Academic Advising at OCC

Academic Advising at OCC consists of a combination of professional and faculty advising.

Professional Advising

The Advising, Transfer and Career Services Office consists of four full-time professional academic advisors, as well as several part-time academic advisors. 

The professional advising staff provides students with the following services:

Faculty Advising

Degree-seeking students are assigned to a faculty advisor. Faculty advisors assist students in exploring short and long-term academic goals and help students to understand OCC's curricular requirements. Faculty Advisors help students:

  • Understand their degree audit (My Progress screen on Student Planning)
  • Select classes
  • Decide on a major
  • Explore their area of study. Faculty Advisors are the best people to talk to about study in a particular field!

What can students expect from their advisors?

  • We guide you in developing an academic plan, with a focus on short and long-term goals
  • We assist you in understanding your degree requirements and staying on track
  • We provide support for self, major and career exploration
  • We help you to prepare for successful transfer or employment

Advisors expect students to:

  • Take a proactive role in the academic advising experience
  • Ensure that  they are in the appropriate degree program.
  • Understand degree requirements.
  • Understand and follow academic policies in the catalog and on OCC's website.
  • Adhere to academic calendar deadlines in the catalog and on OCC's website.
  • Check Ocean Connect account to read email and announcements, view grades and register for courses.