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Onondaga Community College
Established 1961
Type Community college
President Debbie L. Sydow
Students 11,524
Location Syracuse, NY, USA
Campus 2 Suburban, 1 Urban
Nickname Lazers
Website www.sunyocc.edu

Onondaga Community College is an accredited[1] two-year educational institution that services Onondaga County, New York at three campuses. Onondaga Community College is a college of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and one of 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York State.

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History

The college was founded in 1961 in Syracuse, New York. SUNY OCC opened its first Residence Halls in August 2006.

Campuses

Entrance to the Main Campus
  • Main Campus: 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215
  • North Campus: 8015 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090
  • Downtown Campus: 677 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Athletics

Several of Onondaga's athletic teams are consistently nationally ranked, and the 2006 and 2007 men's lacrosse team won the NJCAA national championship in May 2006 and 2007. One of the school's top lacrosse players, Kent Squire-Hill, was arrested for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend in January 2008. It has been said that the team may have had the most dominant season in college lacrosse history, finishing the season with a record of 18-0, and 33-0 winning streak. They outscored their opponents 445-80. Head Coach Chuck Wilbur has compiled a career record of 83-11.

The men's basketball program won the 1993 NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship. Dave Pasiak currently coaches the team and is entering his seventh season. Mike Wheeler is entering his fifth season as the women's basketball coach. Onondaga is a member of the Mid-State Athletic Conference.Onondagas 2008-2009 Mens and womens lacrosse teams won the national championships for JUCO.

National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

This Community College is a NAFTC's Training Center.

Interesting Programs

One of OCC's many departments is the Electronic Media Communications department, in the Whitney building. Students learn how to tape video, edit, direct, and produce shows for television, many of which are broadcasted across the campus' television network. Students can choose one of three curriculums: television, digital audio, and digital media. Facilities of EMC include a full TV studio with Program Control and Master Control rooms, tape to tape editing rooms, audio recording rooms, and non-linear editing (NLE) and digital audio workstation (DAW) labs.

References

Famous alumni

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Coordinates: 43°0′22.2″N 76°11′50.3″W / 43.006167°N 76.197306°W / 43.006167; -76.197306

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