Oakland Community College: Oakland County College Connections

With five campuses throughout the county, over 100 degree and certificate programs, university transfer degrees in business, science, and the liberal arts, Oakland Community College (OCC) has extensive offerings for its students. OCC provides a quality, affordable higher education opportunity to the community and is committed to enhancing the quality of life, health, and safety in Oakland County through their Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center.

For years, OCC has been known for offering a caring environment, excellent instructors, smaller classes, and educational options that meet the needs of the community. Extra-curricular activities are offered at all five campuses giving students additional opportunities for networking, career growth, building friendships, overall student success, and more. More than one million students have enrolled since it opened in 1965.

Take a look at our video to see why OCC might be the perfect place to achieve your education and career goals.

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Enjoy Halloween Festivities at “Zoo Boo”

If your family is looking for a Halloween destination with all of the fun, but none of the fright, “Zoo Boo” is the place for you!

Held the first three weekends in October, the Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” offers a diverse selection of festive Halloween attractions. Live entertainment acts include daring acrobatics, magic acts, and extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations.

Guests of all ages are invited to wear their costumes* and collect some sweets by trick-or-treating along the pumpkin-lined “unlucky” 13-station trick-or-treat trail.

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Oakland Schools Technical Campuses: Oakland County College Connections

Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) is a learning destination, where purposeful learning is centered on students. It provides practical career technical education to high school students from Oakland County’s 28 public school districts, public academies, private learning institutions, and home schools. Students get to explore the direction they want to take, experience amazing opportunities, and prepare to excel in the real world.

Career training and skill development takes place at one of four, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar technical campuses in Oakland County. OSTC offers high school and college credit, national industry certifications, personalized instruction, awesome teachers, paid internships, student leadership opportunities, scholarships, and access to National Manufacturing Day events.

Are you looking for a hands-on, real world experience? Take a look at our video and learn more about what Oakland Schools Technical Campuses can offer you.

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Make Fall Running Season Your Best Yet!

Some say the fall is the best season to be a runner! With cooler temps on the way, and beautiful leaves changing color, running can seem like more of a treat than a chore. In fact, many people fall in love with running at this special time of year.

Take a look at our list of Fall Running Events before you hit the pavement. Signing up for a race now can help get you motivated and ready for the change in season. You’ll find events for every ability, including full marathons, mile walks, fun runs, and more.

Walking and running are great for the heart, mind, and whole body! Be sure to follow these simple tips for safe running.

  • Warm up – especially in cooler weather
  • Check the weather before you head out
  • Invest in proper footwear
  • Plan for daylight saving time
  • Dress in layers
  • Hydrate

Planning ahead for your next race? Visit our Spring and Summer Running Events pages to find walks and runs happening in and around Oakland County.


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Enjoy Labor Day with These Weekend Festivities

Summer may be winding to a close and school may be returning, but Labor Day festivities are ramping up! This weekend, people throughout Oakland County will enjoy a welcome break to celebrate America’s workforce and the American Labor Movement.

Whether you celebrate with a backyard barbecue, or the annual Paint Creek Bridge Walk and Run, Oakland County is full of Labor Day activities. Be sure to check out our list for the full roster of Labor Day Weekend events.

For those seeking fresh air, a visit to an Oakland County Campground or participation in the Milford Labor Day 30K are guaranteed to excite. Are you artistically inclined? Art festivals like Royal Oak’s Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival may be for you. If knights and castles are your thing, make sure to stop by the Michigan Renaissance Festival, which will be open in Holly throughout Labor Day Weekend. And for those in search of cotton candy, funnel cakes, and amusement park attractions, the Michigan State Fair in Novi is the place to be.

If these events sound exciting, be sure to check our full list of Labor Day Weekend festivities so that you don’t miss a beat!


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