Blake Hagan

Student Success Coach

Email Blake

541-867-8539

Schedule an Appointment

Coaches students from Waldport & Toledo high schools, and those interested in:

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree 

Associate of Business Transfer Degree (ASOTB)

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science Transfer-Computer Science

Accounting

Aquarium Science

Carol Martin

Student Success Coach

Email Carol

541-867-8521

Schedule an Appointment

Coaches students from Newport High School,
and those interested In:

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

Associate of Business Transfer Degree (ASOTB)

Associate of Science Transfer-Computer Science

Associate of General Studies

Nursing & Allied Health Programs

Sue Spencer

Student Success Coach

Email Sue

541-867-8503

Schedule an Appointment in Newport

Schedule an Appointment in Lincoln City

Coaches students from Taft, Eddyville,
Siletz and Career Tech high schools,
and those interested In:

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree 

Associate of Business Transfer Degree (ASOTB)

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science Transfer-Computer Science

Teaching Program

Early Childhood Education

 

 

Learn more about ‘The Oregon Coast Approach’

Every college and university has its own method of supporting students with academic advising and coaching. Begun in 2022, OCCC has completely redesigned its process to better support you, our students. Our model, dubbed the “Oregon Coast Approach,” provides students with personalized service from the very start, through their academic career at OCCC. The Coach that meets the student at an assembly in high school, for example, is the same Coach who helps them apply and register for their first term and, later, helps them plan for their next steps.

From the moment you begin your academic career at Oregon Coast Community College, you will begin working with one of our four Student Success Coaches, and they are devoted to supporting you throughout your time at OCCC.  Here you’ll find more about the roles of our Student Success Coaches – and of you, the student – in the important coaching process.

What We Do as Coaches:

    • Discuss programs, courses, requirements
    • Help to clarify educational and career goals
    • Discuss strategies for success
    • Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary

What Students do before Coaching appointment:

New Students
    • Schedule a one-hour appointment with a Student Success Coach (above) to discuss courses, programs, and sign up for a New Student Orientation, where you will register for classes
    • Bring transcripts (college and/or high school/GED)
Returning Students
    • Review your degree progress
    • Schedule a 30-minute appointment with Coach (above)

 

 


Coach’s Role

What We Do as Student Success Coaches:

    • Discuss programs, courses, requirements
    • Help to clarify educational and career goals
    • Discuss strategies for success
    • Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary
 

Student Role

What Students do before Coaching appointment:

New Students
    • Schedule a one-hour appointment with an advisor (above) to discuss courses, programs, and sign up for a New Student Orientation, where you will register for classes
    • Bring transcripts (college and/or high school/GED)
Returning Students
    • Review your degree progress
    • Schedule a 30-minute appointment with advisor (above) 

Placement at Oregon Coast Community College

Oregon Coast Community College: Multiple Measures Placement Process

What you need to know

OCCC’s placement process recognizes the success, rigor, and accuracy of high school courses and grades. As a result, we are including high school grades in our placement process.

OCCC’s Placement Process Philosophy
  • Understanding that the use of placement testing alone has not been accurately placing students.
  • Acknowledging that under-placement is a barrier to student success and completion.
  • Developing a process grounded in research and best-practice.
  • Creating an equitable and inclusive process.
Multiple Measures Conversation

The placement process at OCCC starts with an initial advising appointment to discuss academic and career goals. The academic advisor uses the following information to place students:

  • Cumulative High School GPA as well as specific grades in writing and math courses.
  • Smarter Balanced Scores (high school proficiency).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • GED scores.
  • Transcripts from previous colleges or universities.
  • Past work or academic experience.
  • Placement documents created by writing faculty.
  • Placement documents created by math faculty.
  • Referrals to Math and Writing faculty If additional assessment is needed.

Multiple Measures Workflow Diagram

Oregon Coast Community College