About The OCCAC

The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC), which promotes and fosters community college athletics for men and women at the state level, has been around since 1993 in its current state. Prior to 1993, the OCCAC was known as the Ohio Junior College Athletic Conference (OJCAC) and the Turnpike Conference.

Currently, the OCCAC has full or limited sport members from 12 community colleges - 11 from the state of Ohio and one from Pennsylvania. The lone school from Pennsylvania is Mercyhurst North East Community College and their lone OCCAC sport is baseball.

The 11 schools from Ohio currently include (in alphabetical order) - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State Community College, Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Edison State Community College, Hocking Technical College, Lakeland Community College, Lorain County Community College, Owens Community College and Sinclair Community College. Mercyhurst University North East calls Pennsylvania home.

Current sports with full conference membership (at least four schools participating) include, women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball and baseball. Several schools also compete in non-conference sports such as men's soccer, women's soccer, track and field, men's golf, women's golf and cross country.

The schools with partial membership (two or fewer conference sports) are Cincinnati State and Eastern Gateway.

For more info on each school, visit our "MEMBERS" drop down on our OCCAC home page. 

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