7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327-4187, (248) 942-3100
The Highland Lakes Campus is located on a rolling 160-acre wooded site in Waterford. The communities of Pontiac, Clarkston, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Commerce, Highland and Milford surround the campus. The buildings comprising the campus are an architectural blending of traditional and contemporary.
Along the main corridor of Levinson Hall, the skeleton of a mastodon, called Elmer, is on display. The mastodon was unearthed in the area in 1968 and reconstructed as part of a community class project in 1981.
Many Oakland County residents know Highland Lakes best as a campus that excels in developing medical health professionals and early childhood specialists. Accredited programs in Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting in addition to Nursing are ranked high in the state and in the nation. The staff in these programs are working practitioners who prepare top-quality graduates for employment and for transfer. The Sign Language Interpreter Program is one of the fastest growing programs at OCC.
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The Health and Physical Education Building has a full gym as well as facilities for racquetball, basketball and a fitness center. Highland Lakes is home to several College sports teams: Cross Country, Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball. There are tennis courts, volleyball courts and several playing fields on the campus grounds for student and community use.