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OCCC, SWOSU partner to provide pharmacy education

OCCC, SWOSU partner to provide pharmacy education

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Oklahoma City Community College is partnering with Southwestern Oklahoma State University to create new academic pathways and workforce development opportunities in the field of pharmacy. 

Through this collaboration, SWOSU is reserving spaces in their Doctor of Pharmacy graduate program for OCCC pre-pharmacy graduates.

"Oklahoma City Community College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University are providing future pharmacy professionals with the education pathway to success," said OCCC President Dr. Mautra Staley Jones. "Graduates of our combined programs will make an immediate impact on the workforce and health care industry."

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, OCCC signed an articulation agreement with Southwestern Oklahoma State University at a ceremony held on the OCCC campus. 

“We are excited to partner with OCCC to provide a pathway for their students directly into the SWOSU College of Pharmacy," said SWOSU President Dr. Diana Lovell. "This landmark initiative not only addresses a critical workforce demand but also fosters the growth of highly skilled healthcare providers in our state. Together, we are shaping a healthier tomorrow for Oklahoma, one student and one prescription at a time.”

About Oklahoma City Community College

Since its inception in 1972, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has been the heartbeat of the OKC Metro, dedicated to empowering learners and strengthening communities. Serving more than 18,000 students, we are committed to producing leaders. “Student Success, Community Enrichment” is our mission as we offer more than 60 degree and certificate programs that provide a steppingstone to further education or immediate career readiness. We remain dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality education that equips students to achieve personal and professional goals. OCCC is more than an institution; we are a community catalyst, fostering growth and success in our city, our workforce, and the lives of our students. Discover your potential at OCCC, where your future is our purpose. Visit us at

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