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Orange Coast College
Orange Coast College 2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 432-5072
  • General Information
    About Orange Coast College

    The School of Allied Health Professions at Orange Coast College is dedicated to providing quality programs leading to opportunities in professional health careers. The School is offering a comprehensive curriculum in medical and dental professions that provide necessary knowledge and skills with opportunities for cross training. Critical thinking, assessment, creativity, and professionalism are emphasized. The School is committed to its students and the community by offering programs which enrich, encourage growth, lead to success and promote life-long learning. In accordance with the mission statement, the SAHP subscribes to the following student outcomes: 1. To prepare students to function as members of a health care team 2. To provide effective didactic education that offers the student knowledge required of a health care professional. 3. To provide the skills required to function as an allied health practitioner. 4. To instill the attitudes and ethics required of an allied health professional. In addition, the SAHP bases the student's educational expereince upon the following philosophy: 5. To provide programs that reflect current knowledge, trends, and techniques. 6. To provide a coordinated, structured and well rounded clinical experience. 7. To provide an effective screening mechanism to encourage student success. 8. To provide an appropriate number of graduates to meet the needs of the community. 9. To provide guidance to students in choosing a health career.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • 2-4 years certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 49%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 34,736
    Native American 247.0
    Asian 8,036.0
    African American 663.0
    Hispanic 6,505.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 9,386
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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