Ocean County College (OCC) offers quality, online educational experiences for working adults around the world. All OCC courses and degrees are built to be asynchronous so that you can fit schoolwork around your other responsibilities. OCC employs top tier, experienced online instructors who serve as experts in their field and who have also completed rigorous training in online teaching and learning.
At OCC, you have the option of starting with a certificate that will later count toward your degree! OCC also offers a full suite of online student services to support you along the way: enrollment counseling, 24/7 course support, full access to library databases and live chat, degree planning and academic advising, and tutoring in all subject areas. OCC paves the way for you to achieve your educational and professional goals by offering a wide variety of seamless transfer pathways designed to move you toward pursing a Baccalaureate or graduate degree!
Degree programs: 64 credits
Certificates: 22-30 credits (credits can be applied to degrees)
Cost: KP & BHMT provide a $5,250 yearly Tuition Benefit to eligible employees.
HINT: You may apply for the BHMT Individual Stipend Program to use while obtaining your degree or academic certificate.
* OCC is accredited through Middle States Commission on Higher Education
OCC degree programs are open to BHMT bargaining unit members employed at Kaiser Permanente who are eligible to receive benefits through the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust and Tuition Reimbursement program. Admission to OCC only requires a placement test! No previous college coursework is required. Previous coursework in Math or English may exempt you from the placement test. Please contact the HUB, Express Enrollment Services for possible placement test exemptions!
You may be closer to graduating than you think! OCC accepts up to 32 transfer credits, which is half of an Associate’s degree! Send in your unofficial transcripts now for a review of your previously coursework: firstname.lastname@example.org
TIP: You may apply for the BHMT Individual Stipend Program to use while obtaining your degree or academic certificate.
15 week Fall Semester
10 week Fall Quick Term
7.5 week terms
Spring Term: (January-May)
15 week Spring Semester
10 week Spring Quick Term
7.5 week terms
2 week Winter Intersession
Summer Term: (May-August)
7.5 week terms
3 week Summer Post Session
Your first step is with your BHMT Career Counselor who will help you to develop an overall career plan. During your time at Ocean County, you will be required to check-in with your Academic Success Coach. This certificate will allow you to remain active in the Degree Completion Program. BHMT Career Counselors are available to assist you with your overall career plan and to discuss how previous course work may fit. Your BHMT Team—Career Counselors, Academic Success Coaches and Project Managers, can also ensure that you are accessing all the tools available to help you in your studies. Contact your regional career counselor.