Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community College partnered with Integris Health to offer a specialized nursing track that will turn licensed practical nurses (LPN) into registered nurses (RN) within a year. Integris Health contributes $50,000 to OCCC each year in order to provide specialized training faculty and other resources. Through this partnership, OCCC has increased the number of nursing graduates by 25 percent.
In 2001, ACDelco and OCCC partnered to develop and house the first collegiate educational site for ACDelco’s e-commerce initiative. The ACDelco Knowledge Center offers education and training in advanced automotive technology, e-commerce, computer and business management skills. The program serves more than 93 credit students and 2,860 non-credit students each year. Successful graduates of the program qualify for additional industry certificates that provide the potential for increased income. In addition, training will be extended to persons from surrounding states, which will also stimulate Oklahoma City’s local economy.