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Orange Coast College

Orange coast college (OCC) is one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful community institution in Costa Mesa, a few minutes’ drive from the awesome southern California beaches. It was founded in the year 1947 with its classes commencing in the next year after founding. Over the years, the number of students enrolled has rapidly increased, and now, more than 25000 students join the college each semester. OCC has exceptional facilities and uses edge cutting technology in learning. The college renders academic and career programs exceeding 135 including even the nation’s most acclaimed public nautical programs. The college promotes students development through fostering a respectful, supportive and equitable climate of student engagement and academic inquiry. OCC ranks among the leading community colleges in the number of students it transfers to the University of California as well as other education systems in California. The e-learning system inherent in the school caters for those who would like to study online. OCC has active clubs, competitive sports teams, and a vibrant Student Body Association. For over six decades, the championship tradition of the college athletics has been engraved by the athletes of the past, is still and will be practiced by athletes of the college. Learn more: http://www.occpirateathletics.com/sports/bsb/index

One of the core functions of Orange Coast College is community outreach. One of the recent activities involving community is the support Denova home receives from architecture students at the college. A class of over 40 students visited an onsite two model homes as well as the active construction sites at Aura and stylish home in Costa Mesa as well. Aura features three-floor plans each having 3 to 4 bedrooms including a study room. The apartments have elegant exteriors and a modern farmhouse and plantation. The impressive interiors feature excellent finishes like the tiled floor, shaker-style designer cabinets and many other choices of available finish packages hence buyers can customize spaces that would suit their needs, tastes and preferences. Denova Homes was just the best choice to get students accustomed to the field of architecture. This company has earned a high accolade when it comes to homebuilding, definitely, such a high standard comes from the expertise and experience in the field.

 

Orange Coast College: Home to the Corpse Flower

Located in Costa Mesa, California, Orange Coast College is one of the nations largest community colleges. The school began holding classes in 1948 and currently offers two year associates degrees and certificates of achievement. They enroll more than 25,000 students every semester, and they lead other local community colleges in the number of students they send on to four year universities.

Located on a 164-acre campus, Orange Coast College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is part of the Coast Community College District, which is made up of three community colleges total. The school has a wide array of sporting activities available to its students, including baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, tennis, and women’s beach volleyball, to name a few. Orange Coast College also opened a new library in the past decade, built an on-campus Starbucks, and remodeled their student center.

In addition to their athletics and academics, Orange Coast College is gaining some notice around this time of year due to a rare flower located in their administration building that only blooms once every 3-5 years and is nicknamed the ‘corpse flower’ due to its smelly nature. The flower is over 5 feet tall and weighs almost 30 pounds- some of these plants can grow to weigh up to 200 pounds!

The ‘corpse flower‘ originates from the island of Sumatra and is an endangered plant. When it opens, it has bright magenta petals and typically happens in the evening. At Orange Coast College, once the plant blooms, it can be observed until 6 pm. Because of the smell, however, the horticulture department at Orange Coast College is offering views to the public via webcam on their website. This specific plant is being called “Little Dougie”, and its predecessor, “Little John”, was visited by over 1,000 people. The school is encouraging the visiting public to make a $3 donation to the horticulture department when visiting the plant.

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