Need to register for classes or adjust your schedule for the fall semester? Please call (315) 498-7320 to be added to the call list and an advisor will contact you as soon as they are available. Starting on Monday, August 24th, we will serve students on a first come, first served basis.

The School of Public Safety and Community Service can help you reach your goals of serving people and the community. Our programs in Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling even offers a Weekend College option, allowing you to complete your degree while working. Our professors are committed to producing engaged citizens whose education prepares them for immediate career entry or for transfer to a four-year school.


Check out these available programs in the School of Public Safety & Community Service: 

View each degree page to learn more about classes you'll take, check out a short intro video, and see where an OCC degree can take you.

Your Academic Home Base

If you've got questions about your School of Public Safety & Community Service program, we want to answer them. We'll be your go-to for all things concerning your academics.


Have questions about transferring? Want to switch your degree or just trying to plan for next semester? All your advising needs are met here:

  • Transfer assistance
  • Course registration
  • Add/drop/withdrawal
  • Program change
  • Graduation questions

Due to social distancing restrictions, we are currently not offering in-person appointments! All appointments will be conducted via Zoom or Teams. 

Meet with a Success Coach

We're focused on helping you fulfill your potential, both academically and personally. Book a one-on-one session with a Success Coach to talk about:

  • Resources on campus like the Learning Center, Community Care Hub, and more
  • Time management strategies
  • Managing responsibilities and decision-making
  • Study skills and habits
Main Support Contacts
Role Name & Email Office Phone
School Secretary Debbie Fay M280N (315) 498-7320
Faculty School Specialist Donna Stuccio M280K (315) 498-2673
Advisor Derek Jackson M280Q (315) 498-2598
Success Coach Don O'Brien M280M (315) 498-2260




Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.