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Onondaga Community College’s newest buildings are receiving high marks for their environmental features. The Academic II building and the SRC Arena and Events Center received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council Tuesday morning. Being certified by the U.S. Green Building Council means that the building design and construction met specific green building criteria.

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Senator Charles Schumer stopped by the Ultra Dairy plant in East Syracuse Monday to promote an initiative he hopes will teach new skills needed to land advanced  manufacturing jobs in Central New York.   The State University of New York has applied for a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support a career training program.  If approved, the funding would go to Onondaga Community College and nearly 30 other SUNY schools, in addition to local businesses like Byrne Dairy. Schumer says that jobs in mechatronics are more advanced than traditional manufacturing jobs because they require skills in engineering, mechanics and electronics.  He gives an example of how it might work:

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The term “rocket science” actually means something to the 3rd through 8th graders enrolled in Aerospace Engineering Camp at OCC's College for Kids…like, what goes up must come down, but not always where you expect.

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  Onondaga Community College’s Surgical Technician Program is receiving a lot of attention after recent graduates earned high scores on the national certification exam. The 10 month program at OCC is a crash-course in physiology and surgical procedure, where students learn the skills needed to assist surgeons and nurses during surgeries. 

OCC Welcomes New President

Jul 1, 2013

New Onondaga Community College President Casey Crabill went undercover to explore how students felt about the institution.  She scoped out the school as a prospective student to see what she would be getting into.

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Onondaga Community College has been putting the finishes touches on its 50th Graduation Ceremony on May 18th at SRC Arena at the college.  Two students in the graduating 2013 Class won SUNY Chancellor's Awards.