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Where will OCCC send you?

Looking to explore the world of opportunities your OCCC education is preparing you for? Visit the Career and Transfer Readiness Center, open Monday – Thursday from 1 :00 pm – 4:00 pm. The CTRC is located in room 52 on Central Campus in Newport, Oregon. The CTRC is open to the public and staffed daily with college representatives that can help you explore career opportunities, training programs, academic paths, and transfer opportunities. We have a wide range of resources, including a great collection of books available for checkout through the Library right here on campus.

We can help you:

  • Match your skills and interests to careers
  • Research possible careers
  • Explore majors and programs of study
  • Find transfer universities that meet your goals
  • Locate local and national scholarships


There are ten career related worksheets in the CTRC.  These work together to guide you through a career exploration and change process. Come visit the career center or contact a OCCC’s Career Coach at (541) 867 – 8502 for more information. 


 Online Resources

Career Information System (CIS).

The web version of CIS requires a password. Please call Student Services to obtain login information at (541) 867 – 8501. CIS is your source for current employment, wages, outlook, hiring practices, preparation, and licensing. Every postsecondary program of study or training offered in Oregon is described within one of over 600 program categories. More than 150 topics of information, from admission requirements and costs to services for students with disabilities, are provided for each postsecondary school in Oregon. Similar information is included about national two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions. CIS is a complete scholarship and a financial aid database that lists national, state, and local awards is available along with a tool to sort the entries based upon an individual’s characteristics. CIS also includes information about self-employment, job search, industries, and the military as an employer.

State of Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS)

OLMIS (qualityinfo.org) is a resource that will help job seekers explore careers, skills, industries, and employment opportunities. This site also includes links to the latest research in industrial fields, wages, income, training, and educational opportunities. The Occupational Profiler provides an array of information about an occupation; such as wages, projected growth and job openings. Job Finder allows you to search your local area for jobs listed with the Oregon Employment Department and elsewhere on the Internet. The Career Explorer can help you filter occupations that meet your required characteristics.


The OCCC Library in Newport has a comprehensive section of career materials.


Employment with Oregon Coast Community College