Earn your associate’s degree completely online! Choose from the following degrees and certificates:
Associate in Applied Science Programs
Associate in Arts Programs
Associate in Science Programs
- Computer Science
- Computer Science – Game Development & Design Option
- Computer Science – Information Systems Option
- Computer Science – Information Technology Option
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Science
- General Studies
- Homeland Security
- Public Service
Certificate of Completion Programs
Certificate of Proficiency Programs
What is the difference between these programs?
For college students who begin their studies at a community college, A.A. and A.S. programs should transfer in full, with the student bearing some responsibility to make elective choices at the community college that are consistent with the intended major and the requirements of the four-year college or university. The A.A.S. degree prepares students for immediate employment after graduation, although many students who pursue this degree also transfer successfully.
Certificate programs are designed to equip students with skills for immediate employment in a wide range of job possibilities. Certificates of Proficiency require 30 or more credits, while Certificates of Completion require a fewer number of credits. In general, credits earned through a Certificate program may later be applied to an associate degree in a related field or in general education.
Many students plan on transferring to a four year institution after they have completed their Associate Degree here at Ocean County College. As a student, you should work closely with your academic adviser during the transfer process. You may need to apply to a 4 year college well in advance of your OCC graduation. Therefore, transfer is something that you should be thinking about early in your sophomore year. There are many resources that you can use to make your transfer as seamless as possible. You can find these resources by visiting the “Transfer” portion of our website. Within the transfer section of the OCC site, there is a wealth of knowledge and tools that will assist you in your transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program.
You can visit the OCC Transfer page by clicking on the link below:
OCC also works with many four year Colleges and Universities to ensure the transfer of as many credits as possible towards your Bachelor’s degree. We are accredited by numerous accrediting bodies, such as Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools . Mutual accreditation is an important piece of transferring successfully between two institutions.
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