Orange Coast College, a community college located in Costa Mesa, California, is a national power when it comes to college rowing. The school has won 11 national championship while competing against much larger and richer 4 year colleges. And it heads into the 2017 national championships as the defending champion.
The Orange County College rowing team has had great success over its 60 year history despite the fact many members of the team are new to rowing. A lot of the credit goes to the system former coach and OCC president Dave Grant put in place and the work of coach Steve Morris. Read more: Orange Coast College | Niche
Working their straining muscles with power, grace and unity, the Orange County College team has become known as giant killers for their ability to take down teams from much bigger and better known and financed schools. Many of its members have gone on to compete in the Olympics and World Championships.
Quite a few of them have also gotten scholarships to prestigious 4 year universities like Stanford, Boston University, the University of Washington and UC Berkley. The discipline, mental and physical strength, competitive spirit and friendships developed on the OCC rowing team has led rowers to success in many fields.
‘We’ll help you get there’ is the motto of this public community college. And since its founding in 1947, it’s taken countless students from its 164 acre suburban campus in Orange County to the top of their field in politics, the arts, entertainment, athletics fashion, music and more.
Orange Coast College offers two-year associates degrees and certificates of achievement, as well as lower division classes that are transferrable to most colleges and universities. The school has accreditation from Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and many other well-respected organizations.
The mission of Orange Coast College is to offer students an affordable education in the skilled professions and licensed trades, along with providing them with easy access to quality remedial classes and transferable lower-division courses. Many OCC students transfer to either a University of California or California State University campus.
Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/collegeDetails.aspx?collegeID=833&txt=Orange%20Coast%20College