Oakland Community College
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|Oakland Community College|
|Motto||Get anywhere from here.|
|Chancellor||Dr. Timothy R. Meyer|
|Students||Almost 82,000 students in the four semesters of 2011|
|Location||Oakland County, Michigan, United States|
|Campus||District Office, Bloomfield Hills, MI|
|Colors||Green and White|
Oakland Community College (OCC) is a community college established June 8, 1964 in Oakland County, Michigan. It opened September 1965 with two campuses - Highland Lakes, a renovated hospital in Union Lake, and Auburn Hills, a former Army Nike missile site in Auburn Hills.
OCC is the largest of Michigan's community colleges.
The teams are known as the Raiders and compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). Men's varsity sports include basketball, cross-country, and golf; women's varsity sports include basketball, cross-country, softball, tennis, and volleyball; men's club sports include soccer. OCC also has a competitive speech and performance team (the forensics team) that has had both State and National champions. OCC also has a vibrant and growing performing arts program with a free 2-day Performance Festival event each February and regular theater shows.  OCC also has a nationally acclaimed Culinary Studies Institute.  OCC also is regionally recognized for its outstanding ABA  approved paralegal program. 
In September 1967, the award-winning Orchard Ridge Campus opened. First leased in temporary facilities in Oak Park, the Southeast Campus System expanded through the purchase and remodeling of buildings at a second site in Royal Oak.
In 1980, the Oak Park facilities were replaced by a new campus in Southfield.
The Royal Oak buildings were replaced by a new campus complex which opened in the fall of 1982. 
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