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By Alan Blank | July 2, 2009
Seeing evidence of a surge in demand for what were referred to as “green-collar jobs” during the presidential election, Orange Coast College has decided to debut some new classes to capitalize on the trend. For the first time, there will be courses on solar panel installation, sustainable architecture and energy-efficient water heaters at the school and more are in the workings, administrators say. Many of the faculty members at OCC in departments like construction and architecture also work in industry, and they were the first ones to notice the emerging need for people trained in environmentally conscious design, according to Dean of Technology Programs Doug Benoit.
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February 11, 2003
Bryce Alderton The Mission Conference is slated for realignment -- again. Athletic directors approved the proposal during their winter meetings after coaches from the 12 conference football teams unanimously voted for the shift, which will create two new divisions -- the American and National -- beginning with the 2003 season. Orange Coast College will be in the American Division along with former Northern Division member schools Cerritos, Long Beach and Mt. San Antonio, along with ex-Central Division participants Golden West and Palomar.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan | January 20, 2010
Students preparing to attend Orange Coast College this summer should brace themselves for uncertainties, including the possibility of a 50% reduction in the number of classes offered. It’s the result of a state budget crisis that’s changing the face of higher education in California. Last week, in his proposed state budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decided not to target California’s 110 community colleges for cuts. Yet officials at OCC are taking a “a wait-and-see approach” at what his May budgetary revision might bring, said Rich Pagel, vice president of administrative services for the 19,000-student junior college in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
March 19, 2001
Richard Dunn Jim Carnett isn't listed among Orange Coast College's all-time leading rushers or home run hitters, but the fact that anybody is listed at all is because of him. Considered a pioneer among California Community College Sports Information Directors, Carnett, whose reach now goes far beyond the playing fields, is known in his circles as having mastered the art of record keeping, statistical research and...
NEWS
November 17, 2006
I am outraged that apparently Orange Coast College's administration and the college district's board of trustees have said nothing about the student government board's voting to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings. The easy thing to do is for the school's taxpayer-paid leaders to remain silent and to allow these students, who are receiving an education predominately funded by the taxpayers, to show what appears to be a disloyal attitude toward our country. This decision smacks of not wanting to make some people uncomfortable, the minority, at the expense of the majority.
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | March 5, 2007
Jim Stevens was so tired, he could barely put a sentence together Sunday. The 19-year-old had spent the last three days writing, directing and editing a seven-minute film for submission to the inaugural Society of Future Filmmakers 48 Hour Film Challenge without one wink of sleep. Led by Orange Coast College film club organizer Chip Tompkins, the competition began Friday on campus, where the group meets. Contenders gathered in the school's screening room to go over rules and pick at random from a selection of genres and themes.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | February 3, 2007
COSTA MESA — The bell sat on a table by the podium Friday night, its chipped and rusty exterior showing years of use. Cadets had rung it during World War II, when Orange Coast College was an air base. In later years, it tolled for the wedding of two teachers and the funeral of a football player. The chapel where it hung burned down in 1953, but the bell survived — most recently in a maintenance worker's backyard. On Friday, it sounded again for another key moment in OCC's history, as the campus opened its long-awaited Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.
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