Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College, one of the very few locally sponsored community higher education institutes in New York state, specializes in a variety of professional courses in the fields of technology, health and media.

Name of the Institution Onondaga Community College
Type of Institution Two Year Community College
Location (Contact Details) 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, New York – 13215-4585Ph. No. – 315-498-2622

Email – occinfo@sunyocc.edu

Ownership Locally Sponsored
Accreditation / Affiliation The college is affiliated to the -

  • National Junior College Athletic Association
  • Region III, Mid State Athletic Conference
  • The State University of New York


Accreditation bodies of the college -

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission


Courses Offered Degree and Associated Degree Courses in -

  • Health First Aid
  • Architectural Technology
  • Homeland Security & Disaster Preparedness
  • Hotel Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nutrition
  • Health Information Technology / Medical Records
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Journalism
  • Literature, Culture & Civilization


Certificate Courses in -

  • Cinema
  • Communication
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Food Service Administration


Minors in -

  • Exercise Science
  • French
  • Reading & Study Skills
  • Telecommunications
  • Surgical Technology


Departments / Branches
  • Architecture
  • Electronic Media Communications
  • Health Information Technology
  • Public Safety
  • Nursing
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Human Services & Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Health, Physical Education & Recreation
  • Library Science
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry, Biology and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Studies
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria International students need to fulfill the following requirements for admission to the college:

  • F1 student visa
  • Mark sheets of high school final examination and all college & short term courses pursued
  • TOEFL or IELTS certificate as proof of English proficiency
  • Complete filling up of application form, FSA-3 form and FSA-4 form
  • Submission of health / immunization certificate
  • Submission of page of valid passport which has the contact details of the applicant
  • Proof of economic support for the student during his stay and study at the college
Campus Placements The Onondaga Community College conducts the ACCUPLACER placement test to review the mathematics, reading and English speaking skills of the applicant. The test score determines the candidate’s inclination towards a particular field of study and hence his future profession.
Scholarships The college provides for more than 50 scholarships for international and resident students. Some of them are:

  • Allyn Honors Scholarship
  • Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Data Key Communications – Vera House Endowed Scholarship
  • SUNY / OCC Diversity Honors Scholarship
  • Helen and John Etherington Endowed Scholarship
  • Ghana Society Pan – African Endowed Scholarship
  • Rosamund Gifford Endowed Scholarship
  • OCC Faculty Endowed Award for Academic Excellence
  • Donald C Helmer Endowed Scholarship
  • Juanita Jones Crumrine Endowed Scholarship
  • KeyBank Native Scholarship
  • Library Research Award
  • M&T Bank / Dennis Dowdell Sr. Scholarship
  • Ann McKinnon Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • OCC – OHM BOCES Scholarship
  • Onondaga Nation Endowed Native Scholarship
  • Patricia M Baggett Memorial ESL Scholarship
  • State Farms Agents Emergency Services Award
  • James McGroarty Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Rodrigo – Reid Art Scholarship
Fee Structure An average cost of study at Onondaga Community College is listed below:

  • Tuition fees – $3,992 to $7,446
  • Books and other stationery – $1,230
  • Accommodation – $8,868
  • Miscellaneous cost – $2,500

The tuition and other fees are subject to change during an academic session at the discretion of the college authorities.

Established in the Year 1961
Website www.sunyocc.edu
Facts & Figures
  • The Onondaga Community College has three campuses in the US.
  • It is one of the most popular among the 30 local sponsored community colleges in the state of New York.
  • Though the college has been active since 1961, the accommodation facilities for international students were introduced as late as 2006.
  • The Onondaga Community College athletics team has always been held in high esteem; members of the college team also participate in national events.
  • The college boasts of prominent alumni like author Laurie Halse Anderson and singer & actress Grace Jones.
  • JazzFest music festival
  • Central New York Day of Percussion music festival
  • Cestmir Suska “Syracuse Flowers” Sculpture Dedication
  • Symphony Syracuse Woodwind Quintet
  • Faculty Art Show
  • Ensemble Chaconne
  • Gary Nash Percussion Ensemble
  • Bela Fleck and the Original Fleckstones
  • Kevin Moore, Piano Recital, Works by Brahms and Liszt
  • Mikyung Kim Exhibit
  • “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich
  • Ron Carter Trio
  • Syracuse Opera Residents Artists Program
  • Shane Lavancher Photography Exhibit
  • OCC Faculty Trio