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ACE and OCC Early College Partnership

oakland Community College


Oakland ACE students work towards an Associates Degrees at OCC: 

Students with IEP's or 504 plans will find OCC provides excellent options for student supports in college. OCC's ACCESS Team located on each campus helps ensure student success.


Each OCC campus dedicates an OCC counselor who is available to work with our students.

OCC counselors collaborate with our ACE counselor to ensure students register for classes that align with future goals:

  • Students who want to transfer to an in state four year university have guidance in maximizing transfer credits. Students focus on taking courses from the Michigan Transfer Agreement
  • Students who want to remain at OCC plan what courses to complete to earn desired degrees.



The pandemic introduced students and families to a variety of learning environments. Many students desire flexible learning opportunities like Early College. Spending time at their home high school and OCC's campus creates flexibility in a students day that fits many learning styles. 

OCC's Campuses are safe, moderately sized, updated and great environments for students to begin their college experience. Libraries, community collaboration spaces and other amenities provide students additional learning environments from which to choose. 


OCC houses three Michigan Early College Programs. They are excellent partners in providing resources for our students. OCC's Associate Dean of College Readiness and Secondary School Partnerships dedicates energy and time into ensuring Early College student success. 

OCC college professors have experience working with our younger aged learners and have proved excellent partners.

OCC's Academic Support Centers are important resources for our students. Students who participate in free tutoring at ASCs find the support highly useful. 

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Meet 2023 Grads

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OCC 2023 Grads: Ainsley Rahm

“The past few years have been really hard, but it’s been great getting to know everyone and being a part of the ACE community at OCC. I had no idea what ACE was going to be like, and it looks like going to OCC turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

OCC 2023 Grads: Hope Pacheco

“OCC has provided me with a better education, and I have been able to learn what college is like at a younger age than most people. I appreciate the impact OCC has had on me, and I understand what classes will be like when I transfer to a university.”

OCC 2023 grads: Kimberly Campbell

“At OCC, I learned to take advantage of any opportunity because you never know what can come out of it or who you may meet. It’s so important to branch out, even if you are uncertain or nervous. I came to OCC as a high school student not sure about much, and I’m leaving with more knowledge both from inside the classroom and outside of it.”