Onondaga Community College is starting Weekend College! The accelerated program will give students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree on weekends. Weekend College classes will be held Friday nights (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday’s (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on the OCC campus. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Classes begin Friday, August 24.
The four degree programs being offered are: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling. Business Administration is a 12-month program. The other three majors will take 14-and-a-half months to complete. For students majoring in Business Administration or Criminal Justice, OCC’s partnership with SUNY Oswego will ensure students a seamless transfer into a bachelor’s degree program which is offered through a combination of online and in-person classes at SUNY Oswego’s downtown Syracuse campus at Clinton Square. With this partnership, students can complete their associate and bachelor’s degrees at a SUNY price right here in Syracuse.
OCC’s Weekend College is the focus of this month’s podcast. You can learn more about it during our conversation with Dr. Daria Willis, OCC’s Provost and Senior Vice President. Listen to it here! This podcast was recorded in early June. At that time, OCC had only received approval to offer one of the majors. In late June we received approval from SUNY and the New York State Education Department to expand out offerings to four majors.