There are no requirements to attend most noncredit Continuing Education classes for adults. Most classes do not require a high school diploma or GED, although some experience may be necessary. Check course description for details and required prerequisites or call the Department of Continuing & Professional Education at 732.255.0409.

Continuing Education Units

CEUs are awarded for participation in occupations and professional development courses. CEU eligible courses are identified in this brochure. 80% of attendance and in some cases, a passing grade, are necessary to receive CEUs. CEU grade reports are available upon request by calling 732.255.0409.

Certificate Programs

When you successfully complete all the courses in a Certificate Program, you may request your certificate by sending an email to cpeinfo@ocean.edu.  Provide your OCC ID# and your name, the name of the certificate you are requesting, and your current mailing address.  You may request a transcript letter by following this same procedure.

Employer-Sponsored Registration

Purchase orders, vouchers and letter of intent (on company letterhead for pre-approved companies only) are accepted by mail. A completed registration form must accompany these documents.

Class Confirmation

Course confirmations/registration receipts are emailed upon registration. (Note: a registration receipt can be printed when registering online.) It is the responsibility of the student to confirm the start of the course and the room assignment by checking online. The weekly schedule goes online each Friday. All classes are at OCC, unless noted.

Course Changes/Cancellations

Ocean County College reserves the right to cancel a course entirely or to change its time, location or instructor. In the event a course is changed, students will be notified. Notification of course change/cancellation will be made by postcard or phone call. If a course is cancelled, all registered students will be issued a full refund.

Disability Accommodations

Ocean County College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you feel that you are entitled to accommodations based on disability, please contact us at 732.255.0409. We request that documentation of disability and accommodations be presented at least three weeks prior to the beginning of class.

Emergency Closings

For emergency/inclement weather closing information, check the college website at www.ocean.edu or call 732.255.0400. lnformation will also be broadcast on local radio stations.


Textbooks are available at the College Bookstore, in the College Center Annex unless stated otherwise in the brochure text. Book prices are correct at the time of publication. Note: they are subject to change by the time of brochure distribution.

Books can now be purchased online from the bookstore. For bookstore hours, call 732.255.0333.

Parents of All Students Under the Age of 18

In case of an emergency, OCC will administer First Aid and/or arrange for transport to a hospital unless otherwise notified. A completed Registration/Health and Waiver Form (PDF) must be submitted with a child's registration form.

Student Misconduct

Student misconduct on OCC's campus is not tolerated at any time. OCC administration will address all Continuing Education (CPE) student misconduct incidents and deal with each situation appropriately.

Refund Policy

We will be pleased to offer you a refund for a class ONLY if you withdraw at least four business days, between the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm, prior to the start date of the class. Refunds will be issued within 2-4 weeks based on the original payment method. There will be no refunds issued should a student be dismissed from class for misconduct. There will be no refunds for trips or ticketed events. Student substitutions will not be permitted for courses.


Ocean County College does not endorse or recommend any specific vendor listed in this brochure. The college is not responsible for brochure text omissions or errors.