OCCC also is noted for its film school. The school has a new visual and performing arts center and is breaking ground on a 1,000-seat theater this fall. The $16 million project should be completed by 2012.
Another of the school's claims to fame is its aquatics center. It has an Olympic-sized pool, which hosts area high school championships as well as the annual Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships that bring an estimated $2 million to Oklahoma City's economy.
Finally, the college's OKC-Go program offers free tuition to every graduate of an Oklahoma City or Western Heights school district high school, enabling these students to attain their associate degree tuition-free, Jordan said.