OCCC’s health care programs are by acceptance only and are highly competitive. Regular admittance to OCCC is required and each program has its own unique application and requirements. Application to the program must be completed and submitted by the deadline date that is listed. Applications are available on-line and completed applications must be turned in to the Recruitment and Admissions Office.

The Traditional Nursing Program accepts applications for the Spring and Fall semesters. Baccalaureate to Associate Degree Nurse Accelerated Pathway (BADNAP) program begins in the Summer semester. CLP, OTA, PTA, and SLPA programs accept applications for the Fall semester only.

Classes will be selected from eligible applicants and ranked according to preference points and GPA according to program requirements. Remaining applicants will be placed on an alternate list.

For additional information regarding OCCC’s Health Professions, please visit the website at:


Informational sessions for each program are offered to students to help prepare for applying to the programs.  A list of the sessions can be found here:  Spring 2017 Selective Health Program Information Sessions.

Basic application criteria, as well as preference point criteria (if applicable), may change prior to each program start date.  See each individual program for specific details.  General information about applying for any program can be found here:  2016-2017 General Health Program Information.


Nursing Career Ladder Pathway Application – Fall 2017
Application Deadline:  May 5, 2017 – 12:00 Noon

Baccalaureate to Associate Degree Nurse Accelerated Pathway Application – Summer 2017
Application Deadline:  February 3, 2017 - 12:00 Noon

Traditional Nursing Application – Fall 2017
Application Deadline:  April 7, 2017 – 12:00 Noon

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant Application - Fall 2017
Application Deadline:  June 2, 2017 - 12:00 Noon

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Application - Fall 2017
Application Deadline:  June 2, 2017 - 12:00 Noon

Physical Therapist Assistant - Revised 2/6/17

Physical Therapist Assistant Application - Fall 2017
Deadline: March 3, 2017 - 12:00 Noon

Paramedic Program

For Information about the Paramedic Program contact:

Ron Feller, Sr., MBA, NRP
EMS Program Director
(405) 682-1611, Ext. 7343 

Special admission procedures exist regarding advanced placement, admission of licensed LPN and Paramedic applicants for the nursing program, transfer of credit from other schools, and re-enrollment for students previously admitted into the program. Specific information regarding the procedures and eligibility for licensing can be found in the Curriculum section of the Catalog. For application forms, click on the links above.

*A background check will be required of all students applying for special admission programs.

*Should the college be closed on the deadline date for a health application, the deadline will automatically be extended to noon on the next operating business day.