Onondaga Community College

Health & Medicine
2:10 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Community Group Helps Smooth Some Bumps on the Road to ACA Medical Coverage

Community members learn about the Affordable Care Act at Bethany Baptist Church.
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER news

A community group turned the banquet room at the Bethany Baptist Church on Beattie Street into an information session on getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act over the weekend.

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Surgical Tech Program
5:29 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

OCC Program Enjoys Success Starting Medical Careers

Students in Surgical Technician Program get hands-on training that helped all members of the last class pass national certification.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  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. 

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VETERANS DAY 2013
6:40 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Central New York Remembers and Honors its Veterans

Carol Anne Wood recites one of her granddaughter’s favorite poems.
Credit WAER News

Veterans and their families gathered at the War Memorial Tuesday for a celebration and honoring of their service. Carol Anne Wood is the grandmother of a woman currently serving in the U-S Army.  She would write poems for her granddaughter and the platoon, and quickly became known as the platoon grandmother.

Unfortunately not all service members are able to return to their families and communities. A special table was set up to honor those Missing in Action or who are Prisoners of War.      

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Onondaga Community College
5:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

OCC Building Boom Continues with New Academic and Music Building

Music Students got the cut the ribbon and open OCC's new Academic II building today.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff at Onondaga Community College joined elected officials and business leaders in dedicating O-C-C’s newest building. 

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Summer Student Program
1:49 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Doors to College Life Opening Up to Disabled Students at O.C.C.

Students at the New Visions Program on O.C.C. campus.
Credit WAER News- Christian Bersani

From volcanoes in science class to high-energy Zumba workouts, O.C.C. is opening its doors to college life for students with learning disabilities from all over the Onondaga County.


The week-long New Visions program is currently underway for handicapped community members who wish to experience college as any other student would.  Program Director Amy Mech says this is a chance for disabled students to be educated and build social skills in a much more familiar setting.

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