Reach your goals of serving people and the community. We 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 to learn more about classes you'll take, check out a short intro video, and see where an OCC degree can take you.

Academic Advising

COVID vaccination is mandatory for all students.
Please make your advising appointment after submitting proof of vaccination to
Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted before you register for classes.

Are you ready to register for classes?

Spring Registration will officially begin on Monday, October 17th!

Are you a new student for spring OR are you returning to OCC after taking some time off?

We understand that you’re excited to get your class schedule and we want to make it as quick and easy as possible! Check out our Register NOW program. By completing the Register NOW form, a Professional Advisor will review your registration form and transcripts to create a class schedule that best fits your needs. You will have an opportunity to schedule a time with an advisor once you have received your finalized schedule. The link to schedule an advisement appointment will be provided in the email that you receive, once you have been registered for classes.

Register NOW Form

Students currently attending classes at OCC:

Make an appointment with your assigned advisor today!

Don’t know who your advisor is? Check your OCC email for your advisor’s contact information or:

  1. Log into Lazer Success
  2. On the My Success Network page, locate your academic advisor in the My Connections section.

Need help navigating Lazer Success, check out this video!

Success Coaches help in other ways

A Success Coach will work with you on-on-one to provide helpful tools to assist you in balancing your academic and personal life. They can serve as a compass to help you navigate your OCC experience!

Want to connect with someone about your educational experience?  Feeling overwhelmed attempting to balance your academic and personal commitments?

  • Connect with campus resources like the Learning Center, Community Care Hub, and more
  • Improve your time management
  • Develop good study skills and habits
  • Please be aware that the Success Coach will not be able to provide help with class registration or schedule adjustments.

Success Coach Appointment
Please be aware that the Success Coach will not be able to provide help with class registration or schedule adjustments.

Need help with Financial Aid?

Our Financial Aid office is ready for you.

Our Support Team

Main Support Contacts
Role Name & Email Office Phone
School Secretary Brooke Dowd M280 (315) 498-2182
Success Coach Betsy Vavonese


(315) 498-2823

Professional Advisor

Sherrie Asbie-White


(315) 498-2786




Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.