the end of the last school year, under the direction of longtime OCCC staffer Sharon Hahn.
On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Associated Student Government provided students with a free Welcome Back BBQ Lunch. The welcome celebrations continue next week, with a pancake breakfast and Student ID printing party from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Community Room of the college’s Central Campus in Newport. The following week, an ice cream social will continue the student ID distribution effort in the Community Room. That event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Throughout these welcome weeks, students are invited to stop by the college library to sign up for a library card, and to register for prizes to be given away with prize drawings at 3 pm Thursday, Oct. 10 and 3 pm Thursday, Oct. 17.
In addition to a wide selection of credit courses and programs, the college is offering a wide array of community education classes this term. Upcoming classes include photography, birding, the “World of the Maya,” mussel harvesting and more.
This fall’s schedule is also brimming with Small Business courses designed for Oregon Coast business owners and managers, including a variety of classes on QuickBooks, a series of classes on Social Media, web design, accounting and more.
Oregon Coast Community College is here to serve Lincoln County’s students and the community. Students can complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Oregon Coast, earn an associate degree, prepare to start a small business, get a GED, learn English as a second language, or take courses for personal enrichment. Students may attend full or part-time. Oregon Coast offers credit and non-credit courses at its centers in Lincoln City, Newport and Waldport, and a variety of other locations throughout the county, including a growing assortment of online learning options.
Learn more at www.oregoncoastcc.org, or call 541-265-2283. Join the conversation on Facebook, or follow OCCC on Twitter, @occcsharks.
Above information provided by Oregon Coast Community College.