Owens community College

Owens Community College (OCC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of United States colleges.

Owens is a public two year community college with campuses in the state of Ohio. The school was founded in Toledo in 1965, and currently maintains a student body of more than 20,000 undergraduates. 

The Owens college district primarily serves the counties of Hancock, Lucas, Ottawa, and Wood. 

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Above: A view of the campus at Owens


Owens community College Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Owens Community College.

1. Where is Owens Community College?

The main campus of OCC is located near Toledo, Ohio, with an additional campus location in Findlay, Ohio. The exact addresses of the OCC campuses are:

30335 Oregon Road

Perrysburg, Ohio



3200 Bright Road

Findlay, Ohio


2. What types of degrees are offered at Owens Community College?

Owens awards Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Science degrees, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as a number of skilled trade certificates. 

Some internships and work-study programs are also available. 

3. What courses and programs are offered at Owens Community College?

Students enrolled at Owens can choose from many different programs. Some programs have selective admissions criteria. Here is a complete list of academic majors at OCC: 


  • Accounting Certificate
  • Accounting Technology
  • Administrative Office Coordinator Major
  • Baking and Pastry Certificate
  • Business Administration Concentration
  • Business Management Technology
  • Computer Programming Technology
  • CPA Qualifying Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Culinary Arts Certificate
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Dietetic Technician Program
  • Emergency Services Technology
  • Entrepreneurship Major
  • Hospitality Management Program
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Insurance Studies
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Certificate
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Major
  • Marketing and Sales Technology
  • Medical Office Support Certificate
  • Medical Office Support Major
  • Office Administration Technology
  • Office Support Certificate
  • Payroll Certificate
  • Professional Law Enforcement OPOTA Certificate
  • Professional Law Enforcement QuickBooks Certificate
  • Web Design Certificate 

school of liberal arts

  • Associate of Arts, General Concentration
  • Broadcast Media Technology
  • Commercial Art Concentration
  • Commercial Art Technology Certificate
  • Commercial Art Technology
  • Commercial Photography Technology
  • Communication Studies Concentration
  • Early Childhood Education Technology
  • Economics Concentration
  • Education Transfer Concentration
  • English Literature Concentration
  • Fine Art Concentration
  • Geography Concentration
  • History Concentration
  • Music Business Technology
  • Music Education/Performance Concentration
  • Photography Concentration
  • Political Science Concentration
  • Pre-Law Concentration
  • Psychology Concentration
  • Social Work Concentration
  • Sociology Concentration
  • Theatre Concentration

school of nursing and health professions

  • Computed Tomography Certificate
  • Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Dental Hygiene Program
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
  • Exercise Science Concentration
  • Health Information Technology
  • Licensed Practical Nurse / Associate Degree Nursing Progression Program
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
  • Medical Assisting Program
  • Medical Coding Certificate
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  • Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Pre-Pharmacy Transfer
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Registered Nurse Program
  • State Tested Nurse Assistant Training Course/ Home Health Aide Course (STNA)
  • Sterile Processing Certificate
  • Surgical Technology
  • Vascular Sonography Major


  • Alternative Energy - Photovoltaic Technology
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Science, General Concentration
  • Auto Body Refinish Technician Certificate
  • Auto Body Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Service Certificate
  • Automotive Service Management Major
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biomedical Electronics Major
  • Biology Concentration
  • Building Maintenance Major
  • Building Maintenance Certificate
  • CAD Certificate
  • CAD Technology
  • Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
  • Chemistry Concentration
  • CISCO Academy Certificate
  • Computer Science Major
  • Construction Trades Major
  • Diesel Service Certificate
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Certificate
  • Electrical / Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Major
  • Engineering Concentration
  • Environmental Science Concentration
  • General Motors Corporation Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP)
  • GMAW Welding Certificate
  • GTAW Welding Certificate
  • HVACR Certificate
  • Industrial Mechanic Certificate
  • John Deere Technician Major
  • Landscape and Turfgrass Management Certificate
  • Landscape and Turfgrass Management Program
  • Machining Certificate
  • Mathematics Concentration
  • Mechanical Major
  • Network Administration Certificate
  • Networking and Information Systems Support
  • Pipefitting/Plumbing Certificate
  • Pipe Welding Certificate
  • Plate Welding Certificate
  • SMAW Welding Certificate
  • Tool and Die/Mold Maker Certificate
  • Welding Major
  • Wide-Area Networking Technology

Above: A concert band class at Owens College

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4. Who should attend Owens Community College?

Owens College is a smart and budget friendly choice of higher education for county residents of any age who are interested in acquiring academic credits or professional skills in any of the above fields of study. 

5. Why attend Owens Community College?

Here are just a few good reasons for attending Owens:

  • Owens College offers more than 100 majors of study.
  • Owens College features a relatively low tuition. 
  • Owens has tutoring, computer labs, and academic advisors available. 
  • Owens features a broad range of special interest clubs. 

6. How much does it cost to enroll at Owens Community College?

According to the OCC website, the cost of tuition and fees to enroll at Owens is:

  • $153 per credit hour for Ohio residents
  • $306 per credit hour for out of state enrollments

Additional fees may also apply. Among the required fees for most students are a $20 application fee, a $110 academic support service fee, a $65 new student orientation fee, and a $25 registration fee, to name a few. 

Financial aid may be available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs, to help students pay for their educations at Owens College. 

7. How long does it take to earn a degree from Owens Community College?

All students at OCC attend the school part time. So, how long it takes to complete the training needed to earn a degree or a certificate depends upon the student's course load. 

If a student enrolled at OCC full time, the estimated time for the completion of an Associate's degree is about two years. Certain professional certificates may take one year or less. 

8. What is the Owens Community College campus like?

The main OCC campus occupies more than 280 acres in a suburban setting near Toledo. Campus buildings include a student health center, a fire science and law enforcement center, a transportation technologies building, a welding design center, a child development center, a performing arts center, a center for emergency preparedness, and several other useful facilities. 

The Findlay campus spans 60 acres in the town of Findlay, which is located roughly 50 miles south of Toledo. 

OCC does not offer on-campus housing. 

Owens College features many dozen student clubs, organizations, and honors societies. Among the on-campus student interest groups at Owens are 

  • American Red Cross
  • Black Student Union
  • Camera Club
  • Commercial Arts Club
  • Culinary Club
  • Dance Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Landscape Crew
  • Music Club
  • Sailing Club
  • Ski Club
  • Surgical Technology Club
  • Trivia Club
  • Wrestling Club

to name just a few. 

The athletic teams at OCC call themselves the Express. The Owens Express teams compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. The school colors are red, white, and black. OCC features intercollegiate basketball and volleyball for men and women.

Shown above: The men's basketball team at Owens 

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Above: Women's volleyball at Owens.

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9. What is the Owens Community College neighborhood like?

The town of Perrysburg is located just south of Toledo, right across the Maumee River. Downtown Toledo is situated just about five miles north of the OCC campus. 

Nearby attractions include the Hollywood Casino Toledo and the Toledo Zoo. 

Attractions near the Findlay campus include the Cube Ice Rink, the Mazza Gallery Art Museum, and the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Museum, among others. 

The campus neighborhoods are not especially walkable. A car might be helpful for most students enrolled at Owens. 

Above: Downtown Toledo, Ohio

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10. What are the distance learning options at Owens Community College?

OCC has hundreds of online courses and hybrid courses to choose from. Here are just a few online course offerings available at Owens: 

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Alternative Energy Studies
  • American Sign Language
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biology
  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Climate and Weather
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer Graphics
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Engine Technology
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • ESL
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Fire Science
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Information Technology
  • History
  • Humanities
  • HVAC Technology
  • Insurance Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Information Science
  • Landscape Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Music 
  • Nursing
  • Office Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Quality Control
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Studies
  • Surgical Technology
  • Surveying
  • Theater
  • Welding

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11. What is the contact information for Owens Community College?

You can reach the Perrysburg campus of OCC by calling (567) 661-7000. 

To reach the Findlay area campus of OCC, call 567-3429-3500.

To use a toll free number, call 800-GO-OWENS. 

Above: Firefighter Training at Owens College.

image: ww2.owens.edu

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