Learn More About This First Year Student Guide

The First Year Student Guide provides a road map for your first year at OCC.  With explanations of what should be completed in each phase of your first year at the college, the guide answers what you want to know and what you should know to succeed.

First Year Student Philosophy 

At Ocean County College, we are committed to providing a community that will maximize the potential for success for every first year student. The faculty and staff are dedicated in offering a solid academic foundation through active learning, technology, innovative teaching, and diversified experiences while promoting an environment that encourages student involvement. Every student will be given the opportunity to cultivate their academic and social skills in preparation for their future. In this ever changing global community, Ocean County College is committed to consistently assessing and evaluating our programs and policies to ensure that they address the constantly evolving student body.  

At Ocean County College, the first year matters!