Orange County Community College, or SUNY Orange, is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) offering two-year associates degrees. The College, with its main campus in Middletown, New York was founded in 1950, making it the first county-sponsored community college in the SUNY system. It was also the first community college in the nation to offer a two-year nursing degree program. The college also has a growing degree-granting branch campus in Newburgh and offers additional courses at Warwick, Port Jervis, and Central Valley. The college has an engineering program with a good reputation and is one of the top two-year nursing colleges in the country. They also have matriculation agreements with many four-year institutions, which allows for easy transfer for those SUNY Orange students graduating with an associate's degree. SUNY Orange is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College employs an open enrollment policy in which any student who applies for admittance to the College is accepted. SUNY Orange also provides a wide array of non-credit classes for community members seeking personal enrichment, career advancement, technical or professional certifications or additional training.
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